Author: Roo

‘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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Review: Eclectic Sounds Flow Seamlessly On Milk Buttons ‘Songs For My Butcher Bird’ EP

Following the release of their debut single Flowers in May, Brisbane/Melbourne duo Milk Buttons, dropped their EP Songs For My Butcher Bird last week. Kicking off with Another Night, Songs For My Butcher Bird features lilting guitar melodies, melancholy vocals, and an imaginative post-rock song-writing style expertly teamed with catchy pop elements. Another Night has psychedelic rock influences written all over it. Next in line is lead single Flowers which has a driving feel and amazing melodic hooks. Piano and acoustic guitar introduces Most Of The Time – a simple and emotional song with beautiful and honest vocals.  This...

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Review: Elba Lane’s Atmospheric Debut Album ‘Arctic’

Two years after coming together to make music, Brisbane alternative-rock trio Elba Lane have released their debut, 10 track album, Arctic, through Near Enough Records. With Mitchell Smith (Guitar/Vocals), Kris Griffin (Bass), and Mitchell Blyth (Drums), Elba Lane have successfully managed to capture a live energy and create an atmosphere that resonates with the stories of their songs. Introducing the band’s 90s-influenced sound is the distorted goodness of opener Anyway In.  It’s a driving track with melodic guitar features that gives a clear taste of what is to come. The record has a Foo Fighters flavour with solid distorted power chords, heavy drums and...

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Live Review: Musical Mates Byron Short & The Sunset Junkies, Francesca De Valence and Boatkeeper Make A Night To Remember

Dark, intimate and spotted with candlelight, Black Bear Lodge played host last month to a celebration of two birthdays and a dual single/video launch for Byron Short & The Sunset Junkies’ Young Man’s Dream and Francesca De Valence’s Yellow. Putting the crowd at instant ease with an invitation to “chill out”, Boatkeeper provided warm, honest, witty and intimate storytelling.  The crowd, some of whom relaxed on the floor, listened intently to expressive singing, pretty and rich acoustic guitar, and moved along to the stomp box.  Boatkeeper, who was also celebrating his birthday, took the time to explain the meanings...

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Review: Mountain Goat Valley Crawl Spotlights Australia’s Diverse Musical Playground (PART I)

Last Saturday night, 11 February, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley played host to a free show not to be missed. Mountain Goat Valley Crawl spanned multiple venues offering a diverse selection of some of Australia’s finest musical talent. Here’s our thoughts on a few of the local and interstate favourites we got to see… MISS BLANKS @ The Brightside “I just got here from Sydney.  Let’s party”! Brisbane’s own Miss Blanks slayed as she kicked things off at The Brightside joined by Levi on the deck. During an excruciating heat wave the dark and cool interior of The Brightside was a welcome...

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