Sydney’s electronic kings FISHING are set to reel in punters during their set at Sydney’s OutsideIn festival today, where they will join the likes of Africa Hitech, Flume and HTRK. We caught up with FISHING’s Russell Fitzgibbon before their set to talk about sampling, rapping and remixing.
Until a couple of months ago, I’d never heard of Fishing, a collaboration between two guys from the Blue Mountains. That was until one night at Sydney’s Metro Theatre when I was sucked into their wild electronic, Gameboy-esque sounds, with some “white-rap” thrown in for good measure. So it’s with great excitement that I find […]
Former Archerbolds frontman, Gep Rectin, is back with original drummer, Nikon, and two new bandmates under the name Train Robbers. I saw them gig two weeks ago at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory, and they’ve still got the signature magnetic melodies.
Sydney band Red Riders may be retired, but it’s band members Al Grigg and Tom Wallace have brought a similar vintage rock sounding vibe to their new band, Palms. I just discovered this demo and have been playing it on repeat. The Summer Is Done With Us (demo) by Palms
Perhaps an anthem for our times? If you like a bit of Nick Cave-infused messy grit-pop-rock, then this Sydney-based trio, The Wild Frontier, may be for you. The brainchild of brother and sister, Christopher and Philippa Mayes, with David Mackie, this archival style promo seems to hang together quite well in a sort of sixth […]
Tin Sparrow are a Sydney band in the midst of their first single launch in Sydney this month, for the song Hector Myola from their much anticipated album due to be released early 2012. The band sound like a dreamy summer, folksy layered and richly diverse pop blowout. This is no surprise due to some […]
Sydney indie outfit Cogel are fast developing a following with their ethereal vocals and layered percussion. They recently opened for Wally De Backer (aka Gotye), who also laid down vocals for their track, Rocks on the Sun. Their self-titled debut EP is available on iTunes.
Sydneysiders Pear Shape parade their own brand of joyous pop-rock on the track Righteousness. Set against the backdrop of a local indie music scene saturated with brooding experimentalism and ambience, Pear Shape provides a refreshingly accessible alternative, calling on the influences of their 60s predecessors, The Kinks and The Zombies.
Stirring up indie, electronic, rock and ambient genres, is the striking enigmatic sounds of Sydney-based band, Sooners. With influences including Low, Toe, and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Sooners will soon be releasing their double single on 7” vinyl. How about that!
Sydney indie heroes (in the nicest possible way), The Paper Scissors (TPS to those that know the secret handshake) have made a video for their new single, The Bandit. And it’s good. Damn good.
With one of the biggest singles of 2007 — Vitriol — and consistently amazing live shows, bluejuice are bright sparks on the Sydney music scene. With their Australian tour beginning soon, we put some questions to Stav, one of two vocalists in the group: Tell us about how you guys got started? ‘Jamie, Ned and Jake all went to school together and the former two had played in bands together before. Jerry is a killer keys player from the Blue Mountains and was looking for bands to play with as he’d just moved to Sydney and I kind of fell into the band. We started off as a five-piece playing free Sunday night jam sessions at the Three Monkeys in Sydney until we got replaced by a Neil Diamond covers band. Ick!’
Microphones that don’t work; a bass with broken strings; musicians that can’t hear what they’re playing; the set gets cut short when a large amount of people storm the stage (myself included). One would assume all the above elements would contribute to one of the worst shows you’ve ever seen. However, when the musicians in […]