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Live Review: The Wombats - Channel V Island Party, Sydney (25.02.15)

“This is pretty fucking ridiculous,” Matthew Murphy says, running his hand through sweaty hair and then waving at the surroundings. He’s right: the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House hang Instagram-ready in the background, under a steel grey sky. The rain has held off, the cover of the Channel V Island pulled back, so the only protection offered is the glittering fairy lights that are draped above.

Live Review: Rudimental - Channel V Island Party, Sydney (06.03.14)


We’re on a barge in the middle of Sydney Harbour and we’re about to capsize. At least, that’s what it feels like. Because right now, 100 hyped up people are jumping in unison, and the Channel V Island is under some serious pressure. Rudimental are at the helm, and their explosive single “Feel The Love” is the cause for all the commotion. The band already have their shirts off, Mark Crown is showering the front row with sweat while ripping through a trumpet solo as the bass shudders and splinters below the drums. The beat is brutally relentless, a violent, hyperactive mix of house drums and spine shaking bass. When the song ends, and the jumping crowd regain their stance, the Island gives another gentle sway, but rights itself soon after, and all is well. Very well, in fact.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: June 15th 2012

Another week, another state of affairs. We look at The Basement putting itself up on the market. Who in Australia's music industry got a Queen's Birthday Honour? And Channel [V]'s ongoing search for a new host continues with more eliminations than a reality TV show on crack.

Gig Announcements:Channel V Guerilla Gigs in your town; last Twist and Shout night; Kid Mac, Laura Imbruglia headline shows


Channel [V} has bout a number of bands such as Good Charlotte, Faker and Ed Sheeran,to a number of random venues and places for impromptu gigs in the past and most recently Children Collide at the car park of the Sphinx Hotel in Geelong. Look out for more of these gigs - they could be coming to a place near you. For clues - and follow on Facebook.


The Sydney 60s dance party, Twist and Shout will be making its last $5 dance party round this Friday 25 May at Spectrum (Oxford Street). The night will feature DJs Dylabolical, Mr Chad and Doctor J.

Friday May 25th: 9pm - Late @ Spectrum, Sydney
Price: $5 on the door.