UK favourites and absolute gems in the Sydney music scene, Viva La Sociale are back at it again, this time bringing us Aussies some Glasgow icons. We are pleased to announce that The Fratellis will be gracing Australian stages across the country in November! Last visiting Australia in 2014, this time they are here hot after the […]
We often walk home in the very early hours of the morning as a pair. On one particular walk home we were being yelled at by two adult men. They had gotten off the train like we had and were both much larger than the two of us. They were jeering and commenting on our […]
Born in a bar in Cuba by two self-described “music loving geeks”, Viva La Sociale has one simple yet vital mission: to nurture up-and-coming artists and promote their music. Founders Louise Palmer and Kevin Davies decided to give up their day jobs and dedicate themselves to this cause, creating Viva La Sociale, a successful music […]
Image credit: Goodnight Japan Originating in 2016, Goodnight Japan are an up-and-coming three piece band hailing from Sydney. All it took was one listen to the band’s fresh-released first single “Rush” and we were sold! Lead singer Abel Ibanez’s sweet, rustic voice captivates young and old audiences alike, and giving the band a mature and […]
Consisting of members, Maddy (Lead vocals), Cambell (Guitar), Jack (Bass), and Alex (Drums), Concrete Lawn are emerging as a dominating force. We were lucky enough to catch the four-piece play their demo launch at the Red Rattler at the beginning of April, for their DEMO EP release. The album has since been released, and we are […]
Image credit: Alex Wessely (Rolling Stone) The family of Tim Bergling, a Swedish DJ known as Avicii, have released a statement suggesting the artist’s death was a suicide. According to Avicii’s family, he “struggled with thoughts about meaning, life [and] happiness.” The statement says: Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching […]
Swedish musician, DJ and producer Tim Bergling, widely known by his stage name Avicii, was pronounced dead in Muscat, Oman on Friday afternoon (early Saturday morning Sydney time).
Struggling to find the motivation to get through the week? Well, there’s nothing better than music to inspire you! Here is a short list of some new releases that we’re using to get moving. Amyl and the Sniffers — “Cup Of Destiny“ Amyl and the Sniffers are back at it again with the announcement of […]
Founding member of infamous rap group NWA, Ice Cube, will make his Sydney Opera House debut in several performances coinciding with Sydney’s Vivid festival commencing on May 25. Ice Cube will be the first rapper to perform in the prestigious concert hall. However, he isn’t the only American this year spearheading the festival — US […]
Hailing from Queensland, Eliza and the Delusionals are a delight. With a fresh indie rock sound, combined with a prominent personal spark, we immediately felt a strong connection and appreciation for this band. When on stage, Eliza and the Delusionals are an enigma. All members of the band add an integral part to the […]
Ruby Fields is a wonderfully refreshing artist who tells it how it is, with a frank and personal approach. The sheer quality of her storytelling, songwriting and composition is truly mesmerising, and her debut EP Your Dad’s Opinion for Dinner is no exception. As a neat little bit of trivia, Ruby actually drew the covers for […]
As the end of February approaches, it is with angst that we must say goodbye to summer. This summer we found ourselves doing a lot of new things and having lots of fun experiences. While doing so we had a lot of songs that we regularly listened to, and more we discovered along the way. […]
I’m a huge sucker for Courtney Barnett — my dreams came true when she collaborated with Kurt Vile — so when I saw the sudden release of a single from Courtney’s upcoming album Tell Me How You Really Feel coming out May 18, I was beyond excited to give it a listen. I know, I know, I […]
With an abstract and off-beat take on the mundanity of everyday life, Nick Nuisance and the Delinquents are a fresh perspective with a killer sound, leaving the boredom of everyday life behind one tune at a time. The combination of a garage rock sound as well as a minimalistic approach so eloquently conducted, is what […]
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!