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Live Review: Sticky Fingers, Sep 12 @ The Hi-Fi

Words by Bob Thornton Reggae is usually associated with chilling out, hangin’ low, ‘sharing the love’ – right? I didn’t think it was generally associated with moshing and crowdsurfing. But Sticky Fingers turned up at the Hi-Fi in Brisbane last week to blow this common way of thinking out of the water. Those who showed […]

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Album review: Seekae ‘The Worry’

After two years in the studio, Sydney electronic trio Seekae have emerged with a new kind of album. It is an album of contrasts – twisted instrumental layers mixing unexpected combinations of sound, contrasts between tracks that bound and tracks that blur, and most notably, a huge contrast between “The Worry” and the albums that […]

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Live Review: Kanye West, September 13 @ QANTAS Credit Union Arena

Words by Cameron Webley. Kanye opened the show with a bang, quite literally. As fans stood in complete darkness a single beam of light shone down from the heavens as an explosion of smoke saw Kanye appear at the top of the stage. The dirty guitar riff and barking of dogs filled the venue and […]

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Interview: Orphans Orphans

Orphans Orphans, with members from Morning Harvey, The Belligerents, Moses Gunn Collective and The Jungle Giants, have quickly become one of this year’s most hyped, up-and-coming bands out of Brisbane. If you caught their set at BIGSOUND, you’d know why. Coming together to give a home to tunes they were working on that didn’t exactly fit […]

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Photos: Boy & Bear, September 13 @ The Tivoli

Boy & Bear gave it their all last weekend at Brisbane’s gorgeous Tivoli Theatre. Read our full review here. Scenewave is super excited to announce that we now have our own photographer, and this is our first photo set! All photo credits: Savannah Van der Niet.

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Catch a glimpse of Darkside’s final ever show…

Well, it happened. Darkside are over. Last month, the duo of Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar announced that they were “coming to an end, for now.” Ever-so-slightly numbing the pain, they released two final tracks: ‘What They Say’ and the cruelly titled ‘Gone Too Soon’. Last night, at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, we farewelled Darkside. And like the desperate fools we […]

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Album Review: Slow Magic ‘How To Run Away’

  Slow Magic is billed as music by your imaginary friend. The cult of personality surrounding Slow Magic, fed by an elusive presence, has become typical of many masked chill-wave producers. Having toured with contemporaries XXYYXX and Gold Panda after the release of a break-out debut album ∆ Slow Magic generated a significant degree of […]

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Live review: Howling Bells, September 12 @ Oxford Art Factory

Words by Samantha Groth Instrument mastery and impeccable vocals, Howling Bells are all grown up. Walking in just before Glass Maps, the small crowd was buzzing- this Howling Bells show had been three years and the making and Glass Maps had no problem meeting the energy of the crowd. They were excitable, fun and gave […]

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Album review: Odesza ‘In Return’

Seattle duo Odesza have been blowing my mind for the last few months, since I discovered them (which unfortunately happened about two days after they played in Sydney). Their LP In Return came out last week, and what an album it is. A mesmerising release full of intricate polyrhythms, sublime soundscapes and guest female vocals on […]

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Live Review: Boy & Bear, September 13 @ The Tivoli

For several years now, Sydney five-piece Boy & Bear have been at the forefront of Australian music. Internationally, too, they are lauded, and have been touring relentlessly over the past year on the back of their sophomore album, Harlequin Dream. Last night, according to frontman Dave Hosking, was the band’s 102nd performance of the year. […]

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