Let the record show that there is only one band that can open their set with a song that was voted by a group of their peers as the greatest Australian song of all time. Let it also show that there is only one band that can get away with spitting, swearing and snarling on
You mofos ready for this? Tasmania’s delectably dark winter festival Dark Mofo has released its full lineup ahead of its third annual nudie run around the island state, adding around 250 acts to the previously announced slot held by from US legends Antony And The Johnsons. Sublimely aligned around the mid-June winter solstice once again,
Vivid LIVE‘s huge 2015 lineup has been unveiled, with performances from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Johns, TV On The Radio, The Drones, Flume and The Preatures joining Morrissey on the event’s official program. This year’s Vivid LIVE will include 10 nights of Australian exclusive performances in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, also
The Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) has just announced its list of nominees for the 2014 APRA Music Awards, to be held at Brisbane City Hall on Monday June 23rd. Hottest 100 winner Vance Joy and Perth rockers Birds Of Tokyo lead the pack, sporting four nominations a piece. Artists going head to head for
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and artistic mechanical rights organisation AMCOS have revealed the top 20 contenders for the largest peer-voted songwriting award in Australia, the APRA Song of the Year award, with Sydney indie band Boy & Bear and the legendary Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds picking up two nods each. Other artists
The coveted ‘Greatest Guitarist of all Time’ throne has been awarded to many a musician over the years, it’s really all a matter of who you ask. Most recently, News Corp decided to poll Australia’s best guitarists, a feat previously attempted by Australian Guitar Magazine back in 2012. While AGM‘s top spot went to the
For many, Golden Plains is more than just a music festival. It’s the sister festival to Meredith Festival and although younger in age it’s often referred to as the more mature sibling. A smaller ticket allocation makes for a more intimate experience. Some of this year’s headliners, including Public Enemy, and LA-based beat making extraordinaire
The inaugural The Age Music Victoria Awards took place at Billboard in Melbourne last night, and Paul Kelly and The Drones were the big winners, taking home two awards apiece. Kelly won the best male award, as well as outstanding release of the year award for his latest effort Spring And Fall, as voted by
The full lineup for Illawarra’s first annual boutique music and arts festival, The Farmer & The Owl, has been announced, offering antipodean music fans the chance to see an epic lineup including The Drones, Dappled Cities, The Laurels, Glass Towers, Surf City and many, many more! Set to take over the University of Wollongong on
For another year, Triple J has announced they will be making the most of Ausmusic Month this November by once again awarding one native act with the prestigious J Award Album Of The Year. As the name would suggest, the award will be given to the album deemed the best…of the year. Six albums in
The nominations have been announced for the inaugural The Age Music Victoria Awards, and indie darlings The Drones have proven that their brand of experimental rock is still a winner, bringing in three nominations for Best Album, Best Band and Best Live Act. Paul Kelly, Adalita, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Dick Diver and
The Farmer & The Owl, a new one-day festival event presented by Yours & Owls in collaboration with Music Farmers, has made its second lineup announcement. Set to be staged at Wollongong University on 23rd November, the inaugural Farmer & The Owl lineup now included Sydney rockers The Laurels, Byron Bay’s Glass Towers, as well
As frontman of The Drones, Gareth Liddiard narrated his way through the title track of their latest album I See Seaweed on The Hi-Fi Melbourne stage, you could tell by the look in his eyes, the veins in his neck, and the inflection in his voice that this band’s art is a deeply personal affair.
One of the most prominent and progressive Australian rock outfits, The Drones have had a killer 2013. Kicking things off with their latest and sixth studio album I See Seaweed, the band are now set to embark on their second run of national dates in support, which starts tonight in Melbourne, before gearing up to
The Drones played a short set of 6 songs before a small crowd at a special invite-only, live-to-air performance for Melbourne’s Triple R at their performance space in Brunswick East on Wednesday, 11th September.
New music video from The Drones for their new album’s title track I See Seaweed.
The Coopers AMP has delivered the first round of finalists vying for the 2013 prize, which comes with bragging rights and $30,000, seeing some of Australia’s most prominent talent recognised, be they up-and-coming, current or legendary. The Australian Music judges have today revealed 6 albums from the year deemed worthy of the recognition – The