Posted: 7 October, 2015

Sydney's Iconic Alberts Studios Set To Be Demolished

The spiritual home of AC/DC, The Angels and more will soon be no longer.

Audiophiles and Australian music nerds alike will know the name Alberts as one of the most iconic, integral music studios in Aussie rock history.

Their Neutral Bay recording studio is known by many as the (second) spiritual home of bands such as AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo and even going further back to pioneers such as The Easybeats and Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs.

Sadly, it's now time for Alberts to close its doors as the studio has been bought and is now destined to become a apartment block in the not too distant future.


The Rangers Rd studios have been the home of the Alberts music dynasty since 1984 (after moving from King Street, Newtown) but will now make way for a $60 million apartment development.

Despite the demolishment of the studios Alberts still thrives as a music rights and artist management company continuing work with artists like AC/DC, Gotye, Josh Pyke and more.

Watch the teaser for the 'Sound Of Alberts' below

'Blood & Thunder: The Sound of Alberts' | Official Trailer | Bombora/Beyond from Alberts on Vimeo.


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Tags: Alberts Studios, AC/DC

Posted: 7 October, 2015

Tame Impala & Courtney Barnett Dominate 2015 ARIA Nominations

It's been a big year for Australian music both locally and overseas.

It's that time of year where some of the biggest Australian musicians/bands come up against one another for the inaugural Australian Recording Industry Awards.

This year's ARIA's announcement has so far been dominated by indie rocker Courtney Barnett receiving an incredible eight nominations while Tame Impala picked up a hefty six.

The psych-rock behemoth of Kevin Parker's Tame Impala will take on the indie weirdness of Courtney Barnett for awards such as the Telstra Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album.

AC/DC have once again nominated for another ARIA with their Best Group nomination taking their total to six nominations (and three wins) across the years.

Vance Joy also fared well in the nominations, picking seven nominations.

2015 ARIA Award Nominations

Telstra Album Of The Year

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records/Remote Control)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth (Future Classic)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks)
Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Adult Contemporary Album

John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John – Two Strong Hearts (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Megan Washington – There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Oh Mercy – When We Talk About Love (EMI)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)
Szymon –Tigersapp (EMI / Eloper Music)

Best Blues And Roots Album

C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo (King Hokum Records / Caroline Australia)
Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams (Caroline Australia)
The Black Sorrows – Endless Sleep (Head Records)
The Waifs – Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)
Tim Rogers & The Bamboos – The Rules of Attraction (Warner Music Australia)

Best Female Artist

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Jessica Mauboy – Can I Get A Moment? (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Meg Mac – MEGMAC EP (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)
Megan Washington – There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)

Best Group

5 Seconds of Summer – LiveSOS (EMI)
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust (Alberts / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Born Lion – Final Words (FOUR|FOUR / Universal Music Australia)
In Hearts Wake – Skydancer (UNFD)
King Parrot – Dead Set (EVP Recordings / Rocket Distribution)
Northlane – Node (UNFD)
Thy Art Is Murder – Holy War (UNFD)

Best Independent Release

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Male Artist

#1 Dads – Nominal (Pieater / Inertia)
Daniel Johns – Talk (Eleven / EMI)
Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Pop Release

Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)
Tame Impala – Let It Happen (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Rock Album

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Dead Letter Circus – Aesthesis (UNFD)
Gang of Youths – The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Breakthrough Artist presented by PPCA

Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Gang of Youths – The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Meg Mac – Never Be (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)

Publicly Voted Awards

Best Australian Live Act

5 Seconds Of Summer – Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour (EMI)
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Gang of Youths – Gang of Youths National Tour (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light Tour (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater Australian Tour (Golden Era Records / Universal Music Australia)
Nick Cave – Nick Cave Australian Tour (Bad Seed / Kobalt Label Services)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Tour (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)
Sheppard – The Bombs Away Tour (Chugg Music & Empire Of Song / MGM Distribution)
The Preatures – The Cruel Tour (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away Tour (Liberation Music)

Best International Artist

Calvin Harris – Motion (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Ed Sheeran – X (Atlantic UK / Warner Music)
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hozier – Hozier (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
James Bay – Chaos And The Calm (Universal / Universal Music Australia)
Mark Ronson – Uptown Special (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Meghan Trainor – Title (Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
One Direction – Four (Syco / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (Capitol / EMI)
Taylor Swift – 1989 (Big Machine Records / Universal Music Australia)

Best Video

Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland – U Don’t Know feat. Wayne Coyne (EMI)
Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns – Aerial Love (Eleven / EMI)
Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem – Wings (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Clemens Habicht for Flume – Some Minds feat. Andrew Wyatt (Future Classic)
Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude – Through The Roof feat. Young Tapz (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Filmery for Shane Nicholson – Secondhand Man (Lost Highway Australia)
Luci Schroder for Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music)
Matt Sharp & Daniel James for The Veronicas – You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Song Of The Year

Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Grace – You Don’t Own Me feat. G-Eazy (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Iggy Azalea – Trouble feat. Jennifer Hudson (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Marlisa – Stand By You (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Nathaniel – Live Louder (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Peking Duk – Take Me Over feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch/Universal Music Australia)
Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)
The Veronicas – You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music)

The winners of the 2015 ARIA Awards will be announced on November 26.

Tame Impala - Let It Happen

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Posted: 6 October, 2015

Queens Of The Stone Age New Album In The Works

The so far unnamed album will hopefully be out in 2016.

Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita recently announced in an interview with Billboard that the band are about to head back in the studio.

Fertita, who also plays in The Dead Weather with Jack White responded to a question about why that band was not playing with the reason being he and other band members were all busy with other projects, including QOTSA.

"Schedules. The Kills are working on a record, Queens of the Stone Age are starting up again. City and Colour is starting up soon. Jack’s just been going forever so he just needs a minute. We all would love to play. Obviously, it’s our favorite thing in the world to play together. Maybe some day, but immediate future, it’s not happening," Fertita told Billboard.

The so far unnamed album will be QOTSA's 7th LP, following up from 2013's smash hit ...Like Clockwork.

Josh Homme has also been keeping busy lately with the release of the new album from his side project the Eagles Of Death Metal.

Via Billboard

Watch QOTSA's Recent Set At 'Rock In Rio'

Queens of the Stone Age - SHOW COMPLETO ♫ Rock in Rio 2015 HD (Brazil)

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Posted: 6 October, 2015

Jack White Produces New Courtney Barnett Cover Single

Barnett covers Rowland S. Howard's 'Shivers' for Jack White's Blue Series

Courtney Barnett - Shivers (written by Rowland S. Howard)

Courtney Barnett is probably one of the biggest Australian indie/alternative musicians around at the moment with an increasing popularity overseas.

She's been everywhere and done all the right things in her domination of audiences like playing Fallon and Ellen in America and now she can add working with Jack White to that list.

She caught up with White recently to record two tracks for his 'Blue Series' getting artists to stop by in his iconic Third Man Records studio and lay down some covers that White himself produces.

She recorded a cover of iconic Aussie punk Rowland S. Howard's track "Shivers" along with alongside a version of her track "Boxing Day Blues" of her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.

The series by White also includes artists like Beck, Tom Jones and even actor John C. Reilly recordings tracks.

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Posted: 6 October, 2015

Watch The Latest Trailer For HBO's Rock Series 'Vinyl'

The Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger produced series sets to launch next year.

Vinyl: Trailer (HBO)

HBO have brought us some of the best tv shows in the last couple of years like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Ballers and more.

Now we've got one of the most exciting new shows about to start Vinyl developed by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger about the rise of rock and roll in the 1970s.

The show looks like a bloody honest look into what it would've been like starting up a record label in the 70s with plenty of gratuitous sex, drugs and of course rock and roll.

And really, with Scorsese and Jagger involved we know things are going to be very realistic.

The new series will be out in 2016.

Cannot wait for this one.

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Tags: Vinyl, HBO, Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger

Posted: 5 October, 2015

I Saw Tits And Toucans!

Superjesus lead singer Sarah McLeod reveals what it was like playing Hugh Hefner’s famous Playboy Mansion

Sarah McLeod has played many shows over the decades. But none have ever been quite like the Playboy Mansion in LA.

“I actually played there twice,” she revealed to Jane Gazzo, “and the first time my publicist Mel and I were just walking around going ‘oh my god, look at that and look at this!’ It was quite eye opening.”

So are the rumours about people getting quite intimate in the grotto true?

“Yes, you don’t want to swim in the grotto,” McLeod states. “I stuck my head in the grotto and I looked around and I thought ‘no, I’m not going in here!”

On what she remembers most about those unusual shows, McLeod is emphatic it was nature not nudity that impressed her most.

“I saw tits.. and toucans – endangered species. And albino flamingo’s just walking around. It’s a weird scene up there.” 

McLeod and her band Superjesus reunite in November for a series of shows around Victoria including Melbourne, Morwell and Rye. She’ll also include a selection of solo material. 

  • Friday 6 November - Factory Theatre,  Sydney, NSW
  • Saturday 7 November - The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
  • Friday 13 November - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
  • Saturday 14 November - Fowlers, Adelaide, SA
  • Thursday 19 November  - Northcote Social Club, VIC
  • Friday 20 November - LV Hotel - Morwell, VIC
  • Saturday 21 November - Caledonian Hotel - Wonthaggi, VIC
  • Sunday 22 November - Baha- Rye, VIC

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Posted: 1 October, 2015

The Best of the Best Aussie Bands Ever

The most impossible list of them all - but here we go...

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Probably the most impossible list to nail, but we've given it a red hot go! 

There's just too many AMAZING Aussie bands and musicians out there. But here are some of what we believe to be the most influential and iconic Aussie bands of all. 




Words can’t even begin to describe to impact that AC/DC aka ACCADACCA have had upon global music in general.

Birthed in 1973, AC/DC is still cranking in the most unbelievable way with sell out world tours and events planned throughout 2015-2016 and, no doubt, onwards into the future.

The current members include Angus Young, Cliff Williams, Brian Johnson, Stevie Young, and Chris Slade – though original singer Bon Scott left rock fans broken upon his death in 1980.

Still, ACCADACCA held strong and came back from the depths of grief with a seemingly endless display of rock’n’roll domination that Bon would have been proud of.

AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ tour is currently rocking around North America, and will hit our shores December this year.

Get ready. 

Also See

WATCH AC/DC Kick Off Their North American 'Rock Or Bust' Tour With A Bang!

Here's the first peek at what we can expect on the Aussie leg of 'Rock Or Bust' tour!

AC/DC - 'T.N.T'


Midnight Oil


Midnight Oil (or, ‘The Oils’ to cult fans) rocked our ears and our political system with their rocking yet controversial and thought provoking tunes.

Frontman Peter Garrett and the boys produced not only some of the most iconic Aussie anthems ever (Beds Are Burning, My Country, Power and the Passion etc) but actively helped raise awareness and change in both Australia’s political, social, and cultural policies and ideologies.

“The Oils have always led from the front. They spoke to us – and to the world – in a uniquely Australian way. Their music speaks first – it’s powerful, it’s uncompromising, it’s unique rock music that inspires. My favourite Oils lyric, which summarizes it all is: “It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees.” – Denis Handlin, 2006.

Midnight Oil - 'Beds Are Burning'


Cold Chisel


The band that ultimately bought “pub rock” to crowded stadiums all over the world.

Regarded as one of the leading voices in Australian music, Cold Chisel sum up everything about Aussie life.

Originally named ‘Orange’, the band formed in 1973 as a heavy-metal cover-band…before ultimately taking that fateful road to unstoppable glory.

Check out Cold Chisel’s banging new album below:

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Cold Chisel's New Album

Get all the official info for Cold Chisel's new album and tour.

Cold Chisel - 'Forever Now'





INXS are unbeatable legends. There is just no argument.

The Aussie hero’s dominated the music scene both nationally and internationally from the 80’s through the 90’s and still, to this day, remains fresh in the hearts and minds of fans and popular culture alike.

INXS are eternal. 

INXS - 'Never Tear Us Apart'


The Church


This list just wouldn’t be complete without Aussie psychedelic rock band The Church.

Formed in Sydney in 1980, the boys from The Church have gone through so many genre changes it’s often hard to keep up.

From psych-rock to dream-pop, The Church have managed to dominate national and international underground markets, and were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2011. 

The Church - 'The Unguarded Moment'


The Saints


These Brisbane punk-rockers exploded onto the scene in 1975 with a sound synonymous with acts like the Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash.

In 1976, they became the first band (allegedly) to release a punk record outside of the US, preempting the bands they’ve been most commonly referred to like Sex Pistols and The Clash.

The Saints original line up came to a crushing end in 1979, but the band continues in it’s various forms to this day. 

The Saints - '(I'm) Stranded' 


The Angels


“Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again” and “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” can only mean one thing – The Angels.

The band cracked into the mainstream scene upon moving to Sydney and enjoyed HUGE local success, which quickly translated to nation and international acclaim.

Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana have all stated that The Angels influenced their own music, and their overall influence upon the Hard Rock scene has been insurmountable. 

The Angels - 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again'


Rose Tattoo


Now led by Angry Anderson, Rose Tattoo is such an iconic Aussie band even AC/DC sites them as major influences.

According to Aussie rock music historian Ian McFarlane, Rose Tattoo are “one of the most revered bands of all time. The Tatts played peerless, street-level heavy blues with the emphasis on slide guitar and strident lyric statements.”

Guns N’ Roses, L.A. Guns, and so many more have covered Rose Tattoo tracks. And rightfully so!

They are forever.  

Rose Tattoo - 'Bad Boy For Love'


Paul Kelly


If you don’t know Paul Kelly by now, something is seriously wrong with how you’ve chosen to live your life thus far.

Kelly, a singer/songwriter, producer, poet, guitarist, and harmonica player has created some of the most meaningful and heart touching pieces of Australian rock ever to come to fruition.

From playing tiny rural gigs to an isolated few, to wooing grand stadiums and festival audiences with his soulful musical messages, Paul Kelly has an astounding talent of transformation and encapsulation.

Paul Kelly is regarded by many modern Australian performers are somewhat of a ‘father figure’ in the industry – with his constantly supportive and active involvement to this very day. 

Paul Kelly - 'From Little Things Big Things Grow'

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Tags: AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, INXS, The Church, The Saints, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, Paul Kelly

Posted: 1 October, 2015

The Best Upcoming Aussie Acts Right Now

For Oztober we're celebrating the best Aussie upcoming acts. Here are four you need to know.

All of October we're celebrating Oztober - a month long celebration of Australian music and the legendary bands that make it.

We decided to put a little list together of the 'best upcoming Aussie acts right now' so, despite being very hard to narrow it down, we've selected four of the best... in no particular order.

Bad // Dreems - Hoping For

Bad//Dreems are blokey pub-rock for the 21st century. The Adelaide boys have had a meteoric rise in popularity since their inception in 2012. If you like beer, footy and red dirt landscapes set to catchy alternative rock, these guys are for you. 

Bad//Dreems - Hoping For

City Calm Down - Pleasure and Consequence

City Calm Down blend of dark new-wave synth-rock immediately brings comparisons to classic acts like Joy Division and The Cure but the indie four piece are carving out their own style with some impressive song writing that's different to anything out there at the moment.

City Calm Down - Pleasure and Consequence (Official Video)

Gang Of Youths - Benevolence Riots

Sydney four-piece Gang of Youths epitomise the resurgent rock scene in Australia with their jagged guitar riffs and heavy hitting drum lines. With only a few years under their belt the band has already released their debut album and toured throughout Europe and America, setting themselves up for an illustrious career.

Gang Of Youths - Benevolence Riots

Evol Walks - Buzzed

Aussie hard rock act Evol Walks are a fairly new force on the music scene forming in 2014 but already making a name for themselves as a band to watch. Their modern take on the classic rock and roll sound developed by their idols like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin put them in good stead for the future.

Evol Walks- Buzzed

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Posted: 1 October, 2015

10 Greatest Aussie Bands Of The Last 20 Years

From the 90's to the 00's - we bring you the most standout Aussie bands to dominate Aussie ears.

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The Aussie music scene experienced a metamorphasis during the early 90's to late 00's. And, though almost impossibly hard to narrow down, we've got you a rocking list of "The Greatest Aussie Bands of the Last 20 Years" (in no particular order).

Hit it!



They defined Aussie grunge in the early 90’s and alt-rock in the late 90’s to the early 00’s. And they challenged the Aussie music scene with more experimental, art-rock as they evolved from boys to men.

Frogstomp, Freak Show, Neon Ballroom, Diorama, and Young Modern each left a permanent mark on the soul of the Aussie music industry and it’s Silverchair fans.

Silverchair went on an “indefinite hibernation” in 2011.

Silverchair - Freak



The Brisbane boys set the standard for Aussie rock from 1989-2010.

Bernard Fanning, Darren Middleton, Ian Haug, John Collins and Jon Coghill dominated world-wide charts for over 20 years – a feat that only the most elite musical groups can claim to have achieved.

Powderfinger decided to amicably disbanded in 2010. 

Powderfinger - 'My Happiness'


You Am I

'You Am I' has been a driving force in authentic Aussie rock since 1989.

Forged from the furious streets of Sydney, 'You Am I' have become what bands ultimately dream of becoming – timeless.

Even now they are still tearing up the Aussie rock scene with the brand new album Porridge & Hotsauce and massive national tour.

Hit the link for all the latest 'You Am I' details:

Also See

Legendary ‘You Am I’ Announce Brand New Album And National Tour

'Porridge & Hotsauce' is the balls out new album from Aussie icon You Am I.

You Am I - 'Heavy Heart'



‘Black Betty’. Kram. SPIDERBAIT. The trifecta of rock.

They got our rocks off with their ridiculously vibrant cover of 1930’s jam ‘Black Betty’, bringing it back to life and slamming it in the faces listeners globally.

From a small town in rural NSW to playing internationally sold out gigs, Spiderbait has earned their solid status within Aussie rock. 

Spiderbait - 'Black Betty'



Jet made classic, hard rock inspired tunes cool again way before Wolfmother or Tame Impala were even seeds in Mama Rock’s belly.

Their most well known album ‘Get Born’ and singles like ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl”, ‘Cold Hard Bitch’ and ‘Rollover DJ’ not only smashed the charts but became pivotal soundtrack features in movies and video games all over the world.

Jet decided to disband in 2012. 

Jet - 'Cold Hard Bitch'


Nick Cave

Nick Cave is not only a hard out, brutally iconic Australian musician, but also a successful songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer, and actor.

Over his career he has mastered the piano, organ, harmonica, guitar, percussion, saxophone, drums, and (of course) vocals and continues to expand upon his talents.

Basically, Nick Cave is a total anomaly to the human race and rightfully has a cult status of “Creative Overlord” among millions of fans worldwide.

From post-punk to alternative-folk, Nick Cave has nailed it all – a true national treasure. 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow'



“My Polyester Girl (so shiny)…My Polyester Girl…*really bad robot dance moves*”

Yes. We’ve all been there.

But Regurgitator are so much more than a sexy, plastic lady! The band have been smashing Aussie charts casually through the history of their releases, reaching Platinum, 3x Platinum, and Gold status on three of their records and continue to play together to this day. 

Regurgitator - 'Polyester Girl'


The Living End

With six studio albums, 6 ARIA awards, and numerous international critical acclaims, The Living End is endlessly unstoppable.

The  Aussie punk rock and psychobilly band formed in ’94, and have smashed the charts continuously throughout each of their 6 studio releases.

Known for their raging live shows, The Living End have definitely earned their place in Aussie music history. 

The Living End - 'All Torn Down'


Eskimo Joe

Cranking the tunes since ’97, this alt-rock group made their mark on the world with their 2006 release of Black Fingernails, Red Wine.

The album launched the boys into the international stratosphere and won them a whole hoard of awards including 8 ARIA music awards.

They continue to play together to this day. 

Eskimo Joe - 'Black Fingernails, Red Wine'

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Tags: Silverchair, Powderfinger, You Am I, Spiderbait, Jet, nick cave, Regurgitator, The Living End, Eskimo Joe

Posted: 1 October, 2015

'You Am I' New Album & National Tour

'Porridge & Hotsauce' is the balls out new album from Aussie icon You Am I.

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‘You Am I’ has been a driving force in authentic Aussie rock since 1989.

Forged from the furious streets of Sydney, ‘You Am I’ have become what bands ultimately dream of becoming – timeless.

‘You Am I’ have become renowned for their ability to peel through seemingly endless layers of musicality, and nail the hell out of every musical experiment embarked upon.  

‘You Am I’s’ 10th studio album Porridge & Hotsauce is a balls out bellow to Aussie rock fans that Tim Rogers, David Lane, Andy Kent, and Rusty Hopkinson are back and ready to rock on the top again.

The first treat from the album ‘Good Advices’ is an energizing charge to the system – the perfect summertime anthem.

Porridge & Hotsauce is a testament to 25 years of living and breathing rock’n’roll, 10 studio albums, 10 Aria awards, and hundreds of sold out shows all over the world. Not to mention support acts with icons like The Rolling Stones and The Who.

‘You Am I’ will be embarking on their MASSIVE nation wide tour ‘The Bargain Bin Bon Vivants’, visiting both metropolitan and regional areas – check out all of the details below.

Porridge & Hotsauce is an oddly perfect way of summing up ‘You Am I’s’ brand new album.

So comfort yourself with that sweet rock’n’roll burn and grab a listen to ‘Good Advices’ below. 

You Am I - 'Good Advices'



THURSDAY OCTOBER 29TH - Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC  

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30TH - Hallam Hotel, Hallam, VIC 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST - Village Green, Mulgrave, VIC

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1ST - Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH - The Gov, Adelaide, SA 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH - Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12TH - Waves Wollongong, NSW

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13TH - BeachComber Hotel, Toukley, NSW

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14TH - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH -Villa Noosa Hotel, Noosaville, QLD

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20TH - Triffid, Brisbane, QLD 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21ST - Parkwood tavern, Gold Coast, QLD 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22ND - Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25TH - Magnums Airlie Beach, QLD 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26TH - Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27TH - Discovery, Darwin, NT

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28TH - Gapview Hotel, Alice Springs, NT 


FRIDAY DECEMBER 4TH  - 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC 

Official Links:




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Tags: You Am I, Triple M Tours

Posted: 30 September, 2015

Cold Chisel's Massive News!

Get all the official info for Cold Chisel's new album and tour

Music fans rejoice, Australian rock royalty, the iconic Cold Chisel have announced a brand new album called... The Perfect Crime.


It's out this Friday, and it's Chisel's eighth studio album, bringing our first new taste of the iconic band's music since 2012's No Plans.

REVIEW: Perfect Crime - Cold Chisel

Triple M Brisbane' Mitch Braund says the new album finds them in a different headspace to their last album No Plans (2012). 

"After the passing of drummer Steve Prestwich, the band had the realisation they had wasted too much time not making music together," said Mitch.

"The Perfect Crime is a more considered affair with chief songwriter Don Walker, for the first time in many years, taking time out to write a Cold Chisel album. 

"The result is an album that includes some of the most straight out rock n roll songs the band have ever made.

""All For You" is bar room boogie at its best while "The Backroom" is a straight out rocker.

"Producer Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin) knows how to push this band. They set out to make a rock record and that’s what they got. Chisel still manage to find new boundaries push though.

""Bus Station" is classic soul with drummer Charley Drayton laying down a mean groove. "Mexican Wedding", a co-write between Don, Mossy and Phil Small, will make you feel you’re in, well Mexico.

"While "Lost" hosts strings for the first time on a Chisel recording.

"The Perfect Crime yet again shows that as special as each member of Cold Chisel is in their own right, it’s the sum of the parts that make this band so very special."

Tracklisting: "Alone For You", "The Backroom", "All Hell Broke Lucy", "The Perfect Crime", "Long Dark Road", "Four In The Morning", "The Mansions", "The Toast Of Paris", "Shoot The Moon", "Mexican Wedding", "Get Lucky", "Bus Station", "Lost".

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Watch Jimmy Barnes do this beautiful soulful one-take vocal, which is one of the best on the Cold Chisel album, The Perfect Crime.

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Don Walker wrote this "Newcastle rocker" after being inspired by this little dance hall just outside Newcastle. The song is from the Cold Chisel album The Perfect Crime.


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Chisel Tour Dates

The release of the new album coincides with Chisel's massive One Last Stand tour which has already announced a huge string of dates across the country. CLICK HERE to see the full tour dates here.

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Posted: 29 September, 2015

Guns N' Roses Guitarist Severely Injured

Richard Fortus will now miss the upcoming Aussie tour for his band The Dead Daisies

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“A bit of a motorcycle accident” Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus described of his horror accident last week.

“A bit”?

Fortus, in an public statement said:

“On September 17, 2015 I was involved in a motorcycle accident. As a result, I broke my shoulder blade, collar bone, six ribs, a toe, I have a bruised lung, lacerated liver and a concussion. Amazingly, my doctors have assured me that I will make a full recovery.”

Mate, that’s a bit more than a bit.

And all these injuries have ruled him out for the Aussie tour of his side band The Dead Daisies’, which will see them supporting KISS.

“I’m devastated that I will not be able to play for the Australian and New Zealand fans who have been so supportive and loyal,” said Fortus.

“I have never missed a show in my entire career, and, unfortunately, I will have to miss the entire Australian and New Zealand leg.”

Get well soon, Richard Fortus!

And tell the Gunners to hurry up and get that original line-up cranking!

Listen to The Dead Daisies' featuring Slash below:

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