Day: 17 March 2017

Starley shines bright at SXSW’s MTV Woodies alongside Rick Ross and Jidenna

March 17, 2017

The MTV Woodies were hosted by Rick Ross for SXSW 2017, as punters were treated to some performances by established and emerging artists from across the hip hop, pop and rock realms. Taking out the four awards for this year were The Chainsmokers (“Woodie of the Year”), Ed Sheeran (“Cover Woodie” for his cover of Little Mix‘s “Touch”), Khalid (“Woodie to Watch”) and PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Songwriter of […]

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Spoon wrap up a special SXSW residency ahead of Hot Thoughts album release and Australian tour

March 17, 2017

Austin, Texas based outfit Spoon proved to be one of the hottest tickets this week at SXSW as they performed a residency of intimate shows at The Main (Formerly Emo’s) in the heart of their hometown. Across three nights at the venue, which wrapped up earlier tonight, the band played different setlists featuring tracks old […]

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At The Drive-In’s surprise performance proves the highlight of House of Vans at SXSW

March 17, 2017

For the past two days, the iconic Austin venue Mohawk played host to the annual House of Vans, featuring a mix of primarily rock and hip hop acts – some well established and plenty emerging. But it was the surprise addition of At The Drive-In during the event’s first night that proved to be the […]

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The 25th anniversary of WOMADelaide proves that festivals of its kind are true musical sanctuaries

March 17, 2017

Oh, WOMAD. The World of Music and Dance is a hefty title to attribute to a festival but over the last 25 years, the institution has enjoyed huge amounts of acclaim and conjured many timeless memories. Festival goers make the trip every year to indulge in music discovery, learn more about different cultures and to feel a […]

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Pandora wraps up four days at SXSW with performances from Future Islands, Tkay Maidza & more

March 17, 2017

It was a slightly different agenda for Pandora at SXSW this year as the digital radio service concluded their annual Pandora House at Austin venue The Gatsby earlier tonight. Running from Monday to Thursday and crossing into both Music and Interactive programming – as opposed to concluding on Saturday as in past years – Future […]

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Single of the Day: Lupa-J “Put Me Back Together” (2017)

March 17, 2017

Lupa-J. A name you may have heard about the traps through 2016 and in these early months of 2017, but with her new single “Put Me Back Together”, you’re set to have this inventive artist in your head much more permanently. Like previous releases and remixes, Lupa-J’s style is one of boldness and unique flair. […]

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Kehlani bringing SweetSexySavage to Australia for the first time this August

March 17, 2017

Do ya, do ya, do ya wanna be…? – If that line hasn’t been stuck in your head at least once since Kehlani released “Distraction” then, well you’ve done better than me. The R&B artist has been getting behind her acclaimed debut album SweetSexySavage and hitting headline shows and festivals everywhere and come August, she’s heading Down […]

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10 highlights from another vibrant and diverse WOMADelaide weekend

March 17, 2017

The fast spinning wheel that has been Adelaide’s festival season is starting to slow, following the massive weekend that saw WOMADelaide collide with the Fringe and the Adelaide Festival for another year. Still, the Botanic Park remained a haven of dance, culture, art and music for thousands over the long weekend – a little home away […]

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Live Review: Roo Panes + Anabelle Kay – The Toff In Town, Melbourne (15.03.17)

March 17, 2017

I never miss a support act when I’m reviewing.  Ever. I think it’s important to support the support every chance you get. Almost every artist we admire has been a support act at some point. Tonight, sadly, I missed Anabelle Kay‘s slot at The Toff In Town owing to circumstances beyond my control. I’m sorry, […]

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Bleeding Knees Club share new single from forthcoming EP out April 14th

March 17, 2017

Returning with their first new music in three years, Gold Coast garage-rockers Bleeding Knees Club have released new single “Chew The Gum”. It’s a blisteringly sweet punk ode to over-doing things that are fun, till they’re no fun at all. “Chew The Gum” comes as a first taste and title track to their new EP which will […]

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First impressions of Animals‘ second season from two first time viewers

March 17, 2017

Animals, what can we say about HBO’s crazy animated show? To give you a quick rundown, Animals is an American animated comedy television series created by new talents Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano. The first two episodes were independently produced and presented at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and HBO picked the series up after its success at the […]

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