Ali Barter

The New Colossus announces new names to the massive NYC festival, including Aussies Shady Nasty, Ali Barter and Wolfjay

February 1, 2020

Over the last few weeks, The New Colossus Festival in New York has announced a slew of new names set to play its showcase festival, hailing from all over the world. Some names, like A Place to Bury Strangers you’ll likely be familiar with, while others – hailing all the way from Brooklyn to Hamburg, […]

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From Bob to Barter: 5 reasons you should be excited about Australian Music Week 2019

October 1, 2019

The annual Australian Music Week Conference is back for its fifth year and is returning with an impressive lineup of speakers and performers. Taking place November 2019, here are the five highlights of the week we know you won’t want to miss out on. And with many more announcements still to come, this is merely […]

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Photo Gallery: DZ Deathrays + PUP + Ali Barter + Press Club – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (15.09.18)

September 17, 2018

DZ Deathrays are touring the country to celebrate their 10th anniversary with Canada’s PUP, and played the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday with Ali Barter and Press Club. Rebecca Houlden was there and brings us these photos from the night: DZ Deathrays continue their 10th Anniversary tour around Australia to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on […]

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Live Review: DZ Deathray’s punk rock invigorated Melbourne for their ten year anniversary tour

September 17, 2018

It’s been ten years since punk rock crew DZ Deathrays started making (delicious) bite-sized punk anthems, and there was only one way for the band to celebrate the momentous occasion; a massive tour with some fellow Aussie rockers. Saturday night’s Forum show had all the tellings of a perfect night, a stage set-up mimicking a lounge […]

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Live Review: The Preatures & Ali Barter charm at Melbourne Zoo for Twilights season 2018

February 12, 2018

Melbourne Zoo Twilights has already kicked the 2018 series into high gear, recently hosting The Cat Empire, Sunnyboys and Painters And Dockers. On Friday, the offerings continued with Ali Barter and The Preatures joining the stage to help punters start their weekend the way all weekends should be started- dancing in a park, with a […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2017!

December 21, 2017

There’s no mistaking it, 2017 has been a stellar year for Australian music. We’ve seen Aussies surge forward internationally, while the term ‘household name’ has never been truer for some as this year has rolled out. As we approach the end of 2017, we’ve put together our annual End Of list, representing the 20 Best Australian […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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BOAT SHOW, Timberwolf, Ziggy Ramo to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Hills Are Alive

December 5, 2017

South Gippsland drawcard event, The Hills Are Alive, celebrates 10 years in 2017 and the organisers have grouped together a great line up of artists to mark the occasion and bring punters good times next March. The Farm is hosting the likes of BOAT SHOW, Ziggy Ramo, Timberwolf, Alex the Astronaut and more this year, and as co-producer Aidan McLaren has explained […]

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The Age Music Victoria Awards open public voting as 2017 nominees are unveiled

October 13, 2017

The Age Music Victoria Awards are set to take place at 170 Russell in Melbourne on November 22nd as part of this year’s Melbourne Music Week, celebrating 12 years of recognising Victorian musicians and venues continuing to put their city on the map as a thriving artistic hub. Today, the nominees have been announced, with the […]

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The Preatures, Holy Holy & more announced for Festival of the Sun 2017

August 15, 2017

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie this December, looking to sell out quickly too, if previous years’ ticket sales are anything to go by! Long regarded as one of the east coast’s most popular festival events, Festival of the Sun hasn’t changed its blueprint one iota. Still completely BYO, FOTSUN has retained its family […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 4, 2017

Shockingly, we find ourselves in the second half of 2017 already. In terms of new music, we’ve been hit with some heavy releases from some of pop music’s biggest names, while some of our favourite Australian artists have come out swinging with impressive album and EP releases all their own. As the first week of […]

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A.B. Original and Flume emerge as frontrunner nominees of the 2017 AIR Awards

May 31, 2017

The 2017 AIR Awards have been announced this morning, as the countdown to one of the key events on the Australian music calendar officially kicks off. For the first time, the awards themselves move from Melbourne to Adelaide, taking place at the historic Queen’s Theatre on July 27th. The nominees are wide ranging this year, with […]

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Jack River reveals ‘ELECTRIC LADY’ two-date bill featuring Alex Lahey, Bec Sandridge & more

April 11, 2017

Hello, yes? We’d like to report that possibly our favourite local line up so far has just been dropped. The perpetrator? One Jack River. “Following the huge surge of electricity emitted by and for women last year in the worlds of music, politics and culture, I had to make something that reflected the times to me.” […]

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Ali Barter announces national album tour this April & May

February 28, 2017

Finally. Ali Barter has announced the details of her debut album, A Suitable Girl. The album is out on March 24th and to celebrate, Barter is heading out on the road through April and May! Barter has been one of Melbourne’s musicians that we have been loving watching continue to develop and consistently push in terms of her live […]

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Ali Barter shares new single and announces debut album, A Suitable Girl, for March release

February 16, 2017

Following up her huge 2016 single “Girlie Bits”, Melbournian pop-rocker Ali Barter has revealed her newest single “Cigarette”. The news comes paired with the highly anticipated release of Barter’s debut album, A Suitable Girl, coming to us March 24th on Ronnie Records via Intertia Music. Not one to sugar-coat reality and tip-toe around feelings, “Cigarette” […]

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Adelaide welcomes first weekend of 2017 with brand new event, Gold Fusion – who to see?

January 1, 2017

The first week of 2017 in the City of Churches starts strong with the debut of Gold Fusion, a brand new music event set to showcase some fantastic local talent and visitors from interstate. Held at the Published Arthouse on January 6th, the likes of Oscar Key Sung, I Know Leopard and Ali Barter will […]

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Bec Sandridge & Ali Barter catch up ahead of Fairgrounds Festival this weekend!

November 27, 2016

The Fairgrounds Festival is coming to Berry in NSW this weekend, with some fantastic local and international artists set to perform over December 1st and 2nd. Two of those names happen to be the extremely talented Bec Sandridge and Ali Barter – both musicians having had great 2016’s so far. Ahead of their Fairgrounds sets, Bec and Ali put […]

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Ali Barter announces ‘The Girlie Bits Tour’ for December

November 8, 2016

Ali Barter was a shining highlight of the recent Jezabels tour but if you missed the Melbourne musician on the road last month, you’re in luck, as she’s announced her final tour dates for the year! Kicking off in December, ‘The Girlie Bits’ tour will see Barter on the road down the east coast for some […]

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Live Review: The Jezabels + Ali Barter – The Gov, Adelaide (19.10.16)

October 20, 2016

The Jezabels‘ latest record SYNTHIA struck a chord early on, I remember. It had, admittedly, been a little while since I had revisited the Sydney band’s music (The Brink had a few striking moments, but wasn’t quite my bag), but this was an album that completely drew me back into the fold. There’s always been an unabashed sense […]

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Live Review: The Jezabels + Ali Barter – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (14.10.16)

October 15, 2016

The Jezabels’ third full-length album, Synthia, was released in February this year, delivering more of the powerful synth-pop that the band is revered for. Unfortunately, the supporting tour (planned for earlier this year) had to be cancelled, due to synth player Heather Shannon undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. Now that everyone’s health is in check, […]

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Ali Barter, Ecca Vandal, Luke Million & more added to Beyond The Valley 2016!

October 12, 2016

Beyond The Valley just got a little sweeter, with the addition of some of our favourite names to the 2016 bill! Joining the likes of Alex Lahey, Chance The Rapper, Hudson Mohawke and Hermitude this December include Ali Barter, Ecca Vandal and Luke Million. Continuing to prove itself a diverse festival across pop, dance, rock and indie, Beyond The Valley has become a New […]

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Live Review: City Calm Down + Middle Kids + Ali Barter – 170 Russell (28.09.16)

October 3, 2016

Supporting last year’s extremely successful debut LP In A Restless House, City Calm Down seem more at home than ever. Straight off the line up from Splendour in the Grass, the electronic-rock band excitably rounded out their month of touring with a string of homegrown gigs at Melbourne’s own 170 Russell. Although a gradual crowd welcomed City Calm […]

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Single of the Day: Ali Barter “Girlie Bits” (2016)

August 30, 2016

Ali Barter, drop your album already please. Since “Far Away” dropped earlier this year, the Melbourne songwriter has had us well excited for new material and with multiple opportunities now on the cards to see her perform around the country…all we need is a full record of material to cap it off. BUT. In the meantime, […]

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The Jezabels announce rescheduled tour dates for Synthia this October!

July 14, 2016

We are so stoked to see that The Jezabels have been able to confirm some rescheduled Australian tour dates! Their latest album SYNTHIA has been able to sit with us a good few months now; its layers and musical grandiosity washing over us with each listen and as we (and fans around the country) have waited for the opportunity […]

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City Calm Down take their live show to larger venues around the country this September

June 3, 2016

Fresh off the back of some impressive shows in the UK, Melbourne’s City Calm Down dropped news of their new Australian tour this week. With debut album In a Restless House continuing to generate a considerable amount of positive momentum, the band now sets their sights on larger venues around the country, and are bringing two fantastic Aussie talents […]

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The Rubens on Groovin’ the Moo, their love of hip-hop and more!

March 6, 2016

The Rubens have had what could be described as the perfect start to the year; winning the Hottest 100 with their track “Hoops”, spearheading the Groovin the Moo line-up, and announcing their biggest headline tour yet. It’s going to be a busy year for Australia’s favourite rockers, so keyboardist Elliot Margin gives us the lowdown […]

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The Rubens hitting the road with new single “Hold Me Back” this June!

February 21, 2016

The Menangle-born, current Hottest 100 kings, The Rubens, have announced some of the biggest shows of their career recently, with a June tour in support of their new single, “Hold Me Back”. The boys will be hitting venues in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney  and Perth mid-year along with Mansionair, Slum Sociable and Ali Barter, capitalising on what was a huge […]

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Ali Barter (Melbourne) on the upcoming Laneway Festival, overseas travel & new music in 2016

February 1, 2016

When Ali Barter packed up and headed out to LA for some writing sessions in 2015, what met the Melbourne songwriter were some experiences that she would latch on to and embrace to the fullest. As she describes her latest trip to the United States (which resulted in the recording of current single “Far Away”), […]

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Single of the Day: Ali Barter “Far Away” (2016)

January 26, 2016

Spent too much money on coffee and cigarettes, I’ve never felt so far away… It’s a catchy as fuck line that will get into your head just off the first listen of Ali Barter‘s new single “Far Away” – a definite highlight of my week of listening to new music this week, that’s for sure. […]

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