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On a cool June Tasmanian evening, two bands coalesced to bring a mix of classic post-punk to the stage of Hobart’s Republic Bar, the likes of which go to show that the genre is alive and well. First up were Tasmania’s celebrated masters of gothic new-wave, EWAH & The Vision Of Paradise. Bringing their ethereal, …

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Lancaster’s finest The Lovely Eggs brought their ‘Eggsistentialism’ tour to Birmingham on Bank Holiday Monday for an evening of punk, spoken word poetry and sing-a-long fun. Up first were Manchester 4 all female four piece ‘Loose Articles’ Taking to the stage surrounded by a blow up doll dressed in their merchandise and oozing with confidence …

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We were honoured to bring you an early listen to chanteuse Charlie Lane‘s last single ‘Gold Drips’, and to prove lightning really can strike twice, we bring you an exclusive early listen to her follow up, the absolutely enchanting and refreshing ‘Dance With You’, due out on Friday. Dappling, rippling guitars underpin Lane’s silken vocals …

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Kelly Jones brought a captivating night of music to a sold out Birmingham crowd, not once but three times this weekend is support of new album ‘Inevitable Incredible’ which came out on May 3rd 2024. Kelly Jones, lead singer of Welsh rockers, Stereophonics has really changed the pace with this album and these live shows …

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Australian punk duo, Mannequin Death Squad have teamed with DZ Deathray’s Shane Parsons in latest single, ‘Safe And Warm‘. It is the third song the band have released since their debut album broke in 2022. ‘Safe And Warm‘ sees the band pursue their signature firebrand style, with a raucous and fast-paced song that is certainly …

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So it came to pass that we finally made our way to the final day. There is a sense of relief, coupled with the same sense of excitement that you feel on each of the other days as you await the day, pensively looking forward to your chosen artists (or the sometime, inevitable changes of …

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In her first tour Down Under in 6 years, and following on from an enforced break to bolster her health (the tour having been postponed from November 2023), Beth Orton made her way to The Odeon Theatre in Hobart to perform to a sold out venue. Captivating, and totally enchanting, it was obvious that Orton …

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If the Saturday at Bluesfest Byron Bay had been fairly hectic with me getting to 11 artists, then Sunday would turn out to be even busier. With the crowds still buzzing, I tried to make sure that I captured as many artists as I could across this day. I opened my day by catching the …

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I felt refreshed on Saturday, and vowed to make this a big day…..and so it turned out that I would catch 11 acts throughout the day. This began with Australian cult TV (and now, live) music-trivia quiz show, Rockwiz. Hosts, Brian Nankervis and Julia Zemiro selected 4 panellists from the audience, who were later joined …

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The Friday at Bluesfest is traditionally one of the bigger days as far as crowd attendance is concerned, with many 3-day ticket holders beginning their festival on this day. To kick off proceedings, who better than one of Australia’s finest party bands, 19-Twenty to launch into a set full of fun, frivolity and fervour with …

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