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THE WONDER YEARS

Album Review: The Wonder Years - No Closer To Heaven (2015 LP)

Oh man. No Closer To Heaven. This is such a goddamn incredible album I'm actually a little floored. I've been a fan of The Wonder Years since their first album, The Upsides, which is a fun, catchy piece of 'I-hate-my-town' American pop-punk. Unfortunately, I figured that, as the band matured, they'd kind of get lost in over-production and whiny lyrics like a lot of straight-forward, essentially gimmick-less pop punk bands do. They're a band I've always had a soft spot for, but never felt like they were my favourite band... I was wrong, I'm woman enough to admit that. I've been listening to this album on repeat for five days and I'm still not over it...

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.

Festival Review: Soundwave Festival Sydney (Day 2) - Sydney Olympic Park (01.03.15)

Day 2 of Soundwave brought in more Sydney goers compared to Saturday’s festivities. With the lineup being catered to mainly pop punk fans as well as the metalheads too, it was riveting to see what the second day had in store. I liked the idea of spending my weekend at Soundwave; it was like taking a holiday by seeing your favourite bands live.

Live Review: New Found Glory + Bayside + The Wonder Years - Factory Theatre, Sydney (27.02.15)

As Soundwave rolls into town for another year, punters are forced to choose between a slew of great bills. For fans of pop-punk it was hard to go past a triple bill of The Wonder Years, Bayside and New Found Glory.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: Soundwave Festival (Day 1) - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (28.02.15)

Soundwave, the undeniable king of summer festivals, has stepped it up a notch this year with the expansion of two days and a vertible slay of headliners including Slipknot, Faith No More, Slash, The Smashing Pumpkins, and the finest undercard for quite a few years.

Photo Gallery: New Found Glory + Bayside + The Wonder Years - Factory Theatre (27.02.15)

In yet another amazing Sidewaves triple bill,New Found Glory were joined by Bayside and The Wonder Years in Sydney. Evelyn Tija was there and brings us these photos:

Festival Review: Soundwave Festival Adelaide (Day Two) - Bonython Park (22.02.15)

Oh man, Soundwave Day Two just kicked Soundwave Day One right in it's 40 degree face. Don't get me wrong, Saturday was fun, it was a good time, but man. Sunday just knocked it right out of the park.

Soundwave Festival 2015 adds 15 bands in second lineup announcement

It's been a big wait for the lineup for next year's Soundwave Festival to be augmented with a second lineup, but we need not wait any longer. Today, the festival's promoters have unveiled both the second lineup of 15 bands, and plans for a third lineup announcement "before christmas".

The Wonder Years announce September Australian tour!

The Wonder Years will come to Australia for a September national tour to be remembered! The Philly band are currently sitting quite pretty with their latest record The Greatest Generation doing all the good things on an industry and live front. Last in the country for the 2013 Soundwave tour, The Wonder Years have amassed quite the following, but this time, they'll be raging in full headline mode, making these shows unmissable.