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Motez: On Triumphing Over Adversity & Looking To ‘The Future’

Written by on 11 August 2017

Crackling static fused with soft '90s lounge music resonated through the receiver as I lingered for a greeting from one of Australia’s most pre-eminent producers – Motez Obaidi. Then, finally a soft, yet distinctly ocker “Hullooo” rang through from the other end. I was momentarily surprised by his accent - I had forgotten that Obaidi [...]

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Introducing: Timi Temple

Written by on 24 May 2017

Answered by: Timothy Lockwood aka Timi Temple Genre: Indie/dance (psychedelic influences) Where do you hail from: Sydney’s North Shore Give us your wicked-cool backstory: Well, my first gig was at six years old on violin at the Sydney Opera House - talk about setting the bar high. My dad plays in an Australiana bush band [...]

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Oliver Tank, BATTS

Written by on 8 May 2017

6 May, Oxford Art Factory Oliver Tank has been a little MIA on the music scene since 2013’s Slow Motion Music EP. Back with a chimerical debut album and a string of dreamy shows, the Sydney instalment of the tour did not disappoint, as Tank showcased his new show to an intimate crowd. Upon arrival, the [...]

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The Griswolds: On Bouncing Back From Rock Bottom

Written by on 18 April 2017

Since their 2014 debut LP Be Impressive it’s been nothing short of a wild ride for Sydney-bred rockers The Griswolds. ‘Let’s not be another indie pop band that writes shimmery, shiny, sunny island music’ they decided; a decision that, to most, would signal a the beginning of their new direction. But it was a festival [...]

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