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Gig: Cub Sport, Eves Karydas, Merk

Written by on 19 March 2018

17 Mar, Metro Theatre Over the weekend I attended the Sydney show of Cub Sport’s BATS world tour, and was treated to the best indie pop this continent has to offer. The first support of the night was the New Zealand-based solo producer Merk, an indie pop/rock artist with the instrumentation of bands like Unknown [...]

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Dylan Joel: On Breaking Free Of The Hip Hop Label

Written by on 15 March 2018

Melbourne singer, songwriter and rapper Dylan Joel has returned with his brand new single, Run To The River, which gave us the first taste of his new music in two years. “It feel like a big weight is off my shoulders. It’s been a long time coming and it’s super nice to have something out, [...]

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Ocean Alley – ‘Chiaroscuro’

Written by on 13 March 2018

Imagine you’re eating a pie. Not just any old pie. You’re sinking your teeth into a wavy slice of groovy-licious pie. The flavours on your tongue taste colourful whilst you’re chewing. You swallow and it’s gone. Your cravings for another piece grow strongly and you would do just about anything for another taste of that [...]

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360, Pez, Lil Spacely

Written by on 6 March 2018

2 Mar, Metro Theatre When Lil Spacely walked onto the stage at the Metro Theatre on Friday night, the crowd shared whispers of confusion. Bouncing onto the stage in parka jackets, bum bags and shoulder bags, and swinging around a sweat towel, they looked like it was a surprise to them that they were about [...]

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PNK FME: On ‘Tho,’ His DIY Ethic & Pink Flamingos

Written by on 6 March 2018

Lachlan Turnock, AKA Adelaidian electronic singer/songwriter PNK FME, has just dropped his striking single THO which has propelled the 22-year-old artist into all of our playlists. Influenced by Ramzoid, Trippie Redd and Jogi, PNK FME has mixed new-age rap with traditional electronic styles, forming a hybrid of sound. The track’s topline portrays the introspective nature, [...]

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Alice Ivy, Nasty Mars, Oh Boy

Written by on 27 February 2018

16 February, Husdon Ballroom The Hudson Ballroom audience is sparse as Oh Boy starts his electronic dance set. It’s a shame there are not many people to dig the vibes, because there are plenty of vibes to dig. With an electronic drummer on stage (the kit, not the player) and another percussion cohort, Oh Boy [...]

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Thundamentals: On How They Use Fear To Drive Them

Written by on 21 February 2018

2017 was one hell of a year for the Thundamentals - their most successful year to date, musically speaking. Hot off a well-deserved, #8 place in the Hottest 100, I was lucky enough to have a chat with Tuka (one third of the current incarnation of the Thundamentals, along with Jeswon and DJ Morgs) about their [...]

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Neil & Liam Finn, Alex the Astronaut

Written by on 11 February 2018

10 February, Twilight at Taronga It wasn’t just another night at the zoo for the giraffes and elephants. A cool breeze blew over early punters on a balmy summers evening at Taronga Zoo - as they lay out their picnic rugs and blankets and set up their tarps. Beverages were poured and cheese platters set [...]

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Alice Ivy – ‘I’m Dreaming’

Written by on 5 February 2018

A hot summer’s day with a refreshing cool breeze is exactly what listening to Alice Ivy’s debut album I’m Dreaming feels like. I’m Dreaming is a complete artistic adventure from start to finish - with constant sonic references to the reverberations of past and present. Alice Ivy, AKA Annika Schmarsel has spent a hefty portion [...]

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