Live Review: San Cisco + APES + Stella Donnelly-Village Green Hotel, Melbourne (10.06.2017)

June 13, 2017

San Cisco have captured Australian audiences with their quirky, bright hooks and unique bouncy sound. Their carefree energy and irresistible charm make them one hell of a fun band to see live, and their set on Saturday night at The Village Green Hotel in Mulgrave was no exception. The night began with Perth based artist […]

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Ben Dowd of Melbourne’s APES talks Stranger Than Strangers

May 18, 2017

APES are an enigmatic Melbourne band. They’re well-known across the Australian music community, however in their long career, they haven’t released a full-length album – only small tasters in an EP and single launches. But, finally, the day has come, and they are bringing their debut album, Stranger Than Strangers into the world. It reveals […]

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APES set to release debut album, Stranger Than Strangers, May 19th

April 10, 2017

Melbourne based four-piece APES have announced their highly-anticipated full-length debut album will be dropping May 19th on MGM Distribution, following up their 2013 Helluva EP. With four years in the making and a bunch of big names on board for mastering and mixing (Brian Lucey, Mark Rankin, Jackson Barclay, Malcolm Besley), Stranger Than Strangers is […]

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Music Video of the Day: APES “Filter” (2017)

March 10, 2017

Some our favourite Victorian lads, APES, have dropped the visuals for their single “Filter” – all about that #OnlineContent. The footage, shot entirely on an iPhone over the course of a band practice, the resulting video clip is very tongue in cheek while the song itself worms its way into your head. As Ben Dowd sings, “I don’t […]

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Apes hitting the road to preview debut album Stranger Than Strangers in March & April

February 27, 2017

Apes are going to be back on the road soon, but this time, they’re bringing me tasty snippets of their highly anticipated debut record, Stranger Than Strangers. The album, coming out this May, has a been a while in the coming for the Melbourne based band and it’s been one we’ve been so excited to get our […]

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Destrends discuss their new EP Lousy Lover & eccentric costume choices

February 24, 2017

Mallory sat down with Melbourne-based trio Destrends at this year’s St Kilda Fest to discuss their new EP Lousy Lover and eccentric costume choices.

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17 artists from Australia and around the world to watch in 2017

January 19, 2017

With a new year of music already well underway, we’re looking down the barrel of an exciting 12 months of international and Australian releases, that much is obvious. While 2016 introduced us to some of our now-favourite artists who really took off in their own way, we also twigged to some bands and solo musos […]

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Live Review: CERES + APES + Crusch – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (28.10.16)

October 31, 2016

When attending a sold out home town show you know you’re about to see some magic. The diehard fans singing along to every lyric, the swaying in unison, the smell of adoration and respect…. even if you’re not a punk rock fan, the atmosphere turns you into a punk rock fan. In support of their […]

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Single of the Day: APES “If You Want It” (2016)

October 17, 2016

Finally, finally, APES are back with some new music in “If You Want It”. Officially released today, the single earned its premiere on triple J recently and off the back of some impressive BIGSOUND appearances this year, the Ballarat boys have really come storming back onto our radars strong. After touring surrounding their debut EP Helluva wound down, APES went back into […]

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From Brisbane with Love: Larry Heath’s musical highlights from the best BIGSOUND ever

September 12, 2016

The few days we spend at BIGSOUND in Brisbane is best described as an annual escapade into a fine slice of the best in Australian music – a sample of what’s been round the traps recently, what’s returned after some time away and what’s coming next. Across the three nights of live music – two official […]

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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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Remi, Stonefield, A.B. Original and more to play the Rolling Stone Live Lodge in Melbourne

August 2, 2016

It’s back! Rolling Stone is bringing its Live Lodge to the Workers Club in Melbourne for another year, taking over the Brunswick/Gertrude Street venue for three weeks of incredible live music. Like previous Live Lodge events before it, this year’s series will feature not only special live gigs, but artist Q&A’s, DJ’s and their own bar, open seven […]

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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: November 27th – November 29th

November 26, 2015

Final weekend of November! Let’s do it and do it up right. Heading into the final weeks of the year, there are some sick live shows ticking off the final weekends of 2015 in style. We take a look at some local artists who are going to be putting on some cool shows down the […]

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Live Review: The Darkness + APES – HQ, Adelaide (06.11.15)

November 10, 2015

The Darkness last played Thebarton Theatre on their last Australian tour, so to see that they had downgraded slightly HQ wasn’t too much of a worry. If you’d seen them before, you’d known that they’re more than capable of putting on a brilliantly entertaining show regardless of the room. On a Friday night in Adelaide […]

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Photo Gallery: Band Of Skulls + Apes – The Hi-Fi, Sydney (20.06.14)

June 22, 2014

Band of Skulls returned to Sydney on Friday night, playing the Hi-Fi with Melbourne’s Apes for a night of great rock and roll. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the night:

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