Month: May 2017

Review: All Strings Attached Genre-Bend With Debut Album ‘Incantations For Strange Folk’

Steadily building a reputation for powerful performances on the festival circuit and having an E.P. under their belts, All Strings Attached have been on the rise since 2015. This year sees the release of their debut album, Incantations For Strange Folk, and a consolidation of a musical identity which they hold all on their own. Not afraid to stretch to the very extremes of multiple genres within one track, All Strings Attached deftly blend the disparate sonic palettes of punk, metal and folk which when described here in text shouldn’t quite work but in practice is dynamic, beautifully melodic...

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Red Deer Festival Prepares For Lift Off

An infamous sleepover featuring a smorgasbord of Australia’s hottest emerging acts, Red Deer Music and Arts Festival is ready to unleash a whirlwind of entertainment into the galaxy on 14 October 2017! Described as a “21st party on steroids” by a jovial police officer, Red Deer offers a premier festival experience in a chilled-out environment, without the exuberant price tag. Having featured headliners such as The Grates and Art vs. Science in previous years, festival-goers are waiting in anticipation to see who will be playing this year, when the first lineup drops on Tuesday, 30 May. Festival Organiser Bas Pelly says this...

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Premiere: Get Happy With Mickey’s ‘Clever Clones’ Music Video

A pink cloud, jellybean raindrops and a lion onesie make for a colourful introduction to Mickey in his debut music video Clever Clones. Directed by Guy Cooper (who also produced the song), Clever Clones uses flamboyant imagery to reiterate the song’s main message that we are all unique individuals who share inherent similarities. With the pink cloud symbolising humanity’s shared traits, such as love and hate, Mickey says the raindrops represent every member of society and the variations they embody. “Visually, I wanted to show we all come from the same place, but still end up as our own individual raindrop,” he...

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Isabel: Moments Of Metamorphosis

From relatively unknown DIY artist, to a favourite on national and international airwaves, local neo-soul darling Isabel has undergone a period of metamorphosis these past twelve months. Starting out with just her keyboard, soulful vocals and heartfelt tunes, Isabel made a few DIY-releases before teeing up with local producer Steve Thornely to create her 2016 breakout hit Fences. With over 3 million plays on Spotify, airplay on Triple J and a top charting position on Hype Machine, Fences catapulted Isabel’s career, earning her a legion of fans along the way. Last year, whilst in Berlin, she released her second...

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Review: Elba Lane’s Atmospheric Debut Album ‘Arctic’

Two years after coming together to make music, Brisbane alternative-rock trio Elba Lane have released their debut, 10 track album, Arctic, through Near Enough Records. With Mitchell Smith (Guitar/Vocals), Kris Griffin (Bass), and Mitchell Blyth (Drums), Elba Lane have successfully managed to capture a live energy and create an atmosphere that resonates with the stories of their songs. Introducing the band’s 90s-influenced sound is the distorted goodness of opener Anyway In.  It’s a driving track with melodic guitar features that gives a clear taste of what is to come. The record has a Foo Fighters flavour with solid distorted power chords, heavy drums and...

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