Sugar Mountain

Album Review: Jack River – Sugar Mountain (2018 LP)

June 22, 2018

There’s always been a strange sense of beauty in melancholia and pain when conveyed in music. Whether it is how relatable or genuinely makes the listener empathise well beyond belief, that’s still up for debate. What definitely is known, however, is that Jack River manages to expertly pull off her debut album Sugar Mountain and […]

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Festival Review: Sugar Mountain delivers warped sweetness in Melbourne for another year

January 22, 2018

“It doesn’t matter how old you are, what you look like or where you are from…never be too scared to express yourself. “ A woman in her late thirties had planted herself down next to me, as I sat resting my feet. She told my friend and I that today was her day off from […]

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Winners of the 2017 AU Awards announced; Meg Mac, Gang of Youths, Bec Sandridge & West Thebarton come out on top

December 14, 2017

Earlier in the week, we announced our annual list of acknowledgements of live music and the artists who have really made 2017 their own, via the annual AU Awards. Whether it was a breakout year for some, or a year where an acclaimed album became a defining moment in a band’s career, 2017 has provided some epic […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Joey Bada$$ confirms Australian return for Sugar Mountain 2018

October 11, 2017

Is it Sugar Mountain time yet? Well, no, there’s still a few months to go until the eclectic music and arts festival descends on the Victorian College of the Arts, but the festival organisers were sitting on a line up too hot to keep under wraps. Bringing in this tasty line up is the return […]

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Get to know Jessy Lanza (Canada) ahead of her Australian debut tour

January 16, 2017

With her acclaimed album Oh No bringing Jessy Lanza to Sydney Festival for a much-anticipated show in Hyde Park on Friday night, ahead of shows at Sugar Mountain in Melbourne and other appearances around the country, we caught up with the Canadian musician to find out just how she is anticipating bringing her music to Australia for the first […]

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Sugar Mountain and Visions (UK) festivals link up for inaugural dog show

December 13, 2016

Music and pups – name a more iconic combo. …I’ll wait. Between Sugar Mountain and the UK Visions Festival, this glorious partnership is being brought to life in Melbourne next January! The night before Sugar Mountain (January 20th) from 6:30pm, the inaugural Dog Show will be held at the Queen Victoria Gardens – a community event the public […]

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Blood Orange, Big Scary, My Disco and more confirmed for Sugar Mountain 2017

October 17, 2016

Sugar Mountain has delivered a stomper line up for 2017 proving once more its status as one of the country’s best celebrations of new music and art from around the world. Names like Blood Orange, Big Scary, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Pantha Du Prince immediately jumped out as must-sees, especially considering this Melbourne date is to be Blood Orange’s only […]

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Courtney Barnett responds to Grammy nomination as tickets for her Australian tour fly!

December 10, 2015

Courtney Barnett has had a momentous year with the success of her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. The Melbourne based singer-songwriter returned home this week from a run of shows in the UK and Europe to be greeted by the news that she had just been nominated for a […]

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