Dan Sultan

Midnight Oil

Track of the Day: Midnight Oil “Gadigal Land” (2020)

August 11, 2020

Midnight Oil are back with their first new song in close to twenty years. “Gadigal Land” sees the veteran rockers team up with vocalists Kaleena Briggs, Bunna Lawrie, Dan Sultan and Gadigal poet Joel Davison. The fiery slice of rock is part of The Makarrata Project, a themed mini-album of collaborations with Indigenous artists, which […]

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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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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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The Jezabels and Dan Sultan kick off Twilight at Taronga program for 2018

February 5, 2018

It has to be one of the best live venues in Australia – a stage in the heart of Taronga Zoo, best accessed by ferry, with a virtually unimpeded view of the harbour behind it. But it never hangs around for long. Thankfully, however, the 2018 Twilight at Taronga concert series returned on Friday night, […]

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The 2018 St. Kilda Festival is a great example of a free live music event done right

January 9, 2018

It’s the country’s largest free music festival event so it’s safe to say that when the crew behind the St. Kilda Festival get together to nut out a line up that consistently reflects talented Australian musicians, a sense of summer fun and entertainment that will draw the numbers out in force, they mean business. Which is […]

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Amy Shark, Gang of Youths amongst major winners at the National Live Music Awards

December 8, 2017

Eight events took place simultaneously around the country last night, celebrating the contributions to live music by some of our best established and emerging acts, with the National Live Music Awards taking place from another year. With the ticketed gala event happening at The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, the Melbourne event of the NLMAs saw […]

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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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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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A.B. Original & Troy Cassar-Daley win big at the 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards

August 12, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards wrapped up in Darwin tonight with a record breaking attendance crowding in at the Darwin Amphitheatre to celebrate the wide range of talents across not only our country’s communities, but musically as well. Perhaps unsurprisingly, A.B. Original continued their winning streak, coming up with Song of the Year and Film Clip of […]

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The Inland Sea of Sound Festival is headed to Mount Panorama this November

August 7, 2017

A new music festival is bringing some of the country’s best loved artists to the central west of NSW this November – welcome Inland Sea of Sound. Heading to Mount Bathurst, the festival offers its attendees a camping experience in a great location, while being able to sample local produce and take in two days’ worth […]

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A.B Original triumph, Tina Arena surprises and Sigur Rós transcend for Splendour in the Grass Day Three

July 24, 2017

Saving the best for last – even after that Powderfinger reunion – Splendour 2017 closed out with what very well may be its single best day in years. The quality on offer from start to finish was undeniable, upheld by both locals and internationals who were clearly set on not letting Bernard Fanning own the […]

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The National Indigenous Music Awards is set to shine at the Darwin Amphitheatre this August

June 16, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards has unveiled its line up for its 2017 ceremony and for another year running, the Darwin event has shown itself to be one of Australian music’s shining lights on the annual calendar. At the Darwin Amphitheatre, the crowd celebrates the country’s Indigenous talent under stars, in a tropical vibe unlike any […]

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Live Review: Dan Sultan – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne (12.05.17)

May 15, 2017

“Welcome to the show that’s not really a show,” laughs Dan Sultan as he casually walks on to the stage and takes a seat at his piano. “This is me just kinda playing songs, so yeah, no refunds,” he jokes. The Memo Music Hall in St Kilda is filled with people eagerly waiting to hear […]

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D.D Dumbo & Flume win big at APRA Awards in Sydney overnight

April 3, 2017

The 2017 APRA Music Awards hit Sydney’s  Convention Centre Grand Ballroom overnight to celebrate the songwriting achievements of some of our best artists and for D.D Dumbo and Flume in particular, the night proved to be extra special. With his acclaimed single “Satan”, D.D Dumbo was awarded the APRA Song of the Year gong. A choice cut from his 2016 […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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Midnight Oil announce highly anticipated October & November Australian tour dates

February 16, 2017

It’s been a long morning already for Midnight Oil fans in Australia who’ve been keeping their attention trained to the band’s Facebook page, but finally, the wait is over. Through a conference broadcast online from Sydney, the iconic Aussie group broke the news that they would be back on tour around the world for the first […]

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Flume and A.B. Original lead the APRA’s Song of The Year Top 20 list

January 19, 2017

APRA AMCOS have released their shortlist for the 2017 APRA Song of the Year, with 20 Aussie songwriters making it to the final round, as voted by APRA AMCOS songwriter and publisher members. Newcomers Amy Shark, Julia Jacklin, Tash Sultana and D.D Dumbo enter the shortlist for the first time, while A.B. Original and Flume lead the Top 20 charge with two nominated songs featuring […]

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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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2016 AU Awards : A look at the “Male Artist of the Year” nominees

December 12, 2016

This Friday, we announce the winners of the third annual AU Awards – a celebration of what has been a rich and diverse year of Australian music, delivered both on stage and in studio on record. Ahead of the ultimate reveal, we’re taking a look at some of the categories and those up for awards, […]

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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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Album Review: A.B ORIGINAL – Reclaim Australia (2016 LP)

November 22, 2016

Back in September, I sat opposite Briggs and Trials in Brisbane as they told me about Reclaim Australia, the debut album by their collaborative project A.B Original, and how it stood to shake up not only the Australian music industry, but our social community as a whole. Generally, you learn to take such grandiose claims […]

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Music Video of the Day: Dan Sultan “Magnetic” (2016)

October 6, 2016

Dan Sultan has recently shared his new music video for “Magnetic” – definitely striking, definitely memorable. Created by Dropbear, the video took two months to complete, utilising over 60 individual 3D prints and 2,7000 images of Dan. The final result is a brilliant piece of animation to accompany the single, which has definitely struck out as a […]

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Music Video of the Day: A.B Original Feat. Dan Sultan “January 26”

September 8, 2016

Like an audible fist in the face, Indigenous Australian emcees Briggs and Trials, collectively A.B Original, are back to shake you awake with a powerful song and clip directed at one of Australia’s most contentious issues. With the video revealed at a recent BIGSOUND keynote, “January 26” is a bouncy, funk-inspired track that moves away […]

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Dan Sultan, A.B. ORIGINAL, Emma Donovan and more nominated for National Indigenous Music Awards!

July 14, 2016

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed this morning, along with the full list of performers confirmed for the ceremony’s live music program. Artist of the Year nominees at this year’s NIMAs are Emma Donovan, Dan Sultan and Gurrumul Yunupingu, while up for Album of the Year are Gawurra with Ratja Yaliyali, Gurrumul with The Gospel Album and Dan Sultan with Open […]

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Playing times released for The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival 2016

April 11, 2016

Get those planners out because the playing times for this year’s The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival, from 22-24 April, is here! Taking place over the long weekend at Dashville, festival goers will be treated to three days and two nights of live music and arts, following successful runs in previous years attracting capacity […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival (Part I) – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (31.12.15 – 01.12.16)

January 2, 2016

The 2015 Falls Festival had a line up that brought together some of the best music of the moment, some legendary live acts, as well as the cream of the new crop. Summer is in full swing, and Byron Bay provided the perfect setting to bring in 2016 with its perfect weather and lush forests. […]

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Live Review: Lucinda Williams + Dan Sultan – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (02.12.15)

December 3, 2015

Tough, poetic, suffering, sensitive, Lucinda Williams’ music beautifully blends together the many (at times conflicting) characteristics of being southern, and she well and truly brought this to her show at Enmore Theatre last night. A much loved singer songwriter hailing from Louisiana, Lucinda delivered her extraordinary repertoire to the packed out room, playing to a […]

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Dan Sultan Announces November/December Tour In Support Of OPENLive!

October 12, 2015

Dan Sultan will be on the road with some new material through November and December, supporting new music platform OPENLive and the release of a limited edition physical CD of his recent National Theatre concert. OPENLive, priding itself on being able to produce mixed and mastered recordings of performances instantly after the event has joined […]

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Live Review: Dan Sultan + The Medics – The Metro Theatre, Sydney (09.03.14)

March 10, 2014

School night be damned, that wasn’t going to stop a bunch of punters to come along and check out some styled Aussie rock and roll tunes get cranked out. Both of the acts on the bill tonight have been critically recognised in the indigenous and mainstream music scene and both perform with an intensity and […]

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Live Review: Dan Sultan – The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth (17.11.13)

November 20, 2013

Last week Dan Sultan brought his ‘Back to Basics’ solo tour to a close with an intimate sold out gig at Perth’s Ellington Jazz Club. With his band at home back in Melbourne and with no support, Sultan took to the stage alone, with only a guitar and a piano for company. What followed over […]

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