At the demure age of seventeen, Lorde’s silky sounds have proven triumphant in placing her at the top of the pops in Billboard’s annual 21 Under 21 listing for 2014. Only just beating Australian heartthrobs 5 Seconds of Summer and Justin Bieber to the top spot, Billboard have credited her victory to her ‘consistent demonstrated influence that extends beyond music’, as well as the catchy home-grown vibes of her music.
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…
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!
He might not be old enough to drink in America, or even attend most dance parties, but Martin Garrix has been dubbed the richest teenager in electronic dance music.
Best known for his track ‘Animals’, which was a top ten hit in more than ten countries, the 18-year-old Dutch DJ has a net worth of $14 million. In comparison, Alesso is valued at $6 million and Spotify’s ‘25 Under 25’ titleholder, Zedd is worth $15 million.
Former Northlane vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes has taken to Facebook to release an official statement regarding his departure from the Western Sydney metalcore outfit. He went on to says that, although he understands that the news comes as a shock to fans of the band, he had to put his health, both physical and mental, first.
Love the zombie action of The Walking Dead? Well this is sure to whet your appetite! American TV network AMC has confirmed that they are working on a spin off companion series to the zombie horror drama that will see the effects of the zombie apocalypse around the world. A pilot episode of the series is currently being planned – with producers claiming they are looking to expand the world of the show and offer something truly compelling, original and distinct from The Walking Dead.
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.
From the streets of New York, three-piece family ensemble AJR are preparing for their first Australian visit as a token of their thanks for ARIA-certified platinum sales in the country. Currently charting within the Australian Top 20, AJR’s breakout track ‘I’m Ready’ has proved very popular with audiences down-under and is sure to get the crowds buzzing for the anticipated release of their debut album.
While most of us spend our last year of high school writing notes, Lili Kendall has been sitting in the back row writing songs. If you haven’t heard the name yet, you’re sure to hear all about it, soon as the teenager’s song “Move“, saw her win the first place at this years Unsigned Only song competition (Teen Category).
British singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be strapping on his guitar for a five-date arena tour of Australia in 2015.
Armed only with his acoustic guitar, loop pedal and soulful voice, Sheeran will be the first musician in two decades to embark on a headline arena tour, completely solo.
“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.
AJ Maddah, the man behind Soundwave Festival, has confirmed that Rise Against will be visiting Australian shores not once, but twice next year. According to Maddah, the Chicago punk-rock outfit will tour Australia in support of another act, before returning for their own headline tour later in the year.
It seems there’s no rest for the wicked, or at least the old impersonated the young, with the second sequel to 21 Jump Street seemingly announced this week. 23 Jump Street looks to be moving ahead in spite of recently released 22 Jump Street lampooning sequels and making fun of the idea that there could possibly more Jump Street to visit.
Movie industry site Deadline is reporting that Sony has hired writer Rodney Rothman, who penned 22 Jump Street and is also a head writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, to get to work on a sequel. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are reportedly producing the film at the very least, with the directors’ chairs theirs for the taking should they want them. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum involvement is yet to be confirmed, but could we really revisit Jump Street without these two?
Melbourne rapper Illy had to cut his set short last night after being bottled on-stage. The MC was only five songs into his show at the Kay Street Entertainment Complex when a glass, thrown in his direction by a hostile crowd member, narrowly missed his eye.
Illy abruptly cancelled his set, to ensure the safety of himself and his stage family, much to the dismay of hundreds of fans who were gathered to watch him perform.
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