Ed Sheeran still top of the charts, but could Drake steal his crown?

At this point, seeing the words ‘Ed Sheeran on top of the charts’ might seem less like news and more like a report on the status quo, but with less of his tracks appearing in the singles charts for this week, could we finally be seeing the Englishman’s stranglehold on the charts...

Ed Sheeran continues to dominate Aussie charts, keeps local talent at bay

Ed Sheeran has managed to yet again continue his stranglehold on the Aussie charts, keeping Aussies almost completely at bay as his dominance reigns. As we reported last week, Ed Sheeran was almost in complete control of the Aussie charts last week with his new album ÷ (Divide) sitting atop the album charts,...

Aussies on top as The Waifs beat King Gizzard to ARIA #1 chart debut

The Aussie charts have seen somewhat of a friendly rivalry in action this week, with both The Waifs and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard fighting for the number one position on the Aussie music charts this week. The Waifs are this week celebrating the #1 chart debut of their eighth...

Busby Marou bring Aussies back on top with #1 album debut

You might remember last week’s horrific news which saw Thundamentals kept from the #1 position on the ARIA albums chart thanks to the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Well, the good news is that you can unclench your fists of rage now, since the Aussies are back on top of the chart once...

The Groovin’ The Moo lineup just got even bigger

The lineup for this year’s Groovin’ The Moo festival tour was already bulging at the seams with big local and international names, but the organisers have seen fit to squeeze just a little bit more music onto the stages with the announcement this morning of a big addition to the...

Our Aussie musos are reaping chart success thanks to the Hottest 100

Now that the Hottest 100 is done and dusted for another year, we’re beginning to see the effect of the beloved chart on the ARIA charts yet again. While we tend to see a sales boost happen every year, it’s always humbling to see our Aussie acts see a boost...

Sample Of Aussie Band Hits #1 In Germany, Goes Viral In Europe

It’s been a great year for Aussie artists making a splash overseas. Some of the artists that have made the biggest waves internationally include the likes of Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, the ‘Madchester’ channelling Jagwar Ma, and psych-rock exports Pond, as well as the recently Grammys-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote. So while the UK and America...

What Happens When The Frontman Goes Solo?

Whether through natural attrition or otherwise, there’ll come a time when a band is forced to stare into the eyeballs of its own demise. The circumstances vary; often it’s an expected end. The band has played out to its potential – every note has been exhausted, every key change fleshed...

Empire Of The Sun Drop First Single From New Album

Following on from their Hollywood-sized teaser trailer and being announced as part of the Sydney Vivid LIVE 2013 lineup, Empire Of The Sun have now released the first single of their brand new album, Ice On The Dune. Breaking half-a-decade’s absence between recordings, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore drop their long...

Pyramid Rock Festival 2012

For any music fan, there are few better ways to welcome a new year than with a multi-day festival such as Pyramid Rock. 2012 saw the festival’s ninth annual running and was noted to be a much smaller event than in previous years, with less than 5,000 punters took to...

Pnau

It’s a story so remarkable it almost seems fabricated. Elton John is stranded between a ute and two Linfox trucks in Sydney’s notorious peak-hour car park. Pnau’s ‘Wild Strawberries’ comes over the wireless and Elton’s ears prick up. He immediately orders a hundred odd copies of their self-titled album from...

More Acts Added To Pyramid Rock Festival 2012

We’ve already had the announcements from larger New Year musical bashes, like the John Butler Trio-headlined Peats Ridge bill and the second round of bands locked in for Falls Festival; but not to be outdone, Philip Island’s Pyramid Rock Festival announced their first round lineup of bands that will be soundtracking the two-day,...

PNAU Team Up With Elton John For Collaboration Album

It’s official. The long rumoured collaboration between Elton John and Australian electro duo PNAU is actually happening and a release date for an album has been set for July this year. According to the rocket man himself he’s given PNAU, Peter Mayes and Nick Littlemore, unfettered access to the multitracks...

Homebake 2011

Check out all the action from Homebake in Sydney over the weekend including Grinderman, Gotye, Icehouse, The Jezabels, The Church, and more!