Month: February 2017

Premiere: Shukura Chapman Marks Period Of Change With New Single ‘Release Me’

In her poignant new single, Release Me, Brisbane neo-soul love Shukura Chapman tackles the highs and lows of something we all inevitably experience in life – change. Inspired by her bold decision to move across the Tasman to the sunny shores of Queensland, Release Me documents the often-conflicting feelings that occur simultaneously when you make a life change. “I wrote Release me when I needed to make some significant changes in my life. I had just moved to Brisbane and wanted a fresh start in a new city but at the same time I was struggling to move on,”...

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Premiere: Nonjuror Reveals New Record ‘Watched Pots Never Boil II’

Last year, Brisbane’s own instrumental, hip hop guitarist Nonjuror (aka Sam Jones) unveiled his debut record Watched Pots Never Boil. Now he’s kicking off 2017 with a follow up record Watched Pots Never Boil II. The sibling record to WPNB, Sam says WPNBII, like its predecessor is very much improvisation driven. Interestingly, most of the guitar work for the new record was done in front of a lens. “When I was making the music videos for WPNB, I thought it would’ve been cooler to be working with footage from the actual recording sessions. So, I’ve done that with the...

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Review: Mountain Goat Valley Crawl Spotlights Australia’s Diverse Musical Playground (PART I)

Last Saturday night, 11 February, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley played host to a free show not to be missed. Mountain Goat Valley Crawl spanned multiple venues offering a diverse selection of some of Australia’s finest musical talent. Here’s our thoughts on a few of the local and interstate favourites we got to see… MISS BLANKS @ The Brightside “I just got here from Sydney.  Let’s party”! Brisbane’s own Miss Blanks slayed as she kicked things off at The Brightside joined by Levi on the deck. During an excruciating heat wave the dark and cool interior of The Brightside was a welcome...

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Premiere: Daryl James’ Debut Single Celebrates The Mystical Year ‘27’

Forget Tay Tay’s 1987 and Adele’s 25, Brisbane troubadour Daryl James is today unveiling his party pumping ode to the most mystical age in his debut single 27. Inspired by the adventure and joy of travelling as well as the mystery of an age that took legends like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain, Daryl originally wrote 27 as a birthday gift for his partner. “We’d sold our possessions and packed up our lives into backpacks to go travelling, so 27 is a celebration of having the courage to give up our old lives. It’s a liberating party...

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Premiere: Noralyn Champions Self-Love In Vibrant ‘Blue’ Music Video

Celebrating self-worth, identity and belonging, Noralyn’s latest single Blue is the pick-me-up we all need in this busy world of insecurities. Shot at six locations across Brisbane, with street art murals, boat harbours, alleyways, rooftop carparks and a pier setting the scene, Blue is an ode to being carefree. “Blue is all about being free and confident in who you are; to dance like no one’s watching,” said Noralyn. “Sometimes we try to find value in the things popular culture deems important – things like appearance, talent, capability, success – and often in these areas we feel like we...

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