Lollapalooza Day One: CHVRCHES, Travis Scott, Khalid, Arctic Monkeys & all the highlights from Grant Park, Chicago
Exclusive Single Premiere: Sometime Sonny "Have a Heart" (2018)
Photo Gallery: SCOUTED - Discovering our new favourite Adelaide bands and our 10th Birthday!
Splendour Interview: Matt Caughthran of The Bronx (USA) talks Trump and a return to Australia in October

 

Live Review: Gary Lightbody flooded with fan-mail at Snow Patrol's first Sydney show in years

Chris Singh, August 6, 2018

"Someone passed me a note so damn right I'm going to read it, and if anyone else wants to pass me a note then I'll read that fucking note too", shouted Snow Patrol's affable frontm...
Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Day 3 ft Vampire Weekend, Tash Sultana, St. Vincent, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and many more

Taylor Mithelman, August 5, 2018

All the action from Day Three of Lollapalooza in Chicago featuring Vampire Weekend, Tash Sultana, St. Vincent, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Amy Shark, Yungblud, Vera Blue, Grace Webe...
Photo Gallery: Snow Patrol + Husky - ICC Theatre, Sydney (04.08.18)

Gwendolyn Lee, August 5, 2018

Snow Patrol returned to Sydney last night, playing the ICC with Husky in support. Gwendolyn Lee was there to capture all the action.
Lollapalooza Day Three: Aussies Tash Sultana, Amy Shark & Vera Blue shine alongside Vampire Weekend and The Weeknd in Chicago

Nathan McVay, August 5, 2018

On Saturday Lollapalooza forced its festival goers to make their toughest decision yet. It was a choice between two very different type of Weekends or one of the biggest DJs in the...
5 reasons why you need to experience Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour at least once in your life

Anthony Smith, August 5, 2018

We got the chance to experience Taylor Swift in Toronto this weekend, and in anticipation of her imminent tour of Australia, we’re counting down the 5 reasons its a show not to b...
Photo Gallery: Taylor Swift + Charli XCX + Camila Cabello - Rogers Centre, Toronto (03.08.18)

Anthony Smith, August 4, 2018

Toronto was home to the incredible stadium Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour featuring Charli XCX and Camila Cabello last night, and ahead of her October/November tour in Australia...

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Lollapalooza Day Two: Post Malone, Bruno Mars, The National, Brockhampton and more highlight Friday's best

Nathan McVay, August 4, 2018

The second day of Lollapalooza was jam packed with much variety and some of the hottest names in music today. The three headliners couldn’t have provided more variety and some...
Lollapalooza Day One: CHVRCHES, Travis Scott, Khalid, Arctic Monkeys & all the highlights from Grant Park, Chicago

Nathan McVay, August 3, 2018

The 2018 edition of Lollapalooza kicked off Thursday in Chicago’s Grant Park with a jam packed lineup of today’s current pop sensations. Lollapalooza this year seems geared ...
PNAU, Baker Boy, Alex Lahey among winners at the 2018 AIR Awards

Administrator, July 27, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards took place in Adelaide overnight, with Australian industry gathering at the historic Queen's Theatre in the city to celebrate independent music, labels and cre...
Did Festival of the Sun just drop its best lineup ever?

Larry Heath, July 26, 2018

The 15th Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, NSW, just set the bar massively high for the Summer season as they dropped a huge lineup for their circus themed "Roll Up Edition"....
BIGSOUND adds Didirri, HANDSOME, No Mono, Hollow Coves and 60 other new acts; unveils official venues & parties for 2018 event

Larry Heath, July 25, 2018

75 acts were already announced to play the mammoth new music event BIGSOUND in Brisbane this September - and today we have another 64 to add to the bill; plus the festival is givin...
The AU's 10th Birthday Party & Cats Scouted Afterparty in Adelaide reveals lineup

Larry Heath, July 25, 2018

This Friday, the AU review is kicking off its 10th Birthday Celebrations in Adelaide by taking over the Rocket Bar & Rooftop; first with a run of performances as part of SCOUTE...

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Splendour Interview: Woodes (Australia) talks Nils Frahm, Sigur Ros and evolving the vision of her live show for "Change My Mind"

Larry Heath, August 2, 2018

In our final interview from Splendour in the Grass 2018, we sit down with acclaimed Townsville artist Woodes, who is just about to hit the road on a tour in support of her latest s...
Splendour Interview: Tim and Sam of Cub Sport (Australia) on coming-of-age with BATS and getting married without a wedding band

Larry Heath, July 31, 2018

I've known Cub Sport for a long time now. The beauty of running this website has been getting to know bands from their earliest incarnation - in respect of this band, that was "Cub...
Splendour Interview: Matt Caughthran of The Bronx (USA) talks Trump and a return to Australia in October

Larry Heath, July 30, 2018

One of the groups to make an exclusive appearance at Splendour in the Grass over the weekend were The Bronx, who hit the main stage in support of their latest album, BRVNX (or The ...
Splendour Interview: Soccer Mommy (USA) on her Australian live debut and not writing with others

Larry Heath, July 26, 2018

Soccer Mommy, the project of Sophie Allison, has had one hell of a year. From being relatively unknown as the calendar year kicked off, to releasing her debut LP Clean to critical ...
Splendour Interview: Lewis Capaldi (Scotland) on developing as a songwriter, and the master of hilarious banter amidst sad songs, Scott Hutchinson

Larry Heath, July 25, 2018

While backstage at Splendour over the weekend, we sat down with Scottish singer/songwriter Lewis Capaldi, who describes himself as "a chubby guy who sings sad songs" (in fact it's ...

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Review & Photos: Tank and the Bangas shine at their Lollapalooza Aftershow - Thalia Hall, Chicago

Nathan McVay, August 4, 2018

Lollapalooza aftershows can be tough tasks. Spending 10 hours in the hot sun if Grant Park can be exhausting and quite taxing. So then to turn around go across town and strap in fo...
Live Review: Majid Jordan's slinky retro R&B proves a massive hit at Metro Theatre

Chris Singh, July 27, 2018

Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home" remains the megastar's finest pop moment to date, which is saying a lot considering the quality of chart-toppers like "Take Care" and "One Dance"...
Live Review: CHVRCHES + Mansionair - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (23.07.18)

Xanthea O'Connor, July 24, 2018

“Our gear didn’t get here until 8:30 tonight,” Lauren Mayberry – member of Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches – said during their Splendour sideshow in Melbourne this Monda...
Splendour in the Grass comes to an end for 2018 as Kung Fu Kenny unleashes DAMN. onto 30k punters

Larry Heath, July 23, 2018

Another Splendour has come and gone, with the vast majority of punters descending into the Amphitheatre for the four closing sets of PNAU, MGMT, The Wombats and Kendrick Lamar. You...
The 7 best moments from day two of Splendour belong to the Aussies: Gang of Youths, Amy Shark and more

John Goodridge, July 22, 2018

Vampire Weekend may have been the headliners of night two, playing their first festival in four years and their first Australian show in five, but it was a day that belonged to the...
From Lorde’s wardrobe malfunction to The Wiggles: The 7 Best Moments from day one at Splendour in the Grass 2018

John Goodridge, July 21, 2018

The first day of Splendour 2018 in Byron Bay delivered plenty of highlights - here, we count down just seven of the best moments... 7. DMA’s ask the crowd if they believe......

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Photo Gallery: The Wombats + Elderbrook – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (24.07.18)

Gwendolyn Lee, July 27, 2018

The Wombats and Elderbrook took to the stage earlier this week for an epic Sydney Splendour in the Grass sideshow. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the nigh...
Splendour Interview: James Bay (UK) on Buddy Guy, Abbey Road and finding the space to write

Larry Heath, July 25, 2018

It's been a while between visits for acclaimed British singer/songwriter James Bay, but this week he's been touring the country off the back of his second full length Electric Ligh...
Splendour Interview: G-Flip (Australia) reflects on working with Sounds Australia to debut her live show & "the best months of my entire life"

Larry Heath, July 24, 2018

Few artists, be they Australian or otherwise, have ever had quite a whirlwind and eventful five months as Melbourne's G-Flip, who burst onto the scene with "About You", just a few ...
Splendour Interview: YUNGBLUD (UK) almost missed his festival set & already has another album up his sleeve

Larry Heath, July 24, 2018

One of the most exciting international talents making their Australian festival debut at Splendour in the Grass over the weekend was UK rising star YUNGBLUD. His unique blend of pu...
Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day Three) - North Byron Parklands (22.07.18)

John Goodridge, July 23, 2018

The third and final day and night of this year's Splendour in the Grass may have seen the arrival of Kendrick Lamar to the Byron stage, but make no mistake, the highlights were li...
Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day Two) - North Byron Parklands (21.07.18)

John Goodridge, July 23, 2018

Saturday at Splendour saw Australian talent shine with Gang of Youths, Ocean Alley and Methyl Ethel putting on stomper sets, while the international visitors also turned out to ...

Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day One) - North Byron Parklands (20.07.18)

John Goodridge, July 23, 2018

The first day and night of Splendour in the Grass set the bar impressively high, with the likes of Miguel, Khalid, Angus and Julia Stone, Henry Rollins and more all performing ...
Gang of Youths frontman David Le'aupepe auctions off Go Farther in Lightness guitar for charity RAICES

Larry Heath, July 19, 2018

Sydney outfit Gang of Youths have been busy touring the world this year, though fans will be surely looking forward to singing along to all their hits off their acclaimed, ARIA win...
Interview: Partner (Canada) on touring the world, their goal "to not be compared to Weezer anymore" and flute solos

Larry Heath, July 18, 2018

One of the most exciting Canadian outfits right now goes by the name of Partner. Led by Lucy Niles and Josée Caron, the Ontario group recently were short listed for the prestigiou...
Troye Sivan has collaborated with Jonsi & Leland for new Australian led movie; get your first taste here

Larry Heath, July 18, 2018

Musically, Aussie pop artist Troye Sivan keeps going from strength to strength, and will soon be releasing his anticipated second record Bloom. But the singer who once appeared as ...
Wu-Tang Clan will play two very special shows at the Sydney Opera House in December

Chris Singh, July 17, 2018

Up from the 36 chambers the legendary Wu-Tang Clan have announced a triumphant return to Australia with two exclusive, very special shows celebrating the 25th anniversary of their ...
Photo Gallery: Bello Winter Music Festival wraps up with Caiti Baker, William Crighton and more (15.07.18)

Bruce Baker, July 17, 2018

The fourth annual Bello Winter Music Festival wrapped up on Sunday with another jam-packed day in Bellingen, NSW. Helping close out the event were the lines of William Crighton, Ca...

Photo Gallery: Day Two of Bello Winter Music 2018 feat. Lillie Mae, Thando, Fraser A. Gorman, Masco Sound System and more (14.07.18)

Bruce Baker, July 16, 2018

Saturday brought with it the first full day of entertainment in Bellingen, at the fourth annual Bello Winter Music Festival. The day was also completely sold out, seeing artists li...
Single of the Day: Slothrust - "Double Down" (2018)

Larry Heath, July 16, 2018

I've been really getting into Boston trio Slothrust lately; their music brings up easy comparisons to acts like The Breeders, The Kills and Sleigh Bells - that sort of fun garage ...
Photo Gallery: Day One of Bello Winter Music 2018 feat. Z-Star, Jack Carty, Maddy Jane, China Beach and more (13.07.18)

Bruce Baker, July 15, 2018

Friday night in Bellingen, NSW, saw Z-Star Trinity, Perch Creek, Maddy Jane, Jack Carty, China Beach, Hannah Cameron and more hit the stage for the opening day of Bello Winter Musi...
Interview: Argus and The Liar's Joseph Duigan checks in ahead of Scouted in Adelaide

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 13, 2018

With only a few weeks to go, the Adelaide music community is gearing up for a night of live music unlike any other, with the Scouted music showcase series taking ove...
Festival Photos: Bello Winter Music Festival - Gala Night (12.07.18)

Bruce Baker, July 13, 2018

The Bello Winter Music Festival is off and running for another year, with the annual Gala Night ensuring that proceedings went off without a hitch. Featuring performances from the...
Exclusive Album Premiere: Porpoise Spit - GOD YEAH! (2018 EP)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 13, 2018

Melbourne's Porpoise Spit have finally arrived at the point many of their fans have been waiting for - EP release day! The band's debut effort comes in the form of the enthusiasti...