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Band of Skulls announce 2015 Aus/NZ tour

Rowdy Southampton three-piece Band of Skulls have announced plans to tour Australia and New Zealand in April next year. Band of Skulls play a fierce, rollicking brand of rock, to which vocalists Russell Marsden and Emma Richardson add invaluable depth and personality. The last time we saw the trio, whose third album Himalayan was released […]

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The Drums announce Australian tour

Eclectic Brooklyn outfit The Drums have announced plans to tour Australia later this year, ensuring that this will not, in fact, be the saddest summer ever. Now comprised of founding duo Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, The Drums have made a sensational return to the scene this year with their chaotic third album, Encyclopedia. The album is […]

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Portugal. The Man free Australian tour

America’s biggest psyche-pop band in recent years, Portugal. The Man, are playing a slew of free shows across Australia in November, thanks to Corona Extra. Beer, free-music, psyche-pop, summer (well almost), ‘straya. Given the success of last year’s album, Evil Friends, their seventh since 2006, to have the four lads playing for naught, is nothing short […]

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Hiatus Kaiyote, Remi + more on tour with Sonic Architects’ National Conference

Sonic Architects’ National Conference is travelling the country in November/December, showcasing four of Australia’s most exciting acts— least of all, Hiatus Kaiyote, who came out of 2013 with Australia’s first R&B Grammy nomination and one hell of an album, Tawk Tomahawk. Joining the neo-soul quartet are rising hip-hop act, REMI; six-piece, synth ensemble, Kirkis; and producer, SILENTJAY. It’s […]

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Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club, September 27 @ The Tivoli

Fronted by one of the most distinctive voices of our generation and named after an Indian takeaway chain, Bombay Bicycle Club are a unique and marvellous outfit. They don’t have the same looming stage presence as some of their fellow UK exports, but they deliver music that pushes boundaries and evokes profound emotion from their fans. […]

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The Kooks announce 2015 Aus/NZ tour

UK indie rock favourites The Kooks have announced plans to tour Australia and New Zealand in January. The band released their fourth album, Listen, three weeks ago, after three singles of varying quality hit triple j earlier in the year. Building on the sound they constructed on 2011’s Junk of the Heart, The Kooks approached young hip […]

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Live Review: Boy & Bear, September 13 @ The Tivoli

For several years now, Sydney five-piece Boy & Bear have been at the forefront of Australian music. Internationally, too, they are lauded, and have been touring relentlessly over the past year on the back of their sophomore album, Harlequin Dream. Last night, according to frontman Dave Hosking, was the band’s 102nd performance of the year. […]

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Interview: Lime Cordiale

At the core of genre-defying Sydney outfit Lime Cordiale are brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach. The likeable, down-to-earth, and extremely talented duo sat down for a chat with me ahead of their set at this year’s BIGSOUND. How are you, guys? Big plans for tonight? Oli: Pretty good! Louis: Yeah, dude, this is hell fun. Have you been […]

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Interview: Patrick James

Hailing from Port Macquarie and now based in Sydney, singer-songwriter Patrick James has recently released his second EP, Broken Lines and is currently touring around the country. You may have heard Patrick’s distinctive rich harmonies and tinkering banjo on singles, Message and Wait released earlier this year; OR you may have caught him as a […]

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Holy Holy announce ‘History’ single tour

Oscar Dawson and Timothy Carroll, the owner of one of Brisbane’s finest beards, are the core duo behind Holy Holy, a band that is rapidly rising to prominence. Their first single, Impossible Like You, is a truly beautiful sonic journey and rightly received considerable attention last year. Another single, House of Cards, as well as their […]

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