BIGGER, LOUDER, NOISER WITH BIG STRONG BRUTE

Brisbane artist Paul Donoughue aka Big Strong Brute creates intelligent indie-pop music that anyone and everyone can dance too. Recently going from a solo performer to being backed by a full band allowing him to get into the groove a bit more on stage he hit up a string of dates down the east coast of…

MY OWN PET RADIO | GOODLUM

The first thought to cross my mind when I first heard that the front man for Ball Park Music Sam Cromack was releasing an album under the solo moniker of My Own Pet Radio was “No, you can’t do this to me Sam!!! Is this the beginning of the end of Ball Park…. I refuse!!!!!“. Once I…

CHVRCHES | EVERY OPEN EYE

CHVRCHES have returned. The synth lords have risen from their 5 month recording process with synth delights for the ear that transcend the genre definitions. With Every Open Eye CHVRCHES said they wanted to create something that was 20% bigger in feel then that of debut The Bones Of What You Believe, and though I…

#FSHN | I LOVE UGLY

As I’ve grown older I’ve began to want to dress more professional. Gone now are the days when I thought it acceptable to just throw on whatever pair of jeans and T-Shirt I found closest to me when I woke up in the mornings. The problem that faces me now though is how do I…

CHVRCHES | CLEAREST BLUE

We’re in the home stretch now with only two weeks left will the release of Scottish Electro artist CHVRCHES sophomore album Every Open Eye on the 25th. With its imminent release looming the band have been getting us all tingly and pumped up with a steady release of killer promotional tracks the latest of which…

SABLE | URL LOVE EP

If ever there was going to be an Australian counterpart for the lords of Gamer-Electro Porter Robinson and Madeon then it would have to be Sable. After teasing the release of his sophomore EP URL LOVE through an online comic series which included dark alter egos, a Big Hero 6-ish Saybot and a cuddle animal…

#FSHN | MACABRE GADGETS

In this world there is a very small list of things that I want. An all black wardrobe, a nice pair of shoes, white underwear and a Macabre Gadgets ring. I’m not really picky which ring though because as you’ll see each one is a stunning twisted dark fantasy which cannot be passed over.

RKDA | SPACES

Melbourne collective RKDA crept onto the aussie music scene earlier in the year with the release of their debut track Meta. Meta was a track which to me seemed to come from a chaotic and confusing place of sharp edges and industrialised synths. Since that release the group have been working like demons to create their…

COMMANDEUR | WASTED

Remember the days of Gold Coast indie-pop outfit Operator Please with their catchy debut Yes, Yes Vindictive? I mean how would you not remember It’s Just A Song About Ping Pong? Well if you remember that then you will also remember the lanky floppy haired drummer from the band too. Well Operator Please has long…

ZELLA DAY | HIGH

If Lana Del Rey, St Vincent and Thursday Adams somehow managed to create a love child together I have to believe that Zella Day would be the end product. Here in Australia we haven’t really been given that much of an introduction to the sultry pop-rock star on the rise. Her debut album Kicker seemed…

SAFIA @ THE SMALL BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE

So Newcastle is a pretty small place relative to other cities. Geographically we’re probably too close to Sydney for artist to warrant touring here which sucks. However once in a blue moon Newcastle strikes the jackpot and someone has a moment where they decide touring Newcastle is profitable and a good idea and it’s those moments…

HALSEY | BADLANDS

The leader of the next generation of misfits, bad kids and preppy throw aways has risen to the throne. Her name is Halsey, and her debut album Badlands is everything and more that you want it to be.