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Interview: Pepa Knight

Multi-instrumentalist and 1/5 of Australia’s favourite world music-folk-pop sons, Jinja Safari, Pepa Knight is one talented dude. The tipi dwelling, sitar enthusiast, could-have-been hermit has just released the second single of his solo project, and is onto something pretty special. Clams is the follow up single to Rahh!, and both boast intricate percussion, worldly instruments, […]

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Live Review: Little Bastard, July 10 @ Black Bear Lodge

Sydney’s Little Bastard are like Mumford & Sons, but a lot cooler and a lot drunker. The Brisbane leg of their album launch tour was as raucous and energetic as you’d expect from a band that is notorious for their extremely fast paced version of bluegrass rock’n’roll. If there was anyone in the audience on […]

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Live review: Kina Grannis w/ Patrick James, July 19 @ The Tivoli

Words by Hope Scott Californian singer/songwriter Kina Grannis warmed the hearts of the hundreds of chilly fans on Sunday night at her show at The Tivoli, Brisbane. Grannis, along with her band, treated the crowd to a wonderful fifteen-song set as part of her Elements tour, supporting her newest album of the same name. First […]

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The tracks you need to hear at Splendour in the Grass 2014

Splendour in the Grass is THIS WEEK. We’re excited. We bet you are too. There’s so many awesome acts playing each day that you can’t possibly get to them all. Sometimes, you need to make choices and compromises – see half of one band, half of another, or waiting for that one song before leaving […]

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EP Review: Fractures ‘Fractures’

Words by Kathleen Warren As Fractures, Melbourne artist Mark Zito has released an eight track self-titled EP that builds and breathes with effortless elegance. A slow burn that improves with each listening, Fractures is an atmospheric and melancholic work of electronic pop. With layers of warm tones and soupy vocals, Fractures bares vulnerabilities and draws […]

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RÜFÜS and ENESS enhance your live experience

RÜFÜS have teamed up with award winning art studio ENESS to transform their incredible electronic music into the visual medium. This project with add another dimension, aiming to create a fundamentally life changing live experience. Auditory sensations will be heigtened by the visual wonderland created by ENESS. The result is a portable LED light show, […]

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Q&A: Japanese Wallpaper

You might have heard about Melbourne’s Japanese Wallpaper. If not, let me enlighten you! Seventeen year old Gab Strum is steadily making a name for himself, with his gentle, crisp form of bedroom electro, and pretty impressive collaborations. His spine-tinglingly beautiful collaboration with Jinja Safari’s Pepa Knight continues to give me goosebumps, not to mention […]

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Bombay Bicycle Club announce Australian tour

Australian fans of North London four-piece Bombay Bicycle Club will be pleased to hear that the band has announced a limited run of shows this September. Led by the distinctive vocals of Jack Steadman, Bombay Bicycle Club released their fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, in February. Infused with electro and more experimental than the […]

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Album Review: Jungle – ‘Jungle’

Like many others, I first became acquainted with London duo Jungle earlier this year, after the release of their brass-infused single Busy Earnin’. As a sucker for a horn section, Jungle had my attention immediately. Several months later, they have not only my attention, but my adoration and some of my money. Jungle’s eponymous debut […]

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Megan Washington is awesome. And she’s playing five intimate shows in August.

Words by Hope Scott In between touring, Megan Washington was asked to talk at TEDxSydney in earlier this month. Washington addressed a subject she’d not publicly spoke about until that point: her stutter. Megan made sure to point out that singing is the only time when she is not affected by her stutter, and sing […]

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