If you have strolled down bustling Rundle Mall in the past two years, there’s no doubt you would have come across That Coffee Guy. Identified by his bright red Piaggio Apé, warm and neighbourly attitude, and heavenly coffee, Yiannis Stamos served everything from cappuccinos to cupcakes from his beloved coffee cart to the community of Rundle Mall for 18 months. But in December 2019, Rundle Mall’s favourite barista packed up his coffee cart one last time for a bit of a sea change, literally.
Sydney singer-songwriter Oly Sherman has persisted through 2020’s alms and burst back into the Australian music scene after his international debut in January, by releasing his latest single ‘Homeboy’ last month.
Lush production and powerful vocals generate a driving, tour de force attitude in Hattie Oates’ new single, High. Recorded at Yap Yap Studios in Syndey and mastered by Ben Feggens (Mallrat, Vera Blue, RÜFÜS DU SOL), High is an expression of raw attraction.
Super Rats comprises four performers, who are all great friends with an appreciation of good biscuits.
“Sometimes people think they can’t have a good time anymore because they have too many responsibilities, but it is about finding your own fun. You can have your wine, and drink it too!” she laughs.
While she’s only been writing music for about the past two years, Stellie is currently getting plenty of national airplay and is certainly hitting the big time.
The Sydney-based producer and vocalist, whose sound is a collage of hyperactive beats, grimey basslines and global tropical music culture inspired electronica – or as she describes it, ‘troppo chilli flakes’ is looking forward to seeing the sights of the Victorian music festival.
With an all female line up, The buoys got together due to a lack of visibility in female musicians in original bands, which Zoe says is crucial for inspiring young people to take up music as an interest or career.
Black Star Riders new album Another State Of Grace is soon to be released and new guitarist, Christian Martucci, is excited to talk up this fourth instalment in the band’s ongoing musical evolution.