Someone Thinks Our Blog is Lovely!

As an unexpected surprise this month, the lovely Jessie from What Jessie Read has nominated us for the One Lovely Blog Award on her blog and we are very excited to get on board the nomination train to show our appreciation for our fellow music bloggers! The rules of this award are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself that your readers may not know.
  3. Nominate 15 bloggers.
  4. Notify the nominees that you have done so.
  5. Put the logo of the award on your blog site.

7 Facts about Sophie and Erin:

  • During exam period at uni, Erin lives on pasta with sausages and tomato based sauce
  • Sophie has a sneezing fit on the daily
  • Erin knows how to solve a Rubik’s cube (her PB is 50 seconds)
  • Sophie is secretly an ace skiier and hasn’t missed a snow season for 17 years
  • Erin’s life goal is to write a graphic novel, and going to Comic Con makes her year complete
  • Sophie is obsessed with reality TV (think Made in Chelsea and The Bachelor)
  • Sophie and Erin have a very similar music taste, except on the topic of Beyoncé (Sophie: “BEYONCE RULES!”, Erin: “…No.”)


These are our top picks here at Vinyl Garden (in no particular order):

  1. One a day
  2. Scientists of Sound
  3. Crack in the Road
  4. Sound Doctrine
  5. Esau
  6. Cruel Rhythm 
  7. The Loop
  8. When I Heard You
  9. Nordic by Nature
  10. Music between Friends
  11. Getting Deeper
  12. Friends with both arms
  13. West Coast Fix
  14. AFTR DRK
  15. Sirens of Decay

Thanks again for the nomination Jessie and we hope you enjoy exploring some of our favourite blogs!

By Sophie and Erin xx


Farewell Bluejuice, No Vitriol Here


After 13 years of producing loud, ecstatic indie rock, Sydney group Bluejuice announced that they will be breaking up at the end of this year.

I have fond memories of shouting along to their lyrics and jumping around to their songs in my room as a teenager, blasting their tunes in the car on Triple J and seeing them absolutely kill it at ANU O-Week this year.

Bluejuice lighting up the stage

Bluejuice lighting up the stage

So we at Vinyl Garden wish Bluejuice all the best and encourage all readers and fellow fans to head along to their Retrospectable Tour, which will accompany a retrospective album!

Here’s to their stellar contribution to the Australian music scene, and to reminding everyone to Act Yr Age!

By Erin Rooney


Louis London steps onto the streets of Chelsea


So in breaking news, Sydney’s very own Louis London has had a taste of their song “This Night Time” featured on this week’s episode of Britain’s classiest reality television program, Made in Chelsea.

Although this show is not for everyone (i.e. reality TV haters…you are missing out!), the soundtrack is always top notch and to see Louis London make the cut is a great feat (be sure to check out all the Made in Chelsea episode playlists here). Although Louis London has a special place in our hearts here at Vinyl Garden, it is also worth mentioning some of the other Aussie artists who made it onto this week’s playlist including: John Butler Trio, The Jezabels and Jackie Onassis.

With stars such as Emma Stone professing their love for the show and thousands of viewers around the world tuning in on a weekly basis, this is pretty amazing exposure and exciting news for all of the bands involved.

Be sure to check out the Made in Chelsea playlists online because they are seriously quality – and of course, listen to Louis London’s track here:


By Sophie Henry


Song Of The Week: Guilty Love by The Vanns


The VANNS and their jangly rock are back with the new single “Guilty Love”ready for a set of shows coming up on the east coast.

Hailing from Kiama, these guys have a unique old school vibe and a penchant for catchy melodies. If you haven’t already checked them out, hit up one of their older tracks “How It Used To Be”, and just try to resist dancing along to that intro:

James Vann’s husky vocals have always been a signature sound for the band, and “Guilty Love” is no exception. But this track is really bringing out a more mature indie rock sound, and showing off those retro blues influences!

The VANNS are playing at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on Friday 23rd May – a great live act not to be missed! Grab your tix here.

By Erin Rooney


Song In Summary: Chi Glow by Fishing


In preparation for their debut album, Shy Glow, to be released in June as part of the Vivid Sydney light festival, Sydney duo Fishing have given us a bit of a taster for things to come with their track Chi Glow

The verdict: it is tasty. With flavours of their usual ambient electronic sound and a unique digression into hip hop, this is something special. These two are genre-defying, producing rebels-without-a-cause, and we’re sure this is something we’ll see more of in their record.


If you want to be the first to hear Fishing’s new album, head on down to The Basement in Sydney on 5 June for their launch party.

By Erin Rooney