The Avalanches just announced a third album is on the way

The Avalanches have just dropped some pretty exciting news: they’re releasing an album, and won’t be making us wait quite so long this time around. Speaking to FBi Radio ahead of their block party appearance at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid LIVE, the pair were chatting about their work...

Female musos point out their daily struggles in a ‘Gender Reversed Sound Check’

“And now you, love – do you know how to turn on your amp?” Can’t imagine having a sound tech asking you a question like that during your soundcheck? You’re probably not a female guitarist then. Following on from a crack-up sketch that pointed out the weird treatment women can...

Metal singers use the same vocals tricks as babies, science tells us

Inside Science has discovered that metal vocalists are able to summon their unholy growls and screams by using the same vocal process as newborn babies. Krzysztof Izdebski of Inside Science explains that when babies are born, they can only manipulate their vocal chords to make a few “sounds of scream...

It doesn’t get any trippier than a King Gizz gig in 360 degrees

As if their beautiful collection of music videos isn’t already the perfect thing to stare at when you’re a bit fried, King Gizz have got something even better for you: one of their full sold-out gigs from the Nightcat filmed in 360 glorious degrees. Shot with five camera by the...

Bernard Fanning is getting back to the old-school “pub gigs” for his national tour

One of Australia’s foremost singer-songwriters (not to mention rock legend former frontman of the beloved Powderfinger), Bernard Fanning is about to head out on tour in support of his soon-to-be-released LP Brutal Dawn. Out this Friday, the album is a companion piece to his 2016 record Civil Dusk, which released...

A Fist Full of Rock returns with a lineup of Aussie music legends

One of the country’s premiere rock offerings makes its return this year, and we’ve got to say, the lineup is pretty special, bringing together four icons of Australian music. The Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebediah and Adalita (of Magic Dirt) make up the who’s who of Aussie rock that’ll...

Allday is throwing a bunch of free gigs for Perth and Adelaide

The official tour for Allday’s pretty awesome latest record Speeding may not be until July to coincide with his set at this year’s Splendour in the Grass, but for once Perth and Adelaide are going to score extra gigs rather than missing out. Better yet, the two gigs next month...

Melbourne punks Cable Ties score triple j’s Feature Album with their debut LP

One of our favourite emerging bands in the country, Melbourne three-piece Cable Ties have have been slinging short, sharp bursts of punk majesty for a little while now, and, following a tour supporting Camp Cope earlier this year, it’s all about to culminate in the release of their self-titled debut...

Listen to Frenzal Rhomb’s new song, ‘Classic Pervert’

Frenzal Rhomb have released a lyric video for the short, sweet ‘Classic Pervert’ – the second song we’ve heard from the band’s Hi-Vis High Tea album, out this Friday. “I used to easily differentiate, when I took the kids down to the sea”, Whalley sings. “Now I don’t know if...

Triple J vs. Triple M: presenters take shots at each other

A war of sorts has broken out between presenters at Triple M and Triple J. It started when Triple M aired a skit poking fun at Triple J’s niche programming – and in particular Lewi McKirdy, who departed the station earlier this year. It’s your basic hipster jab, (and not...

A career-spanning Radio Birdman documentary is coming soon

Music fans will be excited to hear of the forthcoming career-spanning documentary about Radio Birdman. Descent into the Maelstrom features interviews with all surviving members of the band, rare archival footage, and — as the bio cheekily claims — “It’s already been called the greatest Australian music documentary ever made.”...

Northcote Social Club is now throwing free gigs every week

While its sister venue in Sydney, the Newtown Social Club, said a sad farewell recently (and soon to be reopened as an indoor mini-golf venue), Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club is set to pick up the slack by giving punters a free gig every week. Kicking off on Monday May 29,...

Western Australia’s ‘Song Of The Year’ has just been decided

Once again, Western Australia’s music industry has gathered around to celebrate its flourishing music scene with the WAM Song of the Year Awards, and a new champ has just been crowned for 2017. The winner is 19-year-old Perth singer Sydnee Carter, who you may recognise from her recent collaboration with...

Middle Kids’ Car Seat Headrest cover might be the best thing you’ll hear this week

Middle Kids are a Sydney-based bundle of sheer buzz at the moment, but in our books it’s more than justified. Their debut EP is a lovely piece of work, and hit single ‘Edge Of Town’ bowls us over every time it pops up in our Spotify playlist – or on...

Regurgitator to play ‘Unit’ live for the 20th anniversary of the record

In 1997, Regurgitator’s Unit was simultaneously ahead of its time, behind the times, and of its time. It is one of the most inventive, tuneful, and brilliant Australian albums of all time, and although it seems like it has always been around, it’s still a shock to learn the Triple...