Posted 7 Mar 2017 @ 3:30pm

The acclaimed festival for publicity and talent exposure welcomes the Australian juggernauts for an afternoon of musical enlightenment.


Brought to you by Secret Sounds, the occasion greets two of Australia’s most exciting acts alongside a host of wunderkinds from the likes of Norway, the UK and the US.


Hockey Dad and Tkay Maidza will perform on a day which will...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:37am

Nine Melbourne acts were announced among 498 others from around the world who are the latest to be invited to play South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.


Altogether 2000 acts will play between Monday March 13 and Sunday March 19.


The Melbourne contingent is made up of Slum Sociable, Sui Zhen, Japanese Wallpaper, Tim Wheatley, Slow Dancer, The Elliotts,...

Posted 17 Oct 2013 @ 11:05am

Three acts based in Melbourne are among those heading to Austin, Texas in March. Vance Joy, Money For Rope and People of Letters were among 150 acts from around the world named in the first round of acts to showcase at South By Southwest.


Other Australian acts named so far were The Swiss from Sydney, The Chevelles from Perth and...

Posted 5 Jul 2012 @ 1:03pm

Electronic soul enigma Chet Faker is returning to Australia for a headline tour alongside his appearance at Splendour In The Grass.


In what has already been a remarkable year for Faker, on the back of his Thinking In Textures EP 2012 has seen a sell out tour on Australian soil, a run of shows at SXSW and a performance at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid LIVE. Faker is also...

Posted 4 May 2012 @ 10:45am


“Wild. It’s been wild,” Husky Gawenda understates, shaking his head with a laugh. The Melbourne songwriter and his cousin Gideon Preiss are sitting across from me at a table in Austin, Texas after just coming off stage at The Aussie BBQ – the now infamous Australian showcase held each year at South by South West, aka the indie music world’s Spring Break.


It’s Husky’s...

Posted 17 Apr 2012 @ 2:13pm


It’s been a busy six months for Big Scary.  Since the release of their debut album Vacation last October, it seems Melbourne’s best and brightest musical pair have become one of the nation’s favourite duos. Winning adulation from critics, fans and one Richard Kingsmill (who namedVacation in his Top 10 albums of last year). With a critically acclaimed record under their belt, the...

Posted 20 Mar 2012 @ 1:20pm


In his inspired and inspiring SXSW keynote address, Bruce Springsteen quoted legendary music critic Lester Bangs, who wrote that Elvis Presley was the last thing that we would all agree on. Springsteen talked about a time when there were so few bands around that record stores didn’t exist, when albums were racked in a corner of the local drug store. Not anymore. There are more music...

Posted 21 Apr 2011 @ 1:52pm


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