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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...

Why Bad Album Reviews Are Good For Artists, With The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd

Why Bad Album Reviews Are Good For Artists, With The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd

Meet Anthony Fantano, the (self-professed) ‘internet’s busiest music nerd’, who since launching his website and vlog The Needle Drop in 2007 has fast become one of the most respected...

Another 7 Amazing Music Docos You Can Watch For Free Right Now

Another 7 Amazing Music Docos You Can Watch For Free Right Now

We love a good music doco ’round here at team Tone Deaf, whether it’s of the homegrown variety or the world-travelling film festival kind. But we...

5 Important Tips For Emerging Bands, With Gang Of Youths

5 Important Tips For Emerging Bands, With Gang Of Youths

Sydney indie rockers, Gang Of Youths only formed last year but already boast a pretty impressive CV. Their achievements this far include playing sold out shows supporting The...

Hilltop Hoods Take Us Behind The Making Of Their New Album

Hilltop Hoods Take Us Behind The Making Of Their New Album

The Kings are back. The Hilltop Hoods’ highly anticipated sequel to their double platinum, ARIA award winning album Drinking From The Sun is here, and damn...

The 5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Kasabian’s Australian Tour

The 5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Kasabian’s Australian Tour

In case you had somehow missed it, English alt-rock mainstays Kasabian have made their triumphant return to Aussie shores for a national tour that won’t soon be forgotten....

Discover: Horizon-Expanding Prog From Kiwi Ex-Pats, Full Code

Discover: Horizon-Expanding Prog From Kiwi Ex-Pats, Full Code

What They Sound Like? In short, these four Melbourne-based Kiwi ex-pats deliver horizon-expanding rock with a healthy dose of prog. In long, the quartet’s experimentally-tilted yet densely-constructed...

Spoon Open Up About New Album, The Preatures, And ‘Vinyl Gratification’

Spoon Open Up About New Album, The Preatures, And ‘Vinyl Gratification’

After releasing five records in the space of nine years, Spoon needed a break.  Following 2010’s Transference and a subsequent world tour, the Austin-based band went...

6 Aussie Post-Punk Bands You Need To Know, According To Mere Women

6 Aussie Post-Punk Bands You Need To Know, According To Mere Women

Your Town, is the second LP from Sydney post-punk trio Mere Women, released via Poison City Records label, An album that according to our writer is “one of...

Are Broods NZ’s Next Big Pop Export?

Are Broods NZ’s Next Big Pop Export?

In the past week the city has been awash with a vast array of quality music as bands embarked on the city to play sideshows from...

The 7 Albums That Changed Boy & Bear’s Lives

The 7 Albums That Changed Boy & Bear’s Lives

Having recently toured the world to sold out venues across Europe, the UK, US, and Canada, which included a visit to the Conan studios, Sydney’s favourite...

The 9 Biggest Moments Of Lollapalooza 2014 Everyone’s Buzzing About

The 9 Biggest Moments Of Lollapalooza 2014 Everyone’s Buzzing About

Whether you tactfully avoided the internet so you didn’t catch a massive case of festival FOMO or you’ve just been living under a rock these past three...

Meet The New Wave Icons Who Formed Supergroup The Empty Hearts

Meet The New Wave Icons Who Formed Supergroup The Empty Hearts

Sometimes the simple equation of close mates, plus musical inclination, multiplied by a chance to get together can equal something that could be more than just...

Track By Track: Juston Stens – ‘Share The Road’

Track By Track: Juston Stens – ‘Share The Road’

After six years playing drums in the incredibly popular indie-folk band Dr. Dog, Juston Stens left the band in order to front his own band and travel...

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...

Track By Track: Sticky Fingers – ‘Land Of Pleasure’

Track By Track: Sticky Fingers – ‘Land Of Pleasure’

After serving up two already massive singles this year, the upcoming second album from Sydney rock n rollers Sticky Fingers Land Of Pleasure, is definitely gearing up to be one...

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