Five Albums You Must Listen To This Week (#008)
Nominees unveiled for the 2017 NT Song of the Year; ceremony to take place in Darwin this July
Photo Gallery: Hanson - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (21.06.17)
Playlist: Get a taste of what to expect from BIGSOUND 2017's first crop of showcasing artists
Album Review: Grinspoon - Guide to Better Living (20th Anniversary Edition) (2017 LP)

 

Interview: Portugal. The Man's Zach Carothers on Woodstock & self-loathing's role in a creative process

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 23, 2017

Zach Carothers is recovering from a heavy night out in Chicago when he gets put on the phone to me. It was record release day for Portugal. The Man in Australia during our intervi...
Music Video of the Day: Jack River "Fool's Gold" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 23, 2017

Ahead of the Electric Lady events kicking off at the end of the month and at the beginning of July on the east coast, Jack River has dropped a dreamy as hell music video for one...
Interview: Brian King on the burning out and reigniting of Japandroids

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 23, 2017

Japandroids will be back in the country in just a few weeks for their first headline tour of Australia since 2013. For those who remember the tour, you're likely to associate eupho...
Photo Gallery: Luca Brasi - The Gov, Adelaide (22.06.17)

Lauren Connelly, June 23, 2017

Some of Tassie's finest sons, Luca Brasi, returned to Adelaide overnight; hitting The Gov for a weeknight full of chaotic music ready to share. The crowd, packed out and eager to ...
Single of the Day: Carmouflage Rose "Late Nights" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 23, 2017

Brisbane's Bedlam Records are generating a heated fusion of exciting and eclectic new music and in Carmouflage Rose's new single "Late Nights", they're proving once again that th...
Album Review: Portugal. The Man - Woodstock (2017 LP)

Larry Heath, June 23, 2017

We've had a week now to sink our teeth into the eighth album from American group Portugal. The Man, an outfit I've been listening to now for almost a decade. Their evolution from 2...

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Nominees unveiled for the 2017 NT Song of the Year; ceremony to take place in Darwin this July

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 22, 2017

There are many things to love about Darwin in July. The cooler weather of the dry season, the mango juice from the Mindil Markets (not to mention the paw paw concoctions at Parap M...
Seven tracks you never knew Australia-bound Beatle Paul McCartney wrote

Larry Heath, June 21, 2017

In breaking news 24 years in the making, the legendary Beatles and Wings musician, Paul McCartney, is finally coming back to Australia this December, making up for a cancelled 2002...
Australian Music Week reveals its first performing artists, delegates, new partnerships and prize for 2017

Larry Heath, June 20, 2017

The annual music conference and festival held in Cronulla, just outside of Sydney, Australian Music Week, has today announced the first 30 showcasing artists confirmed to play at...
Mushroom's 'Golden Ticket' returns - get in the running to win a year's worth of tickets!

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 16, 2017

Who likes paying huge amounts of money for tickets, am I right? With some of the year's biggest tours under their belt, the Mushroom Group have bended to a desire to act as Santa ...
Applications for band showcases at SXSW opening this month

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 16, 2017

Keen to get yourself to SXSW this year as a showcasing artist? You've got your chance, with applications opening online this June 26th. SXSW enters its 31st year in 2018 and t...
The National Indigenous Music Awards is set to shine at the Darwin Amphitheatre this August

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 16, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards has unveiled its line up for its 2017 ceremony and for another year running, the Darwin event has shown itself to be one of Australian music's...

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A Guide to Better Living: Grinspoon's Joe Hansen on the band's return to celebrate 20 years

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 21, 2017

Grinspoon's upcoming mega tour with their seminal record, Guide to Better Living, kicks off this weekend - a long awaited return that many fans weren't sure would even eventuate. ...
Interview: Adelaide's DONNARUMMA due to make a splash with Billy Billy EP

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 19, 2017

Next week, Adelaide trio DONNARUMMA will release their debut EP Billy Billy after what seems like ages, if you're a local music fan having seen Louis Donnarumma, Anthony Cost...
Interview: Noah Kahan (USA) reflects on songwriting, touring and looks ahead to an exciting 2017

Toks Ogundare, June 19, 2017

On his recent tour in Sydney, we sat down with singer-songwriter Noah Kahan. Making waves on live stages during sold out shows with Milky Chance and Ben Folds, Noah is certainly o...
Interview: Royal Blood frontman Mike Kerr on album number two, How Did We Get So Dark?

Jennifer Quinlin, June 19, 2017

Following on from the meteoric success of their debut album, we had the chance to have a chat with front man and bassist, Mike Kerr, on the eve of the release of their second albu...
The Palace Hotel in Sydney introduces 'Rastaman Fridays' this week - we find out more from organiser Errol Renaud

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 13, 2017

Heading to left of field from their normal run of events and aiming for more heated, tropical vibe, Sydney's Palace Hotel  is launching a live music night dedicated to dancehall, ...

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Album Review: Grinspoon - Guide to Better Living (20th Anniversary Edition) (2017 LP)

Manuel Lainas, June 22, 2017

This month, well known Aussie rockers Grinspoon are releasing a deluxe edition of their first studio album Guide to Better Living. Celebrating the 20 years it's been around by addi...
Album Review: Crooked Colours - Vera (2017 LP)

John Goodridge, June 21, 2017

After eighteen months in the studio, Perth trio Crooked Colours have just released their debut album Vera. This is a well-crafted and enjoyable release for those that love their mu...
Album Review: Rozwell Kid - Precious Art (2017 LP)

Ruby Niemann, June 20, 2017

On their most recent album, Precious Art, Rozwell Kid commit to this very 90s, Get Up Kids-esque, early Weezer kind of fuzzy pop punk. There’s nothing that would sound out of pla...
Album Review: Phoenix - Ti Amo (2017 LP)

Dylan Marshall, June 20, 2017

Phoenix is a seemingly cool band. They just ooze confidence in their music and live sets. Here on their sixth album Ti Amo, the Parisian four-piece seemingly rest on these cool lau...
Live Review: Big Scary + Cub Sport + CC:Disco - Forum Theatre, Melbourne (16.06.17)

Giselle Bueti, June 19, 2017

Playing their biggest headline run to date, Big Scary kicked off their Animal tour at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Friday June 16th. Gracing the stage with a five-piece band a...
Live Review: Sarah Blasko + Cameron Avery - Melbourne Recital Centre (15.06.17)

Giselle Bueti, June 18, 2017

As part of her The Soloist National Tour, Sarah Blasko left her audience head over heels in love after her performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Thursday night. Performin...

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Exclusive Single Premiere: RAHU "Runnin'" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 21, 2017

Meet RAHU. If you're a Brisbane local, you may recognise him from his work with the Bedlam Records family and The Durries but make no mistake, his new music is a big leap in a di...
Music Video of the Day: Tora "Too Much" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 20, 2017

Byron Bay's Tora are back on form with their new material on Take a Rest (released earlier this month) and today, their new music video for "Too Much" once again proves their app...
Single of the Day: Noire "Real Cool" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 20, 2017

Chances are you may not have heard of Noire. Chances definitely are, you're going to be hearing more from the Sydney-based duo if their debut single "Real Cool" is anything to g...
Single of the Day: Caretaker "Swallow" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 19, 2017

Over the weekend, we came across Brooklyn based group, Caretaker. With a new single in "Swallow", the band has firmly cemented themselves on our "Must Watch" list - a great blend o...
Music Video of the Day: HYLA's "Swarm Out" (2017) is a dose of DIY goodness

Laura Kebby, June 19, 2017

Sometimes, you just have to give a bit of a shout out to some DIY goodness. Also, sometimes you have to drag your eyes away from the East Coast, and what a better time to be alive ...
Album Review: Lorde's Melodrama (2017 LP) lives up to the hype

Giselle Bueti, June 18, 2017

When "Liability" came out, it sucker punched me right in the face. You start listening to it and you’re like, 'Oooo this is nice', and then the lyrics sink in and your face turns...

Live Review: The Lansdowne Hotel returns to the Sydney music scene in style with epic supergroup tribute

Dylan Marshall, June 18, 2017

With Sydney’s nightlife and arts community severely depleted in recent years on the back of a government seemingly going out of their way to deny any support to the community, on...
Single of the Day: Queens of the Stone Age "The Way You Used To Do" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 16, 2017

Queens of the Stone Age have well and truly started whipping up the excitement surround their return to Australia for Splendour with the release of their new single, "The Way You ...
Happy Birthday, Purple Sneakers: How the PS name has become part of Sydney culture

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 16, 2017

Purple Sneakers have been, over the last eleven years, elevated to royal status when it comes to keeping Sydney's nightlife pumping...especially now in the face of current adversi...
Music Video of the Day: Julia Jacklin "Eastwick" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 16, 2017

Now enjoying the Spanish sunshine, having recently relocated to Barcelona, Julia Jacklin keeps on delivering some classically winning vibes with her new single, "Eastwick". Th...
Exclusive Single Premiere: The Bombay Royale "Ballygange" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 15, 2017

The Bombay Royale has returned guns a-blazing with their new single premiering today, "Ballygange". As part of their triumphant third studio album Run Kitty Run, "Ballygange" is ...
Single of the Day: Lincoln Le Fevre & The Insiders "Undone" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 15, 2017

Lincoln le Fevre & the Insiders have captured our attention with their new single, "Undone". The new release from the group, which comes ahead of some much anticipated tour...

The Kite String Tangle & Airling among names appearing at Little BIGSOUND 2017

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 15, 2017

The full programming for Little BIGSOUND has been released today and when it comes to representing the emerging local scene in Brisbane and the artists who remain at the forefront...
Music Video of the Day: Drown This City "Bend/Break" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 15, 2017

Drown This City are continuing to generate that hype machine surrounding their July tour with the release of a new music video, this time for "Bend/Break". Created by the talented...
The Killers drop "The Man" and it's time to get excited for the return of the Las Vegas kings

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 15, 2017

The Killers are definitely back on radar. Their new single, "The Man", has been released and it's been described as 'the most infectious pop song of their already accomplished care...
The Stonecutters festival steps things up in 2017, with Bleeding Knees Club, Wil Wagner & more Adelaide bound

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 15, 2017

Returning for its third year, Adelaide's Stonecutters party has upped its own ante in ensuring the punters don't leave the Queen's Theatre without a single bead of sweat having b...
Single of the Day: Eilish Gilligan "The Feeling" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 14, 2017

Eilish Gilligan has released a damn fine tune in the form of "The Feeling", one that has us all churned up with 'em this week. It's a great step forward for the Melbourne songwrit...
Double J celebrating the 90's at The Lansdowne with You Am I, Killing Heidi & more

Sosefina Fuamoli, June 14, 2017

Double J has been celebrating everything 90's through June and what better way to bring it all home than with a kicker live music event at one of Sydney's favourite and beloved hau...