The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part One): 40 - 21
HÆLOS on bringing their studio production to the live stage with the release of Full Circle
Jamie T reflects on Trick's tour cycle as we look ahead to new music in 2017
The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20
Catfish and The Bottlemen reflect on a mad two years of touring & the far reach of their music beyond the UK


Tyson Koh, Shining Bird, Julia Jacklin among 2016 FBi SMAC winners

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 18, 2017

The 2016 FBi SMAC Awards were held at Carriageworks in Sydney overnight, celebrating the city's arts, culture and music communities. The recognition of Sydney performers, musician...
A.B. Original, Big Scary, Olympia among the artists shortlisted for the 12th Australian Music Prize

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 18, 2017

To be announced on March 8th, the 12th Australian Music Prize will be unveiled in Sydney. The shortlist, revealed today, has seen a diverse list of Australian artists grouped toge...
Toni Childs, Caiti Baker, Montaigne & more join WOMADelaide 2017

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 18, 2017

The final festival announcement for WOMADelaide 2017 has been revealed today, with a whole slew of international and local talent now confirmed to appear in Adelaide's Botanic Park...
Single of the Day: FKJ "Go Back Home" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 17, 2017

Out of Paris comes the soulful croon of FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) on new track, "Go Back Home". Rhythmic and whipping with melody, the song is an instant groove. There's a certain ...
The Shins' James Mercer plays surprise acoustic set in Sydney; debuts new Heartworms tracks

Larry Heath, January 17, 2017

A small group of special guests were treated to a very special set today in Sydney, Australia featuring The Shins frontman James Mercer. Performing four tracks and armed only with ...
Horror My Friend touring "DIYS" through February

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 17, 2017

Our mates in Adelaide are doing some seriously good things at the moment and Horror My Friend are definitely within this crop of young movers and shakers. With a new single in the...


Keep Sydney Open hosting night rally in Kings Cross on January 21st

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 17, 2017

The Keep Sydney Open crew are hosting another huge rally this Saturday (January 21st) in opposition to the Baird Government's recent alterations to the state's lock out laws. Fl...
Hot Dub Wine Machine tour extends to wineries around Australia in March & April

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 17, 2017

And people say good things don't start in Adelaide. Spurred on by the success of the first Hot Dub Wine Machine event in the lush surrounds of the Serafino Winery in McLaren Vale,...
The State of Affairs (13th January 2017): FBi Radio announce new Music Director, Australian Blues Music Festival reveals 'Chain Award' nominees & more

Zaya Altangerel, January 13, 2017

Welcome to 2017! The new year is getting off to a great start in terms of the local music scene, with the 37th annual St Kilda Festival releasing its full line-up of confirmed acts...
Pete Rock & CL Smooth announce debut Australian tour

Chris Singh, January 13, 2017

You hear that? That's the sound of Hip Hop fans all across Australia counting their lucky stars. At the turn of the century it seemed like heads the world over would never see the ...
Ten weeks of free live music returns to Sydney's Seymour Centre

Larry Heath, January 12, 2017

Now in its 6th year, the Courtyard Sessions are returning to the leafy surrounds of Sydney’s Seymour Centre courtyard tomorrow. The event will run every Friday evening from 6 to ...
Dune Rats hitting the road with The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit this March

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 12, 2017

Armed with a whole new album of music, shoes primed to be filled with beer and no doubt a few cones for the hell of it, Dune Rats have announced their next Australian tour. March ...




Sydney Festival Review: Moses Sumney blows crowds away in two sold out shows this weekend

Larry Heath, January 16, 2017

For his second sold out show at Sydney Festival this weekend, Los Angeles based musician Moses Sumney moved from the ethereal church to the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (a circus tent...
Sydney Festival Review: Lake Street Dive delivered an unforgettable set at the Spiegeltent

Dylan Marshall, January 15, 2017

A celebration of the arts, music and culture, Sydney Festival has become a staple for many Sydneysiders through out their Summer. And just as the festival and temperatures continue...
Sydney Festival Review: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith an ethereal master, hidden in plain sight

Larry Heath, January 13, 2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is far from a household name, but with some five LPs and an EP under her belt in as many years, the Los Angeles based electronic musician and composer has enj...
Tetrahedra, BATTS and GlamouRatz's Melbourne gig at The Gasometer Hotel proves a highlight of the holidays

Mairead Bilton Gough, January 12, 2017

You’d be forgiven if you saw this Melbourne band’s name and thought, ‘These guys must really be into maths’… They sure do know how to cut shapes on the stage, but once th...
Reflecting on the splendour, beauty and fun of Woodford Folk Festival's New Years celebrations

Philippe Perez, January 9, 2017

The last two days of Woodford were both exhausting and exhilarating. The weather didn't always comply with the fun times, truly being the case when it’s over 30 degrees 6 in the ...
Live Review: The Avalanches + Grandmaster Flash - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (05.01.17)

Dylan Marshall, January 6, 2017

Eight. That’s how old I was when The Avalanches changed recorded music history with their debut album Since I Left You. I’m now 24 and having grown out of the music I was liste...




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PVT drummer Laurence Pike talks about the magic of music in Szun Waves' Sydney Festival debut

Larry Heath, January 12, 2017

Szun Waves have an avant-garde pedigree most new bands would envy. The London-based trio is made up of PVT drummer Laurence Pike,  experimental jazz-ambient quartet Portico saxop...
Catfish and The Bottlemen reflect on a mad two years of touring & the far reach of their music beyond the UK

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 12, 2017

On New Year's Eve, we were lucky enough to catch up with Van McCann and Johnny 'Bondy' Bond ahead of what was one of the sets of the festival up at Lorne. Having first met th...
Kasabian to play exclusive shows at the Sydney Opera House in March

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 12, 2017

Huge ones for fans of the British band. This week, Kasabian have been announced for an exclusive duo of Australian shows to take place at the Sydney Opera House - no doubt an ico...
U2 to headline 2017's Bonnaroo festival in June; Flume, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and more also feature

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 12, 2017

Bonnaroo has gone and nabbed U2 for a special headline spot this year, taking place a few weeks ahead of the band's massive tour to commemorate The Joshua Tree's 30th anniversar...
SXSW adds All Our Exes Live in Texas, Slum Sociable and more to 2017 Music program

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 12, 2017

We're two months out from SXSW 2017 and this week, the music festival organisers have dropped another fat stack of artists from around the world to get us excited. As usual, the ...
Jack River on an exciting 2017 ahead for music, fuelled by kickass Australian female musicians

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 11, 2017

Jack River emerged onto the Australian music scene strongly in 2016, the release of her debut EP Highway Songs No. 2 marking her as a talent to watch. Since joining the I OH YOU ...

NYC's Panorama Festival to feature Aussies Tame Impala, Nick Murphy, Jagwar Ma and Vance Joy amongst NIN, Alt-J and more

Lachlan Mitchell, January 10, 2017

Situated in the Randall’s Island parklands, and delivered by the same folks who bring us Coachella (Golden Voice), NYC's Panorama Festival is showcasing a jaw-dropping wealth of...
The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016

Chris Singh, January 10, 2017

For Hip Hop, 2016 was the year of cosigning anything and everything. So called 'mumble rap' became a thing and there was a massive push back against the term 'real Hip Hop', champi...
Ngaiire and Nina Las Vegas to headline Australia Day festival Goat Island Sounds in Sydney

Chris Singh, January 10, 2017

Not every Australia Day event is made equal. Boutique festival Goat Island Sounds will return on January 26th to dominate competition in Sydney, bringing a banging line-up, a live ...
Photo Gallery: HÆLOS - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (06.01.17)

Bruce Baker, January 9, 2017

Bruce Baker was at HÆLOS on Friday Night in Sydney and brings us these photos from the intimate but epic show:
Photo Gallery: Jamie T + Hockey Dad - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (04.01.16)

Bruce Baker, January 6, 2017

Jamie T headlined the Enmore Theatre on Wednesday night, supported by Hockey Dad. Bruce Baker was there and brings us these photos from the night:
Some fun facts about the FOMO Festival artists, as the east coast tour starts in Adelaide tonight

Sosefina Fuamoli, January 6, 2017

The FOMO Festival begins its 2017 run in Adelaide at the historic site of the Adelaide Gaol tonight but make no mistake, this isn't an event that will remain any type of locked up...