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What You Need To Know About Your 2020 Eurovision Australian Contender Montaigne

February 12, 2020

Last weekend on the Gold Coast, Australia voted for its Eurovision 2020 Contender. In its second year running, the Gold Coast hosted Eurovision 2020: Australia Decides live on SBS. The results ended up being neck and neck between Montaigne and Casey Donovan – but in the end, no one could stop Montaigne with her song […]

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Eurovision 2020 Australia Decides – Meet The Contenders

January 31, 2020

Last year, Kate Miller-Heidke took out the competition with her gravity defying song titled, well… “Zero Gravity”. Now, it’s that time of the year again – to choose who will represent Australia in this year’s Eurovision 2020. The 65th campiest, wardrobe malfunction prone music competition will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands this year. That’s right, […]

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Interview: Montaigne (AUS) on her sophomore album Complex, burn out & self-actualisation.

August 26, 2019

With some of the themes that Montaigne portrays lyrically, it is hard to believe this Sydney singer is just twenty three years old. Then once you hear how in touch she is with her sense of self, the world around her and educating others and you’ll instantly be in awe. After finding roaring success with her […]

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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: The Pleasure Garden lives up to its name in St. Kilda

December 12, 2017

The Pleasure Garden is what I imagine tea with the Mad Hatter would be like. Sitting on a couch in the middle of a garden, sipping on gin, greeting people dressed as exotic birds who offer you lollipops whilst Fat Freddy’s Drop plays in the background. Add Hula Hoops, delectable street food, a smooth musical […]

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Twilight at Taronga welcomes Electric Ladies, featuring Montaigne, Tired Lion & Sloan Peterson

December 5, 2017

Next year’s Twilight At Taronga series is already ramping up to provide some special moments at one of Sydney’s most beloved sites, but with the Electric Lady Presents crew well in the fold for 2018, best believe there’s going to be some stellar live music hitting the zoo stage. Come March 3rd, Twilight at Taronga will host Montaigne, Tired Lion and Sloan […]

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Our Top 5 moments from Sydney’s Lost Picnic at The Domain

October 18, 2017

Sydney hosted a gorgeous day out with some of our favourite established and emerging talent over the weekend, with Lost Picnic taking over The Domain. An audience of all ages gathered to see some excellent pop, Americana, indie and rock music on Sunday – a perfect way to enjoy one of many spring weekends ahead. While […]

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The Queensland Music Festival’s Immersion brings a whole new meaning to the ‘intimate gig’

July 15, 2017

As part of this year’s Queensland Music Festival, Artistic Director Katie Noonan has come together with Brisbane hotel, The Johnson, in curating a one-of-a-kind live music season in Immersion. The 10 day series sees some of our best and favourite names hosting intimate shows in a hotel room at The Johnson, offering a boutique live music experience unlike […]

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Festival Review: Groovin The Moo – Adelaide Showgrounds (28.04.17)

May 1, 2017

Groovin The Moo kicked off in Adelaide on Friday, with the sold-out festival returning hard and fast with another stellar line-up of national and international acts, plus a very controversial petting zoo and an even more scandalous venue change. The day promised drizzling showers and some of the coldest temperatures Adelaide had experienced all year, […]

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Montaigne touring with I Know Leopard this July and August

March 30, 2017

Following a slew of successful festival appearances dotted about the country, Montaigne is going to be back out on the road for a run of headline shows during July and August with I Know Leopard. No doubt, the prep for good times for Montaigne will continue over the next few weeks, as she heads out on tour for […]

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The 25th anniversary of WOMADelaide proves that festivals of its kind are true musical sanctuaries

March 17, 2017

Oh, WOMAD. The World of Music and Dance is a hefty title to attribute to a festival but over the last 25 years, the institution has enjoyed huge amounts of acclaim and conjured many timeless memories. Festival goers make the trip every year to indulge in music discovery, learn more about different cultures and to feel a […]

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Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name. Julia Zemiro will […]

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Against Me!, The Darkness, Amy Shark & more confirmed for Groovin The Moo 2017

January 31, 2017

Returning for its majestic 13th year this April and May, Groovin The Moo has dropped its line up for 2017 – throwing back to some of our favourite international bands (plus some names primed to be introduced to Australians for the first time), not to mention a class cut of Australian talent in the mix. With […]

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Toni Childs, Caiti Baker, Montaigne & more join WOMADelaide 2017

January 18, 2017

The final festival announcement for WOMADelaide 2017 has been revealed today, with a whole slew of international and local talent now confirmed to appear in Adelaide’s Botanic Park from March 10th – 13th. Joining the already announced line up – which has included 30/70, Electric Fields, D.D Dumbo and L-Fresh The Lion – are the likes of Montaigne, Toni Childs, Caiti Baker, Kiasmos […]

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The 40 Best Australian Albums of 2016: From Outlier to Reclaim Australia

January 16, 2017

Last week we delivered our Top 40 Albums of 2016, as voted by our contributors – some huge albums from chart dominating artists entered in, as did some breakthrough records from bands on the homefront we were still getting to know. We go another level deeper and look at the Top Australian releases as part […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 11, 2017

Looking back at last year’s run of new releases, it’s safe to say there were some definite hits alongside those that may not have lived up to the hype. We saw the return of some esteemed artists after a long time out of the spotlight, while some of our own emerging superstar talents came through strongly […]

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3rd Annual AU Award Winners Revealed: A.B. Original, Remi, NGAIIRE, Colin Lillie & more come out on top

December 15, 2016

What an absolute trip 2016 has been as we’ve immersed ourselves in incredible live music scenes around the country. We’ve seen some stellar artists emerge from all corners, really making the year their own. As 2016 approaches its final weeks, the Australian industry and its artists have been celebrated in all different forms; from multiple […]

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2016 AU Awards: A look at the nominees for ‘Female Artist of the Year’

December 13, 2016

Yesterday, we brought you an extra little look at the AU Award nominees for Male Artist of the Year – a reflective on how those six artists have flown on our radar through the year and why they’ve been nominated. Today, the focus turns to the ladies as we take a peek at the 2016’s […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Merivale’s Sunday Sundown features free gigs from PNAU, Remi, Montaigne and more (Sydney)

November 28, 2016

Hospitality juggernauts Merivale and Summer Bright Lager have officially kicked off their returning Sunday Sundown series, a free live music program which will last across Sydney’s scorching summer with some of the country’s best acts showing out at the group’s best venues. This time around, the shedule has grown to include sixteen free events from […]

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Flight of the Conchords, Flume & Crowded House: the 2016 ARIA Awards go down in Sydney

November 23, 2016

Australian music’s night of nights was celebrated at one of the main, if not the, Sydney venue largely seen as responsible for the stranglehold and death of the city’s live music culture – The Star. The irony wasn’t lost on many and thanks to Flume in particular, the Keep Sydney Open message of supporting the smaller local […]

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Matt & Alex commencing final days at triple j with five-date rave tour

November 22, 2016

Yesterday, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson announced that their time as hosts of triple j’s breakfast show would be coming to an end this December; for Dyson, the end of a 10 year-long career at the broadcaster. Okine of course, came on board in 2014 to replace former host Tom Ballard. For both, it’s been years of early mornings, memorable […]

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Festival Review: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (19.11.16)

November 21, 2016

Returning once more to the future CBD of Sydney, The Plot made its presence felt in the Western Suburbs, as the punters got amongst it, and in the process managed to sell out the all-Australian, Parramatta based festival. Having attended last year, if I were a betting man I’d have put money on the festival […]

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Live Review: Her Sound, Her Story – State Library of Victoria (11.11.16)

November 14, 2016

Nearly two years of work by two Melbourne artists, photographer Michelle Grace Hunder and filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, has culminated in the powerful, multifaceted Her Sound, Her Story. It’s a project created as a response to the conversation observed surrounding women in the Australian music industry, documenting more than 40 female artists who have, or […]

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Julia Jacklin, The Avalanches, Big Scary among J Award nominees for 2016

November 2, 2016

It’s November, which means that for triple j, it’s officially Australian Music Month – dedicated to celebrating homegrown music and the artists who have been emerging, thriving and consistently nailing it throughout the year! This morning, the annual J Awards were announced, returning for its 12th year. The awards recognise breakthrough artists, some incredible albums and […]

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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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Tired Lion to Ocean Alley: 9 Artists to suss ahead of The Plot Festival!

October 25, 2016

Before going to any festival, I like to make a festival playlist to highlight a couple of my must catch acts and also, to pre-game. Anyway, here’s my picks for The Plot Festival! There are some rising goodies, as well as some more obscure and alternate acts for a little mix. TIRED LION I loved […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Fine Arts, Best Comedy and Artisan ARIA Award nominees announced!

October 3, 2016

We’re entering ARIA Award territory for another year, with the first round of nominees (Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy) being announced, the winners to be announced at the official ARIA Nominations Event in Sydney this Wednesday. Already, Flume and The Avalanches have had their latest records recognised across all three artisan categories, an impressive indicator of […]

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