Author: MIMM

Spotlight On: Spirit Bunny

Formed in 2013, Brisbane three piece Spirit Bunny are here to make some noise. Combining elements of hip-hop, pop and rock, their latest single and EP Marshmallows offers a glimpse into the noise-pop deliciousness that is to come on their forthcoming album. A culmination of ideas from each band member, Marshmallows is a song that celebrates confectionery (particularly, marshmallow spread). “The song was very much a collaborative effort. I put a couple of melodic ideas together late one night, Cam had a beat he wanted to try, and Joel had a good story about a fellow musician who had...

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Be A Sport And Support 4ZZZ’s 2015 Radiothon

For 40 years community broadcaster 4ZZZ has been supporting the community and local musicians, playing independent music and bringing listeners the latest in independent and alternative news. As a not-for-profit organisation, 4ZZZ has operated on community subscriptions for over 38 years, with their annual August Radiothon being one of the main fundraising efforts that helps cover the costs of running the radio station. 4ZZZ’s Radiothon starts tomorrow, Saturday 22 August and runs till Monday 31 August. Over these 10 days, community members are invited to purchase or renew their 4ZZZ subscription for the chance to win some exciting prizes,...

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TBT: George

Originally formed in 1996 to enter a university music competition, Brisbane rock band George later went on to become one of only ten Australian artists to have their first album debut at No. 1. Made up of siblings Katie and Tyrone Noonan, as well as Geoff Green, Paulie Bromley and Nick Stewart, the band gained a strong following in Australia during their eight years together. George released a string of independent EPs (George, You Can Take What’s Mine and Bastard Son/Holiday) before signing to Festival Mushroom Records in 2001. The first single to be released under the new label...

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Tunesday Review: Audra McHugh’s ‘Chapter One’ EP Embraces New Beginnings

Releasing her debut EP in late July, Audra McHugh’s (formerly of indie-folk due Amon & Audra) Chapter One is a warm and welcoming introduction to the singer-songwriter’s solo work. Chapter One is a beautiful anthology of life experiences told through song. Opening track Mary Ann sets the bar with some strong advice about not letting other people’s expectations define you. “I was sitting at my desk at a job I hated one day when this song came out. I felt like I just woke up and realised I was an adult and had built a life around what everyone else...

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Spotlight On: Inovo

Formed in the latter half of 2014, inovo (lowercase ‘i’ intentional) is one new Brisbane rock band to keep an ear out for. In their first year together, they’ve already played at iconic music venue The Zoo, and recorded their debut EP which is due for release in October. With songs that emphasise storytelling, inovo’s upcoming EP will go down well with fans of concept albums. “All four tracks on the EP explore different kinds of fear – the unknown, the dark, evil and death,” said the band’s vocalist and bass player, Declan Nicholls. “The music itself creates the...

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