No need to keep guessing: Australia’s favourite homegrown indie fest is back for another year of frivolities on the street. And if you’re not quite legal yet, no worries! Next year’s festivities have been opened up for ages 16+ punters in both Brisbane and Adelaide. With names like FKA Twigs, Flight Facilities and UK act Royal Blood already rolling out, next year’s platter of artists is set to be one of the most stirring yet.
File this under WTF! Ever wanted a tattoo designed by Miley Cyrus? Well, hopefully your wallet is bigger than your common sense, because this will set you back a bit. The starlet has announced that she’s willing to hook anyone up with a custom tattoo design for a cool ten grand! Yes, $10 000. But this is actually for a good cause – the funds will be used as a charitable donation as a part of the singer’s ongoing partnership with Los Angeles homeless youth center My Friend’s Place.
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.
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…
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.
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