Feature Scene: Video Premier – DAXTON MONAGHAN’s Sanctuary

What’s My Scene magazine is proud to present the video premier of Daxton Monaghan’s new single, Sanctuary.

Sanctuary has jangly like rhythm & laid-back strumming, and the song itself starts off with a happy, punchy verse and positive lyrics, and then ventures into an up-lifting chorus, unfolding into a dreamy crescendo, reminiscent of REM and Powderfinger – and even Crowded House.

The video to accompany Sanctuary was all self-shot and edited by Monaghan – and the result, as you will see, is outstanding.

There are many thoughts that come to mind when describing Daxton Monaghan‘s songs.

The sound of the south is a dominating force. A touch of delta blues whilst still having the elements of alternate rock and psychedelic influence.

The 2018 release of his seventh album, through Sydney label Foghorn Records called, In Verses. This album has amazing slide guitar, solid rhythmic beats & keyboard sounds, adding tension to the music building it up to a dark but atmospheric medium.​ More about In Verses here.

Daxton music has been influenced by Captain Beefheart, The Dead Kennedys, The Church, David Bowie, Tom Waits, Neil Young, The Killers, Mud Honey, The Pixies, Arcade Fire, Love Battery and many more. His music’s progression over the years has changed some what and has now settled into a more chilled alternate sound for 2018.

Daxton was selected and mentored by Bill Chambers which availed support with Australian artist such as Karl Broadie, Andrew Farris (INXS), Andy Kent (UAMI), Wess Carr from Australian Idol and band Something with Numbers.

He has also been selected for the TV Series Doll House and Guerrilla Gardeners and has been awarded an admirable mention in the I.S.C (International Songwriters Competition.)


FRI – 6/07/2018
7:00PM – 11:00PM

SAT – 28/07/2018
7:00PM – 10:00PM

SAT – 1/09/2018
2:00PM – 7:00PM

SAT – 22/09/2018
1.00PM – 4.00PM

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About Mary Boukouvalas 1398 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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