Violent Soho, A.B. Original, Flume & More Share Their Hottest 100 Votes

Today, voting officially opened for the Triple J Hottest 100 2016, and to help you decide which of the countless songs released this year deserve your vote, Triple J reached out to a handful of Aussie artists to find out their top ten picks of the year. Flume, A.B. Original,...

The Rubens Are Furious With Instagram: “We Need To Eat And Pay Rent”

The Rubens are not happy with Instagram right now. The Hottest 100 winners recently took to the very platform themselves to let administrators know that they’re unsatisfied with the service and would like to speak to the manager. “Yo Instagram please fix this trash us boys need to eat. Speak...

The Rubens Recruited SPOD & The Meeting Tree To Make Them A Music Video

The Rubens, in addition to being this year’s triple j Hottest 100 winners and a swiftly rising property on the international live music scene, are also pretty clever. And what’s the mark of a clever person? Someone that surrounds themselves with clever people. That’s just what the band did for...

Groovin The Moo 2016 Bendigo

Groovin The Moo 2016 kicked off this month, giving those living in regional centres around Australia a taste of what we in the city take for granted. This year, the lineup features lots of big names and local favourites. In addition to internationals like, Twenty One Pilots, MS MR, Danny Brown,...

Groovin The Moo 2016 Maitland

Groovin The Moo 2016 kicked off this month, giving those living in regional centres around Australia a taste of what we in the city take for granted. This year, the lineup features lots of big names and local favourites. In addition to internationals like, Twenty One Pilots, MS MR, Danny Brown,...

The Rubens Go Platinum, Celebrate With National Tour Dates

The Rubens are on one of the biggest rolls of any Australian band in recent memory. Having topped this year’s triple j Hottest 100, their winning single ‘Hoops’ recently went Platinum, and now the band are celebrating with their biggest tour to date. This national tour, which the band just...

Before They Were Big: 12 Early Recordings From Your Favourite Aussie Bands

Whilst we know Aussie bands like Tame Impala and The Rubens and singers like Sia as the stars they are today, like every other Aussie muso out there, they had to get their start somewhere. Lucky for their fans, that start is usually immortalised in the form of demos, early...

The Rubens Give Refreshingly Honest Answer On Why They Won The Hottest 100

The day after The Rubens won the triple j Hottest 100, beating out more established artists like Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, and Kendrick Lamar, triple j shared a clip of the band members reacting to the news of their win. Sitting around a table at the triple j studios, the...

The Church’s Steve Kilbey Just Tore Hottest 100 Voters A New One

Steve Kilbey has hit back at criticism levelled at his recent critique of this year’s triple j Hottest 100 top 10. As Tone Deaf reported earlier this week, writing for The Guardian, Kilbey gave a less than stellar appraisal of the songs included in the top 10. “Nope, my readers,...

Watch The Moment The Rubens Realised They’d Won The Hottest 100

Menangle-bred rockers The Rubens are now officially a household name in Australia, having taken out the top spot of yesterday’s triple j Hottest 100, beating out the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, and Tame Impala. triple j have now shared a clip of the exact moment the band realised...

Rubens Fan Spends 6 Months Filming Tribute Video On Snapchat

Many consider The Rubens’ gold-certified single ‘Hoops’ to be a shoo-in for the top 10 of the triple J Hottest 100. The song has clearly resonated with a significant portion of Aussie music lovers. None more so, however, than Rubens super-fan Alex Kay, who recently posted a very impressive tribute...

Beyond The Valley Line Up Share Their Greatest Festival Memories

As  we roll through to the tail end of December the looming excitement for end of year celebrations draws ever closer and it’s no secret that the crew at Beyond The Valley 2015 have gone ahead and curated potentially the best NYE party line up in the country. From wrangling huge names...

Yours and Owls Festival Hit Wollongong With A Killer Lineup

Following a hugely successful year in 2014, the annual Yours & Owls Music & Arts Festival returned in 2015, with a huge lineup and even a considerable expansion, with multiple days and weekend camping. This year’s festivities were held at Stuart Park in Wollongong on Friday, 2nd October and until...

How I Started A Boutique Aussie Music Festival & How You Can Too

Following a hugely successful year in 2014, the organisers of the now annual Yours & Owls Music & Arts Festival have now announced in June their triumphant return for 2015, with a brand new lineup and even a considerable expansion, with multiple days and weekend camping. This year’s festivities are...

The 6 Things We Learnt From The Rubens’ ‘Hoops’

You might know The Rubens as ‘that Australian band who conquered 2012′. Their self-titled, debut album reached platinum sales in Australia, received five ARIA nominations and saw The Rubens crowned Triple J’s ‘Unearthed Artist of the Year’. The chugging melodies and punchy vocals of hit singles like ‘My Gun’ and ‘Lay...