Guest Playlist: Matt Perriment – The songs that made “Oceans”

December 5, 2018

Matt Perriment is an indie folk-inspired singer songwriter currently based in London, who has steadily been establishing himself in the British festival scene. He’s recently released a new single, “Oceans”, which is the first taste of his forthcoming sophomore EP Memos, which is set for release in March 2019.  Undoubtedly a gifted songwriter, Perriment has […]

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Set List Essentials: Five songs we hope Damien Rice plays on his first Australian tour in more than a decade

November 28, 2018

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice has announced his return to Australia in February 2019 to perform his first shows in over ten years. Playing intimate venues in Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Bendigo and Melbourne, Rice will be playing his most iconic songs and fan favourites from My Favourite Faded Fantasy, which have yet to be played live for Aussie […]

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The Songs That Made Me “Need You”: Feather Touch’s Guest Playlist

November 1, 2018

Feather Touch has been making waves of late with his breakout single “The River” (featuring Aeora) and now “Need You”, a pulsating club banger laced with a good dose of future-pop. For this week’s featured guest playlist on the AU, the Sydney-based tropicalyso-disco producer takes us on a journey through his electric tastes that have led […]

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7 tracks to get you ready for the 2019 Twilight at Taronga concert series

October 25, 2018

Quickly becoming one of the leading summer concerts in Australia, music lovers and animal lovers alike collide in the heart of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo for the annual American Express Twilight at Taronga series. Dripping in impeccable talent, the line-up boasts artists from Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc, Australian favourite Vera Blue, 90s Icons You […]

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Guest Playlist: Nathan Cavaleri – The songs that influenced “Demons”

September 20, 2018

Sydney’s Indie Rock/Blues artist Nathan Cavaleri has recently released his new single “Demons”. The result of a period of personal confrontation and struggle, “Demons” is a striking mix of psychedelic guitar, and swampy riffs, and the next step in an already distinguished, (albeit perhaps unheralded) career. There have been highs; at the age of twelve […]

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King Princess to headline Spotify Australia’s live playlist event Front Left Live

September 12, 2018

This morning, Spotify announced King Princess as the international headliner for Australia’s first ever live playlist event, Front Left Live. Front Left Live is a unique, free event celebrating the flagship Front Left playlist (formerly Indie Mixtape), Australia’s go to destination for discovering the best new music that’s a little left-of-centre. Hosting previous live playlist […]

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7 songs we can’t wait to hear at Sydney’s Field Day this NYD

August 29, 2018

Field Day is returning to Sydney in 2019 for another New Years Day celebration. Now in its 18th year, the annual music festival held at The Domain has become renowned for it’s friendly atmosphere and killer line-ups. The 2019 instalment is no exception judging by the stellar line-up that dropped this week, featuring artists such […]

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BIGSOUND Guest Playlist: Best Acts Coming Out Of Singapore

August 24, 2018

BIGSOUND is just around the corner, so we asked the four bands that are playing at the Hear65 Singapore Showcase (Charlie Lim, Linying, Intriguant and The Steve McQueens) to put together a Guest Playlist on the ‘Best Acts Coming Out Of Singapore’. Each act picked five songs and wrote about their favourite. Check out the […]

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Guest Playlist: Essie Holt’s tunes for surviving the Melbourne Winter

August 16, 2018

We can’t get enough of Essie Holt‘s new single “Better For You”, which you can check out at the end of this article. The Melbourne singer/songwriter is having a massive year, having just announced a management deal, hitting the road with LANKS and announcing headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne for September. But little of this […]

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Playlist: Halcyon Drive share a list of their Most Listened to tunes ahead of August tour!

July 12, 2018

Melbourne’s Halcyon Drive have earned themselves a solid reputation as a killer live act across the country over the last few years; the trio have definitely earned their stripes as favourites on the home front and in August, fans will be able to get another dose of their show, with a hyped gig (secret location, of […]

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Playlist: The sounds behind the creation of Hugo Bladel’s intoxicating “Feel The Love”

June 22, 2018

Hugo Bladel‘s “Feel The Love” single has been hitting all the right spots since its recent release – a funk laden tune that has gotten us yearning for the warmth of summer. Since we’re still battening down the hatches and keeping warm for the next few months however, music like this is proving to be […]

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Playlist: The inspirations behind Househats’ latest, “I’ve Been Broken”

June 5, 2018

Melbourne’s Househats have been continuing to carve a spot for themselves within the local indie scene by staging some impressive live shows down the east coast off the back of “All Together” and “Stop” – two tracks that have garnered decent attention on radio and in the embraces of their growing fanbase. As they continue to […]

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Playlist: ‘Songs That Make Me Wanna Make Music’ by Theresa Wayman (TT) of Warpaint

May 28, 2018

With her debut solo record LoveLaws bringing forth some great musical tones from Theresa Wayman, we spoke with her recently about where this album came from in terms of where her creative mindset was at the time. The Warpaint legend this week brings us a little playlist she’s curated – songs that make her want to create. Songs […]

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Playlist: White Summer delivers a 20-track Soul Breaker collection

May 24, 2018

With their Soul Breaker album tour ahead of them this June, Melbourne’s White Summer have been getting in the mood to win hearts on the road as opposed to breaking them, with some solid new rock sounds that will further position the band as ones to watch through this year. Still, weather is turning wintry and cold in […]

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Husky’s Punchbuzz Tour Reading Guide & Playlist

April 9, 2018

Gearing up to bring their latest single, “Walking in Your Sleep”, to venues around the country this month, Husky are making sure that tour life is as engaging off stage as it is on. Both Husky and Gideon have pondered over what makes for the best playlist and book list for time spent on the road and with their […]

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Guest Playlist: Wild Meadows’s selection of delectable tunes

April 2, 2018

Currently enjoying the release of their debut album, Melbourne’s Wild Meadows now have their eyes set on some unmissable launch shows this month! The self-titled album has seen the group delve into some excellent rhythmic motions, while embracing the atmospheric and shoegaze rays that have become synonymous with not only their music, but with some of […]

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Tech startup Musiio is using AI to build you a better playlist

March 5, 2018

How often do you jump onto Spotify looking for something to listen to and find yourself staring at the screen, unable to make a decision? Like scrolling endlessly through Netflix for something to watch, music streaming platforms are so content rich that users may find themselves paralysed by indecision. They know what they like the […]

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Playlist: Get a feel for the Blenheim Music & Camping Festival

March 5, 2018

As we continue to count down to this year’s Blenheim Music and Camping Festival, we’re thinking about what it’s going to be like to spend the Easter long weekend out in the Clare Valley – one of South Australia’s glorious territories. It’s more than just wine country, it’s one of the most gorgeous areas of SA; […]

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Playlist: Sydney’s Thunder Fox share the inspirations for new tune, “Two For One”

February 14, 2018

Upon your first listen of Thunder Fox‘s latest single, “Two For One”, you’re hit with a one-two punch. Between the funk soaked bass line and those vocals courtesy of Sam Dawes, “Two For One” is delivered with a vintage flair while remaining very much in 2018. The band is heading out on the road with “Two […]

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5 NSW Artists to Add to Your Playlist

December 12, 2017

New South Wales is a treasure trove of great new music, from the North Coast to Sydney, from Wollongong to Bathurst, we’ve rounded up five up and coming artists you need to jump on now! DANDE AND THE LION Indie-rock five piece Dande and The Lion have a sound as sweet as their name. […]

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5 Queenslanders You Need to Add to Your Playlist

December 11, 2017

It’s hot. It’s sunny. It’s rowdy. It’s Queensland! We’ve rounded up five of the best artists killing it in the sunshine state that you need to listen to. SHORELINES Brisbane band Shorelines are bringing making pop-punk great again! Featuring two main vocalists, the group have been cutting their teeth in the Brisbane music scene with […]

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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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5 Tasmanian Artists You Need To Add To Your Playlist

November 24, 2017

Tasmania is known for a few things: it’s history, it’s wilderness and it’s music. Tasmanian musicians have unique experiences, from small towns to big cities; from sunny beaches to dreary farms. We’ve found five of the most interest Tasmanian artists you should all be listening to before they make it big on the mainland. Denni […]

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Melbourne’s Run Rabbit Run share five songs for inspiration, opening up on the Bloodline EP

October 19, 2017

The debut EP from Melbourne folk rockers Run Rabbit Run recently landed in the form of Bloodline, an ambitiously majestic presentation of music from a band who’ve been making decent waves for themselves on the live front through 2017. The influences are easy to draw; there’s some Fleet Foxes here, Of Monsters and Men there. As songwriter Casey […]

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A handy playlist to guide you through the first official Bluesfest 2018 announcement

September 19, 2017

The first Bluesfest announcement dropped today, with some impressive names from Australia and abroad named as being Byron Bay bound next Easter. Leading the roster is Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, while the likes of Lionel Richie, Tash Sultana, The John Butler Trio and more all set to appear. Bluesfest will once again be taking place at the Tyagarah […]

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Playlist: Get a taste of what to expect from BIGSOUND 2017’s first crop of showcasing artists

June 22, 2017

Hoo boy, BIGSOUND is coming out strong this year with its first artist announcement dropping today. 64 Australian bands and international visitors have been revealed to be heading to Brisbane in September for the huge music conference and showcase series, the event beginning to nip at the heels of its overseas cousins in standing strong as […]

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Playlist: A reminder that Death Grips are a force to be reckoned with

June 21, 2017

Okay, so let’s take it back to the Big Day Out of 2013. The festival may have been on its way out but it still had some pretty big punches to pull before the final nails were well and truly hammered into the coffin. It was the first time I was introduced to Death Grips and […]

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Playlist: Ten times Rihanna nailed the collaboration game

June 13, 2017

Rihanna is one of modern pop music’s most bankable artists. Since her “Pon De Replay” days, the Bajan vocalist has been an in-demand name both as a solo artist and as a hot guest artist on many a pop and hip hop chart buster. The years have seen Rihanna collaborate with the likes of Maroon […]

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Playlist: WAAX share the songs that make them feel both Wild & Weak

June 2, 2017

WAAX‘s new EP, Wild & Weak, is officially out today (congratulations!) and to mark the occasion and herald yet another weekend primed for kicking on, the band have shared with us some of their favourite tunes. Whether they’re full on, energetic numbers, or more stripped back, evocative songs that are aimed right at the heart, check […]

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Get a taste of WA’s finest with this exclusive SOTA Festival playlist

May 30, 2017

The 2017 SOTA Festival is celebrating everything great about WA music on June 5th, with a huge free event coming to Elizabeth Quay on June 5th, from 12pm. Headlined by Karnivool and Drapht, the epic live music event also features performances from the likes of Tired Lion, Gyroscope, Abbe May and Katy Steele – a great array of artists, both emerging and established, all set to […]

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