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We Taste-Test Silverchair Drummer’s Alcopop Range, So You Don’t Have To

We Taste-Test Silverchair Drummer’s Alcopop Range, So You Don’t Have To

It’s been five months since the Tone Deaf office first taste-tested La Mascara, the alcohol line concocted by ex-Silverchair drummer Ben Gillie and his wife Jackie, aka The Real Housewives...

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...

Cult Label Goner Records Held A Festival, And We Were There

Cult Label Goner Records Held A Festival, And We Were There

When it comes to punk music festivals there is no Australian equivalent to the Memphis based Goner Festival. Established by cult punk label and home to...

The 5 Gigs That Changed Bad//Dreems’ Lives

The 5 Gigs That Changed Bad//Dreems’ Lives

Being big fans of Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems, we’ve probably said all there is to be said about Aussie rock four piece. They recently dropped their latest single...

The 6 Records That Changed Yellowcard’s Lives

The 6 Records That Changed Yellowcard’s Lives

Earlier today we announced eagerly awaited return of pop punkers Yellowcard to Australian shores. The band will be returning for their biggest tour yet (ever) in...

6 Boutique Aussie Music Festivals You Should Totally Attend

6 Boutique Aussie Music Festivals You Should Totally Attend

With all the lineup leaks (we’re looking at you Laneway,) and killer announcements (take a bow Aunty Meredith, Beyond The Valley) flowing in, you can bet we’ve officially entered...

Why The Preatures Are Australia’s Next Big Rock N Roll Export

Why The Preatures Are Australia’s Next Big Rock N Roll Export

The past twelve months have been a seemingly unending barrage of craziness when it comes to the world of music, from depressing album sales, bizarre reality...

Duckpond Curated A Show At Monash Uni & We Were There

Duckpond Curated A Show At Monash Uni & We Were There

Melbourne is home to a host of unique gigs in unconventional gig spaces, but there was something about The Alexander Technique, that on paper at least,...

Why International Cassette Store Day Is Stupid

Why International Cassette Store Day Is Stupid

Trends in music styles much like fashion have the ability to change as fast as the seasons roll by. However the trends of music formats is...

School Of Rock: The 8 Musicians You Can Study At Uni Right Now

School Of Rock: The 8 Musicians You Can Study At Uni Right Now

This week Kanye West began his 250 hours of community service teaching fashion, music and general Yeezus knowledge to students at different colleges across America. Inspired...

The 7 Shows You Can’t Miss At Melbourne Festival

The 7 Shows You Can’t Miss At Melbourne Festival

Earlier this year the line up for Melbourne Festival was announced and as usual it contained a diverse array of music, arts, theatre, dance and comedy events. Held...

Shihad Give Us An Idiot’s Guide To Their Discography

Shihad Give Us An Idiot’s Guide To Their Discography

Melbourne-based New Zealand rock legends Shihad recently released FVEY (pronounced Five Eyes). Recorded in December last year at Auckland’s famous York Street Studio with Killing Joke...

The New Tracks You’ll Hear On Triple J Next Week

The New Tracks You’ll Hear On Triple J Next Week

Every week the taste makers at Triple J get together and collate a rotation playlist of the freshest, most exciting new tracks of the week, and...

The 6 Greatest Psych Bands Of All Time, According To Tomorrow’s Tulips

The 6 Greatest Psych Bands Of All Time, According To Tomorrow’s Tulips

Squished somewhere between Los Angeles and San Diego, slack-rockers Tomorrows Tulips are heading back down under to tour their third album, released locally via Stange Yonder....

Trivium’s Corey Beaulieu On Why The Band Can’t Get Enough Of Australia

Trivium’s Corey Beaulieu On Why The Band Can’t Get Enough Of Australia

As a country we do pretty well with music festivals. Our entire summer, no matter what your vibing on, there is some field or park that...

How Does Julian Casablancas’ New Project Stack Up Against The Strokes?

How Does Julian Casablancas’ New Project Stack Up Against The Strokes?

Julian Casablancas + Voidz debut album wants you to turn the volume up and listen carefully. Going from being the frontman of one of the most...

Why King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Are Our Aussie Garage Heroes

Why King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Are Our Aussie Garage Heroes

To say that Melburnian’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have gathered a bit of momentum in their short time together would be one hell of...

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