Posts tagged Sarah Belkner
PREMIERE: Sarah Belkner and Diamond Duck's divine cover of The Beach Boys' "Lonely Sea" - an ambitious endeavour that more than delivers. Recorded for The Newsagency Sessions, Sydney

The fourth and sadly final installment from this  intimate series sees Sarah and Sydney duo Diamond Duck deliver a gorgeous version of The Beach Boy's avant garde masterpiece The Lonely Sea. An ambitious endeavour that delivers the goods. Sarah Belkner is clearly making her mark as a respectful, thoughtful and soul-filled artist whose innovative ideas and willingness to embrace other artists with open arms will result in a long-standing career in music. What a woman. 

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PREMIERE: Sarah Belkner and the Danaides' haunting cover of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" overflows with nostalgia and affection. Recorded for The Newsagency Sessions, Sydney

The third installment from this four part series features Sarah singing up a storm with Sydney local outfit the Danaides with a haunting cover of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun - and with it all the memories of Chris Cornell's genius songwriting come flooding back. A worthy affectionate tribute. 

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PREMIERE: Sarah Belkner and Merpire's cover of Sylvan Esso's "Die Young" will floor you. Emotion and intrigue for days. Recorded for The Newsagency Sessions, Sydney

The second installment of Sarah Belkner's The Newsagency Sessions is here! This time, Sarah teams up with Merpire, the 2015 Telstra Road To Discover winner and singer and songwriter on the rise. Her voice is wowtown, and accompanied by Sarah, this cover of Die Young by Californian duo Sylvan Esso will have you feeling all the feels. 

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Ainslie Wills is one sophisticated music maker. And her voice and artistic savvy will leave you breathless.

Ainslie Wills is such a beautiful songwriter. Her heart and soul spill out of her, and her earnestness and wisdom along with choice of sophisticated instrumentation, interesting chord movements and changes make for the most fascinating - and emotional, if you let it - listening experience.

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PREMIERE: Sarah Belkner and Alison Avron's stunning cover of Sir Cliff Richard's We Don't Talk Anymore recorded for The Newsagency Sessions, Sydney

For the last three years artist and producer Sarah Belkner has had a residency at Sydney's The Newsagency where she invites other artists to showcase their talent, and create mesmerising duets. Delightfully, Music Love will exclusively be premiering each new track every Thursday! Then first one is with Alison Avron, singer, songwriter and founder of The Newsagency. Enjoy this cover of a song by none other than Sir Cliff Richard.

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Jessica O'Donoghue was highly skilled and trained in the art of opera, but chose to unlearn it all to find her true artistic self. Her new album title is fitting.

Ten years ago, the Australian soprano walked away from the world of opera. Despite being well on her way - Jessica once was invited to perform at London's Covent Garden - something just wasn't sitting right. Now, a decade later of unlearning opera and learning about her true artistic self, Jessica has just released a brand new EP called Emerge. And she's more content than ever. 

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PLAYLIST: Where music and art meet

It's a growing species, the songstress as visual artist is happening and our imaginations are running wild. Make sure you check out their videos for the full visual experience. Featuring BEL, Alphamama, Ginger and the Ghost, Woodes, Saatsuma, Montaigne, Lisa Mitchell, BUOY, Emma Louise, Lucy Mason, Olympia, Magnets, Batts, and more. 

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Meet songstress and visual artist Missy Gilbert from Ginger and the Ghost: "The secrets lie in my Pinterest boards!"

There is a growing appetite for mixing original music with impacting imagery on stages and screens among an increasing number of artists in Australia. Music Love will strive to feature more visual artist/songstress hybrids (hit us up, people, also a playlist is coming!), and it is with this sentiment in mind that it is only right to highlight the works conceived by Missy Gilbert and Daniel Bourne from avant garde duo Ginger and the Ghost. When it comes to costumes and stage shows, make-up and storytelling, Ginger and the Ghost have got it down pat. "Transforming imagination into song" is the catch cry of the pair who have used body percussion and bicycle wheels in order to achieve a rich soundscape subservient to the tales they wish to tell since their formation in 2012. With popular songs like Where Wolf and One Type of Dark featuring the vibrating feminine and emotive tones of Missy's voice, Ginger and the Ghost have a brand new song out this week, the powerful anthem Glow. Missy chatted with Music Love about her art, her inspiration, her work as a costume designer and installation artist, and the last thing she saw that blew her imagination away.

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Take the time to listen to, watch, and let Sarah Belkner's emotional, hooky, 80s pop music and films gently unfold. You'll be glad you did

Sarah Belkner is a pop producer, songwriter, singer and performer. Her original music is somewhat of a minimalist take on the 80s, with emotive hooks and thoughtful layers. Yet it's fresh, fresh, fresh. It takes time to consume Sarah's music, and it's good to give the production and the songs the space they deserve, perhaps in the same manner one would wander through an art gallery. Her sound and accompanying music films fit together beautifully to create both strong and gentle uplifting, contemplative works.  

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