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Author: Tommy Boutros

REVIEW: Shady Nasty

Written by on 23 July 2019

@The Chippo – 11/7/19 I often find it hard to agree with the well heard and often proven sentiment that Sydney’s live music scene is at a low point when there are bands like Shady Nasty causing a stir amongst revellers. It’s almost impossible to lump the band into one genre, but if I was […]

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REVIEW: Winston Surfshirt – “Baked Goods” Tour

Written by on 19 June 2019

Enmore Theatre; 31 May 2019 Hmm, where do I start with Winston Sursfshirt’s ‘Baked Goods’ tour?Selling out the Enmore Theatre in Newtown is no easy feat, yet Winston and his band succeeded in doing so. It wouldn’t have been the ‘Baked Goods’ tour if there weren’t a few concertgoers who were baked themselves. I’m not […]

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REVIEW: Mallrat, ft. NYNE, Kota Banks & Basenji

Written by on 31 May 2019

Metro Theatre; 12 April 2019 The night started at Spice Alley, only later did I realise that the after-work feed that served as the prelude to the gig would foreshadow the gig itself.  Before dinner, I told myself that I wouldn’t miss any of the opening acts as I have a tendency to rock up […]

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RBCF: On Fear & Diving Deep Into ‘Hope Down’

Written by on 25 June 2018

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (RBCF - a mouthful, I know) are no strangers to the tireless grind that comes with being musicians. "We all started out just kicking about, playing barely any shows just writing songs in our bedrooms and not really doing anything with them," explained Joe White Having played in numerous projects before settling with [...]

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RACKETT On: Camaraderie, Material Identity & Shaving Heads

Written by on 20 March 2018

RACKETT have become notorious for having a raucous, raw, riot of a live show. Their career trajectory over the last year and a half can be measured akin to their performances; crazy, loud, fast-paced, and yet still focused. Having already begun their Rockin' The Puburbs tour - which they achieved through winning the competition of the [...]

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Thundamentals: On How They Use Fear To Drive Them

Written by on 21 February 2018

2017 was one hell of a year for the Thundamentals - their most successful year to date, musically speaking. Hot off a well-deserved, #8 place in the Hottest 100, I was lucky enough to have a chat with Tuka (one third of the current incarnation of the Thundamentals, along with Jeswon and DJ Morgs) about their [...]

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Alice Ivy – ‘I’m Dreaming’

Written by on 5 February 2018

A hot summer’s day with a refreshing cool breeze is exactly what listening to Alice Ivy’s debut album I’m Dreaming feels like. I’m Dreaming is a complete artistic adventure from start to finish - with constant sonic references to the reverberations of past and present. Alice Ivy, AKA Annika Schmarsel has spent a hefty portion [...]

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Hockey Dad: On Haunted Houses, Blending In & Weet-Bix

Written by on 30 January 2018

Before you attend a Hockey Dad gig you already know it’s going to be sticky, sweaty and a seriously good time. Backed by his trademark, rhythm-specific head banging and his long-flowing, sun-kissed blonde locks - drummer Billy Fleming, always makes sure it’s a wild night. As the backbone - or should I say backbeat of [...]

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Tiny Little Houses: On Self-Awareness & Millenials

Written by on 10 January 2018

Caleb Karvountzis needed to get away. He needed some down time, some time for self-reflection, and some time to read. “I went on holidays a few years ago for six months and I read all day every day. I was mainly reading philosophy and it changed my perspective on things in life... changed my viewpoints.” [...]

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