Month: February 2016

Premiere: Astrid Drops Debut Single ‘Say What You Mean’

They say Leap Day (29 February) is special, and today that certainly rings true, because our favourite Brisbane pop-soul juggernaut Astrid Jorgensen is dropping her debut single! If, like us, you knew Astrid as the effervescent frontwoman of Astrid & The Asteroids, you can breathe a collective sigh of relief, because she’s back weaving music magic with Say What You Mean. Say What You Mean is all about trying to figure someone out. With fire-laced vocals and steady beats, Astrid powerfully conveys the frustration and confusion of being forced to read between the lines, when life would be so...

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Spotlight On: Hobo Magic

Hobo Magic’s deep passion for social, environmental and political issues inspires every song they write. If you like groovy rock music you can learn and draw meaning from, take note! They’ve come a long way since writing their first song together at 14 years old, releasing their self-titled debut record in 2014.  Exploring issues like depression, corruption, governments, war and spirituality, vocalist and guitarist Connor Mitchell says they wanted their first album to inspire positive change. “Music can be a powerful tool to spread a positive message. We wanted to write music that would inspire people to try, in...

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Soupy LaRue Is Your Cheeky Stranger Next Door

Brisbane punktry rockers Soupy LaRue have been known to take guidance from an Ouija board when making music together. Is that true, or false? We’ll leave that up to you. Releasing their debut single Next Door Stranger earlier this month, Soupy LaRue are ready to share their music with the world. Lead vocalist Doug Bjur, says they would have released Hit Me Baby One More Time as their debut single, but Britney beat them to it. “Someone had already released Hit Me Baby One More Time, so we decided to release Next Door Stranger as our first single because...

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Expect To Hear A Heck More From Pandamic This Year

Pandamic’s new single Heck! is reminiscent of hot, lazy days spent strumming your guitar and wondering why you haven’t gotten together yet with that girl you just met. Influenced by artists like Dune Rats, Violent Soho and DZ Deathrays, Pandamic have been spreading their punk-rock, indie-surf tunes around Queensland for the past few years, with Heck! signalling a new EP is coming in 2016. “We have heaps of new songs that we’re keen to record. I think the feels that come off Heck! are a lot more laid back than our previous Scumbag EP. It’s less in-your-face,” said vocalist...

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The Magic That Is MKO Sun

With a charming electronic-soul sound, creative aesthetics and breathtaking live shows, MKO Sun’s artistry is a pure joy to behold. MKO Sun is the dream child of Hannah Macklin – multi-faceted singer, songwriter, producer and artist, whose wild imagination fuels MKO Sun’s fire. Wrapping listeners in a cosmic and cinematic experience, her latest EP Opus Opalus adds to her iridescent intrigue, exploring the emotions that arise after a loved one’s passing. “My vision for this record was to bring light to some of my darker feelings. To create a galaxy in which those feelings become stars and lights and...

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