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We’ve heard of Donald Trump, Theresa May, Malcolm Turnbull, but what about Angela Merkel? With the G20 being all over the news in the preceding months and Trump all over the news for the wrong reasons, Merkel has been a stand out figure, so who is she? What should we know about Angela Merkel? Political reporter CLAIRE WEBBY digs deep. The leader of Germany has been the topic of discussion on the internet as of recently, with a video of her rolling her eyes when in a conversation with VladimirRead More

Posted On June 15, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, News, Tours

Sex On Toast Single Launch Might Be 4U

Slow jam it… yeah… Sex On Toast oh my. Who doesn’t love the 80s? If you are one of those then probably keep scrolling but if you like it and you like those smooth synths and gated drums look no further than Australia’s Sex On Toast and their new single “4U”. Then head to The Foundry on Saturday, June 17 to catch em in Brisbane but hurry cos they are selling like hot toast: Click on the picture below for the music and the purchase!Read More
HannahMarie is an exciting young country singer and songwriter. She launched her album recently and will be live on Murri Country station 98.9 FM on Thursday morning. SOPHIA HARDIMAN attended HannahMarie’s debut album launch recently in Ipswich. A full house of people all excited and in a shared state of anticipation for Hannah-Marie’s solo album to be played right before their eyes at Studio 188, Ipswich. Supporting HannahMaries was Kasey-Michelle with her husband on backing vocals and lead acoustic guitar. They tore through the room with her beautifully inspiring vocals and soulfulRead More
Dan Sultan - Hold It Together single art
For his new single “Hold It Together” Dan Sultan has compressed many elements of generic indie rock production with banal lyrics but still managed to produce something pleasing to the ear. How? There’s a palm-muted guitar straight from the more pleasant parts of the 1980s and a slightly cheesy string synth line buried in the mix. Electric guitar and piano play the first beat of the bar and hand claps and a rather present snare are now so standard so that when a lively tambourine enters it is a welcome guest.Read More

Posted On March 31, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, News, Tours

The Splendour of Splendour Pt. 1

BY JACK GIESS and EMMA MITCHELL You heard it right.   It’s time to get your camping gear, 2 minute noodles for sustenance, gum boots, festival clothes and all the body glitter you can stick onto your body. The Splendour 2017 lineup is out and it’s any music lover’s wet dream. There has been major speculation as to who is playing this year’s North Byron parkland wonderland of music. But the wait is over. This year’s lineup is one to behold. Even if you decide to only go one day thereRead More
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Posted On March 29, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, News

Award Winning Wurramara At Milk Factory

Wannadilyakwa singer Emily Wurramara is taking her award winning songs to The Milk Factory in South Brisbane tonight, along with Torres Strait Island singer Australia’s Got Talent finalist Chris Tamwoy. Both singers have recently returned from representing Australia in various showcases in the United States, and Emily also won the Queensland Music Award for Best Indigenous song “Ngayuwa Ngelyeyiminama (I Love You)” this week at the Brisbane Powerhouse.  2017 is the anniversary of some major key milestones for Indigenous people, including 50 years of the 1967 referendum, when the largest yes voteRead More

Posted On March 23, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, News

Stateside Going National With New Single

Some Triple J play through Short Fast Loud, a snappy performance video in the rain and a fairly rocking new song of the sort that wouldn’t seem out of place in the post-grunge emo era of the early noughties and mmmm… what next for Stateside? The Brisbane band is looking and sounding good with their sound growing up from the old pop-punk to a sophisticated mix of chiming verse in the quiet and the loud clattering of the chorus. Erin Reus’s voice is like a siren and the bass beenRead More
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Posted On February 23, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, News, Releases

Just Quickly, Some New Music…

A quick snapshot of new things this week, from delightful electro-pop to a much loved band making a recording return to hard rocking metalcore! OKBADLANDS   At The Drive In And Mirrors:Read More

Posted On February 21, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, News, Rants, Tours

Moving out for a rock n roll party

West TheBarton Brothel Party. Controversial name, but they really are rock n roll, after all. Just have a listen to this bloody good new single. And they’re from Adelaide. I am gonna say the best Adelaide band around right now. The band was one of the standouts of Bigsound last year with the growling vocals, flavour for the rock beat to sink cool ones and show everyone your armpit hair. Check out the new single ‘Moving Out’ and then check the touring dates below.   Saturday March 25 The HillsRead More
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