The Red Carpet at the Rolling Stone Awards 2015 was ablaze with a feast of talented artists and celebrities. Our photographer Jonathan Armstrong was there to catch the action.
As if they weren’t already busy enough, South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord have managed to squeeze time in between touring Europe and preparing for Future Music Festival to make an appearance in Sony’s upcoming release Chappie.
March Into Merivale kicked off in Sydney yesterday - a five week festival of food and drink featuring over 50 events at venues under the Merivale umbrella. At yesterday's launch festival, all Merivale restaurants had special stall featuring various dishes for people to enjoy in exchange for tokens. Needless to say, there was a LOT of amazing food - and Johnny Au was there to take it all in. Enjoy his gallery here:
New York three-piece band, Quarterbacks, have delivered a debut album that's obscure compared to the mainstream. With the average album running for about 45 minutes in length, this record lasts for half that time, offering a short and sweet standout in the punk genre. The dynamics of this record go far in terms of the depth of the music. Each track is musically complex, averaging about a minute in length, and through this we see a band capture themes of love and heartache in an empowering way.
There aren't too many things in life that are certain, but the few things that are include death, taxes, and hilariously entertaining All Time Low headline shows. Melbourne's Hi-Fi played host to the pop-punk royalty four piece, with fellow American punk rockers Fireworks the support act as the sold-out venue was treated to nearly two and a half hours of uncompromising fun.
We were stoked to hear Django Django's new single "First Light" when it dropped as the first insight to their anticipated new album, Born Under Saturn. Today, the band premieres the music video to accompany their latest sound and it's as beautifully put together, glossy and shiny as you'd expect.
It’s easy to overlook pop-punk music nowadays but coming across a gem like ROAM may make you think twice about that. Their recent EP release Viewpoint shows they're not afraid to take risks and tell the world what they’re all about. This four-track release provides a taster of what they plan to offer to the pop-punk world, jam-packed with tunes that will leave listeners eagerly anticipating their next record. With empowering vocals and passionate guitar riffs, they deliver an infectious sound.
The renowned and incredibly important OzHarvest are gearing up for their annual CEO CookOff, an event uniting over 100 of the country's top CEOs to feed 1000 vulnerable Sydneysiders and create awareness of food insecurity, homelessness and food wastage in Australia. We caught up with OzHarvest's Ronni Kahn to find out more about the event, as well as the evolution of OzHarvest, and the challenges they face.
Between receiving four Grammy nominations and winning multiple ARIA awards, there's no surprise Sia Furler took out yet another award at last night’s 6th Annual Rolling Stone Awards. The songstress beat the likes of Dan Sultan, The Preatures, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and The Church for the prestigious title of 'Album of the Year' for 1000 Forms of Fear.
Rufus Wainwright is one of those performers who, if you're a fan or have merely heard of his music, evokes a certain feeling of awe. His artistic pedigree is iconic and the projects that he has involved himself in over the past few decades have spawned some truly memorable moments in contemporary music. Having cultivated a strong fan base in Australia, Wainwright is set to embark on a national tour next week, off the back of the release of Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright, his first tour here in almost three years.
Today, the 2015 APRA Music Award nominees were announced, with some Australian songwriters emerging as particular hot contenders, nabbing multiple nominations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the likes of Sia and 5 Seconds of Summer jumped off the page, both with three nominations to their name, while the Brisbane pop juggernaut that has become Sheppard lead the pack at four nom's.
It’s refreshing to come across a band that's raw, emotive and just plain honest when it comes to their music. Italian rockers of Home by Three make a lasting impression with their debut album, Desert, focusing on the emo/alternative rock genre, with influences from the likes of Jimmy Eat World, The Early November and The Get Up Kids.
When you ask pop-stars to cover other pop-stars hits or perform unique renditions of their own songs, you get some truly special pieces of music. BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge captures this magic, and as well as broadcasting it, they also place the gems onto a CD so the greatness can be forever immortalised. The two-disc compilation features not only the biggest hits of 2014 but also the standout musicians of the year. From rising stars like Hozier and James Bay to the greats like Coldplay and Kasabian - BBC Radio 1 have got you covered.
Fall Out Boy and Twin Atlantic tore up the UNSW Roundhouse on Tuesday night. Evelyn Tjia was there to capture every moment, and brings you the photos below.
The Wombats had the crowd rocking at the Channel V Island Party last night in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Photos by Belinda Dipalo of Channel V.