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Meet PRETTY BLEAK: a band that ‘sounds like everyone and no one at the same time’

What makes bands like The 1975 similar to The Cure, and even Prince? Sara Garrity introduces us to rising band out of country Victoria, PRETTY BLEAK. Taking inspiration from musicians spanning from Charlie XCX to Blink-182 to Nirvana, PRETTY BLEAK writes music that ‘abandons labels and comparisons’ to ‘just make sounds that seem cool to us at the time’.

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‘Boronia’ by Hockey Dad: an Aussie surf rock gem

Hockey Dad’s 2016 album ‘Boronia’ explores the duo’s search for love. The eleven songs move listeners through an uplifting journey whilst tapping into the fast growing Australian Indie Rock genre. With hits ‘I Need A Woman’ and ‘Laura’, the album is a must listen. If you’re into surfing or enjoy going to the beach, this one is for you.

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5 reasons why you must attend STONEFEST this weekend

Much like your favourite childhood bands, Canberra’s original music festival STONEFEST is finally making its comeback after a long hiatus. It is going to be BIG and you should be there! Here are five reasons why. 1. It has a kick-ass headline. To mark its return, Stonefest 2019 has a mammoth line-up of international acts, […]

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Is Matt Corby still relevant?

I have to admit, before the Aussie songsmith’s performance at the UC Refectory last Saturday, my answer would have been simple: No. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not just has Matt Corby matured as an artist – honing his songwriting skills and expanding upon his resonate impassioned powerful voice -, but has outshone the hits of his past.  Matt Corby […]

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