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Interview: In The Hot Seat With Matt Webb From Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench may be named after the deepest part of the world’s oceans, but the pop-rockers have been rising to new heights in recent years. Known for their cheerfully infectious tunes, the band toured Australia for the first time back in 2012 – with guitarist Matt Webb telling us that he has “a real soft spot for everybody in Australia” after their warm reception.

Interview: In The Hot Seat With Lili Kendall

We recently caught up with Lili Kendall, the stunning 17-year-old from Brisbane, who was crowned the winner of internationally renowned song competition “Unsigned Only”. Check out what she had to say…

Review: 360’s Utopia Tour

“If you don’t know we were sent to kill. Some have mentioned and said we’re ill.” It’s 2011. I’ve switched on Channel V just in time to witness this line escaping the mouth of a tattooed white guy wearing a Will Smith t-shirt. He’s rapping over an unusual musical cocktail of indie guitar, robotic synth and heavy bass, and I find myself growing more and more intrigued with every bass drop. Little do I know that it’s 360, aka Matt Colwell, and he’s rapping his single, ‘Killer’ from his soon-to-be double platinum album, Falling & Flying. Flash forward three years to Friday September 5, 2014, and I am navigating my way through an assorted crowd of avid Aussie hip hop fans that are swarming Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion to catch a glimpse of the Melbourne rapper.

Interview: 360 Talks New Album ‘Utopia’ & Upcoming National Tour

Utopia by definition is an ideal place or state. So, as the title of 360’s third album, the name seems fitting. He crashed and burned after 2011’s double-platinum Falling & Flying, which ended with the Melbourne rapper spending three weeks in rehab late last year. However, like the phoenix, 360 rose from the ashes, releasing his epic follow-up, Utopia, earlier this year, and announcing the biggest national tour of his career this September.

Interview: I Killed The Prom Queen’s Jona Weinhofen talks ‘Beloved’ & ‘The Rise Of Brotality’ Australian Tour

Dull is definitely not a word one would use to describe I Killed The Prom Queen’s career. Spanning over 13 years, the Aussie metalcore heavyweights have seen countless lineup changes, a three-year hiatus in 2008 and several studio albums to their name. Now, in light of the release of their third LP Beloved, the band will return home this September for their mammoth Rise Of Brotality Tour.

Interview: Taylor Henderson Talks ‘Burnt Letters’ And 2014 Australian Tour

Since strapping on his guitar and walking off the X Factor stage last year, (as the show’s runner-up) it has been quite a whirlwind for Taylor Henderson.

Now, with a Sony Music record deal, two albums under his belt, an amalgamation of squealing fangirls and the top spot on this week’s ARIA Album Chart, the country boy turned rock star is one to watch.

Warped Tour Australia Will Not Return In 2014

Despite the general consensus, any plans for Vans Warped Tour Australia 2014 have been scratched. Promoter AJ Maddah confirmed the news via Twitter, saying only the US leg of the predominantly pop punk and hardcore festival would go ahead.

Interview: In The Hot Seat With Lauren Glezer

We had the pleasure of catching up with the gifted singer-songer writer from Melbourne, Lauren Glezer, whilst on her debut East Coast tour. Check out what she had to say…

Interview: In The Hot Seat With Slice N Dice

We caught up with Melbourne‘s masked DJ duo Slice N Dice whilst on the Good Life Festival club tour. Check out what they had to say!

Northlane Vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes Leaves Band

Sydney metalcore outfit Northlane has announced the departure of vocalist, Adrian Fitipaldes.

Forming in 2009, Fitipaldes had been a member of the Blacktown five-piece since the band’s inception. However, the band’s rigorous touring schedule grew to be too much for the frontman, taking its toll on him both physically and mentally, which lead to his decision to part ways with the band.

Interview: Frank Iero Of Frnkiero And The Cellabration

If the name Frank Iero sounds familiar it’s probably due to the fact that he lent his guitar prowess to emo-punk outfit My Chemical Romance for the better part of 12 years.

A major force in the mainstreaming of emo – a band that grew to be synonymous with side fringes, eyeliner and everything black – MCR decided to call it quits in March last year. Frank Iero, however, unable to tame the creative beast within, is now flying solo under the moniker FrnkIero And the Cellabration, with his debut album Stomachaches due out Friday August 29 via Cooking Vinyl Australia.

Underground Warehouse Parties Increase In Sydney After Lockouts

The introduction of Sydney’s lockout laws has resulted in a rise in underground warehouse parties, according to club owners and music promoters, who say people are trying to escape 1.30am lockout and 3am last drinks in the CBD and Kings Cross.

Soundwave Festival 2015 Will Be Held Over Two Days

Despite the controversy surrounding the Big Day Out Festival, Soundwave Festival 2015 is going ahead, and it will be held over two mammoth days.

AJ Maddah confirmed that the hard and heavy rock festival will return next year, and it’ll be held for two days in each city, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Big Day Out 2015 Cancelled!

Big Day Out, one of Australia’s biggest and oldest music festivals, will not go ahead in 2015. The shock revelation comes following Big Day Out promoter AJ Maddah stepping down as Director of the much-loved festival and transferring his 50% stake to US company C3 Presents, thus making the Texan-owned company the sole owners of the iconic Australian festival.

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