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MATT CORBY

Single of the Day: Matt Corby "Monday" (2015)

It's been a long wait for new Matt Corby music. Despite playing headline shows to thousands of people around Australia, the singer is yet to release his debut album. His new track, "Monday" screams Jeff Buckley influences, and we're definitely not complaining about that; layered vocals and simple percussion create an atmospheric space for Corby's falsetto to sit perfectly over. Give it a listen here...

Chet Faker, Matt Corby, Celia Pavey and more for Forbes' VANFEST!


Image: Lisa Frieling

When the first VANFEST was held back in May, it brought some great live music and DJs through to The Vandenberg in Forbes, NSW for the first time and was a resounding success. Now, another installment of the festival has been announced for the Forbes Showgrounds, bringing a strong selection of Australian talent to the regional area on December 6th. The festival, brainchild of Grant and Matt Clifton will be headlined by Chet Faker and Matt Corby, wrapping up a diverse day and night of music in the Central West!

Festival Review: Byron Bluesfest (Day Two) - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

When faced with a festival that spans five days, it can be slightly daunting when it comes to planning your timetable for each day. Day two of Bluesfest coincides with Good Friday and arriving on site for my second round, there’s definitely a festive vibe in the air, albeit less chocolate.

Byron Bay Bluesfest Photo Gallery: Matt Corby - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

Matt Corby was one of the headliners on the Mojo Stage on Day 2 of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014. Photos by Johnny Au.

The Doobie Brothers and Jack Johnson help close out Good Friday at the Byron Bluesfest!

The second day and night of the Byron Bay Bluesfest enjoyed stellar weather and more outstanding performances from artists who were making their 2014 debut or following on from great sets on Thursday.

Matt Corby, Tim Rogers and more added to the 2014 Bluesfest line up!

Keeping with its tradition of not stopping, the Byron Bay Bluesfest has today unveiled a staggering EIGHTH artist announcement for the April Easter weekend festival. Including some of the country's best folk, reggae, soul, groove, blues, hip-hop and dub artists as well as some special international guests, this Bluesfest announcement is sure to push the festival towards total selling out point.

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.

Photo Gallery: Fat As Butter Part 2 - Camp Shortland, The Foreshore Newcastle (26.10.13)

Fat As Butter festival returns to Newcastle with a stellar local and international line up. Part 2 of our photo gallery includes Bliss N Eso, Boy & Bear (Pictured above), Dialectrix, Glass Towers, Goldfields, Gym Class Heroes, Matt Corby, Owl Eyes, Peking Duk, Spit Syndicate and The Ashton Shuffle. Photos by Johnny Au

Live Review: Matt Corby + Bears Den - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (24.10.13)

Thursday marks the third time I’ve seen Matt Corby perform live, and every time has been a different, almost spiritual experience. The man has the ability to transport the audience to another atmosphere.

Photo Gallery: Matt Corby - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (24.10.13)

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Matt Corby played to a sold out Thebarton Theatre on Thursday night, and Kerrie Geier was there to capture it all for the AU review.

Live Review: Matt Corby + Bear's Den + Bree Tranter - Hordern Pavilion (11.10.13)

Tonight would be a night of indie-folk music galore, but it would also be a night of thousands of screaming teenage fangirls. I was bracing myself to work out which of the two would be more overwhelming.

Channel [V] announces the nominees for the 2013 [V] Oz Artist Award!

Channel [V] has announced its list of nominees for the revered [V] Oz Artist Award! 50 nominees representative of the cream of the Australian music crop have been chosen for the award, which is now in its 17th year. The list of artists celebrates the wide and diverse nature of the Australian music industry at the minute and is indicative of just how fruitful 2013 has been for our well-established, as well as our up and comers. Announced on The Riff, the nominees for the Oz Artist Award are listed below.

Album Review: Crucible - The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors (2013 LP)

One would have to have a lot of balls to fix that iconic thing that is not broken. (Definitely not broken.) Fifteen of the bravest bands and beings on the face of this earth have gathered to show respect to one of the greatest Aussie bands of all time Hunters & Collectors. They have come forward to make a go of interpreting a handful of songs by the much-regarded ‘Hunners’, and Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors is the product of their valiant efforts.

Matt Corby set for the 'Resolution Tour' this October!

Matt Corby is set to be out on the road once more this year, this time playing some of the biggest venues to date, on the 'Resolution Tour'. Touring throughout October, heading to Canberra and Tasmania to play his first headline shows in each state, Corby is going to be rounding out a whole year of Australian headline dates and festival appearances with another lot of powerhouse performances. Don't miss out.

Check out Matt performing "Resolution" at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney in June this year.

Fat As Butter drop first artist announcement; Gym Class Heroes, Matt Corby and more to appear in Newcastle.

The first artist announcement for the 2013 Fat As Butter festival has been revealed this morning, with some tasty, tasty international and Australian artists set to perform down on the Newcastle foreshore in October. With tickets for the festival becoming available from July 25th, punters can expect to see the following artists, plus more to be announced, at Fat As Butter this year...