Author: Tia Auld

LALKA’s Live Show Is Pure Magic

LALKA recently premiered her latest single Cool Youth on Thursday, 30 November at The End Bar. Darkly lit, surrounded by wood and plants, the venue seemed the perfect place to play host to the magical atmosphere LALKA creates wherever she goes. Rohin Jones began the evening using only his guitar to capture the crowd’s attention. As his set progressed, his warm vocals mixed with guitar and basic electronics offered something for everyone. Weaving vocals in and out of his instrumental breaks, Rohin was the perfect start to the night. Next to take the stage was Soda Eaves, offering a...

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Review: Golden Age Of Ballooning Add More Character To Signature Sound On ‘Illusion Of Control’ Special Edition EP

Golden Age Of Ballooning have released a special edition of their EP Illusion Of Control, with several new bonus tracks! Psych-rock mixed with indie-pop creates heavenly harmonies and complex yet classic sounds, with the new tracks providing further character. Calling Me starts the EP with consistently strong vocals and electric guitar riffs throughout. Right from the beginning, Illusion Of Control is full of groovy and danceable beats. Newest single Long Mover is dreamy, inspiring a road-tripping adventure and summer romances. A standout track that will have you feeling nostalgic by the first chorus, the song perfectly encompasses all the...

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Review: Sabrina Lawrie Is Rising Rock Royalty With Debut Album ‘Hush The Mountain’

Full of dark-pop, psychedelic vibes and powerful lyrics, Sabrina Lawrie is Brisbane’s very own rock Queen. Her debut album Hush The Mountain features nine genre-bending, convention breaking tracks that provide an all-access pass into her intriguing mind. Written over the past five years, which included a period spent healing from a life changing injury in the form of a broken back, Hush The Mountain feels like an intimate look into Sabrina’s diary. Opening track, No Rules perfectly encompasses the overarching themes of the album, with a whispered message of equality and a thoughtful look at dealing with life’s challenges....

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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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