Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:28am

With Peter Hodgson


Melbourne’s heavy experimental creatives Orsome Welles release their long-awaited new EP, Rise, on Friday May 26, and will hit the road to support it in June and July. Rise has been a long time coming, with its first two singles Build A World and Maestro released towards the end of 2016. Both songs caused quite a stir among industry and fans...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:18am

With Jimmy Hall


The Splendour in the Grass 2017 lineup has been announced and there’s a delicious spread of beat purveyors. It’s going to be a ridiculous weekend. Schoolboy Q, Stormzy,Thundamentals, Lil Yachty and A.B Original have all been confirmed. That’s some wildly different rappers and a heap of niche stars from different sub genres. Tickets are on sale Thursday April 6....

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:14am

With Michael Cusack


Is there something about Friday April 7 that screams party time? ‘Cos there’s a buttload of stuff on. Firstly, we’ve got Banoffee heading up the Gasometer. Splitting her time between Los Angeles and Melbourne, she’s been busy writing and recording new material for a yet to be announced release. She’ll be playing a bunch of tunes unheard...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:13am

With Georgia Spanos


This weekend we welcome new life into the original 'Her Majesty’s Prison Pentridge' as the bluestone walls bind live music, local creative vendors and an eclectic mix of Melbourne's top food trucks. The one that first stole my heart is Pasta Face, whose warm personality assures you'll be so satisfied you won't flinch at the sight of your...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:11am

With Declan Burgess



Keep Sunday April 9 free for Good Morning + Friends at The Thornbury Bowls Club. After recently teaming up with Bedroom Suck Records, the effortless pop pals Good Morning are throwing an all ages do with Emlyn Johnson, Hearing, Dianas and Mio to celebrate the re-release of their first two eps on glorious 7” vinyl. It’s not just a good afternoon of...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:29pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Sadly, the only new stories this week are the real ones - all of the fiction is firmly planted in the franchises of the past.


Of course, that doesn't mean it's all bad news - one of our franchise offerings takes a whole new angle on its many historical precedents, and one is a...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:21pm

With Joe Hansen


So the new Mindsnare album dropped by surprise this week and it’s fucking rad. Sonically a cross between their two acclaimed albums Hanged, Choked, Wrists Slit and The Death, the new record Unholy Rush is a perfect return for the legendary band. I’ve been blasting it all week, check it out now. All 500 limited run vinyl copies sold out within a day, here’s...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:18pm

With Peter Hodgson


After Mortiis left Emperor, the Norwegian black metal band he was part of starting, in late 1992, he released a number of solo records between 1993 and 1999. Disenfranchised with the brutality and hypocrisy of the record industry, Mortiis didn’t release a new album until 2010, when the band self-released Perfectly Defect as a limited edition CD and a free...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:15pm

With Jimmy Hall


2017 is going to be a busy year for American MC Freddie Gibbs. Earlier this month it was announced that he has now started working on a second project with Madlib. Their previous collaboration was Piñata which was considered the best body of work from either artist (Quasimoto disagrees). The new project will be called Bandana.
Freddie Gibbs is also...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:14pm

With Michael Cusack


This Friday March 31, Melbourne based label Temporal Cast are hosting a showcase in the Grace Darling basement. Coming to fruition in 2013, Temporal Cast have releases from Kangaroo Skull and Cale Sexton under the labels belt with more in the pipeline for 2017. Coming out for the basement bash are Chiara Kickdrum, Kangaroo Skull and X-Axis throwing down live...


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