Music

Exclusive Video Premiere: Hedy Blaazer “Lying Flat”

May 24, 2022

We’re stoked to be wrapping up our Tuesday with an exclusive look at the new video for Hedy Blaazer‘s “Lying Flat” – and after late 2021’s haunting “Fluorescent“, which quickly made its way into rotation on ABC Rage, we’re more than ready to wrap our ears around Hedy’s latest. Teaming with Marcella Tonini, Jo Pall, […]

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Review: Kendrick Lamar moves beyond being your saviour on Mr Morale & The Big Steppers

May 23, 2022

Kendrick Lamar is a virtuoso of rap. His music often takes on a dramatic form that unfurls itself into so many branches of spectacle. West Coast greats like Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre have vocalised adamant support for Lamar, for keeping alive a pure form of hip-hop that exemplifies the characteristics that built the genre. […]

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Live Review: The Avalanches reimagine their debut album with the ASO in an unforgettable performance

May 21, 2022

The Avalanches released their debut album Since I Left You in 2000 to critical acclaim. Created from countless music and film samples, it was a grand musical collage, creating orchestral sounds from layers of disparate noises. Tonight at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Avalanches duo of Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi were joined by […]

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New Music Discoveries 20th May: Alex the Astronaut, James Vincent McMorrow, Soccer Mommy and more

May 20, 2022

We’ve added ten more tracks to our Discovery playlist on Apple Music and Spotify. This week, our Track of the Week is “Haircut” from Alex the Astronaut. The single, which is bubbling with positivity and joy, is from Alex’s forthcoming album How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater which is out July 22nd. Danceable and joyful, […]

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Filipino and Aboriginal rapper DOBBY releases new single “Walk Away”, featuring The Merindas

May 20, 2022

Multi-instrumentalist and rapper DOBBY today released new single “Walk Away“, a commanding indictment of the lingering after effects of colonialism, and the years of systemic racism and cultural erasure suffered by Indigenous Australians. Otherwise known as Rhyan Clapham, DOBBY is a proud Filipino and Aboriginal musician, whose family hails from Murrawarri and Ngemba lands. Stints […]

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Revisit our live review of the Kendrick Lamar 2016 Sydney show ahead of his new Australian tour

May 19, 2022

*UPDATE* [19/05/2022]: Well, the news is out now. Every single music fan in Sydney is going to be knocking down the online Live Nation door as of Friday 20th May in a frantic attempt to scrape up tickets to Kendrick Lamar’s new Australia tour for 2022. The Compton emcee, who just released the brilliant Mr […]

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Every Splendour In The Grass 2022 Official Sideshow Announced So Far!

May 19, 2022

The team that are bringing us the biggest Aussie music festival of the year, Splendour In The Grass, have just announced their official sideshows and our calendars are going to be filled to the brim come July! Secrets Sounds have today released who we’ll be able to catch in cities up and down the East […]

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Album of the Week: Annie Hamilton – the future is here but it feels kinda like the past (2022 LP)

May 19, 2022

It’s been close to a decade since I first heard of Annie Hamilton. Since her time in Little May, there’s been a gradual smattering of treats from Hamilton as she developed her sound. Having worked and played with a myriad of artists in recent years, including Jack River and The National’s Aaron Dessner, Hamilton has […]

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Prep for The Kid LAROI’s tour with these 5 Must-Know songs

May 18, 2022

The Kid LAROI is heading to Australia for his highly anticipated End Of The World tour at the end of the month, playing some of the countries biggest and best venues. To say we’re excited is an understatement. Over the past few years, The Kid LAROI has transcended from a young Redfern rapper cutting his […]

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Interview: T-Pain’s protégé Mason Dane on his TikTok discovery, his mother’s influence and the grind.

May 18, 2022

Newcastle’s Mason Dane is breaking onto the global scene without forgetting where he’s come from. Within the last year, his life has done a full 180 after hip hop legend T-Pain reviewed Dane’s track ‘DASH’ on his Twitch stream – a moment that quickly went viral on TikTok after he said, “I want this to […]

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Live Review: Caravãna Sun have crowds eating out of the palm of their hands at Freo Social

May 17, 2022

Cronulla/Byron Bay four-piece Caravãna Sun have grown in popularity on the back of heartfelt single “Whale Song” appearing on 2021 Netflix doco Seaspiracy but don’t be fooled, their live shows are far from solemn. The pop-infused indie rock foursome have evolved a lot over the past decade since their 2013 debut LP Aya, with ska, […]

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Live Review: You Am I – Rosemount Hotel (13.05.22)

May 17, 2022

“Now kids, this is what 1993 sounded like,” lead singer Tim Rogers announced before You Am I launched into mid-90s hit “Cathy’s Clown”. The irony was lost on few at Friday night’s show at Perth’s Rosemount Hotel, populated by an older crowd wanting to re-live those 90’s pop-rock memories from when they were the kids […]

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“Honest, brave and dedicated”: Camp Cope and Birdz shine at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

May 13, 2022

The artist, known as Birdz, a proud Butchulla rapper, original from Katherine in the NT, arrived on the expansive Enmore stage to a smattering of early arrivals. It didn’t take much encouragement for the main floor the start filling as he introduced himself and dove into a visceral highlight from his 2021 Legacy album, ‘Aussie […]

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Photo Gallery: Camp Cope + Birdz – Enmore Theatre (12.05.22)

May 13, 2022

Camp Cope showcased songs from their third album Running with the Hurricane and played all their favourites to an enthusiastic crowd at Enmore Theatre supported by Australian Hip Hop artist Birdz. Pete Dovgan brings you the photos.  

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New Music Discoveries 13th May

New Music Discoveries 13th May: Stella Donnelly, Julia Jacklin, Luke Steele and more

May 13, 2022

We’ve topped up our Discovery Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music with ten new tracks, including two exclusive premieres.  Our Track of the Week goes to WA’s Stella Donnelly who announced her sophomore album Flood earlier this week. Ahead of the album’s release on August 26th, Donnelly has dropped lead single “Lungs”. Written from the […]

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Album of the Week: Mallrat’s Butterfly Blue may just be the pop record of 2022

May 12, 2022

What feels like a million years in the making, Mallrat‘s debut album is here and it’s ready to win over everyone willing to be won over. Coming six years after her debut EP and a plethora of massive singles, Butterfly Blue has been worth the wait for Mallrat fans and music lovers alike. After slowly […]

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Austin City LImits

ACL 2022 Lineup: Flume and Genesis Owusu to join Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paramore and more

May 12, 2022

The Austin City Limits Festival has just dropped its 2022 lineup, and once again it spans many decades, genres, and music tastes. This October, over two weekends, an eclectic mix of the biggest names in music will join the next generation of artists, as they fill Zilker Park in Austin, Texas in what is one […]

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Joan & The Giants

Exclusive Single Premiere: Joan & The Giants “Slow Motion” (2022)

May 12, 2022

Perth outfit, Joan & The Giants, have a knack for writing songs that pull at the heartstrings. Following on from last year’s poignant single “Just For You”, the quartet is back with the achingly beautiful “Slow Motion”. It draws a vivid picture of that moment when the first flicker of love takes hold. We are thrilled […]

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LAURA MAC

Exclusive Video Premiere: LAURA MAC “Don’t Know What I’m Thinking” (2022)

May 11, 2022

Fresh and fabulous duo LAURA MAC are back with another high-voltage tune. We are thrilled to be premiering the video for the unreleased “Don’t Know What I’m Thinking” ahead of tomorrow’s drop. This is mega-fun indie guitar pop. Lead singer Laura Maclachlan brings the party vibes in spades, with Zac Connelley and band adding the jangly […]

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5 Upcoming Hip Hop Concerts You Can’t Miss In 2022: From Tyler to Sampa

May 8, 2022

Banging out to songs like “Corso” (Tyler, the Creator) and “Wiley Flow” (Stormzy) on your headphones late at night during lockdown was cool, but think about what it’s going to be like when all that pent-up energy is released in at a concert this year? Yeah, that’s right. Concerts are coming back in full-force, and […]

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Pretty Good For A Girl Band

Interview: Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers talk Pretty Good For A Girl Band, national tour and sexist dentists

May 7, 2022

Canberra punk quartet Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers have caught the attention of everyone with ears and eyes since their emergence just five years ago. I mean, is that not the coolest band name ever? With their debut EP Pretty Good For A Girl Band – out on the 13th May via Domestic La […]

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Windwaker

Guest Playlist: Windwaker – 15 Songs That Inspired Love Language

May 6, 2022

Windwaker are one of our most exciting heavy metal acts, and today have released their debut album, Love Language. They emerged out of Wagga Wagga, and now call Melbourne home. Their 2019 debut EP, Empire racked up millions of streams, and projected a buzz way beyond our domestic shores. Locally, they earned themselves recognition as […]

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Interview: Role Model on Rx, Coachella and click-bait song titles

May 6, 2022

Role Model is the Pittsburg-native turning up heat and making the internet frisky with his debut album Rx – a sexually charged collection featuring songs with titles like ‘masturbation song’, ‘stripclub music’ and ‘die for my bitch’. “In the simplest terms, the album is about the power of a woman and how it healed me […]

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Banjo Lucia

Guest Playlist: Banjo Lucia shares ten songs that make you feel like you’re in a movie

May 6, 2022

Nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter Banjo Lucia from Fremantle has today released her debut EP, Peccadilloes. This is a fine collection of five tracks, including her debut track “That’s Not Loving” and recent single “Lion Boy”. Banjo shows wisdom and a turn of phrase that belies her age. With a touching warmth and a reach for the familiarity, her […]

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New Music Discoveries 6th May: Alta Falls, Jaguar Jonze and more

May 6, 2022

We are easing into May with another nine tracks added to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music, including one exclusive premiere.  Our Track of the Week is “Trust Me”, the new single from Brisbane electro pop duo Alta Falls. The track, the duo’s first of 2022, was inspired by a ‘bittersweet’ trip to […]

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The Bands That Made The Beer: Casey’s Brewery

May 5, 2022

In our new series, we’re taking a dive into local independent breweries and doing our best impression of being a Cicerone, by matching the brewery’s beers with a band. We’ll be taste testing the best a brewery has to offer and teaming tipples with tracks, all to make that drinking experience even more special. This […]

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Falls Festival

Falls Festival is back with a lineup to wrap up 2022 the right way

May 4, 2022

Falls Festival has announced its buzz-worthy 2022/23 lineup alongside new venues in VIC and WA to make sure Aussies across the country can experience the quintessential New Year’s festival’s revival. Having been cancelled each summer through the pandemic, this year’s bill does not disappoint. Headlining the multi-day event are internationals such as Arctic Monkeys, Lil […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Big Orange “Love’s Not Enough” (2022)

May 4, 2022

Perth’s indie-rockers Big Orange recently dropped their latest single the urgent and pulsating “Love’s Not Enough”. With a recurrent guitar riff and relentless beat, it’s reminiscent of the best of British 80s and 90s rock. The track reflects on a relationship that has run its course. We are thrilled today to have the video premiere […]

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Photo Gallery: Methyl Ethel + Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs D’ombre, The Night Cat (27.04.22)

May 2, 2022

Methyl Ethel & their opener Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs D’ombre put on a spectacular performance displaying both sides of the artistic spectrum throughout the week. Dan was there to bring you these photos. You can read his review of the evening HERE

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Live Review: Methyl Ethel + Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs d’Ombre, The Night Cat (27.04.22)

May 2, 2022

It’s been an alluring three nights for any fans of dreamesque Indie rock in Melbourne, as Methyl Ethel and their haunting opening act, Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs d’Ombre spent their evenings at the Night Cat. The opening act of Ash Baroque and Les Fleurs d’Ombre had a flair for the dramatic. Including drag, operatic […]

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