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Adelaide's Horror My Friend sign with Poison City Records as they tour their new single "Stay In"

One of our favourite Adelaide groups, Horror My Friend, have announced they've signed with Poison City Records, who will release their long awaited debut album Stay In, Do Nothing, in January 2016. This is the Melbourne based label who bring us the likes of The Smith Street Band, Clowns & The Bennies - so the Adelaide group are in some pretty fine company.

Wollongong artist Kay Proudlove releases single "Good Soil" to raise funds for Daffodil Day 2015

After completing a ‘song a day’ writing project last year, Wollongong artist Kay Proudlove was left with an array of tunes with various themes. Some of the songs have morphed into potential album tracks for Kay’s next release, whereas others such as "Good Soil" have been found to have other uses.

Single of the Day: LUCIANBLOMKAMP "From Afar" (2015)

Melbourne producer LUCIANBLOMKAMP has just dropped his new single “From Afar”, full of stunning electronic percussion and stunning reverb drenched vocals. Having played festivals like Iceland Airwaves, Splendour and BIGSOUND, it’s no surprise “From Afar” has such a honed and unique sound. Give it a listen here:

Ratatat announce "Australique" Demember East Coast Tour Dates

New York electro-alt-rock duo Ratatat are headed to Australia this December with the Australique tour. The tour, in support of their long-awaited fifth album Magnifique, coincides with Ratatat's appearances at the sold out Meredith Music Festival and the Fairgrounds Festival in Berry, NSW.

the AU interview: Reuben Styles of Peking Duk (Canberra) talks Stereosonic, the origin of their name and David Hasselhoff


Photo by Daniel Boczarski, backstage at Lollapalooza

From touring the USA, electronic duo Peking Duk are gearing up for this year’s Stereosonic playing among the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso and DJ Snake. They have undoubtedly killed it these past couple of years with the success of their singles “High”, “Take Me Over” and now with their new single “Say My Name”. We had a chat to Reuben about the origin of their name, David Hasselhoff and of course Stereosonic.

Tame Impala announce Second Sydney Show at the Opera House!

After breaking all the internets when pre-sale tickets went on sale earlier this week, Australia's favourite band Tame Impala have added a second Sydney Opera House Forecourt show on their new, massive Australian headlining tour, their first in three years. Tame Impala are set to head out on a European tour next month, followed by a handful of American dates, before kicking off their Australian tour in November.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 28th August 2015

In This Issue: we look at the 84 successful artists who applied to the Converse Rubber Tracks Program, the partnership between Rdio and AIR for the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Music Video of the Day: Girl Band "Paul" (2015)

One of our discoveries at The Great Escape earlier this year, Dublin buzz group Girl Band recently released an excellent video for their latest single "Paul". Taken from their soon-to-be-released debut album Holding Hands With Jamie, the video was directed by Bob Gallagher, who explains the idea behind the video after the jump.

Album Review: The Rubens - Hoops (2015 LP)

Hoops bleeds blues and booze. The Rubens tell an honest narrative of a 20-something-year-old through smart, nuanced Rock and cheeky lyrics. It’s an album for the cynical - full of heartbreak, one-night stands and arrogance.

Club favourite Basenji announces national tour in support of new single Petals

With an ability to instantly brighten up even the dankest dancefloor, Sydney club favourite Basenji is taking his records on the road for a five-date national tour presented by Future Classic, Astral People, and Maker Agency. This follows the release of new single and video "Petals", a colourful preview of his debut EP Trackpad.