Lately, I’ve been searching high and low for some music that’s going to be with me forever. Don’t get me wrong, I discover great music every day, and they are songs I’ll probably listen to for a while, but I’ve been looking for one of those artists that will stay with me forever.
It’s been two years since Scottish synth pop trio CHVRCHES last performed in Australia, now on the release of their brilliant sophomore album Every Open Eye they have returned once again to play Laneway for the second time. Alongside the festival they have been blowing crowds away at a number of headline sideshows, including two at Melbourne’s The Forum Theater.
Kate Boy are the synth pop band that you need to be listening to. Building up a steady momentum since their debut ‘Northern Lights‘ the group have gone through drastic lineup changes in their short time performing live but have managed to keep an intense powerful dynamic to their shows. The duo that is made up of Australian Kate Akhurst and Sweedish Markus Dextegen have been in Australia recently performing with Bloc Party and working feverishly in the studio on follow up tracks to their 2015 debut ‘One’. Whilst in Sydney I was lucky enough to snag some of their time for a Q&A and a photoshoot and being a massive fan of the two I was low key dying from excitement. Continue reading “WHAT’S UP | KATE BOY” »
US bae’s MS MR have been named as one of the international acts who will be at this years GTM Regional Festival and honestly they were probably the main draw card for me on a lineup that seems a bit well, repetitive? Any who they’ve now announced their own run of headline shows across this great wide continent and in preparation for this I have prepared a little guide to show you the emotions you may be faced with when attending one of their shows…. let us begin.
The slacker revolution is here. Peter Sagar’s lo-fi hiss & pop brand of warped RnB is making sweet lovely waves across our shores for the second time (his first run here backing your boy Mac Demarco as his touring guitarist).
Following the trend of surprise releases, Ecca Vandal dropped her ripper debut EP, End Of Time on January 29th without any warning. The five track EP is named after her 2015 single, End Of Time which followed her single, Battle Royal – also featuring on the EP. The EP makes it evident that Ecca Vandal refuses to be boxed into one genre, as elements of hip-hop, punk, and dark electro-pop add to her unique, experimental style. Ecca Vandal has carefully crafted her End Of Time EP to instantly demand your attention and blow your mind.