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Single: Panama ‘Stay Forever’

Fact: Panama are excellent. Their unique blend of emotional soundscapes, summery beats and uplifting melodies hit all the right spots, and provide all the right feels. It’s the king of song that’s dramatic and compelling without relying on huge changes, breakdowns or anything else. From the opening piano notes, the rich, M83-ish soundscapes and the […]

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Album Review: Richard In Your Mind, ‘Ponderosa’

Richard In Your Mind, five dudes from Sydney headed up by Richard Cartwright, specialise in blowing brains out all over the wall. To any listener their style of experimental, psychedelic, indie pop is breathtakingly  spasm inducing. For a music reviewer it’s a total bitch. The reason I say this is because I have to somehow […]

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Album Review: The Griswolds ‘Be Impressive’

After touring relentlessly overseas and recording in New York, at long last The Griswolds have their lively pop debut album for us, ‘Be Impressive’. It is full of the unstoppable brightness you would hope for from the Sydney four-piece, as well as plenty of happy surprises. There is more electro influence, less guitar rock.  More […]

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Album Review: J Mascis, ‘Tied to a Star’

Former Dinosaur Jr front man, J Mascis (seen above looking like the hipster equivalent of Gandalf), is often heralded as one of the best guitar players in the world. Rolling Stone and Spin have him at number 86 and number 5 respectively, on their “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” lists. Dinosaur Jr, of course, […]

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Giveaway: Double pass to the JBL Stage at BIGSOUND!

BIGSOUND is just around the corner, and we are EXCITED ABOUT THIS. Each year, the Brisbane event draws top national and international music industry talent for the three day music conference and myriad live gigs and other events. This year, long established masters of sound equipment JBL have announced a partnership with the event. The […]

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The War on Drugs add more dates to their Meredith sideshows!

It’s just under a year since their last visit to our shores, but Philadelphian-based rock giants The War on Drugs have been keeping busy. Following months of performing to massive sell-out crowds and festivals including Primavera Sound, Glastonbury and our very own Falls Festival, we are SO excited that they’re returning to our shores this […]

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New single and tour dates: Airling, ‘Wasted Pilots’

Hannah Shepherd, better known as Airling, hasn’t been around for long – but she already boasts an enviable resume. Having scored opening slots for the likes of Asgeir, James Vincent McMorrow and The Paper Kites, the Brisbane artist is also the first to be signed to Tom Iansek’s (Big Scary) own label Pieater. Iansek has […]

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Holy Holy announce ‘History’ single tour

Oscar Dawson and Timothy Carroll, the owner of one of Brisbane’s finest beards, are the core duo behind Holy Holy, a band that is rapidly rising to prominence. Their first single, Impossible Like You, is a truly beautiful sonic journey and rightly received considerable attention last year. Another single, House of Cards, as well as their […]

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Kindness announces new album

After 2012′s polarising game changer, World, You Need A Change of Mind, Kindness (aka Adam Bainbridge) is back with his highly anticipated second LP, Otherness. Featuring Kelela, Dev Hynes, Ade, Ma:nifest and more; this diverse body of work is as much a collaborative effort as it is solo, and is definitely one of this year’s hottest releases. […]

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Tour announcement: Flight Facilities

Over the last four years, Sydney duo Flight Facilities have become masters of chart-topping success in the dance community. Now, the long wait for more is over! The guys announced yesterday that this October, our patience will be rewarded with their debut album finally dropping this October, as well as a national tour to celebrate! […]

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