Tag: Big Smoke

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.45

Weekend Showcase 2.45

As we approach the end of the year, the holiday singles are coming in full force. However, you won’t find any here. Instead, the Weekend Showcase 2.45 edition rocks, shimmers, dazzles, and explodes with 50 new singles. The artists features are representing 10 countries, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Japan, Sudan, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist […]

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Big Smoke – “Time Is Golden”

Big Smoke – “Time Is Golden”

It’s difficult to not think about the circumstances and the journey that went into the development of Big Smoke‘s debut album, Time Is Golden.  For years, the quintet was a hidden gem limited to Melbourne and its surroundings. During this time, however, they became one of the most respected bands within the city and they finally got their break when […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.40

Weekend Showcase 2.40

We revisit familiar places and names. New destinations and hidden gems are explored and discovered. By the end of it all, the Weekend Showcase 2.40 edition features 56 songs by some of indie music’s best artists and newcomers on the precipice of greatness. These outstanding individuals and bands are representing 13 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Hungary, India, New […]

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The Matinee October 11th

The Matinee October 11th

The Matinee October 11th has, for the most part, a nostalgic vibe. Songs that take us back decades to times when music was simpler yet arguably more moving. We begin the mini-playlist with one of our favorites and a tribute to a man whose life was taken way too soon.   Big Smoke – “Best Of You” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Big Smoke – “Lately” EP

Big Smoke – “Lately” EP

Last month, we were introduced to Melbourne quartet Big Smoke in a big way. The lead single and title track from their debut EP, “Lately”, just blew us away with its Dan Boeckner / Wolf Parade sound and had us awaiting the drop of the album. But if you were expecting an album that would revival At Mount Zoomer or […]

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Weekend Showcase – August 1st Edition

Weekend Showcase – August 1st Edition

The Weekend Showcase August 1st Edition has 28 singles. In case you may have missed it, The Weekend Showcase is now a compilation of the singles we have featured on the Melodic Tonic and The Matinee. If you missed these specific features, the links are below. Oh, if you’re wondering why the double up on some of the features, we […]

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The Matinee July 28th Edition

The Matinee July 28th Edition

We’re slowly getting things back in order after a few weeks of festivals and non-music related deadlines. Sleep, as a result, has become a luxury. But so has finding great music. Here is The Matinee July 28th Edition, featuring six new singles to start your Tuesday.   Big Smoke – “Lately” We kick things off with a young band from […]

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