Music Features

The history of Flying Nun Records told through 10 iconic songs

Enjoyed this? Check out the history of Aussie punk, the history of neo soul, and the history of garage rock. 

Crate Diggers Premiere: Swerv crafts a hip hop banger from bargain-bin samples

Savers have locations right across Melbourne, head to their website to find your closest store and see what you can create. Keep up to date on all things Swerv over at his facebook.

Adalita unveils tracks from her secretive three-year album

Adalita will play The Yarraville Club with Amaya Laucirica on Saturday June 16. Find more details and tickets via the venue website.

The Midwayers on coming to their sound and their new record 'Seasons: Volume 1'

The Midwayers' new record, Seasons: Volume 1 is released on Friday June 15. They’ll play The Tote on Wednesday July 11 and The Reverence Hotel on Friday July 13.

The B.East are stopping at nothing to ensure their sixth birthday bash is bloody brilliant

The B.East’s sixth birthday bash will go down Saturday June 16 with performances from Bob Log III, The Stiffys, Pam Salmon and The Beastie Girls. Head there from 7pm.

Middle Kids on their homemade debut album 'Lost Friends'

Lost Friends is out now via EMI. Catch Middle Kids at Splendour in the Grass, taking over North Byron Parklands from Friday July 20 until Sunday July 22.

Sven Ratzke on how Bowie’s enigma inspired his own creative journey through Starman

Sven Ratzke will bring the music of David Bowie for STARMAN at Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday June 14.

How The Reclink Community Cup became so much more than footy

Reclink Community Cup 2018 will go down at Victoria Park, Abbotsford on Sunday June 24 from 11am.

TT's Theresa Wayman on taking charge on her own

TT’s debut solo record LoveLaws is out now via Love Leaks/Caroline International.

PVRIS on festivals, confusing people, and 'All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell'

PVRIS will take over 170 Russell on Sunday June 17. All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell is out now via Rise Records.

Grabowsky, Morrison, Kram: A Chat with The Others

The Others will perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday June 9, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Kllo on sonic warmth, live bands, and pure inspiration

Kllo will be joined by a full live band when they take over the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday June 8. Backwater is out now via Good Manners/Caroline Australia.

Premiere: Juñor creates 'Lotus Flower Diamonds' from bargain-bin samples

Savers have locations right across Melbourne, head to their website to find your closest store and see what you can create. Keep up to date with Juñor and PattyBoomba by following them on facebook.

From Glasper to Bieber: Chris Dave on jazz, collaboration, and influence

Chris Dave and The Drumhedz perform at 170 Russell on Friday June 8 as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. He will also appear at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday June 7 as part of the festival’s free Close Encounter series.

Growing older, learning from your past, and staying true to The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Brian Jonestown Massacre will perform at The Forum on Thursday June 14. Their album Something Else is out now via 'a' Records - Newcombe's own record label.

David Bowie, the death of glitter, and 'Diamond Dogs'

Want to learn more about the influence of literature on Bowie's music? Check out David Bowie's 100 favourite books here. 

Crate Diggers: Solaires makes blissful beats with bargain-bin samples

Savers have locations right across Melbourne, head to their website to find your closest store and see what you can create. Hear more from Solaires on all major streaming platforms.

Russell Robertson & Scott Wood: The unlikely musical pair formed at a footy club

Russell Robertson and Scott Wood will play Prince of Wales Public Bar, St Kilda, on Friday June 1 and Friday June 15 from 9.30pm.

Natalie Carolan on putting the pieces together for her new EP

Natalie Carolan will launch her EP at The Grace Darling Hotel on Thursday June 14, with The Royal Parks and Merpire as support.

Yemen Blues are bringing their cross-cultural brand of jazz, funk and soul to Melbourne

Yemen Blues will play 170 Russell on Wednesday June 6 for Melbourne International Jazz Festival, as well as an intimate show at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the festival’s Close Encounter series, happening on Thursday June 7.

Funk, Chaos & Blast: Genevieve Artadi On The Rise Of Knower

Knower play 170 Russell on Tuesday June 5 as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Changes are ensuring the next generation of music industry professionals are ready

Changes Festival will take place on Wednesday July 4 and Thursday July 5 at ACU Melbourne. 

DMA’S on lazy comparisons, getting wise, and relishing the moment

DMA’S album For Now is available now via I OH YOU. They’ll play two sold out shows at The Forum on Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9 as part of their Australian tour.

Parkway Drive: Still one of Australia's most beloved hardcore acts

Parkway Drive’s fifth studio album, Reverence is out now via Resist Records. Catch them Friday November 2 at Margaret Court Arena. 

Local newcomers Baronaqua are making big impact with their debut EP

Baronaqua will launch their debut EP at Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar on Saturday June 2 with Spacejunk, The Yard Apes and Plovers as support. Six People In A Dream is out on Friday June 1.

Sam O’Connell on heartbreak, happiness and growing up quickly

Sam O’Connell will launch his new single ‘Shanty’ at the Mornington Hotel on Friday June 8 with Coco Michelle and Matt Harrison as support.

Lord Huron are reluctantly embracing stardom

Lord Huron will play the Melbourne Recital Centre on Wednesday July 18. Vide Noir is out now via Inertia Music.

Sam Anning on the Sam Anning Sextet, Allan Browne, and performing labours of love

Sam Anning Sextet will perform at The Wheatsheaf (COMA), South Australia, on Monday May 28, at Brisbane International Jazz Festival on Friday June 1, and will support Gretchen Parlato at Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday June 2, as part of Melbourne International Jazz Festival. They’ll also perform at Sydney Con International Jazz Festival on Sunday June 3 and The Jazzlab on Monday July 23. Across A Field As Vast As One is available on bandcamp.