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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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Start Your Own Label: The Aston Shuffle

  The Aston Shuffle have conquered remixes, dance floors and album charts worldwide. They’ve also started their own record label. We catch up with Vance Musgrove – one half of the DJs/producers behind the house music act (his partner in crime is Mikah Freeman) – what it’s like to set up an independent label.  …
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Selected Listening: Ball Park Music

  Sam Cromack – frontman of Brisbane indie pop-rock five-piece Ball Park Music – raids his record collection to pick out his five favourite indie releases from 2014.     Cloud Control – Dream Cave This Australian release was one I looked forward to for years. The band’s debut Bliss Release has copped an absolute…
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JAPANESE WALLPAPER – WAVES

At a ripe, young age of 17 years old, Gab Strum, under his moniker Japanese Wallpaper, is undoubtedly making his mark in the music scene, leaving listeners mesmerised and in absolute awe of his extraordinary talent. Strum encapsulates the idea of a musical prodigy, with talent far beyond his years. Japanese Wallpaper’s most recent track,…
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BABAGANOUJ – BLUFF

Babaganouj’s Bluff is the kind of song that you want to be blasting at full volume while road tripping along the coastal freeway with all the windows down. It is summer vibes and fun times captured in 2 minutes and 59 seconds. The accompanying clip for the track features amazing 90s psychedelic visuals, with each of the members…
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Success Story: The Pierce Brothers

  The Pierce Brothers started their musical adventure by busking, and this year, their EP The Night Tree shot to No.1 on the Carlton Dry Independent Music charts. AIR invited the twin brothers – Jack and Pat Pierce – to share their experiences and their tips for success in independent music. By Angela Allan.  …
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Checking In: Violent Soho

  Violent Soho has had a massive year. Their album Hungry Ghosts peaked at No.6 and has been steady in the top 30 ARIA album charts, they’ve inked a US release deal for the record and played sold-out shows, all while balancing their day jobs.  AIR checks in with the Brisbane rockers to see just…
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Fund your way: Calling All Cars

  It’s a long way to the top – why not try a direct-to-fan funding platform? By Angela Allan. Melbourne three-piece Calling All Cars wanted to relocate to Europe but they didn’t want to be indebted to a record label, so they turned to a fan-funding platform. Here, bassist and vocalist Adam Montgomery shares the…
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