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Review: St. Vincent reigns supreme and adds edge to second day of Boston Calling Music Festival

May 28, 2018

The second day of Boston Calling had the biggest headliners, and a solid late afternoon run on the Red and Green stages. The Pod Saves America podcast was a good idea until the line ended up going out the door and around the corner, but Manchester Orchestra on the Green stage was a good enough […]

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Interview: Royal Blood’s Ben Thatcher chats ZZ Top, Jools Holland and more

April 27, 2018

Back in the country for some sick headline dates as well as this year’s Groovin’ The Moo tour, Royal Blood caught up with us in Sydney just to check in and see how everything has been since the last time we sat down in this part of the globe. You may have seen Ben Thatcher chatting with us about […]

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Royal Blood to unleash their own beer at Groovin’ The Moo; Drummer Ben Thatcher chats about it

April 23, 2018

Canberra brewing company Capital Brewing Co. will be unveiling a brand new beer for Groovin’ The Moo punters this weekend – the Royal Brew, a 6% Blood Orange New England IPA for UK duo Royal Blood, who are playing the festival as part of their biggest ever tour of Australia, which kicks off today, April […]

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Groovin the Moo lands Paul Kelly, Royal Blood, Lady Leshurr & more for 2018 tour

January 30, 2018

As one of the only remaining Australian touring festivals still enjoying successes year in and year out, Groovin the Moo is an example of an event that knows its market, knows its formula for success, and knows how to execute it each year. With a line up that appeals to the younger, first-time festival demographic, as […]

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Live Review: The Foo Fighters’ CalJam Festival proved to offer a one of a kind rock n roll experience out in San Bernadino

October 9, 2017

For anyone not in the know, CalJam is the birth child of Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. Debuting in San Bernadino, about an hour and a half drive from LA, the festival hosted a huge lineup including Cage The Elephant, The Kills, Royal Blood, Liam Gallagher and Babes in Toyland. Like any […]

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Glass Animals prove festival highlight while Chance the Rapper celebrates in his hometown on Lollapalooza Saturday

August 6, 2017

Much warmer temperatures and clearer skies awaited the hundred plus thousand people that attended day three of Lollapalooza. Day One was filled with pouring rain and a thunderstorm that cut the day short and Day Two had a little rain but cold temperatures and almost no sun. So Day Three was just what the crowd […]

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Interview: Royal Blood talk a disdain for encores & becoming seasoned touring musos

July 26, 2017

Continuing our interview coverage from our time with Royal Blood in Sydney recently, Mike and Ben talk more on the development of their live shows and preparing for some of their biggest festival appearances yet, notably CalJam alongside Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. “I think with another 10 songs that we get to play, obviously the set is going […]

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Interview: Royal Blood talk How Did We Get So Dark?, returning to Australia & Game of Thrones in Sydney

July 25, 2017

While out in Australia for Splendour in the Grass (and some cheeky headline dates of their own), British duo Royal Blood found some time to catch up with us in Sydney. Also during their time out in Australia this month, Mike and Ben dropped the details of their largest Australian tour yet, which will see Royal Blood […]

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Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2017

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan tent. Coming in like an energy drink, Confidence Man followed with an animated performance filled with little outfits, bubbly tunes and frantic dancing. “Boyfriend (Repeat)” saw the whole […]

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Live Review: Royal Blood prove why they’re the new Gods of Rock at the Metro Theatre

July 20, 2017

With today’s announcement of a massive tour in April/May (which may or may not coincide with Groovin’ The Moo), tonight’s relatively intimate sole headline show at the Metro for U.K. duo Royal Blood turned out to be something of a preview for their big shows ahead in the new year – playing venues five times […]

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The 20 Best Singles of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 6, 2017

Earlier this week, we unveiled our list of the 20 Best Albums of 2017 so far – as voted by our team – with The Smith Street Band reigning supreme with their acclaimed album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Breaking things down even further, today we throw the spotlight on some of the […]

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10 Things We Learnt at Belgium’s Rock Werchter Festival

July 5, 2017

I have been to one European festival before – Main Square in France – but that was six years ago. In that time I got used to the stricter, but definitely more organized, festivals in Australia and the US. If there’s one thing you should take away from this piece it’s this: if you’re going […]

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Album Review: Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark? (2017 LP)

June 26, 2017

The sophomore album from Brit-rockers Royal Blood is a punchy follow-up to their self-titled debut. Unfortunately, How Did We Get So Dark? lacks in many areas that made Royal Blood the captivating album that it was. The debut album from Royal Blood was rife with catchy riffs, gritty guitars and convincing vocals. How Did We […]

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Interview: Royal Blood frontman Mike Kerr on album number two, How Did We Get So Dark?

June 18, 2017

Following on from the meteoric success of their debut album, we had the chance to have a chat with front man and bassist, Mike Kerr, on the eve of the release of their second album How Did We Get So Dark, which is in stores now. How is it releasing an album the second time around in […]

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Bonnaroo celebrates 16 years of live music with Lorde, Flume and more over the weekend

June 14, 2017

Bonnaroo hit its full swing this past weekend with massive headliners that brought in tens of thousands. Saturday had three of the biggest names from three drastically different genres. Chance the Rapper kicked off Saturday night with as much energy and enthusiasm as anyone on the lineup. Ripping through his early work and touching on […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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Six artists not to miss during Day One (Friday October 2nd) of Weekend One at the Austin City Limits Festival

October 2, 2015

An epic weekend of music is ahead for fans attending the 14th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, USA – and those of us at home will get the chance to see quite a few of the performances ourselves thanks to the live stream. Each day there is a myriad of incredible […]

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Live Review: Royal Blood – Channel V Island Party, Sydney (04.02.15)

February 5, 2015

It was an overcast windy afternoon and Sydney Harbour was a little choppy as we made our way out to The Island. Just like the harbour, British garage rock duo Royal Blood are also making waves on the music scene.

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