11 Bands That Sound Nothing Like Their Hit Singles

We’ve all been there. You hear a song on the radio and you’re loving it, then you go and buy the album, only to find out that the one song you enjoyed sounds nothing like the rest of the album – duped by that one single. Thankfully, it’s a bit...

The 20 Artists We’d Love To See Tour Australia in 2015

You’ve probably read plenty of listicles related to the year’s forthcoming album releases, but it’s less likely you’ve thought ahead about the plethora of tours that might be ahead in 2015. From the artists who released albums last year that neglected to visit our shores to those those with albums...

Four Reasons Why Vulnicura Is Björk’s Best Record In Years

While it’s true for most artists, comparing Björk’s records against each other is a particularly futile task. Each one of her previous eight LPs are unique in their own right, but with the rush release of Vulnicura the avant-garde force has yet again trumped our expectations, albeit for slightly different reasons...

Kids On Album Covers, Where Are They Now?

Following this week’s news that the 12-year-old cover star of Placebo’s 1996 self-titled debut is now all grown-up, and looking to sue the band for emotional damages after saying that the image ‘ruined his childhood’ – we though we’d investigate some of the other stories behind the memorable youngsters that adorn some...

The 9 Most Insane Musical Collaborations Of 2014… So Far

From the evidence of the best 24 records that we cannot stop spinning, there’s no denying that the first half of the year has made 2014 one for the music books. But that’s not say that it’s all been straight-laced success, there’s definitely been some pretty questionable moments, in particular some pretty...

Electric Picnic

Ireland is the setting for many great things. The picturesque Emerald Isle gave HBO’s Game Of Thrones some of its stunning backdrops, while in the capital of Dublin lies a music scene that sounds just as good as the country looks. Electric Picnic does an even better job than Game...

The 11 Greatest Pranks In Music

In what has grown to be quite a time-honoured tradition, musicians and media publications have long relished on April 1st, better known as April Fools Day, to mess with music fan’s heads by running insanely absurd stories to confuse the hell out of readers. We decided to compile some of...

Docos On Postal Service, Record Store Day, & Björk Make Essential Viewing

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) officially launched last night, complete with a fine selection of music documentaries on bands like The Stone Roses, The Sunnyboys, and the Cosmic Psychos, whose feature length rockumentary is getting screened nationally. But it’s not just on the silver screens of Melbourne that you...

Did Digital Mark The Death Of Album Artwork?

Tell me your top five favourite pieces of modern art. Now, tell me your top five favourite album covers. Let me guess, you struggled with the first one, but could easily rattle off the latter? It’s no surprise, given how widely recognised album art has become in the last 70...

Splendour Rumours Explode As Fuji Rock Announce 2013 Lineup

Fragments of the lineup for Australia’s biggest winter music festival, Splendour In The Grass, have already been pieced together from the number of leaks and let-slips in recent months; with it looking likely that Wavves, Of Monsters And Men, The Polyphonic Spree and, even on a remote chance, Bob Dylan...

bastards

In 2011 Björk released one of the finest albums of her career, the ambitious Biophilia. The album was part of a multi-faceted project which saw Björk collaborating with musicians, app developers, scientists, writers, and instrument makers to create a multimedia exploration of the interconnectedness of all things. So to put it...

Björk Undergoes Throat Surgery After Revealing 4 Years Of Vocal Cord Problems

One of music’s most innovative performers has today revealed that she very nearly had to curtail her inventive and unique career, with maverick mistress Björk revealing that she has overcome a health scare. Currently enjoying this month’s release of her remix album Bastards, the Icelandic performer took to her social media overnight...

Bjork & David Attenborough Team Up For Music Documentary

Icelandic maverick Björk is joining creative forces with the only man who can rival Morgan Freeman in the narration stakes, David Attenborough, for an upcoming music documentary. According to The Hollywood Reporter The ambitious new doco, simply titled Attenborough and Björk: The Nature of Music, is scheduled to be broadcast in the...

Bjork To Headline Vivid Live 2012 & Australian Tour?

An Australian tour for Bjork and her critically acclaimed Biophilia could be on the cards after Vivid Live accidentally activated a Google AdWords campaign relating to the Icelandic singer over the weekend. According to FasterLouder, search results in Google for ‘Bjork Australian tour 2012’, ‘Bjork Australia’, and ‘Bjork Vivid’ all...

Classic Albums With Kittens

The internet is crazy for cats and kittens. So some geniuses with way too much time on their hands have put together an absolutely hilarious and undeniably cute collection of kittens recreating classic album covers. These things are so cute they just may make your computer explode. Proceed at your...