Posts tagged Sydney
Summer inspiration: we talk to influencers about their art and favourite women in music. Meet photographer, business owner, speaker, wife, and mother River Bennett

Welcome to Summer in Australia, and the second of our inspiration series where we chat with artists and business owners about their craft and how music motivates them. Our next profile is with photographer River Bennett who founded The Wolfpack Mrs for mamas with messy hair and thirsty hearts.

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Upload: Parissa Tosif from electronic duo Vallis Alps has a voice that will pluck at every one of your fragile heart strings

Welcome to upload^ where we flag new music from babes around the world. If you would like to be featured, fill in this form and introduce yourself! And now it's time for you to meet Parissa Tosif from electronic duo Vallis Alps. 

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This brand of singer/songwriter with a voice as soothing as Manuka honey doesn't come around very often. Ladies and gentleman, Matilda Abraham.

Sydney based singer/songwriter Matilda Abraham has a voice so warm and tender, it will stop you in your tracks, slip your trackies on, and tuck you into bed. And now, the independent artist has released a music video for a brand new song called Away that matches her gentle, comforting approach to music.

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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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Episode 10: Music Love and Vivid Sydney present Pathway to Platform - an all women panel about the music industry

On Saturday 10 June in Sydney, Music Love and Vivid Ideas hosted a very special morning event called Pathway to Platform. An all women panel of experts from all areas of the Australian music industry spoke to a very engaged audience who came out on a cold, rainy morning to hear wisdom from women who excel in technology, policy, performance, business, production, marketing and more. We have finally put together the audio of this extremely special morning back in June together for you! Prepare to be informed and inspired in episode 10 of Music Love's Women in Music Podcast. 

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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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Casey Donovan says: "The one thing I wanted to do with this new EP was remove my face. Remove the 'celebrity', and focus on the music." Our interview with one of Australia's most diverse performers

The balance between Showbiz Queen and Vulnerable Artist is a fine line to walk but one that Casey Donovan does very well. She took some time to chat with Music Love's Julie Kerr all about the tension between being an entertainer and introspective music maker. Her new EP with a tour to follow is out this Friday. 

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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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Why you need to know who Jess Beck is.

Jess Beck has been working hard forging a music career and slowly and deservedly, her star is rising. She moved to Sydney from her family's sheep farm near Mt Gambier in South Australia a few years back and formed her band Pirra. She is the recipient of an APRA/AMCOS Professional Development monetary award and you need to meet her.

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Jessica Nitties is a singer, songwriter and producer who goes by the name Sparrows, flying wherever her soul-filled wings and sweet voice carry her; ever on the hunt for new soundscapes

Jessica - a Sydney based singer/songwriter whose latest project is performing under the moniker Sparrows - is always on the hunt for sounds which she describes as "field sounds" to complement what goes on in her imagination. While her music is electronic, her voice is raw, organic and brimming with gorgeously warm jazz tones. Jessica spoke with Music Love and we discovered a loving, adventurous and wide-eyed wondrous soul.   

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Episode 7: The No Frills Twins bless the Internet for their huge success, but Arna and Vanessa Rogers are no flash in the pan, they are legitimate artists, performers and writers. New podcast up now.

Meet Vanessa and Arna Rogers. You will fall in love with their faces, their voices, their youthfulness, and their joy. Going by the stage  name No Frills Twins, their music is modern, poppy and fresh, and the tones their voices produce are so warm and hark back to the 80s. The pair created a YouTube channel in 2012 when they were 17, living in their hometown of Lismore. Arna and Vanessa have ended up being huge internet stars Indeed, you would be hard-pressed to find fault in their musical and artistic sensibilities. They spoke with Music Love editor Julie Kerr. 

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VIDEO: Did you miss the Vivid Ideas all women music industry panel discussion? Catch up here!

On Saturday 10 June in Sydney, Music Love and Vivid Ideas hosted a very special morning event called Pathway to Platform. An all women panel of experts from all areas of the Australian music industry spoke to a very engaged audience who came out on a cold, rainy morning to hear wisdom from women who excel in technology, policy, performance, business, production, marketing and more. Industry magazine The Industry Observer were clever and kind enough to film the entire morning for those who couldn't come! So prepare a place for yourself with a notebook, and some back to back beverages, enjoy, be informed and inspired. 

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Updated: Interview with Vivid Ideas performer ILUKA: The moment I cease to travel is when I have lost my sense of curiosity and wonder for the world

Today, we wanted to re-run our interview with retro singer/songwriter Iluka who will be flying in between her support slot for Killing Heidi just to sing for us at Vivid Ideas! We look forward to hosting you at our first event Pathway to Platform. In the meantime, enjoy this interview from February this year. 

Nikki Thorburn's voice was made to tell stories. The Sydney-based artist - strike that, Sydney-based-"ish" more on that later - is better known under her musical moniker ILUKA whose voice consistently compels you to listen. Now, she has released two new singles from her upcoming EP Blue My Soul which is due out 17 February, and they are bangers. If these two songs, Blue My Soul and Blue Jean Baby, are anything to go by, the rest of the album will continue to cement her place as an Australian artist we should all be proud of. ILUKA took the time to chat with Music Love all about her new album and tour, being a spiritual person and how she will never cease to travel the world.

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Updated: Interview with the wonderfully diverse KLP: DJ, producer, lover of harmonies, radio host and panellist for our Vivid Ideas event in Sydney

Her star is rising, but Kristy Lee Peters is no overnight success. 

As the countdown to Music Love's Vivid Ideas event Pathway to Platform continues, we have been interviewing the panellists to give everyone a head start on just how much gold there will be on Saturday 10 June in Sydney. (By the way, did you know The Sydney Morning HeraldCollective HubBroadsheet SydneyVice and Pedestrian TV have all highlighted our event as one to be at?). So far we have profiled Vicki GordonJacqui Louez Schoorl, Dr Rita Crews OAMShefali Pryor, and our performers, Iluka, and Sophie Koh. Today, we wanted to re-run our interview with producer, artist, host of triple j's House Party and now head of her own record label KLP. She has just dropped a brand new song Changes and it's going great guns. Check it out. KLP is also on tour. You can get your tickets here! We look forward to hosting you at Vivid Ideas. In the meantime, enjoy a taster of the advice and stories of Kristy Lee Peters. 

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