Interview: Louise Burns (Canada) on shunning expectations when making new music & more

Vancouver’s Louise Burns has been a true highlight of the recent Canada Down Under takeover that hit Sydney’s Leadbelly venue earlier this week. The songwriter has a smashing album in Young Mopes to her name and following on from her Polaris Prize nomination, Burns has already blazed through 2017 successfully, and looks forward to a bright 2018. “It’s…

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Interview: Twin Peaks (Canada) do away with band name confusion & reflect on their month touring Australia

Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt of Twin Peaks talk name confusion, how the band formed, koalas, Australia and the supportive Canadian governments arts’ funding ahead of their showcase at Canada Down Under at Leadbelly, Newtown. “We’re just an elaborate boob joke,” the name is explained. “The whole name ‘Twin Peaks’ is because we both have…

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NZ songwriting force, Ria Hall, performs “Barely Know” for the AU Sessions in Sydney

In Rules of Engagement, New Zealand songwriter Ria Hall has presented a strong statement of music weaving themes of love and war in with blistering nods to on coming changes and rebuilding. She fuses the traditions of her culture with a forward thinking contemporary musicianship and the final result has been captivating. Bringing things back a little,…

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Exclusive: Watch Golden Vessel take centre stage in new music doco series from 24.works

Golden Vessel, easily one of Australia’s favourite young producers, has stepped further into the spotlight, collaborating with Gold Coast filmmaking crew 24.works on a new music documentary series that highlights not only the latter’s penchant for producing unique and slick visual content, but takes fans behind the scenes in learning more about the Golden man himself….

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Interview: Royal Blood talk a disdain for encores & becoming seasoned touring musos

Continuing our interview coverage from our time with Royal Blood in Sydney recently, Mike and Ben talk more on the development of their live shows and preparing for some of their biggest festival appearances yet, notably CalJam alongside Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. “I think with another 10 songs that we get to play, obviously the set is going…

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