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...

Inside The World Of Australia’s Most Exciting Female Drummers

It’s a fair assumption that when it comes to the gender divide in our local music scene drumming world seems to be dominated by men. On the stage, in the media and statistically, men are more likely to take up and continue the pursuit of drumming to a professional level. Why are...

The Go-Betweens’ Robert Forster Is Officially Bad//Dreems’ Biggest Fan

We all know Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems are one of Australia’s most promising young bands, but The Go-Betweens legend Robert Forster is convinced they will go down in rock history. Yep, he’s officially their biggest fan. “Still coming to terms with this!” the Adelaide group recently took to Facebook to write. “This...

Funding Boost For Music & 10 More Industry Updates You Need To Know

Following on from music grants being put at risk after nearly $87.1 million in funding was slashed from the arts as a result of the Government’s Federal Budget, some good news has arrived for the local music scene. The Victoria Coalition has pumped $150,000 towards the state’s peak music body, Music Victoria, as...

NGV Announces Monet Music Series, Feat. Vance Joy, Robert Forster & More

The fine folks at Melbourne’s NGV have gathered a enviable lineup of renowned Australian musicians, bands, singers, and DJs to perform as part of a new weekly seres taking place each Friday from 5th July to perform for punters headed to the Monet’s Garden exhibition, featuring more than 60 works...

The Go-Betweens Drummer Honoured With Order Of Australia Award

One of Australia’s most treasured acts, the Go-Betweens have been experiencing a revival lately, thanks in part to a new best-of compilation, Quiet Heart: The Best of The Go-Betweens, compiled by the surviving members of the classic line-up (Robert Forster, drummer Lindy Morrison, violinist/vocalist Amanda Brown (violin, vocals) and bassist Robert Vickers)...

Quiet Heart: The Best Of The Go-Betweens

No other Australian band has ever matched The Go-Betweens in being able to produce beautiful, sparkling pop music with such lyrical depth and thoughtfulness. Singer/Songwriters Grant McLennan and Robert Forster released their first single together as The Go-Betweens in 1978, two years later they were joined by drummer Lindy Morrison,...

The Go-Betweens

It was a pretty messy break up on the eve of the 1990s that saw the Go-Betweens part ways, and when the band’s founding frontmen Grant McLennan and Robert Forster revived the band a decade later, without long time drummer Lindy Morrison or any other previous members, some saw the...