Grapevine Gathering 2018 @ Roche Estate

Grapevine Gathering for the first time made it’s way to New South Wales in 2018 bringing a whole new festival to the Hunter Region set to the backdrop of the idyllic Roche Estate. Now it may have been thirty degrees outside but the heat was not gonging to deter anyone from heading to the sold-out…

Sam Bluer – Bite My Tongue

Is it too early to call Sam Bluer the next big thing to come from Australian pop music… no, it’s not. Just taking a cursory look over 2018 and it has been a stellar year for the Melbourne artist who’s string of powerhouse pop music has given us not one but two certified bangers (Shift…

CHVRCHES ANNOUNCE ONE OFF SHOW AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Glasgow’s synth-pop power trio CHVRCHES have been burning up dancefloors all across the world this year on their extensive tour in support of their third studio album ‘Love Is Dead‘. Still fresh from performing to the sold-out Splendour In The Grass this year and two massive sideshows at the Hordern Pavillion and Margaret Court Area…

This That 2018 @ Wickham Park

This That returned to its new home at Wickham Park in Newcastle in fantastic fashion this year for its fourth anniversary. Featuring bewildering sets from a host of local legends and massive international additions the fourth year’s event felt like This That had really found its footing in the local scene and was flourishing into…

Glades – ‘ It’s hearts on the line.’

Pop works best when there’s a beating, sometimes bleeding, heart at the centre of it. The power of the dichotomy of soaring pop melodies anchored by melancholia is something Sydney band Glades, (aka Karina Wykes, Cameron Robertson and Joseph Wenceslao), know all too well. Glades have come along way since first forming in 2015 and uploading…

Woodes – Dots (Orchestral Remix)

Today I get to talk about something really special and something that kind of out of form from what I’d normally be talking about. This week marks the one year anniversary of one of my favourite release from 2017 ‘Dots‘ from Melbourne artist Woodes. To celebrate the track (which is simply so gorgeous and transformative…

Kesmar – ‘The mistakes that make it unique’

In 2016 indie-folk artist Nathan Hawes looked like he had it all down pact, with a string of well-received singles under his belt and sold out tour dates things seemed great for the him. Then almost as quickly as he had come to our attention he disappeared, socials went to blackout, and no one really…

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Solace (LP)

RÜFÜS DU SOL returns in 2018 with an album that mixes things up a bit. Solace, the band’s third record, leans heavily on club influenced house music. Previous albums Atlas and Bloom had an element of organicness to their instrumentation; the synths and percussion sounded like they were being played rather than programmed. Solace sounds…

New Music – 12.10.18

The Wrap is POPHRT’s weekly rundown of all the songs that we’ve fallen in love with this weekend, all put in one place/playlist and delivered with a cute little bow on top of it all. This week we’re falling head over heels for tracks from newcomer Yorke, returner Japanese Wallpaper and Eurovision top 10 Mikolas…