I've spent a large portion of my live in the Hills District - a little place in North West Sydney that looks eerily similar to The Truman Show suburbia. Growing up, there were little outlets for us musical lovers, who were forced into the city as a means to garner a musical education. That's why I was so excited by the whole concept of Sounds of the Suburbs - bands from around the world congregating in a laneway in South Sydney's Cronulla to share a bit of what helped them formulate their musical style -- their home.
If ever a song could be described as a multilayered chillfest, it’s Auguste’s “Slow Motion”. This brooding track hits all the right notes as it carries you along, with dual female vocals hovering over a steady electronic beat. It’s difficult to do this piece justice with words, so do yourself a favour and give it a listen here:
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81 acts have just been announced for WAM Festival, and this announcement only covers a little more than half the lineup! Tired Lion, Methyl Ethyl, KUČKA, Ruby Boots, Sydnee Carter, Silent Knight, Coin Banks and loads more are set to make appearances throughout the event. Click through for more info...
The Stonecutters mini-festival took over the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide over the weekend, featuring Bad//Dreems, God God Dammit Dammit, Horror My Friend, The Hard Aches and The Peep Tempel. Lauren Connelly was there and brings us these photos from the night:
Just before the release of their much anticipated new album Better Nature, I caught up with Nikki Monninger of LA based outfit Silversun Pickups to talk about working on the album with Jacknife, performing acoustically, plans to return to Australia and how this may be the quickest album they've ever recorded... Read on!
US late night talk shows are a showcase of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing we see before we go to sleep. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull out the big guns in the hope of attracting/retaining viewers.
We caught up with Canadian Indie rock band Yukon Blonde at the BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane. Having recently released their new record On Blonde, the quartet discuss their touring plans and how the album is being received internationally. Click through to read more...
Birds of Tokyo’s sound has shifted a long way over the last five or so years, but we can’t be sad that they’re taking a more pop-oriented direction when it’s as perfectly created as their new single, “I’d Go With You Anywhere”. There’s no sign on this track featuring on a forthcoming album, but instead will feature on a compilation release, which is set to be fully announced in the coming few weeks. Check out the new single here:
Fresh off the stage from BIGSOUND (including a spot on our 7th Birthday lineup!) and Small World Festival, The Lulu Raes have announced a headline tour along the east coast of Australia in support of their new single, ‘Burnout’. The single debuted at #6 on the AIR Independent Radio Chart, and has received much radio support from FBi and Triple J. Click through for a full list of tour dates.