The Shins Are Seriously Pissed At Retailer For Selling Fake Merch

We’ve previously touched on what a scourge counterfeit merchandise can be for bands. In terms of nuisance, it’s in the same club as ticket scalping, especially at a time when touring and merchandise are a major cash cow for bands. AC/DC have such contempt for merchants selling counterfeit T-shirts they...

Why Boston Calling Is The City’s Most Important Music Festival

Americans love their music festivals. They’re responsible for the some of the biggest and best music events the world over. And for every US music city there usually comes a festival or two that brings the big indie and pop acts to that particular town. For Boston though having a...

How A 17-Year-Old Aussie Ended Up On The Most Anticipated Soundtrack Of The Year

Wish I Was Here, the much anticipated follow-up to Zach Braff’s cult cinema classic Garden State, hits theatres next month and details of the equally-awaited soundtrack for the feature reveals that a young Aussie musician has landed a slot among the roster of big-name indie favourites. Along with tracks from returning Garden State scene-stealing favourites The Shins, Bon...

Such Great Heights: 25 Years Of Sub Pop Records

From its flannel-wearing origins as an influential supporter of Seattle’s burgeoning grunge scene, releasing the spotty-faced debut from a pre-Nevermind Nirvana, to bringing the likes of The Postal Service, The Shins, and Fleet Foxes to the wider attention of the music world, Sub Pop has become a cornerstone of the American independent...

Jack White To Release Live Albums By The Shins & The Kills

It’s well known that Jack White is a very busy man, not only being a member of The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather and performing extensively as a solo artist, but also running his own label, Third Man Records. Now as part of White’s record label-come-studio’s recently announced ‘Rocktober’, Third Man...

The Sunday Roast: The Obligatory Encore

The Shins performed their Splendour sideshow to a sold Festival Hall last month, during which they delivered a valiant mix of old and new tunes, with a set filled with both popular and obscure numbers, doing everything in their power to inspire a solid crowd reception. However, the reception was...

The Shins

James Mercer could have been rightly apprehensive when taking to the stage with the new incarnation of The Shins. It’s fair to say the New Mexico outift hold a special place for a lot of Melbournians, and when Mercer brought in an entirely new line-up for their latest album Port...

Splendour In The Grass 2012 Announce Ticket Resale Scheme

Disappointed you missed out on tix to this year’s Splendour In The Grass? No surprise, you would have had to of been quick on the trigger to secure tickets to the festival after it sold out in less than an hour, the fastest sell-out in its decade-long history. However, there’s...

The Shins Australian Tour 2012 Announced

The Shins Australian tour 2012 has been announced that will see the welcome return of the band to Australia this July. Armed with new material from their acclaimed fourth album Port Of Morrow, the band will perform at Splendour In The Grass, plus headline shows at Festival Hall in Melbourne and the...

Splendour In The Grass 2012 Lineup Announced

The Splendour In The Grass 2012 lineup has been announced, that will see the likes of  travel to Byron Bay in July. There’s been rampant speculation surrounding the lineup this year, and while a number of names have been floated organisers have been able to keep a lid on much of...

Splendour In The Grass 2012 Lineup Date Announced

The Splendour In The Grass 2012 lineup date has been announced for next week, with organisers telling fans this morning to keep their eyes out on the morning of Thursday 19th April. The announcement will be made officially on triple j during Tom and Alex morning show, but for those...

Splendour In The Grass 2012 Lineup Gets Another Act

The Splendour In The Grass 2012 lineup is slowly leaking out, despite the official announcement not expected for a number of weeks. The first confirmed cab off the rank was British band Django Django who let the news slip during an interview at SXSW. Now the second confirmed ‘leak’ has...

Splendour In The Grass 2012 Lineup Rumours Heat Up

The rumour mill is certainly in overdrive for Splendour In The Grass with music lovers across the country working hard to uncover any clues from local and international bands in a quest to find who out may be playing the iconic festival this year. FasterLouder kicked off proceedings earlier in the...