Remi talks creative development and making music primed for an artistic revolution

The next few months are going to prove exciting and fruitful for Remi and Sensible J. The duo are heading to Adelaide for a show – literally – on the river for the Adelaide Festival, before continuing preparations for Bluesfest and then on from that, their UK return for the Brighton Festival with Kate Tempest. A new musical chapter also beckons, with…

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Barry Gibb cancels 2017 Australian tour dates, including Bluesfest headline spot

Bluesfest takes another hit with Barry Gibb becoming the latest artist to cancel his trip to Australia for the festival. Following on after Neil Young‘s cancellation, the iconic Bee Gee has today announced that due to ‘international commitments’, he has had to cancel his entire Australian and New Zealand tour. Rescheduling of the tour isn’t possible at the moment, so…

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Madness, Rhiannon Giddens, Miles Electric Band amongst latest Bluesfest additions

There’s a few more surprises in store for Bluesfest Byron Bay fans yet, with more announcements still on the way but this morning, the organisers have doled out a few more names to keep it all pushin’. On today’s bill, Bluesfest welcomes the likes of Madness,  Rhiannon Giddens and the Miles Electric Band to the party, while Patti Smith and her…

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Music Video of the Day: Gallant ft. Jhene Aiko “Skipping Stones” (2016)

One of our favourite songs of this year now has a film clip, yes. Gallant and Jhene Aiko‘s gorgeous “Skipping Stones”, produced by Adrian Younge and Stint for Red Bull Sound Select, sees the former locked up in the boot of a car by Aiko in this slick music video directed by American Millennial. Switching between the perspectives of both vocalists, the clip…

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Mary J. Blige and Corinne Bailey Rae lead strong second artist reveal for Bluesfest 2017

Thank you, Bluesfest lords. The second announcement for the 2017 event is here, with some of our favourite internationals set to come through Byron Bay for some special shows over the Easter weekend. Mary J. Blige, Michael Kiwanuka, Corinne Bailey Rae and more have been announced today on the Bluesfest bill, as tickets for the multi-day festival continue to…

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Patti Smith, The Lumineers, Bonnie Raitt, Snarky Puppy & Andrew Bird lead first Bluesfest sideshow announcement!

New week, new tours. The 2017 Byron Bay Bluesfest has come out with their first round of sideshows and as far as initial touring announcements go, they’ve done pretty well, with the likes of Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt and The Lumineers locking down some impressive Australian headline shows. South Australians and Queenslanders miss out on this round of announcements unfortunately, with the artists…

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