Music

Phoenix Interview: Christian Mazzalai on writing new chapters & life in Paris

Up For It’s Lucy Smith phoned guitarist Christian Mazzalai for the lowdown on what went into making their sixth studio album ‘Ti Amo’.

Soundcheck 26 June – 2 July: Electric Lady, Royal Headache, Big Swell, Brighton Up’s Birthday & More

Need a live music fix? Here are our top gig picks in Sydney this week.

Kirin J. Callinan: “It’s full of so many ideas that it’s confusing even for me”

Letting us in on the creative process behind new album ‘Bravado’, Kirin J. Callinan dished up his top tips for making friends and premiered a new track.

Independent Artist Of The Week: WAAX

If you’re not already be familiar with Brisbane punk-rockers WAAX, prepare to be.

Gallery: FBi Presents Dappled Cities (Vivid Sydney)

Pairing their trademark layered soundscape with an immersive lighting spectacle, local favourites Dappled Cities lit up the City Recital Hall stage.

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Track Premiere: Cody Munro Moore ‘No Matter How Hard’

Cody Munro Moore is back! Premiering the first single from his debut album on Arvos, ‘No Matter How Hard’ is a certified motivational banger.

Emma Davis

Emma Davis Plays ‘Getting Better’ Live & Talks Through Her Return to Songwriting

Chatting with Lachlan Wylie on The Bridge, the London-born, Sydney-based singer songwriter lets us in on her new sound, new album and a love of Gippsland dairy.

Gallery: FBi Presents Bill Callahan (Vivid Live)

Described as his generation’s Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan treated an intimate Vivid Live audience to an evocative performance.

Gallery: FBi Presents Laura Marling (Vivid Live)

Unleashing her magnetic restlessness on stage, Laura Marling brought her modern folk-pop melodies to life in a stirring live show at the Sydney Opera House.

Perfume Genius on trying really hard

Caroline Gates caught up with Perfume Genius to talk about his hopes for fourth album No Shape, pleasing his parents and the fear of being basic.