Brandon John

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Letters To Lions in the studio

Two of Australia’s best new indie acts strike out on a double-headline tour

It’s that time of year, when the clouds part and bands start plotting their summer tours, and this is one that we have no intention...

Jack River wears a racing suit in the clip for 'Fault Line'

Jack River’s new video for ‘Fault Line’ is a cinematic masterwork

After Jack River’s stunning video for ‘Fool’s Gold’ earlier this year, we were expecting something pretty special for the follow-up, and ‘Fault Line’ has more...

Hurray For The Riff Raff in an NYC street

Meet the new generation of bands making country music cool again

When it comes to country music, Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real are a must-see. The band received buzz in Australia when they played...

The Killers' Brandon Flowers onstage

An awesome free party for alt, indie & pop punk fans hits Melbourne

If you’re hanging for a night out in Melbourne that leaves the ‘Despacito’ in its sleeve for the night in favour of some guitar-driven party...

A festival crowd at dusk

5 legal facts all Australian festival punters should know

With the holiday season just a few sleeps away, many young Australians are getting ready to enjoy the fun and excitement of the summer festival...

Two women embrace while Bec Sandridge stares into the distance

Bec Sandridge delivers a powerful and timely message

Bec Sandridge returns with a power-pop banger packing a message, laid out right there in the main lyric: “I’ll never have a boyfriend just because...

DJ Tigerlily performs live

How Tigerlily became one of Australia’s biggest DJs

The rapidly shifting world of top tier EDM centres on excess, ego and, at times, insanity. Its leading DJs boast rock star profiles and bulging...

The crowd at Glastonbury festival at sunset

Australian music festivals need to step up their game

What is it that makes attending a festival truly memorable beyond simply a great lineup? According to Glen ‘Goose’ McGrath of one of Australia’s best...

Tamworth Country Music Festival stage at dusk

The music capital of Australia isn’t a city – it’s a country town

Tamworth Country Music Festival isn’t just about country music: it’s about spectacle. Across ten days over the January long weekend, every square inch of the...

The 15 finalists of the Forbes Street Studios 2017 Grant

Meet the finalists of the $10,000 Forbes Street Studios Grant

We’re thrilled to announce the 15 finalists of the Forbes Street Studio Grant – which offers one young artist a major leg-up to the value...

Kingswood playing live

We’re giving away 10 double passes to Kingswood’s homecoming gig

Kingswood have been spending the last month-and-a-bit on their last tour of the year, sweeping up the regional spots they didn’t get to visit the...

Bluesfest touring artists

Bluesfest announces a big second round of sideshows

Having already hit us with some awesome tours in Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and Prince’s famous band the New Power Generation, Bluesfest...

Premiere: Willow Beats pump us up for their debut LP with a gorgeous clip

Having spent over a year tucked away in their studio in the wilderness honing their long-awaited debut album Be Kind To Yourself, Willow Beats finally...

Download Festival Australia 2018 announces its enormous lineup

It’s been a long time coming for heavy music fans who’ve been waiting for the long-rumoured local version of the enormous Download Festival to make...

Terra Lightfoot holds her Gibson SG

Canada’s brightest emerging rock talent Terra Lightfoot talks us through her new LP

Canadian singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot is making a name for herself internationally as one of her home territory’s brightest new talents, her third album New Mistakes...

A still from Polish Club's 'Gimme Money' video

Polish Club just released a magnificently s*** video

We get it Polish Club, we really do. You put all your blood, sweat, and particularly money into making an awesome video that does justice...

The Groovin the Moo stage, shot by Mackenzie Sweetnam

Groovin the Moo announces its 2018 dates and Christmas presale

After a seriously big 2017 that saw amazing sets from the likes of Violent Soho and PNAU, we’re already damn excited about what’s in store...

Julien Baker, Terra Lightfoot and William Crighton

5 modern folk singers you need to be listening to

With one of Canada’s best new folk rock talents Terra Lightfoot currently on an Australian tour with talented local troubadour William Crighton, following the release of...

The crowd at Download Festival

Download Festival’s Spanish version gives us clues to the Aussie lineup

There’s not long to wait now until the inaugural edition of Download Festival Australia reveals its lineup to us – just two days, in fact...

Bikini Kill play live against a wall of graffiti

Watch punk icons Bikini Kill play together for the first time in 20 years

The release of Bikini Kill’s 15 minute-long debut in ’92 became one of the releases to kick-start the punk feminist riot grrrl movement, and for...