The 20 Best Albums of 2018 (so far…!)

This week, we’ve been taking a look at the albums that have properly made their mark this year; yesterday, we took on releases from Australian artists that struck a chord as the strongest albums of 2018 so far, and today, we look to the international players. From Zeal & Ardour‘s Stranger Fruit to the vibrant and powerful Janelle…

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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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Festival Review: Singapore welcomes a stellar line up as the 2018 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicks off in style

Another year, another Laneway Festival has come and gone. With the closure of Neon Lights last year, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival remains the only up-and-running premiere indie festival in Singapore – surpassing the short-lived likes of counterparts Hostess Weekender, The Gathering, and Camp Symmetry. And yet, this year’s edition of Laneway presented a mixed bag….

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The 40 Best Albums of 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of…

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The…

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Watch Father John Misty and his ‘stache blow Saturday Night Live away with “Pure Comedy” and “Total Entertainment Forever”

Since its first ever episode in 1975 featured a live performance from Billy Preston & Janis Ian, the iconic US sketch show Saturday Night Live has featured an established or emerging musical guest every episode. For as long as I can remember, the show has featured two performances per episode – and tonight it was…

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12 Acts not to miss at Bonnaroo 2016

Bonnaroo is a festival like none other. On a farmland in the middle of Tennessee, hippies, deadheads, EDM kids and people of old and young gather in the center of the United States for four days of sweltering heat, non stop music and lifelong memories. 2016 marks the 15th edition of Bonnaroo and this year’s…

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