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MUSIC RETAIL IS OPEN, OPTIMISTIC AND LEARNING TO ADAPT

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - April 20, 2020

We’re now three weeks into Covid-19 lockdown and Australians are doing their best to adapt to a new way of life. The flattening of the curve means that there’s reason for cautious optimism. Permitted to trade, most musical instrument stores are not only open but many are experiencing an unexpected…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ORCHA

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 20, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips catches up with dream-pop songwriter, performer and violinist Orcha via Skype while in isolation Boundary pushing artist ORCHA (Matt Sheers) is thrilled to reveal a new slice of psychedelic dream-pop mastery on his latest track ‘ATLAS’. Following from the act’s first two singles; ‘Reverie’ released in…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: TOM WOLFE (THE WOLFE BROTHERS)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 17, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips chats with Tom Wolfe, bass player of Australia’s fave country rock band The Wolfe Brothers about life in isolation, the brand new single No Brakes, plus their announcement of a global recording deal with BMG. Friday 17th April is a momentous day for The Wolfe Brothers;…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: MIDGE URE RECOUNTS THE 2020 AUSTRALIAN/NZ TOUR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 15, 2020

When we last caught up with Scottish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and new wave icon Midge Ure, we were at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California and the Coronavirus was barely on anyone’s radar. After NAMM, Midge and his band embarked on a sold out tour of Australia and New Zealand….

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: JACK BRATT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 14, 2020

Australian Musician catches up with respected Brisbane-based musician Jack Bratt for a chat about life in isolation, his debut solo single Spades, and his love of Fender Jaguars. Jack Bratt has built a full-time career through live performance, songwriting and producing, as well as becoming a highly sought-after session guitarist….

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION – GRETA STANLEY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 8, 2020

Next up in our Musicians in Isolation series we chat with Far North Queensland singer songwriter Greta Stanley about her career, gear and new single ‘Soak into This’ Blending a new indie-rock influence and smart pop overtones with her folkier roots, Soak Into This is Greta’s most immediate and engaging…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: HANNAH CAMERON

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 6, 2020

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and habitual collaborator Hannah Cameron has released a stunning new indie noir single titled ‘Backsliding’. A casual drum beat begins the song, courtesy of Leigh Fisher as Luke Hodgson joins in with a laconic bass line. Soon after Hannah Cameron’s haunting voice eases into the mix. There’s…

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THE WORLD MIGHT BE CLOSED BUT MUSIC IS STILL OPEN TO EVERYONE

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - April 3, 2020

Amid the doom and gloom of the retail world globally, one sector is reporting Christmas-like sales volumes. Music retailers around Australia are telling us that their monthly sales for March were nearing record numbers. Despite some stores closing their doors to physical traffic and those that remain open observing strict…

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GEAR RUNDOWN: GRASSHOLE’S KARIS HAWKINS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 2, 2020

Karis Hawkins, guitarist, vocalist for Melbourne indie rock trio Grasshole presents an in-depth gear rundown for us. Grasshole’s new album ‘Wildfire’ is out now Grasshole is a stoner-punk three-piece from Melbourne that exemplifies the hard work required to make it in today’s music industry. Since the release of their debut…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: COLIN LILLIE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 31, 2020

Alice Springs-based singer, songwriter Colin Lille had a pretty good end to 2019 and a great start to 2020. Coming off an extensive tour with Diesel where he made many new fans, performing at the the Woodford Folk Festival, then traveling to New Orleans to play the Folk Alliance International,…

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