Month: September 2015

Tunesday Review: Byron Short’s Roof Raising Album Launch

From beginning to end, Byron Short’s album launch at Johnny Brown’s on Saturday night was an absolute roof raiser. Sassy country singer Hayley Marsten opened the night with a stripped back cover of Eminem’s Lose Yourself, followed by songs from her debut EP Even, a few country classics, and some new material from her forthcoming album. Hayley sang with conviction, and communicated the raw emotion of each song brilliantly. Her voice filled the room and left you imagining what it would be like to see her perform her music with an entire band in tow. Definitely an artist worth...

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Guards Of May Ready To Rock “Biggest Tour Yet” With Dead Letter Circus

It’s been a whirlwind few months for Brisbane alternative/progressive rock outfit Guards Of May. After releasing their debut album Future Eyes, embarking on an East Coast tour and performing at BIGSOUND, the band is now gearing up to support Aussie heavy weights Dead Letter Circus on their national tour. Described as their “biggest tour yet,” the band says they are looking forward to travelling to different cities and playing to fans old and new. “We’re super excited for this tour, I don’t think we’ve sounded any better than we do now. We can’t wait to play really loud to...

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California Dreaming: Rawr Vanity Set To Take The USA By Storm

Brisbane pop-rock darlings Rawr Vanity don’t just chase their dreams, they catch them.  With their California Dreaming tour kicking off in Los Angeles next week, the band’s dream of touring the USA is about to become an exciting reality. Influenced by the desire to experience the music industry from a new perspective and to share their music with the masses, the band are embarking on a USA tour that will see them play shows throughout Los Angeles, New York, Texas and Tennessee. “California Dreaming – the song and the tour – is about reaching your goals. In a metaphorical sense,...

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TBT: The Sweet Sound Of The Secret Whisper

There was nothing secret about the amazing music Gympie rock band The Secret Whisper created during their heyday. The trio consisted of Jessica Mincher, Chris Stewart and Billy James, and in 2011 they released their stunning debut EP Le Jeune Amour. The EP was full of whimsical songs that you could easily lose track of time listening to – stand out tracks included The End Of Me and Cops and Robbers. In 2012, the band continued to take the local music scene by storm appearing at Homegrown Music Festival, touring with Faker and scoring a nomination for the Billy...

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Tunesday Review: You’ll Wish Isaac Cavallaro’s New Song ‘My Darling’ Was Written For You

Isaac Cavallaro’s second single My Darling will have you swooning. Combining silky pop melodies and experimental electronic textures with heartfelt lyrics, My Darling will send the hearts of romantics fluttering. ”My Darling is the realisation that even when you can’t get what you want externally, you can still choose happiness at any point, and all will be ok. It’s the uplifting feeling that you have the ability to flick the switch in your head and focus on happiness instead of (in this case) not being able to have the girl you love by your side,” Isaac said. Used to...

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