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  • The Drones – Sydney Opera House, 24/05/15
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    The Drones – Sydney Opera House, 24/05/15

    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

  • Dark Mofo 2015 Announces Full Lineup
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    Dark Mofo 2015 Announces Full Lineup

    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 2015 Lineup Announced
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    Vivid LIVE 2015 Lineup Announced

    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

  • Birds Of Tokyo, Vance Joy Lead 2014 APRA Award Noms
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    Birds Of Tokyo, Vance Joy Lead 2014 APRA Award Noms

    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

  • Nick Cave, Boy & Bear Lead APRA 2014 Song Of The Year Shortlist
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    Nick Cave, Boy & Bear Lead APRA 2014 Song Of The Year Shortlist

    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

  • Are These Australia’s 25 Best Guitarists?
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    Are These Australia’s 25 Best Guitarists?

    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

  • Golden Plains 2014 – Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre
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    Golden Plains 2014 – Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre

    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 Drones, Paul Kelly Among First Music Victoria Awards Winners
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    The Drones, Paul Kelly Among First Music Victoria Awards Winners

    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 Farmer & The Owl Full Lineup Announced
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    The Farmer & The Owl Full Lineup Announced

    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

  • J Award ‘Album Of The Year’ First Nominees Announced
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    J Award ‘Album Of The Year’ First Nominees Announced

    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 Age Music Victoria Awards Nominees Announced
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    The Age Music Victoria Awards Nominees Announced

    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

  • New Festival The Farmer & The Owl Adds To Lineup, Releases Venue Info
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    New Festival The Farmer & The Owl Adds To Lineup, Releases Venue Info

    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

  • The Drones – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, 13/09/13
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    The Drones – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, 13/09/13

    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.

  • Music Feeds Podcast Episode #19 – The Drones
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    Music Feeds Podcast Episode #19 – The Drones

    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

  • Nick Cave, The Drones, Bob Evans Make Longlist For $30,000 Coopers AMP
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    Nick Cave, The Drones, Bob Evans Make Longlist For $30,000 Coopers AMP

    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

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