Day: 9 December 2016

The State of Affairs (9th December 2016): SAFIA sign with BMG, Lucky Entertainment win Musica Copa 2016, QLD Music Awards extend submissions deadline

December 9, 2016

In this week’s industry wrap up, we give props to SAFIA and their new worldwide publishing deal, the submissions deadline for the 2017 Queensland Music Awards have been extended, congrats go to Lucky Entertainment for their Musica Copa win and more! SAFIA signs with BMG Huge news for Canberra’s SAFIA, who’ve been announced as having […]

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Single of the Day: Grammar “Michigan” (2016)

December 9, 2016

Massachusetts-based artist Grammar has hooked us with their latest single, “Michigan” this week: a slow building and intricate alt-pop composition that no doubt will continue to generate momentum for the band as the last few weeks of 2016 roll out. Vocalist Barrie Lindsay has a delicate charm that reminds me of Oh Wonder’s Josephine Vander Gucht and […]

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Illy announces Two Degrees Australian tour dates for March and April

December 9, 2016

While fans on the east coast were treated to a taste of Illy‘s new album Two Degrees, those shows were mere precursors for something bigger on the horizon. Today, more tour news was unveiled from Team Illy, with new dates being announced for March and April 2017 – his biggest shows yet. Joining Illy on the road […]

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Music Video of the Day: DMA’s “Play It Out” (2016)

December 9, 2016

DMA‘s have had nothing short of a hectic year. They’ve emerged from the Sydney scene triumphant as ever off the back of Hill’s End and have taken their music to larger stages not only in Australia, but in some of music’s biggest international markets too. It’s kinda sweet that for their latest music video, the band decided […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Brother Brad discuss what went down in 2016 & their big plans for the year ahead

December 9, 2016

Forming earlier in the year, Newtown locals Brother Brad have slowly gathered pace and a loyal following through out 2016. With big plans ahead for 2017, we sat down with multi-instrumentalist Shaun Bradley to discuss the beginnings of the group, their influences, new music and what they have in store for the rest of 2016. […]

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Skream, Highasakite, Bag Raiders: Artists to watch at Beyond The Valley 2016!

December 9, 2016

Three days of non-stop music with a promising line-up? Talk about a good way to end the year! Beyond the Valley is bringing a heated line up of local and international talent to Gippsland to bring in the New Year and, now we’re just a few weeks out, we bring you our top artists to catch! TOKiMONSTA […]

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Comedy Review: Hannibal Buress – The Tivoli, Brisbane (05.12.16)

December 9, 2016

Hannibal Buress came into Brisbane like a whirlwind. Giving a solid nearly 2 hour set and bringing a great troupe of supports The Tivoli reverberated with laughter last Monday. Even if you’ve missed Buress’s show, keep an eye out for more Al Jackson. The biology teacher turned comedian has a sharp tongue and jokes to […]

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Helpmann nominated Diamonds Are For Trevor set for Sydney Opera House

December 9, 2016

Forming part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations, Trevor Ashley will bring his depiction of the life of Dame Shirley Bassey to the Sydney Opera House for a one off gala event in March 2017. Performer and drag artist Ashley will transform into Bassey for the evening, with a little help from […]

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The best Christmas day lunches in Sydney 2016

December 9, 2016

Sure, you could put your kitchen to the test with a long and laborious Christmas lunch, or you could head out and let some of Sydney’s best restaurants do all that hard work for you. The latter is definitely the better choice. While most shut up shop for the holiday period, many of the finest […]

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