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Falls Festival 2015-16

Falls Festival 2015-16

Photo via Falls Festival/David Bellamy Another year, another pilgrimage to the more than picturesque Marion Bay for Falls Festival. After four years I still really cannot believe anyone would bother being anywhere else when the clock ticks over. We arrived pretty late on Day One, but not late enough to miss...
North America Part 1: Governors Ball

North America Part 1: Governors Ball

Lucky me spent 2 months in North America earlier this year, travelling around more or less to accommodate various music festivals and events which culminated in catching over 100 acts while I was there. This is going to be a 4-part journal of tips and tricks for the major events...
Meredith Music Festival 2015

Meredith Music Festival 2015

Yes yes, the time is upon us to begin planning the pilgrimage to the Sup for Meredith Music Festival 2015. It’s a big one for Aunty this year, celebrating a whopping 25 years of singing, dancing and memory-making/unmaking in the beautiful amphitheatre full of beautiful people. The line up is...
Listen Out 2015

Listen Out 2015

Listen Out are trekking around the nation again this year, kicking off the early start of the festival season with a yet again outstanding line up of both local and international electronic and otherwise acts. Anyone who picked OutKast over Childish Gambino at Splendour in the Grass last year will...
Listen: Pilerats Records - Rat Pack #2

Listen: Pilerats Records – Rat Pack #2

The western juggernaut that is Pilerats mustn’t sleep. Their second installment of Rat Pack, a compilation series that is linked to their in-house label, is back in a big way. Pilerats Records was launched in March, celebrations culminated in Rat Pack #1, probably one of the best compilations of international...
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Wrapped: Listen Out 2015

Wrapped: Listen Out 2015

A stellar line up and a new site to explore set the stage for the day at Listen Out in Melbourne this year. Getting through the gate just in time to see Monte and Harvey take the stage to put on a no-holds-barred Client Liaison show, we were pretty proud of ourselves for getting down “early”. A...
Falls Music and Arts Festival 2015

Falls Music and Arts Festival 2015

Time to make that call about what the hell you’re going to do to mark the turn of they year. You can rest assured that Falls Festival has got you pretty covered for a surefire night to remember, as per usual. With their killllllller line-up and three locations to choose from you really can’t go...
Survived: Meredith Music Festival 2014

Survived: Meredith Music Festival 2014

Photo via Kristoffer Paulsen @ Broadsheet Melbourne Yup. We cannot believe it’s over for another year, let alone that three weeks have passed since we were galavanting in the Sup with all our nearest and dearest. The sun has set on Meredith Music Festival 2014. The eclectic line up this year threw some curve balls...
Listen: Surf Dad - 'Honey'

Listen: Surf Dad – ‘Honey’

December is always full of these gems. Here you are, thinking that the musical inclined have packed up for some down time, but it ain’t the case, in fact it’s tracks like ‘Honey’ that are send list makers scrambling to reorder their five most loved tracks of 2014. It’s been more than a year since...
Premiere: Naps - 'Green Growth' (Lower Spectrum remix)

Premiere: Naps – ‘Green Growth’ (Lower Spectrum remix)

Starting out as an inter-label collaboration between Sydney’s Feral Media and Brisbane’s LoFly, the ‘Strain Of Origin’ series has now become synonymous with cutting edge remixes from Australian artists, continuing to push the boundaries. In it’s fourth year, the compilation features tracks and re-works from Lower Spectrum, Electric Sea Spider, Super Magic Hats, Naps, Pimmon,...
Watch: Ilias - 'Jet Glow'

Watch: Ilias – ‘Jet Glow’

Some beautifully haunting work from Sydney instrumentalist and producer Ilias. ‘Jet Glow’ is moving enough, let alone adding mind boggling visuals of space walks into the mix. The track is taken from Ilias’ All The Way Up, released earlier this year, the record follows an similar outer space feel, worth a detailed listen if you’re...
Playlist: Paradise 2014

Playlist: Paradise 2014

Photo Credit: WTYD. Nearly November folks, it’s a good thing, largely because it’s Paradise 2014. On the 28th, 29th and 30th, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort will play host to a blistering local line up featuring the likes of Bannoffe, Crooked Colours, Drunk Mums, Friendships, I’lls, Kirin J Callinan, Klo, LUCIANBLOMKAMP, Oscar Key Sung, Rat &...
Watch: The Galaxy Folk - 'Is There Out There'

Watch: The Galaxy Folk – ‘Is There Out There’

I stumbled across The Galaxy Folk thanks to Local and or General on 3RRR a while back, such a fantastic band. I highly recommend their Honeygraden EP, it’s another level of melancholic beauty and shininess. Sold out on vinyl unfortunately. Anyway, they released a video clip to their track ‘Is There Out There’ the other...
Premiere: Nakagin - 'Pines'

Premiere: Nakagin – ‘Pines’

Sydney producer Nakagin – aka Hugh Luscombe, is well known for producing some seriously ambient electronica.  Late last year he dropped in to work with Feral Media, scoring a role with ‘Bloom’ in their Spring EP, backed up by his Tincture re-work. Today, Nakagin is releasing ‘Pines’, the first single from his forthcoming EP. Even when steering subtly towards a more hip hop feel, Luscombe demonstrates his...
Captured: Listen Out 2014

Captured: Listen Out 2014

We had boots on the ground at both Sydney and Melbourne’s instalments of Listen Out 2014, one set behind the lens by the name of James Booth. Check out a select few piccys of the excellent day he had in Centennial Park with Chet Faker, Flume, Golden Features, Kilter, Yahtzel etc etc etc. Whoop!
LANKS - Brave Man

LANKS – Brave Man

  Melbournian Will Cuming has been producing electronica under the alias LANKS for a little while now, attracting significant attention on triple J unearthed for his ability to mesh, build and compound a variety of elements throughout all his tracks. His debut EP Thousand Piece Puzzle has racked up thousands of listens on soundcloud and has...
Bloodhounds On My Trail - Escape Launch

Bloodhounds On My Trail – Escape Launch

    A welcome addition to the Melbourne shoegaze scene, Bloodhounds On My Trail will be launching their debut EP Escape at Ding Dong Lounge this Friday 24 October. Having only gotten together in the past 12 months, Escape is an impressive entrance for the band, which has been preceded by support slots for local...