Jen Cloher on the importance of the Barunga Festival, taking Milk Records to the next level & more

Today, the 2016 Barunga Festival kicks off for another huge year of cross-cultural celebration and collaboration. This year’s theme is all about ‘Celebrating Women’ and the festival’s music line up definitely fits the bill, with some talented ladies in the mix with some of the NT’s best. Ahead of her debut appearance at the festival, I…

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In Loving Memory of Szymon – Eva Irwin & Kubush Borzestowski on their brother’s musical legacy & the upcoming show at Splendour in the Grass

Szymon‘s posthumous Tigersapp album was quick to envelop listeners in its sublimely constructed world of folk, pop and electronica upon its August 2015 release. A stunning musical offering from a talented creative, Tigersapp unsurprisingly reaped in the critical acclaim (including an ARIA Award nomination and a spot on this year’s Australian Music Prize nominee list). While existing as…

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Ingrid Håvik & Marte Eberson of Highasakite on Camp Echo & their new live shows

Highasakite are a day off releasing Camp Echo when we meet up in Brighton ahead of their Great Escape showcase. I sit down over some food with the gorgeous Ingrid Håvik and Marte Eberson – burgers, salads, milkshakes. The good stuff. Delving into the Norwegian group’s highly anticipated third album, both Håvik and Eberson describe the effect a solid amount of…

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Spring King (UK) on debut LP Tell Me If You Like To, touring with Courtney Barnett & Splendour in the Grass

Next month, Australian crowds will be introduced to Spring King for the first time. The British four piece are set to perform their debut Australian shows at Splendour in the Grass and alongside Beach Slang at their east coast sideshows, a perfect opportunity to dole out their now-popular chaotic post-punk rock show in some excellent venues. For now though,…

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Sam Brittain (Adelaide) on his new album Signal Lights and the highlights of growing as a live performer out of Adelaide

Adelaide troubadour Sam Brittain is currently preparing for the release of his new record Signal Lights (out tomorrow) and his hometown launch show on Saturday night. A record that is both deeply personal and musically charming and captivating, the alt-country sounds Brittain brings to this new material points to a talent that has been flourishing within a live capacity…

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Tim Wheatley (Melbourne) on returning home from the US with new single “78 Benz” & the challenges of living abroad as an artist

Ahead of his much anticipated “78 Benz” single launch tour in Sydney tomorrow night, we snag some of Tim Wheatley‘s time to find out how the Melbourne native is enjoying being back in Australia. The troubadour has been on the grind making music and delving in and out of other artistic projects in LA for the…

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