ALBUM REVIEW: BRYAN ESTEPA & THE TEMPE TWO – EVERY LITTLE THING

Background Bryan Estepa is an acclaimed Sydney Singer-Songwriter, who has been labeled as one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. Having released 5 albums over the past decade, including the critics favourite ‘Vessels’ & ‘Heart vs Mind’, Estepa has truly made his presence known in the Australian Independent music scene. 

THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON – ROOKIE

I guess the standout detail for me about Brisbane’s The Trouble With Templeton is the fact that the band is signed to UK indie label Bella Union, who also have the likes of Fleet Foxes, Midlake, Flaming Lips, Beach House on its roster. Good company to keep! Immediate impression upon listening to The Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: THE DISAPPOINTED

I love The Disappointed! This Perth band reminds me so much of the best late 70s/early 80s new wave smart pop (think: Split Enz, Elvis Costello, XTC) – it’s so refreshing! As part of the Singapore-Western Australian Music Exchange, I got to interview Michael Strong (vocals, guitar) and Mark Neal Continue Reading

MUSIC MATTERS LIVE ’14

Melbourne band EMPRA has a strong Lion City connection as their frontman Sanny Veloo is Singaporean and part of the legendary local indie rockers Boredphucks/The Suns. Fittingly, EMPRA will be town as part of the Music Matters Live 2014 lineup. Sanny graciously filled in our MML Q&A. Why did you Continue Reading

ALIVE & KICKING

LOWERCASE AND LINCH AGENCY PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH LYON APPRENTICE, GENTLE BONES, LOKIES & LINYING The year has kicked off and the gigs are coming in thick and fast. A relatively low key event, this stripped down acoustic affair showcased Gold Coast brother act, Lyon Apprentice, as they made their Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – ADAM LYONS

The first impression I had of Aussie indie pop band Fairchild — by watching a YouTube video of “Burning Feet” (off new EP of the same name) — was that the band was a professional set-up with management & promotional support – the whole shebang! But the truth is that Continue Reading

LISTENING BOOTH: DANCING HEALS “ALWAYS ON MY MIND” [STREAMING]

Australian based Dancing Heals has just releasing the gorgeous track, “Always on My Mind”, and are currently finishing up their second album, that captures more of their live sound and draws from longtime influences such as Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac. The band loves to wave the nostalgia flag and “Always Continue Reading