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Wanna perform alongside Violent Soho, DMA’s, Golden Features, Safia and loads more at UTS Winterfest?

Do you want YOUR band to play with Violent Soho, DMA’s, Safia, Golden Features, Cosmos Midnight and more? Well, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE. Awesome music crowdfunding and ticketing company GiggedIn are providing YOU with the chance to win the coveted support slot at the annual UTS Winterfest in Sydney! It’s SUPER easy to apply: Simply […]

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Q & A: Tiny Ruins

New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins have just released their second album Brightly Painted One, and are touring Australia for the next two weeks, bringing their beautiful and haunting folk music to our shores. Having received widespread acclaim and attention from local and international music critics and radio stations, what began as a solo project in 2009 […]

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Live Review: Chet Faker, June 27 @ The Enmore

Chet Faker aka Nick Murphy is astoundingly talented. His voice is effortlessly strong, perfectly tuned, and without a single melodic fault. He also has a talent for writing soulful, sensual grooves that meld R’n’B and electronic, produced and live instruments with fluidity and maturity far beyond his years. In short, I hate him. It’s so […]

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Review: Hayden James, ODESZA & Kele (Bloc Party), June 26 @ The Metro

Words by Krissy Bryant There is nothing better than a good ol’ sideshow. Festival sideshows are the absolute greatest for those who are either running low on dosh or who just can’t make the festival. They are even greater when the sideshows spread the love and travel to the opposite side of the country – […]

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Q & A: Olympic Ayres

Sydney based genre-mashing electro-poppers Olympic Ayres are dropping their much anticipated EP Leisureplex on September 18. They’re also ‘previewing’ the EP in full live mode at Goodgod Small Club on July 12! They took a turn away from computer-based soundscapes for their new EP, opting instead for live instruments – so a live show is going to […]

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Angus and Julia Stone: Aus/NZ Tour Announced!

Beloved brother-and-sister act Angus and Julia Stone have reunited, and they’re launching their forthcoming third album with a massive Australia & New Zealand tour! The pair were reportedly brought back together by the brilliant production mastermind Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash etc.)  “Angus and Julia are truly unique musicians,” Rubin […]

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Review: How to Dress Well, “What Is This Heart?”

I used to swear by the NME. The legendary British trend-making music magazine provided me with a fair chunk of the bands now sitting comfortably on my iPod. Unfortunately, the more I’ve become more interested in music, the more I’ve become disillusioned by the NME’s tendency to blatantly favour bands it wants to be the […]

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Interview: Phantogram

American electro-rock duo, Phantogram, are headed our way soon for Splendour In The Grass. After being in the business since 2007, they’ve made a name for themselves on and off the stage. Their latest album Voices is a wall of sound, with exciting melodies and beats, and incredible vocals. We caught up with them in […]

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Interview: Fractures

When it comes to making a name for yourself, Fractures has gone about it in a pretty interesting fashion. Internet success, and a sold out debut gig seemed incredibly promising for the Melbourne producer, when it all came crashing down due to an unfortunate accident resulting in a fractured (yes, really) neck, and six months […]

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Album Review: Dune Rats ‘Dune Rats’

Brisbane’s Dune Rats make the frustrations of living in a city that has no beach, not only relatable, but a little more bearable. Built on a foundation of sound moulded by both international and local alt-rock constituents, Dune Rats’ bare similarities to the likes of Best Coast and Gold Coast’s Bleeding Knees Club but with […]

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