Crooked Colours B&W CD Landscape

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CROOKED COLOURS – CAPRICIOUS

The new track from Crooked Colours, Capricious, is dark and sinister but it also has a side that is sweet and sultry. The balance between these elements creates the perfect amount of tension and release. It’s like an anticlimax that doesn’t leave you hanging - a complete paradox in a superb way.Capricious is the perfect follow up to their debut ‘In…
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Calling all photographers: Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards Photographic Exhibition

We will again be teaming up with Kane Hibberd (www.theartofcapture.com.au) to curate a photographic exhibition of Australia’s best independent artists. The exhibition will feature at Meat Market during the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards on Wednesday 8th October. If you have some killer shots of the nominated independent artists, and you’d like the shots to be part of the exhibition,…
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COACH BOMBAY – GIRLS

The new track, Girls, from Coach Bombay opens with a synth line that is reminiscent of Gurge’s Polyester Girl, after consuming the entire snacks table at a six year old’s birthday party in 1995.It’s incredibly difficult to fight the urge to dance along, even when in public.The video for the track is taken from one of Bess Motta’s 20 minute…
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Performers Spotlight: Meg Mac

  Before Meg Mac performs at the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, we ask the Melbourne-based indie poppet to take us through her pre-show checklist. By Angela Allan   What’s the biggest blunder you’ve committed on stage?
 When I was super nervous once, I tried to put on this pretend confident voice when I…
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Carlton Dry Global Music Grant Shortlist Announced at BIGSOUND

  We’re very excited to have announced the shortlisted artists for the 2014 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant today at BIGSOUND. Established in 2013, the $50,000 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant was created in conjunction with AIR to help fund an international tour for an independent, emerging Australian act to boost their profile and further…
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Performers Spotlight: Remi

  Remi – 22-year-old Melbourne lyricist Remi Kolawole – along with collaborators Sensible J and Dutch are gracing the stage at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. Before we set up the backline, we get the nitty-gritty details from backstage. By Angela Allan What’s the biggest blunder you’ve committed on stage? I once kicked an…
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BLAQ CARRIE – REALITY

Originally from Zimbabwe, Blaq Carrie is a Brisbane-based Hip Hop artist and MC blending familiar elements of RnB/Hip Hop of the 90s with electronic sounds of the present. Her storytelling is the real standout, using clever analogies and witty examples from everyday life. Her track Reality tells the very familiar tale of a struggling musician, working…
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MANSIONAIR – HOLD ME DOWN

Masionair are a Sydney trio who produce atmospheric indie-electronica featuring the enchanting vocals of Jack Froggat.Hold Me Down rises and falls in a way that allows the haunting vocals to completely mesmerise the listener. Bringing to mind artists such as London Grammar and James Blake, this mellow track easily captivates on first listen. Their debut EP is dropping next…
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Moses Gunn Collective – Shalala

Shalala is a dreamy psych-pop track from the Brisbane-based supergroup-esq Moses Gunn Collective. Featuring members from a number of awesome Brissie bands - The Belligerents, Orphans Orphans, Morning Harvey - MGC have the makings of something that is much greater than the collective of its parts (pardon the pun). The track melds woozy guitars and a catchy crooning chorus that generates images of…
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ANNOUNCING: Performers for the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

  We are thrilled to announce the performers for the ninth Annual CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS.  This year’s lineup includes some of Australia’s most exciting new and emerging independent talent, with live performances by Sheppard, Remi, DMA’s, SAFIA and Meg Mac. The past 12 months has seen the meteoric rise of Brisbane hit makers Sheppard, who…
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