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Exclusive Playlist: Sam Hales of The Jungle Giants serves up five tunes guaranteed to make you feel good!

We're getting closer and closer to all the good things: warmer weather, festival season and some massive headline tours to wrap up the year by some of our favourite artists. For our Artists of the Month, The Jungle Giants, they've got a stack of appearances coming up over the next few months in support of their recently released album Speakerzoid. Not only do they have a headline tour of their own, but they've recently been announced on a run of festival dates before the year is out too. Frontman Sam Hales has given us a little glimpse into some jams that he loves, guaranteed to psych us up for all the good times fans still have ahead in the new few months!

Album Review: Various Artists - Spirit of Akasha: Celebrating Morning of the Earth (2014 LP)

Spirit of Akasha is the compilation soundtrack for the Australian film of the same name. This two-disc insight into surf vibes, psychedelics and folk rock provided by names such as Pond, Matt Corby, Atoms for Peace and Grouplove - to name a few - is an excellent piece of music, but I realised that if I wanted to review this compilation, I had to understand what it was trying to achieve. Every good album has its own story, like a mission statement and to do that I had to discover the story of the original film - Morning of the Earth.

Top 40 Albums of 2013: Part Two - 30 to 21

It's day two of our best of 2013 coverage and we're jumping right back into our favourite albums of 2013. Yesterday we delivered 40 to 31 and so today let's hit into the top 30, kicking off with one of our favourite up-and-coming Australian groups, The Trouble with Templeton.

The Festival Diaries: Austin City Limits (ACL) 2013 Day Three ft. Atoms For Peace + Lionel Richie - Zilker Park, Austin (06.10.13)

And in the blink of an eye, Austin City Limits came to an end for yours truly for another year. But not before one more day of some incredible music, with Atoms for Peace (pictured) and Lionel Richie closing out the festival.

Photo Gallery: Austin City Limits Festival Day 3 - Zilker Park, Austin USA (06.10.13)

Atoms For Peace (pictured above) closes out another stellar Austin City Limits Festival. Acts include Foxygen, Franz Ferdinand, Grouplove, Ms Mr, Tame Impala, The Mowgli's, The National and Toro y Moi. Photos by Waytao Shing

Feature: Big Day Out 2014 Lineup Speculation - Part Two

With Splendour in the Grass safely in the bag for another year, our festival-wearied eyes now turn back to the Big Day Out, whose lineup for 2014 is set to be officially released this week. Touted as a 'lineup to top all Big Day Out lineups', rumours have been flying around quicker than Nui Te Koha at Triple M can break 'exclusive' lineup news. As July 31st nears, we've got some more predictions ready to fuel the gossip fire, having taken another look at le internets and following on from many-an indepth discussion on wishlists and logical tour schedules...

Our 13 Favourite Records of 2013... so far... Part One: 13 - 7

Way back when in January, we peered into our crystal balls and sought to predict the top albums of 2013 with the help of our excellent contributors. Whilst some of the albums are yet to be released, it's now exactly half way through the year and time to check out how well our predictions went and what our contributors have been listening to on repeat.

Our 10 Most Anticipated Album Releases of 2013 (International Edition)

2013 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for music lovers, with so many great releases happening over the coming twelve months. Here's what we're most looking forward to this year.

Single Stream: Atoms For Peace "Default" (2012)

Atoms for Peace

Atoms For Peace - Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s side project - have enticed fans with a taste of their debut album under the Atoms name, due sometime in the first half of 2013.