Tag: Australia

Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’ (album review)

Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’ (album review)

Blend Inn by Hockey Dad In 2016, Hockey Dad released one of the year’s most entertaining album with Boronia. It was surf-rock with a punk twist, and they brought the sweaty mosh pit to the sandy shores of their hometown Windang. Their sophomore effort, Blend Inn, retains their signature sound, but Zach Stephenson (guitar/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums/vocals) strike a more […]

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Julia Jacklin

Julia Jacklin – “Don’t Let The Kids Win”

Julia Jacklin has always been a daydreamer. At the age of 12, she wanted to be a pop star like Brittany Spears, and then later in life she wanted to be the best social worker on the planet. The dreams would linger, but they started to come to fruition following a trip to South America during her gap year. The […]

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Hockey Dad – “Boronia”

Hockey Dad – “Boronia”

If you watch the game of ice hockey, you will be familiar with the name Sydney Crosby, who is arguably the best player in the National Hockey League. Everything he does is effortless, where he makes the game seem so easy. Likewise, Aussie duo Hockey Dad make surf-rock a breeze. Friends since they were four years old and bandmates since […]

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Ladyhawke – “Wild Things”

Ladyhawke – “Wild Things”

This year marks ten years of Ladyhawke, the project of Pip Brown and former member of Two Lane Backdrop and Teenager, and the New Zealand native has come circle. Her self-titled, debut album introduced us to her version of hook-laden synth-pop while her sophomore album, Anxiety, had her showing an edgier, rock side while also highlighting the inner turmoil she […]

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RVBY MY DEAR – “Hidden Threads” (single premiere)

RVBY MY DEAR – “Hidden Threads” (single premiere)

Do you remember your first kiss? Do remember the feelings and the seconds leading up to it? Your eyes lock on to his and not a word needs to be spoken. Your heart is rapidly beating, and you’re trying to control your breathing all the while your hands are shaking. You close your eyes and just as contact is to […]

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CoverBack Thursday – “Bittersweet Symphony” by E^ST (The Verve)

CoverBack Thursday – “Bittersweet Symphony” by E^ST (The Verve)

If you haven’t noticed, we love Triple J and we actually do cover a nice amount of artists from Australia and now we have another one. This version of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” is amazing and definitely worth sharing. If you aren’t familiar with E^AST, check out her track Alley and become a fan. We look forward to hearing more […]

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Twitter Tuesday – Zeahorse

Twitter Tuesday – Zeahorse

When I sit down to write my Twitter Tuesday post, I sometimes listen to many different bands following us on twitter before sharing the one I like each week. Today I had to triple check that we hadn’t already shared Zeahorse or that we weren’t about to. The Sydney Australia quartet is really creating some awesome “noisy guitar music” per […]

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Q&A with the charismatic Danielle Caruana aka Mama Kin

Q&A with the charismatic Danielle Caruana aka Mama Kin

In 2011, Danielle Caruana – a.k.a. the woman behind Australian band Mama Kin – graced the Ottawa Bluesfest for the first time. It was an early afternoon time slot, and the sun was blazing down on her and and her band. It was one of those rare scorching days, but Mama Kin was unfazed. Caruana and her band seemed to be at home, […]

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Dianas – “Good Enough Girl”

Dianas – “Good Enough Girl”

  Revolving around the duo harmonies of Caitlin Moloney and Nathalie Pavlovic, Dianas create music that resonates from the ’70s with a modern twist. Their lo-fi, jangle-pop is lush and dreamy, echoing of New York City wunderkind’s Real Estate. Their latest single, “Good Enough Girl”, is just a soothing and catchy song with a great build. Moloney’s and Pavlovic’s vocals […]

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Sea Legs – “Witches Have Friends”

Sea Legs – “Witches Have Friends”

  “Witches Have Friends” is the blistering new single by Australian quartet Sea Legs. The song is a deep, throbbing rock tune. It’s not quite in the atmosphere of prog rock or post-punk, but there are elements of these genres that are incorporated into this anthemic track. The song recalls Portugal. The Man and their multi-genre, infectious sound. Besides the […]

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SKIES – “Call for My Heart”

SKIES – “Call for My Heart”

  Coming from the beautiful city of Adelaide, Australia is SKIES. The cross-cutting trio has been known to dabble in everything from electronic to ambient to electro-pop to indie-pop to electro-rock. Their latest single, “Call for My Heart” might be their best song to date. It is a lush, sensual song where the harmonies of the trio stand out. It’s […]

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Twitter Tuesday: FOREVR

Twitter Tuesday: FOREVR

Today our Twitter Tuesday band is FOREVR a duo out of Brisbane, Australia creating some magnetic shoegaze. With their EP release of Demonstration, they are providing a dreamy and airy addition to the shoegaze arena. The duo is made up of Donovan Miller and Sam George-Allen. With definite influences coming from Slowdive to MBV and with Demonstration being their debut release, it will […]

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Jinja Safari -“Find My Way”

Jinja Safari -“Find My Way”

  Jinja Safari are one of Australia’s most endearing and popular indie-pop bands. Following two successful records, the Sydney-based quintet is set to release an album later this year (it’s untitled at this moment). Their new single, “Find My Way”, is a summery, percussion-driven track that includes the cool sounds of Caribbean steel drums. If their approach sounds familiar, well, it […]

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A quick conversation with: Daniel March

A quick conversation with: Daniel March

Daniel March is a songwriter from Australia and he is currently making very soulful and heartfelt songs. He is a self taught multi-instrumentalist and draws inspiration from artists such as Michael Jackson, Babyface and Ben Harper.  I would almost classify him as an R&B version of Eric Clapton. There is a bit of throwback to his sound but it’s still […]

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Video: Fraser A. Gorman – “Shiny Gun”

Video: Fraser A. Gorman – “Shiny Gun”

This Week, Australian songwriter Fraser A. Gorman released the video for his new song “Shiny Gun” which will be on his debut record Slow Gum which will be out on June 29.  “Shiny Gun” is a total throwback of a track to the golden days of classic southern rock and roll.  The video is also a bit of a throwback […]

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Monks of Mellonwah  – “Never Been Good”

Monks of Mellonwah – “Never Been Good”

Monks of Mellonwah are an alternative rock/pop outfit hailing from Australia. The band formed in late 2009 in Sydney and include band members Vikram Kaushik (vocals and guitar), Joseph de la Hoyde (lead guitar), Joshua Baissari (drums) and John de la Hoyde (bass). They have released a few EPs in the past couple of years (Stars are Out, Neurogenesis and Sky & The […]

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Self-Titled Debut EP by Kagu

Self-Titled Debut EP by Kagu

Back in 2012, Melbourne-based, dream-pop quintet Snakadaktal was on track to be the next big band from Australia. They had released a well-received, self-titled EP, and several singles were aired frequently on the awesome, country-wide, radio station Triple-J. The following year, they released their first full-length, the critically acclaimed Sleep in the Water, which debuted on the ARIA charts. However, […]

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REVOLUTION – The Shoegaze Revival

REVOLUTION – The Shoegaze Revival

It’s really incredible to look at the state of shoegaze within the last year. Seeing bands like the reunited Slowdive headlining festivals all around the world, and an incredible revival of the genre as a whole have positioned this year to be one of the best for the genre. Ear to Ear Records, a new Welsh-Canadian label, have put together […]

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Number Station – “Back Seat”

Number Station – “Back Seat”

As the weather seems to start warming up, sometimes you do have to consider what songs you will add to your summer playlist. Most songs need to be feel good, dreamy or just the perfect mix of everything awesome so that you can play them over and over again. Songs created by Number Station fall into that category. Number Station […]

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Why We Run – “Comfortable Lie”

“Comfortable Lie” is from Sydney, Australia’s dream-pop quartet Why We Run. Be prepared to be swept away as you hear this track whether you are watching the video or just listening to the track. “Comfortable Lie” is on our Weekend Showcase for February 27, a playlist of new music from new bands you should get to know.

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