Author: MIMM

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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Brisbane Artists You Should See At BIGSOUND (Part I)

The countdown is on! Brisbane’s premier music event BIGSOUND is less than two weeks away and it’s time to start preparing. Over two nights (9-10 September), Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley will play host to 150 artists playing across 15 venues, showcasing the best up-and-coming acts from Australia and abroad. The Brisbane music scene is well represented, with over 30 of the 150 BIGSOUND acts hailing from the sunshine state.  Here’s five Brisbane acts we recommend you see at BIGSOUND 2015: BABAGANOUJ With catchy pop-rock tunes that will get stuck in your head, Babaganouj are sure to entertain at this year’s BIGSOUND. Their...

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TBT: Say Do Now

Formed in 2011, Brisbane five-piece Say Do Now had a fun pop feel and rock kick, producing catchy songs that you could both dance and relax to. Consisting of Lauren, Phil, Dave, Ryan and Casper, the band released their self-titled debut EP in March 2013, with an official launch party at Barsoma in The Valley. The EP featured six tracks and received airplay on Triple J, Bay FM and ABC stations. During their time together Say Do Now played sets for 4ZZZ and Balcony TV, and regularly gigged around Brisbane and South East Queensland. In early 2014, the band...

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