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Festival Review: Listen Out – Centennial Park, Sydney (01.10.16)

October 4, 2016

Long before the lockout laws, something else was killing the vibe among Sydney’s party scene: competition. One or two day festivals across the country were dropping like flies and it seemed like Fuzzy’s long-running Parklife was about to meet the axe, until the business made the wise decision to go boutique. Downsizing and effectively avoiding […]

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Client Liaison, Holy Holy, NGAIIRE, Gordi & more named in Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition shortlist!

October 4, 2016

The 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition shortlist has today been unveiled, with 90 finalists being selected to proceed forward to the final stage of judging. Three prizes are up for grabs as always: the $50,000 first prize courtesy of APRA and Alberts Music, a $10,000 second prize thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association) and […]

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Festival Review: Listen Out – Western Parklands, Perth (25.09.16)

September 30, 2016

It seemed the skies were on our side for the Perth leg of the DANCE worshipping festival that is Listen Out arrived at the new venue of the Western Parklands for its 2016 instalment.  It appeared that storms of any variations, both weather and artists, would not be seen over the weekend.  Boasting the likes […]

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Festival Review: Splendour in the Grass – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (22.07.16 – 24.07.16)

July 27, 2016

Splendour in the Grass has existed as a must-attend festival in the minds of almost every Australian music fan since its inception in 2001. Widely regarded as one of the music events on the Australian calendar, the Byron Bay festival has seen some of the world’s best tread its stages and offer up live music […]

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Editor’s Picks: The Best of Splendour in the Grass 2016!

July 25, 2016

For another year, Splendour in the Grass has succeeded in pulling off one memorable live music event out in Byron Bay. Providing a line up of artists representing some of the best touring musicians Australia has at the minute, not to mention some incredible international visitors, Splendour was more than just a playground for triple […]

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16 fresh tunes by Splendour in the Grass artists you must listen to ahead of the weekend!

July 20, 2016

The Splendour in the Grass party kicks off tomorrow – if you’re staying in Brisbane for the party at The Triffid or if you’re getting to Byron in time for the huge official shindig at The Northern, there’s going to be a solid chance you’re going to enter the actual festival already on a high. For the rest […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2016…So Far

July 13, 2016

Having tipped the midway point of 2016, we asked our team to look back on what’s been a strong six months of new music releases already. Across the genres, there’ve been some stellar local and international albums dropping and drawing some heated conversation across fandoms. Whether it was in The Drones‘ release of arguably their […]

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The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016 (So Far)

July 12, 2016

High profile releases from the likes of Kanye, Drake, and Beyoncé, plus show-stealers from Chance the Rapper, Skepta, Anderson .Paak and dvsn have fleshed out what has been a very strong six months for hip hop and R&B. We’ve also seen emerging talents like Gallant and Joyner Lucas, comebacks from Fat Joe and Maxwell, and […]

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10 Splendour in the Grass artists not to be missed…other than the headliners!

July 12, 2016

Splendour in the Grass is mere weeks away and the buzz is certainly building for what is going to be one of the biggest years in the festival’s recent history. With the likes of The Strokes, At The Drive-In, Sigur Rós and The Cure set to perform some surefire phenomenal sets (three hours of The Cure!), the names further down on the festival […]

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What’s Your Flava? – Highlighting diversity in the Australian music industry (Part Two)

July 8, 2016

Last week, we brought you the first part of our feature on the diversity existing and thriving within our music industry. Across genres, artists have been standing up, proudly so, and making some incredible music that has been, as we found out, influenced by their cultural upbringings in some way. Whether they had relocated from […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of April 2016

July 7, 2016

April brought us some sexy, hilarious and goddamn captivating music videos – from the likes of George Maple to NGAIIRE, through to City Calm Down and West Thebarton Brothel Party, there definitely was a diverse bunch of clips we were vibing on. Hit ‘play’ and revisit! Playlist 1. George Maple ft. GoldLink “Sticks and Horses” 2. NGAIIRE “Diggin” 3. Alex […]

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Stormzy, A$AP Ferg & more confirmed for Listen Out 2016

June 21, 2016

Listen Out returns in September and October, a prime opportunity for music fans to get out and around an eclectic line up of dance music, R&B, grime, hip hop and more. Expertly curated this year, international visitors include the acclaimed Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, A$AP Ferg, BAUUER and Stormzy. Representing for the Australians is a strong contingent […]

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Album Review: NGAIIRE – Blastoma (2016 LP)

June 8, 2016

Ngaiire, to me, is an artist who has existed on the perimeter for far too long. As someone who doesn’t live in Sydney, my exposure to Ngaiire pre-2013 came merely in the form of a backing vocal feature here, a live spot there. ‘Why haven’t we seen more of this girl before?’, I’d think. Then […]

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Single of the Day: NGAIIRE “House on a Rock” (2016)

May 30, 2016

The Blastoma countdown is well and truly on, with only weeks to go until NGAIIRE‘s new album is with fans in all its glory. To keep us hanging on in the meantime, the lady herself has recently gifted us with a brand new single in “House on a Rock”, showing NGAIIRE at her most electrified, her grittiest yet. […]

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From Maitland to Bunbury – A look back on our time with Groovin’ the Moo 2016

May 15, 2016

And so, the dust has settled on another Groovin’ the Moo tour. The international visitors have wrapped up their brief Australian visits, the local heavy hitters have returned to plotting the rest of their plans to dominate 2016 and fans around the country no doubt have been left with some brilliant memories of yet another […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ the Moo – Hay Park, Bunbury (07.05.16)

May 10, 2016

‘We play rain, hail or shine’ has never been more relevant than in 2016 for Perth festivals, however the Bunbury leg of Groovin’ The Moo managed to march on through the temperamental weather with some killer acts without resorting to doing the worm through a giant mud puddle. While for those staying outside of Bunbury, getting on […]

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NGAIIRE drops new track “I Can’t Hear God Anymore” on social media; ‘special announcement’ coming this afternoon

May 9, 2016

“I can’t hear God anymore ever since you left; he don’t come round here no more, he just went away.” NGAIIRE wears her heart on sleeve as she delivers the lyric, a heart-wrenchingly raw vocal powering through behind it. As we get closer to the release of the Sydney artist’s new album Blastoma, the surprises and […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ The Moo – Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo (30.04.16)

May 2, 2016

A distinct lack of mooing was made up for by a whole lot of groovin’, with Groovin’ The Moo rolling through the Prince of Wales Showground in Bendigo for another year. Punters were fairly low in numbers early in the day, with an 11am start leaving plenty of time for the heavens to potentially open […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ the Moo – Oakbank Racecourse (25.04.16)

April 28, 2016

Ah, Groovin’ the Moo. The one festival on the Australian live music calendar that offers city slickers an opportunity to ‘head regional’ (even if, in SA, this means a half hour drive up into the hills), underage music fans can thrive on copious amounts of Red Bull and whatever else for the day and everyone can enjoy […]

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Music Video of the Day: NGAIIRE “Diggin” (2016)

April 28, 2016

The release of Blastoma is edging closer and closer for NGAIIRE, her new album now confirmed for a June 10th release! The singer has been wowing crowds on this year’s Groovin’ the Moo tour over the past few weekends and with the final few festival dates still to come, NGAIIRE has found time to drop […]

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James Blake, At The Drive-In, Jake Bugg & more announce Splendour sideshows!

April 21, 2016

Splendour in the Grass fans who missed out on tickets yesterday (gathering that was many of you…) now have a second chance to grab tickets to see their favourite Byron Bay bound festival acts, with the first round of official sideshows being announced! The likes of James Blake, At The Drive-In, Jack Garratt and Jake Bugg join the list […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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2016 APRA Music Awards Wrap: Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Sia & more recognised in Sydney!

April 6, 2016

Last night, Carriageworks hosted the 2016 APRA Music Awards, where the likes of Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Peking Duk and Sia walked away with awards recognising some stellar songwriting through 2015, while Cold Chisel and songwriter Phil Barton were both acknowledged with special awards commending their work and contribution to the industry both in Australia and abroad. Performances on the night brought some unique highlights […]

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Watch Ngaiire join Sufan Stevens on stage for “Chicago”

March 22, 2016

After supporting him at his recent Brisbane concert, Sydney artist Ngaiire was invited back onto the stage by Sufan Stevens for an exclusive version of “Chicago”, adding more punch to the song with a potent choral lift, completely flooring the crowd in attendance. Video of the special collaboration has now been released at the behest […]

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Live Review: Sufjan Stevens + NGAIIRE – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane (04.03.16)

March 6, 2016

QPAC Concert Hall – seemingly as tall as it is long and with 1800 seats – is a bloody big venue and needs some big noises to make it feel full. It’s clear within seconds that Sydney’s Ngaiire, supporting Sufjan Stevens on this tour, is a singer who is more than up to the task. Diminutive […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: Sufjan Stevens + NGAIIRE – Thebarton Theatre (29.02.16)

March 2, 2016

Okay, so if you’ve been keeping tabs on Sufjan Stevens‘ recent Australian shows, you’ll have gotten the inkling that they have been all-in, emotional affairs. Of course, it’s to be expected of Sufjan, that his music presents such delicately evocative narratives and especially with his latest album Carrie & Lowell, there’s some intensely personal stories to be […]

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Vic Mensa, Danny Brown, Drapht, RATATAT and more set for Groovin’ the Moo 2016!

January 27, 2016

The full Groovin’ the Moo line up dropped this morning, with a great spread of international and locals ready to turn up out in some excellent regional sites around the country in a few months. ‘Marshalled’ by The Meeting Tree (enough reason to head along in itself) and with Alex Dyson and Danny Clayton on […]

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10 Australian female artists you should be listening to in 2016!

January 12, 2016

Last year was a great 12 months of discovering Australian artists who, as the year went on, kept demonstrating a bold approach to music and the creation of artistry that didn’t necessarily stick to any set of conventions established before them. We’ve seen a broadening of perspective when it’s come to the way Australian hip-hop […]

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Falls Top Five: Sose names her standout acts from Mt. Duneed!

January 3, 2016

Mt. Duneed Estate became home to thousands of music lovers last week, with the Falls Festival organisers pulling off something akin to a miracle in relocating a whole multi-day event from Lorne over to the site of A Day on the Green. Even now, days after the dust has settled and my umpteenth shower has […]

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Festival Review: Field Day – The Domain, Sydney (01.01.16)

January 3, 2016

Fuzzy’s Field Day is one of Sydney’s biggest remaining festivals. Held on New Year’s Day, it’s promoted as a day to ease into the New Year with a spot of live music and sunshine. With a fairly solid line-up, made up of several Falls Festival drawcards and a variety of additional acts, Field Day 2016 […]

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