REVIEW | THE WALKING WHO – WITH ROSES

Trying to avoid the ever-so-popular pop/rock bands dominating triple j Unearthed at the moment, The Walking Who take their influence from the 60’s, in a soft, guitar-driven, psychedelic rock ballad that just screams Syd Barrett or Lou Reed. ‘With Roses’ really showcases the soft, chilling vocals of Rohin Brown and when paired with Paul McLean’s and Jay Drury’s bass and drum skills, produces a easy-going, surf song not typically expected of The Walking Who based […]

REVIEW | STAY AT HOME SON STAY AT HOME SON (EP)

Stay at Home Son, the moniker behind Melbourne’s Jesse Martin-Allen, has released his self-titled debut EP.  With distant, sultry vocals the EP washes over you like a half forgotten dream, with the beats lingering long past the listening experience. The EP has a polish to it that is hard to find on many debut releases. It doesn’t leave much room for development in this regard, but shows off the full capacity of Stay at Home […]

REVIEW | ROMOS HELIOS

The bedroom producers seem to be getting younger and younger. But the great thing about the internet is that you only find that out after you’ve fallen in love with their music. Romos has just cleared his Soundcloud of all but two tracks to get a fresh start for 2015. And his new track ‘Helios’ sounds like the creation of a much more experienced and technical producer. Rom Bartov aka Romos is just a few […]

REVIEW | DAMN TERRAN SELF TITLED ALBUM

Australian music seems to be going two ways these days – at the same time as an explosion of electronic producers, we’ve got these old-school garage bands with plenty of attitude and high energy music. Damn Terran is one such post-punk arrangement – especially known for their loud live shows. The Melbourne group is fresh from performances at the annual Bigsound conference in Brisbane and has also just released their self-titled debut LP. You may […]

REVIEW | BACK BACK FORWARD PUNCH ZERO TO DISCO

Its no secret that there has been a recent influx of talent emerging from Melbourne lately. From house to funk and of course the newly popular ‘Melbourne Bounce’, it seems that Melbourne is hitting hard, and among this talent are disco duo ‘Back Back Forward Punch’. Formed in 2008, this duo have perfectly matured their sound into what they refer to as “velvety disco”, which is showcased in their latest single Zero to Disco. Starting […]

I WAS THERE | THE KILLERS @ PALACE THEATRE, MELBOURNE

THE KILLERS Getting to review bands is a pretty sweet gig. When it’s one of your favourite bands, that’s even sweeter! And when that band puts on one hell of a performance… well it doesn’t really get much better than that. As I walked into the Palace to see Vegas legends The Killers for the fourth time, I already knew I was in for another memorable show. The atmosphere in the air was absolutely electric […]

I WAS THERE | RIOT EXPERT RECORDS LAUNCH FEAT. RKDA @ SHEBEEN

To celebrate the launch of Riot Expert Record label, and the release of Melbourne three piece RKDA’s debut EP – CS the band played blinding show at Shebeen alongside Aeora and OCDANTAR. Aeora set the night off with ease. Despite having barely a handful of tracks out in the world, she’s garnering a reputation quickly, impressing all who hear her. This set showed exactly why. Powerful vocals, engaging lyrics and a stage presence expected of […]

I WAS THERE | DAMON ALBARN @ PALAIS THEATER, MELBOURNE

Damon Albarn is several different people all rolled into one singular being. He is the front man for brit-pop band Blur, the mastermind behind animated sensation of Gorillaz, one part of the super group The Good The Band & The Queen, and now an accomplished solo artist. Last time Albarn was on Australian shores was for the first ever Gorillaz live tour and naturally, the English singer/songwriter was in nothing but Gorillaz music mode. Yet […]

I LIKE THAT | POP CULT FEELS RIGHT

Not too long ago, we premiered the debut single from QLDs, Pop Cult and its great to hear that the guys are back with more new music. Feels Right is the latest single from the quartet and is again, dripping with 90s, neo-psychedelia, in the style of bands like The Horrors and The Dandy Warhols. The chorus is an absolute belter, delivered with a confidence that would surely make these lads sound amazing live cant wait to find […]

I LIKE THAT | OWEN RABBIT WEEDS

Continuing his run after a breakthrough 2015, Melbourne-based producer, Owen Rabbit, has returned with brand new single, ‘Weeds’  a clustered, experimental number that combines a heap of genres with Rabbits DIY production attitude. Combining themes of pop, jazz, soul, post-hardcore and electronica whilst looping sounds made with toys and rubbish ‘Weeds’ defies all that is conventional transitioning in between the aforementioned with clear-cut precision and remaining cohesive from start-to-finish. Owen has received praise BBC1 (UK), triple j (AUS) and Apple Music’s […]

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