Trials

A.B. Original, King Gizzard and more come out on top at the Age Music Victoria Awards

November 23, 2017

Another big night for Trials and Briggs went down overnight in Melbourne, as the 2017 Age Music Victoria Awards saw A.B. Original walk away with Best Album and Best Hip Hop Album for the acclaimed Reclaim Australia. At the ceremony, held at 170 Russell, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard also emerged as big winners, landing awards for Best Band and Best […]

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A.B. Original are the first Indigenous act to win the Australian Music Prize, yet their talent remains vilified by those who need to listen the most

March 10, 2017

Last night at The Toff in Town in Melbourne, A.B. Original were crowned the winners of the 12th Australian Music Prize. Along with the $30,000 cash prize, their win with their debut album Reclaim Australia marked a significant moment in the Prize’s history: for the first time, the accolade had been taken by an Indigenous group. Briggs and Trials (Yorta […]

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Photo Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Brisbane Showgrounds (26.01.17)

January 27, 2017

The 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicked off for another year yesterday, celebrating the public holiday out on the east coast at the Brisbane Showgrounds. With acts including A.B. ORIGINAL, Gang of Youths, Whitney and Tame Impala all taking to stages throughout the day and evening, punters showed up in strong numbers to get around it. Photos by Andrew Wade. [print_gllr […]

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Purpose makes debut as newest Golden Era Records artist via Adelaide collective’s 2016 cypher

December 21, 2016

The Golden Era Records Cypher is finally here! Hip hop heads have been hanging out for this one for what’s seemed like an absolute eon but considering the year the Adelaide hip hop label and its artists have had in 2016 – we shouldn’t have worried, the GE crew were always going to deliver. Swapping the 2015 cypher […]

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“Imagine if we had this record growing up?” Briggs & Trials talk Reclaim Australia

November 25, 2016

Today, A.B. Original‘s highly anticipated and much publicised debut album Reclaim Australia was officially unleashed on to the public. Over the course of 12 tracks, both Briggs and Trials have made a definite mark on Australian music and as the bigots and uneducated internet trolls have continued to beat their chests and crack their knuckles, ready to take to their keyboards, […]

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Matt & Alex commencing final days at triple j with five-date rave tour

November 22, 2016

Yesterday, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson announced that their time as hosts of triple j’s breakfast show would be coming to an end this December; for Dyson, the end of a 10 year-long career at the broadcaster. Okine of course, came on board in 2014 to replace former host Tom Ballard. For both, it’s been years of early mornings, memorable […]

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Trials and Briggs talk the impact of A.B. Original and their debut LP, Reclaim Australia, at BIGSOUND

September 19, 2016

BIGSOUND 2016 opened its conference stage for one of Australian hip hop’s most polarising acts to come through and, as Trials simply puts, explain themselves. For the Funkoars legend and Briggs, their 2016 collaborative project as A.B. ORIGINAL has woken the hip hop music community (and the wider music industry) up with some hard-hitting and unapologetic music that highlights crucial issues facing our […]

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Music Video of the Day: A.B Original Feat. Dan Sultan “January 26”

September 8, 2016

Like an audible fist in the face, Indigenous Australian emcees Briggs and Trials, collectively A.B Original, are back to shake you awake with a powerful song and clip directed at one of Australia’s most contentious issues. With the video revealed at a recent BIGSOUND keynote, “January 26” is a bouncy, funk-inspired track that moves away […]

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AB Original, Kahl Wallis, Emma Donovan & more featured on first artist announcement for 2016 NIMAs

June 15, 2016

The first names confirmed to perform at this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been released and already, it’s looking to be quite the diverse and entertaining night under the stars in Darwin this August! With 2016 standing out as being quite the significant year for Indigenous people, it’s expected that this year’s NIMAs will […]

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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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Briggs & Trials announce A.B. ORIGINAL project, release videos & debut tour dates!

March 29, 2016

This has been a collaboration we’ve been waiting to be officially announced for some time now, so the fact that Briggs and Trials have finally gone and dropped details of their A.B. ORIGINAL project…we couldn’t be more excited. The two hip hop wordsmiths and fire live performers first came up with the idea to come together and make some brilliant music after […]

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