Author: Tia Auld

Live Review: Tiarne Blooms At Debut EP Launch

Lights dim, a guitar strums a few notes, the crowd begins to sway, and Tiarne takes the stage for the launch of her debut EP Bloom at Black Bear Lodge on Thursday, 9 November. Supported by Opaeka and Clawmachine, Tiarne had her audience simultaneously reflecting on their pasts and dancing along to her electronic-pop beats. Supporting act Opaeka was the perfect opener for the night. His electronic tunes steadily built the evening’s vibe and had the crowd swaying along from the very beginning. Combining original tracks from his future EP with covers of hit Lorde songs like Writer In...

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Review: Tiarne’s Debut EP ‘Bloom’ Strikes A Chord

With raw honesty, dream-like sounds, and heartbreaking lyrics, Tiarne’s debut EP Bloom strikes a resounding chord. Mixing electronic, indie, and pop into a genre-bending sound, Tiarne’s debut record signals the beginning of a career sure to soar. Opening track Hold On Tight welcomes with open arms as it builds to a thumping backing beat. The song’s soft melodies are reminiscent of days spent sitting in class daydreaming about the future and sunny Spring days. Catchy single Golden echoes this sentimental vibe, and further highlights Tiarne’s storytelling abilities. Stripping back another layer, Throwing Stones reflects on the songstress’ experience of...

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This Week (30 Oct – 5 Nov): Top 10 Brissie Gigs For $10

This week’s gigs have such a wide variety of genre and talent that we almost couldn’t decide who to include! Take a look below at some of our top picks! WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER Homegrown Battle of the Bands - Heat One @ The Brightside What: Homegrown Battle of the Bands – Heat One When & Where: Wednesday, 1 November @ The Brightside from 7PM Genre: Varied Cost: FREE. More event info here. The Brightside is kicking off its spring edition of Homegrown Battle of the Bands! With $2000 in cash and stacks of prizes to be won, be sure...

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Queensland Acts Reppin’ At Australian Music Week

A handful of Queensland’s most promising emerging acts are invading Cronulla Beach, Sydney for Australian Music Week on 1 – 3 November. The week is all about celebrating music and is designed to give fans, artists and industry professionals a chance to connect and create. Musicians from all genres and backgrounds are taking to the stage, and we’ve got plenty of home-grown talent heading down south! Shining as bright as the summer sun in our tropical state, these Queenslanders are sure to teach our Sydney counterparts some valuable lessons… HANLON BROTHERS Formed in early 2012, the Hanlon Brothers haven’t slowed down...

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12 Songs SHVRDZ Plays On Repeat

SHVRDZ has been creating hard beats and unruly sounds since he was just 13-years-old after inspiration struck in the form of Skrillex. Now a producer in his own right, SHVRDZ has released seven remixes, five singles, a collaborative EP with fellow Brisbane beatmaker Allistere, and in April 2017 his debut EP Waiting. His most recent release is single One Life – a collaboration with fellow Brisbane artist Aerborn which sees the duo blend dreamlike fragility with classic techno beats. Produced by SHVRDZ, the track expertly mixes the styles of trap, dubstep, and future base to create the perfect soundscape. Throughout...

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