Interview: Vocal surgery hasn’t stopped Melbourne’s NUSSY from charging ahead with ambition

As we sit perched atop beanbags inside Singapore’s CHIJMES venue, Melbourne electro-pop artist NUSSY is basking in the sunshine. While her presence in Singapore largely revolved around appearances at Music Matters Live – performing both solo and as part of Swim Season – Nussy was also part of a contingent of Australian songwriters taking part in APRA’s SongHubs…

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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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Tour Diary: Melbourne’s Swim Season take us to Singapore for their debut international shows

Their first time overseas performing together, Melbourne indie group Swim Season set their sights on Singapore’s Music Matters Live a few weeks ago. Taking their upbeat music out to Singapore, Swim Season became one of the most talked about Australian acts of the live music showcase series. The band presents this special little tour video for us,…

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Festival Photos: Music Matters Live (Monday & Tuesday) – CHIJMES, Singapore

Nights Three and Four of Music Matters Live saw CHIJMES light up with Australian artists taking to the stage as part of Sounds Australia’s Aussie BBQ, while artists from India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore took over on the Tuesday night! Highlights included performances from Melbourne’s NUSSY and Swim Season, as well as indie rock group Yesterdrive and the impressive SonaOne from…

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Fletcher Ehlers takes us through Slumberjack’s Asian tour for Music Matters & the Ultra Music Festival

For Perth electronic duo Slumberjack, September saw some pretty hectic and invaluable experiences come their way, with their first trip out into the South East Asian market bringing them to Music Matters and the Ultra Music Festival. Having become a larger name in the States through this year especially, for Fletcher and Morgan, 2016 has been a year of levelling up and…

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