Tom Ogden of Blossoms (UK) on touring with Two Door Cinema Club, Glastonbury, Asian success and playing Wembley Stadium with The Stone Roses

May 25, 2017

Across two continents, over the last two months, I’ve caught up with Tom Ogden, lead singer of UK rising superstars Blossoms. We first sat down at Coachella, where they played an early set, and spoke again while they were touring Europe in their own headline shows, fresh from touring the USA with ¬†Two Door Cinema […]

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Backstage Polaroids: Meet The Bands of Coachella 2017

April 26, 2017

We spent the weekend backstage at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in California, and while there, Jaime Lewis grabbed some Polaroids of a tonne of our favourite artists backstage. Take a look through the photos below – from the legendary Lee Fields, to Local Natives, Tennis and up-and-coming artist Bishop Briggs – and many more… […]

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Aussie artist Julia Jacklin and Blossoms added to Glastonbury line-up

April 10, 2017

In news you might have missed earlier this month, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis added two names to the 2017 lineup just 24 hours after the primary line-up was revealed, which featured everyone from Radiohead and the Foo Fighters to Martha Wainwright and The National. One of those names was Australia’s own Julia Jacklin, who Eavis […]

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Music Video of the Day: Blossoms “Honey Sweet” (2017)

February 3, 2017

British dream-electropop group¬†Blossoms are only on the way up – after their eponymous debut album spent two weeks at UK number one last year, they’ve received nominations for¬†both ‚ÄėBest Breakthrough Act‚Äô at the BRIT Awards and ‚ÄėBest New Act‚Äô at the VO5 NME Awards this year. Yeah. These guys are more than alright. To add […]

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Live Review: Jake Bugg + Blossoms – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (27.07.16)

July 31, 2016

Late July for non-Splendour goers means just one thing- side shows, one of which being UK double-header Jake Bugg and Blossoms at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre. Blossoms took to the stage with authority and, despite the still filling room and seated crowd (a side effect of Melbourne’s severe lack of mid-sized venues), were impressive from their […]

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Live Review: Jake Bugg + Blossoms – State Theatre, Sydney (26.07.16)

July 28, 2016

The weather is a little chilly and blustery, winter is still lingering but Splendour In The Grass season always brings with it a bounty of warm sideshows.¬†Tonight‚Äôs¬†British bout would feature young whipper snappers Blossoms opening for the eternally young looking Jake Bugg. The State Theatre was an intriguing but adequate choice of venue for the […]

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Festival Review: Splendour in the Grass – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (22.07.16 – 24.07.16)

July 27, 2016

Splendour in the Grass has existed as a must-attend festival in the minds of almost every Australian music fan since its inception in 2001. Widely regarded as one of the music events on the Australian calendar, the Byron Bay festival has seen some of the world‚Äôs best tread its stages and offer up live music […]

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Editor’s Picks: The Best of Splendour in the Grass 2016!

July 25, 2016

For another year, Splendour in the Grass has succeeded in pulling off one memorable live music event out in Byron Bay. Providing a line up of artists representing some of the best touring musicians Australia has at the minute, not to mention some incredible international visitors, Splendour was more than just a playground for triple […]

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16 fresh tunes by Splendour in the Grass artists you must listen to ahead of the weekend!

July 20, 2016

The¬†Splendour in the Grass party kicks off tomorrow – if you’re staying in Brisbane for the party at The Triffid¬†or¬†if you’re getting to Byron in time for the huge official shindig at The Northern, there’s going to be a solid chance you’re going to enter the actual festival already on a high. For the rest […]

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10 Splendour in the Grass artists not to be missed…other than the headliners!

July 12, 2016

Splendour in the Grass is mere¬†weeks away and the buzz is certainly building for what is going to be one of the biggest years in the festival’s recent history. With the likes of¬†The Strokes,¬†At The Drive-In,¬†Sigur R√≥s¬†and¬†The Cure¬†set to perform some surefire phenomenal sets (three hours¬†of The Cure!), the names further down on the festival […]

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Blossoms (UK) chat global touring & more ahead of Splendour in the Grass

June 1, 2016

Next month, UK act Blossoms will be making their debut Australian appearances at Splendour in the Grass and then in Melbourne and Sydney alongside Jake Bugg. Their brand of pop-rock has seen them already smash out festival sets at the likes of Reading and Leeds and T in the Park, not to mention at a […]

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7 International Artists to Watch at The Great Escape

May 19, 2016

Thursday sees The Great Escape kick off its first day and night of music programming and already, downtown Brighton is crawling with musicians and industry members from around the globe, ready to find their new favourite artists. Ahead of the action, we’ve been checking some of the international showcasing artists out and bring you a […]

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James Blake, At The Drive-In, Jake Bugg & more announce Splendour sideshows!

April 21, 2016

Splendour in the Grass fans who missed out on tickets yesterday (gathering that was many of you…) now have a second chance to grab tickets to see their favourite Byron Bay bound festival acts, with the first round of official sideshows being announced! The likes of¬†James Blake,¬†At The Drive-In,¬†Jack Garratt and¬†Jake Bugg join the list […]

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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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BBC Sound of 2016 longlist revealed – listen to the nominees

November 30, 2015

It’s not just the Mercury Prize that the music industry pays close attention to when it comes to awards from BBC. The BBC Sound of has an excellent track record of showcasing the artists who will be absolutely killing it in the following year. Previously, the awards have been a platform for the likes of […]

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