NEWS: 2010 Australian Music Prize Nominations…

The only good music award in Australia rolls around again and the nominations are out. No real surprises in there other than Gareth Liddiard’s solo record which flew under the radar for many – great album though it is and deserved to be nominated. I’m going for either Tame Impala or Richard In Your Mind to win on the day… 2010 AMP nominations: Cloud Control … Continue reading NEWS: 2010 Australian Music Prize Nominations…

ds…twenty five – our favourite releases of 2010

That’s it then, 2010 done and dusted and although it wasn’t the best year ever for new music there were some damn fine records released. This year we’re seeing an even more eclectic mix of flavours coming through from witch house, minimal electronica, americana, experimental and the all encompassing indie tag. Have a look at what we loved through the year, click on the covers … Continue reading ds…twenty five – our favourite releases of 2010

Die! Die! Die! tour Australia…

On the back of their stellar Forms album, Kiwi noise pop lads Die! Die! Die! return to Australia for a pretty healthy looking tour in October. Presented by Polaroids of Androids… Thursday, October 7: Grand Hotel, Wollongong Friday, October 8: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney Saturday, October 9: Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne Sunday, October 10: Karova Loungem Ballarat Tuesday, October 12: Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle Wednesday, October 13: … Continue reading Die! Die! Die! tour Australia…

NEWS: Meredith Music Festival line-up…

Another day, another festival line-up announced. This time it is the turn of the Meredith Music Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a pretty tasty lineup of bands including DS faves Girls, The Fall, The Field, Dirty Three and Pantha Du Prince… The festival takes place between the 10th and 12th of December at The Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre is situated on the edge of a … Continue reading NEWS: Meredith Music Festival line-up…

TOUR: Falls Music & Arts Festival and Sunset Sounds 2010 line-up…

We’ve hardly taken a breath and recovered from all the summer festivals when the announcements start coming for 10/11 festival season. The latest is the line-up for Falls Music & Arts Festival and Sunset Sounds which boasts some big indie names in The National, The Soft Pack, Interpol, Klaxons, Tame Impala, The Rapture, Cold War Kids, Sleigh Bells, Hot Hot Heat, he Morning Benders and … Continue reading TOUR: Falls Music & Arts Festival and Sunset Sounds 2010 line-up…

MID YEAR BEST OF… The goodies from the 1st half of ’10

We are currently in the middle of compiling our favourite releases of 2010 so far. How has the year been for new music, deluxe reissues. Has there been anything that has blown you away or a new album from a favourite artist? Let us know what has been floating your boat and we’ll include a readers list as well…. Leave a comment below Continue reading MID YEAR BEST OF… The goodies from the 1st half of ’10

REVIEW: MARK MOLDRE | The Waiting Room

The intimacy of songwriting is a difficult skill to master for the best of musicians. When they do you find yourself pausing, experiencing a physical reaction to the music as it halts your progress and you allow it to wash over you, taking hold of your emotions and ushering them inside the songs. This magical power of music was something I experienced when I sat … Continue reading REVIEW: MARK MOLDRE | The Waiting Room

NEWS: SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2010 line-up…

Yep, as we end the summer festival season we are already setting sights on the start of August when the ever popular Splendour In The Grass rolls around once more. Friday July 30th, Saturday July 31st and Sunday August 1st ‘Woodfordia’ Woodrow Rd Woodford, Queensland This year the organisers have the line-up announcement out nice and early with some big headliners… The Strokes Pixies (only … Continue reading NEWS: SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2010 line-up…

NEWS: LANEWAY 2010 line-up on its way…

It looks like the Line-up announcement for the 2010 Laneway Festival is about to drop. Next year the festival expands to New Zealand and the organisers there have tweeted that they will be announcing the acts on October 20th. That means Australia will get to hear what they have coming on that day too. In light of the disappointing line-up for the BDO the indie … Continue reading NEWS: LANEWAY 2010 line-up on its way…

NEWS: AC/DC Australia and New Zealand Tour 2010

After months of rumours and  a waitlist on Ticketek there has finally been a schedule released for their tour in AU and NZ early in 2010. There looks to be gaps between cities so the money is on multiple dates in each one. Stay tuned for more info… January 30, Wellington, venue to be confirmed February 6, Auckland, venue to be confirmed February 11, Melbourne, … Continue reading NEWS: AC/DC Australia and New Zealand Tour 2010