Music

Lineups revealed for National Live Music Awards for live stream & events in Brisbane, Canberra & Adelaide

October 15, 2020

The 5th Annual National Live Music Awards (#NLMAs) – which will be held digitally this year – has just announced the lineup for the live stream, which is happening at 8.30pm AEDT on Tuesday, 20th October 2020. The award stream will feature performances from The Beamish Brothers (pictured), ARIA award winner Tyrone Noonan in a special tribute […]

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“Pumped & nervous”: Hot Dub Time Machine talks from quarantine about his return to live shows

October 15, 2020

Like most in the music industry, the past seven months since COVID-19 hit has heavily impacted DJ Tom Lowndes, aka Hot Dub Time Machine or DJ Tom Loud. But this weekend he’ll finally return to the live scene with two shows in Perth. Tom is currently quarantining in an Airbnb house in Perth’s outer suburbs, […]

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Album of the Week: Beabadoobee – Fake It Flowers (2020 LP)

October 15, 2020

For many people, their music tastes come about in one of two ways: through friends and lived experiences or through their parents and siblings. More recently you could even add the internet to that list. For me, the majority of my musical taste came directly from my dad and brother, while being part of the […]

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Good Pash

Track of the Day: Good Pash “Delete Me” (2020)

October 14, 2020

The formidable indie-punk Sydney band, Good Pash are back with a new single, “Delete Me”, the first off their upcoming EP. This band knows how to put together a kick-arse guitar-driven song, with catchy hooks and sharp lyrics. Even with a song such as “Delete Me” which broaches a difficult relationship, they manage to leave […]

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Untitled Goose Game Soundtrack gets nominated for an ARIA Award!

October 13, 2020

With today’s announcement of the 2020 ARIA Awards nominees, there were several curveball nominations thrown into the mix. One such surprise was the nomination in the Original Soundtrack/Original Cast Album category for the soundtrack to Untitled Goose Game. Composed by Dan Golding, the soundtrack for the smash hit Melbourne-made video game is a work of […]

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Lime Cordiale and Tame Impala lead the 2020 ARIA Awards nominees

October 13, 2020

2020 has delivered a tough blow to the music industry, with live music put on hold and the cancellation of festivals. Despite the struggles brought on by the pandemic, this year’s ARIA Awards Ceremony promises to be something to look forward to. The nominees were announced today via a YouTube premiere, showcasing the diverse talent […]

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Track of the Day: Lauran Hibberd (UK) “Boy Bye” (2020)

October 13, 2020

If you’re having a bit of a drowsy Tuesday, you might need this angsty number to get you fired up. Today’s track of the day is UK “slacker-pop” artist Lauran Hibberd with her latest single “Boy Bye”. Exuding a strong ‘90s indie rock vibe, fans of Liz Phair or The Breeders should enjoy this one. […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Eternal Crush “Heavenly Body” (2020)

October 13, 2020

Melbourne duo Eternal Crush are about to release the title track off their upcoming EP, Heavenly Body. The band consists of singer/songwriter Joey Jean and guitarist/producer Jackson Holliday (Northeast Party House). Meeting at a party, discovering a shared love of New Order and The Stone Roses as well as being neighbours, led to them starting […]

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Scarlet

Track of the Day: Scarlet (UK) “Bring Me Down” (2020)

October 12, 2020

UK grunge-rock four-piece Scarlet, have just released their latest single “Bring Me Down”. It’s a rocking kick-arse tune laden with hooks and cascading guitars. It’s the perfect song to kick-start the week as our Track of the Day. Fans of bands such as Hole are going to find plenty to love here. Front woman, Jessie […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Chip E from Chicago, Illinois

October 12, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Baby Bulldog “Rodney” (2020)

October 12, 2020

Baby Bulldog, aka Steph Barker, is an LA resident and a whirlwind on the drums and vocals. Her latest release is an ode to her car, “Rodney”, and we are thrilled today to have the video premiere for this affectionate homage. As is often the case, the ownership of a car can signpost a significant […]

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Album Review: Mildlife’s sci-fi alt-rock works perfectly with Automatic

October 9, 2020

Whichever way you try, Mildlife don’t fit neatly into any genre or pocket. This Melbourne alt-rock four-piece are carving their own original niche and have built upon their burgeoning reputation with this second offering, Automatic, a six-track album which runs for 40 minutes. Mildlife’s 2018 debut Phase led to labels of sci-fi space-jazz or psych-kraut-rock. There’s […]

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Track of the Day: Carla Geneve “The Right Reasons” (2020)

October 9, 2020

Perth-resident and Albany-born singer/songwriter Carla Geneve has today released a beautiful and deeply personal track, “The Right Reasons”. The is the second single, following on from “Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover” released earlier this year, ahead of her debut full-length album which will be released in 2021. Befitting of the sentiment of the song, the […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Mel Blue “Wake Up Call” (2020)

October 9, 2020

Sydney electronic-popsters Mel Blue released their latest single, “Wake Up Call” last month, and today we have the exclusive video premiere for this nostalgia-driven dance tune. The song references the difficulties in maintaining long-distance relationships and has a fun retro feel to it. The video matches the retro feel of the song, with some classic […]

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Album of the Week: Future Islands – As Long As You Are (2020 LP)

October 8, 2020

In a time and place like 2020, I’m sure I’m not the only person who not only craves for things to go back to some semblance of normality and homogeneity, but also tries to simultaneously avoid the monotonous nature and constant groundhog days we’ve collectively experienced for the past six months. There’s a fine line […]

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Interview: Fan Girl show their sunny side with new single “backwards (everything is)”

October 8, 2020

Returning with their first release of 2020, Melbourne rock outfit Fan Girl have unveiled their latest single and music video for “backwards (everything is)”. The relatively sunny single from the group is the result of the band consciously working towards creating a song that was uncharacteristically “happy” within their discography. The track still retains the […]

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Syrup

Track of the Day: Syrup “Turn” (2020)

October 8, 2020

Brisbane alt-pop duo Syrup have just released their latest single, “Turn”, today’s Track of the Day. Syrup is the project of childhood friends Harry Pratt and Henry Anderson. The two are originally from Kingaroy, Queensland, and found common interests in music and skateboarding, which led to the formation of their musical outlet. The funky and incredibly […]

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Canary

Exclusive Single Premiere: Howlite “Canary” (2020)

October 8, 2020

They’ve been teasing its release for more than a year, but Melbourne’s Howlite are all set to release their new EP Not Here next week. It’s coming later than originally planned, but that’s 2020 for you. But, before we get to the EP, the band have one more single for you all: “Canary”. And we’re […]

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Please Take Me Seriously: Reflections On TISM

October 8, 2020

From the beginning, TISM were crass, puerile, and aimed their contempt at all, from journalists to their own fans, and even themselves. They made their live debut in 1983 with ‘The Get Fucked Concert’ (disbanding immediately after, only to reform the next year), and released their debut single in 1985, ‘Defecate On My Face’. The […]

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The Skyball Concert Series: Dashville showcases live music over 2 epic weekends

October 8, 2020

With festivals banned due to the current pandemic, organisers have either had to postpone, cancel or in the case of the Johnstons of Dashville in the Hunter Valley, think outside the square. ‘Dashville’, near Belford, in the Hunter Valley in NSW has been the home of the Gumball Festival since 2005. This little gem of […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Dolly Spectra “Look Me In The Eye” (2020)

October 7, 2020

LA-based experimental producer and singer Dolly Spectra is about to release her latest song, “Look Me In The Eye” and we are thrilled to have the first listen of this futuristic tune. This follows on from her previous release and video, “Whatcha Gonna Do”. The opening of “Look Me In The Eye” reminds me of […]

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Davey Lane

Track of the Day: Davey Lane “You Were A Mirage” (2020)

October 7, 2020

Singer-songwriter, producer, virtuoso guitarist and You Am I stalwart Davey Lane is back with new music and a new album to tease: Don’t Bank Your Heart On It – Out November 13th.  “You Were A Mirage” is the first single from that new album. It’s a song that deals with the deeply personal; about moving […]

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Track of the Day: G Flip “You and I” (2020)

October 6, 2020

We have a really beautiful track of the day today. “You and I” is the latest release from Melbourne-based artist, G Flip. G Flip, the moniker for Georgia Flipo, wrote this song when head-over-heels in love. It’s a grand expression of love and reassurance to her loved-one that this is a love that will endure, despite […]

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Exclusive single Premiere: Rei (NZ) “Borderline” (2020)

October 6, 2020

“Borderline” is the new single from Auckland R&B/hip-hop artist Rei, and we are excited to be bringing you the first listen of this catchy tune from an exciting rising artist. Rei, the moniker for Callum Rei McDougall, is a prolific artist. Only in his mid-twenties, he has already dropped four full-length albums. The most recent, […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Scott Bomar from Memphis, Tennessee

October 5, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Quinton Trembath “Servo Sunsets” (2020)

October 5, 2020

Quinton Trembath is an energetic 4-piece folk-punk band based in Melbourne. Named after the lead-singer, Quinton Trembath, the band is about to release their third single, “Servo Sunsets”, off their forthcoming debut album, Amateur Art. “Servo Sunsets” has a beautifully rich and full sound, with cello, violin and double-bass complementing Trembaths story-telling vocals. The song […]

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Track by Track: August River Band dive deeper into the tracks on their debut album Thank You Pain

October 2, 2020

Brisbane alt-folk group August River Band have today released their debut album Thank you Pain The Brisbane based trio – made up of Eev Ferreira, Gerard Kerr, and Lil Burrows – have developed a sound that fuses rock, folk and indie music. Their unique sound offers wonderfully juxtaposed chemistry between the tortured singer-songwriter, the classically […]

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Track by Track: Daniel Trakell unpacks the fragility on his debut album Warning Bell

October 2, 2020

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Daniel Trakell has today released his stunning debut album Warning Bell. Known for his delicate and evocative folk stylings, Trakell’s music sound can be described as George Harrison meets Elliott Smith. There is a lovely unification of ‘70s influences alongside a contemporary indie-folk sound. The singer-songwriter previously won Triple J Unearthed Artist […]

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Track of the Day: BATTS “Dancing On The Moon” (2020)

October 2, 2020

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter BATTS returns with a brand new single. Written and recorded to feature on a collaborative cassette tape for This & That Tapes, “Dancing On The Moon” sees the musician return to pretty familiar interstellar territory.  The single came about following contact from Joseph Carlough, the owner of Philadelphia-based label This & That Tapes. […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Gangz “Evils” (2020)

October 1, 2020

The boys from Ballarat, Gangz, are about to release their latest single, “Evils”, and we’re thrilled to be able to premiere it today on the AU. It’s a fun summer-tinged tale of growing from the harder moments in your life. Speaking about their new single, the band says, “Evils is about embracing all the bad […]

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