Before The Kite Machine head off on their huge, 10 show Sinister Sound tour, they stopped by to give us the top five bands they’ve been spinning lately.
Hey this is Jon from Black Bird Hum and our new tune “Say You Want” is a bit of a boy-meets-girl type love song, so we’ve put together a bunch of tunes all about love, relationships, getting it right and getting it horribly wrong to set the scene for the track. Most of the tunes are from the classic ‘Lovers Rock’ genre of reggae music but there’s a few genre-busters in there everyone will know! Enjoy!
SEVSONS are a band who have been paving their own way to notoriety within Sydney’s alt-rock circles. With blistering live shows alongside some of the country’s best including Closure in Moscow, Circles and Caligula’s Horse, the four piece have elevated from buzz act to a formidable band with a lengthy career already in motion. Preparing to be back on east coast stages as support to Dead Letter Circus, SEVSONS have worked up a storm of a new single with ‘EVOLUTION’.
Continuing to blend catchy riffs with melodies that captivate from the onset, ‘Evolution’ is a beast of a new track; lead singer Rhys’s vocals have the same impassioned delivery fans of Karnivool and Gyroscope love, stretching in range and achieving some great highs as that chorus reaches its apex. Here are their five favourite things about Sydney’s West
After a massive 2017, neo-soul vocalist Maya is back with a stellar new single Blackout, about a moment forever lost in time. The young artist has also dropped a video to accompany the track, directed by Grace Moore. To celebrate Blackout, Maya sat down with us to tell us her favourite Melbourne live music venues.
With the release of Press Club’s fully independent album Late Teens coming late this week, coupled with a huge run of shows to come, we sat down with bassist Rufio to find out some more about the band, Late Teens, and their upcoming tour with The Smith Street Band.
Where did you come from? Were you always a singer?
I grew up on the Mornington Peninsula right by the beach. I love the water although I’m definitely only a wannabe beach babe because I burn even when its cloudy. *laughs* My mum says I came out singing, and as a kid I was always making my family watch me put on performances – yep, I was that kid! I was really lucky to grow up surrounded by the sounds of vinyl records – my parents and my Granddad had a huge vinyl collection!
In Speaking Volumes, we ask an artist some questions about themselves, followed by “Five Quick Questions” randomly selected from our question database. If you have a random question to add to our database, email us.
We heard “Boyke” is based on a family dog. Can you tell us more about the dog?
She was a beautiful Ridgeback, only 9 months old. Bojke just had so much energy and love to give. There was never a dull moment with her. I’m sure the two brothers had a tough time training her up since they also had chicken in their backyard; she’d always chase them around.
The pace on her was insane. No one could catch her. Such a humble pup.
Rest easy, Bojke.