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Amy Montgomery

Amy Montgomery, an upcoming Irish artist has spent the past few months of the pandemic putting the final touches on her latest EP, with the first track, Intangible streaming now. Having been compared to the likes of Alanis Morrisette and Janis Joplin with a modern twist, Amy’s newest 90s influenced alternative-rock music sends a powerful […]

It’s SUSS – Live Stream Off the Leash

By Rida Babar With COVID-19 restrictions causing large events, including concerts to be on an uncertain standstill, major event planning company October Sun has come to a halt. The company’s Director, Ben Eadie, has started up a COVID-friendly project called Sydney Underground Streaming Sessions (SUSS) to keep the magic of concerts alive in an innovative […]

Gem

For many of us COVID has driven a wedge between individuals and left a sense of isolation festering away within us. However, for Gem this global pandemic has actually brought her home and allowed her to spend much more time with family than she otherwise would have. Originally from Sydney, but now based out of […]

Julian Taylor – The Ridge

Julian Taylor’s latest album The Ridge hopes to bring joy to listeners in this troubling time. Reminiscing the childhood memories of spending summer at his grandparent’s farm in Maple Ridge, the title track eases the listeners into the album through painting a picture into his wistful past. Throughout the album, Taylor blends in various elements […]

NAKED CITY – ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA & THE BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU

Last week Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California and the world’s fifth largest economy, ordered a complete shutdown of the state. Its 40 million residents were essentially told to go home and stay there with the possibility that roughly 56% of Californians, or about 25.5 million people, were expected to contract COVID-19. It was a […]

Banoffee – Look At Us Now Dad

Banoffee’s debut album, Look At Us Now Dad, mixes traditional pop beats with engaging electronic sounds and a bit of rap to dive into topics such as addiction, obsession, heartbreak and resurrection. The first song, Tennis Fan (feat. Empress Of), eases the listener into the album with a simple and catchy yet expressive groove that […]

Considering Matthew Shephard

On October 7 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University Of Wyoming, was tied to a fence in an isolated field on the outskirts of Laramie and beaten with the butt of a pistol. He later died in hospital, succumbing to his injuries and sparking an outcry that would ripple around the world […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE ARIA AFTERMATH!

In the 80s and 90s, when the Australian music industry was booming and everybody was buying CDs, the big record companies would unleash their wallets with lavish after ARIA award parties. The annual awards night was seen as a real showcase of local music talent -  the record industry’s night of nights. In the great […]

THE NAKED CITY: Whatever Happened To Mid Week Music?

There’s much talk recently about making Sydney a 24-hour city, revitalising the night-time culture and asserting our role as one of the world’s leading cosmopolitan cities. The Olympics back in 2000 proved that this could be done, albeit driven by a unique one-off event and compacted into a period of only a few weeks. Nevertheless, […]

Jess Ribeiro – LOVE HATE

The title of Jess Ribeiro’s third album, LOVE HATE, certainly reveals everything you would need to know about its thematic content. The record traverses the theory that we experience love over the course of seven stages - attraction, infatuation, love, reverence, worship, obsession, death. Sonically the record is vastly different to her previous offerings but […]