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Listen to the new The Barr Brothers single – It Came To Me!

The driving, ecstatic ‘It Came to Me’ begins with a squall of guitar and a rush of drums, quickly formed into a mean, bluesy riff textured with classical acoustic harp.  Brad Barr’s voice distorts to a rasp, telling the tale of a Zen-like quest for answers to the questions of the universe. "Since we were kids, Brad and I would sit down at our instruments and, without speaking, launch into playing loud rock and roll at high volume. It was probably in part to drown out the confusing ...

Our Exes Live in Texas When We Fall National Tour

Talking to Stack Magazine about the process of writing When We Fall, Elana explains: “Writing is an incredibly diplomatic experience, everyone in the group, on the album, has three songs each. There really isn’t any arguing. I know that sounds like it must be bullsh-t, but it really isn’t. There were no egos to begin with because of the way the band started – it was a fun project and it wasn’t intended to go this far. It’s really always been about the friendships, they’re the ...

Milky Chance 2017 Aussie Tour

The last time the duo were in the country they played two sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as massive festival slots at Falls, Southbound and Field day, with many hailing the psychedelic folk act as ‘stand outs’ of the 2014 festival circuit. With the Sydney Morning Herald posing the question, “How do you know a hit? When everyone at the festival stops what they're doing and sprints towards the music.” When their song ‘Stolen Dance’ hit the Valley stage in Byron, ...

Martha Wainwright Aussie Tour

The Goodnight City Tour begins at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday 8th March, before traversing the country to take in Sydney, Thirroul, Canberra, Newcastle, Lismore and Brisbane. The tour will wrap up with Hobart, Devonport and Bendigo performances. Tickets are on sale at 10am local time, Friday 11th November.   //   On this visit, Martha will be accompanied on vocals and guitar by a three-piece band, comprising drums, piano and bass. Martha’s new album and ...

Band Of Horses 2016 Australian Tour

For Sydney fans, Band Of Horses are hinting at a special headline performance to be announced soon. Stay tuned for more news in coming weeks. Don’t miss Band Of Horses performing all new songs and beloved classics in Australia this July!   //   In the past, Band of Horses founder and leader Ben Bridwell would literally run away from home to write: Holing up in a secluded cabin or other such remote location, emerging months later with new songs for his band to flesh out ...

Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind Australian Tour

In 2014 the band returned to the studio for some writing sessions at Aaron Dessner's (The National) garage studio in Brooklyn, New York, before laying down tracks with producer James Ford (Arctic Monkey's, HAIM, Florence & The Machine) in London. They released their third studio LP ‘Wilder Mind’ earlier this year. Marcus Mumford has described Wilder Mind as 'a development, not a departure' as the band expand their musical horizons whilst retaining key elements of their sound. M...

Sufjan Stevens at the Sydney Opera House

Having first performed at the Opera House with his neon-explosion The Age of Adz, the 39-year-old artist has become a familiar face to Vivid LIVE – debuting the solar song cycle Planetarium in 2012 with long-term collaborators Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly. Now set to open proceedings with an Australian exclusive four-night stand before returning to overseas obligations, Sufjan Stevens will draw from one of the most successful modern songbooks to encompass Christmas classics, regional ...

Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz Music Review

Gone now are most of the comforting folk music embellishments and in their place are foundations of electronically and synthetically created backing tracks. Opening track Futile Devices eases the listener into this new world with remnants of past sounds but from then on it’s a brave new world. Lacking the sanctuary of warm acoustic backdrops, Sufjan weaves vocals into these eclectic mixes to surround the listener with a human element so not all is zeros and ones. Using this approach ...