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IVEY: On defying genres, champagne drunk and playing with family

Written by on 12 November 2018

I’ve been fortunate enough to know and love the members of IVEY since their early days. Lead vocalist Millie Perks was only 13 when they first started performing – some of their first few shows were performed at my high school!” After releasing a banger of an EP – Gorgeous – the Gold Coast-based band is in the midst of a nation-wide tour. I had […]

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REVIEW: Darby, Alexander Biggs, Tia Gostelow

Written by on 23 October 2018

Sydney’s The Lansdowne is an oasis of top-quality music in Sydney’s overpriced inner-city trendy-bar scene. Last Thursday it welcomed the EP launch for Tia Gostelow’s debut album Thick Skin. With rock-n-roll in its essence, the shabby-chic venue was fitting for the Far North Queenslander to bring her indie folk-rock sounds to Sydney. Rough around the […]

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Papaya Tree: On live music in Sydney and fruity behaviour

Written by on 17 October 2018

“I’m kind of a Sydney scene apologist…”  Papaya Tree are a fresh offering in Sydney’s music scene. Despite the fruity connotations, the name Papaya Tree is actually a play on the legal term ‘Proprietary Limited’. “I don’t think I’ve ever had Papaya in my life,” says lead singer, Lee McDermott. The sextet squeezes together their own […]

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Lime Cordiale: On ‘The Squeeze’ Vs. The Fuck-Ups Of Their Unofficial Mini-Festival…

Written by on 25 May 2018

Befriending inconspicuous white dudes with dreads, throwing raging house parties leaving pundits bruised and battered, lazy days at the beach and chucking on a mini-festival because bigger is better. Welcome to the perplexingly simple - or simply perplexing - world of Lime Cordiale. (That's 'cordiaaale', not 'cordial'. Jeez.) With their signature pop-driven intrigue that makes [...]

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TRU’: On All Girl Electronic, Accommodationless Mates & Confidence

Written by on 24 May 2018

Sara Tamim is a steadily blooming poppy within the Australian music scene. Working under the title TRU’, her bright, endearing and full-of-life persona is spreading positivity and beautiful tunes at a constantly growing pace. Dipping her finger in several streams throughout the industry, this radiant, emerging artist is bringing her flare for writing and recording to [...]

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The Ruminaters, Crocodylus & MORE!

Written by on 4 April 2018

March 24, Lansdowne Hotel The Ruminaters Sydney leg of the Left Our Jobs Forever Bus Tour at The Lansdowne on Saturday night presented more like a mini-festival on the poster. Featuring sets from Rosa Maria, Blandy Bandy, The Uplifting Bellends, Cosmic Flanders and the unforgettable Crocodylus, it was almost impossible for this show to be [...]

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RACKETT On: Camaraderie, Material Identity & Shaving Heads

Written by on 20 March 2018

RACKETT have become notorious for having a raucous, raw, riot of a live show. Their career trajectory over the last year and a half can be measured akin to their performances; crazy, loud, fast-paced, and yet still focused. Having already begun their Rockin' The Puburbs tour - which they achieved through winning the competition of the [...]

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