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Live Review: The Cat Empire

As I watched hundreds of rowdy teenagers, intoxicated 30-somethings, and even a legion of those long past their mid-life crises flailing around in euphoria, I couldn’t help but muse over the parallels of The Cat Empire’s name and the Internet. It occurred to me that they are not so different after all – millions around […]

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Mihai Popoviciu

Mihai Popoviciu – MoodyBeats Podcast

Get to know this man Mihai Popoviciu. Stemming from the land of Vlad the Impaler, Romania, he’s up there with one of the most innovative producers of electronic music in the world today. His sets always leaving you grasping for more with their uniqueness, grooviness and clean deep bass lines. This MoodyBeats Podcast showcases his talents and i’d […]

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New Single: KLP ‘Medicine’

To coincide with her 8-show tour, KLP has released her new electronica infused single Medicine. Flitting and skirting around the main hook ‘won’t you take a bit of my love’; KLP’s disarming vocals prove a perfect accompaniment to the flickering electronica. The track itself seems raw – although the playful synth adds some weight, the […]

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Golden Plains Nine line up announced!

The illustrious Golden Plains is back for their ninth, yes – ninth, turn at taking over the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre in 2015. This in itself is a huge feat for a festival that has never compromised their beliefs and values (BYO, no commercial sponsors, no dickheads, one stage etc), but their first lineup announcement is […]

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New single: Magic Bones ‘Anytime Anywhere’

This is loud, fun, punky and catchy as hell. Welcome to Melbourne’s Magic Bones and their rad new single “Anytime Anywhere”. They’ve been apparently compared to Buzzcocks, The Clash, Blondie, B-52s and more, and it’s so easy to see why. There’s a driving beat, wicked riffs and some seriously swift, strong vocals and rhythms. It’s […]

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Remix: Wookie ‘The Hype 2.0′ ft Eliza Doolittle – cln remix

Some artists have a certain knack for creating phenomenal remixes, and it’s pretty clear that Aussie producer cln is absolute one of them. I recently posted their wonderful remix of Odesza’s “Say My Name,” and today, I’ve got a remix of Wookie’s “The Hype 2.0″ featuring Eliza Doolittle. Wookie is the undisputed king of UK garage, […]

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Album Review: Cold War Kids – ‘Hold My Home’

I never thought I would lament the loss of the old Cold War Kids, largely because the old Cold War Kids weren’t that great. Their first two albums, Robbers and Cowards and Loyalty to Loyalty, walked the fine line of almost worthwhile. Beautiful, considered, reverb-ridden riffs and well paced percussion were unfortunately obscured by Nathan […]

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Bear's Den - 'Islands'

Album Review: Bear’s Den – ‘Islands’

Putting pen to paper on the debut record by Bear’s Den comes naturally, as my introduction to them was during an amazing little festival in London. A band that replicates their sound perfectly live (and some more) they have delivered Islands, which is a fulfilling, multidimensional record resonating all things folk pop. The opening number has the distinct […]

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Q&A: Dick Diver

The coolest new festival to hit the east coast kicks off this Saturday, and it is filled to the brim with unreal Australian acts. Headlined by Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays, the festival starts in Brisbane before heading to Melbourne and Sydney. One of the most anticipated sets comes from Melbourne’s Dick Diver, a four piece that […]

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Interview: Hamjam

Hamish is the Ham half of the grungy Perth duo, Hamjam. The fellows have just released a debut EP, and a killer video to boot. We got on the phone and talked all about it, Fiddy and dudes hugging. Sam: How’s your day been? Hamish: Pretty non-eventful. Just had my second coffee to try and […]

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