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PAPA VS PRETTY

Art vs Science's Dan Mac & Papa vs Pretty's Thom Rawle to deliver songwriting masterclass in Wingham this October!

Presented by MusicNSW's INDENT project and the Wingham Akoostik Festival, aspiring musicians are given the chance to engage with two of the country's most talented songwriters in 'The Wingham Akoostik Festival Workshop'! If you're between 16 and 25 years old, you're encouraged to enter the application process for this exclusive masterclass with prolific Sydney musicians Dan Mac of Art vs Science and Thom Rawle of Papa vs Pretty.

Festival Review: River Sessions - Mackay Showgrounds (29.06.14)

When I first heard of River Sessions a couple of months ago, I was positive it must have been a new festival. Even in the regional festival circuits I feel I have a pretty good idea of what's happening around the country. But lo and behold, River Sessions has not only been running since 2008, but has become one of the most successful regional festivals in the country, attracting thousands of punters every year, drawn by an impressive array of local and international talent. Well, humbled as I was by this news, I knew I had to make my way north to the QLD town to find out what all the fuss was about for myself.

Five songs we hope to hear at River Sessions this weekend!

This Saturday, River Sessions - a boutique regional festival - returns to Mackay in Queensland, bringing with it an incredible lineup of Australian and even USA based talent. From Art vs Science to Illy, Rüfüs to Megan Washington and The Amity Affliction to New York artist Sweater Beats, the event is sure to keep all music fans happy.

Mackay set to host some of the country's best with the final line up for the River Sessions announced!

A huge bunch of talented Australian and international music folk are hopping on planes and heading to Mackay for the River Sessions on the 28th of June! Taking place at the Mackay Showgrounds for another year, the final line up was recently dropped, with some awesome names set to play alongside the likes of Megan Washington, Dan Sultan and more.

New Music Video: Papa Vs Pretty "Million Different Ways" (2014)

Currently on tour with Ball Park Music, Papa vs Pretty have released a brand new music clip for single "Million Different Ways", taken off their album White Deer Park, which is available now. Check it out here:

Live Review: Ball Park Music + Papa Vs Pretty + Holy Holy - The Tivoli, Brisbane (11.04.14)

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It had been a 31 degree day in the middle of April, but the heat didn't deter fans, who descended on The Tivoli to catch Holy Holy, Papa Vs Pretty and headline act Ball Park Music on the Puddinghead Tour.

Photo Gallery: Ball Park Music + Papa vs Pretty - Metro Theatre, Sydney (05.04.14)

Ball Park Music headlined the Metro Theatre last night, supported by Papa vs Pretty in Sydney. Our very own Mikki Gomez was there and brings us these photos from the show:

Album Review: Papa vs Pretty - White Deer Park (2014 LP)

What do you get when you cross a little bit of Radiohead with a healthy dose of alternative rock, add just a dash of good old fashioned rock'n'roll and a bucketload of youthful energy? The answer – Aussie rock band Papa vs Pretty, who have just released their much anticipated 2014 LP White Deer Park.

New Music Video: Papa vs Pretty "To Do" (2014)

Papa vs Pretty have released a video to raise awareness of the Great Barrier Reef dredging, a cause very close to their heart. The band members have collected & edited official Great Barrier Reef footage & the video includes the album track "To Do" from White Deer Park, their new album out February 21th.

The Hills Are Alive announces full 2014 line up!

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The full line up for The Hills Are Alive 2014 has just been announced! The five new acts to join the line up are Papa Vs Pretty, Five Mile Town, Bad News Toilet, The Horns of Leroy and Franky Walnut.

Gig Announcements - Melbourne and Victoria - January 14th

In this issue: I, A Man release new single, Hottest 100 Party at The Espy, Dan Brodie 'Deep, Deep Love' launch, Diana Krall in concert with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Palace Of The King ‘Moon & Mountain’ release, Banco De Gaia returns to Australia, JR Reyne live at The Vic, Joe Creighton presents new show JC & The Po’ Boys

I, A Man announce new single ‘In Time’

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.

the AU interview: Papa vs Pretty (Sydney)

Larry interviews half of Sydney quartet Papa vs Pretty. We talk about scary moments and we look ahead to their new record, their brief tour and what the Summer will bring... see part two after the jump!

Live Review: Papa Vs Pretty + Battleships + Valar - Oxford Art Factory (25.09.13)

Papa vs Pretty have been smashing live music venues around the country with their exceptional performances since 2006. Despite the fact that they’ve been knuckling down on recording with few live appearances if any recently, they’ve managed to come out of their cave to launch their new single ‘My Life Is Yours’ from their forthcoming second LP White Deer Park.

New Music Video: Papa vs Pretty "My Life Is Yours" (2013)

Papa vs Pretty have just released their first new music since 2011's United in Isolation, with the track 'My Life Is Yours'. The new album White Deer Park will be released in 2014.