True Blue, Mate: Client Liaison are heading to MOFO

Client Liaison know what it means to be true blue. Harvey Miller's keys and Monte Morgan's (often falsetto) vocals are more Aussie than you can poke a stick at, and they plan to crank their dated '80s synths at MOFO on January 19. The band tell us what it really means to be Australian, and [...]

Shining Bird: Q & A with Russell Webster

Nestled among the coastal towns of NSW is the suburb of Austinmer, where a small group of family and friends are united by their passion for the waves, music, and Australian culture. This group is known as Shining Bird, and together its members produce sounds that carry the refreshing and tranquil nature of Australian coastal [...]

Learning to Exist

By Steph Eslake The Jungle Giants have stampeded onto the music scene with the release of their debut album Learn to Exist. The Melbourne based Indie-pop group have successfully captured and disseminated the hyper energy of youth through their new release. The four-piece band fronted by Sam Hales provides a welcome interruption from the popular craze [...]

They Might Be Giants

Whether you dug them in the ‘80s, grew up with them in the ‘90s, or discovered them in the naughties, American alternative rock band They Might Be Giants will have provided you with a comical representation of American culture. You’ve probably heard the Brooklyn musos whether you know it or not. After starting up their [...]

Paul McDermott comes to Tassie

Paul McDermott comes to Tassie Paul McDermott rocked Tasmania's 2013 Festival of Voices with laughs and song. Check out the link for my video interview with the Australian comedian-songwriter at the launch of the festival. Stephanie Eslake

Hip-pop… Indie-hop… Hipster-hop?

By Steph Eslake Chance Waters is no ordinary hip-hop artist. Dressed like he was about to meet his girlfriend’s parents in a neat jumper and shirt, he skipped onto the Republic Bar stage sipping bottled water through a modest beard. He could have easily passed for a regular hipster, and when he parted his politely [...]