In 2016 Groote Eylandt via Brisbane singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara released her debut EP Black Smoke. Stories from her heart and childhood sung in both English and her traditional language Anindilyakwa, the EP stunned listeners across the country and saw Emily tour nationally and internationally. Black Smoke amassed over 1 million Spotify streams, 25K Shazams, 54K YouTube views, rotation on JJJ and ABC Local x 2, 10 weeks in the AMRAP charts, a Queensland Music Award, a publishing contract with Mushroom and live showcase slots everywhere from BIGSOUND as a Triple J Unearthed feature artist to Folk Alliance International in the USA. Continue reading Emily Wurramara – Debut Album ‘Milyakburra’→
Some may have started as far back as the 60’s but the fab 5 that hit the stage at Bendigo on Saturday night could show todays youth a thing or two. On parade were ARIA Hall of Famers, international hit makers, a former TV Week Queen of Pop and countless number one hits. APIA truly brings songs of a lifetime to the modern era. Each artist Brian Cadd, Marcia Hines, Russell Morris, Leo Sayer and John Paul Young a star in their own right. Another interesting point all artists came up on Australian stages learning their craft in front of an increasing live audience. Countdown was paramount to all artists career, throughout the concert Molly Meldrum was referred to fondly. Continue reading Live Review : Apia Good Times at Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo – 26 May 2018→
Angus & Julia Stone · Peking Duk · Alison Wonderland
Jungle Giants · Methyl Ethel · Ocean Alley · Hockey Dad · D.D Dumbo · Middle Kids · Cub Sport
Alex the Astronaut · Alice Ivy · Big White · Boy Toy · Clews · Dear Seattle · Destroyer · Didirri · E^st · Fritz Hellions · Jack River · Jess Locke · Johnny Hunter · Liars · Listener · Luca Brasi Maddy Jane · Mallrat · Mere Women · Mezko · Moaning Lisa · Nyxen · Obscura Hail · Pist Idiots · Polaris · Press Club ·Psychedelic Porn Crumpets · Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever · Step-Panther · Stonefield · The Vanns · Tiny Little Houses · Touch Sensitive · Tropical Fuck Storm · Tumbleweed · Yahtzel (Live) · You Beauty
+ PLUS MORE Continue reading 2018 Yours and Owls Festival Lineup→
15 years in the making, and Aussie rockers JET are back in the swing of it, using the 15th Anniversary of their debut album GET BORN as an excuse to get out and re-introduce themselves to the kids who bought the record back in 2003, and who are now in their early thirties and perhaps better able to appreciate quality songs and great live performance than they were! Continue reading Live Review : JET + A. Swayze & the Ghosts at NEX, Newcastle – 29 May 2018→
Melbourne-based songwriter Tiaryn creates lush songs that combine her beautiful neo soul vocals with crisp instrumentation, skillful pop sensibilities and an infectious groove. ‘Who Is This’, the second single from her anticipated EP, reveals Tiaryn’s flair for expressing complex emotion sonically and lyrically. Continue reading Tiaryn drops single ‘Who Is This’ (Soundcloud Stream)→
Dear Willow is the creative voice of Sunshine Coast based artist Em-J Dau. Since 2012 Dear Willow has transformed from poet to a solo acoustic act and embraced her sound through a full band. A testament to its creator’s talent, Dear Willow is both Em-J’s nom de plume and her persona artistica: a vessel that can change shape and direction, allowing her to truly explore her creativity.
New single HOLD is a cautionary lament documenting the artist’s experiences of frustration in feeling simultaneously stuck, and rushed forward, with the gentle undertones of a friend breaking bad news. This latest release has a tapestry of intricate layers whilst the focus still remains on Dear Willow’s original foundations. The result is soulful, melodically organic and unapologetically real. Continue reading Dear Willow shares soulful new single and video for ‘HOLD’→
Off the back of the release of their frenetic debut self-titled EP in February, Melbourne’s Fight the Sun have returned with a blistering new music video for their single ‘Goodbye Gravity’. Capturing this electric band dynamic on camera, the music video is a great snapshot of Fight the Sun operating at full force.
Australia’s own 5SOS (5 SECONDS OF SUMMER), one of the world’s biggest pop/rock bands, is thrilled to announce their return to Australia this August for the Meet You There national tour. After selling out their 5SOS3 tour in less than 5 minutes, these all ages live dates will follow the release of their third album “Youngblood” on June 22 and will give fans the opportunity to hear new tracks ‘Want You Back’ and current No. 1 smash ‘Youngblood’, alongside old favourites like ‘She Looks So Perfect’, ‘Amnesia’ and more! Continue reading 5SOS ANNOUNCE ‘MEET YOU THERE’ NATIONAL TOUR 2018→
Newcastle has always played host to international bands. It’s just that it has never been with the same kind of frequency of our neighbours south to Sydney. In fact, my very first proper concert experience was Pantera when they played the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on their Far Beyond Driven tour.