Interview: David Le'aupepe & Joji Malani on Gang of Youths' continued strides forward into the light
Exclusive Album Premiere: Merc Mason - Lucid (2017 EP)
Ziggy Ramo to Teischa: 10 artists set to breakthrough BIGSOUND 2017
The Preatures, Holy Holy & more announced for Festival of the Sun 2017
Exclusive Single Premiere: BOAT SHOW "The Big Smoke" (2017)

 

Win a double pass to see Sarah McLeod in Sydney or Melbourne!

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 21, 2017

Sarah McLeod has been celebrating the release of her new album Rocky's Diner recently and is now at that long-awaited moment where she's able to bring the music to life with fans ...
Single of the Day: Alvvays "Plimsoll Punks" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 21, 2017

Toronto's Alvvays are gearing up to release their second album, Antisocialites, one that hasn't been without a considerable amount of hype. We've already heard (and dug) "In Unde...
UNSOUND Adelaide returns as its own independent music festival in November

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 21, 2017

The Unsound Festival was one of the main drawcards of the Adelaide Festival program between 2013 and 2016 for many experimental music fans; the themed concert series drew music lo...
Paul Kelly's Australian tour comes off the back of Life Is Fine's chart debut at #1

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 21, 2017

It's slightly hard to believe but over the weekend, Paul Kelly achieved a career first in gaining his first #1 charting album. The latest from one of Australia's most iconic songw...
New Music to Listen to This Week (21st August 2017)

Lucy Regter, August 21, 2017

Welcome to another round up of the best new finds in music of the past week. This time round you'll find charming new stuff from Sydney's Body Type, a noisy new single by Siamese p...
Music Video of the Day: Stu Larsen "Chicago Song" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 21, 2017

Stu Larsen has been living that global troubadour life for years now, becoming a well-known and acclaimed performer through Europe and the US, while remaining a favourite amongst l...

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The Shins set to return to Australia for December's Fairgrounds Festival

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 17, 2017

Steel your indie loving hearts, because this year's Fairgrounds Festival is about to take 'em on a ride this December as the country NSW festival welcomes The Shins back to Austr...
The Red Bull Music Academy takes to Sydney Harbour for its second Weekender

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 17, 2017

The Red Bull Music Academy have unveiled more details for their second Weekender in Sydney, kicking off on August 31st this year, continuing through until September 3rd! As a hi...
Finally! Joyride announces east coast tour for "Kings and Queens"

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 17, 2017

We have been waiting for this one for what seems like a damn age but all is forgiven, the Don is getting out on the road. One of Sydney's favourite sons, Joyride, is coming out f...
The Presets and ScHoolboy Q set to bring Beyond the Valley into the New Year

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 16, 2017

As far as New Year's festivals go, Beyond the Valley is bringing out the big guns and making itself a proper contender for one of the best going, unveiling their line up for 2017 ...
SILY Sessions return to Since I Left You this weekend

Amy Bryant, August 16, 2017

Since I Left You, Sydney's vibrant city laneway bar, is bringing back SILY Sessions, a series of intimate boutique music events with cocktails and food. Nestled down a lanewa...
The Preatures, Holy Holy & more announced for Festival of the Sun 2017

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 15, 2017

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie this December, looking to sell out quickly too, if previous years' ticket sales are anything to go by! Long regarded as one of the ea...

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Interview: David Le'aupepe & Joji Malani on Gang of Youths' continued strides forward into the light

Tanya Ali, August 18, 2017

It seems just yesterday that we were celebrating Gang of Youths as a recently discovered band destined for success – yet here we are at the release of their sophomore record, Go...
Matt Caughtran talks about The Bronx's V, and dealing with depression in the rock industry

Vivienne Lumley, August 11, 2017

Los Angeles rock quintet, The Bronx, return after eight years with their fifth album titled V . Talking with lead singer Matt Caughtran, he filled me in on the works of the album....
Interview: Damien Leith returns with his cabaret The Parting Glass – An Irish Journey

Mallory Arbour, August 9, 2017

There seems to be a running joke between Irish-born, singer-songwriter, Damien Leith and I, because whenever we chat, it’s due to one of his shows being brought back by popular d...
Interview: Gabriel Akon on his journey to DyspOra & growing a hip hop empire in Adelaide with Playback808

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 4, 2017

Being able to speak with Gabriel Akon, I knew instantly I was speaking with an artist on the precipice of actual greatness. The Adelaide-based rapper has been making waves through...
Interview: Lance Ferguson on Raw Material and putting a spotlight on sampling

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 3, 2017

One of our favourite musical mavericks, Lance Ferguson, is gearing up to drop his new solo work in Raw Material tomorrow - a marked departure from what we heard from Ferguson las...

reviews

Album Review: Gang Of Youths - Go Farther In Lightness (2017 LP)

Dylan Marshall, August 18, 2017

Straight off the bat, Go Farther In Lightness is a victory album. It’s a victory of love and loss; a triumph for hope and life. It’s an album with many peaks and just as many m...
Live Review: Elko Fields take charge at a memorable hometown Brisbane show at Lefty's

Tim Byrnes, August 18, 2017

Brisbane duo Elko Fields are hyped to do big things, but the massive hometown crowd at Lefty’s showed big things are deservedly happening for them right now. Opening with a ba...
Album Review: Mura Masa - Mura Masa (2017 LP)

Felix Pocius, August 15, 2017

The self-titled debut album from British pop DJ Alex Crossan AKA Mura Masa, while producing some quality bangers and funky house tracks, fails to come across as a much of a Mura M...
Album Review: Saskwatch - Manual Override (2017 LP)

Dylan Marshall, August 11, 2017

Change, for the lack of a better word, is good. And while they may have moved even further away from the soul and horns that made me fall in love with them in the first place, Sask...
Live Review: Death Grips rattle Brisbane's Max Watts to its core

Meredith McLean, August 8, 2017

If you were going to get frisked at a gig in Brisbane we guess it would have to be at Death Grips, right? Friday night found Max Watts occupied by a weird hybrid of metalheads m...
Live Review: Gold Class, RVG and Millú shake down the Melbourne Museum on Friday night

Margy Noble, August 8, 2017

Do you remember when you were still a little primary school cherub, and for whatever reason you got to go to school after hours – maybe a parent teacher interview night, a sleep-...

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Birdhouse "The Garden" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 15, 2017

Now, here's a bit of a new one for you. Melbourne's Birdhouse have been generating considerable hype over the last few months, particularly with the release of their sophomore EP...
Frank Ocean, Vince Staples and Finnish locals give Flow Festival a huge final day for 2017

Chris Singh, August 15, 2017

While all eyes and ears were on Frank Ocean for the sunlit final day of Flow Festival 2017, there was plenty of quality live performances, from artists both renowned and obscure, t...
Music Video of the Day: Hamjam "Sippin Rosé All Alone" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 15, 2017

Perth duo Hamjam celebrated the release of their album a/s/l? on Friday and what better way to mark it than with a brand new music video too? The fact that both Hamish Rahn ...
Single of the Day: Kuren "Mastercraft" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 14, 2017

Young producer and triple j Unearthed wünderkind Kuren has been impressing audiences in regional areas recently, supporting Illy as he takes Two Degrees round the traps but now,...
Sydney's Rolling Stone Live Lodge continues to flesh out with expanded September & October program

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 14, 2017

The Rolling Stone Live Lodge returns to Sydney, taking up a new home at The Lansdowne Hotel this September and October; hosting a run of live shows, in conversation sessions and m...
Music Video of the Day: Hansaa ft. Oliver Tank "Need to Know" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 14, 2017

Vinay Matta has been producing and working on some cool electronic music out in LA as Hansaa for a few years now, but he's still relatively unknown to a widespread Australian audi...

Start planning your days and nights at BIGSOUND; 2017 app launches today

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 14, 2017

BIGSOUND is coming up in just weeks now and as Brisbane's Fortitude Valley continues to prepare itself for the biggest music conference and festival this side of the globe, the cr...
Frank Ocean completes current run of festival appearances with huge show at Helsinki's Flow Festival

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 14, 2017

Helsinki's Flow Festival has been drawing huge numbers to the Finnish site, with the likes of Aphex Twin, Lana Del Rey, London Grammar and more all taking to the stage over the...
Flume, Death Grips and the xx help Flow Festival bounce back after severe storm

Chris Singh, August 13, 2017

Saturday was a big one for Helsinki's Flow Festival, not only featuring an exceptionally strong line-up of both locals and internationals, but also putting the infrastructure to th...
A.B. Original & Troy Cassar-Daley win big at the 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 12, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards wrapped up in Darwin tonight with a record breaking attendance crowding in at the Darwin Amphitheatre to celebrate the wide range of talents a...
Lana Del Rey and Aphex Twin help kick off Helsinki's Flow Festival weekend

Chris Singh, August 12, 2017

Crafted in the shadows of a disused power planet about a 30 minute walk from the heart of Helsinki, Finland's award-winning Flow Festival sprung to life on Friday for its 14th year...
Ariel Pink's Australian return set to include Melbourne Music Week date at Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 11, 2017

Ariel Pink is set to return to Australia in November for a long awaited run of shows, including one as part of Melbourne Music Week's 2017 program - one we are super excited for. T...

Music Video of the Day: Kim Churchill "Second Hand Car" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 11, 2017

Kim Churchill's national tour is edging closer and today, he slayed his Like a Version performance, tackling Queens of the Stone Age for triple j. Ahead of the weekend, we're shar...
Exclusive Single Premiere: BOAT SHOW "The Big Smoke" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 11, 2017

WA group BOAT SHOW will be bringing some of that raucous West Coast heat through to our 9th Birthday party in Sydney come August 30th, but if you aren't quite schooled up on the b...
Music Video of the Day: Kelela "LMK" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 10, 2017

First, there was Syd's Fin. Then came SZA's Ctrl. Most recently, we've heard from Kelela and her new tune, "LMK", a sexy call out for those nights in the club where hook ups ar...
How one iconic Sydney pub in operation since 1877 has survived the Lock Outs and Light Rail construction

Larry Heath, August 10, 2017

It’s been hard to avoid all the negative talk about Sydney’s night economy since the lock out laws came into effect in 2014, keeping people out of venues and restricting alcoh...
Duke Dumont to headline brand new Adelaide festival, OH YES

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 10, 2017

It's about time Adelaide pulled up its bootstraps and started making use of the venues and the talented folk wanting to put their music scene back on the map. Oh wait, they are? Y...
Single of the Day: The Sand Dollars ft. Clare McLeod, True Live "Love Dust" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, August 10, 2017

We've been digging The Sand Dollars for a minute now and in their latest single, "Love Dust", we've seen yet another facet of the group's musicality. We've been used to the band ...