Jeremy Neale wins Song of the Year at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards

It was Queensland music’s night of nights overnight, with the 2018 Queensland Music Awards taking place at the Royal International Convention Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds. A sold out event this year, the QMA’s saw Jeremy Neale take Song of the Year for “Dancin’ & Romancin’”, while The Jungle Giants‘ Quiet Ferocity was named Album of the Year. Perhaps…

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

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 – AUD $50,000 cash from APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG, not to mention an AUD $5,000 travel package from the Show Group. For this year’s competition, 3,296 songwriters entered…

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Festival Review: Anderson .Paak rules, while Dream Wife & Father John Misty prove Laneway Festival highlights in Sydney

Father John Misty

Returning once more to the Sydney College of the Arts, the Laneway Festival again made its presence felt throughout Sydney’s inner west. With a line up packed from front-to-back, it promised to be a stellar day as the early clouds cleared to a warm, but pleasant, Sunday afternoon. Obviously a cost cutting measure, having a single…

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Live Review: Art show or pop concert? Sia makes her return to Melbourne with massive AAMI Park gig

FIVE years since gracing Australian stages, Sia has made a monumental come back with a performance like no other- transforming Melbourne’s AAMI Park into a brooding arthouse. After critical success touring North America, the Nostalgic For The Present Tour saw the Adelaide born singer play her first arena concert, the first of three performance to…

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