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Aussies Abroad: DZ Deathrays, Hockey Dad & Horror My Friend to tour Canada (and Milwaukee) together in December

November 3, 2019

In what must be the most epic Australian rock triple header to ever hit Canada (and Milwaukee), DZ Deathrays, Hockey Dad and Horror My Friend are joining forces to tour the country this December. For DZ Deathrays, the tour comes off the back of their current Australian tour, which sees them touring with Polish Club, […]

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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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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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Live Review: Snowtunes was a mega festival in a winter wonderland where Aussie acts shined

September 3, 2018

It dropped to 4 degrees both nights of Snowtunes 2018, so what did the organisers do to combat the crowd getting frozen? They assembled a lineup that would be sure to have the audience dancing, rocking and partying for hours on end. With pyro and Co2 cannons for nearly every set and boasting the likes […]

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From location to lineup, why Jindabyne Festival Snowtunes needs to be in your 2018 plans

August 13, 2018

Starting in 2015, Snowtunes is hosting one of the countries most impressive and exciting lineups in one of the coolest (sorry) locations in the country. If 2018’s decent snowfall isn’t enough to get you to the slopes, we make the case why it’s not too late to book a last-minute road trip to the ski […]

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day Three) – North Byron Parklands (22.07.18)

July 23, 2018

The third and final day and night of this year’s Splendour in the Grass may have seen the arrival of Kendrick Lamar to the Byron stage, but make no mistake, the highlights were littered throughout Sunday’s program. From Hockey Dad and Tim Rogers rocking out together, to Yungblud‘s shredding spectacular and Ben Howard‘s majesty, Sunday at Splendour was one for the […]

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Festival Photos: Fairgrounds Festival – Berry Showgrounds (08.12.17 & 09.12.17)

December 11, 2017

A stellar line up of local and international musicians came out to the Berry Showgrounds just south of Sydney for this year’s Fairgrounds Festivals over the weekend. With the likes of The Shins, Gang of Youths, Aldous Harding and Marlon Williams all involved, the weekend proved to be a huge success. Photos by Bruce Bakers. [print_gllr id=49550] ———- This content […]

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Aussies Abroad: Hockey Dad line up massive US and Canadian Tour

October 11, 2017

Aussie duo Hockey Dad have found quite a bit of love for themselves in the US and Canada, and from later this month they’ll be capitalising on that for a massive tour around the North American countries. The tour begins up north in the Canadian city of Calgary, on the 24th of October 2017, and […]

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Live Review: Grinspoon deliver their Guide to Better Living with bravado in Adelaide

August 29, 2017

The Theatre venue of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre was a sweaty concrete box on Saturday night. The last time I was here was for Violent Soho’s epic show with The Bronx and I barely made it out of there without passing out once or twice. Skipping forward to tonight, Hockey Dad are taking up their spots […]

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The Shins set to return to Australia for December’s Fairgrounds Festival

August 17, 2017

Steel your indie loving hearts, because this year’s Fairgrounds Festival is about to take ’em on a ride this December as the country NSW festival welcomes The Shins back to Australia along with a stellar line up of artist for an unforgettable weekend in Berry. On December 8th & 9th, punters can catch The Shins with the […]

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Live Review: Grinspoon + Hockey Dad + Good Boy – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (30.06.17)

July 2, 2017

Ten seconds in: hands are thrown in the air, heads are banging, hair whipping, water bottles spraying, a couple both wearing spikey chokers are making out – as soon as Grinspoon hit the stage the crowd instantly transitioned from relatively chilled, to nostalgic 90’s punk rock! Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their album, Guide to Better […]

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Grinspoon announce 20th anniversary tour for Guide to Better Living

April 4, 2017

Grinspoon have come back into the fold this week, dropping a huge 20th anniversary tour to celebrate the legacy of their debut album, Guide to Better Living. The 27 date tour sees the Lismore natives emerge from hiatus to be back on the road to reconnect with fans and revisit the album that started it all. This […]

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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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Sounds Australia reveals four massive showcases in Austin for SXSW 2017

March 3, 2017

The Sounds Australia crew have come out guns blazing for their annual line up of showcase events for SXSW this year. Always renowned for their curation of stellar emerging and established Australian talent at events the world over, this SXSW foray is not to be missed if you’re soon to be Austin-bound. The massive four showcases include […]

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Review: Jamie T delivers festival worthy set at Sydney headline show with Hockey Dad and Polish Club

January 5, 2017

The NYE Festival Sideshows are coming through the capital cities hard and fast this week, and last night Sydney was treated to UK artist Jamie T, fresh from Falls Festival, supported in style by locals Hockey Dad and Polish Club. Polish Club rocked the venue in their opening slot, comfortably setting the stage for duo […]

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SXSW welcomes Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hockey Dad, Gabriella Cohen & more to 2017 Music program

November 17, 2016

ICYMI this week, SXSW Music bolstered its line up for the 2017 festival, adding 210 more artists from around the world as well as some more impressive keynote announcements. The legendary Nile Rodgers will be delivering a special keynote speaker – his legacy speaking for itself, quite obviously. I mean, when you’ve got over 200 production credits […]

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You Am I, Jack River, Northeast Party House & more added to Falls Festival line up!

October 13, 2016

The Falls Music and Arts Festival has added to its summer east coast line up today, with the addition of a smattering of great Australian and international talent! If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to be getting on the Falls train this New Year’s, Marion Bay and Fremantle events are still on […]

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OZFEST announces first artist reveal, including Ball Park Music, Hockey Dad & more!

October 7, 2016

The Gold Coast’s resident pop-up festival OZFEST is back! We are so stoked for the lineup, which promises us a whale of a time, what with the promised annual beach party which is THE highlight of the summer. Delicious food, rocking tunes and refreshing beer. What else could you want in summer? Headline acts in […]

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Single of the Day: Hockey Dad “Jump the Gun” (2016)

June 29, 2016

We last saw Hockey Dad killing it at SXSW this year and by all accounts, the duo had been making similar positive impressions on audiences through the UK and Europe in recent months. The Leisure Coast twosome have continued the momentum build for their much anticipated debut album Boronia, with the release of new single “Jump The Gun” […]

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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: Hockey Dad announce huge North American headline tour

May 20, 2016

South Coast surf rockers Hockey Dad have released the video for their new single ‘So Tired’, along with some exciting international tour news. 2016 has already been a big year for the duo, from playing SXSW, signing to Brooklyn based record label Kanine Records and announcing their debut album Boronia, it is about to get even […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Hockey Dad (Wollongong) on tackling showcase festivals & developing as a live band abroad!

March 29, 2016

At the Sounds Australia Aussie BBQ at SXSW this year, Larry sat down with Zach and Billy of Hockey Dad notoriety to find out how the Texan festival had been treating the lads from Wollongong! Playing multiple shows crammed into a short period of time, SXSW proved to be yet another learning experience in developing their craft as a live act […]

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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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Thee Oh Sees, Hockey Dad, Alicia Witt, Sui Zhen & more added to SXSW Music!

November 18, 2015

A huge round of names have been added to SXSW Music program, featuring artists from all corners of the globe. The Australian contingent continues to become a well-rounded and diverse one for the festival next year, with alt-country, rock, electro and more being represented. Amid the new round of artists being announced today, SXSW Music […]

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Ten Australian and New Zealand artists not to miss at CMJ 2015!

October 13, 2015

Today in New York City, the annual CMJ Music Marathon kicks off, with dozens of Australian and NZ bands along for the ride. Almost 40 will be playing The Aussie BBQ on Saturday alone! While all these bands are amazing, we went through the list and narrowed it down to the ten Aussie acts we think are […]

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