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Bands Are Now Openly Paying Journalists To Write About Their Music

Bands Are Now Openly Paying Journalists To Write About Their Music

If you were a young band struggling to stand out from the crowd, would you directly pay a journalist to write about your music? Say, for a rate...

The 5 Things Only Darwin Has, Thanks To Darwin Festival

The 5 Things Only Darwin Has, Thanks To Darwin Festival

Some of you may not know that Australia’s most northern and only tropical arts festival was born out of the destruction and devastation of a natural...

Is The Vinyl Bubble About To Burst?

Is The Vinyl Bubble About To Burst?

There’s no denying the mass resurgence of vinyl in recent years, and from a sales perspective, the signs are everywhere: the year-on-year success of the annual...

The Best Tracks Of 2014, According To The Operatives

The Best Tracks Of 2014, According To The Operatives

The Operatives are a collective of multi-talented musicians and curators responsible for presenting tours of ground-breaking international talent and a platform for emerging artists to be...

Does The Acid’s Dreamy Electro Translate Live?

Does The Acid’s Dreamy Electro Translate Live?

Transcontinental almost-buzz-band, The Acid, embarked on their Australian tour this week ahead of their spot at Splendour in the Grass. Privy to their festival warm-up was...

Why Future Islands Live Up To The Hype

Why Future Islands Live Up To The Hype

The Corner Hotel might be many things to Melbourne’s live music community, but it’s probably never been the setting for a spectacle that resembled a bullfighting...

After A Two Year Hiatus, Have Husky Returned To Form?

After A Two Year Hiatus, Have Husky Returned To Form?

They had huge success in 2011 winning Triple J Unearthed, and were touring globally on top of their wildly popular album Forever So. After a two year...

Here’s Why You Should Have Gone To Lily Allen’s Splendour Sideshow

Here’s Why You Should Have Gone To Lily Allen’s Splendour Sideshow

Nothing says “bad bitch” like smoking an e-cigarette on stage – ask Lily Allen, who did just that in a sold out show at Festival Hall...

Does Noughties Soul-Pop Queen Kelis Still Have It?

Does Noughties Soul-Pop Queen Kelis Still Have It?

Believe it or not, Kelis Rogers is an artist that has kicked her way around the scene for over 15-years, bet you’re feeling a little old...

Sky Ferreria Made Her Melbourne Debut And We Were There

Sky Ferreria Made Her Melbourne Debut And We Were There

A name that’s floated around for quite a while is that of indie pop sensation Sky Ferreira. Her debut record Night Time, My Time has seen...

Why Ásgeir Is Iceland’s Best New Musical Export

Why Ásgeir Is Iceland’s Best New Musical Export

It’s been a mammoth year for Ásgeir. Re-releasing his début album In The Silence after translating it into English, playing sold-out shows in countless countries and...

Why Something For Kate Are One Of Our Greatest National Treasures

Why Something For Kate Are One Of Our Greatest National Treasures

It’s during the opening short film retrospective by Callum Preston that opens Something For Kate’s set that it really dawns just how remarkable an achievement two...

What Went Down At Dan Sultan’s Biggest Hometown Headline Show

What Went Down At Dan Sultan’s Biggest Hometown Headline Show

In a sellout performance at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, Dan Sultan’s biggest hometown show was one to remember. Playing a string of new Australian rock’n’roll ballads from...

Why La Roux’s New Record Is One Of 2014′s Best Pop Albums

Why La Roux’s New Record Is One Of 2014′s Best Pop Albums

La Roux’s second record Trouble In Paradise was undeniably going to be a difficult one. That’s not quite in the sense of the ‘difficult second album syndrome’...

A Crash Course In Music Publishing & How Bands Can Make Bank

A Crash Course In Music Publishing & How Bands Can Make Bank

Local music publishers Native Tongue recently celebrated their 10th year of helping Aussie acts get heard internationally. Originally started by Chris Gough and now managed by...

The 7 Reasons You Should Support Local Female Musicians

The 7 Reasons You Should Support Local Female Musicians

On August 16 local promoters (and the bookers of Alia Arthouse) Bonny And Clyde are throwing the ‘Femme Warehouse Event’ a celebration of the ladies who...

The 6 Aussie Music Docos You Need To See

The 6 Aussie Music Docos You Need To See

Melbourne raised, UK based film maker Thomas Meadmore’s debut full-length documentary How To Lose Jobs And Alienate Girlfriends  is a warts-and-all documentary about the rollercoaster creative...

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