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The 10 Awesome Things We’d Like To See At Every Music Festival

The 10 Awesome Things We’d Like To See At Every Music Festival

With all the buzz that 2014′s insane Splendour In The Grass has generated over the past few days, even from the performing artists themselves, it’s safe to...

Are Saskwatch Australia’s Greatest Soul Act?

Are Saskwatch Australia’s Greatest Soul Act?

It’s not a secret that Melbourne produces some of the best bands in the country no matter what the genre of music. Any night of the...

The 5 Most Promising Indigenous Hip Hop Acts Of 2014

The 5 Most Promising Indigenous Hip Hop Acts Of 2014

Non-profit organisation Desert Pea Media are about to release Song Nation No. 1 compilation, a collection of original music and online videos celebrating the vibrant Indigenous hip hop culture, out July...

How Soundcloud Helped This Aussie Band Tour The US

How Soundcloud Helped This Aussie Band Tour The US

Melbourne pop/ funk/ hip hop five piece Jakubi have in recent times amassed an incredible online following both locally and worldwide. Each of the band’s last...

The Muso’s Guide To Surviving Music Festivals, With Willow Beats

The Muso’s Guide To Surviving Music Festivals, With Willow Beats

For those who have been living under a rock, Willow Beats are a constantly evolving electronic duo from NSW who burst onto Australia’s music scene last...

Why Does Australia Love The Bronx So Much?

Why Does Australia Love The Bronx So Much?

The Bronx are no strangers to Australian shores. No, not in the sense that they came here twice in a year to promote a highly praised...

The 24 Best Albums Of 2014… So Far

The 24 Best Albums Of 2014… So Far

It’s official: we’re already halfway through 2014. While we’ve already compiled a list of the albums we’re most excited for in the next six months, we...

Morning Glory’s 5 Step Guide To New York Punk

Morning Glory’s 5 Step Guide To New York Punk

Morning Glory, formed by Ezra Kire (Leftover Crack and Choking Victim), are a group of New York City musicians brought together by their love of making...

Discover: The New Melbourne Champions Of Rock n Roll, Naked Bodies

Discover: The New Melbourne Champions Of Rock n Roll, Naked Bodies

What They Sound Like: The new project from ex-Little Red member Quang Dinh, Naked Bodies epitomises what’s so great about straight up, no frills indie rock n’...

The Most Promising Local Acts According To Clare Bowditch

The Most Promising Local Acts According To Clare Bowditch

Two of Australia’s most iconic music figures Clare Bowditch and Adalita are about to embark on the nation wide Winter Secrets tour. The tour is part...

Is Black Night Crash The Home Of Melbourne’s Underground Music Scene?

Is Black Night Crash The Home Of Melbourne’s Underground Music Scene?

Having been the harbinger of a slew of new indie bands to come, The Rochester Castle Hotel (“The Rochy” to its regulars) frequented its punters with...

The 8 Things We Learnt From Sia’s ’1000 Forms Of Fear’

The 8 Things We Learnt From Sia’s ’1000 Forms Of Fear’

To be fair Sia Furler has never had one overarching style to her career. She’s barely been a pop princess or an indie goddess, just an artist...

A Guide To Aussie Hip Hop’s New Wave, With Allday

A Guide To Aussie Hip Hop’s New Wave, With Allday

As our Tone Deaf scribe wrote last week: “In 2014 it’s getting increasingly lazy to slag off Aussie hip hop. If you still subscribe to the stigma...

Buzz Osborne: The Top 5 People That Influenced My Career

Buzz Osborne: The Top 5 People That Influenced My Career

After a 31-year career in music with the Melvins, which has born over 30 albums of studio and live material, dozens of limited and highly limited...

The Best New Zealand Acts Of 2014, With Tiny Ruins

The Best New Zealand Acts Of 2014, With Tiny Ruins

Fresh from touring Europe and hot on the heels of the release of the wonderful, highly praised new album Brightly Painted One (out now via Spunk),...

You Me At Six On Surviving A Decade Long Career

You Me At Six On Surviving A Decade Long Career

British five-piece You Me At Six are showing no signs of stopping their ascent to claiming the pop-punk thrown. Years of relentless touring and three records culminated...

How An Unsigned Aussie Band Sold 25,000 CDs In A Year

How An Unsigned Aussie Band Sold 25,000 CDs In A Year

It’s been four months since we spoke with folk twins The Pierce Brothers, the Melbourne duo who have “exploded as one of Australia’s must-see up -and-coming live acts. ”...

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