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Music can be live or recorded, it doesn’t matter how it finds us. What matters is if it has the ability to stir us, make us think and make us feel. We search for the different, the new, the inspiring, the upcoming and the underground. If it makes our knees tremble with excitement and our skin shiver with pleasure, we’ll share it.

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This Aussie artist lost his battle to depression but his music lives on in this beautiful debut album

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Szymon Borzestowski was a Newcastle artist who lived and breathed music. He spent hours in his bedroom performing, recording and producing his own music with a simple software program. He had almost finished his debut album when he lost his battle with depression and took his own life. His family was heartbroken but they were more then determined to not let his music pass with him.

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A beautifully haunting collaboration between humpback whales and humans

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Tuesday 28 July 2015

While listening to your favourite beats is enjoyable, trying to work and concentrate at the same with those beats is pretty much impossible. In fact it’s so impossible that for a while I had to work in complete silence to get anything done. Until I found one of the most underrated musical collaborations in the history of ever: Pod Tune.

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Someone laser-etched a tortilla and converted it into a record that actually plays

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Wednesday 15 July 2015

Tortillas are usually reserved for things like tacos or burritos or even chilaquiles, but who knew the humble flour tortilla had musical qualities, too. After a video went viral of someone ‘playing’ a tortilla with some piped-in music, the guys over at Rapture Records wanted to see if they could make an actual working tortilla record. So they did.

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Sydney band The Lulu Raes have just released their latest vibey video to get you groovin’ through the day

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Every so often there’s a band that comes along that really stands out. If you don’t know them already, meet the guys from The Lulu Raes, a four-piece band out of Sydney with a unique take on the indie pop scene.

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Addictive Indie-pop tunes right out of Nashville from Young Brother

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Friday 8 May 2015

When you think of Nashville musicians, you might think of strictly-country music artists, but Young Brother is classic indie-pop with an edge. And yes, it’s from the heart of Nashville.

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This guy kills it with his a cappella version of MJ’s ‘Thriller’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Thursday 30 April 2015

We love a bit of Michael Jackson around here, especially Thriller. We’ve brought you a full Lego version of the song and even a step-by-step guide on how to do those Thriller moves. But now, may we present, this one-man-show, killing it with his a cappella version of MJ’s classic.

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Meet Honor: She was the #NameTheGirl sensation who gave us chills with her vocals, now she’s debuted her first single

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Friday 24 April 2015

Most musicians have a fun backstory as to how they got their first record deal. Honor’s is probably the most unique. The story starts at the beginning of this year when YouTuber LukeIsNotSexy found a memory stick on a London train containing a collection of photos and rough demos by Honor. At the time he had no idea who Honor was but he was determined to track down the mystery singer with the help of his 500k subscribers with the hashtag #NameTheGirl.

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The Black Ryder’s self-produced album has just dropped: listen to their mesmerizing new single here

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Monday 20 April 2015

Aussie duo The Black Ryder have done what most musicians dream of: they’ve self-produced their own album and recorded music on their own terms. And you know what? It all pays off. Their second album The Door Behind The Door started to take shape after band members Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper left Australia to tour America in 2010.

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Led Zeppelin just released an interactive video for their song ‘Trampled Under Foot’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Friday 17 April 2015

Get ready, Led Zeppelin fans, because there’s a new video in town that’s about to get you pretty psyched about 70’s rock all over again. Led Zeppelin recently teamed up with media and tech company Interlude, as well as production company PRETTYBIRD to produce an amazing interactive video that invites fans (and soon-to-be-fans) into the facade of the iconic building found on Zeppelin’s 1975 cover, Physical Graffiti.

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This guy’s making a music video in his mum’s car… mum doesn’t care, mum needs cigarettes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music, Video on Thursday 2 April 2015

Parents can be sooo embarrassing. Like when you’re making music videos in your front yard – complete with your mum’s floor fan – and she comes out in a huff wanting you to get out of the car so she can go buy cigarettes. Yeah, that’s embarrassing.

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A secretly recorded tape of a guy’s parents nagging him to clean his room back in 1985… now animated!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music, Video on Thursday 2 April 2015

Mike Cohen was like any other college kid in the 1980s. He loved music, he collected posters and of course, he had a messy room. But his parents wouldn’t stop nagging him – even when he was home for a break – about his messy room, his future, and everything else parents love to nag about.

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Wear this ring to control music, play games and even send tweets

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Sunday 29 March 2015

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Always wanted to control your beats in the simplest way possible? Put a ring on it! Prepare to be blown away. It doesn’t look like much but Ring is about to change the way we live. How? Well, this tiny piece of technology has been created to be used in almost any situation that requires a click of the finger. But instead of reaching out, by wearing Ring, all you have to do is draw your own gestures in the air.

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Iconic Live at the Chapel series returns, via Samsung’s Milk Music

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By Lost At E Minor in New Music on Friday 20 March 2015

Live at the Chapel was an Australian favourite, held dear in our hearts as a gig series that offered true intimacy and connection. And, after years in the wilderness, it’s back.

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Maggie the dog gets autotuned to sound just like Kanye West

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music, Video on Thursday 19 March 2015

Nothing against Kanye West, but you’ve got to give autotune a rest. The fad died with T-Pain’s career. One artist who is quite welcome to use autotune as much as she wants is Maggie. Maggie the dog.

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Swedish sign language interpreter makes it hard to tell who’s actually competing in this singing contest

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Thursday 19 March 2015

You know what? Girls might just wanna have fun, but sign language interpreters just wanna get down and boogie! The world was amused when Lydia Callis gave an Oscar-worthy performance of signing while New York City Mayor Bloomberg gave a speech on Hurricane Sandy.

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