Day: 6 April 2018

Start planning! Final Music Cities Convention schedule now available for Melbourne

April 6, 2018

It’s coming! The 2018 Music Cities Convention will be taking over Arts Centre Melbourne for the first Australasian event of the building franchise, giving music industry folk from all over the world the opportunity to converge as this year’s edition theme stands out: Music as Infrastructure. Members will explore the relationship between music ecosystems and urban life, […]

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Submissions for Australian artists to play Canada’s BreakOut West festival close this month

April 6, 2018

If you’re an Australian group or solo artist looking to explore the Canadian music market for the first time or perhaps further develop upon the networks you made during your last visit, you should be sizing up BreakOut West this October. Running in Kelowna, BC this October 10th – 14th, the festival is welcoming musicians from all […]

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Interview: Tove Styrke talks touring with Lorde ahead of debut Australian shows

April 6, 2018

Back in 2015, we found ourselves crammed into a bar during SXSW for a Day Party that saw some excellent pop and electro-inspired musicians from around the world strut their stuff on a makeshift stage that threatened to bow at various points. The easy highlight from that party was Swedish pop artist Tove Styrke. A ferocious […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Cheap Fakes “Sisters” (2018)

April 6, 2018

Brisbane six-piece Cheap Fakes have nailed the production of a music video to accompany their latest single “Sisters” today – a perfect cut of music to take you into your weekend. The band have been known for their genre bending approach to music, with “Sisters” marking their delve into some great psych-soaked funk territory and providing […]

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The Kite String Tangle surprises with mini-album, The Kite String Tangle Presents: In a Desperate Moment

April 6, 2018

The Kite String Tangle doesn’t do things by halves, oh no. The QLD producer and songwriter has been busy preparing for some highly anticipated shows with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for the Wave Festival, not to mention a swag of international shows but still, Danny Harley has managed to come through and end his week with a new […]

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G Flip and RVG join impressive list of Australians bound for The Great Escape

April 6, 2018

The Great Escape is now properly entering its countdown for 2018, with the largest European music discovery event anticipating another huge year this May. The likes of Superorganism, Japanese Breakfast, Soccer Mommy, Phoebe Bridgers and more are heading to Brighton to represent for some of music’s most buzzed about artists, while the Australian contingent also continues to grow. Breakthrough […]

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West Thebarton to unleash Different Beings Being Different on us in May

April 6, 2018

It’s been a busy and well trodden path to wider acclaim that Adelaide’s West Thebarton have taken over the past year to get to Debut Album territory but finally, we’re here. 2018 is looking to be a huge year for the group, with their first international dates taking West Theb to the UK for festivals including Reading and […]

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Midnight Oil named recipients of the Ted Albert Award for their service to Australian music

April 6, 2018

With the 2018 APRA Music Awards coming up in Sydney this week, the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Music has been awarded to none other than Midnight Oil this week. The announcement comes as the APRA Awards reveals more details about their event at the Sydney International Convention Centre on April 10th, with Tim Minchin, All Our Exes Live […]

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Music Video of the Day: Gallant “Gentleman” (2018)

April 6, 2018

After touring Australia last year as part of the Bluesfest and selling out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Grammy award winner R&B singer-songwriter Gallant is back with his new video for “Gentleman”, and its all parts amazing. The simple yet stunning video depicting Gallant in a shiny midnight-blue hue never deters the audience away from the […]

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SXSW Guest Review: Lime Cordiale: Catchy but not catching fire

April 6, 2018

While at SXSW last month, there emerging writers from around the world were invited to head along to watch show featuring an Australian artist. Our final writer, Ryan Rhea, looks back on his experience watching Sydney’s Lime Cordiale for the first time. In a time when too many bands are mere reflections of a trend—pop-era […]

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Neo-Nazis, death threats and critical acclaim (in Russia): what happens when you sh*t on Brendan Maclean

April 6, 2018

Brian and Karl are an Aussie filmmaking duo based in London who made waves last year when they made a NSFW music video for Sydney’s Brendan Maclean, “House of Air”. Banned from YouTube (unsurprisingly) and sparking a wave of praise and criticism, the video recently appeared on the big screen as part of the SXSW […]

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Virgin Australia giving away trips to Hong Kong as they launch flights from Sydney

April 6, 2018

Virgin Australia have just confirmed the date of their first Sydney to Hong Kong return flights, and to celebrate they’re giving away free return Business class airfares and luxury accommodation in the airline’s #chopstickchallenge. To enter, post a picture of yourself conducting ordinary tasks using chopsticks through Instagram. The person with the most creative use […]

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Revamped Ovolo Inchcolm brings 1930s charm to Brisbane

April 6, 2018

Ovolo Hotels have transformed Brisbane’s Incholm hotel into a unique 1930’s inspired design, after the international hotel group acquired the property last year. The rich architectural heritage of the hotel will transform guests back to the 1920’s and 30’s, with uniquely themed interiors and an oddball mix of books, objects and artefacts. The new Ovolo […]

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John Cameron Mitchell announces Australian debut tour in June 2018

April 6, 2018

John Cameron Mitchell, the Tony Award winning actor/director/writer is making his Australian debut in June 2018 with his new show, The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig. John Cameron Mitchell is well-known for his role as director, writer and actor in the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, for which he received […]

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Interview: Doug Stanhope on Roseanne, a hatred of sitcoms, working in a gay sex call centre & his Australian tour

April 6, 2018

Hours after landing in Australia, we spoke with US comedian, three time author, podcast host and former host of The Man Show, Doug Stanhope. He exclusively spoke to the AU’s Lachlan Mitchell about his upcoming appearance on an episode of the Roseanne revival, Roseanne Barr’s twitter feed, why he hates sitcoms, why he feels his season of […]

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Theatre Review: Jane and Kel go to Hell is a hilarious Dante’s Inferno for the avo-on-toast generation (to April 7th at Metro Arts, Brisbane)

April 6, 2018

After Jane spectacularly quits her awful job, she and housemate Kel decide it’s time to rent out the sunroom. Roy seems to be the perfect candidate. He’s quiet and he cooks and he’s not looking to impose on the girls’ karaoke nights any time soon. But Kel isn’t so sure and she’s ready to put […]

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