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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.

10 Must See Shows of the VIVID Sydney Festival!

VIVID Sydney kicks off for another year this Friday and the line up is freakin' amazing, if we're honest. Such a melting pot of musicians, visual artists, performers and other creative brains in one of the most buzzing cities in Australia - it's going to be a great two weeks of shows for people to be checking out. Some of the artists we're excited to see do their thing are involved in all different aspects of the music industry; from the intrigue of goddess Grace Jones, to the heartbreaking lyrics of Sufjan Stevens - we're spoiled for choice!

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 28th November 2014

In This Issue: we share the best opportunities for young artists, the new electronic music documentary, and the news about some Aussie legends, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

CLOSED Win a double pass to "No Good: Winter" in Sydney!

After a wildly successful run of No Good:Monthly parties taking over Sydney area, the masterminds behind a melting pot of some of Sydney's most eclectic music are pleased to bring you their inaugural quarterly festival No Good: Winter at Petersham Bowling Club, June 8th - your new favourite label's most colossal event yet.

Album News Weekly: 14th April 2014

In This Issue: BIG BIG NEWS from the pop world this week. British songwriter Ed Sheeran is back with the announcement of his new record. Canadian up and comer Mo Kenney is getting ready to release her debut, along with a heap of local acts such as The Middle Names, I Know Leopard, and Jordie Lane is putting out a live record! There's a heap more stuff in here, so have a read - it'll be good for you.

Album News Weekly: 4 March 2014

In This Issue: Quite an interesting mix this week. Old timers like Oasis, Grace Jones and Brian Eno all have records being dropped or reissued over the next couple of months. Some great Australian talent in here too, Sydney acts Rainbow Chan and Seekae are releasing music pretty soon, and Melbourne band All The Colours are gearing up for their debut. Lots going on in here...

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

CLOSED Win a double pass to OutsideIn Festival 2013!

Due to popular demand Astral People and Yes Please are humbled to announce a 2nd, ALL AGES, show for OutsideIn Festival 2013. Taking place on Sunday September 22 at The Factory Theatre, Sydney, the day after the 18+ show, the event will be repeated with the same forward thinking lineup and the same loving ethos.

Album Review: Rainbow Chan - Long Vacation (2013 EP)

Hardly a minimalist, Sydney-based artist Rainbow Chan has a knack for knitting together organic instruments with peculiar electronic beats. Influenced by J-pop, anime theme songs and Chinese folk music, Rainbow Chan has created a saccharine EP filled with nostalgic melodies and bubbly production. Beneath the lively electronics, there is a latent melancholy. Chan sings of loneliness, nostalgia and love lost, themes that flow consistently from one track to the next. Although the lyrics are heart breaking, Chan sings of them with a revered fondness, enabling her listeners to understand her decision to incorporate synth-pop instrumentation that previously appeared so incongruous.

CLOSED Win a double pass to see Rainbow Chan in Sydney!

Rainbow Chan is a Sydney solo artist and producer with a love for story-telling. Whether she is stitching together childhood dreams, rummaging through flea markets or sampling odd sounds, Rainbow is constantly collecting bits and pieces for her music. She's just finished putting together her new long awaited EP Long Vacation!

New Music Video: Rainbow Chan "Skinny Dipping" (2013)

The quirky new video for Rainbow Chan's single 'Skinny Dipping' has just been dropped, with the track as the first single from her debut EP due for release later this year.

OutsideIn releases first line-up announcement for 2013!

OutsideIn is coming back to Sydney this year, with tickets poised to go on sale this Friday 28th of June at 9am. Today marks the release of the first line-up announcement for the festival presented by Astral People and Yes Please, and as you will see it includes both homegrown musicians and many artists whose visits to Australia are few and far between.

FBi Radio announces the 'All Our Friends' series of fundraisers.

Over the past 10 years, FBi Radio has been the launchpad for many burgeoning Sydney artists and has continued to foster a creative and supportive networks for the artistic community. The station is proud to announce a series of fundraisers called 'All Our Friends', a run of gigs which are set to celebrate a decade on air.