Jen Cloher

Book Review: Queerstories sees Australia’s finest queer writers become an open book

November 4, 2018

Queerstories is a popular event where Australia’s best LGBTQI+ writers gather for some good, old-fashioned storytelling. The show began at the Late Night Library in Kings Cross, Sydney and has gone on to tour other states and towns. It makes sense that, because this all began in a library that people should be able to […]

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Five Books You Need To Read This Month: September

September 10, 2018

Somehow it’s September already, and the quick descent into the holiday season has begun. September also sees the announcement of the 2018 Man Booker Prize, which is pretty exciting for us literary types. Indeed, this month two of our five titles were included on the longlist back announced back in July, so we’ll be eagerly […]

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8 events not to miss at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

August 23, 2018

Tomorrow the 2018 instalment of the Melbourne Writers Festival will kick off. Naturally there are so many panels, conversations and workshops to choose from, so we’ve unpacked the assortment of irresistible and noteworthy guests taking part in this action packed program and come up with these hot tips on what not to miss! Sally Seltmann: Lovesome […]

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9 shows not to miss at the 2018 Brisbane Festival

August 21, 2018

The Brisbane Festival kicks off on in a couple of weeks on the 8th of September. With the festival boasting 600 performances of almost 70 shows across 17 venues, it’s close to impossible to see everything, or indeed to decide what you should go and see. So, like the good citizens we are, we’ve compiled […]

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PNAU, Baker Boy, Alex Lahey among winners at the 2018 AIR Awards

July 26, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards took place in Adelaide overnight, with Australian industry gathering at the historic Queen’s Theatre in the city to celebrate independent music, labels and creatives who have accomplished massive things over the last year. Performances stunned, with the likes of Caiti Baker, Bad//Dreems, Stella Donnelly, Baker Boy and Alex The Astronaut doling out impressive numbers on stage, while Dylan […]

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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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Five Albums You Must Listen To This Week (#015)

February 15, 2018

We cast the spotlight on some stellar records from last year (and a cheeky 2016 entry) from artists including Meg Mac, Calvin Harris and Jen Cloher. With 2018 already producing some equally as entertaining and moving music, we throw back to the ones that made impacts on us in 2017. Meg Mac – Low Blows (2017) […]

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The 13th AMP moves to Melbourne again in 2018; Sampa the Great, Jen Cloher & more up for top prize

January 24, 2018

The Australian Music Prize has revealed its anticipated shortlist for 2018, following a run of meetings in Sydney earlier this month by the prize’s judging panel, helmed by AMP Chairperson and Hoodoo Gurus frontman, Dave Faulkner. The panel this year welcomed producer Charles Fisher, musician Melinda Schneider and CMC’s Group Program Manager Tim Daley to the fold, as the panel deliberated […]

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Jen Cloher, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths & more up for APRA Song of the Year

January 12, 2018

The APRA Song of the Year nominees have been revealed this week, with 20 tunes penned by Australian songwriters up for the main title. With the results being announced in Sydney in April, the APRA Song of the Year has been decided upon by a panel of industry judges, whose task it is to now whittle […]

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Festival Photos: Falls Festival (Day Three) – Lorne (30.12.17)

January 3, 2018

“As you were,” Liam Gallagher would say. The Oasis legend came to Lorne for this year’s Falls Festival, alongside The Kooks, Jungle, Methyl Ethel and more ahead of New Year’s Eve, bringing huge sets to the Otway Rainforest. Talk about a gear up to the final day and night of 2017! Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=50502] ———- This […]

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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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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2017!

December 21, 2017

There’s no mistaking it, 2017 has been a stellar year for Australian music. We’ve seen Aussies surge forward internationally, while the term ‘household name’ has never been truer for some as this year has rolled out. As we approach the end of 2017, we’ve put together our annual End Of list, representing the 20 Best Australian […]

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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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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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A love note to Melbourne Music: How the Age Music Victoria Awards affirms strength in community

November 27, 2017

Once again, Melbourne has hurtled through its famed Melbourne Music Week, seeing even more music injected into the already thriving music scene. The Age Music Victoria Awards are an integral part of the festivities, celebrating and showcasing that Victoria really is Australia’s music capital. The awards were co-presented this year by community radio favourites Chris […]

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Jen Cloher, BIRDZ & Gretta Ziller to perform at the Australian Music Prize Longlist Party in Melbourne

November 24, 2017

The 13th Australian Music Prize is edging into its home stretch of deliberations in locking down their final long list of Australian artists to be in the running for the $30,000 cash prize (courtesy of the PPCA) – announced in early 2018 – but in the meantime, the organisers of the prize have unveiled another event […]

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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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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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New Music to Listen to This Week (July 31st 2017)

July 31, 2017

Coming in hot after a week of Splendour hustle is a fresh weekly playlist of everything you might have missed while grooving away in the North Byron parklands. We’ve got a sultry heartbreaker from Billie Eilish, a cut from Alvvays‘ upcoming album as well as Tia Gostelow’s shimmering new single that transports you straight back to the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jen Cloher “Regional Echo” (2017)

July 25, 2017

Jen Cloher‘s new self-titled album is one we’re very much looking forward to; as one of the country’s underrated songwriters, Cloher’s new material we’ve been hearing has definitely gotten us excited for what’s featured in the next chapter of the Melbourne musician’s book of music. In new single “Regional Echo”, Jen continues to bring open […]

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The Rockdogs win the Reclink Community Cup in Melbourne as Spiderbait, Jen Cloher and more hit the stage

June 25, 2017

Though the rain stayed at bay, the crowds weren’t kept away by the clouds nor the cold weather at the annual Reclink Community Cup in Melbourne earlier today, which saw the Rockdogs (“The Musos”) beat the Megahertz (“The Radio Presenters”) in a thrilling fourth quarter, 61 points to a respectable 49. Deborah Conway and She […]

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Strand of Oaks, Jen Cloher, Ruby Boots & more for the 2017 Silver Raven Festival

December 22, 2016

Following on from a successful 2016 event, the Barossa Valley’s Turkey Flat Vineyards will be hosting the Silver Raven Festival for another year next April. The Americana heavy line up will be headlined by Philly’s Strand of Oaks, while Nashville’s Jonny Fritz and San Francisco’s Sonny & The Sunsets bring some of that heated American flavour through to South Australia. […]

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Jen Cloher on the importance of the Barunga Festival, taking Milk Records to the next level & more

June 10, 2016

Today, the 2016 Barunga Festival kicks off for another huge year of cross-cultural celebration and collaboration. This year’s theme is all about ‘Celebrating Women’ and the festival’s music line up definitely fits the bill, with some talented ladies in the mix with some of the NT’s best. Ahead of her debut appearance at the festival, I […]

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Five weeks to go until the Barunga Festival kicks off; 2016 theme is ‘Celebrating Women’

May 6, 2016

The Queen’s Birthday Weekend will see the Barunga Community host some amazing live music with this year’s Barunga Festival, one of the biggest festival events in the NT. Welcoming people from all over the world, the Barunga Festival this year has got a diverse and strong program of events and activities planned for the weekend, […]

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Milk! Records taking their 2016 compilation on the road this March!

January 29, 2016

With Milk! Records’ compilation EP Good For You only weeks away from officially being released, the Melbourne collective have dropped tour dates to follow on! Through March, the crew featuring Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, East Brunswick All Girls Choir and Ouch My Face will be on the road all down the east […]

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Album Review: Various Artists – Good For You (2016 EP)

January 25, 2016

2015 was a good year for hometown hero Courtney Barnett, who went from an indie darling into a huge success story and Grammy nominee. 2015 was also kind to the label she started, Milk! Records, when a year of growth and huge sales of Courtney’s debut album was rewarded with an AIR award for Best Independent […]

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Courtney Barnett wins big at the Carlton Dry AIR Awards for 2015!

October 23, 2015

Last night, the Australian independent music industry was celebrated at the historic Meat Market in North Melbourne – the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. For its 10th anniversary, AIR put on a ceremony that brought together artists from all realms of the industry, not to mention the people who toil away behind the scenes for […]

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