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

January 3, 2017

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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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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Music Video of the Day: REMI ft. Jordan Rakei “Lose Sleep” (2016)

December 13, 2016

If you’ve listened to Divas and Demons from front to back at least once since its release, “Lose Sleep” is definitely one of the standout tracks. For Remi and Jordan Rakei, the collaboration saw both artists delve into the reflective and the end result? A soulful and poignant single that speaks to those who have felt like they’re flailing […]

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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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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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Checking in with REMI ahead of the House of Voodoo on the Central Coast!

October 28, 2016

Halloween is upon us and before you head out and get ghouled up and turnt up, party starters Sound Like A Good Time have got one killer party of their own happening on the Central Coast well worth your time. Presented by Pilerats at Proud Mary’s in Erina on Saturday night, House of Voodoo is set […]

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What we learned about Divas and Demons from Remi & Sensible J at BIGSOUND 2016

September 15, 2016

Last Thursday, Beach Burrito in Fortitude Valley hosted a special listening party for Remi and Sensible J‘s sophomore album Divas and Demons. With Brisbane sun shining down, BIGSOUND attendees crowded in to soak up the rays, listen to the Melbourne artists’ new material, all the while indulging in burritos and margaritas. All the pieces came together for one mint afternoon. […]

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Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino both set for Field Day in Sydney!

August 30, 2016

Field Day is a must for many music fans keen to keep the New Year’s party going well into January 1st and for their 2017 event, the Sydney festival organisers have confirmed both Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino to appear. For fans of both artists, being able to catch them on the same line up, especially at a […]

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Remi announces the Divas and Demons album launch tour for November & December!

August 25, 2016

Remi‘s new album, Divas and Demons, is just weeks away from release now (keep an eye out come September 16th) and today, there’s a brand spanking new tour that’s been announced in support of it! Remi and Sensible J will be out on the road with their second record through November and December, with Baro joining on for all dates […]

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London Grammar, The Avalanches, Violent Soho & more join Childish Gambino for the 2016 Falls Festival!

August 23, 2016

Following on from this morning’s announcement that London Grammar would be joining Childish Gambino on this year’s Falls Festival tour, the festival organisers have continued to make our Tuesday by following through with a stack of international and local names set to hit festival sites in Lorne, Byron and Marion Bay and of course for its first year, Fremantle, […]

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Catfish and The Bottlemen, Hermitude, MSTRKRFT, Phantogram & more for Southbound

August 4, 2016

Pack your bags and head West this December, because Southbound has come in hot with a brand new artist announcement for their three day/night festival! Along with some great homegrown talent in San Cisco, Tired Lion, LUMBERJACK and  Kučka, Southbound has dropped the news that some international visitors including Catfish and The Bottlemen, MSTRKRFT, Phantogram and more will also be hitting the stages in […]

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Remi, Stonefield, A.B. Original and more to play the Rolling Stone Live Lodge in Melbourne

August 2, 2016

It’s back! Rolling Stone is bringing its Live Lodge to the Workers Club in Melbourne for another year, taking over the Brunswick/Gertrude Street venue for three weeks of incredible live music. Like previous Live Lodge events before it, this year’s series will feature not only special live gigs, but artist Q&A’s, DJ’s and their own bar, open seven […]

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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 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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Music Video of the Day: Remi “Substance Therapy” (2016)

July 6, 2016

As we continue to near the release of Divas and Demons, the highly anticipated sophomore album from Remi, the Melbourne rapper and his collaborator Sensible J have dropped a new single and music video to boot! “Substance Therapy” is the latest from the House of Beige dons and marks a perfect follow up to one of our favourite […]

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Yours & Owls come out swinging with one huge festival line up for October

June 14, 2016

Well, they promised it would be bigger. They promised it would be better. And in 2016 – the Yours & Owls crew have certainly delivered on the above in pulling together what is easily one of our favourite festival line ups we’ve seen yet. Some of the country’s best (not to mention some rad international […]

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‘Behind the Beat’: Getting to know Sensible J (REMI/House of Beige)

June 3, 2016

Justin ‘Sensible J’ Smith is a producer and percussionist whose talents you may have seen along with musical partner in crime Remi. They’ve been touring extensively around Australia and overseas since the release of Remi’s acclaimed debut album Raw x Infinity in 2014. An avid music fan with diverse music tastes and influences of his own, Sensible J […]

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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 – 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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Seth Sentry Joins the Presidential Race with the announce of his 1969 Campaign Tour Trail

April 21, 2016

Seth Sentry hits the road for a huge national tour this July and August. After the release of the fourth single off his album Strange New Past, Seth is launching his 1969 Campaign to bring hip hop to the Australian public, and there is no doubting that he is the prime candidate. Rising hip hop star, […]

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Music Video of the Day: REMI ft. Sampa the Great “For Good” (2016)

April 20, 2016

“Where’s your self-esteem, gorgeous? Did it go when I told you that I was a cheat, gorgeous? I had to come clean, even if I made you smash my Nintendo Wii, gorgeous…” Oh REMI, Remi, Remi. The Melbourne hip hop favourite lays his laddish past out on the table on his new single, “For Good”, featuring the amazing Sampa […]

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REMI (Melbourne) on Divas and Demons, Sensible J’s influence & Groovin’ the Moo!

April 14, 2016

With Groovin’ the Moo edging closer and closer, we’re getting more excited than ever to see what some of our favourite locals are going to be bringing to the festival stages. For some, it’s another notch on a belt of impressive shows while for others, there’s an added bonus buzz of being able to bring […]

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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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Ivan Ooze called out for ignorant Instagram post, draws angry response from Remi, Briggs…

March 27, 2016

Ivan Ooze last night found himself in a bit of a social media bind, that opened up a whole other conversation that many keep coming back to time after time again. The rapper foolishly uploaded an Instagram video to newly made account @unicorn.tracy of himself Crip walking. A bit of fun, quite clearly, but the caption […]

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Live Review: Kendrick Lamar + Sampa the Great & Remi – Allphones Arena, Sydney (23.03.16)

March 24, 2016

As far as critical success goes, Kendrick Lamar is at the very top of the music industry right now, re-shaping the standards of hip hop for the better and fully justifying the hype that surrounded the emcee all those years ago when “Hiii Power” dropped and hip hop fans around the world heralded the next […]

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Remi announces national tour, new album, and releases new single with Sampa the Great

March 15, 2016

“For Good”, the name of the new track and upcoming Australian tour from Melbourne wunderkind emcee Remi, is the first single from the long awaited follow-up to the highly regarded raw x infinity project – an album which cemented his position as not just one of the brightest in Australia’s hip hop scene, but also […]

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