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Best Songs of 2015

December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 has been one hell of a year in music! Taylor Swift continues to amaze us all with her transition into pop music; we’ve seen the return of some of the biggest acts in music including Collective Soul, The Corrs and Janet Jackson while some of our favourite artists have released some of their finest...

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Featured Artist: The Corrs (Part 2)

November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Irish siblings and pop icons The Corrs are back this month with their first studio album in 10 years. The brand new studio collection, which is currently being teased through lead single Bring On The Night, is the bands first release since 2005’s Home and their first original collection since 2004’s Borrowed Heaven. It therefore...

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Featured Artist: The Corrs (Part 1)

November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Combining traditional Irish musical influences with mainstream pop helped make Irish sibling band The Corrs a monumental success throughout the nineties and early 2000’s. Bursting onto the pop scene in 1995, the refreshing sound of the band met the needs of many music fans who were less taken by the Britpop movement of the mid-nineties....

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Featured Artist: Newton Faulkner (Part 2)

November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

With a brand new album penciled in for release this month, Newton Faulkner has proven that he really can do no wrong with four solid Top 10 studio albums already under his belt and his fair share of hit singles. Human Love, is Newton Faulkner’s 5th studio album to date and the collection sees the...

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Featured Artist: Newton Faulkner (Part 1)

October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Newton Faulkner took the music world by complete surprise back in 2007 with a release that to this day remains of the most remarkable by any singer-songwriter past and present: Handbuilt by Robots. The album, Faulkner’s debut, was propelled by a string of flawless single releases that showcased a truly captivating and gifted voice and a...

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Earlier today in the middle of a baking Sydney afternoon, British pop star Robbie Williams met with a very intimate and select crowd of Australian media outlets to discuss the musicians’ upcoming Australian Let Me Entertain You tour. Due to kick the wheels of the show into motion later this month, his latest tour Down...

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Featured Artist: The Garden (Part Two)

September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Though they have only been recording under that name for a mere four years, The Garden (a.k.a. Wyatt and Fletcher Shears) already have a stunningly healthy back catalogue. Over LPs like the brilliant The Life And Times of A Paperclip and 2012’s Everyhing Is Perfect EP, the Shears twins have managed to stay true to...

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Featured Artist: The Garden (Part One)

September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

‘Unique’ is a word that tends to get over applied to bands these days. After all, there are a number of very good bands out there that aren’t necessarily ‘unique’, and even some of contemporary alternative rock’s most provocative outfits are following an art punk lineage that dates back almost fifty years. That said, if...

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Featured Artist: Julia Holter (Part Two)

September 14, 2015 | 1 Comments

Choosing a favourite Julia Holter song is, to borrow a quote from Neil Gaiman, akin to choosing which limb you’d least like to lose. Holter’s music is constructed around the rhythm of the human heart – it bursts with life, and humanity – so each of her tunes can quickly come to feel like an...

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Featured Artist: Julia Holter (Part One)

September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Julia Holter makes music that could only be music, the same way Terrence Malick makes films that can only be films, and Donald Barthelme delivers stories that only work as fiction. After all, music is the only outlet that can weather the weight of her swirling tonal complexities: her songs refuse to be categorised with...

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Featured Artist: Jewel (Part 2)

August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 is a particularly important year for Alaska singer-songwriter, Jewel. As we not only get closer to the upcoming, highly-anticipated release of her twelfth studio album, Picking Up the Pieces, this year the musician also celebrates the 20th Anniversary of her most successful record – her debut 1995 collection, Pieces of You. Pieces Of You catapulted...

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Featured Artist: Jewel (Part 1)

August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Throughout the 90’s, Alaskan hitmaker Jewel ignited something very exciting and unique in the singer-songwriter movement. Through the release of several records the musician scored a myriad of chart placing records and hit singles including her most successful to date, 1995’s Pieces of You. Over the course of a decade, Jewel rode a very successful wave...

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Best Albums of 2015…So Far

July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every week the team here at Renowned For Sound spin dozens of new records, eagerly listening out for the cream of the crop in new music. While many miss the mark there are plenty of releases that come our way that excite, inspire and keep us begging for more. With this in mind we thought...

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