Author: Tia Auld

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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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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