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MOVEMENT

The Church, Chet Faker, Twerps & Movement join The Strokes, Patti Smith & more at Primavera Sound!

Primavera Sound has, for another year, got us wanting to pack our bags for a Spanish getaway this May! For its 15th year, the epic music festival will be bringing together the likes of The Strokes, Patti Smith, The Black Keys, Sleater-Kinney and more to celebrate in Barcelona. While a lot of the bands featured on this year's Primavera line up you'll note as having visited Australia over the past 12 months or are perhaps set to come out this way, the calibre of bands on this bad boy is just ridiculous good.

Live Review: SBTRKT + Movement - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (08.01.15)

Opening the night was current everywhere band Movement, who’s downtempo vibes got the crowd into the mood, without overhyping them. The band will continue to rise through this year, and with a strong live show it’s no wonder.

FBi SMAC Awards nominees announced!

FBi Radio today announced the nominees for the 2014 SMAC Awards, celebrating Sydney's music, arts and culture industry for its 7th year! Recognising musicians, artists, restaurants, events and performers who have stood out in their artistic and business endeavours in Sydney in 2014, the SMAC Awards once again represent a diverse and incredibly talented bunch of trailblazers.

Album Review: Movement - Self Titled (2014 EP)

Movement must be responsible for at least four pregnancies, 'cause their debut EP is downright some of the sexiest music around. The mixture of brooding electronica and soulful R&B has already turned heads both in Europe and America, on the back of their first two singles "Us" and "Feel Real".

Live Review: Movement + Guerre - Spectrum, Sydney (30.05.14)

“Ivory” had me straight away. When I heard it on the radio a few weeks back it captivated me like few songs do. Masterful, mature, with an irresistible, sinister groove. The artists behind this soulful electronic gem, I was surprised to find out, are young Sydney trio Movement and, as luck would have it, the group was in the middle of its first Australian tour, dropping into Spectrum for their home gig.

MOVEMENT announces Australian tour and new EP!

With the announcement of Movement’s self-titled EP being released on May 2nd, the trio have announced a string of tour dates to coincide with the launch. The band will perform on May 22nd in Melbourne, and power through till June 6th in Byron Bay. All tickets are on sale today.

Live Review: Solange + Movement + Juggernaut DJs - Metro Theatre, Sydney (08.01.14)

Solange Knowles now is a far cry from the Solange the world heard in 2002; that meagre, radio-friendly R&B protégé who had a (forgettable) semi-hit with N.O.R.E ("Feelin You Part II") and a lacklustre debut LP. Since 2008, something pretty great happened; Solange ventured in a completely different direction than Solo Star, digging through the crates, blending vintage and contemporary R&B into one of the year’s most underrated releases - Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. She was breaking out of any postured pop-mould and creating a lane entirely for herself; a lane completely distinctive from that of her older sister (the comparisons are unfortunately inevitable).

Live Review: Solange + Movement + Juggernaut DJ’s – Prince Bandroom, St Kilda (07.01.14)

She may not be selling out arena sized shows like her older sister but the demand to see Solange live in Australia has proved to be incredibly high, having pulled huge crowds for her recent appearances at Falls Festival, Southbound and Field Day as well as selling out her two exclusive sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney. Melbourne was up first and with the line already extending down Fitzroy Street half an hour before doors opened, there was no questioning just how keen fans were to get as close as possible to the indie pop darling.

Live Review: World’s End Press + Movement - GoodGod Small Club, Sydney (14.11.13)

Electronic music isn’t what it used to be – where there once were clear lines between house, dance and rock, Australian music has openly taken on all technology so that there is a fusion of the best parts of each genre. Melbourne’s World’s End Press and Sydney trio Movement take on big sound for a live setup and no, they’re not just standing in front of a laptop.

Gig Announcements: Sydney and NSW - 11th October 2013

shining bird

In this issue: Shining Bird to launch debut album, New release from Adam Brand, Stafford Brothers to perform at Marquee, The Star, New solo direction for Eleanor Dunlop, Vaudeville Smash release new EP, Movement release Giraffage remix and announce Sydney gigs, Infinity Broke single launch, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes release Black Coffee, Hollie Smith announces Sydney show, Gym Class Heroes live at The Star, DJ Jazzy Jeff jetting down for Australia tour, Lady Killers – the all girl Halloween spectacular, Private Life announce ‘Escalator’ showcase and Marcel Khalife returns to Concert Hall.

Live Review: OutsideIn Festival - Factory Theatre, Sydney (21.09.13)

I walked away from OutsideIn well after midnight with two things, an ear to ear grin, and a splitting headache. The people at Astral People had curated a collection of up and coming local producers, underground hyped international acts making their first visit and one genuine ticket shifter in headliner Hermitude. This made for a diverse and constantly engaging bill.

Photo Gallery: OutsideIn Festival - Factory Theatre (21.09.13)

The OutsideIn Festival presented by Astral People was held at the Factory Theatre last Saturday featuring a stellar cast of local and international acts. OutsideIn was headlined by US Hip Hop star Freddie Gibbs (pictured above). Photos by Johnny Au

Live Review: FBi Radio Turns 10 - Carriageworks, Sydney (08.09.13)

FBi Radio is such a massive part of Sydney’s music scene. They support upcoming musicians with incredible passion and enthusiasm, and have been doing so for an entire decade! To celebrate double digits, FBi threw a massive fundraising music festival to celebrate, and the killer combination of a great venue with an assortment of fantastic Sydney bands and DJs made this undoubtedly the coolest 10th birthday party ever.

Live Review: Flight Facilities + Elizabeth Rose + Movement - Oxford Art Factory (25.05.13)

Flight Facilities have been touring around Australia following the release of their single 'I Didn’t Believe' featuring Elizabeth Rose. They have been touring nationally and played to their home crowd on Saturday at a sold out Oxford Art Factory.

Gig Announcements: Sydney, NSW & The ACT - May 27

In This Issue: Launching Live at The Bucket Singha Thursdays, Evan & The Brave single launch, Ngaiire single launch, Pick Pockets & Rascals, Spirit of House Secret Block Party, Bar100 at Vivid Sydney Festival, Klaxons What We Do Is Secret DJ set, Jack Carty EP launch, Willow Beats ep tour, Funky town: a tribute to the 80s and old school r&b, Jeremy Hunter supporting the Chemist, Femme Locale at The Vanguard.

Launching Live at The Bucket, Singha Thursdays