Six Strings


Are you dressed and packed for an innovative sonic journey? It will be full of minimalist glitch, moody dance beats and melodic guitar that culminates in sprawling, poignant chaos. There will be meandering vocal hooks to climb that symphonic cliff face. This is the unique sound of nomadic musician/producer known as Outside The Academy (OTA). Some of you may know him less formally as Pawel Cholewa (Pa-vell Ho-li-ver). We’ve been...

Read More

I have had many discussions with other music lovers about what makes a band or singer so great. While we all agree that a certain level of skill makes it more enjoyable, most concur that it’s the passionate delivery that gets us every time. My first listen to The So So Cyclers “blue and purple” EP had me hook, line and sinker. Here was an emerging band bold enough to traverse genres to explore their creative...

Read More
Playwrite: Catharsis to Cathedrals

Playwrite: Catharsis to Cathedrals


Posted By on Dec 21, 2015

It is not uncommon for a band’s first album to be straight up impressive. Melbourne’s Playwrite exemplify this truth with their highly emotive debut album Cathedrals. They have managed to channel life and loss into a captivating listening experience. Lead guitarist, Patrick Holcombe, lost his parents when defending their home in the Black Saturday bush fires. While the songwriting has been greatly influenced by the band...

Read More
Captiva – the glue of brotherhood

Captiva – the glue of brotherhood


Posted By on Dec 19, 2015

Picture this. Four students sitting in school detention in Kansas City Missouri. Times are tough. They get talking. They’re all keen on music. Fast forward two years and the same four lads are touring college campuses and festivals with their alt/indie/rock tunes. They have only been out of college a year themselves. The band is Captiva and they have just released a very impressive self-titled EP. Captiva incorporate reggae,...

Read More

Love at first sight: Swedish dream pop darlings, Moonbabies, release a stunning album after a 7 year hiatus earlier this year. Love at Second sight: now they have gone one step further to our ears’ delight by releasing “Wizards on the Beach Deluxe Edition”. Packed with remixes, retakes and a bunch of tracks you won’t know, the compilation is timeless yet fresh, hearty and soulful. If you like dream pop,...

Read More