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Tkay Maidza, Grenadiers, Timberwolf and more unveiled as SA Music Award nominees!

The nominees for the 2015 SA Music Awards have today been announced, with successful Adelaide export Tkay Maidza leading the charge, nominated for seven awards across 14 categories! Music SA this morning revealed the results of what has been a months-long judging process for a panel of local industry minds, reflective of the amount of talent South Australia has produced over the past 12 months. The awards ceremony will be held on November 11th, set to be opened by SA Premier Jay Weatherill and Lord Mayor Martin Haese at The Mercury Cinema.

Photo Gallery: Stonecutters feat. The Peep Tempel + Bad//Dreems and more! - Freemasons Hall, Adelaide (26.09.15)

The Stonecutters mini-festival took over the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide over the weekend, featuring Bad//Dreems, God God Dammit Dammit, Horror My Friend, The Hard Aches and The Peep Tempel. Lauren Connelly was there and brings us these photos from the night:

Adelaide's Horror My Friend sign with Poison City Records as they tour their new single "Stay In"

One of our favourite Adelaide groups, Horror My Friend, have announced they've signed with Poison City Records, who will release their long awaited debut album Stay In, Do Nothing, in January 2016. This is the Melbourne based label who bring us the likes of The Smith Street Band, Clowns & The Bennies - so the Adelaide group are in some pretty fine company.

Oisima, Horror My Friend, Timberwolf and more named recipients of the 2015 Stigwood Fellowship.

A number of talented South Australian individuals, both musicians and industry members, have today been announced as recipients of the 2015 Stigwood Fellowship. Run through the SA State Government, Arts SA and the Music Development Office, the second annual fellowships have been awarded to six rising local music acts and three promising and established industry members.

Photo Gallery: Horror My Friend - The Exeter, Adelaide (01.08.15)

Adelaide 3-piece alt-rock band Horror My Friend packed out the beer garden of the Exeter Hotel in Rundle Street, Adelaide for the single launch of "Stay In" off their upcoming debut album. Special guests Archers also released their single "More Than Gold" with Relying on Luck kicking off the afternoon. John Goodridge was there and grabbed some photos!

Single of the Day: Horror My Friend "Stay In" (2015)

Last seen supporting Dune Rats and the Cosmic Psychos in Adelaide, Horror My Friend are going to be back at it this weekend, as part of the massive "PARTY PARTY PART-B" event taking over the Crown and Anchor hotel alongside some killer local and interstate bands. Yesterday, the trio announced a new run of east coast shows to support new single "Stay In" - an exciting hint as to what's to come on their debut album, set for release later in the year.

Live Review: Dune Rats + Cosmic Psychos + Horror My Friend - The Gov, Adelaide (25.06.15)

Having Dune Rats and Cosmic Psychos in Adelaide on a Thursday night can really screw you up - the concept of returning to a full day of work on Friday and then a full weekend while feeling hungover as a dog after one of their shows is horrendous. Deciding to roll sober on this particular night (four previous Dunies experiences having taught me some lessons in the art of navigating hangovers in the past), I turned up at The Gov and became part of a crowd that had no qualms about rising to the occasion - things got messy, sweaty and anarchic quickly.

Photo Gallery: Cosmic Psychos + Dune Rats + Horror My Friend - The Gov, Adelaide (25.06.15)

Ross Knight of the Cosmic Psychos got up during Dune Rats' set and described them as the bastard sons of the bastard fathers. Which about sums it up. The night started fairly reasonably with Adelaide's Horror My Friend but once the Cosmic Psychos played and the Dune Rats hit the stage it descended into anarchy. There was stage invasions, shoeys and the inevitable post shoey spew, madness and mayhem.

Super Best Friends, Pat Chow and more set to join The Peep Tempel's Australian tour next month!

The Peep Tempel are gearing up for one hell of a tour next month and just with their name alone on the bill, crowds know they're in for a kickass time. Things got a whole lot more exciting recently however, with the Melbourne band confirming just some of the special guests set to fill out the gig bill in each state. Showcasing some of the country's best up and coming rock acts, The Peep Tempel have made this 'Gettin' On By' tour one that is as much about celebrating some great music being made by local outfits, as it is about getting their latest out to more and more fans. Which on its own, is never a bad thing, of course. This news just makes for a great bonus.

Live Review: Horror My Friend + The Controllers + Super Best Friends - Crown and Anchor, Adelaide (17.04.15)


Photo: Hugh Black

Adelaide's Horror My Friend opened their April/May run of tour dates with a great hometown show at the Crown and Anchor on a Friday night, the eve of Record Store Day. With Clarity Records just around the corner set to open at midnight to facilitate the needs of those vinyl/CD devotees, the Cranka was playing host to large crowd of music lovers by the time the headliners took to the stage.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: April 17th - April 19th.

And so, another weekend of live music and events is upon us. Where will you be heading? Stuck for ideas? Have a cheeky look at just some of the shows our team will be checking out and go from here...

Horror My Friend, Delia Obst, Lonelyspeck, Wireheads, Strict Face and Brokers named Adelaide's 'HOT SIX' by Rip It Up!


Photo: Sia Duff

The people behind Adelaide street press Rip It Up have been scouring the local scene and presenting the most promising Adelaide bred and based talent for what has become their 'Hot Six' list. Last year saw the likes of Bad//Dreems, Tkay and Timberwolf earn spots and look at where they were able to go throughout last year. Far, is the answer you're looking for. For this year's list, a variety of music has been represented, with Horror My Friend, Strict Face, Brokers, Wireheads, Delia Obst and Lonelyspeck making the final cut.

Live Review: British India + Magic Bones + Horror My Friend - The Gov, Adelaide (22.11.14)

The boys from British India have been ticking all the right boxes recently. After releasing their single “Wrong Direction” in October they went on to support the Rolling Stones at their Sydney and Melbourne shows alongside The Preatures.

Album Review: Horror My Friend - A Million Hands (2014 EP)

Adelaide trio Horror My Friend have been consistently fashioning themselves into one of the city's most promising young rock bands in the past few years, securing popular shows in the city and interstate and earning kudos from both the local scene and that of triple j in recent times. Their debut EP A Million Hands is released at a perfect time for the band, therefore, with the momentum surrounding the heavier grunge rock sound which has propelled the likes of Violent Soho, DZ Deathrays and others into the international spotlight only continuing to grow.

Horror My Friend touring nationally with new EP "A Million Hands"!

Adelaide's very own Horror My Friend are set to realize their long awaited debut EP A Million Hands and hit the road this August! Recorded by Matt Hills, mastered by Leon Zervos and pre-produced by Dan Crannitch, their debut EP has been months in the making and perfectly captures the bands uncanny ability to find a balance between indie pop and raw punk. Their latest track from the EP, "Kaleidoscope" is available to hear now and A Million Hands will be released on August 8!