The indie-groove-pop 5 piece, At The Dakota hail from the top end of Australia with musical influences and inspirations from acts like Incubus, Kings of Leon and Cold War Kids. Having found their way in the local Darwin music scene with their addictive pop sensibilities and quirky lyrics, the group will be heading out across major cities in Australia for their first ever national tour in support of their debut EP, Stories.
Jack Colwell is fast establishing himself as Australia’s next great musical rebel, with the video clip for his new single “Don’t Cry Those Tears” racking up almost 9,000 plays on Vimeo and YouTube in just two weeks. On August 28, he released a five-track EP, Only When Flooded Could I let Go, featuring “Tears” alongside his 2014 single “Far From View”. Today, Jack announces a stripped-back headline show in Melbourne, plus an evening in Sydney presented by Rolling Stone.
Small World Festival is back this September 19th, and 2015 is amping up the techno vibes as the special guest DJs have just been revealed. With a line up consisting of rock acts The Church and DZ Deathrays, Small World plans to cater to all music fans with this very cool line-up of our favourite DJs.
Carriageworks has announced a return for popular boutique music festival At First Sight in November following its overwhelming success in 2013. Curated by FBi Radio's Dusty Fingers host, Marty Doyle, the one-day celebration, taking place on Saturday 14 November, features a range of bands, DJs and independent record stores and labels. This line-up includes Acid Baby Jesus (EL), Andras, Blank Realm, and more.
When it comes to hip hop, few can match the respect and influence that surrounds Big Daddy Kane. Pioneering member of the infamous Juice Crew and certified solo megastar, his style has been permanently embedded in the very heart of hip-hop and he has gone on to influence some of the industry's biggest including Jay-Z and Nas. Now Sydney and Melbourne are going to get a chance to witness this incredibly accomplished rapper live as he has announced two very intimate sideshows to accompany his appearance at Meredith Music Festival.
Canadian songstress, Ann Vriend returns to Australia for a special showcase at the BIGSOUND music industry conference in Brisbane this September and has just released a brand new single. Her latest Single, “A Need So Wide (You’re The One)” was handpicked based on the keen response from her Australian fans. Ann is embarking on a small run of shows to coincide with the single release, bringing her full band out on tour Down Under for the very first time...
Pictured: 5 Seconds of Summer at the 2014 ARIAs. Photo by Nathan Atkins.
The MTV VMAs have come and gone for another year, and as always they've left people with a lot to talk about. Most notably has been Kanye West's attention grabbing 13 minute speech as he accepted his VMA Vanguard Award, in which he declared he was going to run for President in 2020*, expressed his regret for crashing Taylor Swift's award speech at the 2009 VMAs and... well, read the full speech over at the MTV Website in case you missed it yourself.
The third incarnation of Captured has officially landed, with applications opening today for Captured Australia. With the films set to premiere in November as part of Australian Music Week, bands, filmmakers and musicians from around the country have just until Monday September 14th to apply to be a part of the project.
Pictured: Lloyd Spiegel
After a crowded musical showcase last year, the Docklands Blues Music Festival in returns to Melbourne this year with a massive event, themed as "Goin’ Down To New Orleans". The impressive (and totally free) blues festival brings 12 hours of non-stop music featuring 23 bands, including local Melbourne performers, across four stages.
Travi$ Scott has been putting in the hard yards for awhile now, inching his way towards forthcoming major label debut Rodeo with a barrage of hype-worthy tracks, an acclaimed mixtape, and numerous live shows across the U.S. Perhaps his most noticeable contributions to date remain on Kanye West'sYeezus, Scott's influence a significant part of the controversial album. Following on from that jagged style the two crafted together, Travi$ Scott has re-teamed with Kanye for "Piss on Your Grave", a mean-mugging track off Rodeo ahead of it's release this week.