Snap Scene

Snap Scene: Noah Kahan – The Palais 14th Jan 2019

US singer-songwriter Noah Kahan, returns to Australia after packed debut shows earlier this year. Platinum ARIA single ‘Hurt Somebody’ (with Julia Michaels) went wild globally, and showcases his unique brand of stripped-back acoustic folk flair. No stranger to prestigious support slots, Kahan has also toured with the likes of Lauv, Ben Folds, Milky Chance, and George Ezra. […]

Snap Scene

Snap Scene: Paul Laine – Northcote Social Club 17th Jan 2019

Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Laine played a one-off Australian concert in Melbourne at the Northcote Social Club on Thursday 17 January 2019. Widely considered to be one of the best vocalists in the melodic heavy rock genre, Paul Laine is best known for the work he did as a member of Danger Danger over eleven years, which included four studio albums. He has also released solo material and albums with bands Dark Horse and The Defiants. His backing band was melodic hard rockers The Radio Sun – Jason Old on vocals, Stevie Janevski on guitar, Gilbert Annese on drums, and Anthony Wong on bass – who also played a support set to kick off the night. The sizeable crowd throughly enjoyed this special show on Paul Laine’s third visit to Australia. […]

Star Scene

Star Scene: Helen Carter, DO RE MI

Australia in the early 1980s was a time when radio stations were getting FM licences, music programmers were playing tracks outside of the standard top 40 fare and the local post-punk music scene was thriving. It was in 1981 that Deborah Conway, Helen Carter, Dorland Bray and Stephen Philip formed the band Do-Re-Mi in Sydney. After signing a record deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Records and recording their ground-breaking first full length album ‘Domestic Harmony’ featuring the controversial single ‘Man Overboard’ was hitting the airwaves. […]