Hello friends! How’s the summer treating you all? Where ever you are we just hope that you’re enjoying its many incarnations of heat, wind and cold (LOLs!) no matter what!
So start the year off with a Bang! we are going to get back into the blogging side of things. So you’ll be seeing alot more movement on the MSR website from us in 2018.
To kick things off we want to introduce you to a new band that we met over the holidays. They have a great sound and the dreamy soundscapes they create are nothing short of spectacular! We’re hoping their music will create some nice summer vibes for all you lovers out there. We can’t wait to get to know these cool cats over the next month and we hope you enjoy getting to know them too by sharing their sounds with your friends.
Keep checking in as we push the discovery button with our new friends. All the action will be happening at our pages!
facebook /// http://facebook.com/MYSYDNEYRIOTofficial
twitter /// http://twitter.com/mysydneyriot
and here! http://mysydneyriot.com
So please raise a toast to our very first…
Feature Artist /// February 2018 – FERN
FERN was born from a series of drunken jam sessions around 2015, when Scott and Lauren eventually asked a friend around to hit some drums. With a small but growing collection of music gear we recorded, produced and released our first track ‘It Comes Slow’… and were stoked with it’s reception. Scott and Lauren mainly co-write FERN‘s songs, which bring together elements of pop and noise. We’ve spent a lot of time in our practice space mucking around with different equipment and software to create some weird, obscure sounds. We’ve since released a couple more songs and have been playing with guitarist/engineer/wizard Dan and drummer Billy since last year.
Music store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/absentee-single/1328603182
Music: noise pop
Band members: Scott Jackson, Lauren Williams, Dan Frizza, Billy O’Key
Featured song: Absentee
Story behind song: Just a song about growing older.
Recorded at: Home studio
Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/fernmusic/absentee
Free Download? Yes
WELCOME TO MY SYDNEY RIOT INDEPENDENT SPIRIT RIOT AWARDS 2018!!!
Celebrating the Culture of Independent Thought & Creativity from Australia and all around. Check out all the winners and share with your friends! These creative cools cats might just change the way you look at music, art and people from all walks of life in 2018.
For now to find out about all the winner just head over to our instagram @mysydneyriot
Peace. X MSR
PS: We will update the website with links to all the winners as soon as we can. So keep checking back!
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Samoan local artist/musician Ray Lalotoa like most Aussies caught onto the humour of comedian Aaron Gocs back in 2016 when he first dropped his breakthrough video STITCH UP AT WORK TODAY, a man’s rant about getting stitched up by his mates at work. This 1 minute beauty caught the imagination of many, went viral and the rest they say is comedy history. LOLs! Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// CLASSIC STITCH UP”
Today is the amazing inaugural event BENEATH THE SURFACE MUSIC FESTIVAL taking place in the wonderful town of Moruya, NSW South Coast. Check out some of our favourite bands today from 12pm noon. It’s gonna be killer! See you there! ✌🏾 GOONS OF DOOM, HARD ONS, BORNEO, FAIT ACCOMPLI, MILD MANIC, SNAGS, HOODLUM SHOUTS, 2TONENATH, CRUDE HEAT, NOODLE FROTH WHITE WASH, PLEASURE MODEL, 2 MUMS, AGENCY, THE INVISIBLE VIBRATIONS. 🖤⚡️✊🏾
Ray Lalotoa has taken some down time from his band Fait Accompli to focus on some community projects and personal projects including a journey into electronic music territory which has taken up a fair bit of his brain space over the Summer. Continue reading “RAY LALOTOA DROPS GIRL”
art by LALOTOA
We’ve known artist / skater BRETT CHAN for a few years now and from the first time we saw one of his canvass’s hanging in a shared office between Monster Children and kiwi label Huffer (when they were on Crown st), straight away we got curious about this guy. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘BRETT CHAN’ NEW ART EXHIBITION – COMPLEX SIMPLICITY”
art by LALOTOA
To say goodbye to the Summer (while knowing pretty well that somewhere in the world the sun is always shining) Samoa’s Number 1 Punk band SAMOAN PUNKS have dropped a live album LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE. It’s perfect for vacuuming, cooking, forklift driving, shadow boxing, driving in general, crying and sleeping. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘SAMOAN PUNKS’ RELEASE LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE”
art by LALOTOA
So guess who won $30,000 today? Melbourne’s killer singer songwriter Courtney Barnett (whom we also featured yesterday) took out the 11th Australian Music Prize for her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// COURTNEY BARNETT TAKES OUT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE!”
art by LALOTOA
Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. And to celebrate we’ve decided to highlight some our favourite women in music. We want to introduce you to some legends, some well known artists you may have forgotten and some new ones.
Though they all make different styles of music, if there’s one thing that connects them, it would probably come down to their originality, style and their one off DNA. There are no other woman like any of them in music and that’s why we think you all need to seek them out. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY”
illustration by LALOTOA
Today is Super Tuesday in the USA. American politics has gone into turbo overdrive. Thanks to the shrinking of the planet via the internet, it is now affecting us all. What ever happens in the US of A psychologically makes us all either happy or depressed. Bush made us depressed, Obama made most of us feel optimistic and now we are set for another kind of leadership.
You have Ted Cruz and Mark Rubio on the far right and the crazy Donald ‘Drumpf’ Trump all vying to be the Republican nominee. And on the left you have Hillary Clinton whom you all know, and the not so over night underground sensation Bernie Sanders. They are both representing the Democrats. The players in this current election scream a certain chaos and the outcome of these primary’s are of great interest to all. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY/// BERNIE SANDERS”