Interview: Queens of the Stone Age’s Mikey Shoes talks Villains & the hunt for an individual creative authenticity

Only weeks ago, Queens of the Stone Age marked their return to Australian shores with a blistering run of shows that saw the Americans begin to introduce fans to their new album Villains, due for release this Friday. A few hours before their final show in Melbourne took place, I was ushered into artist catering, where bass…

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Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan tent. Coming in like an energy drink, Confidence Man followed with an animated performance filled with little outfits, bubbly tunes and frantic dancing. “Boyfriend (Repeat)” saw the whole…

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Photo Gallery: Queens of the Stone Age + Lonely Boys – Darwin Convention Centre (16.07.17)

Queens of the Stone Age are officially back in Australia, kicking off their 2017 tour with their first ever show in the Northern Territory. Performing at the Darwin Convention Centre overnight, the US legends didn’t let the tropics stop them from arriving in their leather-jacketed glory, putting on a killer show alongside NT breakthrough act Lonely Boys. “Thank…

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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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