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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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Odette: On Merging Poetry With Songwriting & Sylvia Plath

Written by on 7 November 2017

“Intense and wonderful” is how singer/songwriter Odette describes her debut into the music industry. Charming, well-spoken and with a voice that perfectly captures the tensions of richly sweet melodies and spoken word, the Sydney-sider has already captured the attention and hearts of many. Her first single Watch Me Read You was only released in August [...]

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Kaiit: On Finding Her Voice & Representing Minorities

Written by on 9 August 2017

After releasing her debut single only two months ago, Kaiit has captured the ears and hearts of the Australian music scene. The funky jazz-soul track is full of personality and passion and is an exciting first taste of the young Melbourne artist. After leaving high school in Year 10 and completing the final grade equivalent [...]

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POW! Negro – ‘Jasmine & Licorice’ EP

Written by on 27 July 2017

Holy smokes! Fremantle has been brewing up one hell of a psychedelic, hip hop explosion to shake our booties to! Funky six-piece group POW! Negro have followed up two smoothly sublime singles with their debut EP - a jazzy number dubbed Jasmine & Licorice. The six tracks are a fluid mixture of foot-stomping rhythms, fierce vocals and fresh [...]

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Mixtape: Hue Blanes

Written by on 24 April 2017

Hi, my name is Hue Blanes and I’m a piano player/singer/writer/composer. I play original music with a lot of different influences and with an individual style. I love to play the classics but I also love to be innovative with modern forms, modern themes and rhythms included in my songs. Choosing my top ten list was [...]

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Inês Vaz de Sousa: On People Power & The Underground

Written by on 2 April 2017

Inês Vaz de Sousa was born in Portugal, but having moved here at age five she now considers Australia home. Her heritage shines through - a kind yet fiery soul with a riveting presence and highly distinct vocals, describing herself with a laugh as “officially the craziest star sign of the zodiac… Very split down the [...]

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