Brandon John

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Jack White is writing his new album in the most boring setting imaginable

We know that Jack White isn’t one to compromise when it comes to his recordings, having employed all sorts of incredibly specific custom and vintage...

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Apple has finally killed the iPod Nano and Shuffle

Today, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have been scrapped, leaving only the iPod Touch to carry on the legacy of audio players that aren’t...

Feel good hits of the winter – The top 25 songs of 2017 so far

2017 is halfway done – which is fucking terrifying, if you ask me (wasn’t it New Year’s Eve yesterday?). Not only because we’re hurtling ever...

“Drugs did not contribute” to Chris Cornell’s death, coroner finds

While Vicky Cornell, the widow of the late music icon Chris Cornell, has insisted since her husband’s apparent suicide that anti-depressant medication was to blame...

This Week’s 12 Best Local Gigs Under $15

Loving live music isn’t just about attending music festivals and seeing an international artist’s massive arena show. Even the biggest of big-name headliners started in...

Watch Northlane’s frontman belt out a cover of Childish Gambino’s ‘Sober’

UNFD signing Northlane took to Twitter’s Blue Room this morning to chat with fans and reveal the clip for their new single ‘Solar’, but fans...

Sydney looks to change the way its busking works

The City of Sydney is calling on musicians, performers, residents, businesses, music industry representatives and government agencies to help review the city’s busking policy. Currently,...

D.D Dumbo Reigns Supreme With His Long Awaited Debut Album ‘Utopia Defeated’

D.D Dumbo has risen swiftly through the Australian music scene with a perfect one-man setup. Sporting an enviously exquisite pedalboard fed with bright, round tones from...

Premiere: Machine Age’s ‘Chivalry Is Dead’ could already be the best rock track of 2017

Machine Age has just scrawled his name out as the one to watch in Australian rock. Breaking out of Far North Queensland, it’s the moniker...

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Like A Version brings us a lovely cover of ‘Say Something Loving’ by The xx

U.S. singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers made her way into the triple j studios this morning to deliver a tender cover of The xx’s latest hit ‘Say...

Eminem: “Basically, Jim Carrey wrote my album.”

It seems like it’s just anniversary time for everything that defined a lot of childhoods right now, and the latest is Eminem’s monstrous record The...

Briggs and Trials play a bunch of free gigs this weekend – from the back of a truck

We’re all for unique performances spaces, but this weekend’s sets from Briggs and Trials (along with the rest of their Bad Apples Music signees) are...

Watch as Dumb Punts and WASH turn Newtown into a moshpit

Last month, Sydney was treated to one hell of a punk bash as Melbourne trio Dumb Punts, Byron Bay trio WASH, and locals Pist Idiots...

The Australian music industry needs to work together to make sure our artists succeed

Matt Johnston is giving himself the time and the space to get a little nostalgic. When we give the legendary industry figure behind The Gum...

Gorillaz are giving ‘Demon Days’ a very cool vinyl reissue

Sure, Gorillaz’ new album is due any minute now, but for fans who are sitting there just twiddling their thumbs expectantly until it drops, here’s...

Melbourne’s iconic live music venue The Espy will finally be reopening

It’s been a very long wait for Melbourne and its beachside suburb of St Kilda, which has been hanging on the fate of its live...

Alanis Morissette’s manager cops 6 years in prison after robbing her of millions

After a fairly swift legal process, Alanis Morissette’s dodgy former business manager has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to charges...

Does protest music still have the power to change the world?

Music has always been seen as a transformative force in the world, capable of changing everything from moods to attitudes on its way to impacting...

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Today’s rock bands “should be ashamed of the shit they put out” Liam Gallagher reckons

It’s not a surprise to hear new quotes from a Gallagher brother slagging off other bands, but throughout his career in Oasis, Liam was usually...

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Are your Spotify playlists full of “fake” artists?

Whether it’s a curated selection of pop jams to gear us up for a night out, or something more laid-back for some distraction-free study, many...