LOCAL NATIVES LIVE AT THE METRO, SYDNEY, 15/05/13 Band website: Local Natives Photos by AuroRaman Photography
It’s amazing to think You Am I have been around for 20 years, and to celebrate the band are re-issuing three of their classic albums. Their 1993 debut Sound As Ever, 1995′s Hi Fi Way and 1996′s Hourly Daily have all been re-mastered and re-packaged in honour of this milestone. The albums will be available in both [...]
Laura Marling is the latest in a long line of Splendour In The Grass artists to announce sideshows this July. The talented singer songwriter is playing intimate gigs in churches across the country, playing Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne. These shows will no doubt showcase material from her entire career, including tracks from her [...]
One of the most surprising things about Bloods (for me) is the simple fact they’re from Sydney. This is raw 90s grunge at its absolute sexiest and it’s coming out of the premier ”first state”. WTF mate? ’Back to You’ is the first single taken from the debut EP Golden Fang set for release this year August 2. A [...]
Currently rocking the local charts, sitting at #2 on NZ TOP 40 Alternative list, SuperVillains RMC are awesome, plain and simple. Taking not a little inspiration from the mighty Wu, they run a nice brand of good times, fast moving hiphop, with so much pretense it ceases to be pretentious. The entire crew took turns to answer [...]
Instagram is so hot right now six months ago. However, while some of you may be totally over still images that look like they’ve fallen out of your parents 20-year-old leather wallet there’s no doubt they’re still pretty to look at. City Riots latest video for ‘Catch The Sun’ is essentially that. But this is [...]
You may remember another remix from this Tassie legend Akouo a few months back when we posted his version of a Chet Faker fave ‘Terms and Conditions’. Now he’s back with a killer rework of Tycho‘s tune ’A Walk’. Tycho is a USA native and known for his spaced out slumber inducing masterpieces. This look at his track though is [...]
Sydney’s KLP, as you may have noticed, from the many posts on TOP, has been turning up the heat of late, with several tasty releases, be they singles, videos, EPs, what-have-you. She’s also got an upcoming remix EP, full of heavyweight names to switch up her material including her past collaborator DCup, as well as [...]
As pages of the calendar fly past, smacking me in the face, I managed to wrestle one down and realise that Sydney’s Vivid festival is already upon us. Running at the Opera House from the 24th of May to the 10th of June and promising lots of and lights, music and ideas such as Bobby [...]
Representing all things spiritual, Auckland crew Third3ye drop a track off their upcoming Ajna EP due out later this month.
YellowStraps do a dope re-make of Christoph El’ Truento’s track, “I am so sick of the fender rhodes, especially fake ones”, accompanied by a very cool lo-fi video. Obviously the original is amazing too. Check it below.
Already confirmed for this years Splendour In The Grass and Spin Off Festival, indie-electro act Passion Pit have added additional dates to the tour. The New York band will play headline shows in Auckland, Sydney and Perth, with Melbourne having two shows, one above 18 and one all ages. It’s been a huge 12 [...]
Bit of a hipster anti-anthem, or even an anti-hipster anthem. One of them anyway. Probably the latter. It’s from Brisvegas group Astrid & The Asteroids. Quite endearing, and yet more proof of the post-Flight of the Conchords world we live in. Check it out.
Lead by Tom Busby of Busby Marou, and in fact comprised entirely of flatmates, Good Oak ply a smooth, well aged variation on the Alt-Country/Americana sound, taking in Blues and campfire sing-along, along the way. We caught up with them ahead of an upcoming tour… Tell us in your own words what your sound is. [...]
In an early press release, The National’s frontman Matt Berninger has said that with their new album ‘we didn’t have to prove our identity any longer’. Being the longtime National fan that I am, when I first read that statement I was incredibly optimistic, interpreting it to mean that this album is the one [...]
Celebrating it’s fifth year, Stereosonic has today announced the annual dance festival will expand to two days. This year’s event will see patrons purchase a two day ticket that allows them entry into both days of the festival. Stereosonic Promoter and a Director of Totem Onelove, Richie McNeill, had this to say about [...]
Detroit rapper Obie Trice is heading our way this June, playing five date around the nation. The tour marks the ‘Got Some Teeth’ MC’s second visit to Australia after being part of the failed Heatwave festival of 2012. The Australian Hangover Tour is Trice’s first solo headline tour of Australia and will feature the [...]
The Kooks are one of those rare bands that resonate with the Australian populace. Since releasing their debut Inside In/Outside In back in 2006, the band’s 60’s influenced brand of indie-pop has catapulted them to fame and fortune. Although their two subsequent albums haven’t reached the heights of their first, The Kooks have managed to [...]
English drum n bass dance outfit Rudimental are heading back to Australia for a national tour in September. Here earlier in the year as part of the Future Music Festival, Rudimental will play seven shows during September, playing tracks from their awesome debut Home. Tickets on sale Thursday May 16. Friday September 13 [...]
Hip hop heavyweights Bliss N Eso have announced their first headline tour since 2011, hitting all six mainland capital cities this July. The House Of Dreams tour will see the band performing a mixture of old and new tunes, with material from their forthcoming album Circus In The Sky to be previewed. Support comes [...]