Author: MIMM

Happy 5th Birthday: Five Things Alla Spina Have Learned In Five Years

Last Friday, Brisbane ska-punk band Alla Spina celebrated their fifth birthday. To mark this momentous occasion, they released their debut music video for their new single Goodbye (below) and announced an East Coast tour. Now that, is how you celebrate in style! For their first music video, the band wanted to convey the energy, power and passion of their live shows, opting to perform the song instead of creating a visual narrative. If you’ve never seen Alla Spina live before, now is the time to grab some tickets, watch Goodbye and see what you’re in for. In the spirit...

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Tunesday Review: Hayley Marsten’s First Performance With Her Full Band Was A Beauty

About a month ago we had the pleasure of seeing country sass-goddess Hayley Marsten play an acoustic set at Byron Short’s No Way Out album launch. She rocked it as a solo performer and left us to imagine the heights of awesomeness she could reach with a full band. Well, she granted our wish, and on Friday night we got to see her VERY FIRST performance with her band. It was everything we could have imagined and more. She opened her set at The Backroom with the title track from her debut EP Even telling the audience that “tonight,...

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Spotlight On: Ayden Roberts

 Indie folk-pop singer-songwriter Ayden Roberts has mastered the art of juggling multiple musical projects. Between jamming with his band Average Art Club, and writing his honours thesis this year, Ayden has also found time to launch his solo music career with his debut EP Ciao Bella due out at the end of this month. Ayden says his solo music is influenced by artists he’s currently listening to such as Paul Simon, We Two Thieves and Emmylou Harris as well as old favourites like The Cat Empire, Johnny Cash and Xavier Rudd. While this is the first time he’s taken...

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Brisbane Duo Create Immersive Art And Music Experience

Brisbane composers Ben Heim and Connor D’Netto (collectively known as Argo), have teamed up with the University of Queensland Art Museum to present Light Play: An Immersive Chamber Music Experience which aims to challenge the norms of musical performance and staging. The duo, who have been musical colaborators for years, were keen to participate in concerts and events that would allow them to work with another art form as well as with other talented musicians. After working with the UQ Art Museum last year, they decided to jump on board for their upcoming exhibit Light Play: Ideas, Optics, Atmosphere....

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Review: Ganbaru Make ‘Declaration’ With Debut Album

If you’re looking for an album to fire up a revolution or lose your shit to, Ganbaru’s debut album Declaration is for you. The initiation into an energetic assault of hard-core punk is immediate and lasts till the final chord of closing tune Closing The Gap. From legal challenges to tour car crashes, and a plethora of other setbacks in between, the band have pushed through to deliver an album that is a testament to their tenacity, persistence and hard work. The thirteen hard-hitting tracks on Declaration are like flames burning and exploding from the fuel of their setbacks. With...

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