Author: Roo

Sunday Sounds: The Latest Bangers From King Social, Hemingway + More

From tropical North Queensland to the capital city, here’s all the newly-released tracks from Queensland musicians you need to get your ears around this weekend! LA DI DA – KING SOCIAL | LISTEN HERE | Townsville’s multi-genre five-piece, King Social, have released La Di Da to coincide with their ‘In Colour’ Australian tour. A poppy song brushing on several genres with stand-out rhymes. ME & YOU – HEMINGWAY | LISTEN HERE | Brisbane psych-reggae lovers Hemingway have released Me & You. With sing-along, dance-along moments and lush sounds, this track is full of atmosphere. LOVE THIEF – OLIVIA RUTH...

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Review: Junior Danger Create Buzz at ‘Dirt and Grime’ Single Launch

On Saturday, 12 August, The Milk Factory played host to Junior Danger’s Dirt and Grime Single Launch supported by Sydney’s The Desert Sea and local duo Faux Bandit. Before the show started, in the dark and intimate band room of The Milk Factory there was a noticeable buzz from a happy group of people gathered for an ‘all killer, no filler’ line up and the launch of a single.  Following would be a night of great music, personality, hints of blues rock and a happy crowd. Opening the night with distorted guitar are Brisbane two-piece Faux Bandit.  They delivered...

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‘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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