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Posted On September 21, 2016By bwoodIn Music, Reviews

WAAX This Is Everything Live at Black Bear Lodge

WAAX: THIS IS EVERYTHING TOUR BLACK BEAR LODGE Sept 2016 Brisbane born indie-punk-rock band WAAX hit the stage in the heart of the Fortitude Valley at the funky fresh Black Bear Lodge for their well anticipated leg of the This Is Everything Tour.  The general vibe of the venue at Black Bear Lodge started off slow, you could hear quiet chatter coming from the bar but there wasn’t anything necessarily special about the venue. That was until Tai Sui got on stage, the whole four price band commanded your attentionRead More

Posted On September 16, 2016By bwoodIn Music, Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW – Ceres ‘Drag It Down On You’

Melbourne quartet Ceres have taken all that was good from stellar debut release I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here and distilled it into a more mature drop for follow-up LP Drag It Down On You. The recipe hasn’t changed too much. The melodic hooks are still there as are the raw emotive vocals. Throw in a dash of solid percussion and a generous pinch of guitar riffage. Stir and blend for approximately two years and let the mix rise to the top of your best of list for 2016. That should justRead More
Former One Nation leader Pauline Hanson speaks to her former advisor, 2UE radio host David Oldfield during his morning program in Sydney, Thursday, March 24, 2011. The pair have not seen each other for 11 years. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING
This week Pauline Hanson gave her debut speech (for the second time) in the Senate. There were no surprises from the fish-and-chip monger from Ipswich although her attention has shifted from Asians and the Indigenous Australians to Muslims this time around. We can’t help but wonder if she will provide the inspiration for another batch of political themed tunes from our current crop of songsmiths. The Smith Street Band had a crack at Tony Abbott with Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face Super Best Friends penned Dog Whistling  around theRead More

Posted On September 15, 2016By bwoodIn News

Get Lost in a Forest with Jai Wolf

The New York City-via-Bangladesh producer pricked ears down under with the euphoric offering last year, which sat at #93 in the triple j Hottest 100. With the stamp of approval from the likes of ODESZA, Diplo and more, this Skrillex-signed artist is destined for huge things – so don’t miss out on this limited run of club shows. You can catch the wolf this: Saturday September 16th at Brisbane’s TBC with Dugong Jr and PON CHO: Thursday September 22 at Sydney’s Oxford Arts Factory: Friday September 23 at Melbourne’s Howler: Saturday SeptemberRead More
Nick Cave has never been an upbeat, cheery songsmith but in his latest release Skeleton Tree he gets as dark as night. Midnight. Moonless midnight. Pitch black. Given that Cave tragically lost his son Arthur, this is no surprise. There is no greater pain than that felt by a parent losing a child and Cave channels that grief into a raw and emotive record. Having not met the man I sense that this was a cathartic process for Cave. A brave release of grief, laid bare for all of us to pickRead More

Posted On September 13, 2016By bwoodIn Events, industry, News

Music Launch Summit

Music Launch Summit is a world first online event where you’ll hear from 40+ of the world’s most influential music industry experts. You’ll discover what’s working for others like you and get ideas you can action immediately in your career. SK sat down with Music Launch Summit founder Steve Palfreyman to see what’s behind this free online event. SK – Where did the idea originate from/what was the inspiration? Steve Palfreyman – It’s been the culmination of a lot of different experiences. Going to physical conferences has been one of the mostRead More

Posted On September 13, 2016By bwoodIn Music, Releases, Reviews

James Vincent McMorrow Moves Me

Irish troubadour James Vincent McMorrow caught my attention in 2011 with his debut full-length album ‘Early in the Morning’. The falsetto-driven folk record captured his songwriting in its purest form; no special production tricks. His follow up 2014 release Post Tropical was quite the opposite, recorded on a macadamia farm on the US/Mexico border – one track featuring an orchestra of mandolins. It was a progression in his self-produced work and lyrically buried itself in layers of metaphors. We Move is his third release, produced by people who were workingRead More

Posted On September 8, 2016By bwoodIn Music, Releases, Reviews

Emma Whines Just Blew My Mind

Kids these days. We hear that a lot. Not so much in a positive way either. In this case though it’s all good. At 18 years of age Emma Whines has the talent of someone much older. Out Of My Mind is an unpretentious, low-fi, melodic gem. The opening stripped back acoustic guitar provides the perfect bed for a haunting vocal that is reminiscent of 70’s folk legends Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. When the backing vocals kick in, well it’ll take you to another place. Kids these days huh, well this one is drippingRead More

Posted On September 6, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Culture

21 Things I wish I knew before I moved overseas

It’s been three months and twenty days since I moved half way around the world. I’ve hit a lot of bumps in the way, I’ve cried (many times), but I’ve also realised there is a whole bunch of things I wish I was told before my move.  Uber drivers are pretty cool (most of the time) It’s okay to be mad and annoyed (and even sometimes hate) your new country Travel changes you People think they can take advantage of you because you’re a kid living out of home WatchingRead More

Posted On September 5, 2016By jbeavisIn industry, Music

Red Wine, Late Nights, Big Sound

Leanne Tennant is currently touring her new album Red Wine Late Nights, including a very special launch at Brisbane’s own Junk Bar. She stays in Brisbane this week for the Big Sound conference/showcase. Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Big Sound? Middle Kids When did you first get into music and know you wanted to be a musician? As long as I can remember In the music industry, what is your biggest fear? And how do you conquer that? Judgement. I’m working on it 😉 When didRead More