Day: 16 October 2015

Mercury Prize 2015 shortlist announced

October 16, 2015

The albums which will be up for the 2015 Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced, with the shortlist containing 12 of the most acclaimed British albums of the year. The winner is selected by a panel of industry experts and has, in past years, been seen as one of the most reliable accolades for a […]

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Darren Middleton to host special album launch in Brisbane this November

October 16, 2015

Having toured successfully off the back of his 2013 debut solo release Translations, Darren Middleton has today announced the details of his sophomore album, entitled Splinters. The record is a continuation of Middleton’s branching out musically, as a solo musician, and further out from the shadow cast by the inevitable Australian musical legacy he contributed to as part of Powderfinger. Middleton […]

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Stumbled Upon #085 – GLADES (Sydney)

October 16, 2015

In our 85th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet GLADES from Sydney, and chat about preparing for their debut show and get a sneak peak at their latest track ‘Falling Away’. Band Name: GLADES Website / Social Media: Facebook / Soundcloud / Twitter Genre: Alternative Pop Members & their roles: Karina – Lead vocals Cam […]

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Music Video of the Day: Paul Conrad “California” (2015)

October 16, 2015

Haven’t heard of Paul Conrad yet? Well, you’re about to. The Sydney musician has been generating considerable hype with his unique brand of pop music, giving those of us yearning for summer a glimmer of an insight to hazy afternoons ahead with some excellent tunes. His latest single, “California”, unsurprisingly ties in well with the theme – the appeal of […]

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Waxahatchee to return to Australia in February for Sydney & Melbourne dates

October 16, 2015

Katie Crutchfield aka Waxahatchee will be bringing her full band out to Australia in February for some special unmissable shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Through 2015, Waxahatchee has been breaking through in many music markets with her third studio release Ivy Tripp and this year has also been the year that Australians fell in love with […]

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Sleater-Kinney announce SECOND Melbourne show for The Croxton!

October 16, 2015

Following an – unsurprisingly – overwhelming positive response to their headline Melbourne show in March, Sleater-Kinney have gone and accommodated their Australian fans again today by announcing a second Melbourne date at The Croxton. Bringing their new No Cities To Love shows to the recently launched Melbourne venue, Sleater-Kinney extend their Victorian stay, with more shows in other […]

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Flight Facilities & the MSO gig to be streamed at Federation Square tomorrow night!

October 16, 2015

Arguably one of Flight Facilities‘ biggest shows to date will be going down at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne tomorrow evening as part of the 2015 Melbourne Festival. Presenting their acclaimed Down to Earth album for a sold out crowd on Saturday night, the duo will be backed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and featuring more […]

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Citizen Kay takes us through new album With The People track-by-track!

October 16, 2015

Citizen Kay is a talent who hasn’t stopped smashing goals this year. Developing a reputation for himself as a solid live performer with a stage presence that is undeniably entertaining, the Ghanaian rapper who has called Australia home from a young age has shared stages with some of hip-hop’s freshest and finest including Run the Jewels, Danny […]

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Southbound to celebrate 10 years of the ‘Coconut Club’ in 2016!

October 16, 2015

Southbound 2016 will be going more loco than usual, celebrating 10 years of the Coconut Club! The beach-themed club invites festival attendees to party in the sand at the Captain Morgans-presented venue exclusive to Southbound and has been bringing the party vibes to the West Coast festival for an impressive decade now! For it’s 10th […]

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Patrick James announces the ‘Outlier Tour’ for February & March 2016

October 16, 2015

Patrick James today celebrates the release of his debut album Outlier and to add on to the excitement, some special launch tour dates have been announced for early next year. Having fast become a beloved performer on stages around the country in the last year, James will take in six cities on this tour, his first […]

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Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie curates a huge program for MOFO 2016!

October 16, 2015

MOFO 2016, MONA’s Festival of Music and Art, will be storming back through Hobart in January with over 300 artists confirmed for their eclectic and diverse program! Curated by Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes and The Break fame, MOFO has been described as being a ‘beautiful broken up beat of old and new’. Recently announced on the line up […]

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Mac DeMarco (CAN/NY) on returning to Australia for Falls & Southbound!

October 16, 2015

The first memory I have of Mac DeMarco is of him opening a beer bottle with his teeth to lashings of applause from a sweaty Adelaide Laneway Festival crowd earlier in the year. The 25 year old Canadian had the crowd in his grasp and maintained a good balance of obviously talented musicianship and banter with his […]

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Album Review: Little May – For The Company (2015 LP)

October 16, 2015

2015 has been a great year for music. While it was almost universally agreed that 2014 was pretty light on ground-breaking releases and tactfully glorious tunes, 2015 has gone in the complete opposite direction and released banger after absolute banger; masterpiece after masterpiece. And Little May’s For The Company is another one you can add […]

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Single of the Day: Vander “Back to the Sun” (2015)

October 16, 2015

The 80s vibes are strong in this one from VANDER. Although it’s tagged as #Pop on Soundcloud, there are elements of funk, alternative, and even shades of rock in this cracker of a track from the Sydneysider. Having travelled to Los Angeles to work on his upcoming EP Venus, the future is looking bright for this […]

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Liam Hemsworth is the fourth ever Australian to be honoured with a TCL Chinese Theatre hand and footprint ceremony

October 16, 2015

It’s one of Hollywood’s most iconic landmarks – the world’s biggest stars getting their handprints and footprints placed in cement out the front of the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. And later this month, the stars of the massive Hunger Games series will be added to the list “reserved for Hollywood’s biggest luminaries”. And […]

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DVD Review: The Road Within (USA, 2015)

October 16, 2015

In The Road Within, writer and director Gren Wells makes her Directorial debut; an adaptation of the Italian film Vincent Wants to Sea. She brings us the story of three patients at a mental wellness centre in Nevada, who escape to travel to the beaches of California to scatter the ashes of Vincent’s (Robert Sheehan, best known for this role […]

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Interview: Event Director Mathieu Ravier talks about the upcoming Jurassic Lounge Halloween event in Sydney

October 16, 2015

With Halloween just around the corner what better way to get into the spooky spirit then a night at Jurassic Lounge – Halloween special! Run amuck and discover your inner child as the Australian Museum opens it’s doors after hours once more. Event Director Mathieu Ravier gives us a sneak peek of what’s in store. […]

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Theatre Review: Rent – Hayes Theatre Co, Sydney (Performances to 1st November)

October 16, 2015

RENT is just one of those musicals that everyone knows. Perhaps it’s due to the success of the film, or perhaps just because it’s story and characters are so resonating, but it has clearly become a mainstay staple in musical theatre 101s. For whatever reason it is also a musical that I had actually never […]

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