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Julia Jacklin

6 Australian musical careers helped along by music grants

A brief list of Aussie musos who have found success with music grants, and used the awards to release exceptional...

Mixing desk

The top 6 music studios in Australia

For many of us, recording studios are an unknown entity; strange, dimly lit spaces only glimpsed in behind the scenes...

AM's range of vinyl cleaning products

We’re giving away some pretty awesome AM record cleaner box sets

Hey folks, do you love vinyl? Of course you do, it’s one of the most popular music formats out there,...

Josh Homme live onstage

5 highlights QOTSA fans can look forward to at Splendour

It’s almost Splendour time, as the first arrivals make their way on-site and the bands start tuning up for what...

Brainwashed generation

The five funniest songs from the ’90s grunge era

If you were playing some form of word association game — perhaps as part of a community service order you...

Mansionair

10 unforgettable Splendour moments, with Mansionair

It’s that time of year again, folks: Splendour In The Grass. Every year, for one unforgettable weekend in July, thousands...

A crowd watching a stage at Splendour in the Grass

The survival guide to Splendour in the Grass

There’s no getting past it: while Australia is spoilt when it comes to top-notch music festivals, Byron Bay institution Splendour...

Aversions Crown onstage

Are extreme metal bands fighting a losing battle in Australia?

Extreme metal is “a struggling thing down here, and certainly not from a lack of bands,” says Thy Art Is...

Melbourne musician Meg Mac

Meg Mac takes us inside her stunning debut album, ‘Low Blows’

It’s been a few years since Meg Mac burst onto the scene, but those years have seen us receive some...

Melbourne’s Wet Lips are the future of punk music

Back in 2013, guitar wizard and family man Kurt Vile was being interviewed by tastemakers Pitchfork when he got asked...

Avey Tare is thinking about time on his new album, and we should be too

Dave Portner aka Avey Tare is thinking about time. Unsurprisingly for a founding member of genre-pioneers Animal Collective though, not...

Dan Sultan - 2017

Five albums we expect to see nominated for Album of the Year at the ARIAs

With today’s news that the ARIA Awards are set to return to the Nine Network this year, we decided to...

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The five most valuable vinyl records in the world… ever

Behind every copy of Chicago 18 you see in op-shops for a dollar or two could be sitting a rare...

Thy Art Is Murder

Thy Art Is Murder’s Andy Marsh opens up about CJ McMahon’s return: ‘I’m very proud of him’

“The last few days were a bit ‘How you going’.” Thy Art Is Murder’s guitarist Andy Marsh sounds laconic back...

Ainslie Wills

Advice for aspiring musicians: Ainslie Wills pens a letter to her younger self

Melbourne alt-pop darling has garnered her fair share of acclaim over the last couple of years, but as anyone in...