Music

#SYDFEST Review: Julia Holter

Art-pop composer Julia Holter brought her distinctive sound to Sydney this past weekend, off the back of her ambitious new album “Aviary,” performing in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent for Sydney Festival. Whilst her vocal range and her touring band was impressive, was it enough to impress the tough Sydney crowds? Click through to find out.
All photos captured by Prudence Upton for Sydney Festival.

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#SYDFEST Review: Nakhane

South African singer Nakhane recently performed at the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, creating a powerful, emotive experience for everyone who was in attendance. He is captivating in front of a live crowd performing his unique blend of ethnic pop, African soul and synthetics.
All photos by Prudence Upton for Sydney Festival.

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#SYDFEST Review: Neneh Cherry

From torch anthems to trip hop, house, jazz, rap and riot girl punk, Neneh Cherry’s career has spanned 35 years of hits both critical and commercial. Earlier this week, the rebel icon of feminist pop brought her new Four Tet produced album “Broken Politics” and stacked back catalogue to Sydney’s Carriageworks. All photos captured by Victor Frankowski for Sydney Festival.

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The Coachella Line-Up for 2019 Has Been Announced!

Californian music festival Coachella is considered one of the hottest tickets on the festival and celebrity circuit for a slew of reasons, not the least of which is its stellar location. The music festival is held in celebrity ground zero, California, making it almost too easy for Hollywood’s hottest to attend.

Location aside, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival – to give it its full due – is everything a summer music festival should be, from sunny skies to incredible Instagrammable moments (hello Beyoncé in 2018!) and an exceptional line-up of music acts. Check out this year’s official line-up.

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Watch H.E.R.’s Incredible NPR Tiny Desk Concert!

H.E.R. is no longer a secret. Two years ago she was literally hiding behind the shadowy silhouette on her debut EP, “H.E.R.” and now the singer is nominated for five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Earlier this month, NPR shared an 18-minute Tiny Desk concert with the singer, where we see her show off her skills as a musician too as she trades in an electric guitar for an acoustic one, then ditches the acoustic for a keyboard. This is a MUST WATCH.

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Ariana Granda Has Finally Released The Visuals to ‘Thank U, Next’!

The entire Internet is buzzing with talk of Ariana Grande‘s new music video for her biggest ever track ‘Thank U, Next’, and turns out it is smashing all sorts of records: The video has broken a Vevo record by achieving 50 million views in a 24 hour period. She now is the most listened to artist on Spotify and the song also became the fastest ever song to crack 100 million streams on the platform, just to name a few. Damn, Girl. Watch the most-talked-about/streamed video at this very moment!

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