12 Aussie favourites that took ages to break

The life of an Australian musician is never a walk in the park, the constant struggle for funding, air time, and nutrition as well as gruelling national tour schedules can really take their toll. As luck would have it for many of our favourite artists hit the jackpot off that...

The 12 best albums made by triple j

This Friday just gone marked the release day of this year’s triple j Hottest 100 compilation. The annual selection of tracks serves as a way to collect some of the highlights of the most recent Hottest 100 countdown, and also as a musical time capsule of years past – not...

John Butler Trio Blew Sydney Away At Taronga Zoo

Last year, Twilight At Taronga announced an amazing lineup of artists set to perform against the picturesque backdrop of the 180-degree Sydney harbour view for the 2016 edition of the gig series at Taronga Zoo. As a major celebration of Taronga Zoo’s centennial year, the stunning vantage point offered by the site’s...

The Guitar Gear John Butler Couldn’t Live Without

With the release of 2004’s Sunrise Over Sea, his third album as the titular frontman of John Butler Trio, the California-born singer-songwriter Butler went from a former busker to one of Australia’s most respected songwriting voices. Fans and music industry folk were not only impressed by Butler’s ability to carve...

Barunga Festival 2013 Announce Final Program, Release Timetable

Barunga Festival has unveiled its final program for 2013, welcoming Gurrumul and John Butler to headline, with Thelma Plum, Emma Louise, B2M, Tjupi Band, Lonely Boys and Tom E. Lewis also leading the musical charge. Bigger and better than ever in 2013, Barunga has been re-energized by new festival directors,...

Aussie Musicians Demand Funding After Community Radio Group Shafted By Government

With this year’s ARIA Awards fast approaching, the music industry is once again readying to celebrate some of the best home grown talent of the year. However the celebrations aren’t beginning too soon, with a number of past winners and highly respected industry figures speaking out against the Federal Government’s...

John Butler Trio Announce Queensland Tour

Earlier this year John Butler returned to his roots performing a series of solo concerts across the country. Aptly titled “Tin Shed Tales”, the tour was a huge success and a rare opportunity to hear the music of this iconic artist in a raw and intimate setting. John Butler is...

John Butler Settles With Yoghurt Company After Advert Steals Riff

In more copyright related news following the discovery that Beach House’s music had been ripped off in a television ad for Volkswagen, comes news from John Butler that he has settled his dispute with Oikos Yoghurt over the theft of a riff. The dispute began just three months ago after...

Mixtape #3

Missy Higgins – Unashamed Desire It’s not surprising that in her five year hiatus that Missy Higgins might have plenty to share on her upcoming third record, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle. ‘Open up my chest and take what you like’, she solemnly dares. The dual backing vocals attribute the song with...

John Butler & Jimmy Barnes Attack Kimberley Gas Production

In an unlikely pairing, Jimmy Barnes and John Butler have both called on the newly appointed CEO of Woodside Petroleum to find an alternative to its proposed location of a gas processing plant in the wilderness of Western Australia’s Kimberley Desert. Woodside, Chevron, BP, Shell and BHP are collaborating on...