A look into the Barunga Festival and why everyone should travel north at least once for the experience
Playlist: The sounds behind the creation of Hugo Bladel's intoxicating "Feel The Love"
Eilish Gilligan, KAIIT, Sleep Talk & more confirmed on BIGSOUND's first artist reveal
Get "Bound" by FourPlay String Quartet’s latest single and music video
An A-Z Recap of Bonnaroo's 16th Anniversary Year in Manchester, Tennessee

 

Single of the Day: Dro Carey ft. Kwame, Renz, Raj Mahal "Atmosphere" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 22, 2018

Talk about a fiery collaboration. Dro Carey has linked up with one of the country's hottest new talents in hip hop (Kwame), as well as Sydney's Raj Mahal and London MC Renz for ...
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,...
Playlist: The sounds behind the creation of Hugo Bladel's intoxicating "Feel The Love"

Jessica Lee, June 22, 2018

Hugo Bladel's "Feel The Love" single has been hitting all the right spots since its recent release - a funk laden tune that has gotten us yearning for the warmth of summer. Since w...
Album Review: Jack River - Sugar Mountain (2018 LP)

Dylan Marshall, June 22, 2018

There’s always been a strange sense of beauty in melancholia and pain when conveyed in music. Whether it is how relatable or genuinely makes the listener empathise well beyond be...
Photo Gallery: Bad Pony - Waywards, Sydney (21.06.18)

Bruce Baker, June 22, 2018

With their new Deficiency EP currently out and burning a hole in many a fan's record collection with it's hectic rock tones and catchy as hell riffs and melodies, it's no surprise...
Music Video of the Day: The Frights "Me and We and I" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 21, 2018

Having made an impressive debut in the UK at The Great Escape this year, US surf-punks The Frights have continued to show their chops with a catchy new vibe in "Me and We and I"....

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BROCKHAMPTON level up with headline east coast shows in September

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 21, 2018

BROCKHAMPTON have already made a name for themselves as one of 2018's breakthrough artists, turning expectations on their head and coming through with some of the best hip hop and...
The Living End hit Sydney & Melbourne for two intimate gigs as they debut tracks off their next LP

Larry Heath, June 21, 2018

Hot on the heels of finishing up a new record in Berlin, and signing a new global publishing deal with BMG, legendary Trio The Living End hit Sydney’s Lansdowne on Tuesday night ...
Eilish Gilligan, KAIIT, Sleep Talk & more confirmed on BIGSOUND's first artist reveal

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 21, 2018

BIGSOUND continues to gear up this year, with the September festival revealing more of its cards for 2018 - their first artist announcement coming this afternoon. Some familiar fac...
Hiatus Kaiyote, CC:DISCO!, Jaala & more announced for Strawberry Fields

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 20, 2018

The line up announcements for Strawberry Fields have started and man, there's one big party coming up this year. Returning to the banks of the Murray this November 16-18, Strawberr...
Dr. G's Djarimirri album to be performed live at the Queenscliff Music Festival

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 20, 2018

Dr. G's record Djamirri (Child of the Rainbow) was quick to be embraced by fans around the world, making him the country's highest selling Indigenous artist of all time. While he...
Show love to Headspace and UNDR Ctrl at massive Red Rattler event in August

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 19, 2018

It's been four years now since UNDR Ctrl began doing their thing in supporting local music and creatives doing their thing, so it makes sense that the crew would want to mark the ...

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Interview: Damien Leith discusses his app Storytime, bullying and making his film debut

Mallory Arbour, June 19, 2018

He’s an award-winning singer, songwriter and accomplished author and now, Damien Leith can add app designer to his ever-expanding list of impressive achievements. Released late F...
Interview: HINDS talk I Don't Run, tackling festivals and more at Primavera Sound

Larry Heath, June 13, 2018

While out basking in the Spanish sun at Barcelona's Primavera Sound, we caught up with one of our favourite groups, Hinds. Revelling in the release of their latest record I Don'...
Interview: Joff Oddie on the growth of Wolf Alice, supporting Queens of the Stone Age & more

Jessica Lee, May 30, 2018

This September, Wolf Alice are set to return to Australia with Visions of a Life, their acclaimed record that Aussie fans first got a taste of with the band's visit to our shores...
Interview: Jack Bourke on City Calm Down's ambitious run of touring with Echoes in Blue during the Aussie winter

Larry Heath, May 28, 2018

City Calm Down's huge jaunt across Australia is set to kick off next week in Brisbane, with the Melbourne heroes' new record Echoes in Blue ready and primed to be introduced to fa...
Interview: Ontario's Dizzy on touring outside Canada, landing Austin City Limits & more

Larry Heath, May 25, 2018

One of our favourite new bands of the last 12 months is Ontario's Dizzy. First becoming hooked on their single "Swim" and then seeing them live for the first time in Canada last y...

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Live Review: The Presets shake Thebarton Theatre to its foundations with Adelaide's HI VIZ stop

Chris Button, June 20, 2018

Friday night served as the perfect backdrop for The Presets’ travelling house party Adelaide visit to put their tools down for a night of sweaty beats and purposeful party anthem...
Live Review: St. Vincent brings Vivid to a close with a stunning solo show incorporating MASSEDUCTION from start to finish

Larry Heath, June 18, 2018

The inimitable St. Vincent helped bring the annual Vivid Festival to an end in Sydney last night, with a special one-off solo show that felt as much an art installation as it did a...
Review: Primavera Sound in Barcelona cements itself as the world’s finest music festival

Larry Heath, June 8, 2018

Over the weekend, I made my way to Barcelona in Catalonia for the second time; a return to the iconic festival Primavera Sound, a sprawling four day event that showcased the finest...
Review: Rap legends Slick Rick and Raekwon rock the mic in Sydney

Chris Singh, June 6, 2018

Witnessing undisputed rap legends live on stage is somewhat of a rarity in Australia. We've (surprisingly) managed to get KRS-One, watched in awe as Big Daddy Kane rocked the mic, ...
Vivid Live Review: No Mono captivate Sydney with intimate Opera House show

Michael Lean, June 5, 2018

Bathed in blue and green hues, as smoke envelopes the stage the goal of the night is intimacy, intimacy held perhaps at an arm’s length. No Mono the new project by #1 Dads and Bi...
Live Review: Brother Brad celebrate Get Around with massive Lansdowne Hotel show

Dylan Marshall, June 4, 2018

Over the past two years, Sydney act Brother Brad have been simmering away, slowly but surely concocting the tracks that, when pieced together, make up their debut EP, Get Around. C...

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Get "Bound" by FourPlay String Quartet’s latest single and music video

Chris Singh, June 19, 2018

Fresh off tour dates around the country - including a spot at Tasmania's prestigious DARK MOFO festival alongside Sun Ra Arkestra - Australia's rocking electric string quartet Four...
Brooklyn Whelan named Splendour in the Grass' Artist in Residence for 2018

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 19, 2018

Splendour in the Grass has unleashed another new element to their Arts program, announcing some names being involved in this year's festival, as well as their Artist in Residence f...
The VB Hard Yards initiative returns for 2018; tour kicking off this October

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 15, 2018

The VB Hard Yards initiative is back for another year, with a strong ambition for backing local and emerging musicians and giving them the opportunity to get out on the road and c...
Aussie music podcast series Australian Jams celebrating 1st Birthday at Oh Jean Records!

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 15, 2018

Celebrating Australian music in all its shapes and sounds, Melbourne-born podcast Australian Jams is turning one next month! Having already hosted guests including Alexander Bigg...
Single of the Day: The Bamboos ft. Urthboy "Broken" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 14, 2018

Melbourne meets Sydney with this little collaboration between The Bamboos and Urthboy on "Broken". Taken from The Bamboos' forthcoming album - their eighth - Night Time People,...
The Presets eye up Bali for exclusive HI VIZ session at the Ulu Cliffhouse

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 14, 2018

Australian fans are soon to see much more of The Presets and their acclaimed new album HI VIZ, but the Sydney duo are also looking abroad to spread the goodwill and hectic dance v...

'Because of Her, We Can!': Nocturnal brings Thelma Plum, Mojo Juju & Kaiit together at the Melbourne Museum

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 14, 2018

For this year's NAIDOC Week, Nocturnal at the Melbourne Museum has unveiled its line up beneath the theme - 'Because of Her, We Can!' - for July 6th. Performing full sets on th...
Festival Photos: Barunga's 30th Anniversary Year ft. Saltwater Band, Caiti Baker, Shellie Morris and more

Bruce Baker, June 14, 2018

This year's Barunga Festival was a special one, as the regional NT arts, music, sport and dance event celebrated 30 impressive years. On the music front, attendees were spoiled fo...
Single of the Day: Sorry "Twinkle" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 13, 2018

Releasing the companion piece their lauded "Showgirl" release, Sorry present "Twinkle". A great continuation of the indie grunge sounds the group has been finessing over the last...
AIR Awards unveil 'Best Independent Label' nominees

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 13, 2018

With the AIR Awards just around the corner now, the news keeps coming. Today, the latest piece out from the Australian Record Labels Association camp is the nominees for this year...
Music Video of the Day: B Wise "Flex On" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 12, 2018

As many predicted early on, B Wise’s trajectory upward off the back of a successful 2017 of new music and touring would be a rapid one. Having recently finished up a major nation...
Festival Photos: Bonnaroo Highlights Day Three ft. The Killers, Broken Social Scene & more - Manchester, Tennessee

Taylor Mithelman, June 12, 2018

The final day and night of the 16th Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival took place out in Tennessee overnight, with The Killers onboard to ensure that the punters didn't leave The ...

Bonnaroo closes its 16th year with massive sets from the likes of Moon Taxi, Dua Lipa and The Killers

Nathan McVay, June 12, 2018

While the final day of this year’s Bonnaroo festival began with sheets of rain and threats of lighting, the only bolts of electricity that came down on “The Farm” on Sunday...
Key dates for WAMFest 2018 announced; live music series and conference returning in November

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 12, 2018

WAMFest will return in November, showcasing the best of West Australian talent and welcoming music fans and industry folk from around the country to see just what is happening out ...
Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Xavier Dunn "Warming" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 12, 2018

Multi-instrumentalist Xavier Dunn has been in the midst of sharing his debut EP Isic Tutor over the last few weeks; already receiving acclaim from all areas of the online music ...
Festival Photos: Bonnaroo Highlights Day Two ft. Anderson .Paak, Eminem and more - Manchester, Tennessee

Taylor Mithelman, June 11, 2018

Saturday down on the farm at Bonnaroo this year brought stomper headliner Eminem through alongside the likes of Anderson .Paak and Bon Iver, mixing things up a bit for this, th...
Nile Rodgers, Bon Iver, Eminem and more bring a diverse program to Bonnaroo's Saturday line up

Nathan McVay, June 11, 2018

The hot sun and soaring temperatures couldn't prevent Bonnaroo's Saturday lineup from creating one of the most memorable and eclectic days of the past few years. Eminem was the ...
Festival Photos: Bonnaroo Highlights Day One ft. Muse, Sheryl Crow & more - Manchester, Tennessee

Taylor Mithelman, June 10, 2018

Bonnaroo has been celebrating its 16th anniversary out in Tennessee this weekend, with a line up that has been nothing short of epic. From honouring Tom Petty's musical legacy wi...