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Music Video of the Day: The Front Bottoms "Peace Sign" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 17, 2017

The Front Bottoms have released an album packed with brutal emotion at a time where, no doubt, some of us have been craving an escape into the emo, no matter how slight. Going Gre...
Festival Photos: Lost Picnic - The Domain, Sydney (15.10.17)

Bruce Baker, October 17, 2017

Lost Picnic brought a large demographic of music fan out to The Domain in Sydney over the weekend; whether you were a Fat Freddy's Drop diehard or more preferred the fare of Mont...
Live Review: Craig David, Ne-Yo & En Vogue bring the energy as "RnB Fridays Live" returns to Australia

Chris Singh, October 17, 2017

Craig David has a new song about Instagram (it's not good), TLC love Australia so much that they are coming back down under in 2018 (announced via a video package halfway through t...
Interview: Eddie Berman (USA) on the release of his latest album, Before the Bridge

John Goodridge, October 17, 2017

North American roots artist Eddie Berman has just released his latest album Before the Bridge and John Goodridge had a chat to him about the making of the album. It’s been a p...
Photo Gallery: RNB Fridays Live - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (15.10.17)

Kerrie Geier, October 17, 2017

The epic RNB Fridays Live show rolled into Adelaide on Sunday night, bringing with it a slew of amazing RNB acts including Sean Paul, Ne-Yo, Craig David, Kelly Rowland, En Vogue, K...
Single of the Day: Eilish Gilligan "Creature of Habit" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 16, 2017

Eilish Gilligan is very much setting herself up for a prosperous 2018 if her latest work is anything to go by. "Creature of Habit" is another well-fitting piece of music in the Mel...

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Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters & José González bound for the Sydney Opera House

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 16, 2017

The Sydney Opera House is set to host two incredible vocalists next March, with Robert Plant and José González each stopping by for unmissable headline performances alongside ...
Midnight Oil bringing 10-1 to Fremantle for 'the oceans'

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 16, 2017

Their Australian tour is already boasting some of the best shows in recent memory for fans and now, Midnight Oil have added a new date to their extensive list of dates over the n...
The east coast should prepare for another Grouplove onslaught next February

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 16, 2017

Grouplove's connection with Australia extends back far - if you remember that Splendour in the Grass event that first brought the US group out, you'll remember how much potential b...
Tickets for Angus & Julia Stone's new Australian tour go on sale this week

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 16, 2017

Jumping on the momentum their recent run around Australia had spurred on, Angus & Julia Stone are already planning huge shows for 2018. With their new album Snow continuing to...
Watch Vance Joy bring the certified Platinum "Lay It On Me" to Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 13, 2017

"Lay It On Me", could it be Vance Joy's next "Riptide"? According to statistics, possibly. The latest single from the Melbourne songwriter has recently been certified Platinum and...
The Age Music Victoria Awards open public voting as 2017 nominees are unveiled

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 13, 2017

The Age Music Victoria Awards are set to take place at 170 Russell in Melbourne on November 22nd as part of this year's Melbourne Music Week, celebrating 12 years of recognising V...

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Interview: Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade (Canada) on getting the band back together & plans for Australia

Larry Heath, October 9, 2017

I’ve been a big fan of Wolf Parade for years – one of Canada’s most iconic indie rock groups, with chronic overachievers Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Operators, Divine Fits e...
Interview: Imagine Dragons weigh in on the Melbourne vs. Sydney debate & dish on their 2018 tour plans

Lachlan Mitchell, September 29, 2017

In a hotel room high atop the Bangkok skyline at the Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, Imagine Dragons sit with us - all in bright, floral button up shirts - on sofas arounds a small...
Interview: Vocal surgery hasn't stopped Melbourne's NUSSY from charging ahead with ambition

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 28, 2017

As we sit perched atop beanbags inside Singapore's CHIJMES venue, Melbourne electro-pop artist NUSSY is basking in the sunshine. While her presence in Singapore largely revolved a...
Interview: Dru Chen has his sights firmly set on creating albums to last

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 27, 2017

Dru Chen has solidified for himself a career that has enjoyed successes both in Australia and Singapore, where he has been basing himself for the last two years. Born in Melbourne...
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...

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Album Review: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION (2017 LP)

Justine McNamara, October 16, 2017

I have never listened to St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) before this album, and while I feel I need to go and do that now, I am happy that MASSEDUCTION was my introduction to her mus...
Album Review: British India - Forgetting The Future (2017 LP)

Justine McNamara, October 9, 2017

I have been a British India fan from the start. I remember playing "Tie Up My Hands" on repeat back in 2007, and since then, I've followed their progress and danced in their moshpi...
Live Review: The Foo Fighters' CalJam Festival proved to offer a one of a kind rock n roll experience out in San Bernadino

Justine McNamara, October 9, 2017

For anyone not in the know, CalJam is the birth child of Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. Debuting in San Bernadino, about an hour and a half drive from LA, the festival h...
Album Review: Pearl Jam - Let's Play Two (2017 LP)

Lachlan Mitchell, October 2, 2017

“Good evening, Wrigley Field,” Eddie Vedder welcomes as the opening guitar to 1998’s “Low Light” begins behind him. The live album was recorded over two nights in August...
Live Review: The Bombay Royale ignites a Saturday night at Adelaide's OzAsia Festival

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 1, 2017

The Bombay Royale are one of those bands who are impossible not to feel affected by. Their positivity that drives each and every song they perform permeates through the crowd eff...
Live Review: Shonen Knife bring silver-clad Japanese pop punk to Adelaide's OzAsia Festival

Sosefina Fuamoli, September 30, 2017

Securing for themselves a well respected and enduring presence within the Japanese pop punk upper echelons, Shonen Knife have been favoured by their contemporaries in the Western s...

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Gotye set to return home with the music of Jean-Jacques Perrey for MOFO 2018

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 13, 2017

It makes sense that Gotye's return to Australia would have to be with something a little special, no? The musician has been announced on the 2018 MOFO line up with a premiere ...
Northlane pays tribute to Silverchair with "Anthem for the Year 2000" rework

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 12, 2017

If you can, wrap your heads around the fact that it's been 20 years since Silverchair released Freakshow. The band's sophomore record, Freakshow saw Silverchair continue their r...
Single of the Day: Ziggy Ramo "YKWD" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 12, 2017

We've loved being able to learn more about young Ziggy Ramo this year; from his initial wave-making tunes on Unearthed to his ridiculous sets at BIGSOUND this year, the WA hip hop...
Anoushka Shankar & Kamasi Washington lead first WOMADelaide artist announcement

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 12, 2017

WOMADelaide has come out the gate swinging with their first line up for 2018, bringing out big guns Anoushka Shankar and Kamasi Washington alongside the likes of Rodrigo y Gabri...
Gang of Youths, Marlon Williams, Brightness & more feature on SXSW Music line up for 2018

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 12, 2017

The first line up for next year's SXSW music festival dropped in the early hours, unveiling an impressive list of global names set to be performing in and around Austin, Texas, f...
Joey Bada$$ confirms Australian return for Sugar Mountain 2018

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 11, 2017

Is it Sugar Mountain time yet? Well, no, there's still a few months to go until the eclectic music and arts festival descends on the Victorian College of the Arts, but the festival...

Saskwatch team up with Headspace Australia as part of National Mental Health Week

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 11, 2017

Melbourne's Saskwatch have linked up with the good folk at Headspace Australia to bring more awareness to mental health - particularly within the music community. The band themse...
Watch Eminem rip shreds off Donald Trump and his presidency in new freestyle

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 11, 2017

The BET HipHop Awards have the internet in a tizz, with the awards taking place in the US right now. Eyes have turned to see how many Kendrick stands to clean up and whether Card...
A reminder that Americana is very much alive and thriving in Australia

Mallory Arbour, October 11, 2017

It was roots' music night of nights celebrating the First Annual Australian Americana Music Honours Night at Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne on October 2nd. Performing was Kasey Cha...
Single of the Day: Sampa the Great "Rhymes to the East" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 11, 2017

Sampa the Great has continued to surge forward in the final months of 2017; just recently, she has been announced as the main support for Joey Bada$$' European tour and along with...
Exclusive: Watch Golden Vessel take centre stage in new music doco series from 24.works

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 11, 2017

Golden Vessel, easily one of Australia's favourite young producers, has stepped further into the spotlight, collaborating with Gold Coast filmmaking crew 24.works on a new music d...
Women dominate the National Live Music Awards nominations

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 10, 2017

With all the buzz around the ARIAs kicking off today, the National Live Music Awards got in just ahead of them with the massive unveiling of their nominees for 2017. During their ...

Exclusive Album Premiere: Alana Jagt - Wilderness (2017 EP)

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 10, 2017

You may have copped our premiere of Adelaide musician Alana Jagt's single "Somehow, Sometime" recently, a great shift in direction from Jagt, who has already established herself a...
New festival, Hotter Than Hell, aims to satiate the wants of old-school Australian music fans this summer

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 10, 2017

There is a market for anniversary tours, reunions, not to mention tours that bring out droves of music fans who are looking for a bit of a trip down memory lane. Back to a time whe...
Music Video of the Day: Bec Sandridge "I'll Never Want a BF" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 10, 2017

Bec Sandridge has existed as one of Australia's most intriguing emerging artists. Refining her music over the past year has seen Sandridge flourish into a pop maverick; her lyricis...
Live Review: Casey Donovan shines in the spotlight of Melbourne's Toff in Town

Mallory Arbour, October 10, 2017

It’s exciting to see how far Casey Donovan has come! If you’ve read her autobiography, you’d know of her struggles and journey she’s taken over the last twelve-years of bei...
Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan an...
Single of the Day: Floating Points "Ratio" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, October 9, 2017

Floating Points firmly established himself as a producer to be aware of upon the release of his hectic debut album Elaenia in 2015 and then with Reflections - Mojave Desert this ...