Tour Diary: Sam Buckingham brings home highlights from a huge Americanafest in Nashville
Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Slowly Slowly strip down & reimagine new single "Aliens"
Interview: Kiana Valenciano's new partnership with Tarsier Records is set to bring Filipino music further into the mainstream
Making Money Moves: The Rise of Cardi B and "Bodak Yellow"
Exclusive Single Premiere: Berlin Bar Hounds "Heights" (2017)

 

Single of the Day: Spinifex Gum ft. Briggs "Locked Up" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 26, 2017

Spinifex Gum is a name to be taking note of this week - the collective comprising of The Cat Empire's Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill, Gondwana Choirs' Marliya and a Cairns-base...
Björk launches debut episode of Red Bull Music Academy's Couch Wisdom podcast series

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 26, 2017

Continuing to bolster their roster of ever-switched on events and workshops, the Red Bull Music Academy has launched a brand new podcast series entitled Couch Wisdom. Premiering a...
Farm Aid's continued success as a premier music festival & charity initiative - here's what we learned

Lachlan Mitchell, September 26, 2017

Since 1985 Farm Aid has recognised the work of family farmers in the hopes of revitalising the local economies that depend on the industry. Now in its 32nd edition, Willie Nelson, ...
Here's where you can find the likes of Liam Gallagher, Run the Jewels and more in the New Year

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 26, 2017

This week, some huge Falls Festival sideshows have been announced, with the likes of Liam Gallagher, Run The Jewels, Jungle and Everything Everything lining up east coast sh...
Music Video of the Day: Nina Nesbitt "The Best You Had" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 26, 2017

London songwriter Nina Nesbitt has brought her new single "The Best You Had" to life on screen with a music video that matches the dramatic core of the music itself. A candid offe...
Rockin' the Zoo: Ben Folds named as the first artist for 2018 Melbourne Zoo Twilights series

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 26, 2017

He's a favourite out this way and as a way for the Melbourne Zoo Twilights series to kick off the campaign for their 2018 season, what better way than to announce Ben Folds as th...

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National Jazz Awards finalists announced; $12,000 to be awarded to winner in November

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 26, 2017

Not too long ago, we delved into the long-established Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues and the accompanying National Jazz Awards. Now in its 28th year, the event is set t...
Kick on with the likes of Confidence Man and Simon Caldwell at the Yours & Owls after parties

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 22, 2017

The Yours & Owls Festival is just around the corner, with Wollongong set to host a whole slew of fiery Australian and international bands over an unforgettable weekend. Don't ...
The Age Music Victoria Awards announce their 2017 After Party for November

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 21, 2017

Melbourne music fans, take heed. Returning for its 12th year this November, the Age Music Victoria Awards are hitting 170 Russell for their lauded after party, sure to impress. I ...
Melody Pool, Karl S. Williams & more round out huge Australian Music Week line up

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 21, 2017

Australian Music Week will be returning to Cronulla this November for three nights of epic live music throughout the town's venues - with conferencing and various industry session...
Russell Morris and Didirri ring in final artist announce for the Queenscliff Music Festival

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 15, 2017

The final Queenscliff Music Festival line up has been revealed, capping off what has been a solid list of artists announced so far. Featured on this line up announcement are a bun...
GROUPLOVE to headline Tassie's Party in the Paddock in February

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 14, 2017

For its sixth year,  Tasmania's Party in the Paddock is set to launch a big weekender in February, with the announcement of GROUPLOVE as their headliner. It's been a while si...

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Interview: Fanny Lumsden talks writing on the road and exploring Australia through music

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 25, 2017

She's more than a troubadour. In the last two years, Fanny Lumsden has been travelling the country and abroad learning more and being inspired by her surroundings and the experie...
Interview: Kiana Valenciano's new partnership with Tarsier Records is set to bring Filipino music further into the mainstream

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 22, 2017

Filipino songwriter and pop artist Kiana Valenciano presents herself confidently on record. She's been performing and releasing music for some time now and has been successfully ...
Interview: Maribelle reflects on her debut BIGSOUND & where she's heading next

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 22, 2017

Dressed in vibrant yellow, Maribelle enters the room with effortless cool. The young artist has been enjoying recent acclaim off the back of her debut EP Overtake, a record that ...
Interview: Lonelyspeck continues to find their voice in emerging as one of Australia's finest young producers

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 20, 2017

The swell of support surrounding Adelaide producer and vocalist Lonelyspeck this year has simply been testament to the amount of potential one Sione Teumohenga has continued to d...
Interview: Pop artist Theia is on the precipice of huge success beyond her native New Zealand

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 20, 2017

On a sweaty final day of Music Matters Live in Singapore, I take refuge from the tropical heat at Apple Music hub, CHIJMES. Inside the El Mero Mero restaurant, breakthrough popsta...

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Live Review: The final round of the Poison City Weekender sees Horror My Friend, Jess Locke & Deafcult impress

Margy Noble, September 22, 2017

By the time Sunday afternoon rolled around, it’s suffice to say that everyone was a little worse for wear. Despite some questionable decisions over the past few days, the crowd w...
Live Review: Megan Washington simply mesmerises with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Dylan Marshall, September 22, 2017

There’s something surprisingly relaxing yet equally daunting as watching an orchestra accompany a contemporary artist. As I sat looking down at the side of the Sydney Opera House...
Live Review: Screamfeeder, Siamese & Clowns strike out as highlights of the Poison City Weekender's second night

Margy Noble, September 20, 2017

Following an immense evening at The Corner, Weekender Fest round two eased itself in, solo sets from Hanny J and Bec Stevens serenading the hangover away at The Old Bar. Loobs and ...
Album Review: Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold (2017 LP)

Jennifer Quinlin, September 20, 2017

It can't be easy when you've been around as long as the Foo Fighters, both collectively and as the myriad of musical permutations of the individuals within the band, to come up wit...
Album Review: Princess Nokia - 1992 Deluxe (2017 LP)

Felix Pocius, September 19, 2017

Far from the days of Lauryn Hill, women are more represented in rap than ever. In some ways that’s a good thing, but unfortunately there’s a lot of undeserved stigma surroundin...
Live Review: Camp Cope headlines a huge line up at the Corner for Night One of 2017's Poison City Weekender

Margy Noble, September 18, 2017

Poison City Weekender surfaces each year in the wake of BIGSOUND - Melbourne nonchalantly shrugging its shoulders and reminding Australia of why it’s the music capital. The first...

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Berlin Bar Hounds "Heights" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 21, 2017

Central Coast musician Jacob Borg dives deep into some emotional musical territory the likes of The National have well traversed with his new Berlin Bar Hounds single, "Heights"....
Music Video of the Day: Carmouflage Rose "Late Nights" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 20, 2017

A BIGSOUND heavy hitter this year, Carmouflage Rose is continuing to stride forward in announcing a new tour off the back of his popular hit, "Late Nights". The song also has a ...
Fanny Lumsden performs Real Class Act opener "Watershed" as part of the AU Sessions!

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 20, 2017

A long time AU favourite, Fanny Lumsden stopped by AU HQ in Sydney recently with hubby Dan Stanley Freeman for a bit of a chat and a special live performance for the AU Sessions ...
Single of the Day: Liv Cartledge "Heard Your Name" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 20, 2017

2017 has seen the return of talented songwriter Liv Cartledge; "You Got Me High" marked the Telstra Road to Discovery winner's first release of music since 2015 and on current tun...
Music Video of the Day: Ásgeir "I Know You Know" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 19, 2017

Ásgeir takes us back to his homeland for the music video for "I Know You Know". The tune, taken from his acclaimed Afterglow album, shows Ásgeir at his melodic and musical best....
Interview: Casey Barnes on new music & the change in direction of the Gympie Music Muster

Mallory Arbour, September 19, 2017

It feels like only yesterday I was talking to Australian country-pop, singer/songwriter Casey Barnes about his latest release – but here we are again. His latest single, the catc...

Tour Diary: Melbourne's Swim Season take us to Singapore for their debut international shows

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 19, 2017

Their first time overseas performing together, Melbourne indie group Swim Season set their sights on Singapore's Music Matters Live a few weeks ago. Taking their upbeat music out...
Interview: Ziggy Ramo on the therapeutic nature of music & his creative drive moving into 2018

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 18, 2017

This afternoon, Ziggy Ramo announced his signing with Village Sounds, along with the announcement that he is to be joining the likes of The Shins, Cashmere Cat and Alt J at Perth'...
Single of the Day: Grace Mitchell "French Becky" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 18, 2017

A huge sound from Grace Mitchell comes in the form of "French Becky", her latest single. The Portland native has lunged forward from the downtempo Banks-like music she first becam...
Interview: Casey Donovan talks about her new EP after life in the jungle

Mallory Arbour, September 18, 2017

Earlier this year, 2004 Australian Idol winner, Casey Donovan survived the jungle in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! Now she’s released her crowd-funded EP, Off the Gri...
New Music to Listen to This Week (18th September 2017)

Lucy Regter, September 18, 2017

In the week that was, we were spoilt for choice with a bunch of new music releases. With our weekly Spotify playlist, you can wrap your ears around the charming new one from Julia ...
Interview: Jesswar chats Australia's increasingly diverse hip hop scene and forthcoming EP

Chris Singh, September 18, 2017

After a total of five showcase events across this year's BIGSOUND it's safe to say Jesswar more than proved her worth. Ferocious on the mic with a penchant for witty lyricism, the ...

Music Video of the Day: The Ruminaters "I Wanna Fight" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 18, 2017

The Ruminaters returned recently with a rollicking new single in "I Wanna Fight" - embracing the anarchistic nature of rock and roll, the band have approached the accompanying musi...
Interview: Luke Elliot (USA) chats about the making of his debut album, Dressed For The Occasion

John Goodridge, September 18, 2017

Germany’s Rolling Stone has compared Luke Elliot to some of the greatest sonic storytellers of our time and it’s easy to see why when you listen to his debut album Dressed For ...
Single of the Day: Julia Jacklin "Cold Caller" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 15, 2017

"Cold Caller" is the newest cut from Julia Jacklin - a gorgeous offering from the songwriter as she delivers a candid ode to her sister. As a follow on from her single "Eastwick",...
Interview: Alexander Biggs on appreciating the art of a well crafted song

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 15, 2017

Today, Melbourne's Alexander Biggs releases his long awaited debut EP, Still You Sharpen Your Teeth, six tracks of music exemplary of his developed writing technique and evocativ...
Festival Photos: Music Matters Live (Monday & Tuesday) - CHIJMES, Singapore

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 15, 2017

Nights Three and Four of Music Matters Live saw CHIJMES light up with Australian artists taking to the stage as part of Sounds Australia's Aussie BBQ, while artists from India, Ma...
Music Video of the Day: Neighbourhood Youth "Lately" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 15, 2017

Neighbourhood Youth are back with a new music video accompany what's proven to be a solid return to form in their single, "Lately". The Melbourne group have been working on refini...