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As we head into July we’ve officially entered the second half of 2018. It’s been a great year for Australian music and June was no different. Let’s take a look back at the month that just went by and check out some of the month’s best local releases from the Brisbane music scene and beyond!
We had a chat to Jack River AKA Holly Rankin ahead of the release of her debut album Sugar Mountain.
Talking to Gabriella Cohen is a little like eating sherbet dipped ice-cream for the first time. Rather wonderful, a little odd, and quite possibly a small revelation. The same analogy extends to her new album, Pink is The Colour of Unconditional Love. We sat down with her to chat about it.
Pete Murray is back with a new remix, a new tour, and exciting new directions.
Slowly Slowly have built a dedicated following in their home town of Melbourne, but last Friday night it was their Brisbane show that went off with a bang. “This is like a home show” declared frontman Ben Stewart. “Thank you so much everyone for coming out, this is crazy”.
Local musician Alex Smith has become something of a cult figure in the Brisbane arts scene.
On Wednesday, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever became $25,000 richer. The Melbourne five-piece managed to nab the third round of the Levi’s Music Prize, an annual grant given to four artists every year by the clothing brand itself.
As we wave goodbye to April and say hi to May, let’s reflect on what an interesting month it’s been for the Brisbane music scene. Here’s some hand picked goodies from April.
When I spoke to Kacper Majchrowski, the guitarist and vocalist of local Brisbane band Hey Baby!, he was making himself at home in a hostel in Wollongong.
“A show for the warriors of love, the ragtag-hearted heroes, the beautiful, the brave, the healed and the crushed,” Emma Dean smiled at the audience spread before her in an array of beanbags. Most comfortable show ever? I’ll vouch for that.
The Creative Issue spoke to composer Ric Mills about his achievements in music and his many roles.