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Guess Which Aussie Is Among The Most Blogged About Artists Of 2014?

Guess Which Aussie Is Among The Most Blogged About Artists Of 2014?

We’re well and truly into the second half of 2014 by now and though we’ve already tracked our best records of the year so far, the best selling...

Music Conman Jailed For Duping Investors Into Fake All-Star Charity Album

Music Conman Jailed For Duping Investors Into Fake All-Star Charity Album

Investing in a charity album and benefit concert featuring the all-star likes of Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Tom Petty seems like a no-brainer, right? That’s the...

You Can Get A Song Written About You In 20 Minutes At This “Private Song Factory”

You Can Get A Song Written About You In 20 Minutes At This “Private Song Factory”

Our favourite songs often feel like the musician is singing directly at us, the best of which tap into a rich vein of emotions, desires, concerns,...

It’s Official, The Band That Gamed Spotify With An Unlistenable Album Just Made A Lotta Cash

It’s Official, The Band That Gamed Spotify With An Unlistenable Album Just Made A Lotta Cash

Remember Vulfpeck, the LA indie funk band that scammed Spotify by uploading an album of complete silence to the streaming service last March in an effort...

Watch Boy & Bear Nail Their Late Night US TV Appearance

Watch Boy & Bear Nail Their Late Night US TV Appearance

It’s no secret that Australia loves Boy & Bear, the Sydney five-piece’s second album Harlequin Dream not only went straight to #1 back in August but it’s also among...

Meet The Guy Who’s Snuck Into Over 50 Music Festivals & Made A Movie About It

Meet The Guy Who’s Snuck Into Over 50 Music Festivals & Made A Movie About It

Marcus Haney is a music festival fanatic; he’s attended some of the biggest events in the world – Coachella, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Ultra – and filmed their...

Pitchfork Music Festival Hipsters Quizzed About Lineup’s Pitchfork Scores

Pitchfork Music Festival Hipsters Quizzed About Lineup’s Pitchfork Scores

There’s an argument that album reviews have little impact in the modern musical age of instant streaming and album leaks. But try telling that to the folks...

Hear 11 Potential Songs For Radiohead’s New Album

Hear 11 Potential Songs For Radiohead’s New Album

So here’s the skinny, Radiohead are reconvening this September to start work on what will be their ninth studio album. The confirmation comes straight from the mouth...

Musicians’ Websites Attacked By Fanboy Hacker

Musicians’ Websites Attacked By Fanboy Hacker

There’s no denying that some of us can be a little too obsessed with our music idols; lining up for hours for a signature or creeping around...

Proof Commercial Radio Doesn’t Care About Aussie Bands

Proof Commercial Radio Doesn’t Care About Aussie Bands

Last week, the list of Australia’s Top 100 selling albums and singles revealed that consumers were buying up far more homegrown talent, with Aussie bands and artists proving...

The Nightmare Story Of The Music Festival Where Everything Went Wrong

The Nightmare Story Of The Music Festival Where Everything Went Wrong

What’s the worst music camping festival nightmare you can think of? Forgetting your tent pegs? Rocking up to the event realising you’ve forgotten your ticket? Pretty annoying, but...

A New York Oasis, Inside Liam Gallagher’s Union Jack-Draped Apartment

A New York Oasis, Inside Liam Gallagher’s Union Jack-Draped Apartment

Back beat, the word is on the street that Liam Gallagher’s New York apartment is for sale. I’m sure you’ve seen rockstar homes before, but this one...

Sia Storms Into #1 On US Charts… During The Worst Album Sales Week Ever

Sia Storms Into #1 On US Charts… During The Worst Album Sales Week Ever

Sia has scored her first ever #1 album as her latest LP, 1000 Forms of Fear, sees the Adelaide-bred singer-songwriter debuting at the top position on the Australian and...

This Is Why You Should Support Indie Labels

This Is Why You Should Support Indie Labels

It used to be that landing a blockbuster record deal with a major label was the be-all and end-all for young bands, but as anyone who’s...

Tool Reveals The Real Reason Why Their New Album Is Taking So Damn Long

Tool Reveals The Real Reason Why Their New Album Is Taking So Damn Long

It’s always been a long stretch between Tool albums, you’d assume it would take considerable time and effort to craft prog metal masterpieces like Ænima and Lateralus but complex...

Conor Oberst Rape Allegations Revealed To Be Total Bullshit

Conor Oberst Rape Allegations Revealed To Be Total Bullshit

Esteemed singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has been submitted to some pretty nasty media scrutiny and online accusations since he was made the subject of a rape allegation...

The Ultimate Music Festival Toilet You’ve All Been Waiting For

The Ultimate Music Festival Toilet You’ve All Been Waiting For

Every self-respecting festival-goer knows the value of good, clean on-site toilets – which is exactly why private facilities are usually at the top of any VIP...

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