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Thom Yorke premieres an eerie 8-minute song at New York Fashion Week with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Thom Yorke is messing with our heads again. The Radiohead frontman debuted a haunting new song, "Villain", at the recent runway show for Rag & Bone at New York Fashion Week. Closing in at just over eight minutes, the new song is an eery piano ballad underneath a stirring harmony from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus who quieten their moans only for light distortion to creep in and make way for skittery electronica, continuing to take shape until a hypnotic final minute that is in line with what we've come to expect from Yorke's highly experimental solo works. Listen to the piece below.

Wabz, CC:DISCO and Misty Nights set to feature at Good Manners Monthly #3 in Melbourne

It’s that time of month again (thankfully). The ever so polite, as their name would suggest, Good Manners, are back with their third monthly offering at Boney in Melbourne. An evening to celebrate local talent and the Thursday evening dance moves that ensue. Bringing you the likes of Broadway Sounds, Wabz, CC:DISCO and Misty Nights (to name a few), there’s no need to explore other options. They’ve got your evening covered.

Iron Maiden Release Australian Dates and Details for "The Book of Souls" World Tour

It was only a few weeks ago that the news broke regarding Iron Maiden's 2016 world tour (and its Australian leg), where the band will be flying into Aus in style with a customised Jumbo Jet piloted by Vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Today, the tour dates and details have been released! This will be Iron Maiden's first Australian tour since 2011, and they'll be playing five arena shows in May next year. Click through for all the dates and info...

Album News Weekly: 16th September 2015

In This Issue: September has just been a huge month for releases with debuts coming from everywhere! Check out some wicked solo projects from members of Vampire Weekend and Ball Park Music as well as some great records from Ireland to Nashville.

Sufjan Stevens Announces Australian Tour

Michigan-born songwriter Sufjan Stevens has just announced dates for a full Australian tour. Along with a full band, Stevens is set to play tracks from his recent album Carrie & Lowell, as well as fan favourites from across his career. Click through for all the dates and info.

From Ngaiire to SAFIA, dozens of Australian artists on the first line-up for CMJ Music Marathon 2015 in New York City

CMJ Music Marathon, New York’s annual music showcase, has announced its initial line-up for 2015, with a range of performances featuring some 300 artists from Australia and the around the world. Australian acts featured include British India, singer-songwriter HOWQUA, Sydney’s NGAIIRE, SAFIA, METHYL ETHEL, The Bennies and more. Taking place in October, the 2015 installment of the CMJ Music Marathon marks the event's 35th year and will also see the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen, Mercury Rev, Tobias Jesso Jr., Kamasi Washington, Glass Animals, Panda Bear, BØRNS and Perfect Pussy performing.

Adelaide's Lucky 7, The Satellites and Lady Voodoo set to play The Gov in Adelaide this November

After jet setting around the country and taking Adelaide by storm, Adelaide’s hottest swing kings, Lucky Seven are back. After launching their second album, Hire A Small Plane at The Gov last year, the suit-and-tie lads will be back on The Gov’s stage this November! Joining them will be The Satellites and Lady Voodoo who will be launching their brand new EP “Love Struck” on the night, released by Lucky Seven’s very own record label, House Of Bamboo Records.

Soulfest 2015 announces stage times

Soulfest has just announced the stage schedule for its 2015 festival dates in Sydney and Melbourne. This year welcomes the best in soul featuring the one and only Mary J. Blige, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Miguel, De La Soul and many more, for performances on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of October in Sydney and Melbourne, respectively. The event will also be held in Auckland on the 26th of October.

Let Them Eat Cake Festival Announces First Line-Up

Australia’s leading boutique music festival, Let Them Eat Cake has announced its first line-up for 2016 which includes international and local acts. Taking place at Werribee Mansion in Victoria, the festival has become known for its uncompromising attention to detail and smorgasbord of food and art. Celebrating its fourth annual show, Let Them Eat Cake 2016 will be a celebration of electronica and architectural abstract-ism. Click through for first line up and all the details...

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate announce headline UK tour

Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate are on high demand on the international world music circuit. Having met for the first time at a festival in Marseilles, they found instant chemistry and shared a general free approach to music. Now, they've announced a headline tour through the UK together. Click through for more info...

Citizen Kay announces tour dates and releases new single "Wax On Wax Off"

Having toured Australia with his own headline shows and with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Danny Brown, Ice Cube, Tkay Maidza and plenty more, Citizen Kay is getting back out on the road in the next few weeks to celebrate the release of his debut album. Click through for details…

Ellie Goulding announces a one night only intimate Sydney performance this October

Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding will return to Australia for a one night only performance at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, alongside her headline appearance with Bryan Adams at the 2015 AFL Grand Final.

Sydney festival One Day Only announces line up

In case you haven't heard already, Sydney crew One Day are taking their One Day Sundays party up to a new level by turning it into a boutique festival at Manning House, titled One Day Only. The event was announced last week and almost instantly sold out of first release tickets, now with second release on sale, the team have announced the festival line-up and it's as big and diverse as we expected.

Muse, Tame Impala & Martin Garrix bring Lollapalooza Berlin 2015 to a close on Sunday night!


Photo: Danny Clinch

Only some hours ago in Berlin, music fans saw out the first official Lollapalooza event in their city. Across three stages at the Tempelhof Airport, Muse, Tame Impala and Martin Garrix brought 50,000 plus people together to celebrate the end of a weekend of great music, perfect weather and a successful festival line up.

FFS & Deichkind impress, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis draw 50,000+ to close out Night One of Lolla Berlin!

The first day and night of the inaugural European extension of Lollapalooza came to a close at the Tempelhof Airport on Saturday, with hip-hop, rock and roll and dance music setting up a killer final few hours for punters to power on through to. With perfect weather conditions, an excellent venue and a solid line up of internationally renowned acts performing promptly throughout the Lollapalooza Berlin's first day, festival goers were spoiled for choice when it came not only to the variety of food options on offer, but musical fare too.