12 up-and-coming artists from Australia and around the world we think you will love

November 21, 2018

With streaming services and so many great artists going round it’s easier than ever to find new music. However, the endless options make this process overwhelming and often disheartening. We have picked out 12 great artists who we think might just be your next favourite artists! Fripps and Fripps Back in 2014 I watched a […]

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Live Review: Ceres deliver a legendary sold out show at The Howler, Melbourne

October 24, 2018

I am about 98.98% sure that we almost made Tom Lanyon cry. From the moment Ceres walked onto the stage for their Viv in the Front Seat tour and launched into their first song, the entire crowd was singing along to every word. The Howler was packed to the brim, there are definitive bruises forming […]

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Tropical Fuck Storm, Ceres, Baker Boy join The Smith Street Band’s inaugural Pool House Party

January 10, 2018

The Smith Street Band‘s recent invite for Melbourne-heads to join them at the Coburg Velodrome in March for their first ever Pool House Party has now been followed up with a stacked line up of Australian talent to get around! Joining the Smith Street Band for the March 17th event will be Tropical Fuck Storm, Gareth Liddiard‘s […]

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9 gigs you can’t miss this December in Australia

December 1, 2017

2017 is in the homestretch as we count down the days until the new year. But don’t despair! We’ve picked plenty of gigs to keep you partying throughout the Christmas period. PAUL McCARTNEY The man who needs no introduction. He’s a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with 21 Grammys under his belt, […]

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Album Review: Ceres – Stretch Ur Skin (2017 EP)

June 8, 2017

What can I say about Ceres that hasn’t already been said – often by me? Ceres is my favourite Australian band, hands down. Their first album, I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here, is one of my favourite albums of all time. Their second album, Drag It Down On You, is a melodious, cathartic, […]

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Live Review: The Smith Street Band + Joyce Manor + Ceres + Allison Weiss – Odeon Theatre, Hobart (25.05.17)

May 27, 2017

In the dark corners of Hobart, surrounded by many a fast food restaurant or club, sits the Odeon Theatre, the premiere setting for the majority of all age concerts to grace Tasmania’s capital. In the wake of their new release, More Afraid Of You Than You Are Of Me, The Smith Street Band make their […]

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The Smith Street Band hitting the road for huge national tour this May & June

March 3, 2017

The Smith Street Band have levelled up for their next Australian tour, set to hit some of their biggest venues yet this May and June. The band’s forthcoming fourth album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me, mirrors the boldness of the tour – possibly the band’s most ambitious record to date, the new album […]

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CERES announce “91′ Your House” tour dates for February & March

January 24, 2017

Hands up if your heart got broken then put back together at any of CERES‘ shows towards the end of 2016? Ours most certainly did. The emotional and cathartic rollercoaster that has become their album Drag It Down On You manifested itself into a beast live and this week, we were incredibly excited to see that it’s […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 17, 2017

You may have been keeping up with our recent ‘Best of 2016’ series over the last week and as we get stuck into a year of new music, we take a final look back at the songs that made our year. Throwing voting open to our contributors, we’ve compiled 40 of the best songs that […]

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The 40 Best Australian Albums of 2016: From Outlier to Reclaim Australia

January 16, 2017

Last week we delivered our Top 40 Albums of 2016, as voted by our contributors – some huge albums from chart dominating artists entered in, as did some breakthrough records from bands on the homefront we were still getting to know. We go another level deeper and look at the Top Australian releases as part […]

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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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Review: CERES don’t drag it down, but uplift as they bring second album through Adelaide for afternoon show

November 8, 2016

If you’ve hung around me and talked new music in any capacity since September, chances are, I’ve chewed your ear off with CERES talk. Their sophomore album Drag It Down On You fast became a favourite of mine – channelling angst, heartbreak and grief all into 42 minutes of music, the Melbourne group landed well in my […]

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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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NYE On the Hill reveals The Preatures, CERES, L-FRESH The Lion & more for 2016 festival

October 19, 2016

The complete line up for NYE On The Hill has arrived and, with the announcement that there are less than 500 tickets on offer, you’d best make up your minds quick as to where you’re going to be ringing in 2017 (hint: this is a bloody good way of doing it). Headlined by The Preatures, the third NYE […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of June 2016

October 6, 2016

Picking up where we left off recently, our ICYMI series takes a look at the month of June and our favourite music videos released during the month; heading into the second half of 2016, we had the likes of The Delta Riggs, Cane Hill, Allan Smithy, Alex Lahey and Vera Blue all come through with some impressive visuals, while the likes of The Strokes and FEUDS […]

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Ceres chat Drag It Down On You, the return of guitar music & hitting Crowbar for BIGSOUND

September 15, 2016

When Ceres hit BIGSOUND last week, their new album Drag It Down On You hadn’t been out a full week yet. Still, when we saw them at Crowbar on the Tuesday night and then again at The Zoo on Thursday, the way people were singing the lyrics of the new material back at the band, you’d be mistaken for thinking the […]

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The Top 10 On Ground at BIGSOUND 2016!

September 12, 2016

Now that the BIGSOUND dust has settled and the industry has returned to some sense of normal; our on-ground team have been going back through notes jotted down on phones, ‘Definitely check out…’ style messages sent back and forth, in determining the selection of bands who stood out as strong winners across the board. With many of these […]

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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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Festival Review: BIGSOUND 2016 (07.09.16 & 08.09.16)

September 11, 2016

For one magical week of the year, Fortitude Valley transforms to a musical haven; a subtropical playground bathed in the auditory ambrosia that is BIGSOUND. Christmas for the music industry has just passed, and what a week BIGSOUND 2016 has been. Dissection, examination and support of the Australian music community sustained the BIGSOUND conference during the […]

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BIGSOUND 2016 in Photos: Off Stage & Behind the Scenes with Artists to Watch

September 10, 2016

With BIGSOUND serving up a live music lineup that no doubt brought solid highlights across all genres this past week, we were lucky to spend some time with some of the artists who performed some bloody amazing shows over the course of the event. Photos by Zakarij Kaczmarek. SAMPA THE GREAT An artist who came to BIGSOUND with a lot of […]

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Album Review: Ceres – Drag It Down On You (2016 LP)

September 2, 2016

Christ, there have been some absolutely stellar Australian album releases this year that have captured the full spectrum of emotion, threaded catchy-as-fuck guitar riffs and percussion throughout, and presented it in a rocking format to hungry music fans. Like Horror My Friend, Slowly Slowly and Pretty City before them this year, Ceres have produced a 2016 album that has done […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND: Ceres (Melbourne) on premiering new material for fans & chilli dogs in the Valley

August 30, 2016

Easily one of our most anticipated Australian album releases is Ceres‘ new record, Drag It Down On You. Set to drop this Friday, the album is going to be fleshed out on a tour post-BIGSOUND but in the meantime, the Melbourne band are looking to be bringing some sweet tastes of album number two to their official […]

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Ceres announce October & November Drag It Down On You album tour!

August 24, 2016

With the release of their new album Drag It Down On You getting ever closer (mark September 2nd down, guys), Ceres have continued to whet fans’ appetites with the announcement of a brand new tour in support of their new music! October and November will see the boys on the road around the joint with album #2 and after initial […]

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The Preatures, Pierce Brothers and more for NYE on the Hill in Gippsland!

August 10, 2016

The NYE on the Hill crew have delivered once more for their 2016 event, positioning The Preatures and the Pierce Brothers at the top of their line up announcement, unveiled today. Known for celebrating emerging and some of our favourite established touring bands, the festival has curated a diverse line up rich in talent another year running. The three day, two night […]

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Music Video of the Day: Ceres “Happy In Your Head” (2016)

June 22, 2016

One of Melbourne’s best bands doing their thing at the moment, no question, is Ceres. Since 2012, the quartet have become favourites with crowds and industry alike, coming up in the same waves of bands like Luca Brasi and The Smith Street Band, to great success. Their sophomore album, Drag It Down On You, is set to showcase even more […]

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