The Drones’ frontman Gareth Liddiard has just announced a solo tour

Having apparently spent the last month lazing around in South America (or establishing himself as an underworld figure, he’d have us believe), The Drones’ frontman Gareth Liddiard has been let back in the country and will be back in action for a solo tour, playing a selection of Drones and...

Violent Soho frontman Luke Boerdam steps into the studio with Tired Lion

One of the latest killer guitar bands to spring out of the verdant Perth soil, former Unearthed winners Tired Lion are marching towards the release of their debut album, and have today announced that they’ll be getting a little bit of help from none other than Violent Soho’s Luke Boerdam....

Cub Sport attacked for calling out derogatory use of the words ‘gay’ and ‘retarded’

UPDATE, 12pm: Cub Sport’s Tim Nelson has responded to the barrage of hate and abuse the band received after calling out the derogatory use of the words ‘gay’ and ‘retarded’ on Facebook. The response was sent to Tone Deaf a few minutes ago and can be read in full below: I...

A.B. Original cap off a huge 25th anniversary WOMADelaide lineup

The Adelaide gig that also doubles as the rightfully-titled “World’s Festival”, WOMADelaide is back to celebrate its 25th year and has pulled together another brilliant lineup of acts for the occasion – capped off today by none other than one of Australia’s most important acts right now, A.B. Original. The...

Police could be cutting Rainbow Serpent Festival short

Rainbow Serpent festival has been running for two decades, but after the unfortunate death of a 22-year-old attendee at the 2017 event and an increasing number of other worrying incidents in recent years, it’s been faced with increasing scrutiny from authorities and critics alike. Now, after an especially troubled year...

Here’s all the new music you’ll be hearing on triple j next week

We’ve had a great run of Aussie triple j feature albums so far this year with the likes of Dune Rats, Ocean Grove and Thundamentals all getting a run, but this week triple j are letting an overseas talent hold the spot for a week. Syd, frontwoman of the brilliant...

The full Hills Are Alive! lineup is a beautiful thing

The Hills Are Alive had already compiled a pretty big lineup for 2017, with the likes of REMI, Northeast Party House, Cloud Control and Dope Lemon heading the bill, but we had a feeling they weren’t quite done yet. As it turns out they weren’t – not by a long...

Dune Rats are throwing a surprise in-store in Sydney today

Sure, Sydney fans may have caught Dunies’ killer set at Laneway Festival this past weekend, but now they’ve got a chance to actually meet the boys in person and nab a copy of the new album at the same time. Revealing the surprise show on socials this evening, Dunies didn’t...

Birds of Tokyo are heading on a big tour of regional Australia

It seems like just yesterday that Birds of Tokyo were flying across the country on their huge Brace album tour – but it seems they missed a few people and are back for another crack. This time they’ll be covering a bunch of regional locations, kicking off in March at...

Birds of Tokyo, Peking Duk and more lead a whopping Big Pineapple Fest lineup

Sunshine Coast’s quietly-achieving boutique festy Big Pineapple Music Festival is back after a sold-out 2016 with another whopping lineup of names for this year, once again plucking from the best names in the local rock and electronic scenes, with some other well-chosen genre highlights thrown in for good measure. The...

5 bands you need to catch at St. Kilda Festival this year

It’s a staple of the Australian live music calendar, it attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year, and it continuously delivers amazing lineups year after year. Yes, the St. Kilda Festival is one of the best music festivals you’ll be able to attend, and the largest free festival in the...

Tash Sultana has added two more dates to her sold-out tour

A lot of you are hanging to see the Hottest 100-conquering Tash Sultana, we know. Having peaked at the #3 in this year’s countdown in her debut year, they’re pretty much the hottest tickets in town. The only problem is that those tickets have been selling at an astonishing rate,...

Gang Of Youths announce they’ve got a new album – and they’re moving to London

Having spent the years since their 2015 debut album The Positions building an increasingly large following, the Sydney boys have revealed they’ve got a sophomore record on the way, dropping the first track last night on triple j’s 2017 with Richard Kingsmill. They’ve just wrapped up their run at this...

Are drones the answer to stopping sexual assault at festivals?

It’s pretty messed up that sexual assault is even an issue in Australia’s music industry, but a Hobart security company has suggested drones may be the answer to stopping it at festivals. The owner of the company, who spoke anonymously to The Examiner, recommended large music events use drone cameras...

Our Aussie musos are reaping chart success thanks to the Hottest 100

Now that the Hottest 100 is done and dusted for another year, we’re beginning to see the effect of the beloved chart on the ARIA charts yet again. While we tend to see a sales boost happen every year, it’s always humbling to see our Aussie acts see a boost...