Meet The Silencio, the band giving prog rock an acoustic shake-up

Most fans of progressive rock will argue that one of the best things about the genre is the heavy instrumentation that features on the tracks, the sheer weight and power of the effects-laden, often distorted guitars making the genre what it is. Sometimes though, an act can come by that...

The chaos of interviewing Dillon Francis and his many alter-egos

With DJ, producer and all-round larrikin Dillon Francis in the country to play the 2017 edition of Groovin the Moo, we caught up with him backstage last week for what turned out to be a cracker of an interview. Known for his cast of wacky alter-egos, Dillon busts four of...

Phil Jamieson on Grinspoon’s debut: “Do we really have to glorify it because it’s old?”

Yes, Grinspoon’s lauded debut album Guide to Better Living just turned 20 years old, and long-time fans are looking back at the monumental Aussie release with incredibly fond memories. But if you ask one of its creators, Grinners frontman Phil Jamieson, he doesn’t seem to have much time for celebrating...

At The Drive-In bring 17 years of fury rushing back on ‘in • ter a • li • a’

The progenitors of post-hardcore have been watching the throne and biding their time since ripping up Coachella’s stage in 2012. Now, with Sparta guitarist Keeley Davis replacing founding member Jim Ward, we finally see At The Drive In’s first shot at the title in nearly two decades, and what could...

Allday gets super-competitive during a Groovin The Moo edition of Trivial Pursuit

Allday is generally a pretty laid-back guy, with only some pretty disastrous vegan burgers able to get him worked up, but when we tested his music knowledge at Groovin The Moo’s Maitland leg over the weekend, he got pretty fired up. It all started out quite demurely, but it only...

Music critics called this the best rock album of the 2000s

The ’90s have long been described as the decade of grunge. With musicians tired of the hair metal scene of the ’80s, and with rebelliousness becoming more popular with every year, alternative rock turned towards the sweaty, fuzzy world of grunge music. But at this very same time, the genre...

Al from Red Riders reviews the new Dappled Cities record

The biggest compliment you can pay Dappled Cities is that they’ve stuck around. Sticking around in the music industry, especially in Australia, is not an easy thing. With its highs and lows, its fads, the whims of triple j, the low prospect of any enduring success or future security, it...

13 bands with the smartest marketing campaigns in music

When you record an album, you want the public to buy it; that’s just simple economics at work. So the question that remains then is, how do you make the public want to buy your album? These days, there aren’t as many 30 second TV ad spots as there used...

Groovin The Moo 2017 kicked off in incredible fashion

A sold out Groovin The Moo cranked up the party in Adelaide thanks to a great 2017 lineup and the welcome move to a new venue at the Wayville Showgrounds. In previous years GTM was staged in the paddocks of the Oakbank racecourse about 30km east of Adelaide, a memorable...

10 times rock bands destroyed their instruments, surroundings, and each other

Smashing your guitar was along seen as a rite of passage in rock, sending that beloved Fender to the grave in a shower of strings and frets – but some bands take it even further, wreaking havoc not only their guitars, but the stage, the record label bathrooms, or each...

Tim Rogers examines his strengths and weaknesses as a muso in a revealing chat

Tim Rogers is an Aussie icon with a long career at his heels and hopefully plenty left in the tank in the years to come. His new solo record, however, deals with the melancholic feelings of a retiring artist saying goodbye to  a long career, and offers up plenty of...

The 7 Adelaide bands you need to know, with Bad//Dreems

For the longest time, if you were to ask anyone what their favourite band from South Australia is, the chances were pretty good they’d stop after mentioning the Hilltop Hoods and Cold Chisel. However, with groups like Bad//Dreems bursting onto the scene in recent years, Adelaide is no longer the...

We rank Queens of the Stone Age’s albums from worst to best

Queens of the Stone Age are indisputably one of the greatest bands to ever exist, and their discography is more than able to back up this claim. It’s possibly one of the tightest, most compelling assortments of records to have been released by a single band. Having said that, with...

17 surprising international covers of classic Aussie songs

Cover versions are pretty popular these days. Sure, they’ve always been around, but with the continuing surge in popularity that triple j’s Like A Version segment has seen, and with countless covers gracing the furthest reaches of YouTube, cover versions are one of the most popular aspects of music you’ll find...

Brisbane duo Mid Ayr run us through their new EP ‘Elm Way’

Brisbane’s Mid Ayr have been kicking goals all over the place for a while now, and with the success of their first debut, self-titled EP in 2016 seeing them gain extensive radio play, the group are set to continue to knock it out of the park with their newest EP Elm Way....