Marlon Williams

Five gigs not to be missed in June

June is upon us, and just like that we’re halfway through 2024. This year has seen some incredible acts and massive tours soar through the country, but we’re just getting started. We’ve got five shows for you to catch this June, from Aussie faves to international rock legends, playing at some of Australia’s most iconic…

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Live Review: Marlon Williams + Isabella Manfredi – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (15.02.23)

Transitioning from fronting a popular band to being a solo performer is a path well-travelled, but that’s not to say it’s a simple one. Many have tried and failed, but it’s those artists who really have something new to offer that can turn it into something exciting. The Preatures’ front-woman, Isabella Manfredi – on stage…

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Photo Gallery: Marlon Williams + Isabella Manfredi – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (15.02.23)

Marlon Williams brought his My Boy Tour to the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Wednesday night. Marlon was in fine voice, supported by his band The Yarra Benders. In an era when many performers crank out a dozen songs and disappear, Marlon had a generous 23 songs on his set list, including covers of “Come…

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Isabella Manfredi to support Marlon Williams on Australian tour

Marlon Williams will be bringing his My Boy tour to the East Coast of Australia next month, and has today announced that Isabella Manfredi will be joining him on all dates. This is a stellar addition to what was already promising to be a very special night. Isabella is well known from being the lead…

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Photo Gallery: Harvest Rock shines despite the wet weekend – Rymill Park, Adelaide (19-20.11.22)

The crowd was well rugged up for the inaugural Harvest Rock festival in the Adelaide parklands. Billed as a food and wine experience, there was something for everyone, from ample food trucks to wine selections from McLaren Vale to high-end dining experiences. Two intimate lunches were available from Jake Kellie of arkhé with wine and…

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Photo Gallery: BIGSOUND 2022 – Day 1 ft. Teenage Joans + Marlon Williams and more (06.09.22)

The 21st edition of BIGSOUND kicked off yesterday in emphatic style. It opened with a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country. There was a moving tribute to the late Archie Roach, and performances from Kutcha Edwards, Fanny Lumsden, Loren Ryan and Beddy Rays with a guest appearance from Jen Cassar Daly. The artist showcases were…

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New Music Discoveries 15th July: Courtney Marie Andrews, Marlon Williams and more

This week we’ve added another ten tracks to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Our Track of the Week is “Loose Future” from the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews.  “Loose Future” is the title track from her forthcoming album which is out October 7th on Fat Possum. It’s a beautiful track that combines…

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New Music Discoveries 20th May: Alex the Astronaut, James Vincent McMorrow, Soccer Mommy and more

We’ve added ten more tracks to our Discovery playlist on Apple Music and Spotify. This week, our Track of the Week is “Haircut” from Alex the Astronaut. The single, which is bubbling with positivity and joy, is from Alex’s forthcoming album How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater which is out July 22nd. Danceable and joyful,…

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Interview: Paul Kelly catches his Christmas Train, making gravy and Nina Simone

“…flour, salt, a little red wine, and don’t forget a dollop of tomato sauce for sweetness and that extra tang.” is a phrase that is ingrained in so many of us. Paul Kelly‘s “How To Make Gravy” has become synonymous with the festive season since its release in 1996. Not only that, but the 21st…

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Album of the Week: Paul Kelly – Christmas Train (2021 LP)

As we enter the silly season and the working year begins to wrap up for some, slowly but surely our playlists begin to change, and before you know it, there’s just as much Christmas music being played as there is any other. As has been the case for more than two decades now, Australia’s own…

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Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly – Making Gravy – The Domain, Sydney (14.12.19)

Paul Kelly and friends enriched our lives again at the Domain in Sydney, for the latest edition of Making Gravy. It was a quality line-up, with Thelma Plum, Kate Miller-Heidke, Marlon Williams and Courtney Barnett lighting up the stage. This event is the pre-cursor to Christmas in Sydney, with Paul Kelly giving us an uplifting…

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All aboard as Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy train pulls into Sydney

It’s a pretty amazing thing to see an artist who’s been around for 35 years continually reinvent themselves while managing to engage both the newest and oldest of fans. Returning for the third year of his Making Gravy tour, Paul Kelly brought along a heap of musical friends to well and truly welcome in the…

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Making Gravy is back again and the recipe is just as strong in 2019

As we head into the final quarter of 2019, people are quickly turning their attention to what they’ll be doing in the weeks leading up to the Christmas and New Years period. Days will be longer, diets will go out the window and a lot of people will spend the period catching some killer live…

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Live Review: Florence & The Machine + Jack River + Marlon Williams – The Domain, Sydney (26.01.19)

Florence + The Machine played to nearly thirty thousand people at Sydney’s The Domain this past weekend, and if you’re going to take anything away from this review let it be this: Florence Welch is so much better than all of us, in every facet possible. There’s no two ways about it. It’s as simple…

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Live Review: Lost Picnic’s Melbourne debut sizzled with great weather & a fun family atmosphere

The first iteration of Lost Picnic in Melbourne was greeted by a sunny day throughout Sunday afternoon in Flemington. The festival, cultivated around the idea of a loungey picnic with friends, good music and tasty food, would have been seen as a veritable success as thousands poured through the gates to enjoy the day. The…

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Photo Gallery: Lost Picnic ft. Tash Sultana + Meg Mac and more – The Nursery at Flemington, Melbourne (07.10.18)

The first ever Melbourne Lost Picnic was held at The Nursery at Flemington on October 7th, featuring the likes of Tash Sultana, Meg Mac, Marlon Williams, Odette, Big Words and the Hot Potato Band. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us back these photos. And don’t miss the next event on 13th October in Sydney’s Domain! For…

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Watch Marlon Williams and The Pou Tiriao Singers elevate “Make Way For Love”

After enjoying a completely sold out Australian tour, announcing his return to the east coast for October’s Lost Picnic festivals and revealing a summer run supporting Florence + The Machine, Marlon Williams simply isn’t stopping. With his sophomore record Make Way For Love continuing to impress internationally too, the crooner recently had time to head back to New Zealand,…

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7 Artists you do not want to miss at Dark Mofo

Tasmania’s annual winter festival Dark Mofo is back for another year, and with another year comes another batch of amazing artists. But if you’re not sure who to see, don’t fret. We’ve selected seven artists to look out for over this 10-day festival. St. Vincent This isn’t the first time the American singer-songwriter has played in…

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Live Review: Marlon Williams captivates a crowd of thousands at triumphant Melbourne homecoming show

There’s something slightly bittersweet and admittedly selfish about seeing an artist you already know is going to be embraced by the rest of the world to the point where the intimate venue show would soon be a thing of the past. No doubt this what many of us in Melbourne were thinking when we saw Marlon Williams…

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Interview: Marlon Williams talks moving on with Make Way For Love

Should you have been lucky enough to see Marlon Williams back in Australia near the end of 2017, you’ll have been some of the first to hear his new material brought to the live stage. It’s been a long awaited debut of new music, no doubt for the artist and fans alike and with only a…

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Marlon Williams unveils Make Way For Love and 2018 tour dates

The long awaited sophomore album from Marlon Williams is officially on its way, with the Kiwi musician revealing more details on his forthcoming new music today. The follow up to his acclaimed self-titled debut comes in the form of Make Way For Love, due for release via Caroline Australia on February 16th. Along with news of Make Way…

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12 gigs you can’t miss in November around Australia

As the end of 2017 draws ever closer, the Australian live music calendar continues to thrive confidently. A jam packed two months of shows lay ahead from our favourite locals and visitors, check out just a selection of them below. Marlon Williams  Come November, Marlon Williams will play his first headline tour in over a…

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Gang of Youths, Marlon Williams, Brightness & more feature on SXSW Music line up for 2018

The first line up for next year’s SXSW music festival dropped in the early hours, unveiling an impressive list of global names set to be performing in and around Austin, Texas, from March 12th – 18th. Returning names include the likes of Shamir, Marlon Williams and Milk & Bone, while the Australian contingent boasts some of our favourite established and…

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

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 (14th August 2017)

Welcome back! How was your week? Fantastic? Excellent. Miss all the best new releases? Don’t fret. Dive into this week’s Spotify playlist boasting a hypnotic cut from Nosaj Thing’s new album, a funky new release from Mojo Juju and a swing-dance tribute about vampires by Marlon Williams, plus plenty more. ———- This content has recently been…

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Music Video of the Day: Marlon Williams “Vampire Again” (2017)

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from/seen one Marlon Williams but today, that wait is over, with the release of his new single, “Vampire Again”. The song has been a part of Williams’ live set for a while now but regardless, its release marks the first sign of new material since his acclaimed self-titled…

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Five Albums You Should Be Listening To This Week (#006)

This week, we showcases impressive and memorable releases from the likes of Marlon Williams, Nothing But Thieves, Laura Marling, Acceptance and Boy & Bear. A diverse bunch of albums primed and ready to revisit – hit play! LAURA MARLING – I Speak Because I Can (2010) By Jack Cain This album is the bible of being a woman, which is something I…

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Aussies Abroad: Julia Jacklin and Alex Cameron among artists announced for Pickathon 2017

The Pickathon Festival is taking place on the Pendarvis Farm in Oregon’s Happy Valley this August, headlined by Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires and featuring the likes of Dinosaur Jr., Ty Segall and Dungen. Among the American greats are some notable inclusions from Australia and New Zealand, with Marlon Williams, Alex Cameron and Julia Jacklin…

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Review: The Falls Music & Arts Festival stands strong amid a jam-packed Australian festival season

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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Marlon Williams (NZ) talks new music, international attention & celebrating his birthday at the Falls Festival

Trying to snag some of Marlon Williams’ time off road this year been a bit of a task. For the Lyttleton native with the voice that has captivated audiences around the world, his tour schedule has gone from an album tour here and there in Australia, to a full blown foray into the international scene….

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