dave the band

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

08 Jul 2020

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I love that your music feels like it has an understated emotional coming of age side to it. It's lo-fi almost garagey twist but still so vibrant. I feel like an Indie Jack Black starring in School of Rock about to go teach kids how to rock when I listen to you. It's kinda got a Jimmy Eats World vibe but with a loose Strokes tone, Aus rock edge to it, which I'm loving! I'd lo...

I love that your music feels like it has an understated emotional coming of age side to it. It's lo-fi almost garagey twist but still so vibrant. I feel like an Indie Jack Black starring in School of Rock about to go teach kids how to rock when I listen to you. It's kinda got a Jimmy Eats World vibe but with a loose Strokes tone, Aus rock edge to it, which I'm loving! I'd love to see this live.

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Cookii

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

08 Jul 2020

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hi hello howdy!! I feel like I low key won the giant plushy dragon from the laughing clowns game at Luna Park. This is so squishy and gorgeous. I want to just cuddle this track all day! The hook is infectious. This song is a legit cookie, it's so simple but so addictive and tasty! I hope we can be friends, I love this!

hi hello howdy!! I feel like I low key won the giant plushy dragon from the laughing clowns game at Luna Park. This is so squishy and gorgeous. I want to just cuddle this track all day! The hook is infectious. This song is a legit cookie, it's so simple but so addictive and tasty! I hope we can be friends, I love this!

MAWiE

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

09 Jul 2020

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VIIIIIBBEEE!!!!!!!!!! Your voice!!!!!! My lawd this is juicy. It's just packed with slick vocal presence and smooth verses that feel both emotionally reflective and confident. It's like walking down the red carpet with emotion. hell yeh!

VIIIIIBBEEE!!!!!!!!!! Your voice!!!!!! My lawd this is juicy. It's just packed with slick vocal presence and smooth verses that feel both emotionally reflective and confident. It's like walking down the red carpet with emotion. hell yeh!

Tyla Jane

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

03 Jul 2020

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HI! OMG! This is soo incredible!! I love how juicy the layers are in this song. It's got such a Anderson Paak groove to it with a low key Benee vocal tone, but smoother. This song has that musical satisfaction of rainbow layered cake when it's being cut open. I'm inspired and want to learn how to rollerskate to this!!

HI! OMG! This is soo incredible!! I love how juicy the layers are in this song. It's got such a Anderson Paak groove to it with a low key Benee vocal tone, but smoother. This song has that musical satisfaction of rainbow layered cake when it's being cut open. I'm inspired and want to learn how to rollerskate to this!!

Akurei

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

26 Jun 2020

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this is such a gorgeous song that I feel like I'd 100% program in the last scene of my dream romantic sitcom. There's such an intimate, lightly triumphant energy to this, but what really sells me is the warm buttery vocals in this.

this is such a gorgeous song that I feel like I'd 100% program in the last scene of my dream romantic sitcom. There's such an intimate, lightly triumphant energy to this, but what really sells me is the warm buttery vocals in this.

Anieszka

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

26 Jun 2020

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WOW !!! I've got goooosebumps! I'm getting some FKA Twigs energy from this, but I'm obsessed with how your vocals feel like they're just soaring along with the subtle yet hard hitting production, especially when that chorus arrives. Your voice makes me feel like a jellyfish performing some stunning synchronise swimming in a rainbow aquarium. I love it! This is incredible!!

WOW !!! I've got goooosebumps! I'm getting some FKA Twigs energy from this, but I'm obsessed with how your vocals feel like they're just soaring along with the subtle yet hard hitting production, especially when that chorus arrives. Your voice makes me feel like a jellyfish performing some stunning synchronise swimming in a rainbow aquarium. I love it! This is incredible!!

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Thomas Headon

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

26 Jun 2020

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I went to the gym today for the first time and had this song pumping on the repeat with new Dominic Fike. MY LAWDD THIS CHORUS IS INFECTIOUSSS!!!! I think what's so awesome about this song is how woozy yet seductive the chorus is, it's almost shy yet confident. This song gives me such Steve Lacy/Rex orange county/ Still Woozy energy, but you're bringing your own juicy flavour. Yo...

I went to the gym today for the first time and had this song pumping on the repeat with new Dominic Fike. MY LAWDD THIS CHORUS IS INFECTIOUSSS!!!! I think what's so awesome about this song is how woozy yet seductive the chorus is, it's almost shy yet confident. This song gives me such Steve Lacy/Rex orange county/ Still Woozy energy, but you're bringing your own juicy flavour. Your music legit reminds me of the first time I ate a candy bracelet. Pure joy!! I can't wait for this to be my new favourite festival song!

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semantics

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

26 Jun 2020

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you guys make me miss gigs :( the bass and guitars are so dirt bike filthy. I'm loving how the chorus feels larger than life, it's got such a infectious grit that I can't get enough of. Y'all are definitely going on the list of bands I'm so keen when gigs return!!

you guys make me miss gigs :( the bass and guitars are so dirt bike filthy. I'm loving how the chorus feels larger than life, it's got such a infectious grit that I can't get enough of. Y'all are definitely going on the list of bands I'm so keen when gigs return!!

Shannen James

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

26 Jun 2020

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just going to crawl into my corner and melt away to Shannen James' voice forever.. AHH! I swear you're making my Fearless era Taylor Swift dreams come true with your music. There's such a sincerity and anthemic energy with your songwriting that I'm just so in love with. It's just great pop rock influenced songwriting at it's finest.

just going to crawl into my corner and melt away to Shannen James' voice forever.. AHH! I swear you're making my Fearless era Taylor Swift dreams come true with your music. There's such a sincerity and anthemic energy with your songwriting that I'm just so in love with. It's just great pop rock influenced songwriting at it's finest.

Kult Kyss

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

26 Jun 2020

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I'm genuinely obsessed with everything you guys do. There's such an incredible escapism with your music, from the pulsing and dinosaur basslines and beats that explode your brain to the slick light vocal lines that just assassinate your soul. If you guys made a soundtrack to video games, I'd buy that in a heartbeat. WOW WOW WOW

I'm genuinely obsessed with everything you guys do. There's such an incredible escapism with your music, from the pulsing and dinosaur basslines and beats that explode your brain to the slick light vocal lines that just assassinate your soul. If you guys made a soundtrack to video games, I'd buy that in a heartbeat. WOW WOW WOW

Modern Opera

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

16 Jun 2020

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I'm loving how smooth yet chaotic this track is. It's got that beautiful combination of pop and electronic moments in there that just make you guys so exciting to listen to! This track personally grew on me after multiple listens, but now I genuinely can't get enough. It's got that lip gloss punch to it that I feel like a regular customer to the Modern Opera show. It's...

I'm loving how smooth yet chaotic this track is. It's got that beautiful combination of pop and electronic moments in there that just make you guys so exciting to listen to! This track personally grew on me after multiple listens, but now I genuinely can't get enough. It's got that lip gloss punch to it that I feel like a regular customer to the Modern Opera show. It's a YES from mwah

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River Boy

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

16 Jun 2020

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I've had this on repeat over the past week and can't help but fall obsessed with the vocal performance in this. I think what's so captivating about the vocal performance in this is how hauntingly vulnerable and soulful it is. Your vocal tone makes me feel like I'm having the most emotional tear dropping shower listening to this. I love it, I want more.

I've had this on repeat over the past week and can't help but fall obsessed with the vocal performance in this. I think what's so captivating about the vocal performance in this is how hauntingly vulnerable and soulful it is. Your vocal tone makes me feel like I'm having the most emotional tear dropping shower listening to this. I love it, I want more.

Sarah Wolfe

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

16 Jun 2020

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I love how effectively minimal this song is and just makes you focus on the pure chemistry between Aggy and Sarah. You can feel that these two are best friends!! It's stunning in its simplicity and really just lets you feel like you're listening to friends have the most infectious musical conversation. The energy in the production with the vocal makes me feel like winter already pas...

I love how effectively minimal this song is and just makes you focus on the pure chemistry between Aggy and Sarah. You can feel that these two are best friends!! It's stunning in its simplicity and really just lets you feel like you're listening to friends have the most infectious musical conversation. The energy in the production with the vocal makes me feel like winter already passed and we're hitting Spring. Truly a gorgeous performance!!

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Porcelain Boy

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

28 May 2020

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I honestly don't know where to begin with this. But wow this hits hard and makes me feel like I'm on a fast paced 'Ab Circle Pro' machine. I love the almost M83 instrumental inspired sounds in the breakdown (which im obsessed with) combined with the bold charismatic 'I'm too sexy for my shirt' vocals. I feel so alive listening to this and makes me want to deat...

I honestly don't know where to begin with this. But wow this hits hard and makes me feel like I'm on a fast paced 'Ab Circle Pro' machine. I love the almost M83 instrumental inspired sounds in the breakdown (which im obsessed with) combined with the bold charismatic 'I'm too sexy for my shirt' vocals. I feel so alive listening to this and makes me want to death drop behind some pyrotechnics. Legit going to play this on repeat, since ya boy is coming out of iso with a pop diva high pony tail with this song playing.

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Sweater Curse

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

28 May 2020

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TEARS ARE STREAMING!!! Sweater Curse are back with a HIT. I remember seeing this live the first time I saw you guys live last year supporting WAAX and then again before Bugs and THAT CHORUS JUST MESSED ME UP! I think the most incredible thing about Sweater Curse in my opinion is their ability to provide such a LARGE rough around the edges/ heart felt melodies that really grip your soul and pull...

TEARS ARE STREAMING!!! Sweater Curse are back with a HIT. I remember seeing this live the first time I saw you guys live last year supporting WAAX and then again before Bugs and THAT CHORUS JUST MESSED ME UP! I think the most incredible thing about Sweater Curse in my opinion is their ability to provide such a LARGE rough around the edges/ heart felt melodies that really grip your soul and pulls you down like an anchor! It's raw, infectious and just makes me want to write in my diary about all the people who hurt me. I'm so happy!! I love this.

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Kaitlin Keegan

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

28 May 2020

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She's back with an absolute heartbreaker!! I think my favourite thing about Kaitlin's songwriting has always been the sincerity in the intimacy of the vocals. It's effortless in the delicacy of the vocals, but has you ice skating in the pure flow of the lyrics and melody. Genuinely one of my favourite local songwriters and such a highlight for 2020. HANDS DOWN!!! I honestly wish ...

She's back with an absolute heartbreaker!! I think my favourite thing about Kaitlin's songwriting has always been the sincerity in the intimacy of the vocals. It's effortless in the delicacy of the vocals, but has you ice skating in the pure flow of the lyrics and melody. Genuinely one of my favourite local songwriters and such a highlight for 2020. HANDS DOWN!!! I honestly wish i was 12 again and performing this at dance eisteddfods for my contemporary routines. Such a beautifully dramatic track! LOVE!

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Tamara & the Dreams

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

08 May 2020

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I'm so excited this song is finally out! It's always been a live favourite of mine and now I'm just melting away in that glorious key change. I think what's incredible about this song the more I listen is how it really showcases Tamara's personality vocally. You can really strike poses along to the almost sarcastic yet confident twang in her voice. It's just so muc...

I'm so excited this song is finally out! It's always been a live favourite of mine and now I'm just melting away in that glorious key change. I think what's incredible about this song the more I listen is how it really showcases Tamara's personality vocally. You can really strike poses along to the almost sarcastic yet confident twang in her voice. It's just so much fun to listen to. But more importantly we can not forget the important KEY CHANGE and how those harmonies stack on each other so beautifully! LOVE

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Supathick

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

08 May 2020

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AHHH THIS IS JUICY!!! As soon as we're allowed to go to shows again, I will be charging my way to the front and launching New Years Eve Spirit Fingers to this song. Such a beautiful silky track that just shines with moments from the glowing production to the smooth heartwarming vocals from Kaitlin here! It's fun, inspiring and has me feeling red carpet ready. Absolutely fabulous!

AHHH THIS IS JUICY!!! As soon as we're allowed to go to shows again, I will be charging my way to the front and launching New Years Eve Spirit Fingers to this song. Such a beautiful silky track that just shines with moments from the glowing production to the smooth heartwarming vocals from Kaitlin here! It's fun, inspiring and has me feeling red carpet ready. Absolutely fabulous!

TOWNS

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

29 Apr 2020

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ok low key.. this one took some time to grow on me, but now I can't stop listening. It's got such a delightful punch to it as it builds. I love how dynamic the vocals are rhythmically, its quite smooth in the verses and when the build hits before the chorus, it hits hard!! You guys just know how to make such seamless drive music that warms the soul!! Also that silky guitar line in the...

ok low key.. this one took some time to grow on me, but now I can't stop listening. It's got such a delightful punch to it as it builds. I love how dynamic the vocals are rhythmically, its quite smooth in the verses and when the build hits before the chorus, it hits hard!! You guys just know how to make such seamless drive music that warms the soul!! Also that silky guitar line in the chorus is gorgeous!! So so happy y'all are back!

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Bugs

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

15 Apr 2020

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My goodness you guys are just such a fun band!! Low key this feels like an isolation pick up track that brings you back up on your feet with groovy motivation. I CAN NOT WAIT TO GET OUT OF QUARANTINE AND SEE THIS LIVE!!!! AHHH!! You honestly just never fail to bring the most bubbly chorus' that are just so ridiculously catchy!!

My goodness you guys are just such a fun band!! Low key this feels like an isolation pick up track that brings you back up on your feet with groovy motivation. I CAN NOT WAIT TO GET OUT OF QUARANTINE AND SEE THIS LIVE!!!! AHHH!! You honestly just never fail to bring the most bubbly chorus' that are just so ridiculously catchy!!