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REVIEW: Darby, Alexander Biggs, Tia Gostelow

Written by on 23 October 2018

Sydney’s The Lansdowne is an oasis of top-quality music in Sydney’s overpriced inner-city trendy-bar scene. Last Thursday it welcomed the EP launch for Tia Gostelow’s debut album Thick Skin. With rock-n-roll in its essence, the shabby-chic venue was fitting for the Far North Queenslander to bring her indie folk-rock sounds to Sydney. Rough around the […]

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Papaya Tree: On live music in Sydney and fruity behaviour

Written by on 17 October 2018

“I’m kind of a Sydney scene apologist…”  Papaya Tree are a fresh offering in Sydney’s music scene. Despite the fruity connotations, the name Papaya Tree is actually a play on the legal term ‘Proprietary Limited’. “I don’t think I’ve ever had Papaya in my life,” says lead singer, Lee McDermott. The sextet squeezes together their own […]

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Kota Banks: On the new generation of pop power

Written by on 5 October 2018

Put simply, Kota Banks is a delight. Bringing her intelligence and wisdom into her work – don’t be fooled by her upbeat pop sound: Kota is redefining a genre and an industry.  The Sydney-based pop artist, Jessica Profiri, who burst onto the music scene under the moniker Kota Banks, is a leader in the rising generation of pop sensibility in Australia’s music scene.  Following […]

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Sloan Peterson: On the gap in mental health and music

Written by on 2 October 2018

“I think a lot of people don’t manage it, that’s the thing.”   If you’re here reading this article it’s very likely that, like us at LunchBox, you’re a lover of music.   We ask our artists lots of things when we interview them: What’s the next release? What was the highlight? What’s this track about? When’s […]

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MUTO: On EDM With Emotion, Splendour & ‘Arcane’

Written by on 14 August 2018

Chances are if you live in Australia and ever turn on your radio, you’ve heard the tantalising beats of electronic artist MUTO. Yet another talent emerging from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, MUTO has been hot on the heels of his beaches peers (think the likes of Flume, Ocean Alley and Lime Cordiale). Last year saw the […]

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REVIEW: Cosmo’s Midnight, Genesis Owusu, Mookhi

Written by on 12 July 2018

6 July, Metro Theatre Friday night at The Metro saw Cosmo's Midnight play their first-ever Sydney show as a part of their What Comes Next album tour. As the first stop on the duo’s national tour, they certainly did not keep it Lowkey. Badum-ch. Walking into the shabby-chic rock‘n’roll venue we were greeted by the brooding [...]

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