One of the most popular weekly K-Pop show in the world M! Countdown celebrated its 10th Anniversary today with a live concert at the Goyang Indoor Stadium in Seoul. The red carpet featured artists such as AOA, B1A4, Baek Ji Young, BLOCK B, Brown Eyed Girls, EXO-K (pictured above), GOT7, INFINITE, Ladies' Code, Park Jae Jung, SISTAR and VIXX. Photos by Johnny Au.
The trio known as The Acid doesn’t partake in the genre of music that their name suggests. The sparse noises and tunes found on their debut release 'Liminal' hint towards subtly more than a hardcore party vibe. They’re here in Australia playing a few shows ahead of their performance in Australia. Adam Freeland from the group spoke to us.
Courtney Barnett has had a gargantuan past few months, but she's still found time to record a track for her Milk! label's latest collection, and a quirky and intriguing number it is. Expect tickets for her upcoming Australian tour to disappear in no time at all. Or see her at Splendour this weekend!
"In some ways it's better to take the money from a brand (than a record label)... because you don't have to pay the money back". "We've done the whole having no money thing, and it's not romantic". "I'm not going to feel like a sell out until I've stopped driving my Mum's Yaris".
How do bands survive in today's digital age? What does it mean to "sell out"? A new 10 minute documentary - The Truth About Money in Music - from Director Dan Graetz has emerged this week, talking to Australian musicians asking them these very questions. The responses are honest and the short film that results is a much watch for anyone who appreciates music - and in particular, the plight of the everyday musician.
Paul Blackmore’s upcoming exhibition ONE, to be held at Black Eye Gallery 5th – 17th August, is about simplicity. Blackmore’s work searches for an essential beauty and commonality of grace by stripping back distractions and limiting elements to one subject, one light source and one background.
Get excited BANAs! South Korean boy band B1A4 are set to hit Australian shores in September for shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
With their upcoming release of Savages, Canadian band, Theory of a Deadman bring to the table a mixture of post-grunge elements with an edgy, alternative rock style in this anticipated album. It's safe to say that they have become much more creative and have taken a number of musical risks, exploring further into their unique genre of rock.
Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House was met with controversy when it premiered in 1879. It led many to question whether the lead character, Nora Helmer, was a heroic feminist, a rapid neurotic or a selfish runaway. When watching this play in 2014 the answer seems to be that she is some of these things and more, as she is a real chameleon who carries this play through lightness and dark with a pretty and grand defiance.
Spoon are edging towards the release of their highly-anticpated eighth studio album in They Want My Soul and to keep us all hyped, they've dropped the film clip for the lead single, "Do You". Directed by Hiro Murai, the clip for "Do You" is the 20th installment of Urban Outfitters' UO Music Video Series. Britt Daniels fans are going to love.
Supported by Airling, Iceland's Ásgeir performed his Splendour in the Grass sideshow at The Metro Theatre in Sydney last night. Belinda Dipalo brings you these photos.
Hoodoo Gurus played a secret warm a gig for Splendour in The Grass @ Upstairs Beresford Hotel. Pete Dovgan was the lucky photographer to bring you these photos!
A strong sense of Déjà vu lingered in the air as I entered Melbourne's Forum Theatre tonight, having last done so a mere 2 months ago for James Vincent McMorrow and the same would have been felt by Brisbane's Airling, who supported the talented Irishman on his tour and now securing the opening spot for his European neighbour in Iceland's very own Ásgeir.
Following his turns in 22 Jump Street and Ride Along this year, you might be forgiven in forgetting that Ice Cube is still actively making music. But sure enough, the legend has announced his tenth solo album Everythangs Corrupt - his first since 2010's I Am The West - set for release on October 21st. And this week we got the first single, "Drop Girl" featuring Redfoo and 2 Chainz. And now we have a December Australian tour to get excited about, too.
Elbow are keeping things as interesting as they can, with their latest album The Take Off and Landing of Everything continuing on a musical trip which is as fulfilling not only for the listener, but in a compositional sense for the band. With a recently announced tour to our shores, keyboardist Craig Potter from the band took some time to chat to us about this latest album, and the slightly different process of making the album.
Splendour In The Grass has unofficially already begun, with many punters currently staking their claim in the campgrounds and setting the pace for the next couples of days. Thursday night will see Splendour punters party either in the venue with a slew of DJ's - including the boys from Halfway Crooks, Indian Summer, and Joyride (we hear Raph Dixon from Jackie Onassis might be pulling a surprise set as well)- or heading to town to attend the official pre-party at The Northern headlined by Interpol.