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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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Interview: Press Club’s Natalie Foster reflects on her European injury while at Reeperbahn; talks the “joy” of Wasted Energy

October 2, 2019

Last month, Melbourne rockers Press Club were travelling around Europe, and lead singer Natalie Foster suffered an injury during their set. They powered through – but by the end of the tour, the hardened musician was forced to cancel the band’s final show of their European tour, in the city of Groningen, Netherlands. We sat […]

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These 17 Aussies acts are set to play Reeperbahn Festival in Germany next month

August 23, 2019

With Australia as the focus country for the renowned Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, next month, the event has revealed the 17 Aussie artists who will be making the trip over to showcase at the event. Taking place shortly after BIGSOUND, the event kicks off on Wednesday September 18th with “Doors Open”, a special event […]

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Aussies Abroad: Melbourne’s Press Club set to dominate the UK and Europe with another massive tour

August 14, 2019

With their new album Wasted Energy due out on Friday, Melbourne’s Press Club are hitting the road for their biggest ever tour of the UK and Europe. And the latest single from the anticipated record also just hit the airwaves – the fantastic “New Years Eve”. Wasted Energy is the follow up to the band’s […]

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Live Review: Ceres deliver a legendary sold out show at The Howler, Melbourne

October 24, 2018

I am about 98.98% sure that we almost made Tom Lanyon cry. From the moment Ceres walked onto the stage for their Viv in the Front Seat tour and launched into their first song, the entire crowd was singing along to every word. The Howler was packed to the brim, there are definitive bruises forming […]

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Festival Review: Wollongong’s Yours and Owls kicks off 2018 event with epic sets from Peking Duk, Moaning Lisa, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and more

September 29, 2018

While most of Sydney’s partygoers were heading to Listen Out, I jumped on the train to Wollongong to check out the sold out Yours & Owls two day festival; an annual event which has become among the most anticipated and celebrated in the region. Often being overseas at the same time, it was my first […]

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Live Review: DZ Deathray’s punk rock invigorated Melbourne for their ten year anniversary tour

September 17, 2018

It’s been ten years since punk rock crew DZ Deathrays started making (delicious) bite-sized punk anthems, and there was only one way for the band to celebrate the momentous occasion; a massive tour with some fellow Aussie rockers. Saturday night’s Forum show had all the tellings of a perfect night, a stage set-up mimicking a lounge […]

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Tropical Fuck Storm, Ceres, Baker Boy join The Smith Street Band’s inaugural Pool House Party

January 10, 2018

The Smith Street Band‘s recent invite for Melbourne-heads to join them at the Coburg Velodrome in March for their first ever Pool House Party has now been followed up with a stacked line up of Australian talent to get around! Joining the Smith Street Band for the March 17th event will be Tropical Fuck Storm, Gareth Liddiard‘s […]

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Festival Photos: Fairgrounds Festival – Berry Showgrounds (08.12.17 & 09.12.17)

December 11, 2017

A stellar line up of local and international musicians came out to the Berry Showgrounds just south of Sydney for this year’s Fairgrounds Festivals over the weekend. With the likes of The Shins, Gang of Youths, Aldous Harding and Marlon Williams all involved, the weekend proved to be a huge success. Photos by Bruce Bakers. [print_gllr id=49550] ———- This content […]

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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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Interview: Press Club provide their camping tips ahead of Festival of the Sun

November 20, 2017

With Festival of the Sun soon approaching, punters are invited to get space-y as the Outer Space theme for this year is bound to produce some great moments out in Port Macquarie. Ahead of the event, we get to know a little more about the artists set to grace the stage – first up, Brunswick’s own, Press […]

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Larry’s Picks: 11 acts who left a lasting impression at BIGSOUND

September 11, 2017

Last week, I descended on BIGSOUND in what was my 6th visit to the iconic Brisbane conference and festival. Just about every year the event has grown in size – from the amount of bands playing, to the amount of venues utilised and the number of attendees. This year felt unquestionably the biggest yet, amped […]

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

August 17, 2017

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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The Preatures, Holy Holy & more announced for Festival of the Sun 2017

August 15, 2017

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie this December, looking to sell out quickly too, if previous years’ ticket sales are anything to go by! Long regarded as one of the east coast’s most popular festival events, Festival of the Sun hasn’t changed its blueprint one iota. Still completely BYO, FOTSUN has retained its family […]

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Live Review: Joyce Manor demonstrate raw and emotion-wrenching set at The Rev in Melbourne

June 7, 2017

Full disclosure. I’m not the world’s biggest pop punk fan. Hell, until I found Modern Baseball and Basement, I avoided the overtly emotional genre like carpet cleaners avoid The Tote. Joyce Manor are one of the select acts on the pop punk spectrum I can’t get enough of – something in the combination of their […]

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Live Review: Melbourne punk throttles as Horace Bones headline The Tote Upstairs

June 1, 2017

Don’t think that because The Tote “Upstairs” had a renovation, it’s lost any of its degenerate charm. If anything, the red-lighted, red-walled room has increased its appeal for debauchery, with Horace Bones’ single launch on Saturday night being no exception. The line-up featured some of the loudest and filthiest in Melbourne punk; a standard Saturday […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (22nd May 2017)

May 22, 2017

Missed the best new tracks hand-selected by our own writers? Catch up on all the goodness, from the raucous new one by Press Club to the bubbling electronic R&B beats by Ladi6, this playlist covers all bases. Get listening now! ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: […]

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Music Video of the Day: Press Club “Headwreck” (2017)

May 12, 2017

Talk about bursting onto the scene. Melbourne’s very new and very, very good Press Club are a force to be reckoned with, the small handful of gigs that they’ve played bringing glowing praise from all sides. They’ve only just released their first single, and my god. Wow. The four Brunswick locals deliver frenetic and commanding punk, ‘Headwreck’ […]

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