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New & Approved is the home of new and international music on SYN. Take a listen to N&A's special guest interviews, where they speak to artists about their brand new releases. You can tune into New & Approved Fridays from 6pm on SYN via 90.7FM (Melbourne and Geelong), nationally on DAB+, or worldwide via the live radio stream at syn.org.au.

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

New & Approved is the home of new and international music on SYN. Take a listen to N&A's special guest interviews, where they speak to artists about their brand new releases. You can tune into New & Approved Fridays from 6pm on SYN via 90.7FM (Melbourne and Geelong), nationally on DAB+, or worldwide via the live radio stream at syn.org.au.

Language:

English


Episodes

Del Water Gap

10/21/2023
SYN's Mia Ranalletta sat down to chat with S. Holden Jaffe AKA Del Water Gap about their recently released album, ‘I Miss You Already + I Haven’t Left Yet’. Mia and Holden chat all things coming back to music post pandemic, being a recovering cynic, and creating music to share with people in the same way that you don't bake a cake to eat it all by yourself. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:57

Neil Frances

6/18/2023
SYN's Bec Martin sat down with with Marc and Jordan from Neil Frances to chat about their recently released single, “Head Straight”. Bec and the alt pop duo chat all things putting a label on a sound, the evolution of musical progression and their deep love for Daft Punk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:14

Obongjayar

6/3/2023
SYN's Sam had an incredible chat with Obongjayar about their recently dropped single, “Just Cool”, released just in time for their debut Australian tour this June. Sam and Obongjayar chat all things Nigeria’s rich musical landscape, telling stories through the medium of music and how to pick the right people to collaborate with. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:44

Matt Maltese

5/27/2023
Join Sarah as they chat with Matt Maltese about their recently released LP, “Driving Just To Drive”. While discussing the influences and behind the scenes workings of putting this album together, the pair dive into all things touring internationally, reflecting through the lens of trinkets and ghosts, and the art of being a lyrical musician. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:45

Eloise

4/17/2023
Join Sandie for the absolute sweetest yarn with Eloise all about her latest release “Drunk On A Flight”. Sandie and Eloise chat about all things lyric listeners, writing in bulk and the bleakness of airports. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:52

Wallice

4/17/2023
Join Issy and Liz backstage at Rod Laver Arena chatting to Wallice chat about their recent Australian tour supporting The 1975. The group got to talk all things touring, creating music and and self restraint in secondhand shops. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:58

Abhibyanjana

4/9/2023
New & Approved's Pranati caught up with Abhibyanjana to chat all things about her recent EP ‘Breezing Through’. Hailing from Gangtok and has been captivating audiences with her ethereal sound and dreamy soundscapes. In her music, Abhibyanjana draws on deeply personal experiences and uses her songs to grapple with complex and often conflicting aspects of her identity. Tune in to hear the pair discuss how Abhibyanjana's lyrics are often subliminally political, and how it feels to put music into the world which explores mental health issues, dysmorphia, generational trauma and identity crises. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:59

Soaked Oats

4/8/2023
SYN's Alex Chant met with Oscar Mein from Aotearoa/New Zealand band Soaked Oats chat all things about the release of their recent debut album ‘Working Title’. Tune in to hear the pair discuss creative processes, beautiful beaches and new perspectives on music after touring internationally. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:27

Eaves Wilder

3/25/2023
Catch Eaves Wilder and New & Approved's Sarah Davenport chat all about Eaves' new EP ‘Hookey’. Eaves and Sarah chat all things Catfish, Kathleen Hanna and causing chaos in school. "Its basically about bunking off. I spent most of my teens playing hookey in the music room at school. That’s where I wrote songs and taught myself instruments. ‘Are You Diagnosed’ was literally written in the middle of my French GCSE class, and I remember mixing my first demos of ‘Morning Rain’ under my desk in sixth form. Through lyrics, production, or melody, my main thing is always adding as many hooks as possible - or how can I expect people to listen? My inner dialogue when writing or jamming is MAKE IT MORE HOOKEY!!!! Each song is kind of a different perspective of where I was and why I wasn’t there.” - Eaves Wilder on the Hookey EP See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:25

Cat Clyde

3/25/2023
Cat Clyde and Natalia from New & Approved catch up to chat all about about cat's recently released third solo album ‘Down Rounder’. Tune in to hear the pair discuss the process of recording, performing gigs and the business of music behind the scenes. “Connecting with the natural environment around me inspired a lot of these songs, and sonically I feel like this record is very grounded as a result,” Clyde says while talking about the album’s thematic bend. “I wanted these songs to sound raw and rough, but also placed together in a way that created - a simple beauty, like the changing seasons or a setting sun." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:25

Bruha Bee

11/27/2022
Jemma catches up with Bruha Bee to discuss her latest release Nue as well as more upcoming new music. Aired November 28, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Jemma Perelaer for SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Wurudjeri Woiwurrung Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:58

Soccer Mommy

11/27/2022
Jack catches up with American singer-songwriter Soccer Mommy to discuss her 2022 album Sometimes, Forever. Aired November 25, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Jack Filiba for SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Wurudjeri Woiwurrung Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:16

The Big Moon

11/13/2022
Jack chats with English indie rock band The Big Moon about their new album Here is Everything. Aired November 11, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Jack Filiba for SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Wurudjeri Woiwurrung Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:03

Elizabeth

10/29/2022
Finn catches up with singer Elizabeth about her new song If I Die. Aired October 28, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Finn Beard for SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Meanjin Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:36

Vera Blue

10/29/2022
Ben and Anika chat with the amazing Vera Blue about her new album Mercurial. Aired October 28, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Ben Lamb and Anika Luna for SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Wurudjeri Woiwurrung Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:22

Georgia Lines

9/20/2022
Finn catches up with New Zealand artist Georgia Lines to chat about her chart topping new EP, Human. Aired September 16, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Finn Beard for SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Meanjin Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:43

Recitals

9/3/2022
Finn catches up with Xanthe and Carla from NZ band Recitals to discuss their new song Arrow. Aired September 2, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Finn Beard for SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Meanjin Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:19

Lolli

8/28/2022
Anika has a chat with superstar Eora (Sydney) based artist, Lolli about her new single Bad! Aired August 26, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Anika Luna for SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Wurudjeri Woiwurrung Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:40

Andy Martin

8/22/2022
Anika has a chat with Meeanjin (Brisbane), based artist Andy Martin about his new single Reverie! Aired August 12, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Anika Luna for SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Wurudjeri Woiwurrung Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:58

LAUV

8/13/2022
Vanessa from the SYN Music Leads team has a chat with international music icon LAUV! Together they discuss the American artists new album All 4 Nothing. Aired August 12, 2022 on SYN. Produced by Vanessa Violo or SYN Media. SYN Media acknowledges that this interview took place on Wurudjeri Woiwurrung Country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:31