Tis’ the season of break-ups. It seems everyone I know is going through some sort of relationship kerfuffle. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that Sydney’s nightlife is finally opening up again after two years of lockdowns, or that Mercury is about to be in retrograde. Whatever the ca
Welcome back to Fresh Music Friday! This week, Sophie, Christine and Kaela give us the low-down on new releases from Khalid, Coterie and Kehlani. SKYLINE – KHALID Sophie: I usually live for Khalid, but for this one it’s like I kept waiting for the bass to drop and it never came. I don
“I am nothing. Nothing but a pale shape.” So goes the opening lines of Patrick Modiano’s French mystery Missing Person. The novel follows a recently retired private detective, hunting down fragments of a past, an identity, he has since forgotten. The protagonist, Guy Roland, has amnesia, and t
This week on Fresh Music Friday: Tamsyn Bellew, Olly Keirle, and Harry Gay dive headfirst into the newest tracks from Sweetie, RIIKI REID, and the Daffodils.
With the unending barrage of horrendous news coming at us from all angles in 2022, it’s comforting to know that for every unfortunate or disappointing event that takes place in the music world, there’s a much more pleasing one to balance it out. Valerie may have left Sweet Trip, but Florida Geor
Lime Cordiale obviously needs no introduction. Formed on the Northern Beaches in 2009, consisting of brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach, along with touring members James Jennings, Felix Bornholt and Nicholas Polovineo, the band has been topping the charts and winning awards ever since. As a fellow Nort
It's Fresh Music (Saturday), a special edition just for SURG's beloved audience, and Andy Park, Harry Gay and Georgina Rafferty are diving in to some of the most highly anticipated new hits from rap legend Barkaa, Australia's own 5SOS (who I once saw at the Sheaf?), and the one and only Harry Styles
Fresh Music Friday is back and more Australian than ever, as Katarina Butler, Zander Czerwaniw, and Tamsyn Bellew guide you through the latest (genuine) bedroom pop from Sycco, some funky beats from USYD's own Alpha Goose, and the smoothest hip hop RNB from Sydney's A.GIRL.
When I first heard Eric Clapton was releasing a set of ‘Anti-Lockdown Anthems’, I had a singular reaction: They’re probably going to be fantastic. It was a realization that I found regrettable, and one that surprised me as much as it might you, but it soon dawned on me that as much as I would
Well, well, well... Harry Gay and Tamsyn Bellew join forces with Kat Porritt-Fraser to (excitedly) rip into the newest releases from pop superstar Charli XCX, queer indie icon King Princess, and the insane dream-team pairing of Still Woozy and Remi Wolf.