Music

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Tia Gostelow feat. LANKS “Strangers” (2018)

August 15, 2018

For a few months now, a gorgeous duet between Tia Gostelow and LANKS has been steadily winning fans over with it’s breezy tone and intimate vocal harmonies. That gem is titled “Strangers”, a dreamy pop record that has been buzzing around Gostelow as she dips into the second half of an already massive year, one […]

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Track of the Day: Yussef Dayes and Alfa Mist feat. Mansur Brown “Love Is The Message” (2018)

August 15, 2018

“Love Is The Message” is the superb debut solo single from the celebrated London-based Jazz drummer Yussef Dayes. As some of you may know Dayes came to prominance as one half of Yussef Kamaal, a creative partnership with keyboardist and producer Kamaal Williams, that resulted in 2016’s Black Focus. The duo have since disbanded in […]

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5 speakers you need to know from Australian Music Week’s first announcement

August 14, 2018

Taking place at Cronulla Beach between the 7th and 9th November, Australian Music Week is Australia’s most accessible grassroots music industry conference. Bringing together an 80-strong speaker line-up, Australian Music Week is about discovering real music and relevant industry knowledge from the artists and insider professionals who live and breathe all things musical. Conference manager […]

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Track of the Day: Spacey Jane “Cold Feet” (2018)

August 14, 2018

Following a brief hiatus to escape to warmer climbs (completely understandable!) Perth’s Spacey Jane have returned with a brand new single “Cold Feet” and are all set to give it the offical launch treatment this Friday night. For those not already looped in, the band formed back in 2016, with mates Caleb & Kieran revisiting […]

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Interview: Adam Harvey (Australia) on Nashville, the 1970s and how political correctness has no place in country music

August 14, 2018

Fulfilling a dream of recording in the US, Adam Harvey’s tenth studio album The Nashville Tapes is inspired by country music of the 1970s and its icons. Off the back of last year’s tour of The Great Country Songbook Volume II alongside Beccy Cole, the eight-time Golden Guitar winner is again on the road, this […]

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Meet the Aussie & NZ artists heading to play Music Matters Live in Singapore

August 14, 2018

The Singapore music festival Music Matters Live will be returning for its 13th year next month, returning to the city’s iconic Clarke Quay (among other venues), featuring more than 30 acts from 13 countries over 5 days – kicking off just as the Brisbane conference and festival BIGSOUND comes to an end. Taking place alongside […]

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Everything you need to know about Cal Jam 18; Dave Grohl’s music festival featuring Gang of Youths

August 14, 2018

They may have just announced – and then sold out – their own mini-festival in Brisbane, but before that happens, Sydney group Gang of Youths are heading to California in October to play Cal Jam 18, a festival curated by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. This is the second consecutive year the event has been […]

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Track of the Day: Moors Feat. Tune-Yards “Mango” (2018)

August 13, 2018

While we here in Australia wait patiently for a release date to be confirmed for Boots Riley’s stylish Sorry to Bother You, we can at least dip into another aspect of the film without delay. And it’s most certainly something we’re going to want to get around, as a project has sprung from two of […]

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Meredith and Fairgrounds join the likes of Queenscliff Music Festival in achieving gender parity in their lineups

August 13, 2018

Over the past couple of weeks, the internet has been awash with criticism around festivals like Bluesfest and Unity for offering limited diversity in their lineups. Today, Fairgrounds – the “carnival of music and discovery” that happens “a little south of Sydney” in Berry, NSW – showed just how to produce a lineup with true […]

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Take a peak at the final BIGSOUND announcement; I Know Leopard, G Flip and more added!

August 13, 2018

Music industry conference BIGSOUND is less than a month away from taking over Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and is already bursting at the seams with 150 acts announced. But the event has made just made its final announcement, which includes more artists, speakers, and parties. Joining the line-up of up-and-coming performers includes G Flip, I Know […]

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Interview: Catherine Britt (Australia) talks recording her new album while pregnant

August 13, 2018

Since her last release Boneshaker in 2015, Catherine Britt has gotten married, given birth to her first child, won a battle with breast cancer and released her seventh studio album, Catherine Britt and the Cold Cold Hearts, alongside Michael Muchow and Andy Toombs. Recorded in her own backyard studio with engineer Jeff McCormack, this release, […]

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From location to lineup, why Jindabyne Festival Snowtunes needs to be in your 2018 plans

August 13, 2018

Starting in 2015, Snowtunes is hosting one of the countries most impressive and exciting lineups in one of the coolest (sorry) locations in the country. If 2018’s decent snowfall isn’t enough to get you to the slopes, we make the case why it’s not too late to book a last-minute road trip to the ski […]

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Track of the Day: RÜFÜS DU SOL “Underwater” (2018)

August 10, 2018

Building towards their new album Solace, the unstoppable RÜFÜS DU SOL have today released their new single “Underwater”. Giving us deeper insight into their third album, which it said to be largely influenced by a contrasting Californian landscape, the complex and beautifully layered track is a noticeable step forward for the Aussie-bred trio who are […]

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Singapore’s post-BIGSOUND conference All That Matters announces its 2018 program: Here are the highlights

August 10, 2018

Kicking off just as Brisbane’s BIGSOUND ends, Singapore’s All That Matters conference is Asia’s biggest entertainment conference. This year, the event is bringing some of the biggest guests from different entertainment industries back to Singapore’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Notable this year are the amount of new names the event will be hosting. In fact, this year’s […]

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Peking Duk joins David Byrne, Khalid and more in Hong Kong for Clockenflap 2018

August 9, 2018

Clockenflap, the biggest annual music and arts festival in Hong Kong, has just released the first round of its 2018 lineup. The world-class music program, which has built a reputation of featuring a large range of styles across both international and local musicians, will feature no less than 13 Hong Kong live debuts, 2 Asian […]

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Track of the Day: Phantastic Ferniture “Dark Corner Dance Floor” (2018)

August 8, 2018

Phantastic Ferniture is the project of old friends Julia Jacklin, Elizabeth Hughes, Ryan K Brennan and Tom Stephens. United by a love of fern puns, and born out of a (potentially) drunken vow made in 2014 to form a band, the group have recently released their debut self titled record, and will shortly be embarking […]

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Interview: The Coronas (Ireland) discuss their Lollapalooza set, their upcoming Australia dates & rising success

August 8, 2018

Irish band The Coronas have been around for over 15 years which has included five different studio albums and many stops around the world. Their latest album, Trust the Wire, reached #1 on the Irish charts and the band has started to receive global acclaim and an ever growing fan base. On Sunday, the band […]

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The best of the best at Lollapalooza 2018: The moments we will never forget

August 8, 2018

2018’s edition of Lollapalooza was very different from the ones that have come before. It was very much a music festival for the days we are in now. The lineup propped itself as a perfect capsule of what music is today with the biggest names in pop music, EDM and the best rock bands of […]

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Track of the Day: Sha La Das “Open My Eyes” (2018)

August 7, 2018

There are some record labels that always seem to be on the money. For me, Brooklyn’s Daptone Records are one such label. These are the guys that unleashed the talents of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Charles Bradley onto the world, and reminded listeners of the power of soul and funk. Now they’re […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Day Four ft Jack White, What So Not, Portugal the Man, Manchester Orchestra and more

August 7, 2018

Lollapalooza wrapped up in Chicago on Sunday with performances from the likes of Jack White, What So Not, Portugal the Man, Manchester Orchestra, Anderson East, Lykke Li, Morgan Saint, Superorganism, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Mikky Ekko. Our photographer Taylor Mithelman was on ground and brings us back these photos!

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