Review: Regina Spektor at Sydney Opera House, 9 July 2018

Music Insight, 2018.
Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House/Prudence Upton

New York’s queen of indie, Regina Spektor, received a rapturous welcome at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Monday night. Debuting her 2016 record Remember Us to Lifeto Australian audiences in her first visit in six years, jetlag didn’t stop the Russian-American singer-songwriter from delivering a unique performance.…

Q&A: Xavier Rudd talks Storm Boy and Vegan Chilli

Music Insight, 2018

Aussie roots icon Xavier Rudd is set to release his latest album, Storm Boy, on May 25. Six years since his last solo project, his spiritual, indie-folk sound combines complex multi-instrumentation and an overarching connection between soul, land and spirit.

We caught up with the singer-songwriter to chat love, gratitude and Storm Boy before he takes his latest release on tour across Australia.…

Album Review: Many Rooms – ‘There Is A Presence Here’

Music Insight, 2018

A lullaby for existentialists, There Is A Presence Here is the debut album from Brianna Hunt, known as Many Rooms. After the critical acclaim received from the release of her single ‘Which Is To Say, Everything’, which debuted on NPR’s All Songs Considered, Hunt has authored an album that leads listeners deep into darkness.…

Review: LANY at Big Top Luna Park, Sydney, 25 March 2018

A late start didn’t stop LANY from dazzling crowds at Luna Park’s Big Top on Sunday. The band made an impressive entrance through thick haze and humidity to the cheers of a rain-soaked crowd, lead vocalist Paul Klein standing with arms outstretched as he thanked audiences for braving the elements to hear them play in one of their “favourite cities.” …

Review: Moses Sumney at Sydney Opera House, 8 February 2018

Music Insight, 2018

Few indie artists can say they’ve performed to a packed Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House, and the wonder wasn’t lost on Los Angeles native Moses Sumney.

A soulful mix of R&B, folk, and jazz, Sumney was accompanied by Sam Gendel (Percussion, Woodwinds, Electric Guitar,) Mike Haldeman (Electric Guitar) and drummer ‘Lucky’ Paul Taylor, who has toured with indie-pop artist, Feist.…