Apakatjah

Sosefina’s picks: 11 acts who left a lasting impression at BIGSOUND

September 12, 2017

My third BIGSOUND brought with it some definite highlights, from corners I wasn’t expecting. There was a solid hip hop presence at this year’s festival, striking an instant contrast between the hard hitting MC’s and the usual fare of bands taking up on stages throughout the Valley. A main take away I came away from […]

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Manu Crook$ and Caiti Baker reign supreme through BIGSOUND’s second night

September 7, 2017

Night Two of BIGSOUND brought some huge voices out to The Valley on Wednesday night. Split between heavy hitting vocals and fleshed out bands, we were spoiled for choice; when you have the likes of Total Giovanni and The Belligerents rolling alongside buzz artists like Body/Type and Willaris.K, you know that the Australian band scene is heaving. We made sure […]

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Nominees unveiled for the 2017 NT Song of the Year; ceremony to take place in Darwin this July

June 22, 2017

There are many things to love about Darwin in July. The cooler weather of the dry season, the mango juice from the Mindil Markets (not to mention the paw paw concoctions at Parap Markets on the weekends, too), the general laid back attitude that is infectious when visiting…the list goes on. One of our favourite parts about […]

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The National Indigenous Music Awards is set to shine at the Darwin Amphitheatre this August

June 16, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards has unveiled its line up for its 2017 ceremony and for another year running, the Darwin event has shown itself to be one of Australian music’s shining lights on the annual calendar. At the Darwin Amphitheatre, the crowd celebrates the country’s Indigenous talent under stars, in a tropical vibe unlike any […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Apakatjah – In Between (2017 LP)

March 30, 2017

This is an album we have been waiting for eagerly for some time now. Since being introduced to Alice Springs duo Apakatjah up in Darwin last year, we have been captivated and endeared by their fiery talent and musicality that is only just being introduced to audiences outside the Top End. A successful introduction to the east […]

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Midnight Oil announce highly anticipated October & November Australian tour dates

February 16, 2017

It’s been a long morning already for Midnight Oil fans in Australia who’ve been keeping their attention trained to the band’s Facebook page, but finally, the wait is over. Through a conference broadcast online from Sydney, the iconic Aussie group broke the news that they would be back on tour around the world for the first […]

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Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

November 30, 2016

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad. NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at […]

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Single of the Day: Apakatjah “Waru” (2016)

September 14, 2016

If you followed our recent coverage of BIGSOUND or the NT Song of the Year awards this year, Apakatjah is a name that would have popped up a few times. The Alice Springs duo proved themselves to be a highlight discovery for us when we travelled to the Top End and again, in Brisbane last week. Fusing traditional […]

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Editor’s Wrap: Sose delivers her thoughts on BIGSOUND 2016

September 11, 2016

Oh, BIGSOUND. You’ve done it again. Returning to Brisbane for my second time at the conference/music festival in 2016, I approached the trip with a list of my own personal non-negotiable, must-see artists, some recommendations from friends and a steely determination to not burn out too hard on the first night. That steely determination lasted until […]

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40 Northern Territory artists have been revealed as finalists for the 2016 NT Song of the Year

June 14, 2016

Over the last few weeks, judges from around the country have been listening through the epic number of entries submitted for this year’s NT Song of the Year. A record 450 songs from artists right throughout the Northern Territory had been submitted from genres right across the board and today, the finalists have been announced. […]

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This year’s Wide Open Space Festival adds another 20 acts to the 2016 bill!

March 30, 2016

The Wide Open Space Festival is getting ready to turn all the way up this year, with today’s third and final music announcement! An extra 20 artists have been added to the bill, rounding out the final performer count to 63. International, local and interstate music acts will be hitting desert for Wide Open Space this […]

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