By: Kirstin Bews – On March 1st, Pond released their eighth studio album, Tasmania via Spinning Top Records. The album, which the Australian psychedelic rock band has described as a “dejected meditation on planetary discord, water, machismo, shame, blame and responsibility, love, blood and empire”, serves as a sister album to the band’s … Continue reading
By: Staff – Angie McMahon is quickly gathering a reputation for moving audiences with her soulful ruminations on life, love and takeaway food. Based in Australia, McMahon’s honest songwriting and romantic melodies cover the full dynamic spectrum, shifting between gravelly intimacy and pounding rock. Angie pours it all out on stage, drawing inspiration from … Continue reading
By: Staff – Grammy-nominated singer Robbie Williams has revealed plans to stop performing his most iconic song “Angels” at future concerts, and will replace it with lesser-known hits. In an interview with The Daily Star, Williams admitted his struggles to get through a performance of the beloved song, saying: “I have to hold myself together or … Continue reading
Photos by: Harrison Haines – Sydney, Australia-based indie rock band Middle Kids, who released their self-titled debut EP on February 17th, 2017 via Domino, performed at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night (Sept. 12th).
Photos by: Adam Harrison – Australian indie rock band The Temper Trap, who released their third album, Thick As Thieves, on June 10th, 2016 via Glassnote, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Gwendolyn Lee – The 2016 Laneway Festival took place at the Sydney College of the Arts in Sydney, Australia on February 7th and featured performances by Edmonton, ON-based synthpop band Purity Ring, who released their second album, Another Eternity, on February 27th, 2015 via 4AD, which follows up their 2012 Polaris Music Prize-shortlisted album, Shrine, Australian DJ/Producer Flume, dream pop … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Hotston – Swedish indie folk duo First Aid Kit, who released their third album, Stay Gold, on June 10th, 2014 via Columbia, which was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Rachael Yamagata), and which spawned the singles “My Silver Lining”, and “Cedar Lane”, performed at the Palais Theatre on March … Continue reading
By: Danielle Deschamps – Sydney, Australia-based songwriting/production duo Atlas Bound are making waves with their fluent melodies, smooth-ridden vocals and airy electronics that fuse to produce a trademark sound that is soulful, yet delicate. The dubbed soul-electronica act recently revealed a fresh and undeniably smooth single titled “Tell Me”, released through newly minted Next Wave … Continue reading
By: Anan Rahman (@anan_ra) – These are exciting times for The Tea Party. After a decade-long period of silence following an acrimonious breakup, the Canadian rock trio has put aside their differences to record Ocean at the End, their first album in ten years. We spoke to Stuart Chatwood, the band’s bassist and about world music, collaborating with Jethro Tull’s Ian … Continue reading
By: Elaisha Green (@elaishajade) and Ted Belton – On her six-song EP To The Hills, strings and a minimalist electro loop back the whispered, yet assertive harmonies of London-based artist Laurel. The 20-year-old musician is the “next big thing” with her music video for lead single “Shells” premiering premiere on Vogue online in July. Elaisha Green of Aesthetic Magazine chatted with the … Continue reading