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The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 28th February 2013

This broadcast will not be broadcasted! What?! Take off your headphones, Radio is in trouble. Also, if you haven’t seen him on the festival rounds, Flume, is touring the nation. Rita Ora, Rita who now? Well you should learn the name. And wait there’s more.

Festival News: Soundwave, Future Music Festival, Groovin' The Moo and Port Fairy Music Festival!

In this issue: Soundwave TV is back; Groovin the Moo Maitland sells out; Port Fairy Folk Music Festival sells out; Cancer Bats announce gig; Future Music sideshows; Fozzy to support Duff McKagan’s Loaded.

Soundwave TV returns for 2013!

12 Australian Bands: 12 Months Later... A Retrospective.

This time last year we divulged our top twelve Australian artists and top five international artists to watch over the following twelve months. So we figured now was as good a time as any to have a look back and see how they all fared...

Future Music Festival Set for HUGE 2013 Line Up

The line up for the 2013 Future Music Festival has been released and as it promised, it's Dead Set Awesome. Past Future guests and some of the world's hottest acts in trance, electro, rock and pop will be making the journey down under for the national festival next year, raising the bar for the Future Music Festival once more.

The dates for the Future Music Festival next year are below.

Live Review: Splendour In The Grass Day Three (29.07.12)

The Smashing Pumpkins

Sunday is an odd day for Splendour; given the hectic run-about the first two days gave us, Sunday is a slow burn, and combining that with the tiredness accumulated just means it’s a goddamn slog, and being honest, most of the day is a big blur.

Final Day Wrap Up - Splendour in the Grass 2012.

Though the 2012 event may be forever remembered as a return to the muddy Byron Bay site and a freak hail storm perhaps heralded by the loud rock of DZ Deathrays (who say their amps miraculously survived the on stage waterfall), ultimately it will be the music that we'll be talking about until the next Splendour rolls along - which we expect to be at their new, permanent, hopefully less muddy home.

Album Review: Azealia Banks - 1991 (2012 EP)

To be completely honest, when Azealia Banks came out with “212” and all of a sudden became an artist not to be fucked with overnight; I didn’t really understand the hype. Sure, she’s young and fiery, and sure, she isn’t afraid of rapping the c-word freely and frequently. But is this all Banks can do? Her debut EP 1991 sees the 21 year old look to other badass ladies including MIA and Santigold in forming a fusion of rhymes and melody.

12 Australian Bands to watch in 2012... and 5 from overseas...

Jumping on the bandwagon, here, in no particular order, are twelve Australian bands we're looking out for in 2012... five bands from overseas we're predicting big things for here in Australia... AND a couple of Australian bands the rest of the world should have their eye on! Madness! Read on...

Best of 2011 Countdown: Top 40 Tracks - Part 3: 20-11

Let's dive right into the next batch of favourite tracks of 2011, as voted by AU review contributors!


In 2011, this Melbourne based band became fast favourites of the live scene, with their catchy riffs, energetic stage presence and tracks like this one, which stick with you long after you turn it off...

The Fearless Vampire Killers - Tell Me What You're Trying To Say