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Johnny Cash - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

Favourite cover of all time.

By Jye Smith Jun.1.2012
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Digital Guitar cover of Skrillex / Benassi - Cinema

INCREDIBLE.  THIS IS GUY IS FUCKING NUTS. AMAZING.

By Jye Smith Sep.8.2011
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By Jye Smith Mar.3.2011
In: technology
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Review: Sennheiser ADIDAS PMX 680 Sports

I love it when your two favourite brands do something together. Makes everything sexy. Just like the marriage between ADIDAS and Sennheiser on their new sports headphones.  Read the full story

By Jye Smith Mar.2.2011
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Movement (& Measure)


Fragile (By Design)

Finally got around to releasing some of my own music. Here’s the first track – Fragile (By Design).  The project has been titled Movement (& Measure) – and you can check out the Facebook page from today.

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By Jye Smith Jan.11.2011
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Neil Young & Bruce Springsteen cover Whip My Hair

Whip My Hair ft Neil Young & Bruce Springsteen

This was passed onto me by Scott Rhodie. I’m not sure what to say. All comments welcome. ;) Read the full story

By Jye Smith Dec.12.2010
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Red Bull Bedroom Jam: Way With Words WIN

WAY WITH WORDS FINDS THEIR WAY TO L.A. WINNING THE FIRST AUSSIE RED BULL BEDROOM JAM

Pop/punk band Way With Words from Melbourne have rocked their way into a promising music career today, winning the first Australian Red Bull Bedroom Jam – an online music competition is giving teen bands the chance to become the next big thing. Dylan Giannakopoulos (guitar), Luke Mann (guitar), Sam Berry (bass), Jack Nicholls (drums) and Joey Cirillo (vocals) will head to Los Angeles, USA in January for a recording session at Red Bull’s state of the art recording studios – a prize worth over $80,000.
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By Jye Smith Nov.23.2010
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Gorillaz cover The XX's Crystalised

A great cover of one of my favourite bands for 2010.  Thanks to The Fox Is Black.

By Jye Smith Oct.8.2010
In: Album Reviews
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The Glitch Mob - Triple J Exclusive Mix

The Glitch Mob – Triple J Radio Australia Mix by The Glitch Mob on Mixcloud

The Glitch Mob on Triple J – Mix

Amazing mix by one of my new favourite acts – The Glitch Mob. La Roux mix is definitely my favourite from the mix. Get it. Now.

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By Jye Smith Oct.1.2010
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The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob – Parklife 2010

New writer Matt Chisholm told me to check out The Glitch Mob – and holy shit – these glitch slash hip hop slash electronica slash dub slash fucking everything guys have totally blown me away. Read the full story

By Jye Smith Sep.12.2010
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Bombazine Black: Motion Picture

Bombazine Black Motion Picture iTunes cover

Guitars and emotion

Just finished listening to Motion Picture by Bombazine Black.  And loved it. From the very moment I held the CD cover – I just had a feeling I was holding onto something beautiful.

I’m a little speechless. This album is incredible.

It’s emotive, delicate and yet extremely powerful.  If you’re a Sigur Ros fan – then you’ll love it tracks like The Bel Esprit – overall the minimal guitar sounds are contemporary and beautiful.

There’s a lot of heart in this album and I can’t say enough about it. Make sure you get a copy.

Those in Australia can buy the digipak featuring artwork by our very own Jayne Tuttle at the following stores:

By Jye Smith Aug.18.2010
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Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

Cover Art for Mumford and Sons - Sigh no more

Delicate, powerful and hopeful.

This is honestly one of the most beautiful albums I’ve picked up in a long time. And if anyone has anything else similar then please send it.  And as one review points out – it’s almost an album of too many good tracks! But I’m looking forward to soaking up each and individual track.

It’s a collection of epic folk songs. Grab a copy from iTunes.

By Jye Smith Aug.17.2010
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The Prodigy Vs. Elite Force - Smack The Force Up

Free The Prodigy Download

This one just came over the Twitter stream. Remember to give us a follow if you havent.

By Jye Smith Aug.16.2010
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Australian Defence Force: The Reservists

“The Army is Australia’s longest running professional musical organisation, employing hundreds ofmusicians across the country.” Director of Army Music, Lieutenant Colonel (LTCOL) Ian Mclean.

Jump onto the MySpace of these crew and you hear a really fat cover version of Don’t Hold Back.  The rest was non-stop listening for me. Probably the last thing we think about when talking about our Defence forces, but this cannot be over looked.

They’re a soul-funk, big band, jazz outfit that operates like any other band and just so happensto be made up of Army Musicians. They play gigs, they have street posters and they even run ads looking fornew band members in street press, on blogs and at universities. And like a lot of bands around the world,they have a MySpace page.

On their MySpace page you can hear some of their music, watch a few clips, get event dates, as well as findout more about what being a musician in the Army Reserve is all about.

For information about the role of Musician in the Army Reserve, visit myspace.com/thereservists or call 1319 01.