Category Archive: music

Getting To Know… Zara Taylor

SYS went all the way to India to have a chat with Zara Taylor. She tells us about her music, her cooking and how you might see her walking around in her PJs:… Read More


Talvin Singh at Blue Frog in Mumbai

After winning the Mercury Prize, Talvin Singh seemed to drop off the radar for a few years, so it was nice to see him pop up as the host of his own two-night… Read More


Uffie – Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans

If Pop The Glock, the autotuned opener of Uffie’s Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans, sounds dated, that’s because it was first realeased over four years ago. God knows why it has taken so… Read More


Getting to Know… Howl at the Moon

SYS saw Howl at the Moon play a great show at MUM, the Friday night indie shindig at Sydney’s World Bar. We liked what we saw so much that we asked singer Katie and… Read More


Whipped Cream Chargers

I would describe Whipped Cream Chargers’ sound as a cacophony of eager Princes, some more desperate than others, wooing Rapunzel, Zelda and the ghost of Princess Diana down from their share-house/ivory-tower/maxi-pad for spliffs… Read More


Changing Lanes Festival

        After much wrangling with the local council, Sunday saw the inaugural Changing Lanes Festival in Sydney’s Newtown. With cheap-as-chips tickets selling out in a heartbeat, the event’s debut was… Read More


Steven Nistor interview

American musician Steven Nistor performed on the breathtaking Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse album. We talk to him about how the album was put together, the legal wrangles that followed and the loss of his… Read More


A Million Years

With their debut album set for release this month, A Million Years lead-singer Keith Madden talks us through his foolproof rules to surviving a tour: While your run-of-the-mill critic would perhaps explain A Million… Read More


Getting To Know… Colin Delaney

Colin Delaney is a Canadian-born Australian living in Sydney after a spell in Amsterdam. As well as being an international man of mystery, he is also a music critic, blogger and all-round talented… Read More


Interview with Fruitbat

London-based musician and Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine legend Les Carter (aka, Fruitbat) is currently in Australia with his band, Abdoujaparov. I grabbed a few words with him about the tour and his… Read More


Polly Scattergood – Polly Scattergood

More than a few listens in, and I still don’t quite know what to make of Brit School graduate Polly Scattergood’s debut album. Opener I Hate The Way begins with her delivering an… Read More


Temper Trap in Berlin

It was an evening that would, kinda inevitably, end with two stony-faced men dressed in black – one smoking – playing cold, minimalist electronic pomp. This was, after all, Berlin. Before stereotypes took… Read More