sunny sizer lp

sunny sizer lp

cold shadow ***   Sunny Sizer appears to be a very honest musician – seriously, go read her comprehensive biography on her website and you’ll be sure to agree. Much like her tell-all musical journey, her music highlights her transparent musical nature through...
orelia ep

orelia ep

an imaginary life **** Orelia are a fantastic two piece with piano and delightful vocals at their core, underlay by solid, dynamic drum work. The duo have been cruising around the Adelaide scene, playing – quite suitably, given their Dresden Dolls vibe they output –...
horror my friend single

horror my friend single

stay in ****1/2 Grunge, alternative, hardcore, indie, rock. Whatever you want to call it, Horror My Friend are doing it right. The trio appear to be the go-to poster band which Adelaide music lovers reach for when bragging about our best acts – and for good reason,...
bianca jane single

bianca jane single

forever’s just a word *** Bianca Jane’s ‘Forever’s Just A Word’ endearingly starts with something reminiscent of an Atari video game sound track before kicking into the real deal riffs – and, my Lord, are there riffs. The track almost sounds like hair metal...
reign ep

reign ep

reign ****1/2 There is an absolutely wonderful aura that surrounds REIGN, in that they’re just so easy to love. Whether you’re a metal/hard rock lover or hater, I’ve got a pretty good feeling you’ll find a soft spot for the five piece quite easily. They’ve just...

best gigs 30 july – 5 august 2015

    Trent Worley launches his album at the Crown & Sceptre, Horror My Friend kick off their single, and The Dunes finish up their Grace Emily residency. Thursday July 30 Crown & Anchor – Electric Sex Pants + The Pro Tools + Denni Proctor...
paige renee court

paige renee court

It’s always nice to see when a fantastic artist really stands out from the crowd. Paige Renee Court, a solo folk/indie singer songwriter, has been playing the local music game for the last few years, where she’s played at variety shows, acoustic nights,...
the shaolin afronauts

the shaolin afronauts

Live In Australia July 2015 Thursday July 23 – The Exeter, Adelaide Friday July 24 – Boney, Melbourne Saturday July 25 – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney Sunday July 26 – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay more details...
best gigs 23 july – 29 july 2015

best gigs 23 july – 29 july 2015

Futuresounds Adelaide debut their monthly showcase at Supermild, Tired Lion share the stage with Glass Skies and Tomorrow Rising, and The Shaolin Afronauts party at the Exeter before they jet off to Splendour. Thursday July 23 Crown & Anchor – The Monikers +...
tracy chen single

tracy chen single

okay **** There’s been a pretty big rise in bedroom artists over the last five years, with recording equipment easier to obtain, and huge acts such as Flume and Baths influencing left-field production work. With this movement, there are some hidden treasures buried...
rapid transport ep

rapid transport ep

in transit *** If Rapid Transport were a food, they would be a fast-food beef patty. That is, they have potential to be very appealing to the right person – but to a layperson, nothing really stands out. Bands such as Rapid Transport sort of exist to appeal to a...
luke million single

luke million single

fear the night ft. jesse davidson ***** As soon as this track kicks in, you can instantly identify the trademark production style of Luke Million. His sound reminds me of the awesome 80s and early 90s, the time where people really started to experiment strongly with...
trent worley lp

trent worley lp

truce *** Trent Worley has a knack for a tune and a chorus. This is a solid set of songs entrenched in a tradition of Aussie rock that might be described as rootsy pub-rock. The arrangements give evidence to Trent’s roots leanings with lap-steel combining with...
party party part-b @ the crown & anchor

party party part-b @ the crown & anchor

  Party Party Part-B is back, and arguably bigger than ever. Boasting more acts you can shake a stick at, such as Grenadiers, Horror My Friend, Ceres, Stranger Things Have Happened, and many more. The show is absolutely packed full of rock legends, perfect if...
best gigs 16 july – 22 july 2015

best gigs 16 july – 22 july 2015

Party Party Part-B is back to blow the socks off of the Crown & Anchor, Nosaj Thing comes to town, bringing Oscilla to the stage with him, and The Wheatsheaf brings a huge Cardwell family reunion. Thursday July 16 Hotel Metro – Electric Badger + Fell To...
kaurna cronin

kaurna cronin

  He’s the man on everybody’s lips. You may know Kaurna Cronin from his performances as a wonderful folk-solo artist who’s got a little bit of acts such as Ryan Adams, and Neil Young in his music. Cronin has just released his acclaimed album...
red light sound – “latitudes”

red light sound – “latitudes”

Red Light Sound have released a film clip for their incredibly passionate, guitar-driven song ‘Latitudes’. The accompanying music video is just as – if not more – dynamic, passing between the band’s appearances in a breathtaking forest...
best gigs 09 july – 15 july 2015

best gigs 09 july – 15 july 2015

Ancient World returns with a hefty lineup, and the next edition of Sidechain sets the tone at Producer’s. You’d also be mad to miss Luke Millions on the decks of the Ex. Thursday July 9 Jack Ruby – Jack Ruby House Band Ancient World – Holy...
slick arnold @ the crown & anchor

slick arnold @ the crown & anchor

This Thursday at the Crown & Anchor, Slick Arnold’s performance is not to be missed. The three boys have been killing it over the years, and bringing acts such as Blue Mountain Haze, The Steadfast Arms, and DRUID FLUID makes it all the sweeter.
mackenzie ep

mackenzie ep

growing pains ****1/2   It’s so lovely to listen to musicians who are talented in the purest form. Nothing is more of a delight to the ears than a song that flows perfectly well from start to finish. Lucky for us, Mackenzie’s Growing Pains is plentiful of these...
best gigs 02 july – 08 july 2015

best gigs 02 july – 08 july 2015

Thursday July 2 Crown & Anchor – Baltimore Poet + Across The Atlas + Colibrium + Luke Carlino Jack Ruby – Jack Ruby House Band Hotel Metro – The Dopamine Game + Throwing Flowers + Peter Dixon *Exeter – Honor Davey + Ellen Ferguson + Bridget...
best gigs 02 july – 08 july 2015

hurricanes @ the wheatsheaf

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dialect

dialect

  Dialect’s probably someone you’ve heard preceding another artist ‘Despair’ – both artist are part of a seemingly unstoppable hip-hop duo who turns heads wherever they perform. For now, though, Dialect’s in the spotlight for a...
caper – “this is our game”

caper – “this is our game”

Caper is back with a fantastic new film clip for his track ‘This Is Our Game’. If you’re into passion-driven hip hop that tells it like it is, it’s definitely recommended to treat yourself to what the Adelaide-based wordsmith has given us this...
urtekk ep

urtekk ep

dm-3 ****1/2   Adelaide is full of unique music, and quartet Urtekk are living proof of this. They’ve been kicking around our city for a while, playing big shows such as WOMADelaide, PilotFest and Blenheim music festival, as well as just generally turning heads...
skies single

skies single

call for my heart ****   SKIES were born incredible, I swear. Since the three piece threw themselves head-first into Adelaide’s music scene, they’ve opened for SAFIA, George Maple, and so many more amazing electronic acts. They’ve since released “Call For My...
conchillia @ the ‘sceptre

conchillia @ the ‘sceptre

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best gigs 25 june – 1 july 2015

best gigs 25 june – 1 july 2015

Here’s what live music you should see this week in South Australia. (*our top picks) Thursday June 25 Crown & Anchor – Dudhoney + The Violet Crams + Chasing Claire Exeter – Sonatine + Voicerom + Reststrahlen Band Jack Ruby – Jack Ruby House...
oisima

oisima

Live In Australia June 2015 – July 2015 “Nicaragua Nights” Tour Friday June 26 – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney (late night club set) Saturday June 27 – Hugs n Kisses, Melbourne Thursday July 9 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane Friday July 10 – Flyrite Bar,...
mio single

mio single

back to you ****   Mio is Adelaide’s answer to the best dream pop you’ve never heard of.  The duo, comprising of beatmaker (and all-around godlike musician) Mario Spate, and the elusive Annie, make incredibly crisp and addictive electronica. Luckily for us, their...
mischief the cat ep

mischief the cat ep

hanabi / starcrossing **** There’s a fantastic quote that reads “music is useless unless it can make a complete stranger break down and cry” – a statement which I’ve never felt comfortable to link a music release, until now. Mischief The Cat are an underground hard...
tim whitt lp

tim whitt lp

heartaches & drum breaks ****1/2 Time and talent are two huge aspects of creating fantastic music. Luckily for us, Tim Whitt (aka DJ Bottlerockets) has a whole lot of both. The renowned deck spinner (and self-proclaimed serial procrastinator) has just put out his...
adrian lp

adrian lp

dots *** To say that Adrian Holmes, better known simply as Adrian, is prolific would be undermining his contribution to music. The musician has studied at the conservatorium, is a singing teacher, and is now a fully-fledged recording artist with the release of his...
squeaker lp

squeaker lp

in love / in madness **** Adelaide’s answer to punishing but heartfelt rock and roll is undoubtedly Squeaker. The four piece band have been churning out guitar riffs and admirable vocals around Australia for the last seven years, and – as it seems – within every...
nakatomi single

nakatomi single

circles ****1/2 Electronica masters Nakatomi are on fire right now. The artists are new on the scene, but that hasn’t stopped them from getting Fresh 92.7 airplay, headlining Futuresounds Adelaide’s Sidechain showcase, and achieving serious attention nationwide. The...
koolta lp

koolta lp

hanabi / starcrossing You may have heard the name Koolta around town. The established MC has grabbed slots from leading national festivals, played at the Clipsal 500, and has gained reputation around town for being a solid asset to Aussie hip hop.The Adelaide...
zeequil lp

zeequil lp

here ***1/2 It’s so wonderful to see Adelaide electronic artists continuously popping up out of nowhere, reinforcing the idea of diversity in the fantastic music scene on offer. Zeequil, a seasoned duo who successfully combine worldly beats and trip-hop vocals to...
the quiet room lp

the quiet room lp

all the frozen horses **** Hidden gem The Quiet Room may very well be our answer to the trip-hop hole that Adelaide unfortunately has. Made up of vocalist Matt Cahill and producer Andrew Muecke, the duo utilise elements of dark pop, new wave, and their own little...
a-duff single

a-duff single

the ghost music ***1/2 If you’re not yet familiar with A-Duff  (the moniker for local beats producer Aaron Duff), it might not be a bad idea to become acquainted with his take on electronica. The artist has recently released “The Ghost Music”, an expansive,...
reign single

reign single

parachute dreams **** Local rockers Reign have something a little special about them. The five piece have recently released a fantastic new single “Parachute Dreams” alongside a music video, filmed on site at Thebarton Theatre. Reign describe themselves – as...
the violet crams ep

the violet crams ep

cram it in ya *** The Violet Crams is no doubt a punk band. The trio have just released Cram It In Ya, a six track EP that gives listeners hard hitting punk from start to finish.  If it isn’t the alternative cover art that gives it away, it’s the track titles such as...
puritan ep

puritan ep

self titled ***   Being compared to rock legends Guns ‘N’ Roses is no easy feat, but Adelaide old fashioned rock ‘n’ rollers Puritan seem to fit the vibe extremely well. The four piece have recently released their debut self-titled EP, and it’s as rich with...
exeter blues lp

exeter blues lp

the road and the rail **** You very well may have heard of Adelaide’s cherished Exeter Hotel, and you no doubt know about blues, but have you listened to Adelaide duo Exeter Blues? Fronted by David O’Leary, a songwriter who has written a whole bunch of records over...