The Inaugural Pleasure Garden Festival Was A Sun-Drenched Success

The Pleasure Garden is the latest music festival experience set to hit Melbourne, and the “immersive, creative music and arts experience” just had its first showing at St. Kilda’s Catani Gardens. Thankfully, the punters who showed out to catch a big lineup including The Cat Empire, Blue King Brown, The Opiuo...

Enough Of The Fuckery: Blue King Brown And Airileke Implore Us To Fight For West Papuans

An interview with Nattali Rize and Airileke, November 29, 2016 by Kylie Cobb If the fact that a music video crew had to sneak into the country undercover to capture the spectacular West Papuan culture isn’t enough to rattle your bones, then surely half-a-million civilian deaths, countless rapes and accounts of torture...

More Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Have Been Announced And They’re Incredible

With Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015 set to descend on the famous Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm this April and the annual Bluesfest drip feed rapidly adding quality local and international acts the already massive lineup, organisers have now announced a new round of Bluesfest sideshows. Kicking things off is Hawaii-based singer-songwriter...

Track By Track: Blue King Brown – ‘Born Free’

Melbourne based roots legends Blue King Brown  late last year released their LP Born Free, a collection of 10 politically charged blues/ roots gems. Recorded between Melbourne’s renowned Sing Sing Studios and on location at Tuff Gong studios in Kingston, Jamaica (famous for playing host to a number of reggae talents including the one...

Woodford Folk Festival 2013 Lineup Announced

The Woodford Folk Festival 2013 lineup has been announced with event organisers touting it as “the most ambitious programme ever.” One of Australia’s longest running institutions, the Woodford Folk Festival now enters its 28th year and promises to feature over 500 acts across 28 venues, with 1,235 performances crammed across...

Blue King Brown – Rize Up

New single from Blue King Brown! Free download here: http://bit.ly/124uUWw on tour July / Aug – Canada / USA / EU / UK: http://on.fb.me/18cCkhM

Eskimo Joe, John Butler Trio Lead Gorgeous Festival 2013 Lineup

Now entering its third year and promising “Gorgeous Music, Gorgeous Wine, Gorgeous Food”, South Australia’s aptly titled Gorgeous Festival has announced the lineup for its 2013 edition as the festival turns into a two-day event. Started in 2011 and located in the gorgeous (detecting a theme?) winery region of McLaren...

Queenscliff Music Festival 2013 Lineup Announced

The annual Queenscliff Music Festival has announced another steamin’ hot lineup to blow the lid off the summer season, this November. Now in it’s 17th year, the early bird tickets have already completely sold out and the full weekend tickets are now on sale. This year it’s ON with The Living...

Splendour In The Grass 2012 Lineup Announced

The Splendour In The Grass 2012 lineup has been announced, that will see the likes of  travel to Byron Bay in July. There’s been rampant speculation surrounding the lineup this year, and while a number of names have been floated organisers have been able to keep a lid on much of...

Blue King Brown – The March feat. Jah Mason

Says Natalie of working with Jah Mason, “Jah Mason has a great voice and carries an undeniably vibrant energy with him both on stage and into the studio, working with him on ‘The March’ was not only fun but creatively inspiring…”

Pyramid Rock Festival

I should start this review with a disclaimer: this scribe was a virgin to the camping festival circuit until she happened upon Philip Island’s Pyramid Rock Festival. I know it sounds, in the words of Kanye West, freakin’ ri-dick-eh-lus, but it was the sad truth up until a couple of...