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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide July 3rd

  Mind Over Matter: If you haven’t heard of Willow and Smiles by now then feel free to mentally kick yourselves. As stalwarts in Sydney's homegrown hip-hop scene, they have wit and charisma. Their collaborations are legendary, including a boisterous Bliss N Eso alliance in Where The Wild Things Are, but their own tunes are […]

GIG REVIEW – Sohn: June 24 at Oxford Art Factory

After watching the possessed flailing of young electronic sensation Guerre, it was obvious that tonight was not going to be the average gig. Ambient and obscure sounds course through this tiny basement, as beats sporadically kick in and distorted vocals leave the audience both bewildered and intrigued. Guerre's music is astronomically abstract, but there is […]

Dave Graney

Hailing from Melbourne, there are very few Australian musicians with the longevity that Dave Graney boasts. He's worked with his musical companion Claire Moore for over thirty years and it’s safe to say that they don’t let their post-punk influenced attitudes evaporate with maturity. “Other people our age don’t make music like us,” Graney says […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 26th

  Kele: Most will know and love this gentleman as the front for Brit-party-rock dudes Bloc Party, but this tour will see Kele Okereke branch out with his own ominous yet uplifting electronic sounds. Releasing his album, The Hunter, back in 2010, he’s produced more creative ventures with his EPs The Boxer, Heartbreaker and most […]

Northeast Party House

Melbourne five-piece Northeast Party House was born out of a need to capture those irreplaceable vibes of adolescent debauchery and the pure freedom that comes when age is just a number. Rocking up at your mates place without warning, listening to some favourite tunes and even jamming a little when the moment calls for it. […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 19th

  Earth: Pioneers of drone rock, this band has an inconceivable number of past members in its history – it’s as if it’s a completely uncontrollable entity. Take a few hours to trawl through their back catalogue and you’ll no doubt be exposed to an abstract world that confirms this. With Dylan Carlson the only […]

Band Of Skulls

As one third of UK rock outfit Band Of Skulls, Russell Marsden has met a fair share of his own heroes and many outright musical legends. “The ones that seem to have had the biggest amount of success seem to be the ones that give the most to the cause,” Marsden says. “Our most recent […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 12th

  British India: It's been almost seven years since their debut album Guillotine stormed onto the airwaves. Since then it’s been a story of success and consistent hard-work, with the rockers releasing three fantastic albums filled with gems galore and ambitiously visiting the lesser known pockets within Australia. The interwebs have confirmed recording their next record is high on […]

Sea Legs

We’re told from an early age that patience is a virtue. If you’re anything like this girl, you’ll throw up your hand and admit that the message did not sink in. On the contrary for Central Coast collective Sea Legs. “It’s been a steady, slow burner,” reflects vocalist Byron Knight, as he plugs away at […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 5th

  Nai Palm: Very little artists follow their instincts no matter where it takes them musically. More power to this Melbournian madam whose fame with neo-soul group Hiatus Kaiyote has seen her earn a Grammy Award nomination for their song Nakamarra. This year she has been valued for her own merits. Prepare to be enlightened […]