Month: June 2017

Premiere: The Duke Arrives In Style With Debut Single ‘Summer Rain’

Brisbane’s own Duke of music, The Duke, is today making his foray into public life with his debut single Summer Rain. With lyrics like I f***ed the devil in a black dress, this musical coronation has certainly got tongues wagging. A psychedelic murder ballad filled with crooning vocals, jangly guitars and eerie vibes, Summer Rain tells the tale of a man and his woes, while giving nod to musical genres of the past. “Summer Rain was inspired country murder ballads from the 1940s and 50s that artists like Johnny Cash would sing. I wanted to use that same recipe...

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Premiere: Regular Band Celebrate Visionaries In New Single ‘Golden Sage’

I know that it’s not easy being different. But what’s worse is thinking that we’re all the same. – Golden Sage Like an ancient spell, Regular Band’s latest single Golden Sage will get into your bones with its catchy chorus and infiltrate your mind with its call to dissent – a call that dares us all to be different. Inspired by a movie concept lead singer and guitarist Chris Wenner devised, Golden Sage gives a human face to visionaries and the struggles they face in a world full of naysayers resistant to change. “The song tells the story of...

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Australian Folk Love Monique Clare Heads Abroad

Monique Clare has only been flying solo in the folk scene for a few months, but she’s already won hearts taking out Folk Alliance Australia’s (FAA) Youth Award for 2017. Now she’s in the USA to record her debut EP. Drawn to music from a young age, Monique began her musical journey at school, participating in everything from choir to big band. At the end of high school, she made her foray into folk, forming folk duo Rhiannon and Monique. After five years honing her craft she’s re-emerged as a soloist. “Being a solo artist allows me to perform...

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Exclusive Video: Nonsemble Reimagine Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’

Melancholic like the original with an upbeat breath of fresh orchestral life, Nonsemble’s live video rendition of Kate Bush’s classic Running Up That Hill emotively conveys everything that needs to be said, sans vocals. Reimagining other people’s works is a talent this indie chamber ensemble has honed with stunning results, as is evident on their latest EP Cults. Released last month, Cults spans generations with five tracks covering the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead and of course, Kate Bush. Nonsemble composer Chris Perren says what drives the band to recreate people’s favourite modern-day tunes, is their deep love of...

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‘Prog Valley’ Gives Prog-Rock A New Home

Brisbane prog-rock lovers unite! Prog Valley is bringing together the hottest local and interstate prog-rockers to get you grooving this Saturday night. Described as a progressive movement for the Brisbane music scene, organiser and local musician, Megan Vessi, is determined to give progressive music a home. Kicking off from 5PM at the New Globe Theatre this Saturday, 17 June, Prog Valley features locals Interalia, Fox Ache, Ornifex and Zac BNJMN and interstate favourites HARBOUR, Stare At The Clouds and Bear The Mammoth. Here’s a playlist of Brisbane’s coolest prog-rock tunes to get you in the mood… Aleon – Interalia |...

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