Author: Madison Hapek

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Luke Carlino ft. Daydream Fever “Minute” (2018)

July 12, 2018

Now calling Melbourne home, Adelaide songwriter Luke Carlino has been bringing his latest single “Minute” to life over the last week or two on stage, a slow burner of a track that continues to grow in its impact with each listen. Teaming up with Daydream Fever and VIIV on raps and production respectively, “Minute” is a strong release from Carlino, […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Howlite “Orchestra” (2018)

April 11, 2018

As the timer continues to countdown towards Howlite‘s trip to Toronto for Canadian Music Week 2018, the Melbourne group share the official music video for their stunning new single, “Orchestra”. The song itself is bathed in layers of instrumentation that hook you in from the beginning; just like “Gothic Romance” and “Savior” before it, “Orchestra” is a […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: STUMPS – Just Another Stay At Home Son (2018 EP)

March 15, 2018

For Sydney’s STUMPS, their journey to the release of this, their debut EP Just Another Stay At Home Son, has been one paved with strong singles and an even stronger live show. Their name is still fresh in our mind off the back of 2017’s “Piggyback” single and over the course of five tracks, Just Another Stay At […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Neon Queen “Free My Mind” (2018)

March 9, 2018

Vibrant and almost confronting with its colour scheme, the music video for “Free My Mind” from Melbourne’s Neon Queen is as luscious as the song itself. Putting their city on show, the R&B soaked groover of a song takes the viewer to Melbourne and puts the spotlight on an enviable city skyline, inner haunts that look like […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Neon Queen “Free My Mind” (2018)

February 19, 2018

Melbourne’s Neon Queen enter 2018 with a brand new single in “Free My Mind” – this one’s arrived just in time for the tail end period of summer where we find ourselves clutching on to the embers of hot afternoons drizzling into warmed up nights. We’ve all been there. Though the band is known for the […]

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Best New Music Mondays (February 19th)

February 18, 2018

Our Monday playlist series returns this week, with our editors showing off what we’ve been digging from some great emerging and established artists from around Australia and the world! This week, we’ve got tunes by Aurelia, Tove Styrke, Miles Francis and more. Take a listen below! ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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Festival Destinations: Primavera Sound – May & June 2018

February 16, 2018

There’s no denying that the 18th edition of Primavera Sound is going to be one to remember. If you’ve had the chance to suss out their signature line-up, you’ll know it features huge artists who are set to bring their insane live sets to Barcelona this May and June; and if you haven’t yet, head […]

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Interview: Milosh on Blood, the enigmatic new album from Rhye

February 5, 2018

Over the weekend RHYE‘s long awaited sophomore album Blood saw its release; an album of seductive and hypnotic R&B drenched music that has come as a result of Milosh riding this current journey solo, following Robin Hannibal‘s departure in 2017. Moving the project more into a focused effort surrounding Rhye’s live instrumentation, Milosh’s direction for a new creative path […]

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Festival Destinations #001: (Road To) Ultra Festival – February 2018

February 2, 2018

Though this year is just getting started, festivals all over the place (including Australia) are beginning to unveil their line ups for respective summer and in some cases, winter, seasons. We’ll be taking a look at some of the heavy hitters coming up – across the board, these are some festivals bound to have people […]

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The National bolster Australian tour dates with addition of Little May to east coast shows

January 24, 2018

Returning next month for the first time since 2014, The National will be playing shows in Sydney at The Sydney Opera House, Brisbane at Riverstage, and Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Excitingly, this week we learned that special guests Little May as support act for all Australian shows! The connection between the two extends to the […]

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Bonobo, Harvey Sutherland, BADBADNOTGOOD & more locked in for Laneway Festival after parties

January 23, 2018

There’s no denying that Laneway Festival 18′ is going to be massive, and while we’re still reeling from that insane lineup, we’re just as excited for the Official Laneway Festival after parties that will take place in Sydney and Melbourne. These after parties will be featuring late night kick-ons from Bonobo, Harvey Sutherland, Hiatus Kaiyote, […]

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Shane Nicholson launches the inaugural Americana Music Prize of Australia

January 23, 2018

The Americana Music Prize of Australia is an annual grant to support up-and-coming artists in the genre, and has been launched today as a joint initiative of Shane Nicholson/The Sound Hole, Forbes Street Studios and Lost Highway Australia. Of this latest initiative to support the genre that he has become so recognised for, Nicholson has explained, “We […]

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8 Artists to Watch in 2018: Samsaruh, Fenne Lily, Willaris. K

January 21, 2018

As we continue to barrel through the opening month of 2018, so too have come debut singles, EPs, studio record announcements and festival line ups that have boasted some of the country’s best emerging names, not to mention those from abroad. Our playlists are coming together with a steadfast list of new names, but we’ve […]

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Alison Wonderland, Tash Sultana, Alex Lahey join Eminem and The Killers at Bonnaroo in June

January 16, 2018

After the dates were secured for Bonnaroo in June 2017, we’ve all been itching to check out the lineup. Some of the festival headliners include massive names such as Eminem, The Killers, and Muse – but what’s really got our attention are the massively anticipated Australian artists who are making huge names for themselves. Featured […]

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Six festivals primed to make your New Year’s Eve and Day a brilliant time out

December 18, 2017

With New Year’s just around the corner, and Australia’s sweltering summer season vastly approaching, now is the best time for you festival goers to start thinking about which gigs you want to hit, where they will be, and how you can get your hands on tickets. Check out our guide below of our top six […]

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5 Western Australian Artists You Need to Add to Your Playlist

December 5, 2017

While a lot of the music scene in Australia is taken up by Melbourne and Sydney, it’s easy to forget how many amazing artists are taking the nation by storm that come out of WA. The WA music scene has certainly made some noise in recent years, shining, like Adelaide, as a thriving music scene […]

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Dune Rats, Remi, Bec Sandridge and more announced as special guests for ‘Live At The Steps’ in Melbourne

November 14, 2017

As part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month, this year’s ‘Live At The Steps’ has not only moved to a larger venue at Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens, but the free live music event has been bolstered by some of the country’s most popular touring artists. Joining Baker Boy, Skegss, Tired Lion and Mallrat at ‘Live At The Steps’ will be special […]

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Nocturnal Tapes unveiled as secret headliner for GD FRNDS’ sixth showcase event

November 14, 2017

The GD FRNDS crew has cheekily unveiled their headliner for the upcoming GD FRNDS Showcase hitting the Miami Shark Bar on December 16th – Nocturnal Tapes. 2017 has been very, very kind to the Yamba duo, with the release of their debut EP Visions IV bringing them accolades left right and centre. Nocturnal Tapes join a stacked line […]

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Music Industry Charity Soccer Tournament ‘Music Copa’ Returns for 2017

November 13, 2017

Musica Copa, the Aussie music industry’s charity 5-a-side football tournament returns on December 1st, celebrating their fifth anniversary at the KIKOFF soccer Centre in Marrickville. An all-star line-up of artists drop their pics to put on the spikes and play football. Spectators are welcome at this community event, and will have the opportunity to share […]

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Briggs & Missy Higgins amongst winners of 2017 Screen Music Awards!

November 13, 2017

From Australian movies Jasper Jones and Don’t Tell, to international productions Alien: Covenant and The Get Down, some of the small and large screens’ most compelling stories of the past year have been set to a musical backdrop created by some of Australia’s finest screen composers. Overnight, these screen composers were honoured as the winners […]

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Sevdaliza’s unveils debut Australian tour dates

November 6, 2017

After releasing her debut LP ISON early this year, Paradise and Mellum teamed with Collarts, FBi and i-D AUNZ are excited to announce the first ever Australian tour of Iranian-born, Dutch-based experimental pop visionary Sevdaliza in January 2018. After Sevdaliza‘s US live debut being dubbed as a singularly phenomenal experience, with Enclave LA stating “we weren’t […]

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Joyryde set to bring his C.A.R tour to Australia in the New Year

November 6, 2017

Rated as one of the top 10 producers of 2016 but YourEDM and now one of the most raved about acts in the electronic sphere, Joyryde is set to bring a tonne of bangers on his C.A.R tour to Australia in 2018! Joyryde will be hitting Sydney Brisbane, and Perth’s Hidden Festival, as well as […]

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7 acts not to miss at Australian Music Week 2017

October 30, 2017

With Australian Music Week (AMW) vastly approaching (November 1-3, 2017), you’ll want to keep your eyes out for some of the best up and coming artists featured there. AMW is your chance to experience some of the best emerging musical talents and is not to be missed – check out our list below to see […]

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Here’s where you can be catching your Laneway Festival faves next year

October 24, 2017

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is returning in 2018 with some amazing upcoming artists that are sure to put on a massive show for punters around the country. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite acts that you won’t want to miss, as the official sideshows are unveiled this week. LOYLE CARNER Dubbed […]

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Vino Paradiso set to return to The Rocks this November (Sydney)

October 24, 2017

Two-day wine and food festival Vino Paradiso is returning to Sydney’s historic The Rocks district next month with a crowd of 50,000 expected to attend across the weekend. Posted up right by the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour, the curated blend of food, wine, coffee, craft beer, cider and spirits will be highlighted by numerous […]

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