Category Archives: Music News

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We only came across this band a few days ago and just couldn’t believe we hadn’t heard of them until now. They released a full length album back in 2007 called White Music For Black People which featured guest appearances from Mos Def and Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio/Maximum Balloon. Here’s ‘Fever’ a new track that was […]

Last September, Canadian band Caribou was invited by the Flaming Lips to play at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in New York, which they curated. So in acclamation of this monumental invitation, the guys from Caribou recruited an all-star line-up to play along side them on stage. This included Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians), Koushik […]

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Robyn paid tribute to Björk at this year’s prestigious Polar Music Prize with a cover of Post’s ‘Hyperballad’. Björk won this year’s award which is given to outstanding musicians, composers, groups and organisations in recognition of exceptional achievements. Björk was at the ceremony in Stockholm and didn’t look all too impressed during the performance, but does […]

September 14 sees Montreal funk duo Chromeo release Business Casual, their ’80s synth pop follow-up to their 2007 album Fancy Footwork. Here’s the music video for first official release from the album: And ‘Tenderoni’ from Fancy Footwork :

Here’s some new music from two London based college pals, who go by the name Mount Kimbie. Their ability to create a beautiful mash of electronic-groove-synthed-instrumental sound is sure to gain these guys a whole new community of listeners. Thier debut album Crooks & Lovers is perfect for that chilled-out lazy sunday afternoon sound. If your […]

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Sufjan Stevens has released a new eight-song, 60-minute EP titled  All Delighted People, which is available for download now for just $5 USD. Visit Sufjan’s Bandcamp Page for your copy! To try before you buy, stream the entire album for free below: Sufjan also announced a string of tour dates across the USA over the next few months, […]

Twins Amedeo and Simone Pace were born in Milan, grew up in Montreal then later moved to Boston to study music. After both earning Bachelor’s Degrees in 1993 they entered the New York underground music scene as Blonde Redhead with 3rd member, Japanese musician Kazu Makino as their foxy frontwoman. The band has since released 7 full length studio […]

New York dance-punk-indie rockers !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are back after 3 years with their 4th studio album Strange Weather, Isn’t It?. Their 2007 release Myth Takes rocketed them into stardom with tracks like ‘Must Be The Moon’, ‘Heart Of Hearts’ and of course the title track ‘Myth Takes’. On the back of this album they toured […]

After 4 years in the making, Melbourne boys Miami Horror are at last set to release their debut album Illumination. Their Bravado EP was released in 2008 which introduced us to the ever popular retro-electro-dance-pop tracks ‘Don’t Be On With Her’, ‘Summerfest ’86’, ‘Make You Mine’ & ‘Illumination‘. In 2009 they released ‘Sometimes’ which quickly became […]

So we’re back from Splendour in the Grass (and still somewhat fuzzy from having a little too much fun) however the holidaying continues with a trip to Thailand. Upon our return on August 14, review and pics will be posted of some of our favourite acts from the weekend. To quench your thirst for more […]

This year sees Splendour in the Grass reach its 10th Anniversary and to celebrate they have relocated the venue to the Woodford Folk Festival site (aka Woodfordia) just north of Brisbane, have doubled its capacity, and have spread it out over 3 glorious days. This year we have been treated to the best Splendour line-up […]

Back in November 2008, Minneapolis 4-piece Solid Gold released their amazingly addictive debut album Bodies of Water, which to our disappointment  didn’t receive much airplay here in Australia. The album was recorded on a budget of next to no money and they utilised any venue they could get their hands on such as city apartments, basements, cabins, and farms. In the bands own words; “Bodies […]

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Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi is gracing our shores this month to promote his debut solo album Go. Since the album’s release and the begining of his world tour, his live shows have been said to be drop-dead amazing. His aim was to “bring together the worlds of theatre and music in a new and hopefully […]

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The much anticipated Maximum Balloon is due for release on 24th August. In the meantime you can subscribe to the band’s official website where you can pre-order the album. There’s also new tracks, videos, photos & more being revealed each week leading up to the release date. Heres the latest track from the upcoming album: […]

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We all must have been really good this year. The Gorillaz will be gracing our shores with their full live experience for the very first time this December! The band’s latest shows at Glastonbury and Coachella saw the full Gorillaz entourage onboard including De La Soul, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Mos Def, Gruff Rhys, Shaun Ryder and Bobby […]