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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...

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’,...

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 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...

6 Reasons Why The Australian Music Industry Isn’t The Worst In The World

6 Reasons Why The Australian Music Industry Isn’t The Worst In The World

You may not have heard of online UK magazine What Culture, but their piece, ‘6 Reasons Why The Australian Music Industry Is Currently The Worst In The...

12 Things That Make New Years Eve On The Hill So Special

12 Things That Make New Years Eve On The Hill So Special

With Summer festival season just around the corner and a plethora of New Years festival announcements already out into the world it can often be hard...

The 6 Reasons You Can’t Miss Phosphorescent’s Australian Tour

The 6 Reasons You Can’t Miss Phosphorescent’s Australian Tour

Each December, Australian shores a blessed with a surmountable amount of musical talent apart of the nation’s favourite music extravaganza, Meredith Music Festival. This year’s line-up dropped...

Is Flying Lotus The New King Of Jazz?

Is Flying Lotus The New King Of Jazz?

Although Los Angeleno Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus released his trip-hop leaning debut in 2006, it wasn’t until 2008’s landmark beat-driven Los Angeles that he truly...

The 5 Asian Pop Songs That Are Weirder Than Acid, According To Joelistics

The 5 Asian Pop Songs That Are Weirder Than Acid, According To Joelistics

Melbourne MC Joelistics draws on a lot of influences, (many of which we mentioned when writing about his video to ‘Everyone Everything’ earlier this year) including ‘80s-era...

8 Tips For Juggling School & A Music Career, With Lili Kendall

8 Tips For Juggling School & A Music Career, With Lili Kendall

Brisbane’s indie pop songstress Lili Kendall is a pretty amazing young artist. Having written her first song at the age of 11, it wasn’t long before...

Foxygen Show Us Why Double Albums Are Best Left To The Experts

Foxygen Show Us Why Double Albums Are Best Left To The Experts

Foxygen are a band worth noticing. Their bright and kooky 60s-70s psych aesthetic adds some much-needed colour and eccentricity when the sound du jour is all...

Why Aussies Can’t Get Enough Of Alt-J

Why Aussies Can’t Get Enough Of Alt-J

It’s been two years since Alt-J last hit Australian shores. Travelling on the back of their prodigious debut An Awesome Wave, the English band delighted audiences...

The 7 Best Triple J Like A Version Covers Ever, According To Matt & Alex

The 7 Best Triple J Like A Version Covers Ever, According To Matt & Alex

This Friday 10 October sees the tenth instalment of Triple J’s hugely successful Like A Version compilations released through ABC Music / Universal. Over the past...

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...

Cult Label Goner Records Held A Festival, And We Were There

Cult Label Goner Records Held A Festival, And We Were There

When it comes to punk music festivals there is no Australian equivalent to the Memphis based Goner Festival. Established by cult punk label and home to...

Duckpond Curated A Show At Monash Uni & We Were There

Duckpond Curated A Show At Monash Uni & We Were There

Melbourne is home to a host of unique gigs in unconventional gig spaces, but there was something about The Alexander Technique, that on paper at least,...

Why International Cassette Store Day Is Stupid

Why International Cassette Store Day Is Stupid

Trends in music styles much like fashion have the ability to change as fast as the seasons roll by. However the trends of music formats is...

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