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Dune Rats: On Stealin’, Dealin’ & Spewin’

Written by on 15 June 2017

“DRINK THE VOMIT!” But before we get to that on-stage story from Prague in the Czech Republic, let’s recall who we’re dealing with here. Dune Rats have been killing it as the loosest units of Australian rock, recently taking on the world in a musical brawl of mad antics. “40 million shows across America, Canada and [...]

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VIVID: REMI x Sampa The Great, Sensible J

Written by on 11 June 2017

8 June, Oxford Art Factory “All my Queens to the front!” called Sampa Tembo. Well, that was super fun! The additional Sydney show for REMI x Sampa The Great’s Fire Sign tour was bumping. They flow so well together! The sold-out Friday show might have had bigger fans, bigger dancing and a bigger crowd, but everyone [...]

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Kilter – ‘Through The Distortion’

Written by on 5 June 2017

Kilter knows how to straddle the space between underground electronic and mainstream pop. Through The Distortion is an experimental testament to this. It’s highly accessible – some tracks work on radio, others deep in the club in the wee morning hours. The album is introduced by Ritmo with a beautiful synth arpeggio build with echoes of [...]

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The Vanns: On Injury-Prone Gigs & Fearing Cheese-less Riders

Written by on 2 April 2017

I accidentally interrupted a writing session between Jimmy Vann and Cam Little of The VANNS, half of the cheeky indie-rock outfit from NSW’s South Coast, to discuss their musical journey thus far and their imminent return to thrashing about on stages around Australia. “In country venues,” says Vann, “people just want good music. It’s like [...]

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Guy Sebastian: On Nice Guys & Red Carpet Dickheads

Written by on 2 April 2017

One of the nicest guys in Australian pop/soul collaborated with one of the nicest guys in Australian dance music. The results have been delicious. “I guess fate brought us together for Like A Version,” says Guy Sebastian. “I did the vocals for Paces’ track Desert, with a formant filter on the voice to make it [...]

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