We are very excited to premiere the new single ‘Half My Blood’ from Sunshine Coast based solo artist Jason Stern!
‘Half My Blood’ is a heartfelt acoustic rock ballad that will have your toes tapping in no time, whilst thinking of your loved ones.
The chorus is extremely catchy, and will be stuck in your head all day.
Jason Stern pens earnest acoustic pop songs from the soul.
The young singer songwriter has spent the past year honing his craft in studios around the coast, whilst playing as many shows as possible to build his fan base.
Check out the exclusive premiere of ‘Half My Blood’ below (released Tuesday 17th January via iTunes) and be sure to keep an eye on this talented up and comer!
Adelaide Pop Punk outfit Across The Atlas have just released their new single and film clip ‘Anxiety’.
The band will launch their new single on December 3rd at Northern Sound System (Adelaide) alongside some killer local artists.
Check out their film clip below!
UK song-smith Robbie Boyd recently released his new single ‘Hey Girl’ and we absolutely love it!
Shortly after finishing up a run of European tour dates, Robbie stopped off down under for a highly successful run along the East Coast.
Check out ‘Hey Girl’ below and be sure to head to Robbie’s Facebook page for more info.
Forged in Sydney, classical pop songstress Wren is a luscious writer that mixes a dynamic palette of instruments to yield impressionable songs with strong artistic merit. As a solo composer it can be difficult to mastermind tracks that deliver such breadth and intricacy as Wren’s debut EP ‘Raw’.
Following up from the successful two singles ‘Alive’ and ‘Here’ in 2014 which received widespread praise, the EP is a powerful compilation of 5 tracks displaying clever and crafted musicianship.
Spreading her wings to tour the East Coast in jubilation of the release of the Raw EP, it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall and watch the reactions of those unfamiliar with her work. Picturing the atmosphere I can sense a silent crowd and faces in awe of what is transpiring from on stage. The point of captivation within Wren’s work is the strong emotive overtones, one can imagine are designed to align listeners with the powerful imagery residing within her mind. At times it feels like you are immersed in the sound track to a fixating film filled with twists and turns of tragedy and triumphs in personal reflection and understanding.
‘Here’ slowly begins this journey, a track with a sweeping progression from a pulsing beginning into a chanting chorus, we become acquainted with the diversity of Wren and her dense character. The string arrangements and marching drum beats are used minimally at what seems to offer a glaze over what is predominantly a piece that uses soft yet striking vocals to deliver a message of deliverance and letting go. ‘Kindred’ takes a tone that swings between slow searching verses broken between harmonic cries that reverberate a kind of heartache. You feel as if Wren is taking on a persona that is perhaps not her own but rather mystical in nature. The marching beat returns here drawing us into a dark brooding interlude, harrowing string lines piece the lurking darkness. This draws us to an important consideration of Wren’s work, whiles delivering weighty themes they are never presented as ugly, there is a kind feminine touch to them that makes them feel archaic and something to be marveled rather than feared.
The third single to be released, ‘Soldiers’, follows on taking the record down a few rhythms and introducing a sad tone. The lyrics ‘can I keep you safe from harm’ is answered by ‘no’ which explains this ballad describing loss and an insecurity to protect oneself or each other. It is a track that illustrates nicely the diverse canvas Wren works with. In a sense the EP becomes deeper as it progresses, ‘Alive’ takes us on a path that feels along the lines of philosophy, it is a song that describes evolution and development. It is of the same kind as ‘Here’ with its progression however there is an elegant instrumental break midway through the piece which lends it to a more uplifting vibe. We then arrive at the title track ‘Raw’ which starts with an overshadowing dominant bass accompanied by piercing violin reminiscent of a renaissance period. The song builds to its peak midway shredding various churning instrumental transitions, a wind stirs and we feel as if we are on a sail ship drifting toward ominous and violent sea. A fitting close to what has unfolded as a bold, powerful and yet elegant release.
Unlike fellow contemporaries something poetic and brilliant shines through Wren’s music. She isn’t afraid to fortify her writing with symbolism that is dark and alluring evoking patterns of thought that are complex and metaphoric in nature. You can’t help but feel like you are listening to someone who has experienced a lifetime of emotion and is sharing an intricate part of themselves through a delicate and unique form of music. Both strong yet fragile, ‘Raw’ is an EP that can be explored time and time again, each listen you find new connections and new meanings behind the veil that is the artist Wren.
– Reviewed by Morgan O’Brien
Brisbane songstress Izabelle has just released her stunning new single ‘Sunrise’. She is even giving away a free download of the track on Soundcloud.
The single displays the vast musical talent that Izabelle possesses and is guaranteed to be stuck in your head for days!
Izabelle was born and raised in Canada and recently relocated to Australia to expand her musical horizons.
We will be keeping an eye on this very talented newcomer. Press play and enjoy!