Brandon John

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is being sued by Aussie musos for an alleged rip-off

Ed Sheeran has caught the ire of a pair of Australian songwriters for what they allege is a pretty blatant rip-off of one of their...

Four Year Strong, Blink-182 and Paramore

The long, noisy history of pop punk – WATCH

Despite often being hallmarked by singalong choruses and brash riffs, pop punk is a genre packed with a disarming amount of emotional depth, dealing with...

A lot of electric guitars

Meet the epic new Australian band with 100 guitarists

Legendary guitar maestro Rhys Chatham is gathering an orchestra of 100 Australian guitarists in Sydney this weekend for performances of his incredible composition A Crimson...

Four Year Strong play to a crowded mosh

Four Year Strong look back on a decade at the helm of pop punk

As one of the bands who helped shape pop punk in the ’00s, and popularise an entire sub-genre in easycore, Four Year Strong have a...

A dog listens to a UE Boom speaker

Dogs react to Australian music: WATCH

Ever wonder how much your doggo pays attention to what’s coming through your speakers? We did too, and wanted to get some canine critiques of...

Legendary Irish rock band U2

Did U2 steal one of their biggest hits?

While plenty of bands have been caught up in messy legal disputes over apparently-lifted riffs and stolen melodies, U2 have generally kept their noses clean....

WARNING: You probably shouldn’t wear a rubbish bin into a moshpit

Some punters behave like absolute trash at gigs, but this bloke decided to try his hand at being literal human garbage as he donned a...

Zefereli

Zefereli’s ‘We’re Gonna Get There Someday’ is a sublime slice of nostalgic pop

Zefereli are a band that have come somewhat out of nowhere this year, a unique pop powerhouse formed of former Cairos frontman Alistar Richardson and...

GOmez, Juanes and Newton Faulkner

Bluesfest announces another big round of sideshows

There are some very exciting new shows in the works for this year’s Bluesfest, adding to the pile that already includes names like Led Zeppelin...

WIN one of 5 pairs of Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless noise-cancelling headphones!

The market for wireless headphones is booming, as people look to rid themselves of unnecessary wires (and the need for a headphone jack adapter for...

An array of music-related Christmas gifts

10 perfect gifts for the music lover in your life

The end of the year is almost upon us, and that means two things for music-lovers: a summer full of live gigs and festivals, and...

An orchestra of guitarists

Want to join a band with 100 guitarists? Here’s your chance!

While some garage bands are happy to rock with just a single guitarist, the band about to hit Sydney Festival in January is going to...

Prophets of Rage

Download Festival 2018 announces a stack of Australian sideshows

Download Festival has already announced a killer lineup for its first ever Aussie outing in Melbourne next March, with Korn, Prophets Of Rage, Limp Bizkit, NOFX,...

NOFX live

NOFX announce Download Festival 2018 sideshows

We’re excited to see legends of punk NOFX atop the bill of the inaugural Download Festival Australia lineup when it rolls into Melbourne next March,...

Malcolm Young, Jason Bonham and Nora Jones

10 musical families with ridiculous amounts of talent

Some artists are so incredibly talented they seem to possess something that only comes along once in a lifetime, and can never be replicated. But...

Polish Club on the ARIAs red carpet

Fun and games with Polish Club, Vance Joy and Dean Lewis at the 2017 ARIAs

It’s always a pleasure hanging out with the Polish Club boys, but they were in particularly high spirits on the red carpet at the ARIAs...

The Creases, Nic Cester and Cloud Control

7 of the best Aussie albums you might have missed in 2017

This year has given us plenty of musical gems, such as Gang of Youths’ Go Farther in Lightness, Quiet Ferocity from The Jungle Giants, and...

9 Australian bands

10 awesome Aussie gigs you need to check out this week

As we head into summer, the venues and festivals beckon with all sorts of great gigs, and we’ve compiled just a few that you should...

Letters To Lions in the studio

8 Aussie indie bands who’ll be huge in 2018

Australia is flush with talented local bands on the verge of blowing up, and with awesome Sydney quartet Letters To Lions about to embark on...

Prince in technicolour

7 shades of purple: Fascinating stories reveal the different sides of Prince

It’s common for fans, friends, artists and others around the world to feel a sense of obscurity when it comes to the icon. As Tony...