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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...

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...

The 6 Local Records You Should Be Listening To This Week

The 6 Local Records You Should Be Listening To This Week

We listen to a lot of music here at Tone Deaf HQ, and we’re the first to admit we’re perhaps a little biased towards sounds of the...

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...

The 5 Gigs That Changed Bad//Dreems’ Lives

The 5 Gigs That Changed Bad//Dreems’ Lives

Being big fans of Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems, we’ve probably said all there is to be said about Aussie rock four piece. They recently dropped their latest single...

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