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Hot Chip, Dirty Three, Courtney Barnett & more announced for Sugar Mountain 2016!

Before the weekend, Le1f was the first name leaked/revealed for Melbourne's Sugar Mountain festival, quickly indicating that the organisers had another vibrant and eclectic line up in store. This morning, they've gone and announced the full line up of artists, musicians and individuals set to take part in the event next January at the VCA and Melbourne Arts Precinct!

Photo Gallery: Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival ft. Alpine + Harts + DZ Deathrays + more! - Maroochydore (22.08.15)

Andrew Wade made the trip to Maroochydore yesterday for the inaugural (and, if we say so ourselves, bloody incredible) Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival. Along the way he captured the likes of One Day, Alpine, DZ Deathrays, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Kite String Tangle, Flight Facilities, Gang of Youths, Harts and more! Check out the photos here:

Aussies Abroad: Xavier Rudd, Strange Talk and Alpine in North America, Haitus Kaiyote with Remi in the UK and Northlane... everywhere.

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting Australian artists touring internationally, we bring you the latest instalment of Aussies Abroad. This week, Xavier Rudd, Strange Talk and Alpine are taking over North America, Haitus Kaiyote is touring with Remi in the UK and Northlane are... everywhere:

Illy, Thundamentals, Jebediah and more to feature at 2015's Festival of the Sun festival this December!

Festival of the Sun celebrates its 11th year this year, taking over the Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park in Port Macquarie on December 11th & 12th. Leading the artist announcement today are some of the country's favourites, Illy, Thundamentals and Jebediah, while the crew behind FOTSUN have also announced the inaugural Wabi Sabi night to proceedings this year.

Foals and Bloc Party lead the first artist announcement for the Falls & Southbound festivals!

Now that Splendour in the Grass is over for another year, Australian festival goers can now look ahead to the next major run of festivals coming up over the New Year period and for 2015, the crew behind the Falls and Southbound festivals have delivered a pretty slick line up of artists set to bring in your New Year right. Leading the first artist announcement of the festival tour are Foals and Bloc Party, both British bands who have long enjoyed a successful relationship with fans in Australia.

Flight Facilities announced to headline the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival!

The Sunshine Coast's Horton Park Golf Course will host the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival this year and already, it was looking like a good time to be heading east, with a line up boasting the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Gang of Youths, Alpine and more. Not a bad way to spend a day out, right? Well today, the organisers have announced that their as-of-now secret headliner is going to be in the form of Sydney-based duo Flight Facilities! Book yo tickets, book yo flights.

Live Review: Alpine + Pearls + Olympia – Metro Theatre, Sydney (10.07.15)

It’s not often that a band will introduce a song by ordering the audience to dance more expressively, “not just this bopping up and down” as Phoebe from Alpine did. She momentarily turned the attention away from their colourful stage presence to the night as a whole. Despite joining fellow vocalist Lou in an uninhibited performance - playing with the mics, kicking, dancing and at times even rolling on the floor, she also wanted the audience to join in on the fun.

Photo Gallery: Alpine + Pearls + Olympia - Metro Theatre, Sydney (11.07.15)

Supported by Pearls and Olympia, Alpine played at The Metro Theatre in Sydney over the weekend and Belinda Dipalo was there to being you these photos!

Music Video of the Day: Alpine “Damn Baby” (2015)

It’s not surprising Alpine are doing so well for them selves when they’ve got not just one, but two incredible lead singers. This in addition to the tightest rhythm section you’ll ever see, the 6 piece have the band dynamic worked out. They’ve recently released the video for their new single “Damn Baby”, which embraces electronica a little more than the first single “Foolish”.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: July 10th - July 12th

Another weekend is upon us and we bring you some of our picks of some of the sweet shows happening around the country this weekend. Line up High Tension, in Melbourne and Alpine in Sydney, for example. A diverse and killer range of bands are hitting the coast over the next few nights - don't miss 'em!

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: July 3rd - July 5th.

...And by some miracle, we've made it to July. Gone are six months of music madness around the country and now, we're looking down the barrel of everything Splendour in the Grass, not to mention the massive headline tours by some of our best and favourite Australian kicking off over the next few months. Let's take it weekend by weekend though, here are some gigs we'll be hitting during this, the first weekend bender of July!

Live Review: Alpine + Darts + Olympia - The Gov, Adelaide (24.06.15)

The first show of Alpine's national 'Foolish' tour took place at The Gov on Wednesday night, the audience an eclectic range of both the young and old.

Album Review: Alpine - Yuck (2015 LP)

Melbourne's Alpine sound kind of like a band that would play at The Bronze in early seasons of Buffy. That's what their second album, Yuck, sounds like to me anyway. There's a band that plays in the second season, which is apparently Cibo Matto, that Alpine especially sound like. It's bubbly, fluid indie pop that kind of shifts around in your head while you're listening to it. Yuck sounds spacey and sparse but well designed, like the musical equivalent of a really well curated modern art museum. It's brightly coloured and asymmetrical pop that occasionally gets a bit self-involved, but for the most part it's really lovely indie club kid pop music.

the AU interview: Lou James of Alpine on the growth of band with the making of "Yuck" & more!

When Lou James from Alpine recalls the band being described previously as sweets in a Pick n Mix bag, I think back to the first time I saw the Melbourne act perform and the description was quite apt. A perfect blend of biting edge and fairy floss sweetness in the vocal partnership of Lou and Phoebe Baker, and as you look at the rest of the band, there's a vibrancy and multiple pop textures hitting you at any one time.

Single of the Day: Alpine “Come On” (2015)

The opener of Alpine's upcoming album Yuck is a change of tone from "Foolish", the first single off the release. “Come On” is sample driven, warping, dynamic song that’s making us really keen to hear the album in full. Listen to it here