A while back, we were on our way to see Pist Idiots, a Western Sydney-based garage-rock band and one of our favourite local acts. After awkwardly bumbling our way through Newtown with a stomach full of nerves and a terrible navigation app leading us into unknown territory, we finally arrived at the gig. Puffing from running […]
Finding ourselves in Melbourne two weekends ago and with a few hours to spare, Sam and I quickly tried to find a gig. We discovered that UK band Crywank were in town as part of their debut Australian tour. We eagerly made our way through the busy streets to find them. After leaving late, getting lost a few times, and staring for far too long at a Gucci shop window with an alien campaign poster, we arrived at The Curtin pub. During their set, the UK duo played some of their more popular songs with fans excitedly singing the words back at them. Songs such as “Now I’m Sad” and “Memento Mori” were crowd favourites, with punters engaging with the meaningful lyrics.
It is with great sadness that I write this article about the loss of one of our music greats: Malcom Young. You can’t mention Aussie music without AC/DC in mind. Malcom co-founded the band with his brother Angus and is responsible for many of their greatest hits and well-known riffs. For fans and fellow musicians, Malcolm Young’s passing has been a hard hit. I can only imagine the heartbreak endured by his close friends and family.
Currently based in Melbourne, four piece punk-rock band Amyl and The Sniffers are a force to be reckoned with! We finally got the chance to see these guys play live when they opened for Cosmic Psychos here in Sydney, which they will continue to do for the Better in the Shed Tour spanning across November […]
Today we thought we’d write about a day we love: Triple J’s Australian Music T-shirt Day which was held on 3 November. Apart from just being a bit of fun, it’s a day to celebrate Aussie music culture, and to get behind and show support for some pretty amazing artists by wearing their band shirts. We are donning our band shirts and wanted to each do our own little plug on an Australian band that we’ve seen this year that has had an impact on us.
When I heard whispers that Aussie sweetheart Courtney Barnett was in the States working with alternative rocker Kurt Vile, I instantly knew that this pairing was a match made in heaven. I can’t believe I hadn’t seen these two as potential collaborators before!
Released on 13 October, Lotta Sea Lice was a very long time coming for me, even though it was released just months after the two artists announced they were working together. I couldn’t wait! And I must say, I wasn’t disappointed.
Sydney’s music scene is crawling with talent. Going to live gigs and performances is a great way to engage, discover and admire said talents — but how do you choose? Here is a list of five up and coming Sydney-based artists you need to see!