Feature: We Play 'What Song...' with Ukiyo

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

After dropping new single 'Clicky' late last month, and with the release of his debut EP Fantasy coming up this month (on 25th July), Ukiyo has been busy! Scroll through and check out some of the tunes Ukiyo loves the most.

What song reminds you of your youth?
'Dancing in the Moonlight' by Toploader
One of my first memories ever is pretending to play along to that song with my mate.  Who could ask for a better introduction to music.

What song would you love to sample?
I really love Ahmad Jamal’s theme from M*A*S*H, I’ve always wanted to have a crack at sampling it, but Gramatik did such a fantastic job with it in their song Skylight that I’ve never let myself.

What song did you last listen to?
'Solstice' by Brian Bennett
Right now, I’m listening to 'Solstice' by Brian Bennett, just discovered this album today!  Such a cool space vibe adventure and the album art is breathtaking.

What song do you wish you collaborated on?
'Shelter' by Porter Robinson & Madeon 
The song is perfect already, but a boy can dream, right?  Those guys seem incredibly genuine and sincere as well, I’d love to be in a room with them.

What song is your ultimate party track?
It’s a playlist really, but it starts with 'Close To Me' by The Cure.  I’ve also got this crazy Salsa remix of Coldplay’s Clocks that I pull out whenever I can.

What song has been your favourite track of this year so far?
'NUMB' by Hayden James & GRAACE
Everything about this track is so damn cool and unique.  Hayden’s new track is fantastic as well, can’t wait to see what’s to come.

You can purchase 'Clicky' here or stream it via Apple Music

Interview: Odette on blending poetry and music

Last week, Odette shared her highly anticipated debut album To A Stranger. The album is an impressive debut, with each track featuring honest and reflective lyrics by Odette. Odette gives us a little insight into the album, as well the influence poetry has on her artistry.

Congratulations on your debut album To A Stranger, what lessons did you learn whilst creating your first LP? 
I figured out who I am as a writer. It gave me so much confidence in myself and my abilities. I also learnt so much about my own presence in the studio. Often in sessions, I would be either very quiet or manically social out of stress but working with Damian gave me this calm confidence. It was really something to be able to think clearly and know that the end product was going to be exactly what I was envisioning.

You got to perform on triple j's Like A Version last month, which must of been very exciting!! What was the experience like? 
It was so wonderful. The other musicians and singers I played with, lots of which were childhood friends, really brought everything to life. The strings were so beautiful and the backing vocals were smooth and lovely. I got goosebumps as we were playing.

'Watch Me Read You' features samples from an interview with Maya Angelou, what draws you to poetry as a songwriter/musician? 
Poetry, I think, is something that conveys a message in a very short time. I love that you can fit so much about a landscape, emotion, person or whatever in just a few pages. I love its varying styles and I love how personal it can be. You really hear someone’s voice or see through somebody else’s eye when you’re reading their poetry. Of course, not all of it’s good. Lord knows I’ve written so many bad poems in my life. I just think that poetry and writing, in general, is a form of expression that is timeless.

What’s similar about poetry and the processes involved in songwriting? 
I mean there are a lot of similarities. Sometimes you can read someone’s lyrics and it’ll be in perfect prose. Other times it’s a stream of consciousness and has no rhyme scheme. I think the one thing that poetry and songwriting has in common for me is that you can create your own rules. You can write however you’d like. I know that sometimes I’ll write in iambic pentameter or tetrameter but halfway in be like ‘screw this I’m going to change the tempo and everything about the song’.

Are there any other poets who you seek inspiration from? 
Definitely poets like Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou and Keats.

Pablo Neruda once said, "Poetry is an act of peace", what's this mean to you as a songwriter and creative? 
That’s beautiful. I’ve never heard that before. Honestly, I’d say that poetry is a calm moment. It clarifies what might be convoluted in your mind, I know this is definitely why I write. I suppose it’s an act of peace for the individual.

How do you plan on celebrating the release of the album? 
Honestly? Sleeping. I’ll hang out with my closest friends and maybe we’ll go a little crazy but I just really need a good sleep.

By Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

You can purchase Odette's album here or stream it via Apple Music

You can catch Odette live during her 'To A Stranger' tour:
Friday 10th August - Ed Castle/Rocket Bar, Adelaide - SOLD OUT
Saturday 11th August - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne - SOLD OUT
Sunday 12th August - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 14th August - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne - SOLD OUT
Wednesday 15th August - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne  - SOLD OUT
Friday 17th August - Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Saturday 18th August - Amplifier, Perth
Friday 24th August - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney - SOLD OUT
Saturday 25th August -Transit Bar, Canberra - SOLD OUT
Sunday 26th August - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 31th August - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane - SOLD OUT
Saturday 1st September - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane - SOLD OUT
More information is available here 

Video Premiere: Foemen – ‘Magnetic Form’

With the release of upcoming EP Magntisz fast approaching, Foemen shares the brand new video for 'Magnetic Form' with us today.

‘Magnetic Form’ is about the immediate attraction two individuals feel and the ability for those feelings to take control.

The video features Foemen amongst captivating scenes that contrast light and dark. Some scenes in the video see Foemen singing in pitch darkness, however, his backdrop then transforms to complete light — the use of contrast works impactfully with the themes of the track and the sentimentality behind it.

Foemen's EP Magntisz is set to be released on 20th July.

You can purchase 'Magnetic Form' here or stream it via Apple Music

Review: Polish Club | Corner Hotel, Melbourne | 7.7.18

Monday, July 9, 2018

Over their tenure as a live band, Polish Club has been known to exemplify many things — including sassy stage presence, flashy fast-paced songs and snappy performances that leave the crowd always wanting more. Both David Novak and John-Henry have excellent stagecraft, with their quick wit and quips never far behind. With a full horn band behind them on Saturday night, the duo and their five-piece looked near unstoppable.

They were joined by trio Sweater Curse and folk four-piece All Our Exes Live in Texas, the evening at the Corner Hotel was highlighted by the many different musical genres it brought with it, as well as the formidable dancing of David Novak.


Sweater Curse was a lively prospect for the bandroom in Richmond. The trio, who hail from Queensland, were the right choice for an opener for the equally fast-paced Polish Club, starting the evening off with full energy.

With a set reaching a touch over half an hour, Sweater Curse was able to display their musical abilities to the growing crowd — who, by the end of the set, were terribly excitable by the young band’s prospects. With only a couple of singles released, much of their set was made up of Sweater Curse’s new material intermixed with their current singles, 'Can’t See You Anymore', 'Don’t Call Me' and 'Fell Asleep'.

With a classic indie, rock and grunge mix, Sweater Curse had a sound reminiscent of modern grunge unit, Tiny Little Houses, but kept their unique vibe through the tender vocals of lead vocalist and bassist, Monica. Sweater Curse closed out their set with their soon-to-be-released single, 'Mon’s Song', filling the room with their laid-back indie sound for one last song.


All Our Exes Live In Texas was the second act, and their folk charm was a refreshing change of pace before Polish Club. With their only form of percussion being the tambourine on the foot of Elana, the foursome relied on their pleasant harmonisation and voicing to deliver a thrilling performance.

Hannah, Georgia, Elana and Katie each swapped the lead vocal duties with their individual vocal tones painting a different picture with each song.  Their set was powerful and lyrically reflective including their popular singles, 'Tell Me', 'The Devil’s Part' and 'When The Sun Comes Up'.

'World War Three' was a highlight of their set — the song, which is about violence and abuse against women, moved the crowd. The song was a beautiful ode to the current predicament of the world with their heartfelt vocals taking hold of the room.

It was their vocal prowess and hard-hitting, yet sometimes light, lyrics that foster such awe in the crowd,  plus their beautiful folk music, that delivered an air of quiet excitement leading into Polish Club.


As far as power duos in music go, it’s generally hard to go past Polish Club’s punchy, sassy performances and Saturday night's show reaffirmed this sentiment. Now with their new five-piece brass section, Polish Club’s level of fun soared to new heights.

Both David Novak and John-Henry relished having a horn section and used it to full effect, arriving on stage to a full brass fanfare before immediately exploding into 'Give It Up'. A quick intro was followed by a roll of brass based jokes, Novak asking the crowd if they were “ready to get horny” and that they were “already horny enough” on-stage.

Again, the energy lifted on-stage as the duo and their newfound friends burst into their popular track 'Money'. The crowd immediately responded, singing, screaming and dancing to one of Polish Club’s best-known tracks.

The set, made up of fifteen tracks, was a perfect mix of Polish Club’s fast-paced winners, as well as some of their slower numbers such as 'Don’t Fuck Me Over' and 'How To Be Alone'. The rest was made-up of their well-known magic with 'Come Party', 'Divided', 'Beeping' and 'Whatuknow' all featuring on a packed setlist.

Apart from being a great set-up for the many horn-based puns Novak and John-Henry had worked on, the brass section they brought along with them for the show assisted in fattening out the lower bassy, end that Polish Club sometimes lacked — using the wide sounds of the tuba, trombones, trumpet and suave baritone saxophone, they made a real impact.

Doing an encore at random hasn’t really been Polish Club’s style, so telling the crowd that they were going to do it felt much more natural. The encore was everything a Polish Club fan could wish for, with the band closing out on 'Stop' by the immortal Spice Girls. With Novak and John-Henry duetting with each other in the roles of the spice girls (John-Henry reading the lyrics scrawled on a piece of paper). It was the perfect way for the show to end — the spicy passion of Polish Club, the fun fanfare of the horn section and the bouncy energetic lyrics of the Spice Girls, setting the crowd off and leaving everyone fulfilled from Polish Club’s performance.

Written by Daniel Hanssen (@dangigman)

You can catch Polish Club this Saturday 14th July at Factory Theatre in Sydney. Tickets are avaliable here.

Gig News: YG Announces Australian and New Zealand Dates

Whilst in town for Canberra's Spilt Milk festival, YG is set to appear across the country (as well as in New Zealand) this November.

With an array of singles such as 'Big Bank', 'Fuck It Up', 'Still Brazy', 'Why You Always Hatin?', 'Twist My Fingaz', 'Ride Out' and 'FDT', the Bompton rapper is set to dominate stages when he hits Downunder. Next month, YG is also set to unleash his highly anticipated album Stay Dangerous, which is due on 3rd August. The release of a new album also means that he's set to perform new material during the tour.

YG was in Australia first in 2015 with Ty Dolla $ign, as well as in 2017 during his headline sold-out tour.

Presale tickets go on sale 10am Friday, July 13th. General sale tickets go on sale 10am Monday, July 16th.

Tour dates:
Friday 16th November - Festival Hall, Melbourne - ALL AGES
Saturday 17th November - Spilt Milk Festival, Canberra - SOLD OUT
Wednesday 21st November - Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland - 18+
Friday 23rd November - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney - 18+
Sunday 25th November - Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane - 18+
More information is available here.

Now Playing: The Attics – 'Ultramarine'

Friday, July 6, 2018

If you've have a crazy week, then 'Ultramarine' is the perfect tune to help wash away all your troubles. The Attics have just shared their latest tune 'Ultramarine', and it's the perfect combination of smooth beats, hypnotic melodies and floating vocals. 

The track features an array of intriguing elements — especially with the airy nature of the vocals acting as a buffer between the intricate combination of driving guitars and the lushness of the chorus. It's a contrasting combination, but it works beautifully and the end result is utterly entrancing. 'Ultramarine' gives listeners a glimmer of summer and an escape from the dreariness of the cold.

If 'Ultramarine' is anything to go off, The Attics have some magic saved up their sleeves and we can't wait to hear what they do next.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

You can purchase 'Ultramarine' here or stream it via Apple Music

Now Playing: Maja – 'Woman I've Become'

Last month, Maja, who is based in Melbourne, unleashed her moving single 'Woman I've Become'. 'Woman I've Become' is another expressive and eloquent addition to her collection of beautiful songs — including 'Hurting Now' and 'Wake Up and Find' from her 2017 EP Still Bleeding.

'Woman I've Become' showcases Maja's poignant vocals in their rawest form. Her stunning vocals elevate the depth of emotions within the lyricism — especially with lyrics such as, "So don't you wait for the woman of your dreams / she's crying out to be heard and to be seen". The deeply personal track appears like a story and you'll be hanging onto every word as they appear.

Maja also recently shared a music video for 'Woman I've Become', which you can watch below. She's also set to play a series of tour dates this month, scroll down to find out where.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

You can purchase 'Woman I've Become' here or stream it via Apple Music

Tour dates:
7th July - Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
12th July - Junk Bar, Brisbane
20th July - Handle Bar, Bendigo
21st July - Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo
25th July - Irish Murphys, Hobart
26th July - Republic Bar, Hobart
More information here

Music video for 'Woman I've Become':

Now Playing: Demon Days – 'Disco Baby'

Thursday, July 5, 2018

I don’t know what sparkly neo-soul/disco/funk water the musicians in Perth drink, but I want some, I want some now. Clearly having been baptised in said waters then re-baptised about infinity times, Demon Days’ 'Disco Baby' has been blessed by the groovy funk gods. I’m so flawed by the sheer musicality and groove of this track and I haven’t been able to stop bobbing my head (I may need to seek medical attention).

The track begins with a gritty riser and drums then we are treated to some tasty synth licks and bouncy bass. By now, the song catches you and you are swimming through a perfectly crafted song form with precise rhythmic vocals and harmonies floating atop. It’s just so crystal clear that this band have more chops than a karate studio.

Their influences of jazz, pop, funk, and hip-hop come through so cohesively on this song and I cannot begin to recommend you listen enough.

Written by Roy Gordon

You can purchase 'Disco Baby' here or stream it via Apple Music

Now Playing: Dean Lewis – 'Be Alright'

Not Since Same Kind Of Different, have we seen a release from Dean Lewis, but through his highly anticipated new single 'Be Alright', he has fixed this and given his fans a first glimpse into his impending album.

'Be Alright' epitomises the long, searing pain of betrayal in love. In this stirring ballad, he lays bare this bitter and complex feeling through saddened vocal work sitting alongside his signature stripped back acoustic guitar, making the sting his experiences vivid for the listener.

Dean’s powerful storytelling and lyrics in 'Be Alright' paint a soul-bearing picture, and the track match up to the heights of his earlier singles.

It’s his emotive vocal work that powers the song and lays the groundwork for an exciting album in the future. 'Be Alright' showcases Dean Lewis at his solemn, yet explosively emotional best. His music allows listeners to feel the lyrics and musical accompaniment reverberate in their own hearts.

Written by Daniel Hanssen (@dangigman)

You can purchase 'Be Alright' here or stream it via Apple Music

Review: Quinn XCII | Corner Hotel, Melbourne | 1.7.18

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The closing show to Quinn XCII's Australian tour (and his first visit to Melbourne) had it all, brilliant indie-pop, a performance that truly engaged Quinn’s fans and even a surprise shoey or two.

Opening for Quinn XCII was Ukiyo, a local Australian producer who hails from Perth. While he seemed a little nervous when he first jumped up on stage, it soon dissipated, as his music did much of the talking for him. His production work was refreshing, coupling the dancey bass ridden tracks of modern electronica with simpler moments of purity through clear chiming samples. This blend of themes was a feature for much of Ukiyo’s work. Still heavily influenced by dance, Ukiyo’s tracks explored other elements of electronic music including light influences from techno and trance floating into the grooves of his production.

Ukiyo’s set included many of his current releases, 'Clicky', 'Go' and closing on his popular title track from his 2016 EP, 'Calling'. Brilliantly, each track was able to inspire a different mood in the room and as such, was a brilliant opener for an artist like Quinn XCII, who inspires so much feeling in his music.

Michigan born, Quinn XCII was an exciting and interesting prospect for the Corner Hotel stage, the artist finishing up his Australian tour on the back of his 2017 debut album The Story of Us. His talent for melding various genres through his music has played a large role in him standing out from other musicians

His set was an eclectic combination of his The Story Of Us album, the new releases from the album’s deluxe mix and old singles that made him the artist he is.

Opening with 'Candle', the mellow R&B and pop combination of sounds sent the crowd into an immediate tizzy. The well-known track quickly amped up the already buzzing crowd. Leading out of 'Full Circle', Quinn XCII was drawn into the “Shooey” chant by the crowd and after some quick introductions of his band, Patty Anne Miller, Quinn XCII’s drummer and Gregory Hugel, his keys player, proceeded to complete a schoey while to the tune of 'Seven Nation Army', creating a touch of on-stage excitement as Quinn promised another by the end of the evening.

The highlight of Quinn XCII’s set wasn’t so much a song, but his presence, honesty and engagement with the crowd coupled with his ability to blend so many musical genres without making an audible mess. Quinn XCII’s songs are influenced by pop, hip-hop, electronica and a measure of reggae, and this could have easily become a mess live, but he and his band made it work perfectly.

Quinn XCII was bubbly, constantly wanting the crowd to raise their hands, dance and sing along with him, it was these moments that led to such a high-quality performance throughout the evening. This almost stream of energy channelled through Quinn’s renditions of his songs, making each song special and unique in its own way.

Rolling through older tracks such as 'Bootleggin’', and newer recordings 'Make Time', 'Iron & Steel' and 'Always Been You', Quinn XCII completed the main part of his set on 'Kings Of Summer'. The electronic track resonated through the bandroom with the heavy beats and lyrics making many members of the crowd sing and dance with joy. The crowd hit fever pitch as Quinn XCII walked off of the stage, beginning a combination chant of “one more song” and “shooey” fuelled by the evening's earlier events.

After arriving back on stage, he fulfilled his promise of the second shoey. He also had the idea of performing his encore in only socks, which quickly led into his popular track, 'Flare Guns'. The crowd was waiting for this one, the dreamy pop track being belted back at Quinn XCII by the crowd. His passionately boisterous vocals made a massive impact and the added fact he had the crowd singing Chelsea Cutler’s part made the song a stand out moment from the evening already full of memorable events.

The crowd engagement didn’t stop with 'Flare Guns' though, even his closing track 'Straightjacket' had a large part for the crowd to play, with both Quinn XCII and the crowd competing in a vocal call and response through the closing lines of the track. Having both Patty and Greg’s instrumental parts stripped away, Quinn XCII and the crowd could be heard reverberating until the end of his show.

Written by Daniel Hanssen (@dangigman)

Now Playing: Cut Copy – 'Standing in the Middle Of The Field' (Tensnake Remix)

Sunday, July 1, 2018

MJ’s glitter-socked feet are shimmying and shamone-ing at a dizzying speed in a conga line, resulting in fist-sized bunions and a severe case of Hammer Toe. And who is to blame? Cut Copy (and paste) and their Hamburg cocktail re-mixer sidekick Tensnake.

Rested in the retirement home of 2017 release ‘Haiku From Zero’, Tensnake’s 6:31 long SodaStream renovation carbonates the original, ‘listened to 1000 times but still bearable’, into funkadelic Daft Punkish popping candy. A compatible divergence of a deep upfront riff, backdropped by sprinklings of marimba percussionitzy ear ticklers.

“Find love, lying on the shore...drifting out to sea, lost forevermore” they sing.

SITMOTF is in need of a nurturing grandma embrace and 5:20's “holding on is hurt” conclusion expresses it so. Despite lack of, the echoey fade-out seal to the envelope is a delish ingrain in the membrane chilling finish. #TenOutOfTensnake

Written by Sally Hui (@sally__hui)

You can purchase Tensnake's remix of 'Standing in the Middle Of The Field' here or stream it via Apple Music.

Now Playing: GOSH – 'Isle Of Pines'

We may be deep into winter, but Wollongong five-piece GOSH brings the summer vibes back with their track 'Isle Of Pines'. They initially released the track a few months ago, so we're a little late to the party — but, we're so damn happy that we stumbled across GOSH and 'Isle Of Pines'.

'Isle Of Pines' provides smooth listening for anyone who is looking for the perfect tune to blast aloud. The track is intriguing in the way it combines relaxing elements like dreamy vocals but then weaves in charged-up and electrifying guitars.  This transition moves the track from your standard Sunday chill-out tune into an intricate and elaborate alternative rock song — yet, 'Isle Of Pines' also appears effortless and natural.

Do yourself a favour a kick your week off with 'Isle Of Pines' by GOSH.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

You can purchase 'Isle Of Pines' here or stream it via Apple Music.

Now Playing: Fabric Bear – 'Without You'

Edinburgh-based three-piece Fabric Bear may be young, but their tunes are polished and sound well beyond their years. Last month, they shared their single 'Without You', which was produced by Baby Strange.

There's an aura of confidence to 'Without You' — the track's vocals work harmoniously with the grittiness of the guitars and the final product is utterly electrifying. The track also balances the rawness of the Scottish underground scene with lustrous sounds of alternative rock. 'Without' You is also immensely catchy and you'll have it stuck in your head for hours.

Though it might be a little while until they make their way to Australia, we're eagerly awaiting to see what they do next.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

You can purchase 'Without You' here or stream it via Apple Music.

Feature: We Play 'What Song...' with Andie Zarins from Zenith Moon

Friday, June 29, 2018

Aussie rockers Zenith Moon unleashed their single 'Inhibition' this month, as well as the accompanying music video — which you can watch below! Here's a glimpse into the favourite songs of Andie Zarins, who is on drums in the band.

What song reminds you of your youth?
'Feel Good Inc.' by Gorillaz
For me, it’s gotta be an equal tie between 'Feel Good Inc.' by Gorillaz or any song that charted during the 80’s. The former because listening to that song was my choice, and the latter because Mum and Dad would smash on 80’s pop compilation cd’s every chance they got - thanks Mum and Dad, those tunes really do spin me right round, like a record baby, right round round round.

What song would you love to sample?
The Zorba
I’d love to sample a tune like the ‘Zorba' old Greek classics. I say this because Kahli is Greek and a lot of her family come and see us play. I’d love to see a whole room full of people dancing the Zorba and screaming ‘opa’ while taking shots of ouzo during one of our shows. Plus, I’ve fallen in love with Greek music.

What song did you last listen to?
‘Four Cypresses’ by Grizzly Bear
'Four Cypresses' by Grizzly Bear. I’ve been following these guys for years now and they’re so damn captivating. Can’t wait to see what new stuff they come out with, every new record is simply so fresh and gives me a new perspective on songwriting.

What song do you wish you collaborated on?
Anything by Flume, funnily enough. The beats are so very groovy and the music he creates is invigorating and fresh. Plus, it’s the soundtrack to almost every Aussie summer I’ve had in recent years… (So all of them since he became popular.) I would just add even more layers to the drums.

What song is your ultimate party track?
'Green Light' by Lorde 
It brings me literally zero shame to say… my ultimate party track is 'Green Light' by Lorde. The track’s an absolute banger. Or maybe September by Earth, Wind and Fire. Try to be unhappy and have a bad time to that song, I dare you.

What song has been your favourite track of this year so far?
'This is America' by Childish Gambino
‘This is America’ by Gambino. Hate to sound bang-wagon-y but this song caused me to have a soft spot for trap, how is that even possible? Either way, a banger is a banger, no matter if it’s trap or not.

You can watch Zenith Moon's video for 'Inhibition' below:

You can purchase 'Inhibition' here or stream it on Apple Music 

Premiere: Aspy Jones – ‘Hatches’

We're super excited to bring you 'Hatches', the debut single by up-and-comer Aspy Jones. The single is also on-track to appear on his forthcoming EP, which is set to be released into the wild later this year.

'Hatches' is an emotionally-charged track that was inspired by the struggles of a close friend of his. In a statement, Aspy says that it's a feeling everyone can relate to and that "it’s important to let your friends and family know that you’re there for them and to remind them to keep moving forward". The sentiments and feelings he sings about are not only captured in the track's lyricism, but also in the ferocity of the guitars and the driving force of his vocals.

Hit play and take a moment to take in the reflective words of 'Hatches'.

You can purchase 'Hatches' here or stream it via Apple Music.

Now Watching: St. Vincent – 'Fast Slow Disco'

Thursday, June 28, 2018

In celebration of pride month, St Vincent released the music video for her single ‘Fast Slow Disco’. The track has been re-worked and comes straight from her 2017 critically acclaimed album, Masseduction.

The video shows Annie Clark enjoying herself, walking through a club of leather-bound bears that are sweating it out in a massive rave. They are seen embracing Clark by lifting her in a crowd surf and what seems to be a very intimate moment between all the lovers in the rave.

St. Vincent states in a recent interview that she was heavily influenced by Madonna's ‘Like A Prayer’ era and wanted to pay homage to that.

You can check out the video below:

Written by Kristy Smolcic

Now Playing: King Princess – 'Holy'

King Princess has become a household name, especially after the success of her breakout single '1950', which is dominating the charts and playlists around the world.

King Princess released her debut EP Make My Bed and it's full of musical treasures — one of them being 'Holy'. The track's heartfelt melodic vocals whisk you away instantly. The combination of her delicate vocals and the smooth rhythm work together perfectly to create an overall beautiful song. 

Wanna get lost? Give your ears a taste of this track, it definitely doesn't disappoint.

Written by Kristy Smolcic

Now Playing: Eliza and the Delusionals – 'Half Empty Girl'

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mark the day and time! Eliza and the Delusionals have dropped another stellar single, 'Half Empty Girl'. The track features jazzy upbeat chords, boppy lead guitar runs and a head bobbers dream in the drumlines. All these parts work together to support Eliza’s powerful vocals.

The track has a sense of direction behind it, building from minimal layers through the track to a fulfilled chorus highlighted by the title hook — “What does it take to be a man/Just a half empty girl/You don’t need to hold my hand”.

The upbeat track has helped solidify a trail of great releases from the Queensland-based band over the past year and if this first drop of 2018 is anything to go by, the track hints at the great potential the growing band has to offer.

Written by Daniel Hanssen (@dangigman)

Now Playing: Smoke Season – 'Sweetest Thing'

LA-based duo Smoke Season is set to take the rest of the year by storm, and their newest single 'Sweetest Thing' is a testament of this. Listening to 'Sweetest Thing' feels like a sugar rush, but without all the damaging side effects — instead, the single delivers pure goodness, enchanting lyricism and delectable vocal harmonies.

'Sweetest Thing' is about the magnetic attraction you feel when you first meet someone that you're into. This excitement is captured amongst the joyous and lifting synths, as well as the intricate and energetic sounds weaved in. The vocal harmonies inject light into the track, enlivening it with doses of sunshine. The sentimentality of the lyrics will also capture your heart, especially with words such as, "You are the sweetest thing that I have ever seen up close' and 'Your face is killing me / I can feel you all over my skin'.

You can listen to 'Sweetest Thing' by Smoke Season below.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

Gig News: Childish Gambino Announces 2018 Australian Tour Dates

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A day after the exciting news that Childish Gambino is headlining Spilt Milk Festival in Canberra, he has just announced a bunch of solo headline shows. With the recent release of his chart-topping single 'This is America', and impeccable Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning achievements, Donald Glover has been dominating.

Tickets go on sale at midday this Friday, June 29. My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale commencing 11am Thursday, June 28.

More details can be found at Live Nation.

Tour dates: 
8th November - Perth, HBF Stadium
10th November - Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
14th November - Sydney, Sydney Opera House Forecourt


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