earworms, South Coast Gig Guide

Syd rockers Sevsons have slapped together a spicy playlist for your heavy listening pleasure

Syd-based alt-rockers Sevsons have just stepped off a whirlwind east coast tour, throwing their weight behind Brissy rockers Dead Letter Circus. The four-piece have been on the up and up in local alt-rock circles over the past coupla’ years, and have already supported Aussie prog rock and metal vets Closure in Moscow, Caligula’s Horse and Circles. If […]

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Thomston burns bright with liberating banger ‘Acid Rain’

NZ-hailing artist/producer Thomston (aka Thomas Stoneman) has debuted a minimalist video clip and contradicting Malfoy-esque look today, with the release of his latest single ‘Acid Rain’. To my weathered ears, the bridge in this little cherry is super reminiscent of Cat Stevens‘ ‘Father and Son’; but, like, not as el depresso? Instead, Thomston explains that the […]

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Jack River is driving me wild with super sultry ‘Limo Song’

Holly Rankin, powerhouse singer/producer behind the moniker Jack River, has driven home a hot lap of sensuality in her latest single ‘Limo Song’. Lone western whistlin’ into the soft pink glow of an American diner, an aproned Rankin is pictured surrounded by tables of seriously aesthetically-gifted humans. The sensual tension is on high from the […]

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‘No Place’ I’d rather hear new RÜFÜS DU SOL

Sydney alt-dance extraordinaire RÜFÜS DU SOL have signalled their return from a lengthy two year break with the release of their new single ‘No Place’. To my just-rolled-over-and-started-scrolling morning ears, the track sounded a little on the darker side, but after a coupla’ loops it’s clear the guys haven’t lost their dreamy essence. ‘No Place’ […]

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‘Queendom’ Come: AURORA’s ethereal music clip

Norwegian singer-songwriter AURORA has perfectly embodied the strength and momentum of 2018 female empowerment in the official clip for her latest bop, ‘Queendom’. And is it just me, or is it now the norm for music videos to be on par with full-scale, Oscar-worthy productions? ‘Queendom’ transforms what looks to be a derelict warehouse into […]

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‘Awake’ in Wonderland: A Review

Alison Wonderland’s sophomore album Awake dropped into our hot little laps last Friday, and I’ve been chomping at the mother-flying bit to review this record! And so, now that I’m (temporarily) free of my hospitality shackles – let’s press play, shall we? Awake kicks off with an EDM-enhanced cello solo (played by Wonderland, herself); the passionate strings […]

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