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Here’s what happened at Beck’s intimate show in Sydney tonight (full setlist included)

Larry Heath, February 23, 2018

Remember when V Festival (RIP) used to have those last minute intimate shows? Pixies at the Big Top comes immediately to mind. It feel like it’s been a long time since we have en...
Fresh Friday Five #013: TYA, The Paddy Cakes, Chrystal

Jessica McSweeney, February 23, 2018

This week's Fresh Friday Five features perfect production from Deno, Brisbane indie rock from TYA, Gippsland local heroes The Paddy Cakes, Perth powerhouse Chelsea Cullen and urban...
Live Review: The National introduce Sleep Well Beast to massive Sydney crowd

Dylan Marshall, February 23, 2018

There’s definitely something enigmatic about The National. They’ve been a band for twenty years, are all seemingly grounded family men, and manage to always find themselves in ...
CLOVES and G Flip join massive Aussie contingent headed to SXSW 2018

Chris Singh, February 23, 2018

With SXSW (AKA "every music lovers ultimate fantasy") just weeks away from taking over Austin, Texas the annual event continues to add names from all over the world to the seemingl...
Single of the Day: Tom Lyngcoln "Teardrops" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 22, 2018

Many an Australian music fan have already fallen under spell of  Tom Lyngcoln's musicianship; The Nation Blue and Harmony legend has been regarded as one of the country's best gui...
Interview: Getting to know Brisbane funk-meisters, The Steele Syndicate

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 22, 2018

Brisbane octet, The Steele Syndicate, have been elevating themselves to larger than life status since their formation in 2015, becoming one of the city's most loved funk acts. Blen...

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Julia Zemiro returns as host of 2018 APRA Music Awards

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 22, 2018

Celebrating its 36th year in 2018, the APRA Music Awards have revealed details of this April's event, today. With Julia Zemiro returning to host the industry event on April 10th, t...
The National Community Program for this year's Groovin the Moo tour is here!

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 21, 2018

Groovin the Moo is of course, set to bring some Aussie favourites and must see international guests out to a regional town near you this April and May, but that's not all the festi...
Last Dinosaurs make their return with the catchy "Dominos" effect

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 21, 2018

It's always good to see a band like Last Dinosaurs return with vigour. Having spent some time out of the spotlight and discovering a new direction to take their music in, the Caske...
Knock off with The Ruminaters as they bring 'Boys Off Work' to the east coast in March

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 20, 2018

Fresh off the back of their A-grade shows with Grouplove, The Ruminaters are hitting the road again with their latest single, "Boys Off Work". We've already seen what The Rumies ...
Beck announces surprise headline show at Sydney's Factory Theatre

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 20, 2018

His appearance at Sydney City Limits is one many are looking forward to but for Beck fans in Sydney, the festival was to be the only opportunity they had to see the American song...
Portland, Maine set to embrace winter with a music and beer festival inspired by Iceland Airwaves

Chris Singh, February 20, 2018

Heating up for its second year in Portland, Maine will be Sunaana (an inuit word meaning "what is it"), a winter beer and music festival taking place across the enormous 30-acre Th...

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Live Review: Ben Folds delivers crowd-satisfying set during first night of Melbourne Zoo Twilights gigs

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 19, 2018

When you've got a performer such as Ben Folds seated at a glistening piano overlooking a sea of thousands, eagerly tuned in to every word? You know you're in for a great night. ...
A love note to Melbourne soul: Looking back at Mayfield's Victim of Circumstance

Kara Bertoncini, February 19, 2018

Melbourne soul outfit Mayfield have been hard at work creating their debut album Victim of Circumstance, and boy is it good. This 12-track body of work was produced by Mayfield...
Album Review: Divide and Dissolve - Abomination (2018 LP)

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 16, 2018

Unsettling string effects, followed by bone crunching percussion is the first punch Divide and Dissolve hit you with on their new album, Abomination. The aim and intent is clear:...
Album Review: Above and Beyond - Common Ground (2018 LP)

John Goodridge, February 14, 2018

If you’re looking for the perfect cruisy soundtrack for your summer beach party the latest release from Above and Beyond could be just for you. The English based EDM group is alr...
Live Review: 50 Cent rocks Sydney with a few specials guests, A.B Original and Baker Boy

Chris Singh, February 13, 2018

With the recent 15th Anniversary of Get Rich or Die Tryin, it was perfect timing for once-dominant rapper 50 Cent to hit Australia with a brief but welcome tour. Yes, musically 50...
Album Review: Django Django - Marble Skies (2018 LP)

Meredith McLean, February 13, 2018

Django Django’s third full album since their sophomore Born Under Saturn - released back in 2015 - stirs mixed emotions for many fans and fist time listeners alike. Notably for ...

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Kurt Vile, Nathaniel Rateliff and more to join Willie Nelson at this year's Luck Reunion during SXSW

Chris Singh, February 20, 2018

Following tour dates across the U.S as he returns to the road later this month, unimpeachable music legend Willie Nelson will circle back to Austin, Texas mid-March where he will h...
Single of the Day: Aurelia "Chest" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 19, 2018

Aurelia is continuing to climb with this fab new single, "Chest". It's only her sophomore release but make no mistake, the depth of quality with this new song from the Brisbane son...
The return of Courtney Barnett: Listen to "Nameless, Faceless" from Tell Me How You Really Feel

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 19, 2018

Courtney Barnett's long awaited sophomore album is well on its way now, with Tell Me How You Really Feel set to be released on May 18th via Milk! Records. We got the news ahead of...
Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Grayson "Margarita" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 19, 2018

Taken from his anticipated fifth record, Grayson's new single "Margarita" is an ode to escaping the humdrum of the 9-5 and simply enjoying the easier elements of any summer off. ...
Best New Music Mondays (February 19th)

Madison Hapek, February 19, 2018

Our Monday playlist series returns this week, with our editors showing off what we've been digging from some great emerging and established artists from around Australia and the wo...
Live Review: Mac DeMarco spoils Melbourne fans with two hours of love song dedications

Kristen Settinelli, February 16, 2018

The charmer of smoking viceroy cigarettes and cooking up something good, Mac DeMarco, settled down on Australian soil for yet another rendition of simplistic love songs and a bo...

Music Video of the Day: Moose Blood "Have I Told You Enough" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 16, 2018

Moose Blood's "Have I Told You Enough" comes at the perfect time in our week. We're ready to knock off and get a song with a massive hook and chorus into our lungs. This tune, in i...
Jeremy Loops bringing Critical As Water to Australia in May

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 16, 2018

Here's a guy we've been enjoying the sounds of recently. South African artist Jeremy Loops has been working his way to more and more acclaim with the release of his debut album Tra...
High Tension and Make Them Suffer welcomed to inaugural Download Festival in Melbourne

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 15, 2018

Bringing extra grunt to the already heavy Download Festival in Melbourne next month, local heroes High Tension and Make Them Suffer out of Perth have now joined the stacked line...
Music Video of the Day: Hansaa & soso "Nights" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 15, 2018

Back in August last year, we introduced you to producer and musician Hansaa (aka Vinay Matta) with his song "Need To Know" - a great cut from an emerging name on the rise. Now, w...
Leon Bridges plots Australian return with March dates

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 15, 2018

Today added to the 2018 Bluesfest line up, one of our favourite artists - Leon Bridges - has also announced two select sideshows for this next trip to Australia. We first met Bri...
Single of the Day: Tove Styrke "Changed My Mind" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 14, 2018

Sweden's Tove Styrke is an artist we first came across back at SXSW in 2015. First memory of her is her ballsy rendition of should-be club anthem, "Even if I'm Loud it Doesn't Mean...

Amy Shark to join Jaden Smith, Tinashe and more as Pandora announce their SXSW lineup

Chris Singh, February 14, 2018

From Amy Shark to Jaden Smith, the seventh annual showcase lineup for Pandora at SXSW is looking like a mighty good time, with diversity spanning numerous styles and sounds includi...
Lil' Wayne, Wale, Tyga and more confirmed for new Australian festival

Chris Singh, February 13, 2018

Renowned rapper artist Lil' Wayne will be headlining a new hip-hop festival across Sydney and Melbourne this March as Jumanji Festival makes stops in Sydney and Melbourne. The inau...
Music Video of the Day: Miles Francis "Deserve Your Love" (2018)

Sosefina Fuamoli, February 13, 2018

New York's Miles Francis brings us some great new visuals for his tune "Deserve Your Love" - a great entry point of a song for newcomers like us, to his music. Taken from Francis...
Live Review: The Internet serve up a sonic smorgasbord at The Enmore

Michael Lean, February 13, 2018

If there was anything to take away from The Internet’s Friday night show, it was that Sydney loves The Internet and it’s reciprocal; and it isn’t just because Syd’s name is...
Music Video of the Day: Middle Kids "Mistake" (2018)

Jessica McSweeney, February 12, 2018

Sydney's modern rock heroes Middle Kids have released the first cut from their upcoming album with "Mistake". Like previous successes "Never Start" and "Edge of Town", the new trac...
Live Review: The Preatures & Ali Barter charm at Melbourne Zoo for Twilights season 2018

Giselle Bueti, February 12, 2018

Melbourne Zoo Twilights has already kicked the 2018 series into high gear, recently hosting The Cat Empire, Sunnyboys and Painters And Dockers. On Friday, the offerings continued w...