21/01/2013 i BRISBANE what i like ToldYouSoTour

Cub Scouts Told You So

They are amongst some of the youngest currently gracing Brisbane’s music scene tho the Cub Scouts make it seem like their seasoned vets. We were lucky enough to catch these babes on the Brisbane leg of their Told You So Tour to discuss their current Single ‘Told You So’. We also threw in a few […]

09/01/2013 i LISTEN what i like ep cover

Summer = The Griswolds

In preparation for The Griswolds gracing our fair city with their presence on 10th January, I have had a quick interview with Chris Riley – drummer. All of The Griswolds’ songs conjure thoughts of road trips and singlets, pool parties and ice cream.  After hearing about their little shenanigan of leaving the studio they shot […]

11/12/2012 i LISTEN what i like abbe may from her facebook

Abbe May – ‘Kiss My Apocalypse’

I recently had the opportunity to interview Abbe May. Though her upcoming album is not due for release til April 2013, her first single ‘Karmageddon’ has been gathering a lot of interest. In ‘Kiss My Apocalypse’ Abbe, originally from Western Australia, has deviated from the guitar heavy tunes she is known for in a big […]

20/11/2012 borrowed from their FB page

Briscoe – Indie Rock Band / Marine doco fanatics

Briscoe is a Sydney band currently touring for their debut album ‘Friends Ago’. You may have heard their singles Animal or B.O.T.S (I really like this music vid) on triple J but if not, the best way I can explain it is that they leave you with a hankering to go play Beatles Rock Band :p  […]

27/10/2012 i LISTEN what i like Chris' Violin

Tigertown – my new obsession as of tonight

Friday I’m in love. Tonight at the strong suggestion of a friend, I wandered over to Bar Soma in the Valley to check out Sydney band Tigertown. As I felt my heart melt from the very first song I heard, I found myself hoping that I would never lose this beautiful feeling I felt when […]

07/09/2011 i EVENTS what i like bigsound_2010_normal


The line-up for BIGSOUND live this year makes me want to run down the street, clicking my heels in the air. The annual BIGSOUND live event brings a total of 80 bands performing live across various venues tonight and tomorrow night. Bands you can expect include Last Dinosaurs, Jinja Safari, Little Scout and Laneous & […]

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August 2011 Playlist

home is where the ART is Hi Gang, this month to celebrate Triple J’s recent hottest 100 aussie albums of all time i’ve decidedto feature a few charming acts from Brisbane and interstate for your listening pleasure. hope you enjoy, xox sim.     01. Millions – Those Girls Fresh off the back of winning […]

06/07/2011 i LISTEN what i like Silo Logo[1]


Nothing makes us prouder at Strutten than witnessing a group of creatives who share a passionate interest in something they love and then join forces to share with the world their craft. For Silo, that craft is electronic music. Bedroom producers, geeks and uber nerds can now rejoice, Silo is here to satisfy your electronic […]

23/05/2011 i LISTEN what i like tilebanner1

May 2011 Playlist

Dear month of May, sending you some bebopping rocksteady musics to dance the cold away. yours sincerly sim. 01. Caffeinated Consciousness With what starts with a kick to the face (well blazing guitar to the face) ‘Caffeinated Consciousness’ ends Nine Types of Light with a bang. Love the balance in Tunde’s amped-up bursts coupled with […]

04/03/2011 i LISTEN what i like kingoflimbscover600

Review: The King of Limbs – Radiohead

That first time is always a little strange. That ten or so seconds before you’re about to hear new material from one of your favourite bands for the first time… the anticipation, the hope, the surprise – secretly wanting to love every second of what you’re about to hear. Starting to drift out of the […]