Author: MIMM

Premiere: Mermaid Avenue Put New Relationships Under The Microscope On Debut Single ‘Effigy’

Described as the missing link between The Beatles’ She Loves You and The Cult’s She Sells Sanctuary, Mermaid Avenue’s debut single Effigy puts new relationships under the microscope with an indie rock swag. The first single to be released from the band’s upcoming debut album Temptation And Half The Truth, Effigy addresses the dating or ‘warm up’ phase of a relationship – those uncharted waters between lust, and the potential of something more. “Effigy is that moment just after that initial blush of a new relationship when the first cracks appear and you’re not sure whether you’ve fallen for the real person or some idealised...

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Premiere: TRAILS’ Emotionally Existential Single ‘Phasing Out’

Tackling the indescribable loss we all feel at some point in our lives, TRAILS’ cosmic new single Phasing Out, is a cathartic release that packs an emotional punch. Space-tinged guitars sparkle amidst a towering wall of synths, providing a mesmerising alt-rock sound bed upon which front man Tyler Shilling’s brooding vocals relay the experience of despair and grief that comes from watching someone you care about slowly deteriorate and succumb to illness. “Phasing Out is about that universal grief we all feel when we experience loss in our lives,” said Tyler. “The narrator in Phasing Out goes through the stages of mourning; first...

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Playlist: QLD Music Awards EarCandy 2018

With a finalists list that includes breakout acts like Eliza & the Delusionals and international pop sensensations Sheppard and Amy Shark, the Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) are rolling out the red carpet tonight, Monday 14 May, to celebrate another stellar year of musical earcandy from the Sunshine State. Representing a range of genres, from pop, rock, dance and hip hop to country, blues, jazz, world and funk, as well as categories for Singer-Songwriter, Regional, Festival, Venue, Album and Video Of The Year, the QMAs have got the goods when it comes to introducing audiences to the cream of Queensland’s...

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Premiere: Foxymoron Unleash Stealthy Debut Single ‘Thought Criminal’

Like the devil on your shoulder who encourages you to misbehave, Foxymoron’s debut single Thought Criminal is a  driving indie-rock gem that narrates the internal tug-of-war between making good or bad decisions. With an opening riff you could imagine a cartoon villain creeping in the shadows to and smooth as velvet vocals teetering between innocence and guilt, Foxymoron successfully lace serious content throughout delicious pop melodies to create a soundtrack perfect for a Hollywood post-crime getaway. Influenced musically by the likes of Franz Ferdinand and The Strokes, front man Jason Overton says lyrically the song is inspired by the idea...

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Premiere: Ally Palmer Embraces Spontaneity on New Single ‘Under The Night Sky’

Celebrating the silver lining of situations where things don’t go to plan, Ally Palmer’s latest single Under The Night Sky is a whimsical call to ditch your routine; a soundtrack for throwing caution to the wind. Infusing catchy folk lines with chilled out surf vibes, Under The Night Sky radiates a love for the simple things in life, which Ally says comes from her experiences travelling Australia’s beautiful coastlines. “Under The Night Sky was inspired by my travels and learning to go with the flow. I’ve had many adventures in my old, broken down van – from driving along the East Coast of...

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