Music

Ostinato Records on unearthing Somalia’s treasure trove of lost music

Offering a glimpse of the country’s past through Ostinato Records, Vik Sohonie has dug up forgotten tracks from the Somalia national radio archive that were squirrelled away to prevent damage during the civil war.

Independent Artist Of The Week: ARSE

Sydney trio ARSE make in-your-face punk music. Soundtracking one band member’s existential crisis, their debut tracks explore the baselessness of society, tinged with edge, grit and anger.

Gallery: Newtown Festival 2017

Sunshine, hours of local tunes and plenty of pooches made for a memorable Newtown Festival 2017. Thousands converged on Camperdown Memorial Rest Park to raise funds for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.

Exclusive: First listen of HTMLFlowers debut album ‘Chrome Halo’

Melbourne’s HTMLFlowers is finally ready to unleash his new album ‘Chrome Halo’. A collection of eleven strong and stirring tracks that dissect sacrifice, frustration, love and living with a disability, hear it ahead of its release.

Crate Digging with Archie Hamilton & Mantra Collective

Taking advantage of the London-based DJ & producer’s ear for interesting sounds, we asked Archie Hamilton to take us through his top five vinyl faves, ahead of his extended three hour set this Saturday.

Premiere: CLYPSO frees herself on new single ‘Save Me’

Fusing tribal drums with introspective lyrics, ‘Save Me’ is the latest from Sydney producer and vocalist Clypso. Exploring internal worlds and saving yourself from yourself, hear it first on FBi Radio.

Independent Artist Of The Week: Two Steps On The Water

Melbourne’s Two Steps On The Water is a powerful musical project that sticks with you long after the music stops, built on raw emotions, off-kilter lyrics and haunting string arrangements.

Soundcheck 13 – 19 November: Ribongia, Hydrofunk, Sad Grrrls Fest, Mr Scruff & More

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

Wafia: “All I can do is be myself.”

Chatting with Grace & Al on Arvos, Wafia Al-Rikabi explores the balancing act between the political and the accessible when it comes to making music.

Premiere: Rainbow Chan disturbs the norm on ‘The Creator’

Interrogating issues around gender, sexuality and love, local singer & producer Rainbow Chan has just unleashed ‘The Creator’. It’s the second taste from her forthcoming EP ‘FABRICA’ – hear it first on Arvos.