“POWERFUL OWL” – NEW ALBUM from BELLE MINERS

Canadian/Australian trio Belle Miners released their debut album Powerful Owl on November 3rd and announced a string of tour dates in Australia in January 2018. The album was made while travelling and performing in Australia, and produced by JUNO award-winner Joby Baker at Baker Studios in British Columbia, Canada. Life-long friends, Canadian musicians Felicia Harding and…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with HUSKY

“Everyone is asleep, the world is quiet, there are things lurking in the shadows—your fears are magnified, but so are your hopes and dreams. It’s perfect for writing songs. And for existential crises,” laughs Husky Gawenda, who, with his cousin, Gideon Preiss, make up Australian folk rock duo HUSKY. “I’m willing to have an existential…

PREVIEW: VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC at THE END on 5/30/17

There has to be something in the water in Australia—in the last decade, there have been countless artists and bands from Down Under who have invaded the digisphere and blown our minds with a whole new interpretation of indie music that transcends genre boundaries. “There’s a whole lot of great stuff happening in Australia at…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BEN HAZLEWOOD

Up-and-coming pop phenom Ben Hazlewood possesses an arena-sized voice and personality to match; the New Zealand native and member of Team Joel Madden on season of 1 of The Voice Australia, has been singing since the ripe old age of five. “My mom was a dance teacher and had a school, so I grew up…

“IN MOTION” – NEW MUSIC from ALLDAY ft. JAPANESE WALLPAPER

“I made ‘In Motion’ with Japanese Wallpaper,” says the Australia-based Allday. “He’s a genius and a very sweet, gentle person, just like his music. After he began the instrumentation, it took me a long time to write the lyrics, I mean months. I would just leave it and then something would happen and I would know…

PREVIEW: BOO SEEKA at 12TH & PORTER on 3/21/17

Aussie electropop duo BOO SEEKA, currently in Austin, Texas for music festival free-for-all SXSW, is touring the United States in serious . “We drive an RV around everywhere we go in America; we’re camping in style,” says Sammy Seeka of his and bandmate Boo’s chosen tour transportation. “However, if you looked at the state of…

“YOU PULL IT” – NEW EP from THE BYZANTINES

  The Byzantines, considered “Australia’s answer to Kasabian,” recently released You Pull It, their brand new EP via Marshmallow Pavement Records. The four-song EP embraces driving rhythms, walls of buzzy guitar, and a little bit of synth to tie the electro-bow on the party package. We dig its muscle, and so will you:   Website | Facebook | Twitter

“COASTLINE” – NEW MUSIC from HOLLOW COVES

Aussie folk duo Hollow Coves has released a new single, “Coastline”, the second from their forthcoming debut EP, Wanderlust, set for release on February 3, 2017. The pair see travel and adventure as their inspiration for their debut; introspective and understated, “Coastline” taps into a universal yearning for escape to a simpler, more beautiful life. The song was penned…

“SLOMO” – NEW MUSIC from SAN CISCO

Josh, Scarlett, Jordi, and Nick, long time pals from Fremantle, Western Australia, otherwise known as alt-pop outfit San Cisco, have released “SloMo”, their brand new single which will be featured on the band’s third (and still unnamed) studio album, due out early next year. “SloMo was the first song we wrote as a band after Gracetown. We…

PREVIEW: BAG RAIDERS at MERCY LOUNGE on 3/5/16

Australian dance pop duo Bag Raiders has toured the States before, but not quite like this; “We’ve been in a little van for like five days or something, but this is a full-on six weeks in a bus, going all over,” says co-founder Jack Glass.  “It’s definitely a new and awesomely terrifying experience.”  “It’s been a…