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Thundamentals

Thundamentals’ Savvy Seven

Much loved Aussie hip-hop legends Thundamentals are about to drop their much anticipated fourth album, Everyone We Know. These have some serious runs on the board, including nominations for ARIA Awards, AIR Awards, J Awards, FBi SMAC Awards and The Australian Music Prize as well as multiple appearances on the Triple J Hottest 100 and international festival appearances, so …

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Halfway’s Savvy Seven

8 piece alt-country Brisbane legends Halfway have just launched their 5th album, The Golden Halfway Record, and it’s a bewdy, of course. They took some time out to share their Savvy Seven with us to help celebrate the launch. – What is the best part about being a musician, for you? Writing songs & making records with …

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Lisa Richards’ Savvy Seven

Lisa Richards’ forthcoming album titled A Light From The Other Side marks a return to Australia after 22 years residing in the United States. With subtle humour, sharp observations and a ferociously sweet voice, Lisa Richards explores the complexities of life through a flowing mix of folk, blues, roots and jazz. We are delighted to share this …

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Steve McQueens

The Steve McQueens’ Savvy Seven

The Steve McQueens is a neo-vintage soul-funk band with a penchant for groove and making music that just feels good. They have been winning praise at festivals and venues such as Japan’s iconic Summersonic, Indonesia’s Java Jazz, Singapore’s Singjazz and London’s Indigo at the O2. With the release of their second album ‘Seammonster’, The Steve McQueens are …

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Bear's Den

Bear’s Den’s Savvy Seven

  Our first Savvy Seven in a while, and it’s a good’un! Red Earth & Pouring Rain is the follow up to Bear’s Den‘s  Ivor Novello-nominated 2014 debut, Islands, and sees a group poised to take huge leaps forward, with full UK and European tour dates also announced including their biggest headliner to date, at Brixton Academy on Tuesday 8th …

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Olympia’s Savvy Seven

Who was your first musical inspiration? Why? Probably the people around me. I grew up in a household where everyone played music socially, without ego… and maybe not always at great skill. But it imprinted on me the sense that anyone could play music. It was a really natural way to learn, and pick up an appreciation …

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Ash Grunwald’s Savvy Seven

Ash Grunwald’s first album, Introducing, leant heavily on traditional blues – but it was his second album I Don’t Believe, released in April of 2004, that would change his state of play. It was his first album – of many to come – to graft technology onto the deeply rooted foliage of the Delta swamp. Grunwald continues with his …

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Darren Hawthorne

A Week In The Life Of… A Tour Manager, Darren Hawthorne

DARREN HAWTHORNE is the Event TM for Soundwave Festival, and also Tour Coordinator for Soundwave Touring. Soundwave Festival is an annual event held in major cities around Australia. It originated in Perth, & began travelling to the other Australian capital cities in 2007. It features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock, metal and …

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