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Introducing: XO

After an initial spate of track reworks in 2013, Sunil Heera – who goes by the name XO – has this month released a game-changing debut single. The track, entitled Through the Night, weaves elements of trip hop and R ‘n’ B into vibrant electronic surroundings, sculpting a rich and varied soundscape. Sporadic bursts of trickling […]

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Interview: Sheep, Dog & Wolf

19 year old Daniel McBride – better known as Sheep, Dog & Wolf – is a supremely talented multi-instrumentalist from Wellington, New Zealand. Last Friday he released his storied debut album, Egospect, in Australia. We had the pleasure of chatting to Daniel about the album, his peculiar moniker, and his insightful philosophies about music. I […]

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Introducing: Public Access TV

2014 has shed light on some impressive emerging talent. The latest band to enter the fray is New York’s Public Access TV, who have been gathering momentum since their conception in January and have already garnered support from the likes of the NME. After signing with Dew Process in Australia, the band yesterday released their […]

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Album Review: The Delta Riggs – ‘Dipz Zebazios’

In early 2012, I stumbled across a track called Money, which comprises the kind of unashamedly archetypal riff you think you must surely have heard before. The Delta Riggs, the Melbourne-based band behind the track, have been criticised for being a ‘generic’ rock band, but I don’t think that’s the case. In my opinion, it’s simply that […]

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Single Review: Cold War Kids – ‘First’

Treating that right, broken so bad You made a vow, never get mad You play the game, though it’s unfair They’re all the same, who can compare? Cold War Kids don’t mess around. They never have. Since their 2006 debut, Robbers & Cowards, the Los Angeles band have been renowned for their profound, insightful lyricism […]

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The Drums announce Australian tour

Eclectic Brooklyn outfit The Drums have announced plans to tour Australia later this year, ensuring that this will not, in fact, be the saddest summer ever. Now comprised of founding duo Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, The Drums have made a sensational return to the scene this year with their chaotic third album, Encyclopedia. The album is […]

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Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club, September 27 @ The Tivoli

Fronted by one of the most distinctive voices of our generation and named after an Indian takeaway chain, Bombay Bicycle Club are a unique and marvellous outfit. They don’t have the same looming stage presence as some of their fellow UK exports, but they deliver music that pushes boundaries and evokes profound emotion from their fans. […]

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EP Review: Willow Beats – ‘Water’

There’s something arresting about Willow Beats. The uncle-niece duo out of Melbourne having been making beautiful electronic music for a few years now, and have just released their third EP, Water. Lead single Merewif is at the top of the six-track release, wherein natural sounds and carefully woven samples are abundant. Merewif itself is stunning. […]

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Live Review: Boy & Bear, September 13 @ The Tivoli

For several years now, Sydney five-piece Boy & Bear have been at the forefront of Australian music. Internationally, too, they are lauded, and have been touring relentlessly over the past year on the back of their sophomore album, Harlequin Dream. Last night, according to frontman Dave Hosking, was the band’s 102nd performance of the year. […]

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Interview: Lime Cordiale

At the core of genre-defying Sydney outfit Lime Cordiale are brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach. The likeable, down-to-earth, and extremely talented duo sat down for a chat with me ahead of their set at this year’s BIGSOUND. How are you, guys? Big plans for tonight? Oli: Pretty good! Louis: Yeah, dude, this is hell fun. Have you been […]

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