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Single of the Day: The Bamboos ft. Urthboy “Broken” (2018)

June 14, 2018

Melbourne meets Sydney with this little collaboration between The Bamboos and Urthboy on “Broken”. Taken from The Bamboos’ forthcoming album – their eighth – Night Time People, “Broken” is uplifting and evocative. Coupling Urthboy’s flow with Kylie Auldist‘s soulful choruses, “Broken” addresses strength in the face of the sometimes constant battles with mental illness that many go through on a […]

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Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name. Julia Zemiro will […]

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Midnight Oil announce highly anticipated October & November Australian tour dates

February 16, 2017

It’s been a long morning already for Midnight Oil fans in Australia who’ve been keeping their attention trained to the band’s Facebook page, but finally, the wait is over. Through a conference broadcast online from Sydney, the iconic Aussie group broke the news that they would be back on tour around the world for the first […]

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Urthboy talks 18 years of Elefant Traks & how writing for his daughter has changed live shows

January 13, 2017

At Festival of the Sun recently, Larry caught up with Urthboy to reflect on recent live shows, the 18th anniversary of his label Elefant Traks and more! At the time of our catch up, the Sydney hip hop label was readying itself for its huge celebration gig but as Urthboy says, they’re still operating with the same ambition and […]

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Festival of the Sun artists rate the Best Albums of 2016!

December 23, 2016

As we reach the end of another year, the question of what has been the best album/s of the 2016 has been thrown around. While up at Festival of the Sun recently, we posed the question to some of the artists backstage. From Mesa Cosa‘s Blood & Brains, Skegss‘ Everyone Is Good At Something, D.D Dumbo‘s Utopia Defeated and A.B. […]

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The Jezabels, Oliver Tank, Alex Lahey & more for Secret Garden 2017

December 14, 2016

Secret Garden has long held a soft spot in the hearts of many Australian music lovers and it’s no reason why. Held in a gorgeous part of NSW over two days, the festival sells out before the line up even gets announced, such is their stellar reputation. Don your fancy dress and get ready for […]

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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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OZFEST announces first artist reveal, including Ball Park Music, Hockey Dad & more!

October 7, 2016

The Gold Coast’s resident pop-up festival OZFEST is back! We are so stoked for the lineup, which promises us a whale of a time, what with the promised annual beach party which is THE highlight of the summer. Delicious food, rocking tunes and refreshing beer. What else could you want in summer? Headline acts in […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Gang of Youths, Seth Sentry, Montaigne & more hitting Port Macquarie for Festival of the Sun!

August 15, 2016

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie for its 12th year in 2016, bringing with them a strong and brilliantly curated line up of Australian artists for the ride. The ‘Deep Sea Edition’ of FOTSUN this year will be hosting the likes of Gang of Youths, The Smith Street Band, Montaigne, Seth Sentry and more on the North Coast this […]

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The State of Affairs (29 July, 2016): SXSW announces first line of speakers & more!

July 29, 2016

This week in the music industry, SXSW announced the first line of guest speakers for their 2017 event, CEO of Ministry of Sound Australia Tim McGee joins the PPCA Board,  and a new online music data platform Jaxsta launches in Australia. SXSW announces their 2017 lineup of guest speakers Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, […]

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The Queenscliff Music Festival reveals second artist announcement, including george, Kira Puru & more

July 18, 2016

The Queenscliff Music Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style this year, with the likes of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals headlining but today’s second artist announcement has further demonstrated that November event is definitely going to be one for the books. Heading up the second Queenscliff announcement is george, who will be getting together […]

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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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Live Review: Urthboy + L-FRESH THE LION + Okenyo – Rocket Bar, Adelaide (24.06.16)

June 27, 2016

Urthboy‘s national album tour for The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat wrapped up over the weekend, with shows in South Australia and out in Western Australia bringing the Elefant Traks family to many, many fans. With L-FRESH THE LION and Okenyo on support duties, this was an incredible line up of talent, both established and emerging – a […]

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Live Review: Urthboy + L-FRESH The LION + OKENYO – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16.06.16)

June 20, 2016

I’ve said it before, but mid-week shows are always outstanding. It’s not just mid-week gigs that go down a treat; it’s anything that breaks up the monotonous nature of work. While there would have been plenty of other reasons for people to have a cheeky night out on a Thursday night, for me, it was […]

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Queenscliff Music Festival unveils artist announcement for 2016

June 17, 2016

The Queenscliff Music Festival has unveiled its first artist announcement for their huge 20th birthday celebration in 2016 and yep, it’s got us wanting to go and join in the fun. News of Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals‘ headline set on Sunday already broke this week, but the rest of the artist announcement we’ve received […]

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Urthboy announces special guests for upcoming album tour as dates continue to sell quickly!

May 24, 2016

Urthboy‘s tour for latest album The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat has continued to gain momentum, with almost half the tour completely sold out, new dates added and now, the announcement of some special guests confirmed to join the rapper on stage! The tour bill, already packing some heat with the presence of L-FRESH THE LION and OKENYO, […]

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Music Video of the Day: Urthboy ft. Kira Puru “Daughter of the Light” (2016)

April 26, 2016

Urthboy isn’t wasting time in ensuring longtime fans and newcomers alike know how much quality is on his recent album release The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat, with the release of his new music video. For “Daughter of the Light”, the Sydney hip hop vet linked up with one of the country’s underrated […]

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Paul Kelly to be honoured by Support Act at ‘Music In The House’ event this May!

April 19, 2016

Paul Kelly is set to be recognised and honoured for his services and contributions to the Australian music community at Support Act’s ‘Music in the House’ event in Sydney next month. The ceremony, taking place at The Ivy Ballroom on May 18th, will see Kelly awarded the special charity award, while artists Julia Stone, Thelma Plum and Urthboy have been confirmed […]

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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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Urthboy linking up with L-Fresh the Lion & Okenyo for national album tour this May/June!

March 14, 2016

In The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat, Urthboy has released what may be his most personal (and successful) album yet. The record has been reaping in the praise and his recent preview gigs in Sydney and Melbourne went down incredibly well – perhaps expected from the hip-hop stalwart who has remained a strong part of […]

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Album News Weekly: 4th March 2016

March 4, 2016

In This Issue: The month of March is bursting with releases and this is just the first Friday of many! There are a dozen wicked records available today including Aussie hip hop darling Urthboy right on down to the return of The Violent Femmes. We’ve even included an Honourable Mentions section to fit in the […]

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Single of the Day: Urthboy ft. Sampa the Great & Okenyo “Second Heartbeat” (2016)

January 19, 2016

Urthboy has dropped the next little taster of a track from his upcoming album today, “Second Heartbeat” and has demonstrated to the Australian hip-hop mainstay’s ability to link up cleverly with talented individuals who stand out on their own, rather than be relegated to backing vocalist/drowned out guest vocalist duties. For this tune, Urthy’s brought […]

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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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Music Video of the Day: Urthboy “Long Loud Hours ft Bertie Blackman” (2015)

October 22, 2015

It’s been a long time between drinks for Urthboy, releasing his first music in over three years today. The new track, “Long Loud Hours”, has less of a focus on beats than a lot of Urthboy‘s earlier work, and more on lyrics. The emotive track features vocals from Bertie Blackman in choruses, soaring over piano […]

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The Plot is comin’ this December featuring Art vs. Science, Urthboy, Tkay Maidza & more!

October 1, 2015

The Plot is bringing some of our favourite bands and musicians through to Parramatta Park in Sydney this December for a festival primed to kick off the summer music circuit well and truly! Featuring some great electro, hip-hop, indie and pop acts, The Plot is backing up previous successful events this year with a nine-hour […]

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