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Photo Gallery: Falls Music and Arts Festival ft. John Farnham + Vera Blue – Lorne, Day One (28.12.19)

January 1, 2020

One of the main attraction of the Falls Festival site in Lorne is the scenic rain forest setting in the Otways. However, as catastrophic conditions of high heat, winds and thunderstorms were predicted for the third day of the festival, the organisers made the decision to cancel the festival to ensure the safety of festival […]

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Interviews: Watch Ruel, Vera Blue and Spacey Jane at Yours & Owls Festival

October 15, 2019

Earlier this month Yours & Owls Festival brought some of Australia’s finest musicians to North Wollongong for a two-day event that showcased some serious established and up-and-coming talent. Amongst those were sixteen year old pop phenomenon Ruel, the ethereal Vera Blue and the newest kids on the big block Spacey Jane. Having just finished his […]

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Festival Review: Yours & Owls brought Australia’s biggest musicians to Wollongong for Day One

October 8, 2019

According to my Uber driver, Yours & Owls Festival is the biggest event in Wollongong’s calendar and apparently cultivates a dedicated returning community each year, which is something to be said about the standard of this regional festival. But as the clouds rolled in for the long weekend, it was beginning to look like a […]

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Didirri, Vera Blue and Clowns share their favourite music of 2018

December 31, 2018

Earlier this month, we sat down with Didirri, Vera Blue and Clowns to talk about their favourite music of 2018; potentially the songs they’ll be choosing for the Hottest 100 and some of the albums that excited them over the last 12 months. Photo of Didirri taken at Festival of the Sun by Larry Heath

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Lollapalooza 2018 will bring some of Australia’s strongest talent to Chicago in August

June 13, 2018

The 2018 edition of Lollapalooza was just announced and the lineup is riddled with big names and massive headliners. From possibly the biggest pop stars of today, to the most iconic rockers of this generation, the Chicago four day music festival will have something for everyone and especially a great Australian presence. Bruno Mars, Jack […]

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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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Jen Cloher, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths & more up for APRA Song of the Year

January 12, 2018

The APRA Song of the Year nominees have been revealed this week, with 20 tunes penned by Australian songwriters up for the main title. With the results being announced in Sydney in April, the APRA Song of the Year has been decided upon by a panel of industry judges, whose task it is to now whittle […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2017!

December 21, 2017

There’s no mistaking it, 2017 has been a stellar year for Australian music. We’ve seen Aussies surge forward internationally, while the term ‘household name’ has never been truer for some as this year has rolled out. As we approach the end of 2017, we’ve put together our annual End Of list, representing the 20 Best Australian […]

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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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Gear up for New Year’s Eve in Sydney with Northeast Party House, Nicole Millar & more

August 9, 2017

There’s a new kid on the Sydney music event scene, with the huge NYE in the Park announcing its inaugural event this December. Keeping its ethos simple and to the point, the festival is all about curating good times for the final day and night of the year – begone, long lines and stupidly expensive ticket […]

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The xx packs the main stage but local acts dominate at Splendour in the Grass Day One

July 22, 2017

The sky is clear, the sun is shining, and a giant replica of Kanye West‘s head is beaming in front of an enormous rainbow. The first full day of Splendour in the Grass 2017 is upon us, packing North Byron Parklands with the kind of life and energy that only comes with one of this […]

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13 non-headliners that are going to absolutely slay at Splendour ’17

July 20, 2017

Got your Splendour schedule locked in? You might want to leave a few spots open. One of Australia’s biggest and best music festivals is a gold mine when it comes to discovering new music or watching that mid-card act completely own the entire festival and make you wonder why they weren’t top-billed in the first […]

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D.D Dumbo & Flume win big at APRA Awards in Sydney overnight

April 3, 2017

The 2017 APRA Music Awards hit Sydney’s  Convention Centre Grand Ballroom overnight to celebrate the songwriting achievements of some of our best artists and for D.D Dumbo and Flume in particular, the night proved to be extra special. With his acclaimed single “Satan”, D.D Dumbo was awarded the APRA Song of the Year gong. A choice cut from his 2016 […]

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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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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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Sounds Australia reveals four massive showcases in Austin for SXSW 2017

March 3, 2017

The Sounds Australia crew have come out guns blazing for their annual line up of showcase events for SXSW this year. Always renowned for their curation of stellar emerging and established Australian talent at events the world over, this SXSW foray is not to be missed if you’re soon to be Austin-bound. The massive four showcases include […]

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Vera Blue shares new single from forthcoming debut album + announces national tour

March 2, 2017

After much anticipation, Sydney-based singer/songwriter Vera Blue has announced her debut album will be coming this year, after a few final touches. In the mean time, the first single “Private” has been released with an accompanying national tour this April. “Private” is a shift to a heavier electronic sound, experimenting with start/stop instrumentals that complement her elegant, […]

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Aussies Abroad: Vera Blue sets her sights on America with March tour

February 22, 2017

Vera Blue is well and truly part of the new wave of young Australian artists pushing forward with innovative and captivating pop music and luckily for Americans, Vera is headed for them next! Alongside appearances at SXSW at the top of the tour, Vera Blue will be on the road throughout America until the end of March. […]

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Single of the Day: SLUMBERJACK ft. Vera Blue “Fracture” (2017)

January 16, 2017

SLUMBERJACK have returned from a summer spent slaying on festival stages with a new tune primed for hit status – “Fracture”. Featuring the now trademark vocals of one Vera Blue, “Fracture” comes burning out from the West Coast and acts as a perfect follow up to SLUMBERJACK’s “RA” and the Daniel Johns collaboration, “Open Fire”. Onward pushing electro beats […]

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Festival Review: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (19.11.16)

November 21, 2016

Returning once more to the future CBD of Sydney, The Plot made its presence felt in the Western Suburbs, as the punters got amongst it, and in the process managed to sell out the all-Australian, Parramatta based festival. Having attended last year, if I were a betting man I’d have put money on the festival […]

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Live Review: Her Sound, Her Story – State Library of Victoria (11.11.16)

November 14, 2016

Nearly two years of work by two Melbourne artists, photographer Michelle Grace Hunder and filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, has culminated in the powerful, multifaceted Her Sound, Her Story. It’s a project created as a response to the conversation observed surrounding women in the Australian music industry, documenting more than 40 female artists who have, or […]

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Tired Lion to Ocean Alley: 9 Artists to suss ahead of The Plot Festival!

October 25, 2016

Before going to any festival, I like to make a festival playlist to highlight a couple of my must catch acts and also, to pre-game. Anyway, here’s my picks for The Plot Festival! There are some rising goodies, as well as some more obscure and alternate acts for a little mix. TIRED LION I loved […]

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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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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of June 2016

October 6, 2016

Picking up where we left off recently, our ICYMI series takes a look at the month of June and our favourite music videos released during the month; heading into the second half of 2016, we had the likes of The Delta Riggs, Cane Hill, Allan Smithy, Alex Lahey and Vera Blue all come through with some impressive visuals, while the likes of The Strokes and FEUDS […]

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Alex Lahey, Vera Blue, Oscar Key Sung & more feature on first artist reveal for SXSW 2017

September 7, 2016

The first names for SXSW Music have been unveiled this morning, with a solid number of Australians included in this initial artist release. Along with confirmed keynote speaker Lee Daniels (Empire), some impressive speakers have been announced too, making for an eclectic and entertaining program for another year. Featured on the first artist announce today are the likes of Vera […]

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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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Alex Lahey, Luca Brasi, The Belligerents, Tash Sultana and more for The Plot 2016!

August 24, 2016

THE PLOT is back for another year, continuing to gain speed as one of the east coast’s best festivals for both emerging talent and some of our favourites. Returning to Parramatta for its third year in 2016, THE PLOT has got a slick little line up raring to go; from indie to hip hop and raucous […]

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Chance the Rapper, MSTRKRFT & more hitting up Beyond the Valley for New Year’s!

August 9, 2016

Beyond the Valley has revealed their first round of artists confirmed for their 2016/2017 event, with Chance the Rapper leading a stellar group of international and Australian artists up at the Lardner Park New Year’s celebration. Chano’s Australian visit continues to garner hope as fingers are crossed tightly for some headline dates while he’s out here but for […]

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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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Music Video of the Day: Vera Blue “Fingertips” (2016)

June 20, 2016

Vera Blue is a lady who is continuing to impress and in the new music video for her tune “Fingertips”, we’re even more sold on this woman’s talent. She’s already shown herself to be a great songwriter and “Fingertips” is one of those songs that has the potential to be the song that fans further down the […]

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