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THUNDAMENTALS

Illy, Thundamentals, Jebediah and more to feature at 2015's Festival of the Sun festival this December!

Festival of the Sun celebrates its 11th year this year, taking over the Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park in Port Macquarie on December 11th & 12th. Leading the artist announcement today are some of the country's favourites, Illy, Thundamentals and Jebediah, while the crew behind FOTSUN have also announced the inaugural Wabi Sabi night to proceedings this year.

the AU interview: Tuka (Blue Mountains) talks creative development of new record "Life Death Time Eternal" and more

Hip-hop artist, Tuka is a visionary musician with clear passion for what he does. Working on both solo project as well as being part of Blue Mountains based group, Thundamentals, it's clear that his upcoming new record, Life Death Time Eternal has explored his creativity without any limits or boundaries. the AU review's Larry Heath had the opportunity to speak with Tuka and here, he begins to explain the differences between working on his solo project and Thundamentals, explaining the emotional power his solo songs have brought to him as a musician.

Sarah Connor and Polish Club win Triple J's Unearthed competition for Come Together 2015!

Come Together 2015 is only a week away now and the announcements are keeping on coming, with the announcement of the Triple J Unearthed competition winners, release of set times and the news that weekend tickets have completely sold out! Featuring the likes of Ball Park Music, Thundamentals, Seth Sentry and more, the Sydney festival now only has single day passes available to the Luna Park event this June long weekend.

Songs the NT should be turning up for ahead of BASSINTHEGRASS 2015!


Hilltop Hoods at GTM Maitland, 2015. Photo: Johnny Au

This Saturday, an impressive contingent of some of the country's best touring acts will fly north to spend the weekend in Darwin at the Bassinthegrass music festival. While the rest of us look ahead to the freezing winter section of the music calendar, Northern Territorians get to soak up some amazing live music in the tropical climate many are envious of. Instead of hooking you up with an artist's hit single to hype you Darwinians up for the festival, we take a look at the artists below and some their finer cuts from recent releases you should get around in the lead up to Saturday's event.

Photo Gallery: Thundamentals + Baro + I Am D - The Zoo, Brisbane (16.04.15)

Thundamentals, Baro and I Am D raised the roof at The Zoo in Brisbane last night, Julian Panetta went along to bring you these photos. Check them out here on the AU:

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: April 17th - April 19th.

And so, another weekend of live music and events is upon us. Where will you be heading? Stuck for ideas? Have a cheeky look at just some of the shows our team will be checking out and go from here...

Thundamentals announce the "Elephant in the Room Tour" to kick off in March!

Thundamentals ain't stopping. Ever since the release of So We Can Remember, the trio embarked on a wildly successful album campaign which saw them play festival stages around the country and most recently, kick ass alongside the Hoods on their Australian tour. To mark the first anniversary of the album, Thundamentals have announced a headline tour of their own, the 'Elephant in the Room' tour, set to kick off in March and continue all the way through into May!

Photo Gallery: Field Day Part 1 - The Domain (01.01.15)

Part one of our Field Day festival coverage at The Domain in Sydney includes artists such as Salt n Pepa (pictured above), Collarbones, Danny Brown, Glass Animals, Joey Bada$$, Just Blaze, Milky Chance, MØ, Thundamentals and Tycho. Photos by Johnny Au.

Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 20 Hip Hop Albums - Part 1: 20-11

The year may have started off slow for hip hop in 2014, but this year has ended up giving us some excellent projects ranging from stunning, experimental debuts to some of the best one-producer albums we have seen in years. Some albums may not have one stand-out single, but surpass the competition when taken as a whole, hence the differences seen in our top hip hop and R&B tracks of 2014.

Gotye and Daniel Johns join a huge second artist announcement for triple J's Beat the Drum event in January!

As part of the Sydney Festival next year, triple j are choosing to throw a huge ass birthday party in the Domain! The Beat the Drum event is already hosting the likes of Hilltop Hoods, The Presets and The Cat Empire, but today on the Matt and Alex show, a huge second artist announcement was revealed for the January 16th party!

Live Review: Hilltop Hoods + Thundamentals + K21 - Redhill Auditorium, Perth (06.12.14)

After an overcast day before the prospect of going to a gig on an exposed hill off the beaten track was slightly worrying, but then Perth weather has its way of switching seasons to suit. Driving up the highway with a full moon and pink skies it wasn’t hard to find the ambience as you made your way up the dirt road to Redhill Auditorium.

FBi SMAC Awards nominees announced!

FBi Radio today announced the nominees for the 2014 SMAC Awards, celebrating Sydney's music, arts and culture industry for its 7th year! Recognising musicians, artists, restaurants, events and performers who have stood out in their artistic and business endeavours in Sydney in 2014, the SMAC Awards once again represent a diverse and incredibly talented bunch of trailblazers.

Photo Gallery: Hilltop Hoods + Thundamentals + K21 - The Marquee, Brisbane (22.11.14)

Aussie hip-hop legends Hilltop Hoods brought their Walking Under Stars tour to The Marquee in Brisbane, with support from Thundamentals and K21. Aidan was there for the AU and caught the folllowing shots!

Final nominees for the 2014 J Award for Album of the Year and Double J Artist of the Year nominees announced!

It’s November, which means it’s Triple J’s annual AUS music month. The highlight is the J Awards and the final nominees for Album of the Year and the inaugural Double J Artist of the Year have been announced.