Artist To Watch: Grace


Need a soulful, newcomer to spice up the playlist on your iPod? 19-year old Australian pop singer Grace should be a prime candidate.

Review: Troye Sivan, ‘TRXYE’


Troye Sivan • TRXYE – EP • EMI • Release Date: August 15, 2014 There are few 19-year old artists that can blow listeners away. That said, the multi-talented Troye Sivan just might be the one. Sivan’s off-cycle EP release, TRXYE was released Friday, August 15, throughout the world. With EPs ‘testing the waters’ for…

5 Takeaways from 5 Seconds of Summer’s Self-titled debut


5 Seconds of Summer are the next One Direction breakthrough boy band big thing. Four teens from Australia have girls’ hearts pitter-pattering. Something that seems universal are heartthrobs and 5SOS seem to have that on lock down – watch out 1D!  After listening and reviewing their debut album, 5 Seconds of Summer (Capitol), here are…

Review: Iggy Azalea, ‘The New Classic’


Aussie newcomer Iggy Azalea shows potential on her debut rap LP  Iggy Azalea • The New Classic • def Jam • US Release Date: April 22, 2014 “Oh what, a white girl with a flow ain’t been seen before?” Um, well, not really – at least not that much?  Fact – you can name how many…

Review: 5 Seconds of Summer, ‘She Looks So Perfect (EP)’


Australian Band Hopes for more than ‘5 Seconds’ of fame on Latest EP 5 Seconds of Summer • She Looks So Perfect (EP) • Capitol • US Release Date: April 1, 2014 Let’s just cut straight to the chase here. Who are these dudes 5 Seconds of Summer you ask?  Well, 5 Seconds of Summer…

Discovering New Music: Carter Captivates on “Field of Dreams”


Carter •  “Field of Dreams” • Social Family Records Among many new years resolutions – some to be kept and many that will be broken – was to explore and expose more up-and-coming artists.  One of those up-and-comers is   Sydney, Australia pop/urban musician Carter, who has one very cool, bubbly song out called “Field of…

Single: Teen Idol Cody Simpson Likes “Pretty Brown Eyes”


Cody Simpson⎟ “Pretty Brown Eyes”⎟ Atlantic⎟⎟ US Single Release Date: April 23, 2013 So if girls don’t have brown eyes, is that a deal breaker for teen Aussie heartthrob Cody Simpson? If you go by the song title of Simpson’s new single “Pretty Brown Eyes” then it just might be.  Though, I have no doubt that Cody Simpson…