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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...

Rick Astley: How An Internet Joke Revived My Career

Rick Astley: How An Internet Joke Revived My Career

Rick Astley: you probably know him as the double-denim wearing singer from the 1987 pop hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, who retired from the music...

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...

The 8 Records That Inspired The Beautiful Girls’ New Record

The 8 Records That Inspired The Beautiful Girls’ New Record

Its been a few years since we last heard a release from The Beautiful Girls, while Mat McHugh has spent some time on a solo jaunt,...

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...

Real Estate: The ‘Death’ Of Guitar Rock Is “Pretty Silly”

Real Estate: The ‘Death’ Of Guitar Rock Is “Pretty Silly”

It’s been a big year for Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney. His band released their third album, Atlas, to overwhelming critical and popular success. Pitchfork gave...

10 Icelandic Acts You Have To Check Out Before They Breakthrough

10 Icelandic Acts You Have To Check Out Before They Breakthrough

We here at Tone Deaf have just a couple of reasons to be excited about all things Icelandic, while the recent news that the country’s latest...

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...

Gerard Way On The End Of My Chemical Romance And ‘Bringing Bowie Into The Mainstream’

Gerard Way On The End Of My Chemical Romance And ‘Bringing Bowie Into The Mainstream’

It doesn’t feel like that long ago when My Chemical Romance were sweeping through high schools across the country with angsty teenagers dying their hair black...

The 7 Most Important Acts From New Orleans, With Tuba Skinny

The 7 Most Important Acts From New Orleans, With Tuba Skinny

Tuba Skinny are a globe-trotting jazz phenomenon, channeling the upbeat sounds of 1920 New Orleans, the eight piece are the closest you’re going to come to...

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