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News: GANGgajang set to headline Nimbin Roots Festival in October 2024

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Premiere: Naarm/Melbourne Twin Sisters, Idol Minds, Enchant with ‘Needed You’ – A Mystical Odyssey Through the Intricacies of Love

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Live Gallery: Warpaint at the Oxford Art Factory 23.10.2023

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Even in the deepest darkest of winter, the sun always shines brighter when Greta Stanley unveils one of her gorgeous tracks, and her new single ‘When You Call’ is absolutely blinding. Boosted to stratospheric heights by her velvet vocals, ‘When You Call’, recorded with producer Adib Parker (aka Cheekbone), is a smooth eloquent slice of …

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We are honoured to bring you first listen to the new single ‘Firewall’ from instrumentalist Garagee (the work of Rob McPherson) and featuring the vocals of Jane MacArthur. Garagee has worked in the past with Steve Kilbey (The Church) and is about to release the album ‘Garageee III’ ‘Firewall’ starts with the most delicate harmonics …

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I caught Skeleten live a few years ago at Altar in Hobart and was highly impressed by his soul inflected brand of pop – rich and nuanced music that had a magnetic presence on stage. His new single proves the point. ‘Deep Scene’ is as immersive and enveloping as a hot tub in the winter …

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Favourites here at the southern outpost of Backseat Mafia, A. Swayze & The Ghosts are back with a renewed fervor following their come back single earlier this year ‘Cool Cucumber’. ‘He Is Dead’ confirms that the band’s palette is filled with many colours as they explore new territories beyond their punk origins – a dash …

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The Fadeaways, Japan’s electrifying garage rock trio, made a thunderous impact on their debut Australian tour, delivering an unforgettable gig at Crowbar on Saturday night in support of The Psychotic Turnbuckles 40th Anniversary. With a blend of raw energy, playful crowd interactions, and their signature theatrical antics, Toyozo (vocals and bass), Assman (guitar), and Ozzy …

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Tkay Maidza, the Zimbabwe-born, Australian-raised singer, rapper, and songwriter, has solidified her place as one of contemporary music’s most dynamic and versatile artists. Known for her eclectic blend of hip-hop, pop, and electronic music, Tkay has captivated audiences worldwide with her powerful vocals, energetic performances, and innovative sound. Her extensive discography includes hits like ’24K’, …

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