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Live Review: Seth Sentry + Birdz + Odd Sox – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (08.06.19)

June 10, 2019

If you had never been to a Seth Sentry show, you would probably be unprepared for the shenanigans, or at the very least you’d know his personality was inclined towards them through his music. Seth has been away from the touring circuit for awhile but, alongside the release of his recent single “Wrong One” seemingly […]

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Interview: Birdz talks Place of Dreams and the evolution of Aussie hip hop

May 26, 2019

Earlier this month rising Australian hip hop artist Birdz released his highly anticipated EP, Place of Dreams. Released on Bad Apples Music, the EP sees the NT-raised and Melbourne-based rapper explore some hard-hitting themes and personal experiences, and collaborating with some quality Australian vocalists along the way. Following the release of the EP, we caught up […]

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8 events not to miss at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

August 23, 2018

Tomorrow the 2018 instalment of the Melbourne Writers Festival will kick off. Naturally there are so many panels, conversations and workshops to choose from, so we’ve unpacked the assortment of irresistible and noteworthy guests taking part in this action packed program and come up with these hot tips on what not to miss! Sally Seltmann: Lovesome […]

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PNAU, Baker Boy, Alex Lahey among winners at the 2018 AIR Awards

July 26, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards took place in Adelaide overnight, with Australian industry gathering at the historic Queen’s Theatre in the city to celebrate independent music, labels and creatives who have accomplished massive things over the last year. Performances stunned, with the likes of Caiti Baker, Bad//Dreems, Stella Donnelly, Baker Boy and Alex The Astronaut doling out impressive numbers on stage, while Dylan […]

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Baker Boy, Kardajala Kirridarra, Jessica Mauboy amongst National Indigenous Music Award nominees

July 9, 2018

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed today, as well as the artists who are set to perform at the ceremony in Darwin on August 11th. Baker Boy (pictured), Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Kardajala Kirridarra are among the nominees, each having had absolute belters of 2018 thus far. Both Baker Boy and Kardajala Kirridarra are […]

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Interview: BIRDZ hints at massive new music roll out from the Bad Apples crew

July 4, 2018

Tomorrow night, Levi’s and Bad Apples will be hosting a highlight showcase at the Laundry Bar as part of this week’s CHANGES music industry summit, currently underway in Melbourne. Set to showcase the talents of BIRDZ, Mojo Juju, Philly, DRMNGNOW and Soju Gang, the Bad Apples event will also be demonstrating the strength behind the country’s most prolific Aboriginal record label. Ahead of the […]

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Philly, Birdz, Mojo Juju and more rep for Bad Apples Music at the CHANGES industry summit this July

May 31, 2018

The recently announced CHANGES Music Industry Summit in Melbourne this July, a platform encouraging those involved to look ahead and connect with the game-changers of the Australian music industry as of course, there are some very exciting switch ups ahead. It makes sense, of course, that Bad Apples Music would be involved in some way; hosting a roster of […]

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The Melbourne Museum gears up to host a special Music Cities Convention edition of Nocturnal

April 18, 2018

This year’s Music Cities Convention Melbourne is kicking off tomorrow and what better way to show visitors to the city why Melbourne is the live music capital of the world, than with a stomper line up of music being shown off at the Melbourne Museum? A special one off edition of Nocturnal will see Ecca Vandal and Birdz perform live, […]

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Alex Lahey, Jen Cloher & The Jungle Giants among multiple AIR Award nominees for 2018

April 17, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards returns to Adelaide this July for its second year in South Australia, coming to the Queen’s Theatre on July 26th. Along with the AIR Awards, the two-day Indie-Con Australia Conference also comes back to Adelaide, hosted by The Hindley on July 26th and 27th, welcoming industry folk from around the country to come […]

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BIRDZ and Omar Musa joining forces for the ‘Voodoo Laksa Tour’

January 29, 2018

Hip Hop powerhouses BIRDZ and Omar Musa have announced their joint “Voodoo Laksa” tour, hitting Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Darwin. Northern Territory raised rapper BIRDZ made waves with his debut album Train of Thought, which didn’t shy away from the political. BIRDZ is known for raw, honest lyrics, and none of his releases demonstrate this better […]

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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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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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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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Jen Cloher, BIRDZ & Gretta Ziller to perform at the Australian Music Prize Longlist Party in Melbourne

November 24, 2017

The 13th Australian Music Prize is edging into its home stretch of deliberations in locking down their final long list of Australian artists to be in the running for the $30,000 cash prize (courtesy of the PPCA) – announced in early 2018 – but in the meantime, the organisers of the prize have unveiled another event […]

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Festival Review: A Weekend in the Gardens overcomes torrential rain in delivering a night of prime Aussie hip hop

November 22, 2017

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens endured one hell of a beating on the weekend as it, along with the rest of the city, was battered by torrential rain and storms for most of Saturday afternoon. A Weekend in The Gardens, which had previously run the night before (headlined by Paul Kelly), was teetering on the fence of […]

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A Reminder: A Weekend in the Gardens offers up possibly the best way to spend your weekend in Melbourne

November 15, 2017

Starting on Friday, A Weekend in The Gardens is giving Melbourne music lovers three days of prime live music. From one of Australia’s greatest songwriters in Paul Kelly, to some of the country’s best hip hop artists and songwriting collectives, the three-day festival event is not like your usual branded series of shows. Playing to the likes […]

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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 Age Music Victoria Awards announce their 2017 After Party for November

September 21, 2017

Melbourne music fans, take heed. Returning for its 12th year this November, the Age Music Victoria Awards are hitting 170 Russell for their lauded after party, sure to impress. I mean, with the likes of Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Gold Class and Cable Ties on board, it can’t fail. Co-presented by RRR 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, the official after […]

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Sydney’s Rolling Stone Live Lodge continues to flesh out with expanded September & October program

August 14, 2017

The Rolling Stone Live Lodge returns to Sydney, taking up a new home at The Lansdowne Hotel this September and October; hosting a run of live shows, in conversation sessions and more, the line up of artists due to take to the stage is getting more and more enticing. Today’s artist announcement includes the addition of 360, Le […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Birdz ft. Serina Pech “This Side” (2017)

August 2, 2017

The Bad Apples team comes through again, this time with Birdz stepping up to the plate in releasing the visuals for his latest single, “This Side”. Linking up with Darwin singer Serina Pech, the rapper brings together clever rhymes with Pech’s undeniably smoky soul flavour in celebrating excellence over adversity. Filmed in and around Melbourne’s Northside, we see […]

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The Hills Are Alive announces Cloud Control, Amy Shark and more for 2017 festival

February 8, 2017

The hills are definitely going to be alive in South Gippsland in March. The 9th annual ‘Festival of Friends’ and the line-up for The Hills Are Alive is all killer, no filler. For three days, the farm comes alive with music, comedians, food, field games, and for the really committed, free camping. Featuring the likes of Cloud Control, Dope Lemon, Amy […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: BIRDZ “Hunger Voodoo” (2016)

November 17, 2016

If you thought “Black Lives Matter” was BIRDZ at his ferocious and gnarly best, then “Hunger Voodoo” is the second hit in a masterful one-two punch the Butchulla emcee has successfully landed in a short amount of time. With a solid groove in the beat, “Hunger Voodoo” is easy to lean back into and vibe with. Listen further […]

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Single of the Day: BIRDZ “Black Lives Matter” (2016)

September 30, 2016

BIRDZ is an artist who can’t be getting enough positive attention and praise right now’ off the back of an outstanding appearance at BIGSOUND earlier this month, the Bad Apples Music artist has been making waves throughout the hip hop community this year for forward thinking and earnest lyricism, not to mention a bold approach to bringing […]

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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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Editor’s Picks: Sose names her must see artists and bands of BIGSOUND 2016!

September 5, 2016

We’re days out from the official kick off for BIGSOUND 2016. Our schedules may be prepared. Our livers and grasp on a decent night’s sleep? Not so much. With so many artists spread across the Valley over Wednesday-Friday’s programming, it’s going to be nigh on impossible to see everyone but we’re going to give it a […]

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BIGSOUND unleashes excellent first artist announcement including Tigertown, Alex Lahey, Gideon Bensen & more

June 22, 2016

Here we go! The first round of artists set to perform at BIGSOUND this year has been officially released, giving us a taste of the high calibre of quality we can be expecting in September. We already expected the Brisbane music conference and showcase event to be coming out swinging, as it does every year, […]

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