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SZYMON | GOLDEN VIDEO

A few weeks ago we wrote about Golden by Szymona young musician who lost his battle with depression at age 23.  Our Alex wrote, “Golden plays through your mind, flittering around like a butterfly emerging from it’s cocoon. On first play of the track, you can glimpse a moment of hope and joy amongst the songs’ workings that brought a tear to my eye.” With a gorgeous new video just released, Golden now has a powerful new dimension added to the story. Check it out.

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WHAT’S UP | MARTIN KING X COURTNEY HOLM

Courtney Holm’s label Article. by Courtney Holm is known for its distinct assimilation of pop-culture street styling, elemental sportswear and tailoring details. Martin King is a Melbourne music artist known for The Harpoons and Oscar And Martin, but he’s more recently started putting tracks out solo; think smooth vocals, fun percussion with a bit of an RnB vibe. For Casual Band Blogger’s 2nd Birthday, the guys have been paired up to bring a bit of fashion to a night filled with music. We caught up with the pair to find out how the two worlds collide and what they’ve been up to recently. Continue reading “WHAT’S UP | MARTIN KING X COURTNEY HOLM” »

LAPALUX | LUSTMORE

I’ve been listening to Lapalux since his 2011 EP release Many Face Out of Focus and he really blew my mind with his otherworldy, glitched-out electronic soundscapes. I have been following him avidly since. Now with the release of his second album on the Brainfeeder label, Lustmore, Lapalux has proven himself to be an evolving force. If his tracks feel like he’s drawing a pristine order out of a swamp of chaos, so it seems his overall musical maturation is a similar progression. Continue reading “LAPALUX | LUSTMORE” »

GIG GUIDE | SPLENDOUR SIDE SHOWS

Did Thursday’s Splendour in the Grass main sale come and go and you missed out? Did you perhaps go around and cut down the internet cables to your neighbours so that they didn’t beat you in the queue? Did a single tear slide down your cheek whilst you howled in agony because you were going to miss your favourite act?  Does all hope seem lost without those tickets? Well, maybe you can relieve a little of that pain by feasting your eyes on the splendiferous side shows bought to you by the super heroes over at Secret Sounds.

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MS MR | PAINTED

MS MR have risen like a phoenix from the ashes since having all their new material stolen in a van robbery. They’ve returned with a new, fiercer fire with Painted, the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album due out just in time for Splendour In The Grass. From the opening thundering drum to the fading guitar at the end, Painted has me hook, line and sinker.

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