Aussie gem Courtney Barnett has hooked up with Jack White at his very own Third Man Studio in Nashville to record two new songs, one of which is a cover of Rowland S. Howard's timeless "Shivers". The other, a sequel of sorts to Barnett's "Boxing Day Blues", will be released on a limited edition vinyl later this month; for now, Barnett and White's spine-tingling version of "Shivers" is our first taste of what this duo are capable of: beautiful, emotive, good ol' fashioned rock n roll.
Ian Laidlaw brings us photos from the amazing weekend that was the Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong. Kicking off on Friday and running through until Sunday night, the event capitalized on the October long weekend with an incredible local lineup - with Canadian artist Bahamas popping along too. In the first part of Ian's photo gallery, check out Ash Grunwald, Happy Hour, Boo Seeka, Gang of Youths, Cloud Control, Bec Sandridge alongside the Canadian artist and more!
American group Wavves have announced headline shows, adding dates for Sydney and Melbourne in early January after their performances at Falls Festival. The group has played in Australia several times, including at festivals Splendour In The Grass and Groovin' In The Moo, as well as their own shows around the country.
Recently the Producers of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats announced the incredible and exciting news that Delta Goodrem is performing with the all-Australian cast when the acclaimed West End revival production of Cats tours Australia from October this year.
Urban Purveyor Group are not taking their involvement in this year's Good Food Month lightly, spreading three exciting dinners over three of their best restaurants. Each dinner will be fitting into a different category in the Good Food Month program, with one focusing on meat and wine, one focusing on fine French food and art, and one focusing on cooking with fire.
On the brink of releasing his new album, we caught up with Dylan Joel to discuss the concept behind Authentic Lemonade (out now), and his collaborative experiences with fellow rappers Mantra and DJ Izm.
Straight off the back of their national tour, Aussie five piece The Preatures will be hitting the road again, performing 20 live shows around Australia for Corona Sunsets. Starting in Yallingup, WA on November 6, The Preatures will play at various bars around Western Australia, NSW, and Queensland, before finishing in Victoria, ending their month of acoustic performances.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre has returned for a tour of full-length classical performances of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty in 45 cities and towns across New Zealand and Australia that started in August.
Earlier today, UK pop star Robbie Williams held a press conference in Sydney ahead of the start of his second Australian tour in 12 months. The last, The Swing Tour, focused on his most recent album Swing Both Ways, while the tour that kicks off this Friday in Perth will feature a collection of his greatest hits, alongside other favourites from the years. The tour has been aptly titled the Let Me Entertain You Tour and will be the first hits focused tour in Australia since 2006.
L-Fresh the Lion may be a talented writer and performer, but the way he has been able to use his platform as an artist to project his beliefs and messages that resonate with many people around the country over the past year especially has been nothing short of stirring. His latest tune, "Get Mine", featuring the perfectly placed vocal of Parvyn Kaur Singh, is the hip hop artist's most current example of turning frustration into sheer determination - the music video is equally as effective.
City and Colour fans have the chance to see Dallas Green perform an exclusive and intimate acoustic set in either Sydney or Melbourne this month, as the Canadian songwriter has announced a quick trip out to Australia to celebrate his long-awaited new album, If I Should Go Before You. These fan events will have Green appearing in Sydney on October 19th and Melbourne on October 22nd, performing and answering some questions as part of two Q&A sessions not to be missed.
The Seed Fund has announced its successful applicants for 2015, including some of the country's best and talented industry professionals. Helmed by John Butler and Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin), The Seed Fund has been offering a range of initiatives to artists and managers for 11 years now, aiding the successful applicants in becoming self-sustainable professionals within the industry. The group chosen to partake in the management workshop this year, as well as song recording and production services and benefit from The Seed Fund's fostering of professional management wages come from all around the country and represent an exciting crop of music industry individuals from varied genres.
International soul star Leon Bridges has announced headline shows for Melbourne and Sydney for his first ever Australian tour. The Texan, who will also be performing at Falls Festival, will be playing shows at Sydney’s Metro Theatre and Melbourne’s 170 Russell in January.
If there's anything to go by with today's metalcore scene, it's safe to say that some bands have reached a plateau in regards to creativity and sound. After listening to Parkway Drive's IRE, this record is truly a cathartic approach to what has been firing them up lately. From politics to the cruel things happening around the world, IRE is a solid album that addresses feelings of anger, revealing an aggressive side to the band with a different sound influence in mind.
The year has been a long and fruitful one for Australian duo Simon Rudston-Brown and Melinda Kirwin, better known as Falls. The pair have just released their debut album, Omaha, and we caught up with them recently at the Hollywood Hotel, a venue quite familiar to the pair, to discuss the year so far, as well as their future plans. Falls began their career playing small, free shows at the iconic venue, and Melinda laughs as she recalls the memories. “When we were actually driving up towards the Hollywood to set up the first night, it felt like the craziest déjà vu I’ve ever had in my life...” she says. “It just felt like we were home.” Click through for the full interview!