A nice sunny day in Melbourne is really the perfect day for a festival. Heading into the Victorian College of Arts for this year’s Sugar Mountain, I wasn’t too sure what to expect as I’d never been before. Great start though – we were welcomed into the site with by an archway of trees decorated with tinsel bunting! And I love bunting, not to mention anything that shines!
After the huge success of Spirit Bird, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations are back announcing 8th studio album Nanna. The vegan, multi-instrumentalist, activist and surfer Rudd’s dream project has now come to life featuring ancestors from all around the globe. With guitar, percussion instruments, keys, flute, saxophone and even horns in hand, Nanna sees Rudd and the United Nations bring people from Indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Germany together cohesively. Continue reading “XAVIER RUDD & THE UNITED NATIONS | NANNA” »
Shot by Mitch Lowe Continue reading “PHOTO ALBUM | THE KOOKS LIVE IN BRISBANE” »
Being a Friday, it’s a perfect day for blissfully chilled tracks like Bad Trip (I Love You) on the blog. Let Queen Magic’s beautiful jam wash over you like a wave, it’s so soothing. Created especially for Wondercore Island’s Summer Mixtape, it’s pretty damn fine piece of work by neo-soul newcomer Queen Magic. Continue reading “QUEEN MAGIC | BAD TRIP (I LOVE YOU) – (WONDERCORE ISLAND MIXTAPE #5)” »
Slum Sociable, you had me at ‘Lo-Fo Washed-Out Jazz Hop From Mordialloc’s Filthiest Animals’. Or, was it from the moment I heard the first harp pluckings on debut track Anyway? I don’t know! Either way, you got me. Listen hard, then go see these bayside slumdogs play their first live show at Sugar Mountain. Let’s hope it’s filthy.
Watch this gritty live performance of Community by captivating songstress Ali Barter. Produced by Large Noises, this video will take you right into Barter’s face as she croons and strums this brooding beauty of a song. Large Noises, an outfit of creative types supporting live music by producing top-notch vids, have perfectly captured the raw nature of Community; a track taking me somewhere so dark and compelling I can’t help but love it. Continue reading “ALI BARTER | COMMUNITY” »
I know it’s only 19 days into this year, but I’ve found my favourite video of 2015 – Total Giovanni’s Can’t Control My Love. It’s weird, it’s kooky, it’s heartwarming, it’s funky, it’s beautifully filmed and has a great narrative with a killer song to match.