Author: Mark Royters


About Mark Royters

Many years ago I was given an Arctic Monkeys EP. Everything changed from that moment onwards. I'm a Sydney-based music writer, reviewer and interviewer.

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Fairgrounds Festival 2018

Killer bands, chill vibes and a beautiful location; Fairgrounds has it all!


Splendour in the Grass 2018: Day 3

Kendrick Lamar, PNAU, MGMT and more close out Splendour with an epic party


Splendour in the Grass 2018: Day 2

Vampire Weekend, CHVRCHES and Franz Ferdinand headline day two


Splendour in the Grass 2018: Day 1

Lorde, DMA'S, Jack River and more kick off day 1


Sydney City Limits is an instant classic

Photos by Josh Groom   With the likes of Beck, Future, Grace Jones, Gang of Youths, Dune Rats and Car Seat Headrest – the inaugur


The Necks Bring Their Experimental Live Show To Vivid

The Necks are Australia's hardest live band to review - and that's why we love them


Nai Palm Treats Vivid To An Intimate Solo Performance

Hiatus Kaiyote's frontwoman reworks their most iconic songs for a unique setting


Hockey Dad: Rock ‘N’ Roll Road Test

At the start of the year, we ran a little competition asking who would want to hit the road with Hockey Dad on our Rock ‘n’ Roll


GUM Treats Sydney To A Rare Solo Show

Even if you don't recognise the name GUM, you probably recognise the man behind it.


Harts Feels Perfectly At Home At His Biggest Show Yet

Whilst others try and fail to pull it off, Harts is self-indulgent in the best possible ways


Explosions in The Sky Should Be Move to Australia and Live In The Opera House

Side note: it's impossible to review this band without sounding like a wanker