Author: MIMM

Spotlight On: Ellie Jane And The Forces Of Destiny

Music has always been a part of life for alternative folk-rocker Ellie Jane. Growing up in regional NSW, as a child she would travel for over an hour to attend music lessons. Now as a qualified primary school teacher she shares her love of music with the next generation by day, and plays gigs with her band Ellie Jane and the Forces of Destiny by night. Moving to Brisbane to pursue music, Ellie originally started out as a solo artist, releasing her debut EP Songs From An Electric Heart earlier this year. The EP is an eclectic collection of...

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Brisbane Artists You Should See At BIGSOUND (Part II)

In less than a week BIGSOUND will be upon us. Over the nights of 9 – 10 September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley will be bursting with the sweet sounds of 150 of the best up-and-coming music acts from Australia and abroad. The Brisbane music scene is set to shine, with over 30 local artists taking to BIGSOUND stages next week. Here’s five Brisbane acts we think you’d be silly to miss at BIGSOUND 2015. AVABEREE Avaberée have won a legion of fans with their beautiful infusion of harmonies and heartfelt lyrics. With their EP In Your Arms I Found My...

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TBT: The Gallant

Throughout the noughties, Brisbane four piece The Gallant wowed audiences with their indie-electronic-rock blend. The band, which consisted of James See, Dave Byrne, Jordan Lawson and Sam Thomson, regularly toured the East Coast of Australia. During their time together they supported artists like Birds of Tokyo, British India and Intercooler, and played at numerous festivals including Round and Round (2007) and Sounds of Spring (2008). Over the years, The Gallant released a string of EPs – Self Titled, The Gallant, Of Summer – along with live and acoustic recordings. While the band separated sometime during 2010/2011, in 2014 they...

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Tunesday Review: Frolik’s New Single ‘Wallflower’ Takes You From The Wall To The Dancefloor

Influenced by bands like Chvrches, Metric and MKO, Frolik’s new single Wallflower is a delectable electro-pop serenade. Keyboard player and vocalist, Jackie Yuen says the idea for the song came about one Christmas Eve after a few too many drinks. “The song toys around with the idea of feeling ambivalent after a night out. It takes the listener on a journey from hitting the town to arriving home thinking, ‘That was a hell of a lot of fun but what on earth was I doing?’” she said. Produced by Nathan Morrison, Wallflower shows a mellower side of the band,...

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Spotlight On: Josh Denaro

Since the age of 14, Josh Hill Denaro knew he had to be a singer. Fast forward to today, and the 26 year old is realising his dream, releasing his debut EP Fear of Freedom last month. Growing up listening to artists like Lesley Gore and The Angels, Josh says it was hearing Brisbane band George’s debut album Polyserena that encouraged him to pursue his passion for performing. “I always wanted to sing but didn’t think it was possible for a very long time. As a teenager, being introduced to artists like Katie Noonan from George, Sarah McLachlan, Tori...

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