American psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips are the first artist to be revealed for the Mofo Festival 2016! They'll be taking to the outdoor stage at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania in January next year. Click through for more info!
A bit of a chilled out track for today, with Twin Haus providing our single of the day. Ambient and direct all at the same time, Twin Haus blur the lines between trippy and rocking in a seriously cool way that will probably have you playing this song on repeat while you chill out during an afternoon.
Overnight, Tame Impala brought the sounds of Currents to US TV, rolling out a killer performance of "The Less I Know The Better" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Colbert, who is currently striding through his debut season of the Late Show gig with an impressive array of musical guests, added the Perth band to his roster - not a bad addition! For Tame Impala, their hit rate currently remains at an all time high, recently adding a swag of ARIA nominations and two 2015 wins already for Kevin Parker to their pile.
Fresh from the announcement that Peking Duk were down for two ARIA nominations - Best Dance Release and Song of the Year for "Take Me Over" - I sat down with Reuben Styles from the Canberra duo to talk about the nominations, the brilliant video for "Say My Name" featuring Matt McGorry (as well as the "Tour Diary" version), their work with Benny from SAFIA and the road ahead...
Making their first ever trip to Australia for Soundwave 2016 will be the "super group" who prefer to be labelled an "experience", Metal Allegiance. The group are the 11th to be announced as part of Soundwave's drip feed reveal, and features Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Mark Osegueda of Death Angel, Alex Sklonick of Testament, Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs, Phil Demmell of Machine Head and Mark Menghi.
If you've paid a visit to the official 1975 website lately, you'll notice there is a countdown clock, set to reveal... something... in about 15 hours from the time of printing. Though it's likely a new single, video, album or tour announcement, we thought we'd have a bit of fun with some other things the boys in the 1975 could be up to... here's what we came up with:
With the Graphic Festival bringing some brilliant artists and minds to the Sydney Opera House, all eyes are going to be on how some visual and musical partnerships go down with Harbour City crowds. Elsewhere down the coast, some exciting Aussie bands both emerging and established will be doing their thing this weekend - check out who we're going to be catching!
Sending out a little message to fans to be paying attention to triple j at approximately 4:20pm this afternoon, Mansfield's favourite sons Violent Soho went on and delivered a huge new song in "Like Soda" along with news of a short east coast tour in coming weeks. "Like Soda" is the band's first piece of new material in some time, having been working away on the follow up record to the immensely popular Hungry Ghost. This little nugget is just what the doctor ordered on a Thursday afternoon.
Acknowledging excellence and innovation in the field of screen composition, the Annual Screen Music Awards have nominated a collection of composers. The Awards, staged jointly by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC, celebrate achievements in music composition for documentaries, short films, children’s television, advertising, film and television soundtrack albums, as well as feature films.
Slum Sociable have been having a great year; they’ve released two killer singles, been one of the most talked about bands at BIGSOUND, and are set for a showcase at CMJ in New York, beginning next week. And on top of all this, their debut EP and video for single “All Night” just got released. The video, which definitely does not take itself too seriously, is beautifully filmed, which you can check out here...