Month: January 2016

Watching Brisbane Bands On Youtube Is About To Get A Whole Lot Cooler

Watching videos of your favourite Brisbane bands on Youtube is about to get a whole lot cooler now that the legends behind The QUBE Effect and Jungle Love Festival have combined forces. If you’re an avid social media user, you would have seen Youtube videos popping up left, right and centre last year of local acts performing in big cubes at different locations around Brisbane. These videos were part of the inaugural QUBE Effect – a contemporary youth music program run by the Brisbane City Council that aims to provide promotional opportunities and economic outcomes for local musicians through...

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Exclusive: Isabel Drops New Single ‘Fences’

Infusing neo-soul with hints of RnB, Isabel’s new single Fences is a sonic beauty with a sultry beat. Working with local producer Steve Thornely (Meredith and Georgia Mae), Fences heralds a departure from Isabel’s folk roots, layering beats and sounds to create an enchanting soundscape. “I’ve always wanted to use different sounds and textures to add more ambience to my songs. Steve has helped me do that with Fences and shown me that my music doesn’t have to be restricted by the instruments I own,” she said. Musically the track was inspired by artists like Meg Mac, Chet Faker,...

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Review: Let Your Hair Down With The Free Loves’ Debut EP

Need a dose of happiness? The Free Loves’ self-titled, debut EP will do the trick. If ever there was a record that oozes positive vibes and pure bliss, this is it. The record draws influence from each band members’ diverse musical tastes, blending 1960s and 70s pop with three part harmonies, acoustic blues, roots rhythms and some synth. Lead vocalist and guitarist Greg McHugh says the tracks are the top picks from their live shows – the ones they love playing, and the ones audiences respond to most. “We road tested the songs at various gigs, and recorded the...

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The Inspiration Behind Columbia Buffet’s New Album

For the past five years, Brisbane four piece Columbia Buffet have been making straight up punk-rock music reminiscent of Superchunk teamed with The Lemonheads. Now the countdown is on to the release of their new album How To Survive An Atomic Bomb, which drops 4 March. So far, fans have sampled the album through its first two singles Shapes and Atomic Bomb, which the band say represent the bright, fun vibe of the record as a whole. Recorded in their drummer’s home studio, the goal was to produce, write and record an album that was true to who they...

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Review: Prepare For The Frenzy – Polaris’ ‘The Guilt & The Grief’ EP

Is Legion Music Festival taking requests? If so they should add metalcore greats Polaris to their line-up. Listen to their new EP The Guilt & The Grief (out this Friday, 29 January) and I’m sure you’ll agree, this band would have any heavy music festival crowd in a frenzy. This record has no warm-up tracks. Once you hit play on opener Regress, there is no going back. Regress is all about dealing with the social impact of what the band describe as ‘backwards worldviews’ and you can feel the pent-up aggression being released like a sonic kick to the...

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