12 Musicians Who Started Their Careers As Buskers

12 Musicians Who Started Their Careers As Buskers

Bands and artists get their start in the music industry in many different ways. Some are lucky enough to send in a demo and get

A Guide To Juggling A Successful Music Career While Staying Independent

A Guide To Juggling A Successful Music Career While Staying Independent

Sydney born, now LA based psych rock two piece The Black Ryder have had a pretty impressive career sine the release of their acclaimed debut

6 More Incredible Music Docos You Can Watch For Free Right Now

6 More Incredible Music Docos You Can Watch For Free Right Now

As music fanatics, there’s one thing we love almost as much as the live experience, and that’s a compelling music documentary. After it was announced that Morrissey

6 Promising Aussie Hip Hop Acts According To NYUON

6 Promising Aussie Hip Hop Acts According To NYUON

As the rest of the world begins to acknowledge the racket that’s been going on in their backyards for years now, Australia is beginning to

Listen To Charles Bradley Sing Us The 5 Songs That Changed His Life

Listen To Charles Bradley Sing Us The 5 Songs That Changed His Life

There are very few musicians in the world that bare their entire soul like Charles Bradley. The 66-year old’s earthy-husk harkens the spirits of both Otis

Did It Work? Inside The ‘Pay What You Want’ Aussie Music Festival

Did It Work? Inside The ‘Pay What You Want’ Aussie Music Festival

Following the closure of Wollongong stalwart Yours & Owls, Ben Tillman was still looking for ways to serve the local music scene and shine a

The 6 Track Guide To Dan Sultan

The 6 Track Guide To Dan Sultan

It’s been a busy 12 months for Melbourne’s Dan Sultan. Having released one of the most acclaimed local records of 2014 in Blackbird, the acclaimed

A Beginner’s Guide To The Best Aussie Bush Doofs

A Beginner’s Guide To The Best Aussie Bush Doofs

At a time when we’ve seen a growing list of established festival titles dropping like flies – RIP Big Day Out, Harvest, Parklife, et al

The Best Records To Drive To, According To Throttle

The Best Records To Drive To, According To Throttle

For those uninitiated Throttle makes for a powerful, physical and innovative show not quite like anything you have heard or seen before on Melbourne’s stages.

In Hearts Wake Reveal All The Secrets Behind Their New Album

In Hearts Wake Reveal All The Secrets Behind Their New Album

The past year in the lives of In Hearts Wake has been marked by secrets. A secret booklet, a secret song, and a secret album,

The 9 Records To Get Excited About This March

The 9 Records To Get Excited About This March

While it’s easier than ever these days to find and get music, it seems like every day it becomes more and more difficult to just

An Essential Guide To The Jam In 7 Songs

An Essential Guide To The Jam In 7 Songs

It’s fair to say that when the news dropped that Bruce Foxton, the bassist of iconic punk/mod group The Jam would be bringing his incredible live

Drake Flew Through The Sky In Melbourne Last Night & We Were There

Drake Flew Through The Sky In Melbourne Last Night & We Were There

Drake is many things to many people. Cocky rapper. Sad rapper. Head of the OVO empire. Aubrey Graham: Child Actor. Record breaker. A teen who just wanted a tuna

14 Must-Hear Early Demos Of Classic Songs

14 Must-Hear Early Demos Of Classic Songs

We all know that songs, particularly classic ones, don’t just come right out of an artist’s mind fully formed and fleshed out. Like a film

Hit Or Shit? Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds ‘Chasing Yesterday’

Hit Or Shit? Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds ‘Chasing Yesterday’

It can’t have taken Noel Gallagher long to realise that calling his new album Chasing Yesterday was a mistake –  the 47-year-old has repeatedly told

8 Bluesfest Sideshows You Can’t Afford To Miss

8 Bluesfest Sideshows You Can’t Afford To Miss

The fact that this year’s Bluesfest is creeping closer and closer will either give you one of two reactions: if you have a ticket, excitement,

A Behind The Scenes Look Into One Of Australia’s Favourite Record Stores

A Behind The Scenes Look Into One Of Australia’s Favourite Record Stores

We here at Tone Deaf love nothing more than reporting on everything that is music, however sometimes there might be a little bit too much



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