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Spotlight: Tegan and Sara + playlist

Tegan and Sara are an influential Canadian indie-pop duo with a unique approach to songwriting. They each write their song separately and begin the collaborative process only when they’re in the studio to record the album, by adding harmonies and often giving each other (hilarious) feedback. During live performances, they’re known for their banter and for delighting their fans with great stories – you could … Continue reading Spotlight: Tegan and Sara + playlist

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Bigsound 2022 Spotlight Playlist

Bigsound is Australia’s leading new music festival and conference, with a massive lineup comprised of emerging musicians, as well as talks aimed at solving today’s big issues and shaping the future of music. Bigsound has been the launching pad for innovative acts like Flume and Courtney Barnett, and the 2022 edition will feature performances from Budjerah, Ashwarya, Alter Boy, Mia Wray, BLOODMOON and Woodes, as … Continue reading Bigsound 2022 Spotlight Playlist

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Spotlight: Tinashe + playlist

Tinashe is one of the most prolific artists hailing from the alternative R&B scene. Over the past decade, she has tackled a variety of genres (lo-fi hip-hop, neo-soul, art-pop, twisted R&B and even witch-house or funk among them), collaborated with a host of talented producers – including Ryan Hemsworth, Clams Casino, XXYYXX, Devonte Hynes, M-Phazes and Kaytranada – and has been compared to both Aaliyah … Continue reading Spotlight: Tinashe + playlist

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Spotlight + Album review: Bendik – Liv (2022)

Bendik is one of our favorite Norwegian artists, first coming into our attention with her song “Aldri”, featured in the 2012 film “Flukt (Escape)”, which starred Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Westworld) in a captivating villainous turn. “Aldri” was a stunning composition, a combination of rock and electronic, with shifts in rhythm, a killer electric bass and a soaring voice that oscillated between soothing chants, rich harmonies … Continue reading Spotlight + Album review: Bendik – Liv (2022)

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Artist Spotlight: Alison Wonderland

Alison Wonderland (real name Alexandra Margo Sholler) is an Australian producer, composer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist known for her energetic, boundary-pushing live performances and complex style which defies the ‘electronic dance music’ label, with elements borrowing heavily from trap music and sublime pop hooks to boot. It was in 2014 that she first took the world by storm, with the release of two videos: ‘I Want … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Alison Wonderland