Dappled Cities Interview: Sydney's 'statesmen of indie-rock' embrace the label and fly the flag proudly with album Five
Exclusive Single Premiere: Áine Tyrrell "Don't Be Left Crying" (2017)
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Exclusive Single Premiere: Velvet Bow "Cynical Like You" (2017)
Album Review: Gorillaz - Humanz (2017 LP)

 

Music Video of the Day: Columbus "Next To Me" (2017)

Margy Noble, April 28, 2017

Brisbane emo-punk rockers Columbus have today dropped Next To Me, an EP of four acoustic re-dos of current tracks, as well as new track, "Next To Me". The emotional single dro...
Airling on her debut record, Hard to Sleep, Easy To Dream, touring & killer collaborations

Laura Kebby, April 28, 2017

The dreamy combination of atmospheric pop synths and heart on sleeve lyrics created by singer/songwriter Airling have been circulating through the airwaves  a lot as of late, an...
Listen to Sampa The Great's link up with Estelle & Rakhi, "Everybody's Hero"

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 28, 2017

Sampa The Great has continued to raise the level of buzz surrounding her forthcoming EP HERoes Act 2, with the release of a brand new single in "Everybody's Hero". The song saw...
In conversation with Poo Bear, the hitmaking songwriter who helped redefine Justin Bieber

Chris Singh, April 28, 2017

A hit-maker since his early teens, Jason Boyd - better known as Poo Bear - has proved to be an essential ingredient for countless chart-toppers across generations. Largely anchored...
Single of the Day: Yeo ft. Asta "Never Wanted That" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 28, 2017

YEO! We've been patiently waiting for one of the country's most exciting talents to get his 2017 off to a cracking start and as we expected, he's gone done it with new single, "Nev...
Reconnecting with 80's pop megastars BROS as their Australian return is announced

Jennifer Quinlin, April 27, 2017

80's pop mega-stars, BROS, are reforming for three shows only in 2017. Two shows at London's O2 Arena are taking place in August, with the first show selling out in an astonishing ...

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Coachella closes up their 2017 festival with Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Australia's What So Not

Larry Heath, April 25, 2017

The second weekend of the 2017 Coachella Music & Arts Festival wrapped up in Indio, California last night, with an eclectic mix of performances around the festival. On the m...
Star-studded Bon Iver set and surprise appearances from Troye Sivan & Skrillex the talk of Coachella as Gaga closes Day Two of Weekend Two

Larry Heath, April 23, 2017

When you replicate a lineup of a festival across two weekends, generally there aren't too many surprises left for punters - especially when that event live streams the first weeken...
The Fossicks celebrating the release of new EP, E.G.O, with Sydney launch in May

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 21, 2017

Alternative grunge rockers, The Fossicks, are bringing some shaking new music through to Frankie's Pizza for a hometown launch show in Sydney next month! Launching their new EP, ...
Melbourne's nyck announces Alive EP dropping June 9th

Lucy Regter, April 21, 2017

With only two songs uploaded to triple j Unearthed since mid 2016, nyck (pronounced n.y.c.k) are already winning (and breaking) hearts across the country with their incredibly bea...
Nominations now open for the 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 21, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards celebrates 14 years in 2017 and as of today, the nominations for the event are officially open. Celebrating the last year of Indigenous music ...
Paramore announce new album coming in May + share new single, "Hard Times"

Lucy Regter, April 21, 2017

With their first new material in more than four years, pop-punk sensation Paramore are returning with their eagerly awaited fifth studio album After Laughter, dropping May 12th. ...

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Dappled Cities Interview: Sydney's 'statesmen of indie-rock' embrace the label and fly the flag proudly with album Five

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 27, 2017

Dappled Cities, to me, represents a time where I first started digging a little deeper into what new music existed outside my hometown. 2006's Granddance was released when I was a...
Fatman Scoop & Bluey on the resurgence of old school R&B, touring Australia & NZ with "Sunrise"

Kristen Settinelli, April 26, 2017

Fatman Scoop has been fortunate enough to travel the world and bring to R&B fans what they love best - good music.  Since the early 2000’s, we’ve heard Scoop bring the bas...
Vampires and World Domination: Society of Beggars on their new EP and upcoming tour

Jennifer Quinlin, April 24, 2017

Before heading off on their new run of Australian tour dates, Society of Beggars took some time out for a quick chat about their brand new EP, vampires, and world domination. Wh...
Silver Raven Festival Director Alex Schulz on the 2017 event, taking flight this weekend!

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 21, 2017

Good wine and good music should go hand in hand, right? This weekend, this formula is going to be playing out in some of the country's best wine country, with South Australia's Sil...
Warren Ellis talks about scoring Bad Girl, returning to the stage with Nick Cave and the future of Dirty Three

Lachlan Mitchell, April 21, 2017

Fresh from making the score for National Geographic's Mars miniseries, Warren Ellis - acclaimed musician and member of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Grinderman and Dirty Three h...

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Album Review: Gorillaz - Humanz (2017 LP)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 26, 2017

The much-hyped return of Gorillaz has been justified...to an extent. It's been some years since 2010's Plastic Beach introduced us to some brilliant pieces of songwriting and so...
Bluesfest Byron Bay celebrates 28 years in style at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm over Easter Weekend

John Goodridge, April 21, 2017

Bluesfest Byron Bay had such a variety of performances in five tents over five days that it can be difficult to catch it all. With five stages running between 11am and midnight so...
Revisiting MT Warning's brilliant 2015 EP, Petrified Heart

Jennifer Quinlin, April 18, 2017

If, like me, you’re a stressed out over-thinker struggling with the constant sensory input of our increasingly busy lives, then you’ll find this absolute gem by MT Warning to b...
Album Review: Alex The Astronaut - To Whom It May Concern (2017 EP)

Dylan Marshall, April 18, 2017

It’s a little demoralising finding a musician who is infinitely more talented than you in plenty more areas than just music. In this instance, it’s Alex The Astronaut, the mult...
Review: Andrew Bird electrifies the Sydney Opera House in his encore performance

Larry Heath, April 17, 2017

The musical creature known as Andrew Bird emerged onto the Sydney Opera House stage for the second time this weekend - his first since his 2010 debut - armed with nothing but a sha...
Review: Bad Friday street festival a reminder of just how Good Sydney can be

Larry Heath, April 15, 2017

Bad Friday has become a Good Friday tradition in Sydney, boasting incredible local lineups since it burst onto the scene in 2010 at the Annandale Hotel. This year's lineup - with D...

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Localles "Wishing Well" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 26, 2017

Boasting well crafted pop riffs and driving guitars, Melbourne's Localles exhibit more of that potential that has been generating serious buzz on the live front of late. Led by T...
Busby Marou release touching new music video for "Paint This Land" in time for ANZAC Day

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 25, 2017

Released in line with today's ANZAC Day commemorations, Busby Marou have brought us a touching new music video for "Paint This Land". Acknowledging the role of Indigenous service...
Single of the Day: M-Phazes x Ruel "Golden Years" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 24, 2017

More like the golden touch. Horrid puns aside, if you haven't heard the new M-Phazes tune, you need to today. There had been solid buzz about the award-winning producer's latest ...
Girlpool sign to Anti-Records and tease new album Powerplant out May 12th

Laura Kebby, April 24, 2017

Since the release of their debut album in 2015, Girlpool have been continuously forging their own unique path to success. Amongst cross county relocations, deep diving into the DI...
Exclusive Single Premiere: Helen Shanahan "Camouflaged" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 24, 2017

Helen Shanahan continues to showcase bright potential and versatility as an artist with her new single, "Camouflaged" - a fitting follow up to "I Only Hide". For those of you who ...
Single of the Day: BEL HAVEN "Could Be Love" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 21, 2017

LA based producer Dom Liberati has been making music as BEL HAVEN for a minute now and in his new single "Could Be Love", we're met with a catchy hook-laden pop tune that's worth...

Music Video of the Day: Magic Bones "Hotter Than The Sun" (2017)

Margy Noble, April 21, 2017

If you want intrigue and action, set to a fantastic soundtrack, Melbourne's Magic Bones are exactly what you need. This DIY clip was filmed in a day in Brunswick, fuelled on sush...
Exclusive Album Premiere: Hana & Jessie-Lee - Southlands (2017 LP)

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 21, 2017

South Australians Hana & Jessie-Lee have been toiling away in fusing together an array of influences in producing some great country music, the final result of which coming to...
Matt Lowe on the new Keston Cobblers' Club album, Almost Home and hitting the road

Larry Heath, April 21, 2017

As their British tour kicks off (with our own Jack Carty) in support of their new album Almost Home, we catch up with Matthew Lowe of the Keston Cobblers' Club to find out mo...
Listen to the album opener for Benjamin Booker's next LP released June 2nd

Lucy Regter, April 20, 2017

New Orleans-based muso Benjamin Booker is set to release his upcoming LP Witness on June 2nd via Rough Trade Records/Remote Control Records. Following up his self-titled 2014 debu...
Single of the Day: Sun Sap "Love Is Gone" (2017)

Margy Noble, April 20, 2017

There's a definitive James Bond kind of vibe to Sun Sap's latest single, "Love Is Gone". The swaggering, sun-soaked guitars are paired with a horn section, adding something speci...
Superheist return after 13 year hiatus for 'Raise Hell' tour dates in June & July

Sosefina Fuamoli, April 20, 2017

Stretching that live music muscle after 13 years out of the spotlight, Aussie metal legends Superheist are back with a special AAA Side release and a stack of new tour dates to bo...