July 05, 2015

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL INTERVIEW | Josh Pyke


theaussieword.com's special interview with Josh Pyke!

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
Music was always a huge part of my home life. We listened to a lot of music, and it was definitely a big interest of my folks and sisters. When I had the opportunity to start playing in a little rock band in primary school, I was just hooked, and it was all I wanted to do from that point on.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
I just follow my instincts. Im compelled to write music. Im very lucky that it became my job, but its always just been the way that I express myself and process the things that are happening in my life. I want to explore deeper meanings in things, and the best way Ive found to articulate the things that I am exploring is to write songs. Im essentially pursuing the thing that creatively satisfies me the most, and Im doing it because it makes me feel good when I write a song that makes me feel closer to some kind of truth that Im seeking.

What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
Honestly, every goal that I set for myself when I was starting has been achieved. All I ever wanted was to play some festivals, make a record I was proud of, and be able to quit my job. When those things happen you, just kinda raise the bar and set more goals. So I did that for a few years, hoping for arias, and gold records etc, but when those things also happen, you get to a point where you realise youve lost focus on what you actually want to achieve, which is to make art that youre extremely proud of. So whilst Im super grateful and proud of those achievements, my biggest goals now are to continue to be able to make music that Im proud of for an audience that appreciates it, and to make a living at it. And frankly thats hard enough to achieve without all the other stuff!

What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
Im doing a series of concerts called the Fans First shows. These will be an introduction to the new album for my core fans and supporters before I head out and do more extensive touring next year.

Tell us a bit about your latest album and how would you best describe your music?
I really find it hard to best describe my music. I feel thats better left to journalists and people who are actually objective about it. I will always be subjective, and therefore my description will be fundamentally flawed.

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July 03, 2015

NEW MUSIC | Gypsy & the Cat + Client Liaison 'Evolution'



The SS Yatch Rock set its proverbial sail afloat through Melbourne this month and on board were power synth duos of Gypsy & the Cat and Client Liaison. The creative time out led to time in the recording studio together and collaborative single ‘Evolution’ was conceived. 

‘Evolution' weaves those giant musical hooks that first announced Gypsy & the Cat around the performance funky flair of Client Liaison. The combination allows for both the attraction and the edge when they chant “I am the life that defies evolution!”, a true joint-venture, perfectly paired. 

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NEW MUSIC | Ginger & Drum 'Ticking Boxes'


Masters of evocative indie-electro-pop, Ginger & Drum are back, today bursting back into the scene with their new single “Ticking Boxes” and its haunting visual accompaniment. Zoe (Ginger) and Andy (Drums) have returned from their brief hiatus stronger than ever with a single brimming with undulating synths, smooth beats and floating, contemplative vocals. Exploring the complexities beneath a seemingly perfect romance, Ginger & Drum’s music not only has atmospheric and laid back vibes, but is also enchantingly expressive. The haunting and dreamlike feel of the track is perfectly matched by its video, produced and directed in New York by Lowri Best and Rudá Tillett. A vivid and wonderfully playful clip that explores the parting of ways between two otherworldly creatures weaving their way separately through the Big Apple, the video creates mixed emotions of isolation and joy.

NEW MUSIC | Sex On Toast 'Oh Loretta!'


Melbourne’s premiere blue-eyed soul outfit, Sex on Toast, will be right at home under the disco ball dance-floor of the Shadow Electric band room. The irrepressibly smooth 10-man band have been garnering fans across the country with their 80s funk, choreographed performances and larrikin charm, and even count Australian music legend Ian “Molly” Meldrum a fan after he appeared in their latest video ‘Oh Loretta!’. Since the release of their self-titled studio LP, Sex on Toast have toured sold-out shows across the country, becoming crowd favourites at Falls Festival, St Kilda Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. 2015 is set to be another stellar year for Sex on Toast, with the release of their two-part Rough/Ready EP series due later this year, so the Citizens of The Streets audience can look forward to a sophisticated set and bucket loads of charisma!

NEW MUSIC | Prince 'HARDROCKLOVER'

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NEW MUSIC | Coach Bombay 'Strange'

NEW MUSIC | Poema 'Forget You In LA'

NEW MUSIC | Why We Run 'Ignites'

NEW MUSIC | POLARHEART 'Dystopia'


Hailing from Sydney, Mary and Chris are Polarheart. Having played alongside each other in previous projects, the duo began writing together in early 2013. They found a strong chemistry, and a year later Polarheart was born.


Their combination of dreamy vocals and abstract soundscapes, now combining elements of garage, trap, and RnB makes for a captivating listening experience. Drawing on a range of musical influences with classical training in common, and a love for pop and electronica, Polarheart continue to explore new sounds and unique ways to convey relatable messages through their music.

NEW MUSIC | SAFIA 'Embracing Me'

NEW MUSIC | Mumford & Sons 'The Wolf'

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NEW MUSIC | Jack Garratt 'Weathered'


‘Weathered’ was written, produced and recorded by Jack Garratt and is slated to sit front and centre on his debut full-length set for release next year. Featuring all the best pop sensibilities, heart-stopping vocals and a twisting, building beat, the song is marked by a synthesis between each outstanding element.

NEW MUSIC | BECOME X Elohim 'She Talks Too Much'

NEW MUSIC | Manor 'Can You Hear Me Talking At You'