Month: December 2015

Ayla Talks Success, Woodford Folk Festival and Christmas

It’s been a superb year for local indie-pop favourite Ayla. From bursting onto the scene in 2014 with a track that became one of Triple J’s most played, to winning the Billy Thorpe Scholarship and releasing her debut EP this year, Ayla is fast becoming a household name and someone to watch in 2016. While she is grateful for the success she’s experienced so far, it’s the fact that her music resonates with so many people that she says is the real reward. “It’s [music] something that I’ve always done and it’s unbelievable to know that people like it....

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Kate Heart’s Guide To Making New Year’s Resolutions (And Seeing Them Through)

Brisbane singer-songwriter Kate Heart may just be the Queen of goal-setting. Making her dream of releasing her debut EP a reality this year (FYI she started production on her EP at 27 weeks pregnant – serious dedication!) Kate knows how to set goals and succeed. So with the New Year fast approaching, we asked her to share some tips on how to make New Year’s Resolutions (or ‘goals’ as they’re called any other time of the year) and actually see them through. Here’s what she had to say… Write everything down.  I seem to be able to make things...

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Have A Very Bauble Christmas: Tyrone And Lesley’s Top Tips For Surviving Christmas

Move over traditional Christmas albums, Tyrone and Lesley’s Baubles: A Ukulele Christmas is here to inject some cheeky, truthful tunes into this festive season. With songs about re-gifting, Boxing Day and a Christmas wrap rap (yes you read that right), their tunes will have you singing along to all the things about Christmas you wouldn’t usually give a second thought to. After listening to the many Christmas albums of Sufjan Stevens, Brisbane’s Tyrone and Lesley were inspired to create their own ukulele-filled take on holiday heartache, festive exasperation, and wearying Christmas consumerism. “Christmas albums are awfully fun. We began...

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Premiere: Hemingway’s Debut Music Video ‘Peter Pan’

To top off an incredible year that saw the release their debut EP, a single in the Triple J Unearthed Top 20 and countless shows in Brisbane’s hippest venues, rock-reggae locals Hemingway are unveiling their debut music video for new single Peter Pan. PETER PAN – HEMINGWAY Peter Pan, as the title suggests, is about not wanting to grow old and was inspired by vocalist Brad Hemingway’s doubts over beginning a music degree in his twenties. “I was starting my music degree at 23 and feeling like I was too old to be pursuing this dream and then the words...

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Get A Little Pyre & Ice In Your Life

With head-banging, fist-pumping anthems that cover themes of love, twisted emotions, betrayal and lust, Brisbane rockers Pyre & Ice will have you kissing 2015 goodbye and ready to set 2016 on fire. Their latest single, appropriately titled Kissa My, is the perfect tune to kick-start your New Year. Inspired by a bad break-up, Kissa My is all about pulling yourself together and sticking it to the haters. “The song is about telling people to kiss your arse and moving on. I hope listeners take away to not put up with people’s crap and know that they deserve better,” said...

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