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Disturbed Announce New Album ‘Evolution’, Share Lead Single ‘Are You Ready’

Disturbed are back with a new single called ‘Are You Ready’, and, well, are you? Earlier this month, Disturbed announced they’d completed a new album and asked fans to vote in a poll to choose what kind of song they wanted to hear first: a heavy song or a ballad. The heavy option appears to have won out, and you can stream ‘Are You Ready’ below to see what you think o...[Read More]

Australia’s “Folk Punk Orgy” Festival HOBOFOPO Reveals First Acts For 2018

Australia’s self-professed “folk punk orgy” festival, HOBOFOPO (Hobart’s Original Folk Punk Orgy), has announced the first set of acts on its 2018 lineup. Now in its third year, the four-day festival is set to return to a number of Hobart venues this December, with the likes of American folk punks Days N’ Daze, Sydney rockers Handsome Young Strangers, Melbourne trio T...[Read More]

Tributes Flow For Aretha Franklin, Dead At 76

Tributes are flowing for the ‘Queen Of Soul’ Aretha Franklin, who has died at the age of 76. Franklin died at her home in Detroit due to advanced pancreatic cancer, her family revealed in a statement. “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The l...[Read More]

Woman Charged With Murdering Sydney Rapper Scepaz Granted Bail

A woman accused of killing Sydney hip-hop artist Scepaz (real name Jett McKee) following an alleged botched home invasion has been granted conditional bail in court today. 23-year-old Hannah Quinn appeared via video link in Newtown Local Court, charged with murder and accessory after the fact to murder, after the 30-year-old MC’s body was discovered on an inner-west street last Fri...[Read More]

More Details Revealed About Childish Gambino’s New Zealand ‘Pharos Festival’ Plans

In news that made Aussies mad with FOMO, Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino recently announced plans to expand his huge ‘PHAROS’ Festival to New Zealand. And now, more details have been revealed about the mysterious event’s Auckland debut. According to Time Out (via NZ Herald), the festival will be promoted by juggernaut company Live Nation, whose event production ...[Read More]

Travis Scott Put Two Aussie Acts In The NBA 2K19 Soundtrack

Artist-of-the-moment Travis Scott has given two Aussie acts with his godly blessing, bestowing them with a place on the official soundtrack for the mega-hyped NBA 2K19 game, which he’s executive produced and hand-curated. Alison Wonderland and Ball Park Music are the lucky duo. Sydney super-producer Wonderland actually features twice on the 42-tune soundtrack for the latest instalment of 2K ...[Read More]

Love Letter To A Record: The Beths On Rilo Kiley’s ‘The Execution of All Things’

Many of us can link a certain album to pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the chord you first learnt to play on guitar, the song that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that got you those awkward and painful pubescent years or the one that set off light bulbs in your brain and inspired you to take a big leap of faith into the unkn...[Read More]

Victoria’s Babylon Festival Announces First 2019 Lineup

Victoria’s Babylon Festival has made its first lineup announcement for 2019, revealing a long list of (mostly) electronic local and international acts for next year’s event. Returning to Carapooee West in February, the festival will host the likes of Nina Kraviz, Dax J, Olivia Dawn, Laughing Buddha and Damian Lazarus. Organisers are also promising Babylon’s usual hits of visual a...[Read More]

Something For Kate Discuss Nostalgia Vs. New Material & How Aussie Music Has Changed Over The Past 20 Years

Much like the delightful Tim Tam, a packet of which are being munched happily by this humble writer, Something For Kate are an Aussie icon. And excitingly, the undefinable Melbourne outfit have been billed alongside a stellar lineup of fellow Aussie icons at Newcastle’s Scene & Heard festival this November. “I guess the bands on there — most of them are active bands,” s...[Read More]

Love Letter To A Record: Client Liaison On John Farnham’s ‘Whispering Jack’

Many of us can link a certain album to pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the chord you first learnt to play on guitar, the song that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that got you those awkward and painful pubescent years or the one that set off light bulbs in your brain and inspired you to take a big leap of faith into the unkn...[Read More]

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