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Live Review: Bad Friday Festival proves how vital local festivals are to the music industry

April 22, 2019

Marrickville was turned into a grungy experimental boombox as Bad Friday Festival rolled in. The annual event held each Easter Good Friday was celebrating its 10th anniversary with a killer line-up featuring The Avalanches, DMA’s, Jungle, DZ Deathrays and more. But, importantly in a time where the political climate of live music festivals is souring, […]

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The Jezabels and DMA’s will headline Sydney’s Bad Friday Festival in April

January 21, 2019

One of Sydney’s most popular block parties, the long-running Bad Friday, has announced a huge line up for their 10th anniversary event, featuring some of the country’s finest (plus one international) in what will no doubt be a highly sought boutique festival. Set to kick off the Easter long weekend, Bad Friday will make the […]

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Live Review: Grow Your Own 2019 was a midsummer’s daydream festival experience

January 14, 2019

Now in its third year, Grow Your Own Festival takes place on the North Coast of NSW in the Forster-Tuncurry area. Started in 2016 by local Holly Rankin, aka Jack River, the original motivation of the event was to bring more music to the region for the youth of the area. It has since grown into […]

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Why a trip to Grow Your Own Festival needs to be in your Summer plans

December 23, 2018

It’s finally here – the Summer season of festivals that not only provide an eclectic mix of the best acts currently touring, but require a road trip which offers the chance to visit some of Australia’s most unique and stunning regional locations. Here are our top reasons for why you need to plan a road […]

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What it’s like interviewing on the ARIA Red Carpet for the first time

December 12, 2018

The 2018 ARIAs have well and truly gone, but that night was one to remember! November 28th, 2018 marks the date I was lucky enough to report at my first red carpet event and now it’s time to do a tell-all on the experience: Interviewing some of Australia’s biggest names in music can seem like […]

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Live Review: DMA’s join Catfish and the Bottlemen, Twin Atlantic and more at Glasgow Summer Sessions

August 26, 2018

The sun was beaming down on the tens of thousands of punters in Glasgow this weekend who descended on the city’s Bellahouston Park park to see North Wales outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen and guests, as part of the city’s Glasgow Summer Sessions series. With the likes of Kings of Leon and Kendrick Lamar with […]

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day One) – North Byron Parklands (20.07.18)

July 23, 2018

The first day and night of Splendour in the Grass set the bar impressively high, with the likes of Miguel, Khalid, Angus and Julia Stone, Henry Rollins and more all performing standout sets in the North Byron Parklands on Friday. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=60454] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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Album Review: DMA’s – For Now (2018 LP)

April 27, 2018

I was out having a Thai dinner with friends recently, the day after I first sat down to listen to the second album of Sydney band DMA’s. As we sat down and ordered a vast variety of dishes for this midweek banquet, it dawned on me that this dinner I was about to pay $30 […]

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The Presets and ScHoolboy Q set to bring Beyond the Valley into the New Year

August 16, 2017

As far as New Year’s festivals go, Beyond the Valley is bringing out the big guns and making itself a proper contender for one of the best going, unveiling their line up for 2017 today. When you see the likes of ScHoolboy Q, The Presets and Stormzy on the top line of the bill, you know it’s going to be great. An […]

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Live Review: The Lansdowne Hotel returns to the Sydney music scene in style with epic supergroup tribute

June 18, 2017

With Sydney’s nightlife and arts community severely depleted in recent years on the back of a government seemingly going out of their way to deny any support to the community, one of Sydney’s more famed venues reopened its doors to a packed band room upstairs, and a bustling bar and bistro downstairs. Back after a […]

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Review: Bad Friday street festival a reminder of just how Good Sydney can be

April 15, 2017

Bad Friday has become a Good Friday tradition in Sydney, boasting incredible local lineups since it burst onto the scene in 2010 at the Annandale Hotel. This year’s lineup – with DMA’s and The Jezabels at the top of the list – is easily their strongest yet. Though it was the performances that scattered the […]

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Sydney’s Bad Friday event is a mighty fine way to kick off the Easter Long Weekend

April 12, 2017

With a long weekend ahead of us, many places will be shutting for Good Friday – this isn’t the case when it comes to the Sydney crew throwing the eighth edition of Bad Friday. The all day block party takes over Marrickville on Friday and man, is the line up a stellar one. Headlined by DMAs and […]

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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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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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Music Video of the Day: DMA’s “Play It Out” (2016)

December 9, 2016

DMA‘s have had nothing short of a hectic year. They’ve emerged from the Sydney scene triumphant as ever off the back of Hill’s End and have taken their music to larger stages not only in Australia, but in some of music’s biggest international markets too. It’s kinda sweet that for their latest music video, the band decided […]

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RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s and more join Dune Rats at the Mountain Sounds Festival in February

October 27, 2016

Australian music is going to be celebrated in pretty fine form at the Mountain Sounds Festival next February, with the full line up showing its hand today. Joining the already announced Dune Rats on the bill is the likes of RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s, Bec Sandridge and more in its fourth year. Check out the full announcement reveal video below! The festival returns […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Yours & Owls set times are now out – get to planning!

September 15, 2016

The 2016 Yours & Owls Festival has released their official set times and map for the event taking off in Wollongong this October! Heading to Stuart Park is a stellar round of local and international names including Client Liaison, Big Scary, Bleached (pictured), Black Mountain, DMA’s and more – with a limited third and final release of tickets now on sale, you still have […]

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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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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’s best tread its stages and offer up live music […]

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DMA’s announce east coast tour alongside Bad//Dreems for October

July 6, 2016

DMA‘s will be returning to Australia for a tour of some of their biggest venues played yet, taking mates Bad//Dreems out on the road as well! The October dates will have the Sydney band travelling down the east coast, taking to the likes of The Enmore, The Triffid and more with Hills End – the debut album […]

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

June 27, 2016

March brought us some fantastic new music from some our favourite artists, while some acts we were stoked to catch overseas also dropped some impressive tunes as they began their foray into the Australian market. We take a look back at our favourite music videos from March as part of our ICYMI series – from Sans Parents […]

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

June 22, 2016

Our ICYMI series continues this week, as we take a look back at the music videos we vibed on throughout February this year. From Troye Sivan‘s “Youth” to Violent Soho‘s “Viceroy” and Bullet For My Valentine‘s “Worthless”, the second month of 2016 saw some big hitters drop impressive visuals. Hit play on the below and take a look/listen! Playlist Troye […]

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Yours & Owls come out swinging with one huge festival line up for October

June 14, 2016

Well, they promised it would be bigger. They promised it would be better. And in 2016 – the Yours & Owls crew have certainly delivered on the above in pulling together what is easily one of our favourite festival line ups we’ve seen yet. Some of the country’s best (not to mention some rad international […]

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Aussies Abroad: The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma & DMA’s added to The Great Escape line up

May 11, 2016

Talk about a triple whammy. With The Great Escape Festival preparing to take over Brighton, England next week, an Aussie trio in The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma and DMA’s have just been announced on the already extensive and diverse line up! The Temper Trap have just wrapped up some successful shows here in Australia, their first headline dates in […]

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The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma & DMA’s added to The Great Escape line up

May 10, 2016

Talk about a triple whammy. With The Great Escape Festival preparing to take over Brighton, England next week, an Aussie trio in The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma and DMA’s have just been announced on the already extensive and diverse line up! The Temper Trap have just wrapped up some successful shows here in Australia, their first headline dates […]

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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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Music Video of the Day: DMA’s “In The Moment” (2016)

March 17, 2016

DMA’s. What can’t they do wrong right now? Two weeks into the release of Hill’s End and the band is continuing to dominate and the latest in their catalogue, “In The Moment”, is another gem. Take a look at the official music video, just released, below! ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home […]

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Sounds Australia unveils both Sound Gallery & Aussie BBQ line ups for SXSW!

March 2, 2016

The Sounds Australia crew have today released details of their official SXSW events, including the always popular Aussie BBQ. The full artist line ups for the Aussie BBQ and two Sound Gallery Showcases have been unveiled, with 30 Australian acts set to perform. The Aussie BBQ celebrates its 13th year at SXSW in 2016 and […]

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Album News Weekly: 26th February 2016

February 26, 2016

In This Issue: You are going to want to buckle in for this one, we have an overwhelming batch of releases all due out this weekend! If you were struggling for new tunes, we have you covered on everything from breathy indie goddess Frøkedal to new death metal crew Abyssus and all artists in between. […]

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