Music Video of the Day: Hachiku “Moonface” (2017)

I’ll be damned if this isn’t the cutest music video I’ve seen in a long while. Hachiku, aka Anika Ostendorf, crafts avant-garde tinged dream pop from whatever bedroom she’s writing from. The Melbourne-via London-via Germany 22-year old will be releasing her debut EP through Milk! Records on June 2nd, having already supported Courtney Barnett on her 2015 European…

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Strand of Oaks, Jen Cloher, Ruby Boots & more for the 2017 Silver Raven Festival

Following on from a successful 2016 event, the Barossa Valley’s Turkey Flat Vineyards will be hosting the Silver Raven Festival for another year next April. The Americana heavy line up will be headlined by Philly’s Strand of Oaks, while Nashville’s Jonny Fritz and San Francisco’s Sonny & The Sunsets bring some of that heated American flavour through to South Australia….

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Julia Jacklin, The Avalanches, Big Scary among J Award nominees for 2016

It’s November, which means that for triple j, it’s officially Australian Music Month – dedicated to celebrating homegrown music and the artists who have been emerging, thriving and consistently nailing it throughout the year! This morning, the annual J Awards were announced, returning for its 12th year. The awards recognise breakthrough artists, some incredible albums and…

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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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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year,…

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Jen Cloher on the importance of the Barunga Festival, taking Milk Records to the next level & more

Today, the 2016 Barunga Festival kicks off for another huge year of cross-cultural celebration and collaboration. This year’s theme is all about ‘Celebrating Women’ and the festival’s music line up definitely fits the bill, with some talented ladies in the mix with some of the NT’s best. Ahead of her debut appearance at the festival, I…

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