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7 Most ‘Aussie’ Moments In Australian Music, By Client Liaison

7 Most ‘Aussie’ Moments In Australian Music, By Client Liaison

With a mere trio of singles under their belt Client Liaison have already accomplished an awful lot. The 2012 debut single and ode to 20th Century Australian...

The 5 Most Important Moments In Punk, With Poison Idea

The 5 Most Important Moments In Punk, With Poison Idea

The term ‘punk rock royalty’ is synonymous with the Portland-based outfit, Poison Idea. Renown for their highly-energised records such as 1990’s Feel The Darkness and the...

Do DMA’s Live Up To The Hype?

Do DMA’s Live Up To The Hype?

“I think the 90s really perfected pop music,” producer and guitarist of DMA’s Johnny Took tells Tone Deaf in a recent interview. “It was just really...

The End Of The Palace, But Not The Fight For Live Music

The End Of The Palace, But Not The Fight For Live Music

Music venues across Australia are always in a constant state of flux. Much like the bands that play within their dark bellies, the venues themselves have...

The 7 Easy Things You Can Do To Support Live Music

The 7 Easy Things You Can Do To Support Live Music

Australian musicians may have spearheaded an international invasion of festivals, lineups, and charts lately, but closer to home the live music scene could arguably be in better...

The 5 Best Sophomore Albums With The Delta Riggs

The 5 Best Sophomore Albums With The Delta Riggs

Their urban swagger, indie groove, and rock n’ roll sensibilities have been drawing punters from far and wide to their acclaimed live show since 2010. Now,...

The 14 Best Simpsons Music Cameo Moments

The 14 Best Simpsons Music Cameo Moments

The Simpsons are one of the world’s greatest and adored cultural icons. The four-fingered yellow family of five are a household name that have stood the...

How To Grow Or Kill Your Local Music Scene

How To Grow Or Kill Your Local Music Scene

We’ve all read about the great music cities of the world. The country twang of Nashville continues to reverberate throughout the city day in day out....

Why We Shouldn’t Get On Board Neil Young’s Pono Music Revolution

Why We Shouldn’t Get On Board Neil Young’s Pono Music Revolution

Neil Young’s Pono music service, described as a “high-resolution, studio-quality, cloud-based digital music ecosystem” three years in the making, was officially launched this week. Unveiled in a...

Why Now Is The Right Time To Start A Boutique Music Festival

Why Now Is The Right Time To Start A Boutique Music Festival

Later this month sees the introduction of a unique new boutique music event to the Aussie festival landscape. Describing itself as the “music and food event...

Since They Left Us, Why We Still Care About The Avalanches’ New Album

Since They Left Us, Why We Still Care About The Avalanches’ New Album

Hands up if you’re sick of waiting for the new album by The Avalanches? Fourteen years is a long time to wait for anything, but when...

It’s Time Triple J Stop Being Successful & Start Being Accountable

It’s Time Triple J Stop Being Successful & Start Being Accountable

The debate surrounding Triple J’s influence on the Australian music scene has intensified this week following a Fairfax article that investigated claims that bands were altering their sound to secure...

The 7 Aussie Hip Hop Clichés (That Just Aren’t True)

The 7 Aussie Hip Hop Clichés (That Just Aren’t True)

We’ve all heard the clichés and criticisms, but why – despite its long history of growing success from an underground scene to mainstream glory – does...

Would You Pay To Shop In A Record Store?

Would You Pay To Shop In A Record Store?

Vinyl is back, in a big way. Just look at the resurgence of sales that have been taking place in the last five years. It’s also...

30 Years On: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Video

30 Years On: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Video

On 2nd December 1983 MTV aired a short film, almost 14 minutes in length, which would drastically and irreversibly alter the music video industry. Even now,...

Top 15 Albums Of 2013 You Might Have Missed

Top 15 Albums Of 2013 You Might Have Missed

As the year draws to a close, music fans will inevitably be flooded with a bevy of best-of lists far and wide that will likely ring...

The Best Gigs Of 2013

The Best Gigs Of 2013

As music fans, there’s few experiences more exciting or memorable than those that come with the stage. It’s the lights, the sounds, the electric shiver that...

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