Paul Dempsey

Festival Gallery: The Gum Ball – Lower Belford, NSW (21-23.04.23)

April 26, 2023

The Gum Ball festival held at ‘Dashville’, near Lower Belford in the Hunter Valley is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding festivals on the calendar. The property is owned by the local Johnston family, and as the name would suggest, it is held amongst many mature eucalypt trees, with the added advantage of being only […]

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Gum Ball

Baby Animals, Dande and The Lion & more added to Gum Ball 2023 lineup

February 14, 2023

The Gum Ball festival is an absolute gem of an event and will be held amongst the eucalypts at Dashville at Lower Belford, over the last weekend of the April school holidays, 21-23rd April 2023. The final round of announcements has been made with the legendary Baby Animals being added to the bill. Featuring Suzi […]

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Something for Kate

Interview: Something For Kate’s Paul Dempsey on the band’s album return, gigs, lockdown and Donald Trump

November 19, 2020

It’s been eight years since Melbourne alt-rockers Something For Kate released any new material so you’d be excused for thinking they’d split up as a band. But, this Friday their seventh album The Modern Medieval drops to much anticipation. Frontman Paul Dempsey says: “I should point out that we have played shows in every one […]

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Something For Kate’s new album The Modern Medieval out November 20

September 3, 2020

Something For Kate have revealed the title of their seventh studio album The Modern Medieval and scheduled a release date for 20 November. The Modern Medieval  marks the bands first album since 2012’s Leave Your Soul to Science.  The album recorded in Byron Bay, enlisting Nick DiDia (Powderfinger, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) on production duties. The group […]

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The Sound: Giving Australian music the promotion it deserves

August 16, 2020

2020 has proven to be an arduous year for the music and entertainment industries. With ongoing coronavirus restrictions putting live music on hold, artists and venue owners alike have been left in a precarious position. Several glimmers of hope for the industry have emerged however – one of these being the ABC’s latest music program […]

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Photo Gallery and Live Review: Paul Dempsey + Ro – Melbourne Recital Centre (14.11.18)

November 16, 2018

Wednesday night at the Melbourne Recital Centre, one of Australia’s best loved talents, Paul Dempsey, was joined by one of our finest rising stars, Ro for a very special night of music. Ro kicked the night off with a stunning set,  “Life Hack”, “Lover, All Over Again”, “Hollow Hearts”, “New Years Falls”, “Life of the […]

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Gig Guide: 7 gigs not to miss in Melbourne this November

October 31, 2018

November is almost here which means summer time is just around the corner! With warmer days and longer nights, there’s no better time to see some great live music. Step into summer the right way and get along to some unmissable gigs this November. Here are seven Melbourne gigs to check out! King Princess November […]

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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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Paul Dempsey and Melody Pool captivate during the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series

February 20, 2017

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is a tiny marsupial, once found across Victoria and Tasmania. Due to predation from feral foxes and cats, the mainland subspecies has been classified as extinct – but Zoos Victoria are working to remove them from the extinction list, through complex breeding and re-population programs. There’s a point to this heartbreaking […]

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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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2016 AU Awards : A look at the “Male Artist of the Year” nominees

December 12, 2016

This Friday, we announce the winners of the third annual AU Awards – a celebration of what has been a rich and diverse year of Australian music, delivered both on stage and in studio on record. Ahead of the ultimate reveal, we’re taking a look at some of the categories and those up for awards, […]

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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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Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

November 30, 2016

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad. NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at […]

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Paul Dempsey & Alex Lahey to jump on for The Tram Jam this Melbourne Music Week

October 21, 2016

Two beloved names of the current Melbourne music scene have come onboard for the Tram Sessions‘ lineup as part of Melbourne Music Week this November. Both Paul Dempsey and Alex Lahey will be part of ‘Tram Jam 2016’ – an event that has seen the non-for-profit music series partner with Qantas this year. With both Dempsey and Lahey having toured […]

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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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Live Review: Paul Dempsey + Olympia – The Gov, Adelaide (25.08.16)

August 29, 2016

On a Thursday night, The Gov fills out comfortably to await the return of Paul Dempsey to his beloved Kingdom. The air is chilly, but the vibe on the inside of the popular venue remains warm and inviting. It’s been a little while since the Australian favourite has been to Adelaide in this capacity and with […]

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Paul Dempsey, Ross Wilson, Ella Hooper & more join the Heart of St Kilda Concert this September

July 27, 2016

The Sacred Heart Mission has announced some more special names to their annual Heart of St Kilda Concert happening in September, raising funds for those desperately in need. Last year, the concert raised $79,000 for the Mission’s Meals Program to feed nearly 20,000 people in need and this year, they’re hoping to smash the record. The […]

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

June 22, 2016

Our ICYMI series continues this week, as we take a look back at the music videos we vibed on throughout February this year. From Troye Sivan‘s “Youth” to Violent Soho‘s “Viceroy” and Bullet For My Valentine‘s “Worthless”, the second month of 2016 saw some big hitters drop impressive visuals. Hit play on the below and take a look/listen! Playlist Troye […]

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Paul Dempsey on the challenges of songwriting and the long-awaited Strange Loop

May 12, 2016

Paul Dempsey is one of those figures in Australian music who has been able to not only successfully maintain a solo career alongside that of a beloved and well-respected band, but it would seem that he’s been able to dictate just when and how his public presence will be felt. The release of his debut […]

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Album Review: Paul Dempsey – Strange Loop (2016 LP)

May 10, 2016

It may have been seven years since Paul Dempsey released his solo album Everything Is True but halfway into “The True Sea”, the opening track on his 2016 release Strange Loop, you forget about the long period in between. Its exploration of space and the loftiness of Dempsey’s vocal over seven and a half minutes […]

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Live Review: Paul Dempsey + Fraser A. Gorman – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (26.02.16)

February 29, 2016

Ultra mellow singer-songwriter Fraser A. Gorman opened proceedings to a building Friday night crowd at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne’s Richmond. With a breezy blend of tunes, including a cover of Wilco’s “Passenger Side”, and some quirky, off-beat story telling (my favourite moment was a tale regarding the evil nature of children, just beating the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Paul Dempsey “Morningless” (2016)

February 3, 2016

Something for Kate frontman Paul Dempsey just released his first solo material in 7 years, and it’s a strong return to form. The new single takes a more rock oriented approach than his debut solo album, Everything is True, driven by intense drums and a distorted bass. Check it out here, and his newly announced […]

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Missy Higgins announces run of shows for 2016, Paul Dempsey to support!

October 28, 2015

Missy Higgins has been spending 2015 adjusting to life as a parent, having given birth to son Samuel back in January, following a successful national Australian tour in late 2014. During her time off the road though, she says she’s been writing new music while being Mum and it’s material she’s looking forward to sharing […]

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