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New Zealand’s 6 Most Important Bands, According To Jakob

New Zealand’s 6 Most Important Bands, According To Jakob

New Zealand post-rock legends Jakob recently released their new album Sines which arrives eight year after their last release. The record’s lead single ‘Blind Them With Science’,...

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...

Why Highasakite Should Be Playing Laneway Festival 2015

Why Highasakite Should Be Playing Laneway Festival 2015

Famous for the fjords, the northern lights and the midnight sun, Norway is a country known for its abundance of beauty, and Oslo based band Highasakite...

The 9 Best Bands To Come Out Of Sydney’s Inner West

The 9 Best Bands To Come Out Of Sydney’s Inner West

Tomorrow, September 20th sees the birth of Young Henry’s Small World, a one-day festival and a celebration of the inner west – Small World, featuring some...

Inside Australia’s New Heavy Music Festival, & What To Expect

Inside Australia’s New Heavy Music Festival, & What To Expect

In case you missed the memo Australian is getting a new camping heavy music festival set to draw in around 3000 punters from the 10th to...

The Things We Learned From Alt-J’s ‘This Is All Yours’

The Things We Learned From Alt-J’s ‘This Is All Yours’

In this day and age it is near on impossible to escape the words; ‘pressure’, ‘anticipation’ and ‘second album syndrome’, when discussing the release of a...

7 Aussie Beach Music Festivals You Need To Attend This Year

7 Aussie Beach Music Festivals You Need To Attend This Year

Australian festival-goers have never been more spoilt for choice than they have in 2014, thanks to a steady stream of fresh-faced boutique festivals cropping up where others drop...

Meet Australia’s Most Charitable Band

Meet Australia’s Most Charitable Band

Melbourne punks Wolfpack are about to hit the road in support of their brand new debut LP Seen Not Herd (out via Sudden Death Records). Known locally...

The 5 Local Records You Should Be Listening To This Week

The 5 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...

How Perfume Genius Proves There’s Still Prejudice In Music

How Perfume Genius Proves There’s Still Prejudice In Music

When we spoke to Mike Hadreas back in early 2013 there was one quote that stuck out above the rest. The singer behind Perfume Genius revealed to...

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