YouTube To Block Indie Music Videos “In A Matter Of Days”

Enjoy the likes of Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Adele, and Franz Ferdinand on YouTube while you can. They, along with other independent artists are set to disappear from YouTube “in a matter of days” as the Google-owned video website begins to block content from independent labels who have not signed...

Billy Bragg Talks Spotify, Social Media Homework, & The All-Important ‘Third Album’

“The internet has allowed us to have an open sewer of cynicism to run through the world. I have seen young artists make a political point and stick their head up above the parapet and say something on Twitter, and they just get such abuse. In my day, I only...

Billy Bragg Australian Tour 2014 Adds Extra Date

The Billy Bragg Australian Tour 2014 has added an extra date. Announced shortly after the UK singer-songwriter opened proceedings on this year’s BIGSOUND music industry conference, the Billy Bragg Australian Tour 2014 is now adding a Byron Bay concert to the already announced schedule. The British ‘Bard of Barking’ will now be...

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An earnest figure with a lovely, warm voice and an acoustic guitar, Patrick James’ songs could easily slide into mere pleasantness, but there are some somber shadows in his work that set them apart. Explaining that some of his songs were written after getting a borrowed guitar back from touring...

Billy Bragg Australian Tour 2014 Announced, Courtney Barnett Supports

The Billy Bragg Australian Tour 2014 has been announced and with the UK singer-songwriter just about to open proceedings on this year’s BIGSOUND music industry conference, the British ‘Bard of Barking’ has revealed dates for a return next year. Returning to Australia in 2014 for his first full band tour...

New Tours: Davey Lane, Billy Bragg, The Growl, Dyson, Stringer & Cloher, Seabellies & More

There’s always plenty of concerts and gigs for live music lovers to see all around Australia. Get all the latest info on dates, venues, and tickets for announced upcoming tours from Davey Lane, Billy Bragg, Dyson, Stringer & Cloher, The Growl, Seabellies, Oceano, Empra, Love Over Gold, and the launch...

BIGSOUND 2013 Announce Speakers & Acts Including Billy Bragg & Amanda Palmer

BIGSOUND is widely recognised as the biggest and most important gathering of the music industry in Australia, where over three days each September, the conference draws an ever-growing assembly of musicians, managers, industry experts, movers, shaker, and music lovers to converse, exchange, discover (and dig a whole lotta live shows)...

Tooth And Nail

Tooth And Nail, is the latest album from folk icon Billy Bragg and proves to be one of his strongest releases. Recorded in five days with a soulful American backing band consisting of players who have performed with the likes of Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey and Regina Spektor, Bragg’s...

Mixtape #80

Coming out to headline this year’s Groovin The Moo, They Might Be Giants have released the first track,‘You’re On Fire’ off their 16th studio album, so what better way for everyone to hear it as the feature in our mixtape? Next up, the incredible Bonobo featuring Erykah Badu, staying on the soul vibe...

Billy Bragg Celebrates The Legacy Of Woody Guthrie

“The irony of this gig is that Woody Guthrie never played a gig like this in his life”, Billy Bragg told the sold-out crowd at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Friday night. In town for the Melbourne Festival, the British singer, who is known for his left-wing activism, took to the...

Billy Bragg And Peter Garrett Set To Clash On Q&A

Music legend and political activist Billy Bragg is set to lock horns with former Midnight Oil frontman and current Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, Peter Garrett. According to The Music, the outspoken pair are both appearing on the ABC‘s Q&A program next Monday, in what looks set to be...