Author: MIMM

Tunesday Review: Q-Love for Quazi-Smith’s debut EP ‘Quazmik-MuthaFunk’

With their two singles Braindead (Slight Return) and Gridlock already in the Top 20 Triple J Unearthed Hip Hop charts, Quazi-Smith have hit the ground running with the release of their debut EP Quazmik-MuthaFunk this week. The five-track EP which was recorded over one weekend at Fig Tree Pocket Studio, combines the techniques of soul, hip hop and groove with improvised lyrics. “Our song-writing process was heavily improvised. Lyrically we wrote with a stream of consciousness approach, free-styling until we had gold,” the band said. There certainly are some golden lines throughout the record, one of our favourites being...

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Spotlight On: Deafcult

Brisbane shoegaze/noisepop group Deafcult are a force to be reckoned with. In the six months since forming they’ve already released their debut self-titled EP, toured cities around Australia and are busy planning their full length LP. The members of Deafcult have known each other for years with many having played together previously in bands such as Roku Music, The Gifthorse and The Larch. Seamlessly combining the experience and sounds of their previous efforts, Deafcult demonstrate the great things that can be achieved when a group of people commit to following an idea. “We came together extremely fast. One of...

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Jason Ayres Brings ‘Flying Solo’ Tour To Brisbane After Supporting Superstar Anastacia

Hand-picked to support international superstar Anastacia on every leg of her Australian tour earlier this year, Jason Ayres is one tough opening act to follow. With only his guitar for accompaniment, Ayres treated Anastacia fans to a heartfelt and energetic performance, leaving a trail of admiration in his wake. Never has an audience walked out of a concert so glad of their decision to arrive early. Ayres, who has previously toured with other well-known international acts, says what separated Anastacia from the rest was the way she welcomed him on tour. “The first time I met her she was...

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TBT: Give us another day with Repeat Offender

Repeat Offender rocked the Brisbane (and Australian) music scene from 2003 to 2009. Building a strong following in their first few years together, their 2006 debut EP To A Modern Love made HMV Queensland’s Top 20 in its first week. Their second offering in 2007 (a split EP with Melbourne band Vanden) Black Hearts and Poison Girls gave fans another handful of the band’s signature melodic rock tunes, before they signed off with their 13-track Archives in 2008. The Archives saw the band offer up a collection of known and unknown tracks to their fans as a final farewell...

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Premiere: Being Jane Lane’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Music Video

Since forming in 2013, Gold Coast all-girl punk rockers Being Jane Lane have recorded a demo, shared the stage with the likes of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and now they’re adding another notch to their belts – their debut music video ‘Never Have I Ever.’ Directed by New York Film Academy student and close friend of the band Josh Hale, the video for ‘Never Have I Ever’ uses contrasts between colour and lighting to convey the upbeat mood, and sullen meaning of the song. “It’s a fun song but tells the story of unrequited love which isn’t fun,” says the band. Filmed over two days, the girls spent the first day capturing fun shots together and on the second day they converted a carpet warehouse into a stage, performing the song amidst smoke and televisions playing colourful clips from the day before. “It was pretty quirky filming in a carpet warehouse – we tripped the safety switch a few times which made the place into the perfect horror movie setting. We had the best fun!” With their debut music video now out in the world, the band will continue writing songs and extending their set list. “There’s so much happening with Being Jane Lane right now it’s overwhelming, but we feel as if this is the beginning of a long and amazing journey.” Being Jane Lane play Shark Bar on 25...

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