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Interview: KELE

I’m sure many of you reading this would have grown up with Bloc Party. They were the soundtrack to many an adolescent’s most important (or so we thought) years, and Kele Okereke was at the helm of this movement. Then, as we got older, something happened: the king of the indie rock world went AWOL… […]

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Interview: Airling

After the success of her debut EP, Love Gracefully, Brisbane’s Airling has been going from strength to strength. A string of support slots (including the coveted slot with Iceland’s Asgeir), a Splendour set and a BIGSOUND showcase, she is now ready to take on the nation with her own headline tour! We got to chat […]

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Live Review: The Belligerents, September 26 @ Black Bear Lodge

There is something about a Brisbane band playing a local show – it’s just one big fucking party. I need to be honest here and say I too engaged in the partying, so this gig is a little hazy. However, through all the beer and then all the espresso martinis (seriously, guys, we did not […]

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Album Review: The Preatures ‘Blue Planet Eyes’

Words by James Tait What a whirlwind year 2014 has been for The Preatures. With just two EP’s to their name, the Sydney band found themselves perched in the Top 10 of the Hottest 100, played one of the most fun-filled sets to several thousand people from the main stage at Splendour In The Grass […]

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EP Review: Olympic Ayres ‘Leisureplex’

Sydney duo Olympic Ayres are about to head about the country on a tour promoting their recent EP release, Leisureplex – packed with ultimate good vibes and disco jams, the electronic outfit have delivered six impossibly funky tracks that will get stuck in your head for days on end (this is from experience). The EP […]

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EP Review: Orphans Orphans ‘What’s A Boy S’posed To Do?’

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of this “supergroup” of Brisbane musos here, but they keep on givin’ and we keep on lovin’! Orphans Orphans have just released their debut EP, What’s A Boy S’posed To Do?, and if you’ve been paying attention, it’s as fast paced, unique and just plain cool as you’d […]

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The Kooks announce 2015 Aus/NZ tour

UK indie rock favourites The Kooks have announced plans to tour Australia and New Zealand in January. The band released their fourth album, Listen, three weeks ago, after three singles of varying quality hit triple j earlier in the year. Building on the sound they constructed on 2011’s Junk of the Heart, The Kooks approached young hip […]

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New video: SBTRKT ‘NEW DORP. NEW YORK.’ ft Ezra Koenig

Today, seemingly unstoppable UK mastermind SBTRKT has released a stunning video to accompany the first single off his second, and highly anticipated, album, Wonder Where We Land. The animated clip sees the creature on the album art come to life to hit track NEW DORP. NEW YORK. which features the vocals of Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig […]

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Interview: Lowell

Lowell – also known as Elizabeth Lowell Boland – has been making a name for herself as an outspoken and unapologetic pop star. The Canadian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist makes incredibly catchy tunes, isn’t shy of controversial topics, and has already released two EPs (I Killed Sara V and If You Can Solve This Jumble) to critical acclaim. Her […]

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Live Review: Angus & Julia Stone + Vancouver Sleep Clinic @ The Tivoli

Aside from standing in the midst of the rudest crowd in Australia, the people of Brisbane were treated to two sold out shows by one of Australia’s most notably successful acts – Angus and Julia Stone. They’ve become a household name, and with a sold out national tour (including multiple dates in some cities, and […]

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