Interview: Slowly Slowly's Ben Stewart takes us behind the scenes of St. Leonards
Track By Track: Bakers Eddy embraces decisions - good and bad - with new EP
Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Mardi Wilson "Landslide" (2018)
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Single of the Day: Lisa Crawley "You Got Me" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 20, 2018

Lisa Crawley has been making herself well at home within the local Melbourne music scene and also abroad, heading to Canada to take up a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and...
Live Review: Good vibes remain the name of the game as 30/70 hit the Corner Hotel

Luke Carlino, April 20, 2018

If you were in dire need of some good vibes on April 19th, The Corner Hotel had an abundance of them. I’m unsure how vibes are measured or if there is even a limit to vibes per s...
Adelaide's Spin Off Festival set to return this July

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 20, 2018

Back in 2013, Adelaide music fans were given the opportunity to sample a bit of a tasting platter of what Byron Bay crowds were feasting out at Splendour in the Grass. The Spin Of...
Interview: Gabriel Vargas on deeply personal single "Like Wolves"

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 20, 2018

Recently, we caught up with Melbourne indie rock artist Gabriel Vargas, who has recently been revelling in the release of his latest single, "Like Wolves". An extremely persona...
8 Record Store Day events you can't miss!

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 20, 2018

Tomorrow (Saturday 21st) is Record Store Day - a day for celebrating everything vinyl, everything limited edition, not to mention it being a day where music fans can give back to ...
Music Video of the Day: UKIYO ft. Chymes "Go" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 19, 2018

WA producer and musician Ukiyo is fast positioning himself on a strong trajectory of success with the release of his latest single, "Go". Like Flume before him, Ukiyo has employed...

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Alice Ivy, Gang of Youths, Gordi and more round out this year's Vanda and Young Songwriting comp shortlist

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 19, 2018

The shortlist for this year's Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition has been unveiled today, with submissions from all over the globe being considered for the ultimate prize - A...
The Melbourne Museum gears up to host a special Music Cities Convention edition of Nocturnal

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 18, 2018

This year's Music Cities Convention Melbourne is kicking off tomorrow and what better way to show visitors to the city why Melbourne is the live music capital of the world, than w...
Alex Lahey, Jen Cloher & The Jungle Giants among multiple AIR Award nominees for 2018

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 17, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards returns to Adelaide this July for its second year in South Australia, coming to the Queen's Theatre on July 26th. Along with the AIR Awards, the two-day Indie...
Call out for Australian bands as Music Matters Live confirms Singapore return this September

Jessica Lee, April 13, 2018

Asia's biggest music, sports, gaming and entertainment industry conference -All That Matters - and its live component Music Matters Live - is back again this year in September, an...
Florence + The Machine's "Sky Full of Song" hitting Record Store Day 2018 on limited edition vinyl

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 13, 2018

With Arctic Monkeys announcing their new album details and now Florence + The Machine making their return with new single "Sky Full of Song", it's been a great couple of weeks fo...
Melbourne's Horse Bazaar celebrating five year anniversary this May

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 13, 2018

Melbourne's Horse Bazaar is turning five next month, and for venue owners Takako and Fumi Tamura, such an anniversary isn't about to just pass by quietly. Throwing open the doors...

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Live Review: Alex Lahey impresses hometown punters for second gig at 170 Russell

Luke Carlino, April 19, 2018

It’s been about six months since Alex Lahey headlined a hometown show and she was apparently missed. Two sold-out nights in a row at 170 Russell confirms that. Enjoying the relea...
Album Review: Dr Octagon - Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (2018 LP)

Tim Byrnes, April 13, 2018

In 1996, Dr Octagon was insane. During a time when gangsta rap reigned supreme, a concept album about a time-travelling gynaecologist from Jupiter was something from another galaxy...
Album Review: Confidence Man - Confident Music For Confident People (2018 LP)

Dylan Marshall, April 12, 2018

I preface this entire review by saying Confidence Man are a live band; they’re not a physical release band. There are plenty of acts that fail to live up to the hype when it come...
SXSW Guest Review: Lime Cordiale: Catchy but not catching fire

Ryan Rhea, April 6, 2018

While at SXSW last month, there emerging writers from around the world were invited to head along to watch show featuring an Australian artist. Our final writer, Ryan Rhea, looks b...
SXSW Guest Review: Why Thandi Phoenix is worthy of memorialising

Jaison Oliver, April 5, 2018

While at SXSW last month, a few emerging non-Australian writers were invited to head along to watch show featuring an Australian artist. Our second writer, Jaison Oliver, looks bac...
SXSW Guest Review: Sydney's Sons of the East: Dare I call this Australia-cana?

Sam Jackson, April 5, 2018

While at SXSW last month, a few emerging non-Australian writers were invited to head along to watch show featuring an Australian artist. Our first writer, Sam Jackson, looks back o...

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Björk collaborator Jesse Kanda leads CLIPPED Festival program announcement

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 12, 2018

As part of VIVID Sydney this year, the CLIPPED Festival also returns, putting the spotlight on Australian music videos and the creative minds behind them. Coming to Carriageworks o...
Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Howlite "Orchestra" (2018)

Madison Hapek, April 11, 2018

As the timer continues to countdown towards Howlite's trip to Toronto for Canadian Music Week 2018, the Melbourne group share the official music video for their stunning new sing...
Parramatta to host 70 local artists this weekend at free "Live and Local" music event

Alexandra Houle, April 11, 2018

Parramatta's CBD will be livened with the sound of music this weekend, as the City Of Parramatta hosts its now annual “Live and Local” event. For the second time, over 70 ar...
Splendour in the Grass line up revealed; Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and more to perform

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 11, 2018

One of Australia's premiere festivals - the one and only Splendour in the Grass - announced its line up for 2018 and man, is it stomper. There is a slew of international and local ...
Midnight Oil honoured alongside Paul Kelly, Amy Shark & more at 2018 APRA Music Awards

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 11, 2018

The Grand Ballroom of Sydney's International Convention Centre was packed out with songwriters, publishers, publicists, media, managers, loved ones and more as the 2018 APRA Music...
Single of the Day: Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders "Feel Brand New" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 10, 2018

Before they join The Killers on their Australian tour and of course, launch their brand new album Blue Poles, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders unleash Single #3 from the new re...

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Sophisticated Dingo "Yuppies" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 10, 2018

If you're fast approaching hump day lamenting the fact your pay cheque hasn't come in, but your addiction to smashed avo and feta on wholemeal is too much each morning...chances a...
Music Video of the Day: Skout "These Bones" (2018)

Jessica Lee, April 9, 2018

If you're looking for a raw emotion-filled but simple music video to accompany those days when you're feeling low, Skout's got you covered with their latest video These Bones. ...
Interview: Austin's Deezie Brown on Kanye West comparisons, Judith, and more

Chris Singh, April 9, 2018

Every young rapper has to be the "next something". The next Jay Z; the next Ice Cube; the next MC Lyte; the next Nas. Reference points are handy for upcoming artists, although they...
Start planning! Final Music Cities Convention schedule now available for Melbourne

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 6, 2018

It's coming! The 2018 Music Cities Convention will be taking over Arts Centre Melbourne for the first Australasian event of the building franchise, giving music industry folk from...
Submissions for Australian artists to play Canada's BreakOut West festival close this month

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 6, 2018

If you're an Australian group or solo artist looking to explore the Canadian music market for the first time or perhaps further develop upon the networks you made during your last ...
Neo-Nazis, death threats and critical acclaim (in Russia): what happens when you sh*t on Brendan Maclean

Larry Heath, April 6, 2018

Brian and Karl are an Aussie filmmaking duo based in London who made waves last year when they made a NSFW music video for Sydney's Brendan Maclean, "House of Air". Banned from You...

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Cheap Fakes "Sisters" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 6, 2018

Brisbane six-piece Cheap Fakes have nailed the production of a music video to accompany their latest single "Sisters" today - a perfect cut of music to take you into your weekend....
Interview: Tove Styrke talks touring with Lorde ahead of debut Australian shows

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 6, 2018

Back in 2015, we found ourselves crammed into a bar during SXSW for a Day Party that saw some excellent pop and electro-inspired musicians from around the world strut their stuff o...
Music Video of the Day: Gallant "Gentleman" (2018)

Jessica Lee, April 6, 2018

After touring Australia last year as part of the Bluesfest and selling out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Grammy award winner R&B singer-songwriter Gallant is back with his ne...
The Kite String Tangle surprises with mini-album, The Kite String Tangle Presents: In a Desperate Moment

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 6, 2018

The Kite String Tangle doesn't do things by halves, oh no. The QLD producer and songwriter has been busy preparing for some highly anticipated shows with the Queensland Symphony O...
West Thebarton to unleash Different Beings Being Different on us in May

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 6, 2018

It's been a busy and well trodden path to wider acclaim that Adelaide's West Thebarton have taken over the past year to get to Debut Album territory but finally, we're here. 201...
G Flip and RVG join impressive list of Australians bound for The Great Escape

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 6, 2018

The Great Escape is now properly entering its countdown for 2018, with the largest European music discovery event anticipating another huge year this May. The likes of Superorgani...