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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 26, 2020

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AboutReece Dargie, Author at The Creative Issue

Reece Dargie

Reece Dargie

I'm a musician/producer who's realised talking about good music is quicker than making it. I hope to start conversations about great artists, so please stop asking about my karaoke punk band.

Posts By Reece Dargie

Miss Lucy Dives Deep For ‘Ocean’

August 31, 2020 |

Gold Coast artist Miss Lucy has dropped a video for his latest single ‘Ocean’, which explores the prospect of taking a relationship from the metaphorical kiddy-pool to the blue Pacific. Read More

Sarah Goodwin Releases ‘Look Forward’ Music Video

August 12, 2020 |

Leaving your town and moving to the big(ger) city is the great rural-Australian dream for many artists, but it takes some courage to shake your life up and leave your friends behind. Making it out of Rockhampton was a big decision for Singer/songwriter Sarah Goodwin, but her peachy single ‘Look Forward’ proved fruitful on the effort of working two jobs to move cities.

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PREMIERE: August River Band Release ‘In My Arms’

July 23, 2020 |

Brisbane’s most exciting alt-folk trio August River Band share the second single from their forthcoming album Thank You Pain, premiering exclusively on The Creative Issue.

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PREMIERE: DANII Unveils ‘Out Of My Mind’ Video

July 21, 2020 |

In DANII’s latest music video, the Brisbane artist greets her inner-saboteur donning mantlets and blindfolds. Following the barren imagery that graces the artwork and lyric video, director Harry White closes in on her mind by embracing the restrictive nature of these garments. Read More

Review: Bugs @ The Zoo

July 19, 2020 |

It’s been four or so months since tonight’s patrons have been to a gig, and while things are different, The Zoo has adapted to these conditions to remind us that nothing compares to being blasted with the energy of live music. Read More

Album Review: Holiday Party’s Self-Titled Album

July 6, 2020 |

It’s been three years since our first taste of Holiday Party‘s album with ‘I’m Still Here’, watering mouths with their signature scents of “junkyard pop”. Read More

Have A Fling With Sunbather’s ‘Brown Bread’

June 25, 2020 |

Picture yourself laying with your eyes closed, surrounded by calming sounds on a balmy afternoon. One word for it is sunbathing. Another is Brisbane’s newest dream-pop duo, Sunbather. Read More

Can The Internet Fill In For Lost Gigs?

May 21, 2020 |

When businesses were asked to comply to COVID-19’s restrictions in the drop of a hat, the internet was primed and ready to safely let people order food, watch a movie or buy a new pair of shoes. The tool allowing this happens to be the very one that devalued recorded music at the turn of the century, forcing musicians to place all their bets on performing. Read More

Jamie Lane Finds Positive Change With ‘Sweet/Bitter’

May 1, 2020 |

Jamie Lane aka James Day first emerged in 2018 with ‘Sink’, a bass-heavy pep-talk with himself to overcome the fear of losing his passion for music to his obsessive tendencies. While those tendencies appeared as a threat, his catalogue continues to prove that some introspection can be paired nicely with digging into FL Studio more than the average joe would dare.

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QMusic Announce Free Online Workshops

April 6, 2020 |

A new series of online workshops and masterclasses for musicians has been announced by QMusic, commencing on Monday 6 April. Read More

Album Review: Violent Soho’s Everything Is A-OK

April 2, 2020 |

In 2013 when Violent Soho made “HELL F-CK YEAH” the apolitical national anthem of the ’10s, it was fair to question why that anthem sounded like the ’90s. Read More

Milton Man Gogh’s Starry Night Over The ‘Rona

April 1, 2020 |

In a better world, jazz fusion trio Milton Man Gogh would be in Europe right now to promote their bizarrely bootleg soundtrack of the Queensland beer; but in an unexpected sequence of events, the “uneXXXXpected” tour never made it to soundcheck. Read More

Album Review: The Kite String Tangle’s C()D3X

March 22, 2020 |

A leetspeak variation of a word that generally means handwritten books, C()D3X is an appropriate rebrand for Brisbane producer The Kite String Tangle‘s (aka Danny Harley) latest full-length. Read More

Requin: Brisbane Band To Take On Shark

March 14, 2020 |

Brisbane indie-pop-math-rock band Requin have clicked into gear with new music and shows ahead of their debut LP Shark. Read More