Day: 3 March 2020

The British Music Embassy is moving to a new home at SXSW with a massive lineup

If there’s one venue to look at each year at SXSW to find the “next big things”, The British Music Embassy is certainly one of those places. Acts like Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Blood, Rag n’ Bone Man and many, many more have all played the stage over the last decade, at the venue’s long time…

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Interview: Wolfjay talks about their origins and New York City debut ahead of The New Colossus

Wolfjay is a non-binary artist/creator/human, currently a local in Melbourne, Australia, and one of the acts playing our special showcase at The New Colossus festival in New York City next month, alongside Jaguar Jonze, Knife Wife, Safer, Tia Gostelow, Singapore outfit The Pinholes and more! While catching up with them we were able to have…

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Album of the Week: Northeast Party House’s Shelf Life is a turning point for the Melbourne band

Northeast Party House have awoken. While their first two albums (Any Given Weekend and DARE) were both great releases in their own right, it felt like both were building to something bigger. And now, four years on from DARE, the band has fully metamorphosed into what they’ve always shown signs of becoming. Shelf Life is…

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction announces 2020 longlist

The longlist for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced at midnight GMT on March 3rd, with many avid UK booklovers staying up in anticipation of the announcement. Now in its 25th year, the prize was previously known as the Orange Prize for Fiction and until recently was the Bailey’s Prize for Fiction. It…

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The National

Track of the Day: The National “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS Cover) (2020)

Lifted from Julia Stone-curated compilation Songs for Australia, an excellent cover of INXS classic “Never Tears Us Apart” recalls the unbridled creativity oft credited to The National. The Ohio band, set to tour Australia later this month, faithfully recreate the endearing tune with a few drastic changes for good measure. While frontman Matt Berninger is…

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20 Artists To Watch in 2020 from Australia and Around the World

It’s hard to believe we’re already two months into the New Year, but already we’re discovering so much amazing new music and artists who are set to explode in the year ahead. Here’s just 20 artists you need to be looking out for in 2020… presented in alphabetical order. Badflower Badflower, a band formed in…

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Live Review: Julia Jacklin thrills a sold out Melbourne Zoo Twilights crowd

The Melbourne Zoo Twilights happen every summer in the outdoor surrounds in the Royal Melbourne Zoo. Tonight is a sold-out show featuring Julia Jacklin with support from Weyes Blood. There are all ages here tonight although mainly younger guys and gals in their vintage threads. Hipsters, parents, lovers, friends and babies combine together to soak…

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Alex Dyson

Tour Talk: Alex Dyson is hosting a music-themed tour of Europe this year

Former Triple J host Alex Dyson has been tapped by ever-adventurous tour operators Busabout to help launch a music-inspired Eurotrip. Alongside the ever-growing trend of music tourism, the epic 11-day trip will scour the continent for contemporary music highlights from cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. It’ll conclude with a full four days at the…

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Photo Gallery: Julia Jacklin + Weyes Blood – Melbourne Zoo Twilights (28.02.20)

Friday night was brought alive with the magic of Julia Jacklin and supporting guest Weyes Blood. Both artists lulled the crowd into a melancholic mood, with their smooth, heavenly vocals. Below are some photos so you can relive the night courtesy of Danny Hanssen.

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