Day: 18 November 2016

Music Video of the Day: Moreton “Specimen” (2016)

November 18, 2016

Moreton frontwoman Georgia takes centre stage in the band’s latest film clip for “Specimen” – a dark and shadowy music video directed by Bryn Chainey. As she attempts to weave her way through and escape ominous figures, Georgia’s vocals haunt over the top. It’s a striking visual accompaniment to an equally captivating single. Of the clip, Georgia explains, […]

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Friday Fresh Five #008: High Violet, Ivey, Tyne-James Organ…

November 18, 2016

This month has been all about Australian music, with November marking Australian Music Month for those triple j lovers and today in particular, Aussie band T-shirts have been out in force. Heading into the weekend, we’ve got some new tunes from Kalacoma, Tyne-James Organ, High Violet and Ivey, while Sweden’s Small Feet also crops up… Tyne-James […]

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The AU Awards return for 2016; public voting for Australian Artist of the Year now open!

November 18, 2016

As we approach the final weeks of what’s been a pretty hectic 2016, we are incredibly stoked to announce the return of the AU AWARDS for another year. Recognising the achievements of our artists both nationally and internationally, the awards fall into line with other celebrations happening around the country, with both the ARIA Awards and the […]

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Sounds Australia is Saved! Full funding for the music-market export initiative announced at Face The Music

November 18, 2016

After months of uncertainty following the defunding of the music export initiative – who, among many other activities, put on great events around the world like The Aussie BBQ to showcase Australian talent – the organisation’s immediate future was revealed on the steps of the State Library in Melbourne today. Fronting media and guests of […]

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Single of the Day: St. Albion ft. Max Frost “Ghosting” (2016)

November 18, 2016

Cram some synth action into your ears this afternoon with St. Albion‘s new tune “Ghosting”. Teaming up with Austin, Texas vocalist Max Frost, the single is catchy as hell. “Ghosting” comes hot off the back of the Aussie producer’s debut EP, rumbling and building as Frost’s vocals are delicately layered over the top until that chorus comes […]

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‘Not just a brown girl’: Aaradhna on finding herself in music and introducing her sound to Australian audiences

November 18, 2016

Overnight, the New Zealand Music Awards took place at Auckland’s Vector Arena, with Aaradhna making the headlines for refusing the Tui for Best Hip Hop Album. “I feel like if you’re putting a singer next to a hip-hop artist, it’s not fair.” she said, before giving her award to SWIDT. “I’m a singer, I’m not a rapper, I’m not […]

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The State of Affairs: APRA AMCOS and RECOGNISE join forces, a new All Ages Access Grant is created by City of Sydney and MusicNSW & more!

November 18, 2016

This week in the music industry, APRA AMCOS joins forces with the RECOGNISE campaign to raise awareness for the need for change in the Australian constitution, and the City of Sydney partnered up with MusicNSW to create the brand new “All Ages Access Grants” program. APRA AMCOS joins the RECOGNISE campaign Earlier this week, APRA AMCOS announced that they will be joining […]

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Album News Weekly: 17th November 2016

November 18, 2016

This week in album news, heavy-weights The xx and Childish Gamino make waves with surprise album announcements, plus we meet the artist introducing us to his world of funky sub-Saharan soul music… YON YONSON Relative experience, cynicism and housing affordability: these are the topics touched on amidst bubbling electronic beats in Yon Yonson’s latest release “Berlin”, the first […]

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Face The Music 2016: Day One Highlights

November 18, 2016

Melbourne Music Week 2016 is culminating with Face The Music, a contemporary music summit that, well, lives up to its name. This year sees some of the best and brightest in the industry coming together for two days of discussions, deliberations, demonstrations (and debaucheries). With over fifty different talks, panels, workshops and networking sessions, the […]

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Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (M) (UK, 2016) is visually spectacular and pure escapism

November 18, 2016

In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them we are returned to the world of magic and wizards and witches but set in 1926 New York, USA well before our boy wonder Harry Potter was born. The film shifts the focus not only to a new protagonist but a brand new location which expands the […]

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Film Review: Drama (Australia, 2016) offers a hopeful alternative to the usual coming-of-age story

November 18, 2016

Some people claim they don’t look for drama, that drama looks for them. In Anna’s case, drama’s reared its ugly head in her life in the form a breakup with older man John. She seeks solace and support in her best friend Jean, who lives across the English channel in Paris. Jean welcomes his London-based […]

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Carriageworks announces its 2017 season

November 18, 2016

Carriageworks continue to push the boundaries with its new 2017 season, showing both the flexibility of the space and the commitment to unique works particularly looking at Australian history Highlights of the 2017 Program include the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art, the already announced exhibition resulting from a partnership between Carriageworks, Art […]

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