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Brightness: On ‘Teething’, Trumpet & Returning Home

Written by on 26 June 2017

Australia just seems to keep producing the most raw, talented and wondrous artists in the world. Recently we have found ourselves a pure gem in the Australian music scene which is Alex Knight or more commonly known as Brightness. Knight had previously been living the high life in the UK for six years, where he [...]

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Holy Holy, The Money War, Machine Age

Written by on 26 June 2017

23 June, The Factory Theatre The Factory Theatre has housed some of Australia’s best bands, and now amongst this cohort sits Holy Holy.  An act well-loved by a really diverse crowd, the Sydney band was rightly deserved of a sold out show on Friday. Supports Machine Age and The Money War delivered convincing sets, warming up [...]

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Mere Women: On Finally ‘Getting’ The Bass & Their Album’s Exploration Of Women’s Experiences

Written by on 23 June 2017

From the ashes of Sydney’s sadly displaced Black Wire Records comes an album that continues the legacy of the raw, wild adventure that the venue experienced. Mere Women not only called that place their second home, but they jammed and wrote the majority of their new album, Big Skies, there before its devastating closure earlier [...]

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Brightness – ‘Teething’

Written by on 23 June 2017

With his deep, beautiful voice and wistful tone, Newcastle songwriter Brightness had been busy writing and recording his debut album Teething in England before returning home to Australia. Alex Knight was given the title of Independent Artist Of The Week by FBi radio, and as I start to settle down and sink my teeth into the record, I can [...]

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Lorde – ‘Melodrama’

Written by on 19 June 2017

For almost four years, the world waited with utmost curiosity as to what was next for New Zealand artist Lorde. After releasing her game-changing debut album, Pure Heroine, in 2013 to both critical acclaim and sky-rocketting sales, there was always going to be turbulent anticipation of what would come next. But now, after her time away [...]

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Skegss, Good Boy, Pist Idiots

Written by on 18 June 2017

16 June, Oxford Art Factory When you’re going to a Skegss show you can expect three things: sweat, long blonde haired boys and some pretty impressive stage dives. Well, Friday’s show gave me that and so much more. With a brawl outside, a female seccy side-stage taking the action in and supporting the hype with [...]

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D.D Dumbo

Written by on 17 June 2017

15 June, Metro Theatre Castlemaine-born Oliver Perry, or D.D Dumbo as he is more affectionately known, is currently in a world of his own. After releasing Utopia Defeated in early October last year, Perry has deservedly been enjoying the spoils of a successful debut LP – huge tours and international acclaim. Perhaps the best thing [...]

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Q&A

Q&A: Thunder Fox

Written by on 7 June 2017

Band: Thunder Fox Answered by: Sam Dawes Position/role: Lead vocals/guitar slinger Give us your wicked-cool backstory: Thunder Fox was born in the throes of a sacred romance between myself and Sam Frank, our lead guitarist. We became friends at school and started writing some material which came out better than anything we'd written before. We stumbled [...]

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Husky: On Their Latest Album, Worst Gig & Euro Trippin’

Written by on 6 June 2017

I’m not going to lie… When I commenced my research to write this article, I quickly found myself sidetracked, watching countless videos of Siberian and Alaskan huskies, forgetting that the actual reason I had sat down at my computer was to read up on Melbourne’s warm, enchanting folk duo, Husky. Similar to actual huskies of [...]

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San Cisco, Thelma Plum, Boat Show

Written by on 5 June 2017

2 June, Enmore Theatre San Cisco can only really be described as 'cereal box pop'; they’ll no doubt be a band whose songs will be radio favourites for the throwback hour, but as for being a cementing and poignant act of our time… maybe not. Despite this, there is no denying that their sweet and [...]

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