#1 Dads, Courtney Barnett, Hermitude and Vance Joy head up the nominations for the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. The full list of noms has been revealed for the 10th annual event, which is scheduled to take place in Melbourne this October, with the above artists and Chet Faker all contending for the coveted
Beloved Aussie singer-songwriter Bernard Fanning has been named to headline the 10th Anniversary benefit concert for youth charity, Youngcare. The special live event, which is scheduled to take place at Brisbane’s City Hall on Saturday 10th October, will be hosted by funnyman Julian Morrow, and will also feature appearances by emerging Brisbane six-piece Mosman Alder,
Big Scary singer Tom Iansek is currently wrapping-up his solo #1 Dads tour which will finish at Splendour In The Grass next week, but after that he’s straight back into Big Scary mode. According to the duo’s label Pieater there’s something brewing over at the Big Scary which will be revealed 28th July. Speaking to
Splendour in the Grass is first and foremost a divine musical oasis where like-minded souls come together to celebrate music, mateship and multiple beverage intake amidst an otherwise damp and dreary winter season. Sure, ok, fine, but let’s cut the bullshit for a second and discuss the other main reason we migrate to Byron each
Last night, Tom Iansek treated a sold out room at Melbourne’s The Corner Hotel to an hour of sweet perfection. The Big Scary frontman’s short-lived side project #1 Dads put on an absolute display, proving why the act will be so sorely missed now that Iansek is wrapping it up to focus on Big Scary’s
The 18-day Darwin Festival will return to Australia’s north this August, and has unveiled an extensive and super-eclectic music lineup featuring the likes of Canberra lads SAFIA, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, rockers The Drones and Brisbane indie act Holy Holy. Other acts confirmed for this year’s lineup include singer-songwriters Thelma Plum and Abbe
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.
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.
#1 Dads, the side project of Big Scary frontman Tom Iansek, has this morning graced triple j‘s Like A Version with a sterling cover of FKA twigs’ 2014 single Two Weeks, as well as an original track. First up, Iansek and his pal Ainslie Wills performed So Soldier, a cut from #1 Dads’ latest studio
The complete shortlist for the 10th Coopers Australian Music Prize (AMP) has now been officially announced, seeing names like #1 Dads, Chet Faker, C.W. Stoneking, Caitlin Park and Remi amongst the artists with albums that are up for $30,000 in prize money thanks to PPCA. The nine names, which were culled from a longlist of
Tasmania’s boutique PANAMA Festival has unveiled its second lineup of acts making their way to the 2015 event, including illustrious homegrown artists like Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett, Tom Iansek’s #1 Dads, psych pop outfit The John Steel Singers and folk singer Darren Hanlon. Also announced for PANAMA 2015 are blues rockers The Furrs, Melbourne-based musician and
Now that we’re in November, we’re also technically in Ausmusic Month, triple j‘s annual celebration of Australian music. The public broadcaster has now revealed the first handful of nominees for the Australian Album Of The Year J Award, naming Melbourne producer Chet Faker, Sydney band The Preatures, as well as #1 Dads, Remi, Total Control,
Sydney Festival has announced its full program for 2015, and, being the musically inclined folks that we are, we looked immediately to which acts will be rocking across the city from January next year. This morning triple j announced their Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j concert. Taking place on Friday, 16th