There is something undeniably frenetic about the razor sharp songwriting of Sydney based indie-punk outfit Human Noise. With strong ties to both punk rock and singer-songwriter roots, the songs of Eddie Boyd and the band (formerly known as Boydos) are agitated, witty, and above all else, incredibly clever.
One of my earliest memories of last year is being on a plane to Tokyo listening to the latest release (‘Leave’) from Sydney band Ultracrush. Drenched in a sweet and shimmering kind of melancholy, Ultracrush make music that entwines itself within a moment as if it were its own natural soundtrack. Whilst their latest single […]
It is so easy to become immersed in the universe that Tom Stephens has created for his musical project Tesse to exist within. There is a sense of poetry and observation on every front. Every sound, texture and visual teasing at its own little story.
The more I listen to ‘Leave’ – the latest offering from Sydney’s dream pop five-piece, Ultracrush – the more I like it.
We enter into BATTS’ debut EP 62 Moons to sounds of Saturn. The record begins with an ending. Hauntingly beautiful we are pulled through the length of ‘We’re Done’ as if by the fingertips. Teased all the way through by Tanya Batt’s beautiful refrain.
“Yeah I know we dreamed about it, waking life is not the same /Winter, well I dream of summer/Summer days, I dream of rain”—Sorcha Richardson, ‘Waking Life’
“4AM. That time right before the sun is about to rise, lying vulnerable and compromised trying to wish myself out of the situation I had spent so long getting myself into, and out of, and into again. It’s four in the morning. I think I should go.” – Exert from the Author’s journal
In the last year I really came to understand something that I had always known, but could never wrap my mind around. People hear music in very different ways. When working with my friend Alex on some new demos we were sitting around sharing pieces we found special in some way. As a keen lyricist […]
When I first heard “Lost” (the second in a series of new releases from Sorcha Richardson) I was flooded with emotion. It was as though all the clouds had at once been revealed, and begun to move into the periphery at the same time. Since its infectious and elating chorus first penetrated my ears, I […]
Sincerity in pop music is a rare and precious gem in today’s popular music landscape. I first became aware of the boundless talent of Dublin born, New York based singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson when our editor here at Bitter Sweet Symphonies sent me her song “Petrol Station” upon its release. I was immediately taken by it, […]
Winston Surfshirt, are easily one of the sexiest acts I have ever laid ear on. Their music feels like that one drink too many, with that colleague you probably shouldn’t be having one drink too many with. Its like a sexual chemistry, thick and physical…and infectious to boot. Winston Surfshirt came to fruition after frontman […]
Upon submitting my first article to editor-in-chief Charlotte, she suggested that I should probably introduce myself, being that this is my first article. So…Hello. My name is Huckleberry Hastings and I am a rambunctious at times slightly over excitable singer songwriter from Sydney. I play almost weekly, either in my solo project or alongside my […]