Ball Park Music

Playlist: Revisiting the Best Songs of 2011

August 26, 2020

As we continue to reflect back on the last decade of music, join us as we revisit 2011. We’ve taken the songs from our top 40 tracks of 2011 poll – as voted for by our contributors almost a decade ago – and curated a ripper playlist on Spotify. Gotye and Kimbra topped the list […]

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The Sound: Giving Australian music the promotion it deserves

August 16, 2020

2020 has proven to be an arduous year for the music and entertainment industries. With ongoing coronavirus restrictions putting live music on hold, artists and venue owners alike have been left in a precarious position. Several glimmers of hope for the industry have emerged however – one of these being the ABC’s latest music program […]

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Melbourne: The Drive-In announces Lime Cordiale, Baker Boy, Winston Surfshirt & more for first weeks of shows

June 16, 2020

Our entertainment industry has been one of the hardest hit by social distancing practices, but with restrictions loosening, it’s time to bounce back. Many of our favourite artists have responded with innovation: live-streaming their performances, actively engaging with their fans on Instagram, and even hosting online parties. However, nothing beats going to a gig, feeling […]

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Celebrate the Brisbane music scene at High Rotation, now exhibiting at the Museum of Brisbane

September 22, 2019

Recently opening at the Museum of Brisbane, High Rotation celebrates three decades of local music, from Keith Urban to Violent Soho, Sheppard to Powderfinger, and The Veronicas to WAAX. A celebration of Brisbane artists thirty years in the making, visitors will be able to explore a vast catalogue of film clips, photographs, instruments, and ephemera, […]

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Live Review: Spin Off Festival – Adelaide Showgrounds (19.07.19)

July 22, 2019

Adelaide played host to the Spin Off Festival, the annual mini-Splendour event which featured headliner Childish Gambino, alongside an impressive lineup of international and local acts. The one-day festival took place at the Adelaide Showgrounds on what turned out to be a sunny Friday for Adelaide in winter. The event tried a new set-up this […]

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Interview: Sam Cromack of Ball Park Music (AUS) talks Spin Off Festival, Good Mood and a decade as a band.

April 29, 2019

Brisbane band Ball Park Music dropped their fifth studio album Good Mood last year, peaking at number five on the ARIA Australian Albums Charts. The band is back on the road and hitting up Spin Off Festival with the likes of Childish Gambino, Wolf Alice, Mallrat, Ocean Alley and more, for what should be an epic day in Adelaide. We got to catch […]

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Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival announces 2019 line-up.

April 12, 2019

Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival has fast become a favourite event for those of us who miss out on the chance to head to Splendour In the Grass. This year Five Four Entertainment, Secret Sounds and Triple J are once again bringing the cream of the SITG crop to the Adelaide Showgrounds for what will be […]

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Live Review: Ball Park Music, San Cisco and Ruby Fields deliver four hours of wonderful madness in Canberra

September 24, 2018

Everyone knows these days, “how Australian you are” comes down to how many Ball Park Music concerts you’ve seen. After five albums and a gazillion national tours it’s only fair that this Australian icon makes its way on to our $100 dollar note . Embodying everything we love about Australia and just being an all round […]

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Live Review: Ball Park Music and San Cisco deliver powerhouse performances in Melbourne with Ruby Fields

September 10, 2018

It’s not always that bands manage to get the ideal opener for a tour, but headliners San Cisco and Ball Park Music hit the winning ticket with Ruby Fields. The pocket rocket of a musician had it all for her sadly short opening set, with failed jokes, rocking guitars and her usual Aussie charm. Ruby’s […]

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Photo Gallery: Ball Park Music + San Cisco + Ruby Fields – Festival Hall, Melbourne (07.09.18)

September 10, 2018

Ball Park Music and San Cisco kicked off their two-month national tour in Melbourne on Friday night, accompanied by Ruby Fields. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings back these photos from the electrifying night at Festival Hall. To find out more about the tour, head HERE.

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2018 (So Far…)!

July 3, 2018

As we enter July, a stacked second half of 2018 awaits us when it comes to new music and if the first half was anything to go by, music fans are in for a good one. We’ve been poring over some of our favourite homegrown releases of the year so far, from Middle Kids‘ long awaited […]

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Interview: Catching up with Jen & Sam to chat Ball Park Music’s Good Mood

February 15, 2018

Ahead of the release of their fifth studio album, Sam Cromack and Jen Boyce of Ball Park Music joined us at Young Henrys in Sydney to chat about the process behind Good Mood and the lead up to its release (it’s out tomorrow!). “I really feel like this is one where everything we’ve learned has been channelled into one spot.” […]

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Groovin the Moo lands Paul Kelly, Royal Blood, Lady Leshurr & more for 2018 tour

January 30, 2018

As one of the only remaining Australian touring festivals still enjoying successes year in and year out, Groovin the Moo is an example of an event that knows its market, knows its formula for success, and knows how to execute it each year. With a line up that appeals to the younger, first-time festival demographic, as […]

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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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Live Review: Ball Park Music + The Jungle Giants – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo (11.02.17)

February 13, 2017

The great philosopher Carlos Santana and his colleague Rob Thomas were once quoted as saying, ‘Man it’s a hot one’. And while they were seven inches from the midday sun when they said it, this duo must have been in attendance at this Ball Park Music headlining show as part of the annual Twilight at […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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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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Matt & Alex commencing final days at triple j with five-date rave tour

November 22, 2016

Yesterday, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson announced that their time as hosts of triple j’s breakfast show would be coming to an end this December; for Dyson, the end of a 10 year-long career at the broadcaster. Okine of course, came on board in 2014 to replace former host Tom Ballard. For both, it’s been years of early mornings, memorable […]

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Live Review: Ball Park Music + The Creases + Gunns – Capitol, Perth (16.10.16)

October 19, 2016

The Every Night The Same Dream tour hit the chilly streets of Perth on Saturday night as Ball Park Music took to the sold out stage of Capitol, bringing with them fellow Brisbanites The Creases and homegrown locals Gunns. Touting plenty of material from their fourth album, there were plenty of former classics thrown into […]

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OZFEST announces first artist reveal, including Ball Park Music, Hockey Dad & more!

October 7, 2016

The Gold Coast’s resident pop-up festival OZFEST is back! We are so stoked for the lineup, which promises us a whale of a time, what with the promised annual beach party which is THE highlight of the summer. Delicious food, rocking tunes and refreshing beer. What else could you want in summer? Headline acts in […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Album Review: Ball Park Music – Every Night The Same Dream (2016 LP)

August 31, 2016

Ball Park Music have wooed audiences across the nation with their genre-defying versatility and clever lyrics, cementing themselves as a stalwart of the Australian alternative music scene. Their fourth studio album, Every Night The Same Dream, following on from Puddinghead, demonstrates a mature, moodier direction and does not disappoint. The shamelessly fun first track “Feelings”, […]

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London Grammar, The Avalanches, Violent Soho & more join Childish Gambino for the 2016 Falls Festival!

August 23, 2016

Following on from this morning’s announcement that London Grammar would be joining Childish Gambino on this year’s Falls Festival tour, the festival organisers have continued to make our Tuesday by following through with a stack of international and local names set to hit festival sites in Lorne, Byron and Marion Bay and of course for its first year, Fremantle, […]

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Sampa the Great, Elliphant, Hermitude and more join ScHoolboy Q on THIS THAT festival line up

August 2, 2016

Newcastle’s THIS THAT festival has today unveiled its official artist line up, naming the likes of Sampa The Great, Elliphant, Hermitude, SAFIA, Peking Duk and more to join the already announced ScHoolboy Q (in his only Australian festival gig for 2016). Taking place on the Newy Foreshore on November 5th this year, THIS THAT organisers have curated one killer line up that will […]

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A star-studded lineup pay beautiful, fitting tribute to Szymon on day two at Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2016

Saturday at Splendour in the Grass was a particularly special one for the Borzestowski family, as they (along with some friends) brought the late Szymon‘s acclaimed debut album, Tigersapp, to life as part of a moving tribute to the Newcastle producer and songwriter. The GW McLennan Tent had a strong crowd of supporters during the […]

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Ball Park Music announce extensive Australian tour dates with new album, Every Night The Same Dream

June 15, 2016

It’s a happy Wednesday for Ball Park Music fans – not only do they get details of the Brisbane favourites’ new album, but there’s a huge tour reveal also hitting them this afternoon too! First up, the new album. Entitled Every Night The Same Dream, fans have already gotten some pretty epic tastes of what Ball Park Music […]

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Yours & Owls come out swinging with one huge festival line up for October

June 14, 2016

Well, they promised it would be bigger. They promised it would be better. And in 2016 – the Yours & Owls crew have certainly delivered on the above in pulling together what is easily one of our favourite festival line ups we’ve seen yet. Some of the country’s best (not to mention some rad international […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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Sam Cromack (Brisbane) talks about his latest project My Own Pet Radio, hip thrusts and more!

October 23, 2015

Sam Cromack… that name sparks a familiarity in your brain right? And rightly so… the eccentric front-man of Brisbane indie wizards Ball Park Music is now gifting the world with solo material under the pseudonym My Own Pet Radio; a project that grants ample shoegazing access into the depths of Cromack’s mind. And let’s face it, if you’ve ever […]

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Live Review: Southbound Festival: Day 1 – Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton (04.01.13)

January 8, 2013

Another year, another Southbound Festival and despite predictions of the opposite, attendance was up on last year, with the vast majority of the attendees opting to camp on site for the weekends festivities. Though this years line-up may not have been at its most buzz-worthy, it was still a fine collection of acts over the […]

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