Month: November 2015

Spotlight On: The Vultures

Gold Coast trio The Vultures are making waves in the Australian rock scene. Touted by VENTS Magazine as having the ability to become “another of Australia’s great rock exports,” this is a band to watch in 2016. Originally forming as a metal band that took a blues turn, The Vultures have drawn on their influences to create an ever-evolving sound. After impressing fans and critics with their rock/blues-driven releases The Vultures EP and The Vultures EP II, the band are now working on new material which they describe as “night rock” orientated. “The songs we’ve been working on recently...

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Guards Of May Go Back To The Future This December

Doc Brown and Marty McFly may have travelled to 21 October, 2015, but anyone in the Brisbane rock scene knows the date they should have punched in is 12 December, 2015. Why you ask? Because on 12 December this year, local rockers Guards Of May are performing their debut album Future Eyes in full at The Foundry, and it’s Back To The Future (BTTF) themed! The one-off show will top off an incredible year that has seen the band release their first album, debut at BIGSOUND, and tour the country with Dead Letter Circus. As massive fans of BTTF,...

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Review: Ivey’s Debut EP ‘Under The Rug’ Is Spell-Binding

If ever there was a woman whose voice could leave you spell-bound, it’s Brisbane pop songstress Ivey. Her debut EP Under The Rug is full of stunning, angelic vocals and sparkling melodies that take you on a magical journey as she lays her emotions bare. The record begins with ferocious title track Under The Rug – easily the standout song on the EP. This upbeat number has everything a power-pop ballad needs – furious piano playing and vocals that are wooing you one minute and powerful as hell the next. These piano and vocal stylings remind me of Delta Goodrem’s...

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Press Start To Continue: Boss Fight And The Consouls Have Your Supanova After-Party Sorted

Are you heading to Supanova this weekend and looking for somewhere to party afterwards? Or maybe you’re a massive gaming enthusiast but can’t afford a ticket? Whichever boat you’re in, Press Start To Continue – Brisbane’s coolest video game music party – has you sorted! Back for its second instalment, Press Start To Continue will feature two of the country’s most interesting acts dedicated to the niche genre of video game music – Brisbane’s own Boss Fight and Sydneysiders The Consouls. The Consouls, whose quirky jazz arrangements of video game tunes have seen them play to Sydney Supanova audiences, will...

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Tunesday Review: Euphony’s ‘Ethereal’ EP Is A Delectable Debut

If Nirvana and Karnivool went into the studio together, the result would be something close to Euphony’s debut EP Ethereal. With driving riffs, hammering drums and dynamic vocals, this record will make you wish there was more than four songs to devour. Opening track Million Ways begins with whimsical vocals and pounding riffs, before taking a Nirvana-esque turn. My favourite thing about this track is the vocal delivery which reminds me of Kurt Cobain’s gruff-like drawls on Nevermind. Basically, this song made my ears happy straightaway. Achilles Heal and This Place continue to please, alternating stripped back sections with cool...

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