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Live Review : Live – The Reunion World Tour at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne – 17 November 2017

Review by Natasha Wyborn

Live – The Reunion World Tour at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne – 17 November 2017
Photographer : David Jackson

What a perfect night for Melbourne’s share of the “Live” reunion.
Live supported by Lifehouse and The Calling – 17th November 2017 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Victoria.

Melbourne turned on the weather for show two of Live’s Australian Reunion Tour on Friday night. under a perfect sunset, the band who most music lovers believed would never play together again, did just that and entertained a 7,000 crowd with passion and perfection. Melbourne was the second of only three shows in Australia for this tour.
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Bernard Fanning Releases New Single & Video ‘Reckless’ + Touring Nationally – October 2016

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Reckless’ is the second official single from Bernard Fanning’s stunning, ARIA Nominated third solo release, ‘Civil Dusk’.
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JUNGLE LOVE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MASSIVE LINEUP

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Now heading into its third year, the Jungle Love Music and Arts Festival has rapidly gone from the little-DIY-festival-that-could to one of the region’s most vibrant and punter-friendly. Having already announced a November 25 and 26 event date, organisers are now proud to announce an epic 53-act line-up, a veritable smorgasbord of the best rising talent the great south east can muster across three jam-packed stages.
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Emily Dawn to play at The Milk Factory, Brisbane on October 9th, 2016

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This show will see a Sunny Coast local return to Brisbane, bringing her melodic tunes to the streets of South Bank. Emily Dawn released her debut EP, ‘Revive’, earlier this year. The alternative influences combined with the subtle hints of pop produced by the underlying synth provide the listener with emotionally provoking tracks that are accentuated by the honest lyrics. You will not want to miss Emily Dawn performing these tracks live as her strong yet soothing vocals present the soundtrack for your Sunday night.
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Harry Heart – New Single ‘Baby Calm Down’

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After recently unveiling first cut ‘Flowers (The Retaliation)’ from an exciting project due in late 2016, Sydney-based indie-rock singer / songwriter, Harry Heart, has just revealed the second instalment in the brand new single ‘Baby Calm Down’.
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Interview with Leo Sayer

Interview by Stuart Blythe
Photo Credit Maria de Vera

Leo Sayer @ Beats 4 Breast Cancer

Firstly, congratulations on the release of your new album – Restless Years.
This is your first album in six years. How was the recording process, the people involved and seeing the release of the album?

Oh, well I met Mitch Cairns, Danny Spencer and Johnny Salerno on the Good Times tour last year. They were the backing band and I loved their feel so I asked them to be my studio band. Bill Risby already was my keyboard player, and was on the tour as well, so together they became the recording band. I already had demos I’d made of all the songs so we got together at Mitch’s studio in Melbourne after the tour last winter and put the basic album together. Then we did overdubs there and vocals and backing vocals at my own studio in Sydney. It was a pretty painless operation really (one of the easiest albums I’ve ever recorded) thanks to the talent of all the great singers and musicians I was working with. Now these guys are my live band too.
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PAT TIERNEY – NSW and QLD TOUR

Pat Tierny (2)Brisbane Blues ‘n’ Roots musician Pat Tierney today releases the film clip for his brand new single Love We’re Looking For. The video follows a day in the life of the roots sensation and a slew of picturesque Brisbane locations. Directed, filmed and edited by John Skillington of Blueroom Productions, the film clip offers a visual to Tierney’s warm, Australian soul.
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Saintseneca premiere new video for “Happy Alone”

Saintseneca_by_Saintsenca_-_Etc“Happy Alone” is the new video from celebrated young band Saintseneca. The clip is an imaginative study of alienation and isolation. The song is from the band’s forthcoming album Dark Arc, out on March 28.

Saintseneca is led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little who originally hails from rural Appalachia. Following in the footsteps of heartland bands who have sought to twist the music of the old weird America into new shapes – from the Violent Femmes to Neutral Milk Hotel – Saintseneca perform songs that sound both familiar and uniquely original. The group utilizes a wide range of acoustic instrumentation with more contemporary elements such as synthesizers and electric guitars to create a seamless blend of soaring vocals and vibrant post-punk energy.
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Casey Barnes releases new single ‘Valentine’ [Official Music Video]

Casey Barnes makes a much anticipated return in 2014 with his first single release ‘Valentine’. This beautiful ballad, which was recorded with his wife Michelle, is a really sweet love song timed perfectly for all the valentines out there with the impending date of Feb 14th fast approaching. This will be the first single off his forthcoming EP due for release in the next few months.
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The Lawrence Arms stream new album “Metropole” (Full Album Stream)

Photo - Credit Ben PierMetropole is the first album in 8 years from the Chicago bred trio. It’s a blistery, hook-heavy sound with a lyrical narrative that captures what vocalist/bassist Brendan Kellys calls “that alone-in-a-crowd, stranger-in-a-strange-land kind of shit—a feeling of such weird solitude that you don’t even know what’s up and what’s down”. Brendan Kelly, Chris McCaughan (vocals/guitar), and Neil Hennessey (drums) took their wide range of influences and inspirations from both classic punk/hardcore bands including Jawbreaker, NOFX, Propaghandi, Bad Religion and late-’90s hip hop like Outkast’s Aquemini to create their most dynamic record to date. The samples heard throughout the album are sound recordings of street musicians, recorded by the band on their cell phones. Take the horn at the start of “Acheron River” that Kelly describes as “a dude on his back in the middle of the road, so drunk he couldn’t even see.” Or the piano at the end of “Seventeener (17th and 37th) that was a grand piano someone was playing in the middle of the street. Everything from accordion to bagpipes helps capture the urban isolation that saturates so much of Metropole.
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