Exclusive Album Premiere: Porpoise Spit - GOD YEAH! (2018 EP)
Interview: Suzanne Walker of Primo! (Melbourne) talks new album Amici ahead of hometown launch
Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Luke Carlino ft. Daydream Fever "Minute" (2018)
Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Neon Tetra "So Far From Me" (2018)
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Photo Gallery: Day Two of Bello Winter Music 2018 feat. Lillie Mae, Thando, Fraser A. Gorman, Masco Sound System and more (14.07.18)

Bruce Baker, July 16, 2018

Saturday brought with it the first full day of entertainment in Bellingen, at the fourth annual Bello Winter Music Festival. The day was also completely sold out, seeing artists li...
Single of the Day: Slothrust - "Double Down" (2018)

Larry Heath, July 16, 2018

I've been really getting into Boston trio Slothrust lately; their music brings up easy comparisons to acts like The Breeders, The Kills and Sleigh Bells - that sort of fun garage ...
Photo Gallery: Day One of Bello Winter Music 2018 feat. Z-Star, Jack Carty, Maddy Jane, China Beach and more (13.07.18)

Bruce Baker, July 15, 2018

Friday night in Bellingen, NSW, saw Z-Star Trinity, Perch Creek, Maddy Jane, Jack Carty, China Beach, Hannah Cameron and more hit the stage for the opening day of Bello Winter Musi...
Interview: Argus and The Liar's Joseph Duigan checks in ahead of Scouted in Adelaide

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 13, 2018

With only a few weeks to go, the Adelaide music community is gearing up for a night of live music unlike any other, with the Scouted music showcase series taking ove...
Festival Photos: Bello Winter Music Festival - Gala Night (12.07.18)

Bruce Baker, July 13, 2018

The Bello Winter Music Festival is off and running for another year, with the annual Gala Night ensuring that proceedings went off without a hitch. Featuring performances from the...
Exclusive Album Premiere: Porpoise Spit - GOD YEAH! (2018 EP)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 13, 2018

Melbourne's Porpoise Spit have finally arrived at the point many of their fans have been waiting for - EP release day! The band's debut effort comes in the form of the enthusiasti...

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Harlem comes to Melbourne for special MEL&NYC edition of 'Nocturnal'

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 12, 2018

The Melbourne Museum's Nocturnal program is a favourite of many punters in the city; an opportunity to see some of the best mixing it up amongst the exhibitions. As part of the M...
Busby Marou & Tom West heading for BreakOut West in Canada this October

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 11, 2018

As part of their international partnerships with Focus Wales, Australian Music Week and the East Coast Music Association, BreakOut West are able to welcome a contingent of artists...
Baker Boy, Kardajala Kirridarra, Jessica Mauboy amongst National Indigenous Music Award nominees

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 9, 2018

The finalists for this year's National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed today, as well as the artists who are set to perform at the ceremony in Darwin on August 11th. B...
Montreal's Osheaga Festival lines up Tash Sultana, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths, Alex Lahey and more Aussies for 2018

Larry Heath, July 6, 2018

Montreal's Osheaga Festival, which takes place on the first weekend of August at Parc Jean-Drapeau, has lined up a mammoth lineup for its 2018 event. Among the big names to grace t...
POW! Negro debut new single "I Am the Judge" along with new name, SUPEREGO

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 6, 2018

WA group POW! Negro went off grid after whipping up a great deal of acclaim and hype surrounding their hectic live shows and impactful music, causing a bit of confusion and more i...
The South Australian Music Awards return this November; entries now open

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 6, 2018

Entries are now open for the 2018 South Australian Music Awards, set to be held in Adelaide this November. Following a successful ramp up of an event last year at the Thebarton Th...

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Live Review: Pale Waves' glistening goth pop dazzles The Lair in Sydney

Michael Lean, July 13, 2018

Clad in black with dark lipstick, a curly bob of black hair on lead sing Heather Baron-Gracie. Ian Curtis baggy trousers and plain black shirt on guitarist Hugo Silvani, jet black ...
Album Review: Typhoon's latest Offerings is a gamble that doesn't come up short

Larry Heath, July 2, 2018

Some four and a bit years ago, I was wandering Austin City Limits on my way to see someone or other. I brushed past a stage where no less than eleven people were producing some of ...
Album Review: Florence + The Machine - High As Hope (2018 LP)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 29, 2018

There's something about Florence + The Machine's new album, High As Hope, that can leave a listener full of confidence, ready to burst. This feeling isn't exactly new, when looki...
Live Review: The Presets harness massive energy at hometown show at the Enmore Theatre

Dylan Marshall, June 25, 2018

Irrespective of their time away from the musical spotlight, The Presets will always have a place in the hearts of the Australian dance music community. And despite the best efforts...
Live Review: City Calm Down display prowess as one of the country's best live bands at Sydney's Metro Theatre

Dylan Marshall, June 25, 2018

I’m going to let you in on a little secret here: I was quite late jumping on the City Calm Down train. I’ll happily admit that. My first real exposure to the band was at Splend...
A look into the Barunga Festival and why everyone should travel north at least once for the experience

Haneen Martin, June 22, 2018

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, approximately 4000 people from across the country gathered to take part in a camping festival, Barunga, held within the Barunga community,...

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Interview: Strict Face talks playing Scouted in Adelaide this month

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 6, 2018

Adelaide's Strict Face will be one of the talented artists set to showcase as part of this year's Scouted event that will be taking over the city on July 27th. Quick to be welcom...
Music Video of the Day: Moaning Lisa "Good" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 5, 2018

Gearing up for some hotly anticipated August shows, Moaning Lisa have given fans a brand new music video to stoke them fires, in "Good". Fuzzed out and executed brilliantly, the a...
Interview: Bree Tranter checks in ahead of SCOUTED in Adelaide

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 5, 2018

Ahead of Indie-Con and Adelaide's SCOUTED event, we're catching up with some of the Adelaide locals who will be hitting the stage! This little series focuses on those set to perfo...
Fat Wreck Chords VIPs and Paul Kelly among newly announced BIGSOUND speakers

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 5, 2018

BIGSOUND keeps on churning out the good stuff, now announcing their second speaker announcement for the 2018 conference. Leading the names on this run, iconic US punk label Fat Wr...
Music Video of the Day: Hideous Sun Demon "Antithesis" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 4, 2018

Hideous Sun Demon are back, baby. Gearing up for the release of their third album FAME, EROTIC, DREAM later this month, the WA group have released a biting new single in "Antit...
Interview: BIRDZ hints at massive new music roll out from the Bad Apples crew

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 4, 2018

Tomorrow night, Levi's and Bad Apples will be hosting a highlight showcase at the Laundry Bar as part of this week's CHANGES music industry summit, currently underway in Melbou...

All episodes of the Australian Music Vault's Sound As Ever podcast available online now!

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 4, 2018

The Australian Music Vault has been a popular mainstay at Arts Centre Melbourne since its debut, providing visitors with an excellent insight into the way Australian music and the ...
Single of the Day: Aurelia "America" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 3, 2018

Aurelia engages with the dreamiest of sounds on her new single "America" and proves her worth as a rightfully in-demand songwriter and musician. The Grammy nominated artist establi...
8 Gigs You Can't Miss at the 2018 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 3, 2018

Taking place for its 13th year this month, Melbourne's Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is bringing some excellent live music to venues throughout the City of Yarra. Supporting an ...
The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2018 (So Far...)!

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 3, 2018

As we enter July, a stacked second half of 2018 awaits us when it comes to new music and if the first half was anything to go by, music fans are in for a good one. We've been porin...
Brisbane Festival announces mammoth line-up feat. Ball Park Music, Violent Soho, Sarah Blasko, Meg Mac and more

Chris Singh, July 3, 2018

Music lovers in and around Brisbane are about to be spoiled for choice with this year's Brisbane Festival, which stretches from 8th to 29th September, book-ended by an opening nig...
Single of the Day: Reija Lee "Love Nobody" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 2, 2018

"Did you finally find love, and it didn't wait for you?" - this is the line that hits the hardest for me, when listening to Reija Lee's new single, "Love Nobody".  It cuts throu...

Spotify redefines their free user experience with the launch of 'Active Media' for Australian users

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 2, 2018

This is a bit of an interesting one. From today, Spotify have announced the premiere of their 'Active Media' experience (for audio and video), on offer to all users of the free ad-...
7 acts from around the world we discovered in Wales earlier this year

Larry Heath, July 2, 2018

Now in its 7th year, the discovery festival/conference Focus Wales sits as one of the most exciting emerging events on the annual calendar, having grown from a tiny showcase in the...
"My Pelopolees" is a great example of Tasman Keith's potential as a hip hop great in the making

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 29, 2018

Fresh out this week has come Tasman Keith - one of our favourite emerging hip hop artists - with a brand new single in "My Pelopolees"; as a bit of a last minute Friday recommenda...
Hit Thredbo's slopes with Red Bull Music and Client Liaison next month

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 29, 2018

The Thredbo Alpine Hotel is going to be more than just a getaway for Aussie ski bunnies this July, set to host Red Bull Music, Client Liaison and a swag of party starters by the p...
Single of the Day: J.F.K "Feel It Again" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 28, 2018

In a similar vein to bands like The Delta Riggs and The Hives, J.F.K have stormed through to our attention with their latest single, "Feel It Again". For the Perth group, the s...
Full list of live music showcases announced for Melbourne's CHANGES conference

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 28, 2018

It's not long now before Melbourne's CHANGES conference takes place in Fitzroy and Collingwood; two days of talks and networking, coupled with two nights of live music showcases t...