Broods, Chet Faker and Earl Sweatshirt head up a stacked Yours and Owls 2023 line-up

June 22, 2023

Yours and Owls Festival have announced their 2023 line-up, and it’s an absolute banger! Setting up shop at the University of Wollongong – the festival’s home for the next three years – the Yours and Owls team are promising great vibes and exceptional entertainment. Welcoming back a wealth of international talent for the first time […]

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Review: Groovin’ the Moo transforms Canberra into a festival-goers’ dream

April 26, 2022

We love long weekends – particularly when they give us an opportunity to dance, eat well and sing along to Lime Cordiale’s ‘Inappropriate Behaviour’. Groovin’ the Moo (GTM) did just that in Canberra! This year, Groovin’ the Moo was held at the EPIC Showgrounds, a place we usually find graced by farmer’s markets, exhibitions and […]

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Interview: BROODS talk new album, worldwide tours, and sci-fi films

February 18, 2022

New Zealand indie-pop siblings BROODS, comprised of lead vocalist Georgia Nott and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott, are ready to give 2022 their all and then some. The Nelson duo are set to return with their highly-anticipated fourth album Space Island on Feb 18th, three long years after their last record Don’t Feed the Pop Monster. Their […]

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Factory Launches New Format For Summer Festival With Broods & Lime Cordiale

September 9, 2021

The emerging Factory Summer Festival has announced it will be held over four days rather than three weeks in 2021 with shows in Perth and Brisbane, including New Year’s Eve celebrations with Hermitude, Lime Cordiale and Broods among the headline acts. The Factory Summer Festival, previously known as Ice Cream Factory, had grown into a […]

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Interview: Jarryd James on P.M., New York City and sunburns

January 22, 2021

Jarryd James hit international recognition with his debut album Thirty One back in 2015. His lead single “Do You Remember” has been streamed over 111 million times since its January 2015 release and picked up Best Pop Release at that year’s ARIAs, alongside four other nominations for Jarryd. To say his debut was successful is […]

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Live Review: Splendour In The Grass 2019, Day One, North Byron Parklands, (19.07.19)

July 20, 2019

After selling over 40,000 tickets this year – a sell out, as always – Splendour in the Grass led up to headliners Tame Impala with a string of stunning performances by both international and Aussie acts. A testament to how strong the festival’s curation has gotten, those strictly in it for the love of live […]

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Photo Gallery: Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, Day 1 (19.07.19)

July 20, 2019

What a beautiful sunny day to start the three day Splendour in the Grass music festival in Byron Bay. With stellar performances from the likes of Tame Impala, Foals, Broods, and Wolfmother, there was something for everyone. John Goodridge was there to bring you these photos.  

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Why Vanfest sets the bar high for regional festivals

May 28, 2019

Vanfest has drawn to a close for another year, proving itself as one of the best regional festivals Australia has to offer. Taking place in Forbes, a five-hour drive west of Sydney, the festival is a hike to get to but well worth the effort. This year, the line-up included some of Australia’s finest talent […]

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Interview: BROODS (NZ) on their North American tour, family bands and VANFEST.

April 12, 2019

New Zealand brother and sister duo, BROODS, have been jumping from strength to strength since releasing “Bridges” in 2014. Since then, they’ve supported the tours of international superstars such as Taylor Swift, Haim, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith; collaborated with the likes of Lorde and Tove Lo; and have won numerous ARIA and NZMA awards. This year, their single, […]

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Live Review: Thunderstorm doesn’t dampen Taylor Swift’s triumphant return to Sydney

November 3, 2018

Pop powerhouse Taylor Swift is on her second visit to our fair country having graced our shores as part of her 1989 World Tour three years ago, flaunting a larger than life stadium show that somehow entertains and inspires without completely losing those moments of intimacy and connection Swift fans treasure. Swift wisely showcases a […]

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Tash Sultana, Middle Kids, Alison Wonderland to join Jay Z & The Killers at Austin City Limits 2017

May 5, 2017

Only hours ago, Jay Z was squeezed onto the Austin City Limits festival line up ahead of the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Killers and sis-in-law Solange – an exciting return from the New York King who is currently popping up on a few huge stages throughout the year. Of course, ACL is a huge drawcard for […]

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Review: The Falls Music & Arts Festival stands strong amid a jam-packed Australian festival season

January 3, 2017

There was something different about the Falls Music & Arts Festival in 2016. Even now, a few days on from New Year’s Eve, I can’t put my finger on it. Following the Victorian event’s temporary relocation to Mt. Duneed Estate last year, we returned to the hallowed and lush surrounds of the Great Otway National Park in Lorne and […]

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From Alison Wonderland to ZHU: Nine Field Day artists you can’t miss this New Year’s Day

December 29, 2016

Since 2002, Field Day has helped the over 18’s crowd in Sydney celebrate the New Year with some of the biggest (and most eclectic) names in party music. This year is no different, with a fantastic line-up of musical artists that will make the first day of 2017 one you won’t forget. January 1st will host […]

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Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino both set for Field Day in Sydney!

August 30, 2016

Field Day is a must for many music fans keen to keep the New Year’s party going well into January 1st and for their 2017 event, the Sydney festival organisers have confirmed both Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino to appear. For fans of both artists, being able to catch them on the same line up, especially at a […]

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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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Caleb & Georgia Nott on Broods’ recent success in the US, touring Conscious with Jarryd James!

August 18, 2016

Georgia and Caleb Nott have made it a long way from home playing in front of five people in their local New Zealand pub. On this night, Broods was in the second week of their U.S. headlining tour and playing a sold out show in Omaha, Nebraska. The fact that this brother-sister band just formed three […]

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Live Review: Broods + Jarryd James – The Waiting Room, Nebraska (10.08.16)

August 12, 2016

Thousands of miles from home on a hot August night in the middle of the United States, Broods and Jarryd James had a night they won’t soon forget. Three hours before the show and right after Broods’ soundcheck, a thunderstorm hit the downtown Omaha, Nebraska area and wiped out the power of three city blocks. Unfortunately, […]

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Album News Weekly: 24th June 2016

June 24, 2016

In this issue:  A range of genres and newcomers this week! Update the library and discover some new tunes. CONNOR YOUNGBLOOD Dallas born artist Connor Youngblood has released his EP The Generation Of Lift, available today! BROODS  New Zealand electronica duo, Broods have released their second record Conscious, available for grabs today! LISA PRANK Lisa Prank has released her […]

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Broods returning to Australia for July east coast tour!

April 20, 2016

Broods will be bringing their electrifying live show back to Australian shores this July along with their new album Conscious! The east coast tour will have the Nott siblings hit up venues in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, supported by Vera Blue and Xavier Dunn. Both support artists are generating their own hype, so this makes for a hectic triple […]

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Festival Review: Auckland City Limits – Western Springs (19.03.16)

March 23, 2016

After a worrying spat of cancelled festivals – Soulfest, Echo Fest and Westfest – it would have been understandable for the majority to approach the inaugural Auckland City Limits with caution. The reputation of Austin City Limits, one of the biggest and most loved music festivals in the history of music festivals, may have been […]

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Kendrick Lamar closes the inaugural Auckland City Limits while homegrown acts steal the show

March 19, 2016

Kendrick Lamar is without a doubt one of the most bankable artists in the world right now, so it was only right that Live Nation, C3 Presents, and locals CRS Presents lock in the Compton emcee for a headline slot at the inaugural Auckland City Limits. Taking the Spark One stage right after co-headliners The […]

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Gang of Youths, Jarryd James & more added to first ever Auckland City Limits Festival!

January 14, 2016

New Zealand is about to get their first taste of a festival like no other! Auckland City Limit hits Western Springs Stadium in March with Kendrick Lamar and The National topping the bill, while some sick additions in Sydney’s Gang of Youths and Melbourne’s Jarryd James among the latest additions to the whopping lineup! With the […]

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Festival Review: Wonderland – Langley Park, Perth (18.12.15)

December 22, 2015

Perth’s most nomadic festival returned to the city foreshore for the 2015 instalment over the weekend, bringing back previous innovations of the Teepee Village, that super casual boutique vibe and of course some killer artists. Though the weather felt like it was going to be a torturously windy day, the parameters of the festival seemed […]

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CMW Live Review: Broods + Meg Myers – The Drake Underground, Toronto (07.05.14)

May 16, 2014

Following on from my overview of Toronto’s CMW for 2014, it’s time to get to the music. We start with one of the bigger shows of the week… New Zealand’s Broods headlining a night at the Drake Underground. Supporting Broods on the night was Tennessee singer/songwriter Meg Myers, on the road promoting her new EP […]

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