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Review: Laneway Turned Into Rain-way But That Couldn’t Dampen Sydney’s Spirits (02.02.20)

February 3, 2020

Sydney’s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival had surprises in store even before the day had begun. With The 1975 being a late cancellation to the previous night’s festival in Brisbane, Sydneysiders were stricken with worry that their the headliner wouldn’t be fit to perform. But as the city got festival-ready in the morning, the UK act […]

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The 40 Best Australian Songs of 2019

January 20, 2020

With the Hottest 100 voting closing today, we thought we’d take our annual look back on the best songs of 2019. And should you still have to vote, we wanted to give you some ideas on some great local music to consider including in your top ten. We’ve put the 40 songs together in a […]

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Photo Gallery: Beyond The Valley Music Festival – Lardner Park, Victoria (28.12.19 – 01.01.20)

January 6, 2020

Seeing in the New Year was a massive list of guests over four days of fun, eager to party away the previous decade. Here below are some of the highlights from 2019’s massive iteration of the festival.

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Live Review: Beyond The Valley Music Festival Day Three, Lardner Park, Victoria (30.12.19)

December 31, 2019

The third day of Beyond the Valley seemed to go off without a hitch, regardless of the misinformation and rumours floating around the internet. It meant that there was an interesting atmosphere floating amongst the revellers, caught between a strange sense of angst and excitement for the main stage acts slated for the evening, namely […]

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Photo Gallery: Spin Off Festival – Adelaide Showgrounds (19.07.19)

July 21, 2019

Adelaide’s Splendour In The Grass side festival Spin Off grew to a whole new level in 2019 with an amazing line up featuring Catfish and the Bottlemen, Wolf Alice, Ballpark Music, Ocean Alley, Hockey Dad, Mallrat, Kwame and Ruby Fields. Kerrie Geier was there to take some snaps for the AU review.  

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Interview: Tyne-James Organ (AUS) on his latest single, teasing his EP and his influences.

June 18, 2019

Tyne-James Organ is a Wollongong singer-songwriter who YouTube named as one of their ten ‘Artists To Watch’ for 2019. And rightfully so – this 22-year-old has been making waves online, amassing an impressive YouTube following from uploading stunning covers and collaborating with musicians Allday and Mallrat to name a few. Currently touring around the nation in […]

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Why Vanfest sets the bar high for regional festivals

May 28, 2019

Vanfest has drawn to a close for another year, proving itself as one of the best regional festivals Australia has to offer. Taking place in Forbes, a five-hour drive west of Sydney, the festival is a hike to get to but well worth the effort. This year, the line-up included some of Australia’s finest talent […]

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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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Interview: Mallrat (AUS) on inspiring fans, her Australian tour, and VANFEST

April 11, 2019

Grace Shaw, a.k.a. Mallrat, is in the middle of a sold-out Australian tour, only to continue her sprint straight into VANFEST in May. At twenty years old, she’s taken the Australian hip-hop scene by storm, garnering international fans such as Chloë Grace Moretz, Brooklyn Beckham, Lorde and Zane Lowe. We managed to steal a few minutes […]

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Live Review: Mallrat + Basenji + Kota Banks + NYNE – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (06.04.19)

April 9, 2019

Mallrat brought the party atmosphere to the Corner Hotel over the weekend with a run of four sold out shows in Melbourne, catering to both under-age fans and those over eighteen. The massive pop draw card brought with them a long list of talent on an expanded list of artists that displayed all the right […]

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Photo Gallery: Mallrat + Basenji + Kota Banks + NYNE – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (06.04.19)

April 9, 2019

Mallrat‘s massive ‘Nobody’s Home’ national tour hit Melbourne’s Corner Hotel at the weekend for a run of four sold out shows. Support came from Basenji, Kota Banks and NYNE. Danny Hanssen brings us these photos from the night.

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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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Live Review: Field Day delivers a great New Years Day celebration in Sydney’s Domain

January 3, 2019

On New Years Eve, parties at Watson’s Bay, the fireworks in the city and NYE In The Park festival divide Sydney party goers. However, on New Years Day there is no competition. Field Day at The Domain Is the best celebration in the city and arguably the country. Field Day hosts a huge electronic and hip hop lineup, […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 1) ft. Ocean Alley, Dizzee Rascal and more – Lorne (28.12.18)

December 29, 2018

Mallrat, Hockey Dad, Ocean Alley, Dizzee Rascal and more helped kick off the first day of Falls Festival in Lorne. John Goodridge is on ground and brings us back these photos:

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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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Photo Gallery: Yours & Owls Day One ft. Peking Duk – Stuart Park, Wollongong (29.09.18)

October 1, 2018

The first day of Yours & Owls brought a slew of incredible talent to the Wollongong foreshore including Maddy Jane, CLEWS, Alice Ivy, Mallrat, Tiny Little Houses, Middle Kids, Hellions, The Jungle Giants, Peking Duk and many, many more. Danny Hanssen brings us back these photos from the festivities:

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Five Aussie acts you can’t miss at Falls Music & Arts Festival 2018/19

September 10, 2018

Every time New Years rolls around, Australians don’t turn to each other and say “should we go to a festival this year?” We good people of Australia turn to each other and say “oi mate, which festival are we hitting up this New Years?” New Years festivals like Falls Festival, Field Day, Lost Paradise and […]

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7 songs we can’t wait to hear at Sydney’s Field Day this NYD

August 29, 2018

Field Day is returning to Sydney in 2019 for another New Years Day celebration. Now in its 18th year, the annual music festival held at The Domain has become renowned for it’s friendly atmosphere and killer line-ups. The 2019 instalment is no exception judging by the stellar line-up that dropped this week, featuring artists such […]

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Alice Ivy, Gang of Youths, Gordi and more round out this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting comp shortlist

April 19, 2018

The shortlist for this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition has been unveiled today, with submissions from all over the globe being considered for the ultimate prize – AUD $50,000 cash from APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG, not to mention an AUD $5,000 travel package from the Show Group. For this year’s competition, 3,296 songwriters entered […]

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SXSW Interview: Mallrat reflects on her first time in Texas, and upcoming international tour dates

March 21, 2018

Mallrat is a name fast gaining traction and renown amongst Australian music fans but for Texans and those visiting SXSW this year, this was a perfect introduction to the Aussie currently preparing to take more international sectors by storm. We caught up with Mallrat to find out more about her time in the US, and what’s […]

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Groovin the Moo lands Paul Kelly, Royal Blood, Lady Leshurr & more for 2018 tour

January 30, 2018

As one of the only remaining Australian touring festivals still enjoying successes year in and year out, Groovin the Moo is an example of an event that knows its market, knows its formula for success, and knows how to execute it each year. With a line up that appeals to the younger, first-time festival demographic, as […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Festival Review: No Spilt Milk to cry over in Canberra as Lorde headlines stellar festival event

November 29, 2017

On Saturday, the 25th of November, the Spilt Milk festival brought its A game with the weather, location and acts. Commonwealth Park in Canberra was beautiful with the lush green gardens in the sunshine with everyone’s sunny outfits to match. Starting early was Mallrat looking super cute in a green baby dress with the moves to […]

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Our top picks for the home stretch of Melbourne Music Week 2017

November 21, 2017

Until the 25th of November, Melbourne is throwing open its music venues and public spaces as part of a nine day celebration of the city’s internationally renowned music scene. The centre of Melbourne Music Week is Saint Paul’s Cathedral, which will host a fair chunk of the action inside the church as well as in […]

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Dune Rats, Remi, Bec Sandridge and more announced as special guests for ‘Live At The Steps’ in Melbourne

November 14, 2017

As part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month, this year’s ‘Live At The Steps’ has not only moved to a larger venue at Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens, but the free live music event has been bolstered by some of the country’s most popular touring artists. Joining Baker Boy, Skegss, Tired Lion and Mallrat at ‘Live At The Steps’ will be special […]

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Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2017

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan tent. Coming in like an energy drink, Confidence Man followed with an animated performance filled with little outfits, bubbly tunes and frantic dancing. “Boyfriend (Repeat)” saw the whole […]

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Single of the Day: Oh Boy ft. Mallrat “Rush Hour” (2017)

July 4, 2017

Oh Boy and Mallrat are proving to be a powerful little duo making some ridiculously catchy music that’s only continuing to get better with each spin. Their latest collaboration comes to us in “Rush Hour” – encompassing 90’s R&B vibes in production and Mallrat’s vocal, the electro-pop number is effortless in its delivery and charm. “Rush Hour” […]

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Our top 10 picks for Splendour in the Grass 2017!

June 29, 2017

Festivals are, of course, the perfect opportunity to see some of the world’s biggest artists perform live, and this year’s Splendour in the Grass is no exception, with some of our favourite headline acts performing. However, there’s nothing better than discovering an act that you haven’t heard of before, so here are a few of our […]

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Peking Duk announce largest national tour to date kicking off this April

February 23, 2017

You can’t deny that Peking Duk (Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles) are a force to be reckoned with, with their recent single ‘Stranger’ (ft. Elliphant) scoring #7 in 2016’s Hottest 100, and already hitting double platinum. The rambunctious Aussie electronic music duo have just announced a huge tour through all five states, with regional and capital shows, on their ‘Clowntown’ Tour. They’re […]

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Change the Record, Change the Conversation: Addressing (again) a lack of females on Australian festivals

October 27, 2016

It’s like a broken record at this point. Another festival announces its first lineup and a severe lack of female artists are represented and celebrated. I took to Twitter to vent my frustration – with many industry friends mutually outraged – and I was surprised when someone I know (who is involved in said festival) […]

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