Opinion

Why Ásgeir Is Iceland’s Next Big Musical Export

Why Ásgeir Is Iceland’s Next Big 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...

What Went Down At Lorde’s Long-Awaited Melbourne Headline Show

What Went Down At Lorde’s Long-Awaited Melbourne Headline Show

A lot can change in a year. By now it’s a story everyone is familiar with – in 2013 Ella Yelich-O’Connor saw her life transform in...

The 6 Best Aussie Side-Projects, According To Pepa Knight

The 6 Best Aussie Side-Projects, According To Pepa Knight

Jinja Safari co-frontman and Central Coast musician, Pepa Knight has been receiving a fair amount of buzz since announcing his solo side project earlier this year,and...

Hit Or Shit? Morrissey’s ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’

Hit Or Shit? Morrissey’s ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’

He’s an enigma, that Morrissey, to say the least. He hasn’t had an easy run in the five years since his previous record Years Of Refusal: struck...

The 6 Greatest Tassie Bands In History, According To Luca Brasi

The 6 Greatest Tassie Bands In History, According To Luca Brasi

Since releasing their celebrated By A Thread album earlier this year, Luca Brasi have shown no signs of slowing down, having toured nationally to raucous, sold out crowds. The guys are...

The 5 Step Guide To Going Solo, With Ella Hooper

The 5 Step Guide To Going Solo, With Ella Hooper

Aussie legend Ella Hooper has had one incredible career, from fronting local rock n roll heros Killing Heidi for a decade, Ella has gone on to...

A Guide To The Best Aussie Shoegaze Acts, With Lowtide

A Guide To The Best Aussie Shoegaze Acts, With Lowtide

Back in 2011, having released the astonishingly beautiful 7″ single ‘Underneath Tonight’, all eyes were on Melbourne quartet Lowtide, patiently awaiting their next move. Now, after...

King Parrot’s 8 Tips For Creating A Killer Music Video

King Parrot’s 8 Tips For Creating A Killer Music Video

Formed in 2010 emerging through the baptism of fire of the Melbourne metal scene, King Parrot have pillaged their way to international recognition. The band’s notoriety began with...

The 7 Aussie Music Industry Events You Should Attend

The 7 Aussie Music Industry Events You Should Attend

Often music industry events can be tricky to navigate; will you know anyone there? Will the panel discussions be helpful? We chatted to publicist Ashley Sambrooks...

Are Saskwatch Australia’s Greatest Soul Act?

Are Saskwatch Australia’s Greatest Soul Act?

It’s not a secret that Melbourne produces some of the best bands in the country no matter what the genre of music. Any night of the...

The 5 Most Promising Indigenous Hip Hop Acts Of 2014

The 5 Most Promising Indigenous Hip Hop Acts Of 2014

Non-profit organisation Desert Pea Media are about to release Song Nation No. 1 compilation, a collection of original music and online videos celebrating the vibrant Indigenous hip hop culture, out July...

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