Video: Evan & The Brave – “Rescuer”

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Sydney-based Evan & The Brave have  released the visuals for their new single, “Rescuer.” The video is a twisted tale disguised with poolside martinis and bikini-clad women.

“Rescuer” was released from their Island EP back in September. The band will be launching the song and clip at He Made She Made Gallery in Sydney on May 3rd.

AusScene: Appleonia – ‘Lost at Sea’



Jessica Chapnik Kahn has a certain mystique as she glides through life, encrusted with glitter as the spiritual creation of Appleonia. OH! is her first album of her own material, and thanks to Vittoria Coffee, can be downloaded for free here. With each download, its value in food will be donated to OZ Harvest for those in need. Free music equating to charitable free food? What is stopping you?

Single ‘Lost At Sea’ is a highlight from OH! A slice of shimmering indie pop that soars with an unbelievably catchy chorus hook, it reeled me in. The accompanying video depicts an unconventional take on a flash mob in an underground subway station. If you want to have an idea of what my dance moves are like, you must look no further. Like all flash mob videos, it warms my heart to toasty temperatures and makes me want to get groovy in the public domain. Try Appleonia out for yourself below.

Thelma Plum

Thelma Plum

The past 12 months for Brisbane lass Thelma Plum have been packed. Her first EP Rosie, her first performance at the National Indigenous Music Awards, her first headline tour, her first entry in the Triple J Hottest 100; she marched in and demanded attention.

With a smile that could kill and a distinct yet ever evolving fashion style, combined with with a penchant for dogs and a love for the f-word, Thelma is a blend of softness and steel. This is reflected through her music; it initially sounds delicate but underneath there is a strength that sets her apart from the breathy songstresses of late.

AusScene: The Jezabels – “The End”

The Jezabels

The Jezabels

2013 has been an absolutely killer year for Australian music and in my role as adviser on the good tunez I have failed miserably. Nonetheless, I feel like the return of one of my favourite Sydney bands, The Jezabels, must be celebrated. After a triumphant 2012, destroying the joint with their debut album, Prisoner, and tearing up the country with tours, they made a quiet return to the studio in 2013.

AusScene: Fun Machine – Naked Body

Fun Machine

I swear my body can sense oncoming fun and thus lowers my immunity. So in typical form, I was attacked by a cold, leaving me bedridden and physically asleep whilst a Pop Art themed party I was meant to be at occurred. Gosh darn it. The worst part of this whole situation was I missed out on seeing the delightful Fun Machine perform, so instead, here I shall talk about their new single. I’m sorry guys. I was even going to commit myself to red lipstick. That doesn’t happen often.

AusScene: Big Scary – Luck Now Video


Following the success of their stunning debut Vacation, Big Scary have recently released two singles in the run up to album number two, Not Art. Luck Now, the second of the two, is a rich and melodic affair. Opening with a syncopated drum loop that wriggles into the mind before melting into the lush piano sounds familiar to Big Scary, it progresses with Tom Iansek’s beautiful and introspective vocals and electronic samples.


It’s that time again. It sends some into a feverish sweat, others into convulsions of excitement and for fragile people like myself, into anxious breakdowns. Yup. Hottest 100 voting time.

Australia’s leading alternative radio station, Triple J, has launched its annual countdown again; the biggest music democracy to rule the airwaves. Citizens from both Australia and around the globe are invited to pick their top ten tracks from the year just gone, 2012. And, my my, what a task it is.

Whilst voting, I greedily selected an abundance of beloved tracks, only to realise that I had forty tracks too many. The most difficult part lay there in, with me carefully and painfully extracting my absolute favourites. Keyboards were hit, headaches formed and tears shed.  Here are the results.

  • Ball Park Music – Surrender

One of my favourites from their sophomore album, Museum, this sweeping song is simply swell, *alliteration fistpump*.

  • The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines

Seeing this performed live was an absolutely breath taking experience that I will never forget. This band can do no wrong.

Video: Gold Fields “Dark Again”


Undoubtedly my favorite band from 2012, I had the fortune to check them out a few times these last couple of months while they were in LA. Gold Fields’ new video of “Dark Again” continues their  dark and tribal tribute to … wizardry?

Whatever their visuals consist of, it almost matches the authenticity of their live shows: plenty of danceable rhythms and pumped up drums.

Check out the visuals for “Dark Again” and our review of their show the Viper Room in LA.