Month: May 2017

Review: Joy In Motion Nail Pop-Rock On Debut EP ‘Falling Out’

Falling Out, the debut EP from Brisbane’s Joy In Motion, is a wonderful juxtaposition of catchy beats and hooks with lyrics that point out what’s wrong in life. It’s the feel good music you listen to when you want to say, it’s okay to not be okay. Opener Falling In is reminiscent of early Placebo days with lilting vocals and melodic synth backed by that solid rock band sound. The vocal harmonies in this track are the stand out feature, especially in the chorus. The lyrics compliment the music, offering poignant meaning without over-complicating or overpowering the sentiment. See...

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Red Deer Festival Drops Astronomical Line Up

Music loving ‘astronauts’ strap yourselves in. Red Deer Music and Arts Festival has announced the first musical ‘crews’ partaking in a day of astronomical entertainment on 14 October 2017. In case you missed the memo, this year’s festival at Mount Samson amphitheatre is Space Oddity themed, and captaining the Red Deer Rocket will be Brisbane alt-electronic whiz The Kite String Tangle and Sydney’s The Preatures. Queensland talent will beam across the festival’s three space-stations (aka stages), with alt-rock groovers Shag Rock, folk songstress Leanne Tennant, acoustic young gun Josh Mcnz, and Brisbane favourites Fire and Whistle Theory among the first...

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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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