SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2017: A RECAP

If you’re from Australia and then you’ll know that Splendour In The Grass is basically the biggest, boldest and badass-est static site music festival that Australia has. I mean, any event that is able to draw in 32500 punters, 100+ acts across 4 main stages and three days surely deserves that title. If you missed…

TKAY MAIDZA @ THE CORNER HOTEL, RICHMOND

Semplesize Squad was on the prowl for good time vibes on Saturday night. Being the first time that three of us had all been under the same roof / area ever we were all buzzing and beyond pumped by the time we got to The Corner Hotel in Richmond. Dressed to the nines in Adidas…

THIS THAT @ FORESHORE, NEWCASTLE

My body has been ready for Newcastle’s This That festival ever since it was first announced back in July. Not only was this going to be the first large scale music festival held in Newcastle since the last Fat As Butter back in 2013, but this was also going to be the first festival where…

HOZIER @ HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY

Two important events happened on November 3rd. The first was that I turned 23, and the second was that Hozier played his largest Australian show to date at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney (there may have been a horse race or something as well but never mind). Much like a Hollywood script, the Irish native…

E^ST @ GOODGOD, SYDNEY

When I saw E^ST perform her midday set this year at Groovin’ The Moo Maitland I was in awe. She was an act that I hadn’t heard before but standing there in that paddock watching her I was enthralled. When I heard that she was about to head off on her first headliner set of…

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…

PORTER ROBINSON @ ENMORE THEARTE, SYDNEY 22.07.15

There was one Splendour In The Grass side show that I would spontaneously combust and die if I missed it. For the past year I had been raving about the Worlds album heralding it as a game changer in the electronic music scene and finally on Wednesday night lined up outside the Enmore Theatre in Sydney…

OUR MAN IN BERLIN @ SPECTRUM, SYDNEY

The living, beating, heart that’s at the centre of Our Man In Berlin’s music is always something that has set them apart from the rest. When you listen to their music you can really feel that there’s something special about their music and there’s a real passion that is translated into it.

MIKE WATERS @ OXFORD ART FACTORY BAR, SYDNEY

The definition of a truly remarkable artist (at least in my mind) is when they can stand there solo on stage and hold your complete undivided attention for an entire set. Melbourne via Adelaide folk-pop artist Mike Waters can do that and make it effortless.

GROOVIN’ THE MOO 2015 @ MAITLAND SHOW GROUNDS

Confession time, I’ve lived in the Maitland are for twenty years of my fine young life and I had never been to Groovin’ The Moo. GTM may be the only actually good festival that our area of NSW gets anymore because lets face it who wants to travel nearly three hours from Sydney for a…

MONTGOMERY ACT I @ GOODGOD, SYDNEY

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, darling I was blown away, by Montgomery (If you didn’t read this in my convoluted rhyming pattern then I am sorry). I had been looking forward to this concert for a while now. Taking the train from Newcastle to Sydney (a casual three hour trip) all the…

CHARLI XCX @ THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE

The last time I saw Charli XCX it was 2012 in Canberra in a auditorium where only me and my two friends seemed to know who she actually was. It was an high energy set where she didn’t stop moving from start to finish. A lot has changed since then, practically everyone knows Charli’s name…