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BIGSOUND Live: Highlights of Night Two - Part Two (10.09.15)


Pictured: Koi Child

Hangovers reeling, tiredness setting in; though there’s no time to stop as the music keeps on spinning at BIGSOUND live round two. My second night started at The Zoo for I Know Leopard. Leopards in a zoo, I’m sure there is a pun in there somewhere. With their cosmic, ‘70s inspired, melancholic pop tunes the band tugged on heart strings of punters, providing merit for the heavy airplay their new single "Close My Eyes" is getting on Triple J. Sharp rhythms and soft melodies come together in a perfect marriage.

Angus & Julia Stone, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet and more named on this year's Lost Paradise line up!

This year's Lost Paradise festival is set to be fantastic, with the official first artist announcement being revealed. The three day camping festival is going to be held in the Glenworth Valley over New Year's, offering festival goers a special experience of live music, arts, some brilliant food and drink options and more to bring in 2016 in unique style. Confirmed to perform and DJ at Lost Paradise this year are acts including Angus & Julia Stone, Jamie xx, Four Tet, Tkay Maidza, Jon Hopkins and more - the full line up can be viewed below!

Single of the Day: Hockey Dad "Girl With Two Hearts" (2015)

Hockey Dad continue to impress with their latest single, "Girl With Two Hearts"! It's a great number and fitting follow up track to "Can't Have Them", which put the duo firmly on the radars of more and more music fans around the country. They've been fast carving a spot for themselves on the national touring circuit for some fun and rambunctious live shows and this new tune has both elements represented strongly.

Celebrating World Record Store Day: the AU's 12 Hottest RSD Vinyl Releases for April 18th, 2015

This Saturday, April 18th, marks the world-wide celebration of World Record Store Day. The event, started six years ago as a means to celebrate the sale of vinyl music, last year boosted record sales to the highest they've been since the day's creation. This year, record stores the nation over are hosting celebratorial events, including live music, signings, appearances, giveaways and exclusive RSD releases. Below you can find a complete list of participating Australian venues.

Photo Gallery: Farmer and The Owl Festival - University of Wollongong (14.03.15)

The Farmer and the Owl festival returned to sunny Wollongong over the weekend and hosted 25+ acts plus a whole range of other sensory delights in a statement that fuels the question, how long until the next one! Ian Laidlaw brings us these photos...

Festival Review: The Farmer and the Owl - University of Wollongong, Wollongong (14.03.2015)

Going down to Wollongong University to attend Farmer and The Owl is an absolute joy. The trip which is only a touch over an hour’s drive from Sydney is an ease and the festival is filled with laid-back easy-going coastal vibes. That is despite the healthy helping of raucous rock that filled out the line-up.

Live Review: DZ Deathrays + Hockey Dad + Bass Drum of Death – Fowler's Live, Adelaide (05.03.15)

DZ Deathrays arrived in Adelaide on Thursday night as part of their “Get Rich or Drunk Tryin” tour in support of their second full-length album Black Rat. In support were Illawarra surf rock duo Hockey Dad - I’d first seen these guys live in support of Bad//Dreems late last year and they blew my mind. They’ve taken things up another notch since then and it was clear a large section of the audience had come early to see them before DZ’s – if not just to see them.

Bass Drum of Death, The Mess Hall, DZ Deathrays, Bad//Dreems and more to play the Farmer & The Owl Festival in Wollongong!

The Farmer & The Owl Festival returns wot Wollongong this March and for 2015, organisers have brought together a great line up of Australian and international guests set to ensure the punters are well taken care of. The inaugural event in 2013 sold out and has now become somewhat of an institution, regardless of its short history. Returning to the University of Wollongong in a few months, The Farmer & The Owl Festival will be playing host to the following line up of bands for you!

DZ Deathrays announce 'The Get Rich or Drunk Tryin' Tour' with Bass Drum of Death and Hockey Dad!

They recently took the Best Heavy/Hard Rock ARIA home with them and off the back of yet another successful Eurotrip, DZ Deathrays are continuing the momentum by announcing their next Australian tour! The 'Get Rich or Drunk Tryin'' run of dates will see Shane and Simon taking to venues around the country next February and March, supported by the brilliant Bass Drum of Death out of the US and Hockey Dad.

5 artists not to miss at Sounds of the Suburbs this weekend!

This Sunday, the monster lineup that is the Sounds of the Suburbs Festival descends on Cronulla for a jampacked day of live music from both Australian and American bands alike! Presented by US label Burger Records in 2014, punters can be expecting some great music from some artists who represent a diverse and burgeoning music industry at home and abroad. We take a look at just five of the 24 band lineup who are set to be lighting things up down at Wilbar Lane on Sunday.

Sounds of the Suburbs festival set to feature The Beautiful Girls, Wax Witches (US), Antwon (US) and more!

Presented by Burger Records in 2014, the Sounds of the Suburbs Festival is back and ready to go in Cronulla! Burger Records, the independent label and record store based in California, embarks on its first festival partnership in Australia, making Sounds of the Suburbs 2014 one not to miss! Headlining this year is The Beautiful Girls, while US acts Antwon, Wax Witches, Tomorrows Tulips and Gap Dream are set to head out our way for the September 28th event.

Babaganouj set for August tour to launch 'Bluff' single!

Brisbane's Babaganouj are keeping the good momentum going, by announcing a run of tour dates for next month to promote their new single "Bluff". Hot off the heels of the success of their tune "Too Late For Love", the talent four-piece already have your next fave tune out of the Sunshine State in "Bluff". They'll be hitting up the venues in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne next month with some great support acts you must see as well - be sure to note them down!

Hockey Dad announce East Coast dates and release debut EP 'Dreamin'

Surf-pop party band Hokey Dad have announced the release of their debut EP Dreamin, out June 27. To celebrate, the teen heartthrobs are hitting the road for a five date tour this August.

Photo Gallery: The Farmer and The Owl Festival ft. Glass Towers + Shining Bird - University of Wollongong (23.11.13)

Dan Turner takes us to the inaugural boutique Farmer and the Owl festival in Wollongong, headlined by Dappled Cities and The Drones. Though the headliners are unfortunately not pictured here, enjoy the rest of day's fine offerings including Harmony, Shining Bird, Glass Towers and many more...

CLOSED Win a double pass to the The Farmer & The Owl Festival!

The Farmer & The Owl Festival has become Illawarra's first annual boutique music and arts festival and is just a few days away! Featuring acclaimed acts such as The Drones, Dappled Cities, Harmony, The Laurels and Glass Towers, it's sure to be a stellar day!