Author: Christie Yip

Blues and Metal collide as the innovative Zeal & Ardor announces Australian tour dates

December 13, 2018

Originally little more than an experiment of Swiss-American mastermind Manuel Gagneux, the avant-garde combination of negro spirituals and black metal embraced on his 2015 album Devil Is Fine quickly connected with several previously unstruck chords – as though American slaves had found Satanism rather than Christianity. And when it came to the music being created, […]

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Primavera Sound 2019 achieves Gender Equality as Aussies Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett and more join the line up

December 10, 2018

Held in Barcelona, Primavera Sound has taken place since 2001, consolidating itself as a model reference for urban festivals that is internationally considered as an unmissable musical event. Next year the event will run from May 30th to June 1st, 2019. Primavera Sound 2019 line up emphasises on a line up where there is equality between […]

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Track of the Day: Ah Trees “How Long Must We Wait” (2018)

December 7, 2018

Ah Trees are five friends from Perth, WA, inspired by the new-wave, alt-rock and post-punk sounds of the late 80’s, with music that will have you dancing down hallways or drifting away on clouds. Described by Pilerats as “one of Perth’s most consistent acts”, the last three years have seen Ah Trees release a debut […]

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Track of the Day: Man Sandal “Everyone’s Moving on with Their Lives but Me” (2018)

December 6, 2018

Man Sandal brews a bewitching concoction of music influenced by jazz and folk with some gypsy woven throughout. This versatile range has made them the band to watch, winning Rock Scholars “Band of the Year” award back in 2015. They are multi-disciplined artists who offer a fresh new sound to the Australian music scene. Something […]

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Track of the Day: Ribs “Bad Coffee” (2018)

November 30, 2018

Ribs is the immersive, heartfelt musical project of award-winning Perth artist Georgina Cramond. “Bad Coffee” is her highly anticipated debut single which was officially launched with a gig at The Bird last night. 2018 has been a huge year for Ribs, winning Best Newcomer at the Performing Arts WA Awards, for her solo music and […]

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Win a bottle of Johnnie Walker’s limited edition Game of Thrones whisky

November 29, 2018

Love Game of Thrones? Love whisky? Then we have good news for you. Johnnie Walker and HBO have partnered up to release White Walker by Johnnie Walker – a new, limited edition Scotch whisky for fans to celebrate with, in anticipation of the eighth and final season of Game for Thrones, recently announced to return […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jordie Lane, Emily Wurramara & more amongst 180 acts announced for Folk Alliance 2019 in Montreal

October 19, 2018

In its 31st year, the annual Folk Alliance International Conference announces their offical showcase lineup, being held from February 13-17, 2019, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The conference is a gathering of the folk music industry and community. It crosses a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Indigenous, […]

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Here’s what you need to see at Sculpture by the Sea 2018

October 18, 2018

Sculpture by the Sea , one of the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibitions, has now opened for another year across Sydney’s spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The exhibition, which each year sees the coastline transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks, features 107 sculptures by artists from 21 countries […]

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5 reasons you can’t miss Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art in Sydney

October 11, 2018

We’re counting down to the annual Sydney event, the Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, which this year runs from the 18th to the 28th of October. Presented by Performance Space and held at Carriageworks, this 10 day festival showcases many new works from artists right though Australia and Asia Pacific. Jeff Khan, CEO and Artistic Director of Performance […]

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Exclusive Premiere: The Cat Empire release interactive 360 degree music video for “Kila” (2018)

October 5, 2018

Much loved Australian ska and jazz band The Cat Empire have returned with their fourth release of the year, “Kila” along with a brand new music video. And today we’re excited to bring to you the exclusive premiere of the spectacular interactive 360 degree music video for the track. “Kila” provides the upbeat grooviness that The […]

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Amy Shark, Gurrumul and Ball Park Music and more score ARIA Artisan nominations

October 4, 2018

The ARIA Awards have announced the nominees for this year’s Artisan, Fine Arts and Best Comedy categories. With titles such as Best Classical Album, Best Jazz Album, Best World Music Album, along with Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year, Best Cover Art and Best Comedy up for grabs. Topping the list are Amy Shark, Gurrumul […]

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Aussies Abroad: The Cat Empire kick off European tour and announce 2019 North American dates

October 4, 2018

This week, Melbourne’s The Cat Empire have released their fourth brand new song of 2018, “Killa”, as they steadily build toward the release of their next studio album. The song’s author Felix Riebl explains, “Kila is one of those songs you write and know that an album will be built around it.” All the while, the band […]

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