Sugar Mountain Is Establishing Itself As One Of Australia’s Best Summer Festivals

There’s something really special about an outdoor summer festival. It’s a place where music lovers gather, united by their desire to get among their favourite artists, sweat it out, get lost in a sea of bodies and just party. Because summer festivals are a place where even your most deep-seated...

Big Scary Announce First National Tour In Three Years

Big Scary have announced their first string of national tour dates in three years to celebrate the release of their eagerly anticipated new album, Animal, which is set to drop September. In addition to an appearance at the upcoming Yours & Owls festival in Wollongong, the Melbourne duo will headline...

Here’s All The Aussie Bands Dropping New Music Today

We got the day started with the admittedly unbelievable news that Aussie music legends The Avalanches are finally dropping new music later today. After 16 long years, it appears Hell is finally frosty enough. Then Blue Mountains electronic duo Hermitude surprised us all by revealing that they’ve been busy in...

Big Scary Tease Third Album ‘Animal’ In New Trailer

Big Scary have unveiled a trailer to hype up their eagerly anticipated third album, to be titled Animal. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Not Art will drop 2nd September. The teaser, which you can check out via Facebook below, includes footage of band members Tom Iansek and Jo Syme...

Inside The World Of Australia’s Most Exciting Female Drummers

It’s a fair assumption that when it comes to the gender divide in our local music scene drumming world seems to be dominated by men. On the stage, in the media and statistically, men are more likely to take up and continue the pursuit of drumming to a professional level. Why are...

The Aussie Albums We Can’t Wait To Hear In 2016

Pat yourselves on the backs, readers, we made it through 2015 and in one piece, no less. Having survived a month’s worth of end-of-year lists, it’s now time to get started on what we’re looking forward to in 2016. Yes, we’ve just been through all this, but you may be...

Big Scary Unveil Surprisingly Funky & Uplifting New Single ‘Organism’

Big Scary have spent the last few months working on material for their forthcoming new album, on which they are currently putting the finishing touches, and they’ve now added yet another unexpected flavour to their ever-expanding sonic palette with new single ‘Organism’. “It’s moving back towards Jo and I as...

How To: Become A Successful Band Manager

Whether you’re a music fan that desperately wants to help out your favourite band achieve success, you’re a band that wants to keep your complete independence, (and plans to take the self-management route) or you’re in search of someone to take your band to the next level (and do all...

Most Popular Radio Stations & 8 More Industry Updates You Need To Know

The latest radio ratings have been released and the facts and figures demonstrate some interesting shifts for some of Australia’s most well-known broadcasters. The third ratings period for the year under new providers GfK, as Radio Info details, shows some major changes for the commercial radio sector. Chiefly, Australian Radio...

Listen: #1 Dads’ Mindblowing New Track ‘Return To’

This is the solo side project moniker of Tom Iansek, whom you might know from Melbourne’s adored duo Big Scary. ‘Return To’ is the first release from Iansek’s sophomore record About Face which is set for release August 8, and before you hit play we suggest you have 000 on...

These Guys Reviewed Every Band At SXSW 2014 So You Don’t Have To

Arguably the world’s hottest spot to find music’s ‘Next Big Thing’, the world renowned SXSW music industry conference finds thousands of bands flocking to Austin, Texas each year, but attempting to catch every single artist playing a gig or showcase at the event is an impossible folly. But try telling that to the amazingly...

17 Exceptional Aussie Music Videos That Could Be This Year’s Best

Do you feel music video directors are the creative world’s unsung heroes? Well guess what, unsung they will be no more! At long last, there is an event dedicated to celebrating the partnering of sound and vision entitled SoundKILDA. This audio-visual extravaganza is entirely dedicated to the competition and celebration of...

Listen: Airling’s Slinky Sophomore Single ‘The Runner’

Airling is the new musical non de plume of Brisbane’s Hannah Shepherd, who you might recognise from Charlie Mayfair but more likely from her ace debut single ‘Ourobouros‘, produced by Big Scary’s Tom Iansek. In fact, Airling was first born after Shepherd contributed some guest vocals to the forthcoming new album from...

The 8 Aussie Bands That Are Cracking America

Following on from USA Today selecting five Australian acts they tipped to crack America, naming Hottest 100 champion Vance Joy, folk favourites Boy & Bear, Sydney-born-LA-bred rapper Iggy Azalea, Perth rockers Birds Of Tokyo, and teen pop punk outfit 5 Seconds Of Summer – we at Tone Deaf reckon they’ve missed more...

Aussies Miss Out As Sasquatch! Festival Cancels 2nd Weekend

Since it’s beginning some 12 years ago, Seattle’s Sasquatch! Festival has grown exponentially into one of the US’s most revered music pilgrimages. For its 2014 return, the musical extravaganza made a daring move, announcing that Sasquatch! would expand into two weekends of sounds, akin to the Californian dream of Coachella...