Music

Dominic Breen finds power in admitting vulnerability on debut album

BY TESSA PELLE Achingly tender and raw, Dominic Breen’s debut album Blue Volume is a cinematic experience that tells of mid 20’s angst, love and heartbreak. Written before the global pandemic had begun, Blue Volume encapsulates universal feelings of isolation and connectedness amongst the uncertainty of young adulthood. “It is kind of weird now that COVID […]

Sydney artist Florian prepares for “unapologetic pop” shows

BY ASTON BROWN Sydney’s Synth pop artist Florian has released her latest track Seventeen as she waits eagerly to perform live once again. Seventeen is the third instalment in Florian’s latest EP following Yours And Mine and Patrick Swayze that were realised earlier this year, each featuring a nostalgic and refreshing hit of 70s & […]

Sarah Yagki’s latest single became her “light at the end of the tunnel”

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG For Sydney-based artist Sarah Yagki, music has always been a way to articulate experiences. The alternative pop artist has explored songwriting since she was just a child.  “I started out in music from a really young age, but I didn't come from a musical family. The way I connected to music was […]

The Voice Winner, Bella Taylor Smith, chats about her love for the Inner West

Just this past weekend the Inner West's own Bella Taylor Smith was crowned as the latest winner of The Voice following her spine-tingling performance of the song Never Enough from The Greatest Showman. Speaking to the Inner West Independent less than 24 hours later Bella spoke about the emotional moment she heard the announcement and […]

Time away allows rapper Drapht to rediscover his passion

By Aston Brown Infamous Perth based rapper Drapht is back with a brand-new album, Shadows And Shinings, dropping on September 10. With this new album Drapht returns to his roots, re-discovering his undying passion for rap in collaboration with some of his closest mates. In a conversation with City Hub, Drapht explained how this album […]

Bright future on the H3rizon for Sydney girl group

By Katelyn Milligan The Sydney based girl band H3rizon are determined to leave their mark on the music industry. From their distinctive sound that pushes pop-music boundaries, to increasing Asian representation and even signing with a crypto-based record label - the girl group is a force to be reckoned with. The three young ladies bring […]

The demise of live music: Two iconic venues to be demolished

By Katelyn Milligan Some have dubbed it the end of an era, with two of Sydney’s live music institutions set to be demolished. A recent development proposal for Coogee Bay Hotel has called into question the future of its live music venue Selina’s. This announcement comes just months after the revelation that Frankie’s Pizza By […]

Pirra’s Jess Beck Explores Her Indigenous Heritage During Lockdown

Although they are originally from Sydney our close neighbour Wollongong can now lay claim to indie-pop/dance outfit Pirra. This four piece band consisting of Jess Beck (vocals), James McKendry (guitar/synth), Curtis Argent (bass/synth) & Jeffrey Argent (drums) are making huge waves both here in Australia & internationally. Not only do Pirra produce incredible music they […]

Murray Cook & Lizzie Mack’s The Soul Movers release new album

By Tessa Pelle Fronted by Lizzie Mack and former red Wiggle Murray Cook, The Soul Movers’ latest album Evolution is a delectable collection of positive melodies and emotional nuance. Since hanging up his red skivvy in 2012, Inner West local Murray has shown no signs of slowing down as he embarks on his newest musical chapter […]

Cosmic Psychos “can’t stop and won’t stop”

By Tessa Pelle After a certain number of years, it’s typical for most bands to either break up or stop making music altogether. But after nearly 40 years, Cosmic Psychos have been influential in the Australian punk rock scene and show absolutely no signs of slowing down. The band’s drummer, Dean Muller credits their longevity […]