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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ARIA 2012 Award nominations announced

ARIA 2012 Award nominations announced

With eight weeks until the 26th ARIA Awards, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today announced the nominees in all categories along with the details of the 2012 ARIA Awards to be staged at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour on Thursday, 29 November, 2012. Also announced today were the winners in three ARIA ARTISAN...
My Bloody Valentine announce ATP sideshows

My Bloody Valentine announce ATP sideshows

Shoegaze pioneers My Bloody Valentine have announced three sideshows to their forthcoming headline appearance at Melbourne’s All Tomorrow’s Parties. The legendary band will play shows at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, Brisbane’s Tivoli Theatre and Melbourne’s Palace Theatre. The dates will mark their first performances in Australia in 21 years, with the band last performing in Melbourne’s in 1991. My Bloody Valentine’s...
George Michael cancels Australian tour citing "major anxiety"

George Michael cancels Australian tour citing “major anxiety”

George Michael has cancelled his forthcoming Australian tour, citing “major anxiety” as the reason for the cancellation. The singer was due to kick off his tour in Perth on November 10 then playing dates in all major cities before finishing at a Hunter Valley vineyard on December 1. All dates have now been cancelled. Writing on his official...
Flying Lotus added to 'Let Them Eat Cake Festival' +' Until The Quiet Comes' album stream

Flying Lotus added to ‘Let Them Eat Cake Festival’ +’ Until The Quiet Comes’ album stream

Flying Lotus as just been added to the lineup of Melbourne’s inaugural Let The Eat Cake festival at Werribee Park on NYD 1st Jan. 2013 and is streaming his new album ‘Until The Quiet Comes’ prior to it’s release and you can hear it here. It’s a record thought of by its progenitor – Steven...
Latest Tour News: Laneway details-BDO sideshows-Blondie-The Script-Amanda Palmer-Civil Wars & BBC

Latest Tour News: Laneway details-BDO sideshows-Blondie-The Script-Amanda Palmer-Civil Wars & BBC

Summers coming and the Australian tour scene is hotting up. The ‘thinking persons festival’ St Jeromes Laneway has unveiled a stella lineup of local and international talent for your enjoyment including Alt J, Bat For Lashes, Devine Fits, Japandroids, Nicolas Jaar, Yeasayer, The Rubins, Real Estate, Pond plus lots more. The organisers behind The Big Day...
Ke$ha reveals she had sex with a ghost

Ke$ha reveals she had sex with a ghost

Ke$ha has revealed that she has had sex with a ghost but that she didn’t know his name but she was ‘very open to it’. The American singer said that her new track ‘Supernatural’ was inspired by an erotic paranormal experience. “It’s about experiences with the supernatural… but in a sexy way,” she told Ryan...
Green Day's Billie Joe checks into rehab after Las Vegas outburst

Green Day’s Billie Joe checks into rehab after Las Vegas outburst

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong has entered rehab. The singer has checked himself into a clinic for substance abuse treatment two days after embarking on an expletive-laden on stage meltdown during the band’s performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas – click at the bottom of the page to watch. A statement published...
Portishead's Geoff Barrow calls Amy Winehouse "Whiney Shitehouse"

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow calls Amy Winehouse “Whiney Shitehouse”

Portishead frontman Geoff Barrow has taken aim at the lack of individuality in modern music and the predictability of it all. He also dubbed  Amy Winehouse ”Whiney Shitehouse”and called her a ”fake” singer. In an interview for ElectronicBeats.net about his new project BEAK>, the producer said about the late singers voice, “It seemed fake, but because there was a...
Neil Young quits smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol - to write book

Neil Young quits smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol – to write book

Neil Young has given up smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol to write his forthcoming autobiography ‘Waging Heavy Peace’. “I did it for 40 years,” the singer told the New York Times. “Now I want to see what it’s like to not do it. It’s just a different perspective.” The 66-year-old said he has been sober for...
Deftones unveil new single 'Leathers'

Deftones unveil new single ‘Leathers’

Sacremento metal rockers Deftones have unveiled the first track from their new album ‘Koi No Yokan’. The song, which is titled ‘Leathers’, is available as a free download from the band’s official website Deftones.com and you can also hear it by scrolling down. ‘Koi No Yokan’ is the band’s seventh full-length effort and was recorded...
Gypsy And The Cat announce tour dates

Gypsy And The Cat announce tour dates

Melbourne’s Gypsy and The Cat have announced an all states tour to celebrate the release of their sophomore album ‘The Late Blue’. The album which will be released on October 19 is the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut ‘Gilgamesh’ which cracked the charts in several European markets. Gypsy And The Cat recently posted a...
Bluesfest make first artist announcement

Bluesfest make first artist announcement

Today Bluesfest organizors made its first artist announcement for the Easter 2013 (March 28 – April 1) event to be held at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm site in Byron Bay. It’s the earliest announcement in the history of the festival – 6 weeks sooner than usual and it marks the beginning of four announcements to be released in the upcoming...