Tkay Maidza

Brisbane Festival Review: Tkay Maidza goes for gold at The Spiegeltent

September 17, 2018

Trophies and vines covered the stage inside the Brisbane Festival’s Spiegeltent. Those trophies glinted from the venue’s stage lights, but they never shined as bright as Tkay Maidza. The South Australian artist has been on a roll since emerging in 2013 with her debut single “Brontosaurus”, and the energetic show she put on in support […]

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9 shows not to miss at the 2018 Brisbane Festival

August 21, 2018

The Brisbane Festival kicks off on in a couple of weeks on the 8th of September. With the festival boasting 600 performances of almost 70 shows across 17 venues, it’s close to impossible to see everything, or indeed to decide what you should go and see. So, like the good citizens we are, we’ve compiled […]

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Adalita and Tkay Maidza may just be the TV duo you didn’t know you needed

June 28, 2018

Channel [V] is returning to Splendour this year, enlisting Adalita and Tkay Maidza to take the reins in handling all [V]’s official interviews on ground. The duo obviously come from vastly different musical backgrounds, but their status within the Aussie music scene is undeniable, so it will be interesting to see they dynamic flourish on screen. “Super […]

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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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The 2018 St. Kilda Festival is a great example of a free live music event done right

January 9, 2018

It’s the country’s largest free music festival event so it’s safe to say that when the crew behind the St. Kilda Festival get together to nut out a line up that consistently reflects talented Australian musicians, a sense of summer fun and entertainment that will draw the numbers out in force, they mean business. Which is […]

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A.B. Original fuel the ARIA win bonfire with a massive night at the SA Music Awards

November 10, 2017

2017 is A.B. Original‘s year. What started as an EP’s worth collection of material written over a span of a few days by Trials and Briggs, soon turned into one of the country’s most important albums and definitely, one of the most acclaimed this year. At the South Australian Music Awards in Adelaide overnight, the group continued their […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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A.B. Original leads nominations for 2017 South Australian Music Awards

October 4, 2017

Celebrating their third awards event in November, the 2017 South Australian Music Awards have today unveiled their nominees, with A.B. Original leading the pack with a massive six noms to their name. On their heels, Tkay Maidza has four nominations while emerging SA talent DyspOra, Lonelyspeck and Bec Stevens have made their mark on the list this year. The event itself has […]

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Live Review: Confidence Man, Tkay Maidza and more stand strong at Curve Ball 2017

June 14, 2017

On Sunday of the Queen’s birthday long weekend, Vivid Sydney took their creative lighting installations to a new level combining with them with some top dance music artists for an ultimate audio visual experience at Curve Ball. After the success of its debut in 2016, the guys from Fuzzy who take care of Field Day, Harbourlife […]

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Tickets for Sydney’s SAFIA-headlined Curve Ball now on sale

April 3, 2017

Taking off for its second year this June, Curve Ball returns to Carriageworks for a winter soiree featuring some of our best dance-inciting artists as part of Vivid Sydney. To be headlined by SAFIA, the mini-festival also features stellar talent in the likes of Tkay Maidza and Client Liaison, while emerging superstars of the game in Confidence Man, Thandi Phoenix and more […]

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Pandora wraps up four days at SXSW with performances from Future Islands, Tkay Maidza & more

March 17, 2017

It was a slightly different agenda for Pandora at SXSW this year as the digital radio service concluded their annual Pandora House at Austin venue The Gatsby earlier tonight. Running from Monday to Thursday and crossing into both Music and Interactive programming – as opposed to concluding on Saturday as in past years – Future […]

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Tkay Maidza, Jimmy Eat World and more confirmed for Pandora SXSW showcases

March 11, 2017

More juicy showcases are being revealed for SXSW, with Pandora’s updated showcases featuring Jimmy Eat World, Future Islands, and Australia’s Tkay Maidza. The music discovery platform Pandora has lined up four days of superb showcases, which they will be livestreaming, along with artist interviews, on the Pandora at SXSW station. Tune in from March 13-16th to get the lowdown, […]

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Mazda Studio SXSW Showcases Announced, featuring Tkay Maidza

March 9, 2017

The musical mecca that is SXSW is fast nearing, with an amazing suite of showcases announced for the Mazda Studio at Empire, presented by SPIN, Stereogum and VIBE. Sharing the stage with some massive acts, including Danny Brown, Mastodon, The New Pornographers, Beach Slang and Chastity Belt, is Australia’s own Tkay Maidza, a mammoth accomplishment for the South Australian artist. […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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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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SXSW adds All Our Exes Live in Texas, Slum Sociable and more to 2017 Music program

January 11, 2017

We’re two months out from SXSW 2017 and this week, the music festival organisers have dropped another fat stack of artists from around the world to get us excited. As usual, the Australian additions are impressive with the likes of All Our Exes Live in Texas, Slum Sociable, Tkay Maidza and Totally Mild featuring, while newer artists in The Coconut Kids from Adelaide […]

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Tkay Maidza joins Flume, The Avalanches and more on 2017 Governors Ball line up in New York

January 4, 2017

Well, damn. Talk about a 24 hours for festival line ups. First we had Coachella break in their 2017 lineup and now, New York’s Governors Ball has done the same thing with unveiling their round of artists set to hit Randall’s Island Park in June. Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix and Childish Gambino lead the top billing spots for the June […]

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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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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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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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Southbound adds Tash Sultana, Seth Sentry and more to line up!

September 28, 2016

With even more artists yet to be announced, Southbound is shaping up to be festival packed with local talent. Cosmo’s Midnight, Drapht, L D R U, Kilter and Tkay Maidza are just a few massive names that will be joining a bill that already includes the likes of Catfish And The Bottlemen and The Smith Street Band. […]

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Briggs, Zola Jesus, Tkay Maidza & more to speak at Face The Music in Melbourne

September 20, 2016

The 2016 Face The Music conference has announced its second speaker announcement following on from a strong initial reveal including the likes of Robert Forster, Ricki Astin, Zan Rowe and Anthony Fantano. Taking place at the State Library Victoria during Melbourne Music Week this November, Face The Music co-programmers Ash Sambrooks and Zac Abroms have today announced the following artists and industry figures will also be joining the event […]

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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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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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DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Gawurra & more join the 2016 BIGSOUND Live line up

July 27, 2016

BIGSOUND has unveiled its latest artist additions to the 2016 festival, with some of the country’s beloved touring names joining on a line up exceeding 150 names. DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Japanese Wallpaper and Vera Blue have been named alongside Gawurra, Teeth & Tongue, The Belligerents, Harmony James, I Heart Hiroshima, The Gooch Palms, Kučka, Rainbow Chan and more on the latest BIGSOUND reveal – colour us absolutely stoked. They […]

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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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2016 APRA Award nominees announced

March 15, 2016

The nominations for the 2016 APRA Music Awards (to be held on 5 April) have been announced and show, again, just how strong our scene is. Up for four awards each, and both contending for ‘Most Played Australian Work’ and ‘Pop Work of the Year’, are Jarryd James and Sia Furler. Other acts with multiple nominations […]

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Tkay Maidza, The Preatures, Saskwatch, and more feature in Merivale’s new waterside live music series

December 15, 2015

Sydney hospitality juggernaut Merivale have teamed up with Corona Extra to bring in the new year with a packed program of live music featuring some of Australians best established and rising talent across three of the group’s waterside venues. A total of 39 Aussie (and some international guests) artists will be taking part in this […]

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Live Review: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (05.12.15)

December 7, 2015

With Western Sydney home to the vast majority of Sydney’s population, it made plenty of sense to hold a festival, whose line up was predominantly Australian, in the heartland and near geographical centre of Sydney. Nestled in the centre of Parramatta’s CBD, The Plot festival took place on a deliciously picturesque Saturday afternoon at Parramatta […]

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