Tag: Sydney

CXLOE – “Tough Love (Stripped)” (single premiere)

CXLOE – “Tough Love (Stripped)” (single premiere)

A month ago, Sydney-born singer-songwriter CXLOE achieved a significant milestone. Her electro-pop single, “Tough Love”, reached #1 on the Spotify Australia / New Zealand Viral Hits Chart. It’s an impressive feat considering the song was her debut. Could Australia have its version of Tove Lo, Halsey, or Ariana Grande? It’s too early to say, but “Tough Love”‘s success puts her on […]

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Gordi – ‘Reservoir’ (album review)

Gordi – ‘Reservoir’ (album review)

Reservoir by Gordi The past 24 months have been a whirlwind for Sophie Payten, who goes by the alias Gordi. She rocketed to Triple-J fame with her cover of Courtney Barnett’s hit, “Avant Gardener”, and her debut EP, Clever Disguise, was a critical darling. She toured internationally solo and occasionally as part of Justin Vernon’s/Bon Iver’s band. Within this busy […]

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Gang of Youths – ‘Go Farther in Lightness’ (album review)

Gang of Youths – ‘Go Farther in Lightness’ (album review)

“Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Dylan Thomas’ poem remains one of the most iconic pieces of literature. It was not merely a lament to his father but also a petition to humanity to fight each day and live boldly. Seventy years later, its sequel has arrived in the form […]

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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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Why We Run – “Holograms”

Why We Run – “Holograms”

Everyone has an album that they will cherish forever because it represents an important time in our lives. A record that we spin at any time because each and every song is tied to a specific moment; ones that we never wish to let go. This everlasting feeling resonates on Why We Run‘s terrific debut album, Holograms. Holograms is full […]

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SPOOKYLAND – “Beauty Already Beautiful”

SPOOKYLAND – “Beauty Already Beautiful”

“What happened to the bands that actually play instruments? And what happened to the southern-rock genre? Where did all the bands go?” These are questions that I often find myself asking. Futurebirds and Drive-by Truckers remain unabashedly southern-rock bands while groups like My Morning Jacket and Kings of Leon have branched out to test new musical waters. Even more troublesome […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 17

Melodic Tonic, vol. 17

Happy Monday! Today we’re serving up a collection of singer/songwriters from around the globe who all have something in common besides their music. This “six degrees” post of folk, pop, indie rock, and electronica begins in Nashville, where last weekend’s Americana Music Festival took place. The Revue followed the winners and performances by established artists with new albums (like Glen […]

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Lucy Mason – “Seas of Grey”

Lucy Mason – “Seas of Grey”

Location: From Sydney, Australia but currently based in London, United Kingdom Members: Lucy Mason For those who like: Alessia Cara, Verite, Daughter Our take: While mainstream radio still loves it gullible pop music, there is a surge in pop music that’s much more personal and a little bit rougher on the edges. The music is also cinematic, but not going […]

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Why We Run – “Ignites”

Why We Run – “Ignites”

  Despite the photo used for their latest single, Why We Run‘s “Ignites” is anything but creepy, strange, or bizarre. It’s quite the opposite actually. It’s a really heart-racing, arousing indie-pop song. The harmonies and melody are intoxicating, and the chorus is sublime. It’s a song that gets better with each spin – a song that truly grabs hold and […]

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Atlas ft. James Chatburn – “Spinning Back”

Atlas ft. James Chatburn – “Spinning Back”

  A newcomer to the Sydney music scene is Atlas, a young producer with a huge future and who approach reminds of another young producer we’ve featured in the past – Guiville. With trippy and hypnotic beats, Atlas knows how to take move the body and soul without over doing it with the dubs and beats. Be a the sign […]

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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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Lucy Lowe – “Red Car, Cold Heart”

Lucy Lowe – “Red Car, Cold Heart”

  In the past week, we’ve been blown away by some extremely talented, young songwriters. Lucy Messara, who goes by the moniker Lucy Lowe, is another one. Nearing completion of her degree at the Australian Institute of Music, Messara has slowly released original songs, including the gorgeous “Red Car, Cold Heart”. Her indie-folk/alt-country sound recalls the beauty of Hope Sandoval […]

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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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The Swamp Crocs, “Interplanetary 1973”

“Interplanetary 1973” is a single recorded in mid-2014 but only released this week by Sydney, Australia psych-rock band The Swamp Crocs. Like the psych-rock of the ’70s, the tune is something from another galaxy.

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