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May Playlist: Celebrating Vivid LIVE

Given the incredible music lineup for the Vivid lights festival in Sydney this year, we thought we’d celebrate with our May Playlist!

A tribute to the growth of this exciting Sydney festival, the playlist includes some of our favourite acts from the lineup such as St. Vincent, James Vincent McMorrow, Pixies, Fishing and The Presets.

Enjoy!

 

By Erin Rooney

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Song In Summary: Chi Glow by Fishing

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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

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Gig Review: Elizabeth Rose + SAFIA + Fishing

The Oxford Art Factory never fails to provide the perfect balance between intimacy and buzz in a crowd, the ingredients of which make for a great Sydney gig. And the audience was certainly in for a treat on Saturday with solid sets from electronic acts Fishing, SAFIA and Elizabeth Rose.

Starting with a pulled back performance by Fishing, the night took on a very chilled atmosphere as everyone had a beer and a good chat. Their simple, dulcet tones made for some very easy listening, adding a touch of danceable beat occasionally, including a stunning performance of “Choy Lin”.

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SAFIA Tearing It Down

Then Canberra electronic trio SAFIA graced the stage and pulled together a full crowd to experience a tight performance. Whilst it took a moment or two to adjust their mixing mojo and awaken the relaxed audience, SAFIA produced a standout sound, receiving particularly intense reactions from the crowd to their remix of The Aston Shuffle’s “Tear It Down” and their popular single “Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues”. An energetic and tingling cover of James Vincent McMorrow’s “Cavalier” was also just one unexpected trick up their sleeves.

Elizabeth Rose and her rockin' light show

Elizabeth Rose and her rockin’ light show

Finally, the electric Elizabeth Rose brought her own unique energy to the show with a sporty-stylish getup and her silky smooth tunes. Her echoing vocal effects engaged the crowd as she strutted her stuff with songs such as the catchy “Sensibility” and a fun rendition of Corona’s “Rhythm Of The Night”. Her positive vibes were contagious, naming the gig as the “best one so far” on the tour.

 

Elizabeth Rose is now wrapping up her tour on the west coast of Australia, and you can also catch SAFIA supporting Lorde in her upcoming Australia tour.

By Erin Rooney