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12 Weird Christmas Albums You Won’t Believe Exist

12 Weird Christmas Albums You Won’t Believe Exist

The good old Christmas album, much like Christmas itself, is mostly all about the money. Artists don’t pump out generic covers of carols because they love...

Inside The Basics’ Election Campaign & The Future Of Music Politics

Inside The Basics’ Election Campaign & The Future Of Music Politics

Phew! What a wild few weeks it has been. With a very healthy 1.5% of the vote from the Victorian state election under our belt, we’ve...

An Essential Guide To Conor Oberst In 7 Albums

An Essential Guide To Conor Oberst In 7 Albums

With countless albums under multiple monikers, not to mention the supergroups, Conor Oberst’s back-catalogue may seem a tad daunting for the uninitiated. But with the right...

How Drugs, Mental Problems, And New Orleans Shaped Eyehategod

How Drugs, Mental Problems, And New Orleans Shaped Eyehategod

The road travelled by Mike IX Williams has been one full of difficult bends, weaving through punk rock, writing, hurricanes, addiction and endless sincere self expression....

Hit Or Shit? The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Monuments To An Elegy’

Hit Or Shit? The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Monuments To An Elegy’

Few bands have held such uncertainty in their future as The Smashing Pumpkins. With their evolution from a grunge favourite of the 1990s to a more...

We Tried To Interview Evan Dando, And This Is What Happened

We Tried To Interview Evan Dando, And This Is What Happened

All photos in the article are courtesy of Dando himself (sent during correspondence). Sometimes the life of a rock star, even one not in the bright...

The 6 Albums That Changed The Cairos Lives

The 6 Albums That Changed The Cairos Lives

Having just toured the UK, Asia, and slaying it at CMJ, Brissy locals The Cairos have returned to Australia for a bunch of summer festivals and their ‘Row...

Why Violent Soho Are The Saviours Of Aussie Rock

Why Violent Soho Are The Saviours Of Aussie Rock

To describe the year Violent Soho have had since the release of their sophomore album ‘Hungry Ghost’ as anything but revolutionary would be a crime. One...

The Datsuns Prove The Garage Rock Revival Isn’t Dead

The Datsuns Prove The Garage Rock Revival Isn’t Dead

Back in 2002, garage rock seemed to rule the airwaves. Bands like The Hives, The White Stripes, The Strokes, and the Hellacopters had finally become household...

The Gear The Producer Behind Your Favourite Aussie Records Couldn’t Live Without

The Gear The Producer Behind Your Favourite Aussie Records Couldn’t Live Without

Though you may not instantly recognise it, the name Andrei Eremin can be found in the liner notes of many of your favourite Australian records, including...

Hit Or Shit? AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’

Hit Or Shit? AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’

While it would be questionable to call Rock or Bust, the much talked-about 16th studio effort from Australian hard rock icons AC/DC, a “highly anticipated release”,...

The 10 Best Free Things In Music You Can Do This December

The 10 Best Free Things In Music You Can Do This December

What’s better than live music? Free live music, of course. Everybody loves free shit, so we thought we’d compile a list of the best upcoming gigs...

The 8 Best Music Documentaries From The Decade So Far

The 8 Best Music Documentaries From The Decade So Far

Running from December 5th until December 11th of this year, Gimme Some Truth is Australia’s first and only dedicated music documentary festival. Launched and supported by...

Why Tribute Shows Aren’t As Naff As You Think

Why Tribute Shows Aren’t As Naff As You Think

Australia’s longest running large-scale Led Zeppelin homage concert, ‘Whole Lotta Love’, is set to return for the third time to Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Saturday March 21...

Why Australia Needs A Psych Festival

Why Australia Needs A Psych Festival

In a season so densely packed with festivals, each exhaustingly touting an international act more unmissable and indiscernible from the last, there emerges – from those...

The Greatest Gingers In Music, According To Clowns

The Greatest Gingers In Music, According To Clowns

While the notorious ‘Filth and the Fury’ reputation of punk rock has long since receded, it can be argued that its status as a community, indeed...

6 Worst Festival Mistakes (And How They Could’ve Been Avoided)

6 Worst Festival Mistakes (And How They Could’ve Been Avoided)

It’s been a tough 12 months for Australia’s music festival scene. New festivals seem to be popping up one week and announcing their cancellation the next,...

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