Sydney-born, and Melbourne-based duo Munroe have been cooking up relatable folk anthems for the best part of two years. If you’re keen on bands like Floodlights, RVG,… Read more “Munroe Chat Their New Single, ‘Thank You Waiter’”
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Fergus Bailey & The Teeth chat new single ‘Death Roll’, ska music, and performance inspo
If you’ve ever caught Fergus Bailey & The Teeth live, you’d no doubt understand why I’m about to refer to them as one of Sydney’s most exciting… Read more “Fergus Bailey & The Teeth chat new single ‘Death Roll’, ska music, and performance inspo”
Manning chats songwriting, cover songs, and locking his mates out of their own house
Sydney solo artist Manning is the musical breath of fresh air you knew you needed, creating indie-folk gems with intricate guitar work and stunning melodies. He just… Read more “Manning chats songwriting, cover songs, and locking his mates out of their own house”
Bask In The Warmth of Sunbather’s New EP, ‘Simmer’
With music that’s as sun-drenched as their name implies, Naarm-based Sunbather have cooked up their second EP, Simmer. We caught up with one half of the dream-pop… Read more “Bask In The Warmth of Sunbather’s New EP, ‘Simmer’”
Confirmed: Soul-funk duo Suneden cannot make a bad song
Drift into the mind of a 60s couple as they carelessly dance on the shore of the sea in France, puppets to the saxophone and smooth bass-line of Suneden’s new single, Lost In Your World.
Pinnies’ favourite albums of 2021
In no particular order, here are some records we’ve been spinning A LOT this year.
For fans of POND and Tame Impala: Check out Coloured Clocks’ new album ‘The Floral Emblem’
Melbourne solo artist James Wallace aka Coloured Clocks is back with his sixth album ‘The Floral Emblem’, recorded and produced in his house to deliver a buoyant brand of psychedelic dream pop.
Tamara & the Dreams talk artsy French men, TikTok fame and stand-up comedy routines
We had a really fun chat with Tamara from Melbourne trio Tamara & the Dreams to chat about their debut EP cracked phone screens.
Shining Bird’s Russell Webster talks us through their new album “Deadlands”
The Austinmer seven-piece released their fourth album this year, full of cinematic slow-burners that are perfect for a rainy day. Pinnies: So first off, your new album… Read more “Shining Bird’s Russell Webster talks us through their new album “Deadlands””
Listen to Lisa Caruso’s new single “It Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas”
Lisa Caruso has ticked off her bucket list dream of releasing a Christmas song, but the sentiment of the single goes a lot further than that.
Get to know: COLTER
We caught up with Byron from one of Adelaide’s most exciting new outfits, COLTER to chat about their new single “Repeat It” and what Mick Jagger would have been if he wasn’t a rockstar.
Buffalo Paradise mark their arrival with self-titled debut single
The origins of the debut single from Sydney five-piece Buffalo Paradise can be tracked back to a voice memo that was sent to a small, fifty member Facebook group. It was inspired by an inside joke that frontman Lachie Pringle turned into song lyrics for a bit of a laf during lockdown.
Bec Sykes talks dealing with breakups & the unusual place she writes a lot of her music
Following the release of her second single, “Getaway” and winning a gazillion awards, Melbourne singer-songwriter Bec Sykes joined us for a chat.
Meet Los Bitchos, the pan-continental girl band perfecting the art of surf-inspired lounge music.
Van Halen would have sounded like if they were a Turkish surf-rock band? Yeah, I can’t say I have either… but that’s the sound Los Bitchos guitarist, Serra Petale channels on the group’s latest release, “Good to Go!”
ROMÆO RETURNS WITH MYTHOLOGY INSPIRED HYPER-POP BANGER “TAKE IT”
Let romæo take you inside the mind of a siren as it seduces its prey on her latest single “TAKE IT”. The Gadigal (Sydney) based musician/producer bewitches with her sixth single, inspired by her personal interest of mythological beings.
Fergus Bailey & The Teeth make their mark with debut record “Unfurl”
Regular members of Sydney’s underground music scene, Fergus Bailey & The Teeth have picked up a pair of oversized scissors and cut one of those giant ribbons to unveiled their debut full-length, Unfurl. It’s an album of slow burning firecrackers that erupt into a dazzling array of high class instrumentation.
Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice prove their one-of-a-kind talent with “Remember The Future? Vol 2 & 1”
There’s no doubt Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice have nailed their band name. Not only because it’s in the top 5 bands names of all time, but also because I felt like I was in a medical themed escape room while I listened to their new record, Remember The Future? Vol 2 & 1.
Asteroid Blues give us the scoop on their recent EP, favourite albums from the year and Burlesque-esque shows
Pinnies: How’s the release process been going for the EP? Tristan: Good man. We’ve been getting streams in other countries which is really surreal, but yeah, it’s… Read more “Asteroid Blues give us the scoop on their recent EP, favourite albums from the year and Burlesque-esque shows”
Ever Wanted To Hear Your Favourite Aussie Artists Sing In Flawless French? Well, Now You Can
Thanks to Scomo and his shitty submarines, if we’ve ever needed to strengthen ties between Australia and France – it’s now. And who better to get that bond started than So French So Chic teaming up with Alice Ivy, Montaigne, Ali Barter, Ainslie Wills and Nadeah.
Joke Band Release New Song As Joke Band Because They Are No Longer A Joke Band
Formed in 2011 as a comedic project, These New South Whales have gone full circle after opting to record punk-flavoured stonkers with important political stances. Now, under the new pseudonym, Fungible Token, the Melbourne four-piece have released a new track, “What’s in the Garage” accompanied by a self-deprecating music video.
Jordan Kenny & Mad Studio Sessions
Recently I read something that summed up the modern reality for independent artists. It said something along the lines of, “being a musician in 2021 involves a small amount of playing music but a full time job in social media and promotion.” And if you ask any independent musician I’m certain they’d agree. You have to climb a giant building to find success as a musician, and without a major record label to provide a ladder, indie artists have to climb that building themselves, navigating social media like Tom Cruise on the Burj Khalifa in Mission Impossible 4.
Harmony Byrne announces December tour and shares charming new single “Kings & Queens”
A year on from her debut album, Harmony Byrne has gifted us all with the musical equivalent of a home-cooked meal, “Kings & Queens”. The Dja Dja Wurrung (Daylesford) based artist has created her very own spellbinding spin on folk storytelling that reflects her Mormon upbringing but also her disposition to the blues and rock and roll.
Noah Dillon talks his new EP, love for Perth and Signature Dishes
Ahead of the national tour for his new EP “Don’t Change For The World (Like It’s Changing Me),” we caught up with Noah Dillon to chat about all things music (and other less relevant things we asked him).
Experience post break-up freedom with Punko’s debut single “Undivided”
2021 is looking like a phenomenal year for local synth-pop. Just a couple of weeks ago, These New South Whales’ frontman Mossy released a Kate Bush-esque masterpiece “Shade”, Flyying Colours shared a fantastic shoegaze fuelled sophomore album and on Sunday, Awabakal (Newcastle) based artist Punko has delivered one of the strongest synth driven tracks of the year.
Performing for the toughest crowd: A feature on busking In Sydney
lways a wealth of suspense when a busker begins to set up for the day. For many, the curiosity will never be satisfied as their suitcase guides them to their next meeting or they run sheepishly to a bus that they’ll narrowly miss. But I had nowhere to be, so I took a seat on the raw marble base of the Queen Victoria Statue to wait for a young girl to finish connecting her microphone. Her friend sat nearby in support, egging her on to help overcome any initial nerves.
Set the tone for your Sunday with Swoon’s latest single “Safeguard”
With two fabulous EP’s out in the world, Swoon has really captured the essence of low-fi surf rock. “Safeguard” is the fifth track released by the Yugambeh based musician so far this year and it’s mandatory listening.
The Shang chat about their song cover fantasies, new single “All For Show” and stealing their girlfriends’ shampoo
Pinnies: So how did the new single, “All For Show” come about? Zac: So we basically did a draft remix for the Triple J Unearthed supergroup comp,… Read more “The Shang chat about their song cover fantasies, new single “All For Show” and stealing their girlfriends’ shampoo”
VIDEO PREMIERE – “Caffeine & LSD” by Asteroid Blues
Asteroid Blues have now released their first single “Caffeine & LSD”. The track was premiered on Orbital Radio and described as “a bit of a magical escape” by Oscar Byrne.
Angelo Benz soars on new track “Birdman”
Following his track “Valentine” released last month, Angelo Benz is back with a hyperpop stonker “Birdman”. The Sydney based producer has built a following from his SoundCloud releases to date, covering a bunch of genres from Pop Punk to Electronic.
Slinky Red Serve Up Another Tasty Appetiser “Writing On The Wall”
The first time I heard this track was at the Chippo Hotel, just a few months before Sydney would go into its second lockdown. I treated myself to a Newtowner and headed downstairs, completely innocent to the fact that I was about to have my socks knocked off by an Austinmer four-piece rendering some of the most authentic 70s psychedelia I’ve ever experienced. Now, you and I alike are able to enjoy “Writing On The Wall” whenever we please.
Miami Horror’s Joshua Moriarty returns with cinematic duet “Let Me Down Easy”
Written in his kitchen and brought to life with singer-songwriter Coco Reilly, “Let Me Down Easy” is a gorgeous duet that will transport you to a mid-century cinema where the entire audience would clap at the end of a film.
Asteroid Blues kick things off with a promising debut “Caffeine & LSD”
spiration from Ocean Alley, Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes, Sydney five-piece Asteroid Blues have dropped their debut single “Caffeine & LSD”.
Sydney Indie-Folk Storyteller Isobel Knight Returns With Her Second Album “Here Now”
At a time when Corona was just a Mexican beer, Sydney singer-songwriter Isobel Knight slipped into the glitz and glamour of New York City to record her new record. Two years on, the independent artist’s sophomore album, Here Now is exactly that. Knight offers an honest and intimate reflection on the world as seen by the musician, in a ten-track exhibition of her breathtaking musical skillset.
Sydney Four-Piece Sunder’s Reimagining of Their track “Fruity Lexia” is One You’ll be Listening to A LOT This Year
Here’s a situation where the saying “If it ain’t broke – Don’t fix it” is completely irrelevant. The original release of “Fruity Lexia” is far from broke, in fact its a really good track. But the re-release is quite simply incredible. It’s lush, romantic and moody, sounding a bit like a more ethereal Methyl Ethel (cop that Dr. Seuss).
South Coast five-piece Sampson return with their most polished release yet “Bottom of the Hill”
omb your pornstar moustache, rub a bit of talcom powder in your hair and heck why not even do a couple of sleazy lunges too ‘cause this is the “For When You’re Wearing a Silk Bath Robe” song of the year.
Spicy Lemons chat favourite tracks of 2021, traditional Irish music and new single “Young One”
PinniesHow have you found the whole release process so far? TobyIt’s been really good. It’s been quite exciting really. PinniesCause its your first major release right? TobyYeah,… Read more “Spicy Lemons chat favourite tracks of 2021, traditional Irish music and new single “Young One””
“Life and Life Only” by James Bennett – Album Review
An obscure crossover between Escape to the Country, The Farmer Wants a Wife and Huey’s Kitchen, James Bennett’s fourth album, “Life and Life Only” is one you have to experience.
Should all Australian Universities introduce a course that teaches meditation and mindfulness to students?
Monash and Melbourne Universities are leading the way in mental health education after unveiling plans to introduce a course that focuses on personal wellbeing, meditation and prayer.
Newcastle duo Midway chat surf rock, growing up in the Steel City and new single “Red P’s”
Pinnies: So how’d you guys meet? Jordan: We met through a mutual friend probably like last year. We sort of got introduced through him and started getting… Read more “Newcastle duo Midway chat surf rock, growing up in the Steel City and new single “Red P’s””
HIGHLINE DELIVER THEIR USUAL CHARM ON NEW EP OFF TRACK
Sydney four-piece Highline deliver their second EP Off Track, packed with fruity guitars and homely vocals. The group spent a good chunk of 2020 writing and recording… Read more “HIGHLINE DELIVER THEIR USUAL CHARM ON NEW EP OFF TRACK”
“Broken WIcker Chair” by James Bennett
Take 4 minutes out of your day to relax, get cosy with James Bennett and let his new single “Broken Wicker Chair” run its fingers through your hair. It’s the second single released by the Newcastle singer-songwriter since his 2019 album This Time Tomorrow.
Sounds Like… Aussie artists on the same wavelength as familiar favourites
57 great Australian artists for fans of Nirvana, Joy Division, BROCKHAMPTON, The Beatles, The Cure, The Clash, The Beach Boys, Blondie, Surf Curse, Gorillaz, The Rolling Stones,… Read more “Sounds Like… Aussie artists on the same wavelength as familiar favourites”
Ginger Gold (Farm Singles) by Bones and Jones – Album Review
The Geelong six-piece have followed up their 2020 record Bees with some delicious boogie blues on their third album, Ginger Gold (Farm Singles). In the midst of… Read more “Ginger Gold (Farm Singles) by Bones and Jones – Album Review”
Recent Releases We Love
SHYGA! by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets psychedelic • Perth, Australia Highlight Tracks Tally-Ho • Mr. Prism • The Terrors • Hats Off To The Green Bins Şeytan Odama… Read more “Recent Releases We Love”
Ironically, Afterthought were the first band that we asked to do an interview for Pinnies. I caught up with the Sydney pop punk outfit to chat about seated gigs,… Read more “Interview: Afterthought”
Album Review: Drunk Tank Pink by Shame
Recorded in France “before the world imploded,” shame’s sophomore LP is named after the shade of paint that decorates frontman Charlie Steen’s closet at home – Drunk Tank Pink. Guitarist… Read more “Album Review: Drunk Tank Pink by Shame”
How have artist’s attitudes changed during the pandemic?
Musicians have copped a spanking from the Covid-19 pandemic. A year long walloping without receiving support from the Government like other industries *cough* Sport *cough*. While most… Read more “How have artist’s attitudes changed during the pandemic?”
Could rock ’n’ roll become mainstream again?
It’s a genre known for it’s high energy, fast tempos and gritty attitude but could rock ’n’ roll re-emerge as dominant genre in popular music? I caught… Read more “Could rock ’n’ roll become mainstream again?”