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Music Video of the Day: MGMT "When You Die" (2017)

Jessica McSweeney, December 18, 2017

When MGMT released their hit debut Oracular Spectacular  in 2007, massive pop hits "Electric Feel" and "Kids" showed a little of the duo's dark side, but remained largely upbeat ...
Photo Gallery: Tash Sultana + The Pierce Brothers + Willow Beats - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (14.12.17)

Rebecca Houlden, December 18, 2017

Tash Sultana demonstrated the high calibre shows that have been bringing in the acclaim so consistently through 2017, with a massive sold out show in Melbourne recently at Margaret...
Live Review: Muse return to Australia with a scaled back production, but same high octane live show in Sydney

Jennifer Quinlin, December 18, 2017

After four very long years, Muse made an extremely welcome return to Australian shores at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on Saturday night for their first of only two shows in the cou...
9 Gigs You Can't Miss This January!

Jessica McSweeney, December 18, 2017

January means a new year, when we try to uphold resolutions and prepare for the year ahead. We've picked 0 unmissable gigs that will get you partying well into the new year. The x...
Single of the Day: BØRNS "I Don't Want U Back" (2017)

Jessica McSweeney, December 18, 2017

When Michigan born singer songwriter BØRNS released his first album, Dopamine, it was obvious that he was one to watch. The debut was met with critical acclaim, reaching interna...
Photo Gallery: Muse + Nothing But Thieves - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (16.12.17)

Gwendolyn Lee, December 18, 2017

Returning to Australia with Drones, Muse hit Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena with Nothing But Thieves on Saturday night. Certainly no strangers to Australia, the band's Sydney show i...

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Future Classic brings Mount Kimbie, Kučka & Christopher Port to Twilight at Taronga

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 15, 2017

Tastemakers Future Classic have been welcomed into the embraces of Sydney's Twilight At Taronga series for 2018, with the music company set to host a night of music all their ow...
Winners of the 2017 AU Awards announced; Meg Mac, Gang of Youths, Bec Sandridge & West Thebarton come out on top

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 15, 2017

Earlier in the week, we announced our annual list of acknowledgements of live music and the artists who have really made 2017 their own, via the annual AU Awards. Whether it was ...
Abbe May unveils long-awaited headline shows for February and March

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 15, 2017

Finally! The queen of rock out of the west coast, Abbe May, will be visiting  a venue near you in the New Year, with her long-awaited new album Fruit in tow. Released on Februar...
Jens Lekman and Electric Fields step up to the Melbourne Zoo Twilights plate

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 14, 2017

The Melbourne Zoo Twilights series has boosted its roster for 2018, adding Jens Lekman and Electric Fields to their line up as summer continues to roll out. Lekman will be suppo...
The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought s...
Beck adds Melbourne & Canberra to his Australian itinerary for 2018

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 11, 2017

Beck will be back in Australia next year for the inaugural Sydney City Limits festival but for lucky fans on the east coast and in the nation's capital. Shows in Melbourne and Can...

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Live Review: Noname ends Australian tour in Melbourne, leaving an impressive mark on a sold out crowd

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 13, 2017

Armed with her acclaimed debut album Telefone, Chicago rapper and recent Australian live music scene debutant Noname attacked her final show in the country (her second sold out s...
Festival Review: The Pleasure Garden lives up to its name in St. Kilda

Giselle Bueti, December 12, 2017

The Pleasure Garden is what I imagine tea with the Mad Hatter would be like. Sitting on a couch in the middle of a garden, sipping on gin, greeting people dressed as exotic birds w...
Live Review: British India play to their strengths at huge Sydney show at The Metro Theatre

Justine McNamara, December 12, 2017

British India returned to The Metro with songs from their latest album Forgetting the Future and two support acts, Deadlove and Planet, in tow. First support act Deadlove were l...
Live Review: Paul McCartney leaves a packed AAMI Park Stadium grinning from ear to ear

Larry Heath, December 8, 2017

Wednesday marked the second and final performance of the legendary Sir Paul McCartney in Sydney, as he continues his One by One Tour around the country. By now, you've likely heard...
Album Review: Frank Turner - Songbook (2017 LP)

Jennifer Quinlin, December 5, 2017

Arguably the world's hardest-touring musician, Frank Turner has somehow managed to find enough spare time to collate and release a new album to see out 2017. Songbook is a double ...
Review: Feist ends her Pleasure world tour with unforgettable debut Sydney Opera House performance

Larry Heath, December 4, 2017

Much loved Canadian artist Feist has been in the country this past week, touring her latest LP Pleasure, the six-years-in-waiting follow up to 2011's acclaimed Metals. Her brief ja...

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Music Video of the Day: Tune-Yards "ABC 123" (2017)

Jessica McSweeney, December 11, 2017

Art pop powerhouse Tune-Yards are back with new song "ABC 123". The accompanying music video, directed by Dear Mr Quistgaard, is a surreal scene featuring the duo in a work shed, ...
Single of the Day: Manu Crook$ "Buddy Buddy" (2017)

Jessica McSweeney, December 11, 2017

There's a revolution happening in Aussie hip-hop, and Manu Crook$ is leading the charge. It's been said before and I'll say it again here, at first listen a Manu Crook$ track sound...
Best New Music Mondays ft. Vallis Alps, DZ Deathrays, The National & more (December 11th)

Emily Feszczuk, December 11, 2017

The final weeks of 2017 are upon us and as summer playlists continue to come together, we've got another slew of new songs for you to listen to. From DZ Deathrays' "Total Meltdown...
Interview: Miss Blanks on defying the term 'buzz artist' in making a career for the long haul

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 8, 2017

At BIGSOUND this year, Miss Blanks emerged as one of the most talked about showcase artists of the festival. In the months since, the Brisbane-based performer has locked down nume...
Music Video of the Day: Kyle Craft "The Rager" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 8, 2017

Kyle Craft has caught our attention this week, as the buzz surrounding his sophomore album Full Circle Nightmare continues to generate ahead of its February release. Particularly,...
The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl returns in February, hosting the Philly Jays, Gooch Palms & more

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 8, 2017

Returning to take over Brisbane's Fortitude Valley for another year, the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl is lining up for another expansive party on February 17th. Next year, the Phil...

Amy Shark, Gang of Youths amongst major winners at the National Live Music Awards

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 8, 2017

Eight events took place simultaneously around the country last night, celebrating the contributions to live music by some of our best established and emerging acts, with the Natio...
Single of the Day: French Horn Rebellion ft. Natalie Duffy "Rooftops" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 7, 2017

The Perlick-Molinari brothers have returned with another fine French Horn Rebellion single, this time in "Rooftops". Featuring Natalie Duffy on vocals, this piece of bounding da...
Perfume Genius, Art vs Science take to The Adelaide Festival's Palais series in 2018

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 7, 2017

After enjoying huge successes this year, The Palais will be returning to the Adelaide Festival in 2018 with some acclaimed international and Australian musicians on hand to ensure...
"Woman's World 2.0" brings Miss Blanks & Jesswar in to add more fire to Okenyo's original

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 7, 2017

OKENYO. Oh, OKENYO. For a woman who has been continuously making excellent moves in music for years now, it's been wonderful seeing the Sydney performer's star rise more publicl...
Photo Gallery: alt-J + Warpaint - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (05.12.17)

Lauren Connelly, December 7, 2017

A night of phenomenal music and atmospheric energy filled the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Tuesday night, with alt-J bringing their acclaimed show through, with Warpaint on ...
Music Video of the Day: The Deep Blue "Sleep In" (2017)

Jessica McSweeney, December 6, 2017

Indie pop band The Deep Blue are no strangers to the Central Coast and Newcastle music scene, but to those not in the know, these guys are an act to watch. Think The 1975 - but if ...

Live Review: J Cole and his Dreamville crew put on Australia's hip hop tour of the year

Chris Singh, December 6, 2017

Ari Lennox, EarthGang, J.I.D and Bas. North Carolina emcee J. Cole, now one of the most commanding names in hip hop, is certainly chiseling his Interscope imprint Dreamville Record...
Kehlani plots return to Australia, joining the Origin NYE line up in Perth

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 6, 2017

After making an impressive splash in Australia earlier this year, Kehlani is going to be back on our shores, this time heading west for the Origin NYE festival in Perth. The Ameri...
Single of the Day: Alae "Too Strung Up" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 6, 2017

We first came across New Zealand trio Alae at BIGSOUND this year, caught by their captivating stage presence, and an irresistible batch of music that was on show. The Auckland bas...
BOAT SHOW, Timberwolf, Ziggy Ramo to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Hills Are Alive

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 6, 2017

South Gippsland drawcard event, The Hills Are Alive, celebrates 10 years in 2017 and the organisers have grouped together a great line up of artists to mark the occasion and bring...
Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

Sosefina Fuamoli, December 6, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of t...
Music Video of the Day: The National "Dark Side of the Gym" (2017)

Jessica McSweeney, December 5, 2017

The National have had a huge year. Their critically acclaimed new album Sleep Well Beast has just received two Grammy nominations (for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recor...