Childish Gambino

Lollapalooza Best of Day Two: Tame Impala vs Childish Gambino and AJR owns the late night

August 3, 2019

Music festivals can put their attendees in tough spots. Lollapalooza is known for doing this every year. With over 100,000 fans in attendance, festival organizers have to devise plans to scatter the crowd and they do this by booking the biggest names of the festival against each other. Saturday brought two of the hardest decisions […]

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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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Live Review: Childish Gambino nourished our spirits – Splendour In The Grass, Day Two (20.07.19)

July 21, 2019

After the high spirit opening day of Splendour In The Grass’, its second had a lot to live up to. Of course, this was no problem with a line-up that would be the envy of most other festivals in Australia. While a minority of the crowd skulked through the gates, looking a bit rougher around […]

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Photo Gallery: Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay, Day 2 (20.07.19)

July 21, 2019

The second day of Splendour in the Grass is underway with another glorious day and plenty of music to keep everyone entertained. Check out this gallery of Wolf Alice, Dean Lewis, Catfish and the Bottlemen and much, much more. John Goodridge was on the ground to bring these images.

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Five things we’re most looking forward to at Lollapooloza 2019

July 10, 2019

The history of Lollapalooza is one of the richest of all of the North American festivals. Beginning as a traveling festival in 1991 featuring Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T, and of course Jane’s Addiction and manifesting to what it is now an annual festival in Chicago as well as other off branches all over the world. […]

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Bonnaroo Day One & Two: Gambino shines while emerging acts take center stage

June 16, 2019

Something was very different about Bonnaroo 2019 as opposed to other years. Visible clouds were following festival goers around the concert grounds and campsites. These mists, usually are expected to be smoke billowing from people partaking in certain festival extracurriculars, but no, that was not the case this year. With temperatures dropping just shy of […]

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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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Album Review: On I am > I was (2018 LP), 21 Savage emerges victorious despite all odds

January 7, 2019

21 Savage has, for the past few years, stood as a divisive character in modern hip hop. Though, regardless of countless criticisms he has definitely become an established figure on the scene – becoming one of the most commercially successful and well known members of the early soundcloud-rap renaissance of 2016. As a result, following […]

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5 of our favourite pre-“This is America” Childish Gambino videos

June 26, 2018

Only days after claims of plagiarism emerged focusing on Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” and Jase Harley‘s “American Pharoah”, Donald Glover and his team have once again proven that they keep things pushing, with the announcement of a run of massive shows that will take the rapper right through the UK and Europe, as well as Australia. Already […]

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Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson talks working with Kendrick Lamar and the next Childish Gambino record

April 27, 2018

This week, I had the chance to catch up with Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson while he was in his LA based studio, working on a new Childish Gambino record. We spoke about working with Childish, as well as Kendrick Lamar, who curated Black Panther: The Album and performed a number of tracks for its […]

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Five Albums You Must Listen to This Week (#005)

April 12, 2017

Ahead of the long weekend, we take a look at some wide ranging albums; from Arctic Monkeys‘ seminal 2006 debut through to Loyle Carner‘s impressive 2017 breakthrough. Throwback to 1995 with one of Sydney’s best underrated groups and come back into the now with Childish Gambino‘s incredible switch up release – five albums our crew recommends you need in […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 12, 2017

Top 20’s are always hard to pull together. As we saw with the first part of our Best Albums of 2016 countdown, the list was looking to be a varied one, with records from bands including Descendents, The Hotelier, Julia Jacklin and NO ZU all making the cut. As we look to the Top 20 records (as voted by our […]

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On and off stage at the Falls Festival: A look at our time behind the scenes at Lorne

January 10, 2017

We had a ball returning to the lush forest up at Lorne for the Falls Festival over New Year’s! Now that the dust has settled for another year, we’re looking back on our time on the Victorian coast with some of the artists who made our festival both on and off stage. Photos by Briana Davis. [print_gllr id=31590] […]

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Tkay Maidza joins Flume, The Avalanches and more on 2017 Governors Ball line up in New York

January 4, 2017

Well, damn. Talk about a 24 hours for festival line ups. First we had Coachella break in their 2017 lineup and now, New York’s Governors Ball has done the same thing with unveiling their round of artists set to hit Randall’s Island Park in June. Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix and Childish Gambino lead the top billing spots for the June […]

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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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Childish Gambino pulls out of Falls Downtown in Fremantle to attend Golden Globes

December 23, 2016

Sad news for Childish Gambino fans out on the West Coast, with the Atlanta superstar having to pull out of Falls Downtown in Fremantle next month. Unfortunately (but at the same time, excitingly) for Donald Glover, the 2017 Golden Globes have come a-calling and with his hit FX show Atlanta reaping in a couple of nominations, the show’s star, writer and show […]

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Heading to the Falls Festival? Lock these artists down on your list of must-sees.

December 23, 2016

The Falls Music and Arts Festival remains one of our favourites on the summer calendar; whether you’re headed for the forest surrounds of the long-running Lorne event, the envious lush getaway vibes Marion Bay offers, the newer stomping grounds at Byron Bay or, in 2017, downtown Fremantle, Falls offers punters a festival experience unlike many […]

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Single of the Day: Childish Gambino “Redbone” (2016)

November 21, 2016

December 2nd is getting closer and closer, which means that the new Childish Gambino album Awaken, My Love! is also soon to be upon us. We’ve already been hit with a taste of what to expect courtesy of “Me and Your Mama” and it’s exciting; Donald Glover’s intelligence as an artist and as a writer has taken […]

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Album News Weekly: 17th November 2016

November 18, 2016

This week in album news, heavy-weights The xx and Childish Gamino make waves with surprise album announcements, plus we meet the artist introducing us to his world of funky sub-Saharan soul music… YON YONSON Relative experience, cynicism and housing affordability: these are the topics touched on amidst bubbling electronic beats in Yon Yonson’s latest release “Berlin”, the first […]

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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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Childish Gambino heading back to Australia for the Falls Festival over New Year’s!

August 4, 2016

“Down Under, surfin’ on the Gold Coast. I’m looking for the truth in a blunt, and I ain’t got a home, let’s stunt…”, rhymed Childish Gambino on his 2014 tune “Retro [Rough]”. Since his appearance on the Big Day Out tour of 2013, the artist also known as Donald Glover has enjoyed a strong fan base out in Australia […]

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Festival Review: Listen Out – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (04.10.15)

October 5, 2015

Listen Out has come back doing the rounds, the lineup having some fan favourites as well as the Red Bull Music Academy stage coming back to bring young talent. This year the festival was simplified to two stages; this idea of festivals becoming smaller and more manageable continues to prove popular amongst music fans. It […]

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