The 12 best albums made by triple j

This Friday just gone marked the release day of this year’s triple j Hottest 100 compilation. The annual selection of tracks serves as a way to collect some of the highlights of the most recent Hottest 100 countdown, and also as a musical time capsule of years past – not...

Regurgitator, Gareth Liddiard & More Lead The Gum Ball 2017 Lineup

Genre-blurring legends Regurgitator, three-piece comedy machine Tripod, and Drones frontman Gareth Liddiard head up a massive first round of acts announced for The Gum Ball 2017. Also announced are Benjalu vocalist Ben Gumbleton’s new project Boo Seeka, garage rockers The Peep Tempel, singer songwriter Liz Stringer (tip: get her excellent...

Here’s What Happens When You Mix Pub Rockers The Drones With An Enormous Pipe Organ

Review: The Drones at Melbourne Town Hall, Sunday 13th Nov for Melbourne Music Week 2016 It was a far grander affair that one would normally expect from a gig by The Drones, a band that made a name for themselves with their edgy and messy pub rock gigs.  The plush...

10 Aussie Albums This Year’s J Awards Forgot About

Just yesterday we saw triple j release the list of nominees for the 2016 J Award, and what a list it was. With artists like Violent Soho, Camp Cope, and Julia Jacklin all nominated for the album of the year, it looks like it’s going to be a pretty tight...

Deadlam Festival Returns In 2016 With The Drones & Dorsal Fins

Bribane’s Bedlam Records is proud to announce their festival Deadlam will be returning for a third installment this Halloween. Taking place on the 4th of November, this year’s Deadlam mini-festival is to be headlined by Australian legends The Drones, with Dorsal Fins and Sydney’s Shining Bird also leading the charge. Joining...

The Drones Are Hosting Rage & They Want Your Requests

We’re not sure if you’ve been paying attention, but rage, the ABC’s late-night weekend staple, has been absolutely killing it this year with a seemingly never-ending stream of awesome specials and guest programmers. We’ve sadly lost a number of our favourite musical heroes over the past six months and rage...

Why The Drones Are The Most Relevant & Important Group In Australia Right Now

“The best songs are like bad dreams…” is as much a prophecy as it is an opening lyric. It’s (Gareth) Liddiard firing a warning shot ever so slightly over your head. The kind of slap that stings the back of your neck and the pit of your stomach all at...

The Drones Announce 2016 National Tour

One of the most respected and revered live bands in the country, The Drones are set to return to Australian stages this April for a national run of regional and metropolitan performances. The band will be celebrating the release of their critically acclaimed seventh studio LP, Feelin’ Kind Of Free,...

Andrew Bolt Really Really Doesn’t Like The Drones’ Latest Single

As a columnist for News Corp, it’s pretty much Andrew Bolt’s job to be offended by just about everything. The latest thing to get Bolt’s undies in a twist in the latest single from The Drones, which he’s kindly reviewed in his latest column. On their new single ‘Taman Shud’,...

10 Years On: A Retrospective Look At The Drones’ Breakthrough Album

“If you don’t like it, then go home. I remember thinking, ‘This is really cool’. But at the same time, I remember we were trying new things, and us thinking we didn’t know what this is. It’s all pretty hazy back then,” said Gareth Liddiard. Wait Long By The River...

12 Local Tours You Can’t Afford To Miss

Winter is finally upon us, but that doesn’t mean that the constant stream of awesome local tours we’re lucky enough to enjoy in this country has to stop. We’ve got plenty of tours to announce, including dates from Thy Art Is Murder, In Hearts Wake, The Drones, Lifehouse, Bad Drems,...

Why The Drones Are One Of Aussie Rock’s Most Formidable Icons

24th May at  Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House “What does it take to be a fuckin’ idol?” drawls The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard to a packed Opera House. The question is delivered tongue-in-cheek, but the relevance is belying. The Drones have been one of the most consistently critically acclaimed Australian...

8 Incredible Vivid Live Shows You Can Still Get Tickets To

Vivd LIVE 2015 is just days away from descending upon the Sydney Opera House and we couldn’t be more excited. Soon, one of Australia’s most iconic venues will be awash in gorgeous lights and music fans who’ve come from around Australia will be treated to a range of world-class performances....

Brisbane Festival 2014 Lineup Announced, With Amazing Music Program

The Brisbane Festival 2014 lineup has been announced with the annual arts and music festival confirming an eclectic music programme among its mix of arts, theatre, dance, comedy, and other cultural events. The three-week long annual festival will take place from 6th September until the 27th September, hosting over 440...

7 More Amazing Music Docos You Can Watch For Free Right Now

Last month, we put together a collection of terrific music docos from around various corners of the internet for your viewing pleasure. Well, we’ve done some more hunting and gathering in the name of gifting you with some high-quality edutainment to bring you another batch of online rockumentaries that won’t...