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Mere Women – ‘Big Skies’

Written by on 13 June 2017

If there’s a better named album released in 2017, I’m yet to see it. Big Skies, Mere Women’s third full-length album evokes its title, but is as spacious as it is claustrophobic. The exploration of women’s experiences over generations stimulates the senses from the echoing, layered guitar riff on opener Eternally to the meandering journey [...]

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Kirin J Callinan – ‘Bravado’

Written by on 8 June 2017

Kirin J Callinan is one of those paradoxical artists who push our ability to differentiate between brilliant and bad. In other words, he’s a tonic for complacency. The fact that his tongue-in-cheek volatility is intentional just makes the ambitiousness of Bravado all the more intriguing. Sit down, take a deep breath and try to forget everything [...]

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Q&A

Q&A: Tia Gostelow

Written by on 8 June 2017

Answered By: Tia Gostelow Where do you hail from? I was born in Mareeba in the Atherton Tablelands, near Cairns, but I basically grew up on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. Give us your wicked-cool backstory: Well my family and I moved to Groote Eylandt when I was about four and I started playing [...]

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PLGRMS: On iPhone Editing & Keeping The Mystery Alive

Written by on 7 June 2017

Indie-electro duo (trio with veiled electric producer Ross James) PLGRMS formed a few years ago in Sydney, with Jacob Pearson as the artist/singer/songwriter and Jonathan “Jono” Bowden collaborating the songwriting and multi-instrumentals. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard of their smash singles Pieces (2015), 2016's Fools & Their Gold and Gemini, and latest April release Dream You Up. Pearson, who used [...]

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No Frills Twins: On Girl Power & Dressing For Themselves

Written by on 7 June 2017

Lismore is a sleepy town, but that doesn’t mean that it raises sleepy musicians. No Frills Twins are the latest export from this corner of the far NSW North Coast, coming in the wake of greats such as Grinspoon (Lismore) Iggy Azalea (Mullumbimby) and In Hearts Wake (Byron Bay). They’ve built a huge presence on [...]

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Husky: On Their Latest Album, Worst Gig & Euro Trippin’

Written by on 6 June 2017

I’m not going to lie… When I commenced my research to write this article, I quickly found myself sidetracked, watching countless videos of Siberian and Alaskan huskies, forgetting that the actual reason I had sat down at my computer was to read up on Melbourne’s warm, enchanting folk duo, Husky. Similar to actual huskies of [...]

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Mixtape: Morning Harvey

Written by on 2 June 2017

Spencer here from Morning Harvey. A Brisbane band consisting of myself, Jackson White, and Steve Kempnich. I watch cooking shows as much as I sleep, I eat ramen as if it's going out of fashion, and the best TV series ever made are as follows; The Office UK, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Seinfeld, Peep Show, Always [...]

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Kyle Lionheart – ‘Eleven & Two’

Written by on 25 May 2017

From humble beginnings busking on the streets of his home town of Byron Bay, to several sold out national shows and an upcoming support slot with Xavier Rudd, folk musician Kyle Lionhart is building quite a following for his laid-back, soulful sound. His second EP, Eleven & Two, presents a collection of seven simple yet emotional songs [...]

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Kim Churchill: On The Album That Wasn’t & His Three-Man Horse Costume Band

Written by on 22 May 2017

I first encountered Kim Churchill in 2013 at Bluesfest in Byron Bay. Just one man and one guitar, I was serenaded by his rich talents and ability to evoke both empathy and positive energy within an audience. Fast-forward to 2017 and Australia’s endearing ocean chaser and melody maker has solidified himself as one of the country's best nomadic virtuosos. [...]

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