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18 May 2020




Energy Groove Radio update

18 May 2020

Energy Groove Radio is SAE's resident radio network, broadcasting live 24/7 from the Sydney campus! 

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We checked in with Energy Groove's Regional Manager and host of the Arvo's program, Brad Duence to find out what we may have missed and what's coming up.


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2020 was due to be the year beloved indie outfit The Dandy Warhols (Bohemian Like You // We Used To Be Friends) went back out on the road to play tour dates on the East Coast of the United States.

Instead, like so many of us, they find themselves bunkered down in Portland and (in drummer Brent DeBoer’s case) Melbourne, beginning the journey of adjustment to the new living restrictions imposed because of ‘the virus’. But like a flower blooming through the cracks of a concrete pavement, true magic can often yield strong under such painstaking confinements; as is the case with the conjuring of The Dandys’ sixth studio album Tafelmuzik Means More When You’re Alone.

The epic 4-hour LP, released through Bandcamp Wednesday 1 April, rejuvenates a new appreciation of play, experimentation and innovation, paying homage to the light-hearted baroque collection of ‘Tafelmusik’ that used to be played during the banquets of yesteryear. A true gift to unsuspecting fans the world over, the recordings took shape after the four-piece finished their fifth studio album Odditorium or Warlords of Mars.

Tafelmuzik Means More When You’re Alone is out now via The Dandy Warhols Bandcamp. $1 from each purchase will go to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity who provide financial assistance to musicians.

Jackson and myself were joined by Zia of The Dandy Warhols to unpack the album for The Music Weekly - Catch up below


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Tasmanian indie folk pop duo Runaway Belles have released their debut single The Weekend, a story of a love that is never set to last. Featuring the exquisite voices of Tash Parker and Emma Anglesey, the duo are also housemates which is convenient in these isolation times. To celebrate their first release, the girls have announced a Facebook livestream set for 8pm every Monday in May.  

Self-produced with the help of Lachlan Carrick (Sia, Lior), Becki Whitton (Tash Sultana, Huntly) and Josh Barber (Gretta Ray), The Weekend is a timeless and catchy folk pop track. 

i caught up with Runaway Belles last Friday on Arvos (3pm - 5pm AEST). Listen to the interview below


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Melbourne songwriter Nat Vazer writes intimate guitar pop that unfolds like short fiction layered with rich melodies, emotional depth and whimsical storytelling with a bite of feminist defiance. 

Since the release of her 2018 EP, Vazer has gone on to support Lime Cordiale on tour, Last Dinosaurs#1 DadsCarla Geneve and The Magic Numbers (UK). Her fast-growing reputation as a powerful songwriter and captivating performer has also landed her in on the festival line ups of St Kilda Festival, Kyneton Music Festival, Changes, Not Fest and more.

Her debut LP Is This Offensive And Loud? will be released on May 29, including on vinyl. The album will feature new single ‘For A Moment’, along with the previously released ‘Like Demi’ and ‘Grateful’.  

Nat Vazer will join me on Arvos to unpack her new album from 3pm Thursday May 21! More info here: 


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After humble lo-fi beginnings in the Australian art-pop underground, Donny Benét has expanded his cult-like following across the globe with a resonant array of danceable repertoire of songs dealing with love and affection. His next album marks a new chapter, informed by a wealth of musical and personal development. Enter ‘Mr Experience‘. 

This is Donny’s follow up album to 2018’s The Don which saw him unexpectedly captivate a global audience. Since its release he has toured across Australia, Europe and North America extensively, building a cult following along the way – there are even dedicated Facebook fan pages in several countries incl. Slovakia, The Netherlands & Belgium!

He was also recently referenced as an inspiration for The Weeknd‘s new album.  

Donny Benét will grace us with his presence by speaking with Tom & Erin for Deep Scan (8pm – 10pm AEST), Thursday May 21. More info here: 


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Violin isn’t something often associated with electronic music, but the work of Melbourne-based violinist Matt Sheers, who goes by ORCHA, will certainly challenge that assumption. 

The latest single ‘ATLAS’, which was released in April, is another taste from his forthcoming album. The song is a follow-up to his first two singles from the album; ‘Reverie’ released in May 2019 and ‘Depths’ released in September 2019 and the culmination of two years and writing and recording. The album explores different states of mind such as isolation, joy and grief, focusing on the mysteries of the human experience, and the universe that ORCHA resides in. 

Awarded a Creative Victoria grant to finance the LP, ORCHA has immersed himself fully in the process, even building his own recording studio – called Natural Habitat – to record the album.

Working with multiple producers such as James Cecil (Architecture in Helsinki), Robert P. Downie (Hemm) and Luis Kennett (Luboku he says the record is a refinement on his previous work. “I feel like this new bunch of songs are truer to what I find inspiring, I’m continually trying to refine those sounds”.

I'll chat with Matt Sheers (ORCHA) on Arvos from 3pm (AEST) on Tuesday May 19th! More info here:


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