Abbe May has just released a monster album of doom pop, Kiss My Apocalypse, and she's knee-deep in press interviews. As she's quick to point out, it's a hectic time but rewarding too to have finished such an ambitious project.
The title is so apt for Wyldlife's debut album. It’s always time for rock and roll and these guys make sure to bring it to you. It’s hard to find this sort of fun, honest garage rock anymore. Everyone wants to be miserable or deep or angst-ridden. Why can’t we just have fun? That’s what I feel like these guys are asking now.
Nathan Atkins partied on a motherf**king boat in Sydney Harbour earlier today and took some photos to show off his sweet time. The party culminated the end of the Sol Summer of Six and featured Flight Facilities. Mmmm. Beer.
Tonight Alive played a ripper of a set in Melbourne, supported by A Sleepless Melody and Because They Can. Rebecca Houlden was there to capture all the action.
“It’s my first time in Australia and I think I like it.” A few sweet words and she had us hooked. The crowd, that is... and it’s Lorde we loved.
Local Natives put on an incredible show at the Forum in Melbourne last night and Serena Ho was there to capture all the action. New Gods were in support.
A Canadian and an American-Australian with a Canadian surname walk into a bar wielding guitars. They are Tim Chaisson and Mark Lizotte AKA Diesel. When you put the two gentlemen together what ensues is an excellent night of blues, folk and pop music.
The Gaslight Anthem are hands down my favourite band – they're at least equal with Brand New for me. So this is going to be a really, really biased review. I mean I'm writing this while wearing my Gaslight Anthem shirt for the second day in a row. Because Gaslight Anthem's Adelaide show on May 17th was incredible.
The Kill Devil Hills are back! And they played a show at The Rosemount Hotel in Perth on Friday night to remind us of it... Guang-Hui Chuan photographed the set with support from Kim Salmon and The Coalminer's Sect.
Undergound Lovers played an intimate gig at the Oxford Art Factory on Friday night with The Morning After Girls in support. Dan Turner brings us photos from the show.
Nik Thorup captures legendary DJ Afrika Bambaata in action at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney.
Tonight's show at Sydney's Hi-Fi in Moore Park attracted a motley crew of metal heads ranging from the more traditional long-haired, black-clad fan to the latest in trend-conscious, stretched ear lobe wearing guys. Such is the appeal of Born of Osiris; a band with a decade-long history of blending numerous heavy genres to form a cohesive and brutal style of technical death metal.
For the fist time ever for Digital & Music Matters, YouTube in conjunction with their partner HP will be bringing the stars of YouTube to the conference held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia in Singapore on the evening of 20-21 May.
In the Replacements' song 'Alex Chilton', Paul Westerberg declares his love of a certain under-appreciated band of '70s power-pop pioneers by declaring “I never travel far, without a little Big Star,” before letting loose with a melodic guitar solo that could have come straight from the fingers of Chilton himself. A quick listen to the debut album from Brisbane indie-pop trio A Cartoon Graveyard reveals that they too have surely studied at the college of Chilton: the ridiculously titled The Men Who Stole Your Horse Are In The Woods With My Friend is full of '70s pop melodies, catchy choruses, lo-fi riffs, and enough goofy lyrics to put even the most snobby music fan at ease.