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Photo Gallery: Northlane + I, The Burden + Tapestry + We Burn Bridges - Discovery Darwin (18.09.15)

This was, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated gigs in Darwin. Territory metalcore fans have been fundraising, networking and gigging for over two years to bring Sydney band Northlane to the Top End and the result was awesome! A huge night of live music including support slots from local hardcore bands I, The Burden, Tapestry and We Burn Bridges, the night was so full it almost had a festival vibe.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: September 18th - September 20th

As we head into the final few weeks of September (eek), our contributors are getting their fine selves along to some stellar shows around the country this weekend in particular! From The Rubens on the West Coast, to SAFIA coming through to embrace South Australia, there's plenty to be getting to - check out some of our picks for this weekend, below.

Northlane are the fifth artist confirmed for Soundwave 2016

Over the past two years, Northlane's rise to the top has been a public one - from ARIA and triple j award nominations to being added to a slew of festivals and tours. And then, earlier this year, their brand new record Node debuted at number one on the ARIA charts. And now this week, to add to all the accolades, the band have been confirmed as part the Soundwave Festival lineup as the event's fifth addition.

Sam and Jack Weaver share 10 tunes that have helped influence their work as Ocean Bones!

Sam and Jack Weaver aka Ocean Bones, are the Darwin duo we've introduced you to recently. Having formed in a music scene where originality is well-supported but is bound by their isolation at the same time, the duo have developed a musical output that represents the music they've grown up making and also tunes that have been influenced by a wide range of Australian and international artists. From hip-hop to hardcore music, these two have got quite the diverse palette. We got in touch to see which songs they're currently digging and the artists who have been influential on their musicianship.

Aussies Abroad: Xavier Rudd, Strange Talk and Alpine in North America, Haitus Kaiyote with Remi in the UK and Northlane... everywhere.

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting Australian artists touring internationally, we bring you the latest instalment of Aussies Abroad. This week, Xavier Rudd, Strange Talk and Alpine are taking over North America, Haitus Kaiyote is touring with Remi in the UK and Northlane are... everywhere:

Album Review: Northlane - Node (2015 LP)

Northlane are one of the heaviest bands known to Australia and the rest of the world. After their career as a band finally taking off in 2011 since their release of Discoveries, it's become clear that they are just thriving with passion and energy. After the departure of original frontman, Adrian Fitipaldes, ex-vocalist of Sound of Seasons, Marcus Bridge has since then taken his spot and his contribution to their latest offering of Node is absolutely outstanding.

the AU interview: Northlane (Sydney) talk changing lineup, self-empowerment and new album "Node"

Following the arrival of new frontman Marcus Bridge, Sydney-based metalcore band Northlane have just released their latest LP Node (out now). Delving into weighty themes supported by a set of equally heavy breakdowns, the album is a familiar yet groundbreaking endeavour for the band. Bassist Alex Milovic talks us through recent struggles, change and triumph.

Photo Gallery: Groovin' The Moo - Bendigo Showgrounds (02.05.15)

Groovin' The Moo came to Bendigo for another year, bringing with it a brilliant array of talent both from Australia and abroad. From Northlane to Tkay Maidza, through to the Pierce Brothers and the Hilltop Hoods, there was enough music at the showgrounds to keep the party going well into the night. Kimberley Salmond was there for the AU and brings us these shots!

Photo Gallery: Groovin The Moo - Hay Park, Bunbury (26.04.15)

Groovin The Moo Festival 2015 at Hay Park, Bunbury Western Australia.

The sun came out to plat on the second stop on the Groovin the Moo festival with a lineup featuring Wolfmother, Charli XCX, You Me at Six, Sticky Fingers, One Day, Tkay Maidza and more. Stuart Sevastos was on the ground to capture the highlights of the day.

Photo Gallery: Groovin the Moo - Oakbank Racecourse, Adelaide (25.04.15)

The first leg of the Groovin the Moo festival was held at Oakbank, in the Adelaide Hills. Despite the steady rain which turned the horse racing track into a mud pit, everyone was in good spirits. A great range of music, from Wolfmother and on the main stages. to RL Grime and A$AP Ferg in the Moolin Rouge tent, there was something for everyone. Our photographer John Goodridge was there front and centre to bring you these photos from the day.

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.

A$AP Ferg, Broods, Hilltop Hoods and more feature on the 2015 Groovin The Moo bill!

Australia's huge regional touring festival, Groovin the Moo, has dropped its line up this morning, sure to rev festival punters up into a tizz. Last year saw GTM introduce a South Australian leg to the tour and in 2015, the Oakbank Racecourse in the Adelaide Hills is where GTM will start. Kicking off on ANZAC Day, the likes of A$AP Ferg, Hilltop Hoods, Broods and more will perform around the country at venues in Bunbury, Bendigo, Canberra, Maitland and finally Townsville. Like most years, tickets for Groovin the Moo tend to fly out the window, so keep an eye on sale dates and jump up on em!

the AU interview: Adrian Fitipaldes of Northlane (Sydney) on achieving rapid success, 'Free Your Mind' and more!

Tonight, Northlane will perform a sold out hometown show in Sydney alongside Thy Art is Murder, Veil of Maya and Make Them Suffer as part of the epic 'Free Your Mind' tour which is headed around the country until June 1st. Before they kicked things off in Brisbane, Northlane's vocalist Adrian Fititpaldes sounded confident that the upcoming dates were going to be fun ones to be a part of.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 2nd May 2014


In this issue: Northlane announce "Free Your Mind" side show at Oxford Art Factory, Frenzal Rhomb announce Parramatta show, Royal Blood announce second and final Sydney show, Soul of Sydney announce birthday block party; Dallas Crane announce new single “Get off the Dope” and Sydney launch show, Hot Rod Rockabilly and Rock ‘n Roll at Katoomba RSL Club announced and Perry Keyes reveals Sydney gig in June.

Album Release News Weekly: 29 April 2014

In This Issue: Hey guys, and welcome to another music crammed week! Some BIG NAMES are in here, such as Neil Young and David Bowie. Some local acts doing some pretty cool stuff too, like In Hearts Wake, Stu Larsen and Dune Rats. Overseas and the much hyped band Wet are putting out their new EP - which will be one of the big releases of the year. There's tons more in here, so check it out.