Gang of Youths are ready for big things. Their debut album, The Positions, practically demands it. It’s filled with songs which will one day, no doubt, fill stadiums. Starting out gentler than their band name suggests, each song builds, slowly swelling until they eventually splinter out at the ends. With his deep, raw voice singer
Being assigned the title of “hyped artist” is undoubtedly a win for any new musician, and with every man and his (keyboard literate) dog running their own music blog these days, the amount of hyped artists has never been greater. But with the hype, comes the often pressure-filled process of following through, an exercise electro-punk-rocker
It’s all too easy to be blinded by the, uh, splendour of all the shiny international acts crammed onto this year’s epic Splendour In The Grass lineup. I mean, Mark Uptown Funkin’ Ronson is gonna be there, not to mention Royal Blood, The Dandy Warhols and Spiritualized giving their only Aussie performances of the tour.
Occupying his own angelic niche in the increasingly broad spectrum of synth-driven dance music coming from Australia, Andy Bull makes the kind of tunes you could throw some divine shapes on a d-floor too whilst crying your heart out at the same time. His sophomore album Sea of Approval, released last year, scored the Sydney-sider
Each week the Music Feeds team pick a favourite new song from the week that was, wrap it in a bunch of words and present it to you. It’s Music Feeds Faves. METZ – Spit You Out Does your Friday need more searing stop-start guitar riffs? If so, look no further. Toronto noise rock outfit
Adelaide rapper Allday (AKA Tom Gaynor) is known for his sardonic hip hop and Twitter feed, so it’s apt that this May he’s embarking on a tour called I Should Be Working On My Album But I’m Doing A Tour. Gaynor, an art school dropout and onetime aspiring indie band frontman, launched his rap career
Ahead of their upcoming national tour, Aussie alt-rock outfit British India today premiere Suddenly, their latest music video from recent album Nothing Touches Me, and Music Feeds is proud to bring it to you first. There appears to be no slowing down for the Melbourne lads who, after a decade of making music together just
Remember Van She? Of course you do…
We chat to the always colourful Welsh pop princess about new album FROOT, feminism and comparisons to Charli XCX.
Roguish good looks? Tick. Scottish accent? Tick.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Ben Wright Smith got his 2015 off to a solid start with the release of his new single, No One. The track, which was co-produced by Wright Smith and Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy and features a cheeky Ali Barter BV, has now received the music video treatment, and the brand-new clip is
Vance Joy clearly comes from a traditional school of songwriting – crafting life’s simple truths into simple melodies that hold universal appeal. A quick glance around the room reveals everything from man buns to grey buns, even a few flower headbands happy to have one last hurrah before the festival season comes to a close.
Sydney prog adventurers Breaking Orbit are clever gents. To a fault? Arguably. Your mileage may vary, depending on whether your relationship with sprawling, percussive, carefully mapped-out metal is one of appreciation or tolerance. The quartet put so much into their performances that it’s bound to push either one to a boiling point. The opportunity to
What began as a dubbed cassette of songs for friends, recorded by one man in his bedroom, has evolved into one of the go-to names in contemporary indie rock. Death Cab for Cutie have transcended the typical trajectory of bands of their nature, scoring top-end Billboard positions, major movie soundtrack features and even a move
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but it’s also one of the most isolated. This isolation provides for a unique lifestyle and a cultural experience that offers seemingly endless potential for artistic inspiration, but it also presents its own set of problems and limitations, not the least of which
Sydney’s Paul Mac (real name Paul McDermott) is among the godfathers of Australia’s EDM scene. But the DJ/producer’s career has been anything but linear. McDermott became famous as half of the ’90s rave outfit Itch-E & Scratch-E with Andy Rantzen – he cheekily thanked local ecstasy dealers upon winning an ARIA. McDermott has also forged
It’s been four years since Liverpool indie rockers The Wombats released This Modern Glitch, the platinum-selling follow-up to their acclaimed debut A Guide To Love, Loss and Deperation. An adventurous record that saw the trio incorporate a heavy electro element into their danceable guitar rock tunes, This Modern Glitch cemented The Wombats status as genuine
Mexican acoustic guitar rockers Rodrigo y Gabriela – Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero – are unlikely pop stars, no matter how rousing their live shows. Last year they rehabilitated the concept album with 9 Dead Alive, its songs inspired by enduringly influential historical figures – from pioneering Spanish guitarist Antonio de Torres Jurado (the token
A matter of geography put Sufjan Stevens on the map for many listeners some 10 years ago, with the release of his seminal LP Illinois. It was a grandiose, weighty, widescreen indie-pop opus; equal parts celebration, observation, introspection and damnation. Those that knew of Stevens’ work prior to Illinois‘ release, however, would have had a