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Hot Chip, Dirty Three, Courtney Barnett & more announced for Sugar Mountain 2016!

Before the weekend, Le1f was the first name leaked/revealed for Melbourne's Sugar Mountain festival, quickly indicating that the organisers had another vibrant and eclectic line up in store. This morning, they've gone and announced the full line up of artists, musicians and individuals set to take part in the event next January at the VCA and Melbourne Arts Precinct!

Remote Control Record announces details of their Dot Dash CMJ party!

Remote Control's in-house label Dot Dash is bringing an array of brilliant Australian talent to New York City for the very first time. Remote Control Record's presents The Dot Dash Official CMJ Party featuring Sunbeam Sound Machine, Pearls, Methyl Ethel, Sui Zhen and Client Liaison.

The AU's 15 Best Performances of BIGSOUND 2015


Pictured: WAAX

The Brisbane based music festival and BIGSOUND has come and gone for another year, but the amazing performances we saw have stuck with us for the days since. We've spend the weekend reflecting on all the incredible showcases we saw, and now we're bringing you our list of the 15 best... in no particular order they are:

Big Daddy Kane, Ratatat, Julia Holter, Briggs & more confirmed for the 25th Meredith Music Festival!

You know how you have that family member who generally stands out as being the coolest? The Aunty who sneaks you alcohol at parties when you're underage or the one who lets you stay up late? Either way, she's the one whose house you always looked forward to going to because no matter what, you knew good times were ahead. Well, when it comes to the Meredith Music Festival, Aunty has delivered again, with a line up that has people around the country getting keen to head to the 'Sup once more this December. Party on.

Title Track announces BIGSOUND free party Feat. Tired Lion, Skegss, and more

Title Track has announced a pre-BIGSOUND party featuring local acts such as Perth’s Tired Lion, Byron’s Skegss and Rolls Bayce to kick off attendance at the annual BIGSOUND festival, one of the largest music conferences in the south hemisphere, that is taking place in Brisbane from 9th – 11th September this year.

Live Review: Alpine + Pearls + Olympia – Metro Theatre, Sydney (10.07.15)

It’s not often that a band will introduce a song by ordering the audience to dance more expressively, “not just this bopping up and down” as Phoebe from Alpine did. She momentarily turned the attention away from their colourful stage presence to the night as a whole. Despite joining fellow vocalist Lou in an uninhibited performance - playing with the mics, kicking, dancing and at times even rolling on the floor, she also wanted the audience to join in on the fun.

Photo Gallery: Alpine + Pearls + Olympia - Metro Theatre, Sydney (11.07.15)

Supported by Pearls and Olympia, Alpine played at The Metro Theatre in Sydney over the weekend and Belinda Dipalo was there to being you these photos!

Gang of Youths, Holy Holy, Timberwolf & more featured on first official BIGSOUND artist announcement!

BIGSOUND has named the first 50 artists for the 2015 live program and for another year, Brisbane looks to become a buzzing hive of excellent live music in September! BIGSOUND Live sees 14 music venues through the Valley taken over by some impressive line ups of bands from around Australia and abroad over two nights for what has become Australia's biggest gathering of industry and music fans. Last year's BIGSOUND program was hectic, showcasing some diverse and brilliant talent - both emerging and established - and this year is going to be no different.

Melbourne's Pearls Announce Tour Dates, Album Release Date & Premiere New Video

It’s shaping up to be a big week for Melbourne’s glam-rock band, Pearls who have just confirmed a trio of exciting announcements.

Live Review: A Place To Bury Strangers + Harry Howard and NDE + Pearls - The Corner Hotel (20.01.13)

Local group Pearls had the honour of opening proceedings on the night and quite frankly did a fantastic job of it. With a blend of shoegaze, drone and a hint of indie-pop the 3-piece wowed the audience for what seemed like only a few minutes but in reality was the best part of 40. Playing tracks from their recent self titled EP it was noticeable to see more and more heads turn their way as their set progressed and people started to take notice. I myself was one of those patrons and while I’m ashamed to say I wasn’t familiar with Pearls prior to this show I sure shit am now. A standout set by a great band.

Live Review: The Night Terrors + Rohypnotise + Pearls - Phoenix Public House (25.02.12)

Luke Benge’s new project Rohypnotise made their live debut at the Phoenix on Saturday and their particular brand of chilled out dream pop made for pleasant listening. The band had a very relaxed vibe and while they aren’t the liveliest bunch I’ve ever seen, the strength of their music was obvious during the last few songs that I arrived in time to see. They were a fun, technically accomplished band who are definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: Brous EP Launch + Pearls + Domeyko / Gonzalez - FBi Social (18.11.11)

Pearls were unleashing a spectacular wall of noise when I entered the venue. Unfortunately this happened to be the last few minutes of the set so I don't have much I can say. But I certainly enjoyed the short experience I did have with them. Catcall then jammed out the tunes in a DJ set as we awaited the main attraction.

Photo Gallery: Marnie Stern + Pearls - Northcote Social Club (07.10.11)

Marnie Stern brings her unique style of tunes to The Northcote Social Club. Michael Christian was amongst the crowd taking photos.