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We Taste-Test Silverchair Drummer’s Alcopop Range, So You Don’t Have To

We Taste-Test Silverchair Drummer’s Alcopop Range, So You Don’t Have To

It’s been five months since the Tone Deaf office first taste-tested La Mascara, the alcohol line concocted by ex-Silverchair drummer Ben Gillie and his wife Jackie, aka The Real Housewives...

The Things We Learnt From King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s New Album

The Things We Learnt From King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s New Album

If you’re familiar with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, then many things come to mind at the single mention of their name; whimsical melodies, a...

The 7 Best Pubs In Australia, According To Drunk Mums

The 7 Best Pubs In Australia, According To Drunk Mums

Our favourite Melbourne pub rockers Drunk Mums recently dropped their new single ‘Nanganator’, a follow up to the power rock hit ‘Plastic’. ‘Nanganator’ is and ode to...

The 8 AWME Shows You Can’t Miss

The 8 AWME Shows You Can’t Miss

Established in 2008, the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo has become the undisputed premier roots music industry conference of the Southern Hemisphere. Calling Melbourne its home over...

Chris Robinson: I “Have Not Made Any Money, And No One Really Cares”

Chris Robinson: I “Have Not Made Any Money, And No One Really Cares”

You can feel the California sunshine; almost smell the organic vegetarian chilli cooking on the stove and the sweet sound of the Grateful Dead blowing in...

17 Ways To Support Your Favourite Bands When You’re Broke

17 Ways To Support Your Favourite Bands When You’re Broke

Recently, we reported on the struggles of one Aussie band that relocated to the States with the high hopes of making it big, to no prevail,...

The 5 Things We Learnt From Thurston Moore’s Album ‘The Best Day’

The 5 Things We Learnt From Thurston Moore’s Album ‘The Best Day’

Thurston Moore is one of the more recognizable names in alternative rock, basically the ‘cool’ version of Dave Grohl. For the uninitiated, Moore formed the seminal...

The Records That Changed Jamie T’s Life

The Records That Changed Jamie T’s Life

There’s nobody quite like Jamie T in modern music. The south-Londoner also known as Jamie Treays is notorious for his unabashed approach to indie rock, producing...

New Zealand’s 6 Most Important Bands, According To Jakob

New Zealand’s 6 Most Important Bands, According To Jakob

New Zealand post-rock legends Jakob recently released their new album Sines which arrives eight year after their last release. The record’s lead single ‘Blind Them With Science’,...

The 7 Halloween Parties You Can’t Miss

The 7 Halloween Parties You Can’t Miss

Yeah, we know. It’s an American thing. It’s a total affront to everything that is true blue and bloody Australian and we’re having none of it....

Violent Soho & The Three Other Things The Bronx Love About Australian Music

Violent Soho & The Three Other Things The Bronx Love About Australian Music

The Bronx and their Mexicana flavoured alter-ego Mariachi El Bronx love coming to Australia. Without even asking guitarist Joby J. Ford whether that’s the case the...

Alt-J: “Australia Is Arguably Our Best Fan Base In The World”

Alt-J: “Australia Is Arguably Our Best Fan Base In The World”

It’s a rare thing, to hear the theme of freedom to flowing through a band’s second album. The second record, after all, is meant to be...

Hit Or Shit? Slipknot’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’

Hit Or Shit? Slipknot’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’

The latest dispatch from metal veterans Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter, comes a full six years after the release of their fourth album, All Hope Is...

The 7 Events You Can’t Miss At Melbourne Music Week

The 7 Events You Can’t Miss At Melbourne Music Week

Out of the 52 weeks in a year, Melbourne Music Week has got to be one of our favourites. With the week of November 14 getting closer...

The 6 Musicians That Changed The Kooks’ Lives

The 6 Musicians That Changed The Kooks’ Lives

In support of their new LP Listen (Virgin/ EMI) Brit-pop revivalists, The Kooks, will be returning to Australia for their most monstrous tour of their Aussie...

12 Things We Learnt From Iggy Pop’s John Peel Lecture

12 Things We Learnt From Iggy Pop’s John Peel Lecture

Iggy Pop recently delivered BBC 6 Music’s annual John Peel Lecture at the Radio Festival in Salford. Taking the reigns from a diverse roster of alumni...

The 5 Reasons You’ll Be Sorry You Missed Austin City Limits 2014

The 5 Reasons You’ll Be Sorry You Missed Austin City Limits 2014

Mega festivals. It’s hard to conquer a mega festival, both from a punter’s perspective and a production perspective. Over the weekend we attempted to conquer Austin City...

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