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Are you all as sad as us that Ryan Adams couldn’t play a Brisbane gig this week when he toured Australia? Maybe this will make you happy – a new single and the promise of a new album? Here is the new single “Do You Still Love Me?”: He has come some way from his first album Heartbreaker, but it is all good (most of it is anyway). Have a listen to this old bag and get ready for some new goodies:      Read More
Since Ngaiire released one off of 2015’s catchiest tracks ‘Once’, audiences around the country have been tripping over themselves to catch a glimpse of the future-soul queen on stage. Having spent the past 12 months tearing up festival stages as well as lending herself to support the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Leon Bridges, the Sydneysider has built one of the most solid sets I’ve seen from a local act. Released via her own label, Maximillian Brown, and co-produced by Ngaiire, her sophomore album Blastoma follows on from her 2013Read More

Posted On November 30, 2016By jbeavisIn Music, News

2Cellos, 3Concerts, Whole Lotta Fun

2Cellos are coming to Australia starting tonight! SK correspondents Bree and Phia the Reaper spoke to each other about them.   Phia the Reaper: So Bree I’m going to see the 2 Cellos in the opera house in Sydney soon. Bree: What? No way! I’m so jealous! I wish I was going.  Phia the Reaper: Well I’ll tell you all about it! Haha. Bree: I saw them last year! What are you most excited about? Phia the Reaper: What songs they choose to play! Bree: What song do you want them to play the most?Read More

Posted On November 24, 2016By jbeavisIn Uncategorized

Much Bliged, Bluesfest

Goodness! Mary J Blige is coming to town? What you don’t know her? Singer, songwriter, why the Queen of Hip Hop Soul! Grammy award winner, multi-platinum albums and now… Bluesfest! Just yet another reason for going! What else is coming up? Woodford, Falls? What are you looking forward to? Let us know. Mary J Blige is also touring to Sydney and Melbourne. Hit the Bluesfest website for more details:  Read More

Posted On November 21, 2016By bwoodIn Uncategorized

Sticky Fingers – Tivoli Gallery

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Posted On November 17, 2016By jbeavisIn Music, News

WAAX Same Same But Moving Up

At this time of the year blogwriters often look back and ponder the highlights and lowlights. Some of the lowlights featured last week as we said farewell to Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell (who the young folks might know from samples in songs by various people including Hilltop Hoods) and we also said hello to a new, troubling era in the US. But here at SK and our live venue 38 Berwick St one of our highlights was seeing a bunch of incredible young bands being led by WAAX. Now the “vibe punks”Read More
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Posted On November 7, 2016By jbeavisIn Music, News

A Cracker List Of Grant McLennan Fellowship Nominees

The Grant McLennan Fellowship has helped out some of Queensland’s best musicians over the years and the $25,000 opportunity will be available again to four applicants. All of them are incredibly talented but also hardworking and here is a chance for you to hear them before the winner is announced at the Streets of Your Town Go-Betweens Tribute at the Triffid on December 2. Grant McLennan was a co-founder of the pioneering Brisbane band The Go-Betweens and a renowned songwriter. He passed away in 2006 and the fellowship is designed toRead More

Posted On November 7, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Interviews, Music

Q&A With Clea

“It’s a big day. I’m feelin’ sweaty,” Clea has been taking over Triple J unearthed airwaves as of late and has spent her year touring with Cub Sport and All Our Exes Live In Texas. SK caught up with her to discuss her obsession with drummers and why she really wants her first piece of merch to be underwear. SK: What the biggest thing that been happening in your life as of late? Clea: I think paying for a band to go on tour. It’s a pretty big feat whenRead More
DARCY BOYD The stylistic approach that Jack Grace has to his music isn’t all too unfamiliar even though River is only his debut EP. The honesty of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke meets the electronics of James Blake, often while floating over Ben Folds-esque piano licks. There’s something about River that feels familiar and safe to me, sometimes it feels bold and other times completely isolated, but all seven tracks are certainly unapologetic. Opening on a Wurlitzer-like electric piano instrumental, the introduction quickly commands attention. The build up of layers is complex andRead More

Posted On October 26, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Music, Releases

REVIEW: Remember Us To Life – Regina Spektor

It’s been four years since Regina Spektor released her last album ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ but she’s been extremely busy in that time. Between writing the theme for Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black and giving birth, life has been full for the New York (via Russia) singer-songwriter. ‘Remember Us To Life’ is Spektor’s seventh studio album and one of her best works so far, giving an insight in to her thoughts since becoming a mother. The 11 tracks on ‘Remember Us To Life’ are byRead More