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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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen…

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A love note to Melbourne Music: How the Age Music Victoria Awards affirms strength in community

Once again, Melbourne has hurtled through its famed Melbourne Music Week, seeing even more music injected into the already thriving music scene. The Age Music Victoria Awards are an integral part of the festivities, celebrating and showcasing that Victoria really is Australia’s music capital. The awards were co-presented this year by community radio favourites Chris…

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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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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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