The 40 Best Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of […]

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Interview: Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi on doom metal & Canada’s secrets

November 22, 2017

Cloud Nothings write some of the most memorable and infectious punk-pop songs in the history of the universe. They get stuck in your head in ways that are medically dangerous and should probably carry appropriate warnings. Frontman Dylan Baldi has an ear for a tune that’s unparalleled and that has been a key part of […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 4, 2017

Shockingly, we find ourselves in the second half of 2017 already. In terms of new music, we’ve been hit with some heavy releases from some of pop music’s biggest names, while some of our favourite Australian artists have come out swinging with impressive album and EP releases all their own. As the first week of […]

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Interview: Brian King on the burning out and reigniting of Japandroids

June 23, 2017

Japandroids will be back in the country in just a few weeks for their first headline tour of Australia since 2013. For those who remember the tour, you’re likely to associate euphoric sing alongs, a lot of sweat and bodies flung around with the type of show Brian King and David Prowse brought through off the back of […]

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Japandroids discuss the making of Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

January 23, 2017

In Sydney last month, we caught up with two of our favourite Canadians: Brian and Dave of Japandroids. While we reflected on their recent shows in the country, focus soon turned to their highly anticipated new album (out this week), Near To The Wild Heart of Life. After a few years completely out of the spotlight, the rock duo came […]

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Skydiving, Angel Olsen and Near to the Wild Heart of Life: we hang with Japandroids in Sydney

December 23, 2016

Recently, we welcomed Japandroids back to Australia eagerly – in a short amount of time, the Canadian rock duo had fans in a spin with a brand new live show indicating one hell of a new album was ahead in the forthcoming Near To The Wild Heart of Life. Following their Fairgrounds Festival set, Dave and Brian caught up with […]

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Eight artists you must see at this year’s Fairgrounds Festival

November 21, 2016

Summer is well on its way in Australia and what better way to celebrate the best season of the year than attending the Fairgrounds Festival in Berry? The festival is held on the first weekend of summer across two days, hosting 18 musical artists who will showcase some of their best music. If you’re off […]

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Album News Weekly: 4th November 2016

November 4, 2016

This week in album news, Sienna Skies release their fourth album with new vocalist, Justice return after a five year hiatus and AFI are back with the angsty alternative rock you love and remember…   NEW GEN As far as musical collaboration projects go, New Gen have set the bar pretty high. Comprised of a […]

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Listen to Japandroids’ first single since 2012, “Near To The Wild Heart of Life”!

November 3, 2016

If you’re like us, when news of a new album from Japandroids (and those cheeky few shows) started dripping through, hype and excitement jumped off the charts. It’s been  a long time since Celebration Rock brought the Canadian duo to the attention of many and understandably, the tour cycle that followed it led the band to take a much deserved break […]

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Peaches, Sheila E., King Gizz and more set for Meredith 2016!

August 11, 2016

Once again, the Meredith Music Festival has dropped a killer line up of artists that’ll have people rolling out to the ‘Sup in strong numbers this December! The 26th edition of the event now has its ticket ballot also open for everyone to get involved in via their website – you have until 10:26pm, August 16th to get […]

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Festival Review: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Perth Cultural Precinct (09.02.13)

February 11, 2013

Well that’s it. The last Laneway Festival of the year has come and gone. The festivals run of shows came to a sweltering sold-out climax at Perth’s Cultural precinct. Looking at the line-up (Of Monsters and Men & The Reubens in particular) it’s hardly surprising that Perth along with a number of the other dates […]

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