Cloud Rap duo Main Attrakionz stream 'Bossalinis & Fooliyones' album here

Cloud Rap duo Main Attrakionz stream ‘Bossalinis & Fooliyones’ album here

Main Attrakionz hail from the west coast of the US – north Oakland, to be precise – so you can forgive them for sounding somewhat laid-back. In fact, the hip-hop duo are one of the main proponents of cloud rap – that hazy, drugged-out production-style that’s been working wonders for...
Van Morrison: 'Singing is my profession – there is no plan B'

Van Morrison: ‘Singing is my profession – there is no plan B’

On the release of a new album, Born to Sing: No Plan B, Van Morrison talks to Blue Note’s Don Was about learning his trade, mysticism in music and the distractions of the modern world. Read interview here.
Tame Impala 'Lonerism' album stream - listen

Tame Impala ‘Lonerism’ album stream – listen

For someone who says he spent a whole heap of time in his bedroom in Perth, which boasts of being the most isolated city in the world, Kevin Parker has attracted a pretty starry bunch of fans: the Flaming Lips, Mark Ronson and Noels Gallagher and Fielding all count themselves...
Muse: The 2nd Law - review

Muse: The 2nd Law – review

Last year, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy announced the band’s sixth album would be a “Christian gangsta-rap jazz odyssey, with some ambient rebellious dubstep and face-melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia”. It tells you something about Muse that it was hard to work out exactly how far his tongue was lodged in...
Ryan Adams joins the Lemonheads

Ryan Adams joins the Lemonheads

  Lemonheads co-founders Evan Dando and Ben Deily are  reuniting for the band’s forthcoming album, and they’ve enlisted a new member – Ryan Adams. “Dream come true,” Adams tweeted this week. “Back to the punker sounds.” The singer said he will be heading into the studio this weekend to produce and...
Bat for Lashes: 'I don't want to hide any more'

Bat for Lashes: ‘I don’t want to hide any more’

After the success of her first two albums, Natasha Khan, better known as Bat for Lashes, found herself in a dark place, pursued by demons. Here, she talks about finding peace in a patch of dahlias, posing naked – and why Björk keeps her sane Read article here.
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Robert Plant to headline Bluesfest 2013

Robert Plant to headline Bluesfest 2013

Today Bluesfest announced its 3rd sensational Line-Up for 2013! Headlining this announcement is ROBERT PLANT, the legendary front man of the LedZeppelin, presenting Sensational Shape Shifters. Led Zeppelin came to Australia in 1972 and a Robert Plant Tour of Australia has been long awaited by his fans.  He last toured in 1996 with Jimmy Page....
Justin Bieber sued by man who claims he stole his credit card to pay for penis enlargement

Justin Bieber sued by man who claims he stole his credit card to pay for penis enlargement

Justin Bieber is being sued by a man who claims that the pop star stole his credit card and used it to buy himself penis enlargement surgery. The man from Michigan who has filed the lawsuit also claims to be the father of the singer and actress Selena Gomez, who is Bieber’s girlfriend. TMZ reports...
James Blunt quits music industry

James Blunt quits music industry

James Blunt has called time on his musical career, saying he wants to “take more time for himself”. Blunt, 38, sold 11m copies of his breathrough album ‘Back To Bedlam’ in 2005 aided by the worldwide hit ‘You’re Beautiful’. However, it seems that the former Queen’s guard, who saw action in Kosovo, has no interest...
Rolling Stones to bring 50th anniversary tour to Australia

Rolling Stones to bring 50th anniversary tour to Australia

Mick Jagger has suggested that The Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary shows this year will not be their last, and has said he’d love to take the band to Australia. Asked on the red carpet at the premiere of new Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane in London on Friday evening (October 18) if they would be heading...
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic to headline Golden Plains 7 + lineup update

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic to headline Golden Plains 7 + lineup update

With the full lineup to be announced this Tuesday the 23rd of October for next years Golden Plains 7 and with Catpower already booked to play at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre event, today the festivals organizers have let slip that one of the most important musical minds in the world and the absolute king of...
Die Antwoord unveil Gaga 'piss take' video for Fatty Boom Boom

Die Antwoord unveil Gaga ‘piss take’ video for Fatty Boom Boom

After unveiling a trailer last week, Die Antwoord have upped the ante in their run of crazy videos with the highly entertaining visuals for “Fatty Boom Boom.” The clip begins with a Lady Gaga lookalike getting a typical South African tourist tour before she stumbles upon the Zef Crew as well as a number of...
Stone Sour post 'RU486' track from new album online - listen here

Stone Sour post ‘RU486′ track from new album online – listen here

SlipKnot frontman Corey Taylor’s side-project Stone Sour have posted a new track from their soon to be released fourth album ‘House Of Gold & Bones, Part One’,  – and you can listen to it here. The track entitled ‘R U 486′ is the second track ‘leaked’ from the new album. HOG & B’s  is the first half...
2012 Independent Music Award winners

2012 Independent Music Award winners

The 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards took place last night and as with recent years punters have again questioned what is really ment by independent. On accepting yet another award for his highly successful sophomore album ‘Falling & Flying’, rapper 360 said, “This doesn’t feel right, but at the same time I’m feeling honoured.” 360 (aka Matt...
Blink 182 announce sidewave dates

Blink 182 announce sidewave dates

Blink 182 have  announced their Soundwave sideshows. Following on from two false start announcements early this month Tom, Mark and Travis have revealed they will play additional shows at Allphones Arena in Sydney on February 20, The Marquee in Brisbane on February 22 and the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on February 26. Already confirmed as...
Field Day 2013 lineup video announcement - watch

Field Day 2013 lineup video announcement – watch

Organizers for Sydney’s Field Day festival have announced the lineup for the 2013 event in the form of a video (scroll down to watch) and it’s a ripper featuring the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Mark Ronson, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Django Django, SBTRKT, The Vaccines plus lots more. So we suggest...
The Vines' Craig Nicholls bailed on assault charges

The Vines’ Craig Nicholls bailed on assault charges

Craig Nicholls of The Vines has been bailed until November on assault charges following an incident involving his parents earlier this week. The frontman has been charged with five offences in total, including domestic assault, after an altercation at his parents’ house in Sydney on Saturday (October 13). It is alleged that Nicholls punched his mother twice...
Birds Of Tokyo unveil new EP + video and Tour

Birds Of Tokyo unveil new EP + video and Tour

With the release of ‘This Fire’ EP today, Birds Of Tokyo’s first new music in over two years, the group have announced two very special live shows for December 2012 and have unveiled the new video for the title track – scroll down to watch. Birds Of Tokyo will play Ormond Hall, Melbourne on Wednesday December...