Author: Raimy-Rose

Review: Port Royal Turn Back Time On Sophomore EP

The musical equivalent of Michael J Fox’s infamous Back To The Future saga, Brisbane powerhouse rockers Port Royal are taking listeners back in time on their sophomore EP Love, Passion, Satisfaction. Fusing love and rock ‘n’ roll with good old fashioned 1960s and 70s vibes, Love, Passion, Satisfaction pays tribute to a legendary era that featured The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, delivering a record laced with euphoric nostalgia. A sonic blast from the past, opener Beating Blues is a rocking 70s-inspired jam. On the slower end of the spectrum is One Of a Kind which sees the band...

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Fresh Faces: Kurilpa Reach

Making good on a high school pact to one day form a band, Brisbane roots-reggae rockers, Kurilpa Reach, swung onto the music scene in a blaze of glory last year with their debut single Intermittent Healing. Bonded by a love for bands like Ocean Alley, Bootleg Rascal and Droplegs, this five-piece blend eclectic influences into a unique sound, carving out a niche as a party band who’ve already shared the stage with numerous local acts including The Mouldy Lovers, Tape/Off, Asha Jefferies and many more. “This past year we’ve played as many gigs as possible,” said front man Vicente...

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Review: Start An Emotional Party With Tape/Off’s New Album ‘Broadcast Park’

Rocking back onto the scene after their 2014 debut is Tape/Off, with their brand new powerhouse album, Broadcast Park. With their single Day In, Day Out, already being rotated on Double J and Triple J Unearthed, it’s easy to guess the rest of their album will be a success. Delving into universal questions such as existentialism, the male psyche, societal conventions and restrictions, familial bonds, and the myth of life on the road, the band uses their indie rock ‘n’ roll style to create compelling music that makes you both think and feel. Also taking inspiration from the Brisbane...

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The Songbird Sessions Presents Peppermint Ollie, Tiarne and Johanna Field

If listening to acoustic tunes and discovering new phenomenal artists sounds like the perfect Sunday, then The Songbird Sessions is for you. Happening at The Milk Factory this Sunday, 29 July from 4PM The Songbird Sessions features three local powerhouse female singers you’ll want to wrap your ears around. After launching her debut EP, Difficult last year at The Milk Factory, Peppermint Ollie (also the curator of Songbird Sessions) returns to give us more of her unique pop-rock-folk-ukulele-punk mix. Peppermint Ollie’s music comes from the heart and while you may feel a million things at once, you won’t want...

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Better Than Netflix: QLD’s Musical Girl Gang

We already know there’s no shortage of musical talent in Queensland, and when it comes to female acts, there’s an abundance of ladies absolutely #slaying. From electronic trailblazers to sassy country soloists, women in music are smashing the glass ceiling one terrific tune at a time. Feast your eyes on these seven superb music videos released by female acts over the past few months for a (small) snapshot of the QLD music girl gang. SHUT UP – LALKA (ELECTRONIC) Created by an all-female team, LALKA’s new song seeps feminist power. The video knocks a powerful punch full of experimental...

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