Industry Insight: Aussies Score Big Overseas, Bluesfest Wins Award, & More

Courtney Barnett Scores International Label Deal, Joins Coachella 2014 Courtney Barnett has already proven that her distinctly Australian brand of songwriting has international appeal, and now the 26-year-old Melbourne singer-songwriter has signed a North American licensing agreement with indie label Mom + Pop. The deal includes a US re-release of Barnett’s The...

The Falls

Hi, I’m Melinda. I drink too much coffee and play music in a little band called The Falls. We’re based in Sydney and recently release our debut EP Hollywood. In March we went to North America for the first time which included a performance at Communion NYC, and showcases at...

The Lumineers

As the venue filled to capacity, Triple J darlings The Falls (namely Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown) took to the stage, beginning their set with the soft but well-composed “Please”. An indication of what was to come for the duo’s set, “Please” showcased the simple melodies that typify their sound....

Win Tickets To Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema In Bondi To See The Falls & The Hobbit

Come on an adventure with Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he takes on fearsome dragon Smaug and crosses paths with Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Gollum (Andy Serkis) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom), not to mention Galadriel, Elrond and the Great Goblin (Australia’s own Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Barry Humphries), Lindir (Kiwi...

The Falls

Hi, I’m Melinda. I drink too much coffee and play music in a little band called The Falls. I like reading and being on the road and would like to grow a veggie garden one day when I’m not on the road so much. What’s your earliest memory of performing...

SXSW 2013 Confirms 40 Aussie Acts, Announces Aussie BBQ

With SXSW 2013, the world’s largest and perhaps most influential music industry conference, drawing ever closer, the complete list of artists who’ll be flying the flag for Australia at one of the biggest lineups in the world has been finalised. Following the many lineup additions in the lead up to...

SXSW 2013 Adds More Acts, Including Another 20 Aussie Artists

The music lineup for this year’s South By Southwest continues to grow and the Austin, Texas industry event – which has fast become one of the biggest and most influential events of its kind – will this year see over 2,000 performers play at more than 90 different venues over...

Charlie Mayfair

It’s an easy evening of listening at the Grace Darling tonight with three bands on the bill, culminating in Charlie Mayfair – the very sweet, very talented Brisbane four-piece (who work as a five-piece live) on tour in support of their latest EP, Fall In Time. Here for support are...

Our BIGSOUND 2012 Cheat Sheet

QMusic’s BIGSOUND is a gathering of the Australian music industry and all of the bands, bosses, icons, industry folk, movers and shakers it has to offer. Our nation’s own answer to Austin, Texas’ esteemed SXSW, it sees over 100+ bands play across 12 stages over two tune-filled nights. But even...

Passenger

The Hi-Fi Bar was packed to the brim as Queensland singer/songwriter Stu Larsen took to the stage. An acoustic guitar, combined with the soothing sounds of his sweet voice, was the perfect combination and perfect beginning to the charming night that would ensue. The majority of the mixed-age, trendy (and...