Posted: 28 April, 2015

'Refused' Refuse To Remain Silent

Refused refuse to remain silent after 17 years with new album release

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Head-banging legends Refused are back after 17 years of neck resting.

The 90’s hardcore hero’s forth studio album Freedom will be released this coming June. But the boys have already released the first raging single ‘Elektra’ for y’all to break some back to.

And the boys reckon this is all just the beginning.

“It’s not a reunion anymore,” said frontman Dennis Lyxzén in a statement. “This is one of the most radical things we’ve ever done, both musically and lyrically.”

It seems that ending on a high note wasn’t satisfactory for the band, with 1998’s The Shape Of Punk’s critical acclaim just spurring them on to aim for more.

“Nobody wanted us to fuck with the image of the band who makes a great album and splits up. Nobody wanted us to dilute it,” said drummer David Sandström. “That actually provoked us.”

The boys worked with producer Shellback on the new release - whose repertoire includes collaborations with Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Lilly Allen, and Taylor Swift – and co-wrote both ‘Elektra’ and ‘366’ with him.

But Shellback’s background in pop doesn’t seem to squash the balls out of this bitty, more so adding a polish to the gritty, guitar-driven hard-rock Refused are so well known for.

The track burns hard with awesomely maddening polyrhythms, a disjointed instrumental explosiveness, and a depth to the overall sound production that really shows how 17 years of quiet maturing can just put the icing on the cake.

Get excited. Catch the clip below. 

New Refused Single - "Elektra"

 

Freedom Tracklist

1. Elektra
2. Old Friends / New War
3. Dawkins Christ
4. Françafrique
5. Thought Is Blood
6. War On The Palaces
7. Destroy The Man
8. 366
9. Servants Of Death
10. Useless Europeans

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Posted: 27 April, 2015

Winner Of The Mötley Crüe Support In Sydney Is....

Congratulations to Smokin' Mirrors, these guys have the opportunity of a lifetime to support Mötley Crüe.

SMOKIN' MIRRORS - 'Set To Ignite' (Official Music Video)


This has got to be one of the best competitions we've ever done, the chance to support none other than Mötley Crüe in Sydney on their last ever tour.

We recieved a mass of entries and it was bloody hard to pick the winner but finally we got it down to one band, Smokin' Mirrors

The central coast rockers are a four-piece hard rock act featuring Emmy Mack (vocals), Alex Richmond (lead guitar), Matt Coleman (bass) and Sam Goldie (drums).

They describe themselves as a "fun-loving, female fronted hard rock band from Australia, founded on devilish camaraderie and a mutual love of high energy, melodic, guitar driven, hard riffin’ ROCK music", sounds like a perfect opening act.

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Posted: 27 April, 2015

LIST: Best 35 From 35

Here's the list so far of the best 35 albums from the last 35 years.

There's been a lot of arguing in the last week over what the best 35 albums from the last 35 years are.

The music jury made a list but it's not in its final order - you can change that by voting for your favourite (or least favourite) here.

We recently talked to Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson and he told us what his favourite album of the last 35 years is.

 

Here's The Countdown So Far... 

35. August And Everything After - Counting Crows

34. Wasting Light - Foo Fighters

33. Ok Computer - Radiohead

32. Dieset And Dust - Midnight Oil

31. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
 
30. Achtung Baby - U2
 
29. Joshua Tree - U2
 
28. American Idiot - Green Day

 

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Best 35 Albums From The Past 35 Years

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Tags: Best 35 Albums From The Past 35 Years, Music Countdown, 35 Years Of Triple M

Posted: 24 April, 2015

A 'Tidal' Wave Of Fail

The epic failure of Jay Z's music streaming site Tidal

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By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about Jay-Z’s new music streaming service Tidal. I mean, it’s not like Jay-Z and his army of famous-musician-illuminati-homies haven’t been doing everything in their power to shove the app in our faces 24/7 or anything.

In case you missed it:

But more accurately:

 

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Posted: 24 April, 2015

Cold Chisel Are Back!

Barnesy talks exclusively with Triple M about new Chisel album

(Cold Chisel play Brisbane 2011 - photo by Triple M)

Jimmy Barnes joined Triple M Brisbane’s Grill Team and hit us all with some exclusive news from camp Cold Chisel:

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Posted: 24 April, 2015

Ryan Adams Announces Aussie Tour

Ryan Adams is coming to Oz. Get all your official concert and ticket info for Ryan Adams' Australian tour here.

Triple M is proud to announce Ryan Adams' 2015 Australian Tour! 

This is the Adams' first tour to Australia since his acclaimed sold-out 2012 Ashes and Fire tour.

One of the most diverse and prolific solo acts around, Ryan Adams is a must-see live act. He is one of America's great, modern singer-songwriters. 

Fresh from mind-blowing Coachella, Triple M and Frontier Touring are bringing him back to Australia. See the full tour dates below.

In the lead up to the gigs in July, Triple M are giving away plenty of tickets.

Listen to Triple M for your chance to win.

Tour Dates

SYDNEY – Sunday 19th, July at Forum Theatre - www.ticketek.com.au 
MELBOURNE – Thursday 23rd, July at Enmore Theatre - www.ticketmaster.com.au

In further news, Adams will be joined by very special guest Jenny Lewis for both Australian shows.


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Posted: 23 April, 2015

Brutal Dave Grohl Supergroup

Dave Grohl heads up 'Teenage Time Killers' - one of the most brutal supergroups of all time

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If you like your music vicious, you’ll love the new supergroup involving some of rock and metal’s biggest names.  

Teenage Time Killers may just be the supergroup to finally blow your ears off. With members including Dave Grohl and Pat Smear from the Foo’s, Nick Oliveri and Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio/Blink-182, Jello Biafra from The Dead Kennedys, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Randy Blythe from Lamb of God, most members of Corrosion of Conformity and just so many more, the upcoming LP offers up all the best brutal your black, black soul could hope for.

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Posted: 23 April, 2015

Cobain Covers The Beatles

New audio released from the Kurt Cobain archives

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So much unreleased goodness has been leaking out of the new Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck documentary. The latest being a raw as hell bootleg version of Kurt covering The Beatles’ track ‘And I Love Her’.

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Tags: Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Montage Of Heck

Posted: 23 April, 2015

1 Lost Phone = 250 Lost Metallica Riffs

With the loss of a phone comes the loss of some serious \m/etal

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The loss of one’s mobile phone has become an all to familiar pain in all of our 2015 existence.  The usual loss of selfies, contacts and nudes are brutal and lingering.

But when it means you’ve lost 250 potential riffs for your upcoming Metallica album, the world of hurt gets mortal.

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Tags: Kirk Hammett, Metallica

Posted: 23 April, 2015

Splendour Sold Out!

Splendour In The Grass has SOLD OUT for 2015

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In what is always a down and out, balls to the wall, cut throat, s*** fight for festival tickets year after year, 2015’s Splendour In The Grass has sold out an hour and a half after ticket sales were released at 9am this morning.

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Posted: 23 April, 2015

U2 vs. Tool

Fans buy U2 'Songs of Innocence' vinyl, get Tool 'Opiates' EP

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Y’all remember that little U2 infiltration into your iTunes playlist a little while back?

You know, the one that made you feel physically violated when you opened up your account to find their entire album ‘Songs of Innocence’ forcing itself upon you like some kind of overly amorous drunk clinging to the bar at closing time.

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Tags: U2, Songs Of Innocence, Tool, Record Store Day 2015

Posted: 22 April, 2015

Listen: New Tom DeLonge LP

Some great new (and old) music from Blink-182 lead man DeLonge.

Tom DeLonge - New World (Audio Video)

We've been hearing some of the new tracks of Tom DeLonge's upcoming album of unreleased tracks from the vault and now we can listen to the whole thing on YouTube.

The album, To The Stars… Demos, Odds And Ends is full of unreleased and demo tunes that have been fixed up for release.

Along with the new tracks we also got a new video for "Circle-Jerk-Pit" which is a particularly Blink-esque punky, thrashy tune with a suitable video of skater kids sinking beers.

This is the first new music coming out of the Blink trio since all new news of their confusing in-fighting and scrapping any hopes of an upcoming reunion.

This album also heralds the first of Tom DeLonge's promised four albums over his various different projects for 2015... the man keeps busy.

The Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba is currently looking after his duties in Blink-182.

Tom DeLonge - Circle-Jerk-Pit (Official Video)

 

To The Stars Tracklist:

1. "New World"
2. "An Endless Summer"
3. "Suburban Kings"
4. "The Invisible Parade"
5. "Circle-Jerk-Pit"
6. "Landscapes"
7. "Animals"
8. "Golden Showers In The Golden State"

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Tags: Tom DeLonge, Blink-182