Interview: Kiana Valenciano’s new partnership with Tarsier Records is set to bring Filipino music further into the mainstream

Filipino songwriter and pop artist Kiana Valenciano presents herself confidently on record. She’s been performing and releasing music for some time now and has been successfully building a profile for herself in her homeland of the Philippines, with a social media following exceeding 200,000. Sitting across from me in Singapore last week, though, Valenciano is polite and…

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Berlin Bar Hounds “Heights” (2017)

Central Coast musician Jacob Borg dives deep into some emotional musical territory the likes of The National have well traversed with his new Berlin Bar Hounds single, “Heights”. Driven by steady percussion that builds alongside a swelling keys and guitar arrangement, “Heights” is presented as a lofty cut of indie rock music, but definitely centres itself and…

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Interview: Lonelyspeck continues to find their voice in emerging as one of Australia’s finest young producers

The swell of support surrounding Adelaide producer and vocalist Lonelyspeck this year has simply been testament to the amount of potential one Sione Teumohenga has continued to display since 2014’s Presence EP. Since aligning with the TEEF Records crew late last year, Lonelyspeck has curried the favour of blogs, radio and industry across the board, with their 2017 EP Lave…

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