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Posted 11 Apr 2017 @ 4:24pm

Best tour name of 2017? Well, probably, yeah. 


The latest Dune Rats tour will see the boys hit up regional areas across the country. It comes in the wake of their latest video for Braindead, which sees the fellas performing in a giant field of dank kush. 


Posted 11 Apr 2017 @ 2:47pm

Melbourne's own funk dynamos are hitting the road in support of their new EP. 


After two years in the making and an abundance of new studio and live material, Pierce Brothers have decided to release The Records Were Ours as the first in a trilogy of EPs. Take Me Out is the first single from The Records Were Ours EP, released May 19 and available to pre-order April 21. 

Posted 11 Apr 2017 @ 2:25pm

Just in time for the return of season three, a Rick and Morty themed party is set to take Melbourne by storm. 


In a night filled with interstellar adventures, there'll be Rick and Morty facemasks all over the place, along with the cult show streaming up on the walls all night long. 


Capping it off comes a free photobooth, $5 Rick Juice, cheap Espresso...

Posted 11 Apr 2017 @ 1:43pm

Melbourne's favourite delinquents Mesa Cosa are back in the saddle once again. 


Back with a bang in the wake of their last single Stone Bone, Matate was mixed by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's Stu McKenzie and recorded by Nao Anzai of No Zu. Their latest cut sits in the middle of gang chant anthems and Chicano noise rock.  


Along with the track comes a...

Posted 11 Apr 2017 @ 1:25pm

Hooley fuckin' dooley, how's this for a lineup? 


All-female movement Electric Lady is pulling together a certified collection of badass women, featuring some leading names on the Australian music scene. 


The ridiculously solid lineup features Ali Barter, Alex Lahey, Gretta Ray, Bec Sandridge, Rackett, Jack The River, and Body Type. 


Along with...

Posted 10 Apr 2017 @ 5:30pm

Swell is set to curate a unique blend of live music, art and design for the third iteration of the annual festival.


Swell 3.0 is an experiment in creativity, presenting a festival that eschews the features one would normally associate with a festival. Previous incarnations of the festival took place in a hotel and the basement of an abandoned hospital, and Swell 3.0 will...

Posted 10 Apr 2017 @ 4:08pm

Melbourne punk rock larrikins Birdhouse have dropped a ripper new video which seems them angrily tripping through time and chores.


The music video is comprised of two scenes cut together to convey the feeling of being lost, and frustrated through time.


The first scene, two band members attempt to set up chairs while the others disrupt them. In the second scene,...

Posted 10 Apr 2017 @ 4:01pm

If you can’t dance at the show, dance after the show as Ding Dong Lounge brings you Patti Smith’s official afterparty.


The punk goddess is bringing her debut album Horses in tow to Australia for Bluesfest as well as three special Melbourne sideshows, marking eight years since her last journey Down Under.


She mightn’t be back again so there’s no greater cause for...

Posted 10 Apr 2017 @ 2:25pm

Because jumping on stage for Cherry Rock just isn’t enough, international travellers Bala and Bottlecap have announced a bunch of sideshows to appease their animated following.


Completing his annual venture to source Europe’s best rock talent, James Young stumbled upon raucous female duo Bala and instantly fell in love. According to Young, “they sound like Patti Smith out the...

Posted 10 Apr 2017 @ 12:07pm

Jive to Endless Boogie at the peak of night or jig to Jarrow in the afternoon sun because the 2017 Boogie set times have finally arrived.


Launching the eleventh instalment of the inimitable festival will be Baby Blue as the sun sets on Good Friday, followed up by Drug Sweat before US rock dynamos Endless Boogie and local greats Cosmic Psychos roar through the headline slots....

Posted 10 Apr 2017 @ 10:07am

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Overseeing print and online advertising sales across a well-established title, you'll combine your talent for communication and negotiation with strong attention to...

Posted 8 Apr 2017 @ 9:40am

Following last month's confirmation that Norwegian genre-spanners Ulver will be performing in the fifth annual Dark Mofo festival, the lineup for the elusive festival has been released today.


Running over 14 days all across Hobart and ending on the night of the winter solstice, Dark Mofo is a festival requiring more than a few sentences to explain. A creation from Hobart's MONA...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 6:31pm

Young up and coming Melbourne-­based pop singer and DJ, Rachel Costanzo is about to shake up the Aussie music industry with her brand new single, Start Again.


The track cements Costanzo's reputation as a powerhouse vocalist with strong pop chops.


“I want to make music that inspires and motivates others,” she says. “Start Again is all about having the courage to...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 5:42pm

Say hello to Snivintz Fest 2, a two-stage festival going down at the Brunswick Hotel. 


Taking to the stage are acts including Beyond Contempt, The FCKUPS, Grudge, Molasses, Keggin, Maniaxe, Ding Dong Death Hole, Udder Ubductees, Cmash Cmunt, Blunt Shovel, Where's Grover?, Cyclone Diablo, Myrtle Place, Pegbucket, Sexgrimes, The Murderballs, I Am Duckeye, Strawberry Fist Cake and...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 3:24pm

Reykjavik’s Sigur Rós are back to grace Australia with their ethereal presence, returning for this year's huge Splendour lineup while locking in a couple of cheeky sideshows. 


Titled An Evening with Sigur Rós, the intimate shows will treat audiences to a career-spanning set separated by an interval - bolstered with the band's iconic and immersive live sound, as intense and...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 3:00pm

Already announced for this year's mammoth Splendour in the Grass lineup, Lil Yachty will make his way across the country for his debut Australian headline tour. 


Wrapping up a sold-out, headlining North America tour this past summer, he'll be bringing jams with him including prior hits Minnesota and 1 Night, as well as new tracks from his imminent debut album Teenage Emotions...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 1:54pm

The Bendigo Hotel are set to open their brand new kitchen with the help of a killer lineup of bands. Best of all? It's completely free to get down and christen this bad boy. 


Kicking off the night will be Groove Bandits & The Zombie Jesus Revue, followed by Prehistoric Douche, and the mysterious Los Amigos. Closing the night will be every Pulp Fiction lover's favourite band...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 10:47am

Critically acclaimed US indie rockers Real Estate have locked in a Melbourne sideshow while in the country for this year's Splendour in the Grass. 


It marks their fourth visit to Australia, supporting their acclaimed album In Mind - recorded in L.A. with Grammy-winning producer Cole M.G.N., who has previously worked with Beck, Snoop Dogg and Julia Holter. 



Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 10:35am

LA-based act Bishop Briggs has locked in a Splendour in the Grass sideshow. 


Riding a wave of buzz onto Australian shores, she'll be taking to the stage in Melbourne off the back of her hit singles River, Wild Horses and the recently released The Way I Do. 


Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 10:27am

Touring in support of her latest album, Banks is set to treat Melbourne to a rare headline show. 


It comes in the wake of her newest album, The Altar, as well as a hotly anticipated set at Splendour in the Grass. 
Her first EP, London, released in 2013 heralded the arrival of an artist to watch. Cemented by her lauded sets at St Jerome's Laneway Festival and...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 10:17am

UK grime kingpin Stormzy has locked in a Melbourne show. 


It comes in the wake of his hard-hitting release, Gang Signs & Prayer featuring the hit tracks Big For Your Boots and Shut Up. 
He'll be heading to Aussie shores ahead of appearances at UK festivals Glastonbury, Wild Life and TRNSMT, giving local audiences the first taste of his chart-topping bangers...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 9:55am

Icelandic singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ásgeir has locked in a sideshow while in the country for this year's Splendour In The Grass. 


Last in the country for the 2014 incarnation of Splendour, Ásgeir sold out two Sydney Opera House shows and was an undoubted festival highlight. Now, he makes his long-awaited return to both Byron Bay as well as a string of...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 9:36am

Fresh from being locked in for this year's sold-out Splendour In The Grass, Bonobo will be heading to Melbourne with a full band off the back of his latest record. 


His latest album, Migration, is being viewed as his strongest release to date, arriving 17 years after his debut release turned heads with Animal Magic. 


His 2017 live show is his largest effort yet...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 9:30am

Lauded singer/songwriter and celebrated internet troll Father John Misty has locked in a Melbourne sideshow while in the country for Splendour in the Grass. 


He'll be coming our way off the back of his newest record, Pure Comedy, which promises a scathing view of modern times set to expansive Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys arrangements. 


Navigating themes of...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 8:09am

After much speculation, Queens of the Stone Age have finally announced an Australian tour - locking in a run of visceral headline shows. 


The group have been keeping a low profile for the last 18 months, locked away in the studio working on new material. Now, the time has come to share it with the masses.
As well as hitting up this year's massive Splendour in the...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 2:15pm

Melbourne five-piece Belle Haven have spent years honing their craft, and they're now ready to share the latest fruits of their labour with audiences across the country. 


The band have joined forces with Greyscale Records to announce the release of their new album, You, Me And Everything In Between - due out June 16. 


"You, Me and Everything in Between has been...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 12:41pm

We all knew it would. 


Quicker than you can say "I really should have got my shit together", every single Splendour ticket was snapped up by an avid selection of punters keen to soak in their cracking 2017 lineup
“Once again we have been overwhelmed by...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 11:05am

The Murlocs have released the first single from their forthcoming third album and it does not disappoint. 


Noble Soldier arrives as three minutes of unadulterated garage rock, abuzz with lo-fi melodies and hooks. 


“The track paints the picture of an everyday forgotten hero-turned-vagabond, chugging along for hope despite failure," says singer and lyricist...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 10:25am

Lauded singer/songwriter Joe Pug is packing up his guitar and songbook and heading to Australia. 


Returning for his latest headline show since 2016's Out on the Weekend Festival, Pug is back on Aussie shores in the wake of his latest album, Windfall - a record that's seen his position cemented as one of America's premier songwriters. 
He'll be joined by the...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 3:08pm

After a successful launch in 2016, Triple R's celebration of live music is back in business once more. 


April After Dark will be showcasing some of the most vibrant Australian acts out there live at Triple R in celebration of April Amnesty.  
Join Triple R for a big week of live music from the Triple R Performance Space with 22 acts over seven consecutive nights,...