Single of the Day: Spinifex Gum ft. Briggs “Locked Up” (2017)

Spinifex Gum is a name to be taking note of this week – the collective comprising of The Cat Empire‘s Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill, Gondwana Choirs‘ Marliya and a Cairns-based all-female choir of Indigenous singers have released on hell of a debut single in “Locked Up”. Featuring Briggs on co-writing duties and vocals, the tune highlights the treatment of Indigenous youth…

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APRA AMCOS brings NGAIIRE, Briggs, Katy Steele & Sally Seltmann together for Sydney Fringe series of talks

As part of this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival, punters will be able to sit in on some exclusive sessions run by APRA AMCOS; four one on one conversations with Australian songwriters with discussions surrounding professional and creative development. Sitting down with moderator Chit Chat, Briggs, Katy Steele, NGAIIRE and Sally Seltmann (all recipients of the APRA Professional Development Award) will…

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A.B. Original are the first Indigenous act to win the Australian Music Prize, yet their talent remains vilified by those who need to listen the most

Last night at The Toff in Town in Melbourne, A.B. Original were crowned the winners of the 12th Australian Music Prize. Along with the $30,000 cash prize, their win with their debut album Reclaim Australia marked a significant moment in the Prize’s history: for the first time, the accolade had been taken by an Indigenous group. Briggs and Trials (Yorta…

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Festival Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Brisbane Showgrounds (26.01.17)

The 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicked off for another year yesterday, celebrating the public holiday out on the east coast at the Brisbane Showgrounds. With acts including A.B. ORIGINAL, Gang of Youths, Whitney and Tame Impala all taking to stages throughout the day and evening, punters showed up in strong numbers to get around it. Photos by Andrew Wade.

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“Imagine if we had this record growing up?” Briggs & Trials talk Reclaim Australia

Today, A.B. Original‘s highly anticipated and much publicised debut album Reclaim Australia was officially unleashed on to the public. Over the course of 12 tracks, both Briggs and Trials have made a definite mark on Australian music and as the bigots and uneducated internet trolls have continued to beat their chests and crack their knuckles, ready to take to their keyboards,…

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia….

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Briggs, Zola Jesus, Tkay Maidza & more to speak at Face The Music in Melbourne

The 2016 Face The Music conference has announced its second speaker announcement following on from a strong initial reveal including the likes of Robert Forster, Ricki Astin, Zan Rowe and Anthony Fantano. Taking place at the State Library Victoria during Melbourne Music Week this November, Face The Music co-programmers Ash Sambrooks and Zac Abroms have today announced the following artists and industry figures will also be joining the event…

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Trials and Briggs talk the impact of A.B. Original and their debut LP, Reclaim Australia, at BIGSOUND

BIGSOUND 2016 opened its conference stage for one of Australian hip hop’s most polarising acts to come through and, as Trials simply puts, explain themselves. For the Funkoars legend and Briggs, their 2016 collaborative project as A.B. ORIGINAL has woken the hip hop music community (and the wider music industry) up with some hard-hitting and unapologetic music that highlights crucial issues facing our…

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Dan Sultan, A.B. ORIGINAL, Emma Donovan and more nominated for National Indigenous Music Awards!

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed this morning, along with the full list of performers confirmed for the ceremony’s live music program. Artist of the Year nominees at this year’s NIMAs are Emma Donovan, Dan Sultan and Gurrumul Yunupingu, while up for Album of the Year are Gawurra with Ratja Yaliyali, Gurrumul with The Gospel Album and Dan Sultan with Open…

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AB Original, Kahl Wallis, Emma Donovan & more featured on first artist announcement for 2016 NIMAs

The first names confirmed to perform at this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been released and already, it’s looking to be quite the diverse and entertaining night under the stars in Darwin this August! With 2016 standing out as being quite the significant year for Indigenous people, it’s expected that this year’s NIMAs will…

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