In Review: Wasteland, Baby!, Hozier

After teasing us with an EP release back in September, Hozier is well and truly back on the scene with his latest album Wasteland, Baby! having dropped on March 1. The Irish musician won over a global audience in 2014 with his debut single Take Me To Church and now, five years later, has returned with an album full of those signature, sultry tones and … Continue reading In Review: Wasteland, Baby!, Hozier

February ’19: The Soundtrack

We have reached the end of yet another month, which means it is time for my musical round-up! There were quite a few album releases that caught my eye in February – Ariana Grande’s much anticipated Thank U, Next album and Kehlani’s While We Wait to name a couple – but you’ll just have to keep on reading to see which one was my fave. This time around I’ve … Continue reading February ’19: The Soundtrack

January ’19: The Soundtrack

With Triple J’s Hottest 100 still fresh in our mind, it seems that the only conversations going on in Australia at the moment are debates on whether your fave Vance Joy song ‘shoulda been higher’ than Amy Shark. So, with all this music talk going on it is only fitting that my next monthly soundtrack post has arrived! Sadly for some, you won’t find any … Continue reading January ’19: The Soundtrack

November ’18: The Soundtrack

At the beginning of this year, I challenged myself to broaden my horizons and listen to a wider range of music. I wanted to explore new artists, rediscover old classics and get out of my musical comfort zone. Inspired by this challenge to myself, I wanted to start this series on my blog as a time capsule of sorts, keeping track of all the tunes … Continue reading November ’18: The Soundtrack

Sam Smith: The Thrill Of It All World Tour

If there’s one thing in this world that I love more than Crispy MnM’s, it would be Sam Smith’s angelic voice. The 26-year-old British singer made his way down under this November for his The Thrill of It All World Tour and you can bet I did everything in my power to make sure I was there. Ever since Stay With Me graced the airwaves, Sam Smith has … Continue reading Sam Smith: The Thrill Of It All World Tour

The Resurgence of Records: Spinning Back Into the Mainstream

To a casual music fan, it may seem as though vinyl records have run their course. They sit still, resigned to the walls of antique shops or dusty boxes in people’s attics never to be played again. Although there has been a consistent demographic of vinyl enthusiasts, the classic album format has launched a comeback “fuelled by that unique sound quality and a nostalgia wave” … Continue reading The Resurgence of Records: Spinning Back Into the Mainstream

In Review: Ed Sheeran’s New Singles

After a long-awaited return, Ed Sheeran has released two new singles, Shape of You and Castle on the Hill, along with two new videos to go with them. The tracks, both from his upcoming album Divide which drops March 3, have resided in the top two spots on the singles charts for the past three weeks and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere any … Continue reading In Review: Ed Sheeran’s New Singles

In Review: Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You EP

With dip-dyed pink hair and cover art reminiscent of a kaleidoscope, Gabrielle Aplin is inching away from her usual acoustic style, toward the upbeat, mainstream pop scene. The English rose’s new EP, entitled Miss You, experiments with synths and a dance-like feel while also delivering the simplicity and purity we know and love. The title track of Aplin’s EP begins with a piano introduction before … Continue reading In Review: Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You EP

Looking to the Future: Music Journalism

When attempting to launch into a changing media workforce there will always be a myriad of professional and personal issues that will arise when doing so. To be able to go further in my desired career as a music journalist it is imperative to identify the hurdles and complications that may present themselves along the way. Meeting strict deadlines, needing a wide range of knowledge … Continue reading Looking to the Future: Music Journalism

Molly Meldrum: Media Professional Biography

When discussing the media that we know today it is crucial for our understanding to be attuned to the influences and ideals that have helped shape the media landscape throughout the past. There have been countless professionals in this field who have paved the way for the new generation of our media and Molly Meldrum is no exception. Molly Meldrum is one of Australia’s greatest … Continue reading Molly Meldrum: Media Professional Biography