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Music Features

William Ryan Key on life after Yellowcard and developing his own sound

William Ryan Key’s debut solo EP Thirteen is out now via The Lone Tree Recordings. He’ll play Northcote Social Club on Friday September 28.

Interpol on the art of remaining true to themselves two decades in

Interpol’s sixth album Marauder will be released on Friday August 24 via Matador Records/Remote Control Records.

Fraser A. Gorman on the transition into 'Easy Dazy'

Fraser A. Gorman’s Eazy Dazy is out now via Caroline Records Australia. He’ll take over Howler on Friday August 31.

Gretta Ray talks her obsession with songwriting, new music and ‘pinch me’ moments

Gretta Ray’s new EP Here and Now is out independently now.

Alexander Biggs on the record he created in a blanket fort

Alexander Biggs will release his sophomore EP Whatever Helps You Sleep on Friday August 24 via Sony Music Australia.

Little Wise: crowdfunding her own little music empire

Little Wise will play Starward Whisky Distillery on Thursday August 30, supported by Ben Mastwyk, as part of Live N Local Festival.

Joel Birch on The Amity Affliction's new album

The Amity Affliction will release Misery on Friday August 24 via Warner Music. 

Bloods take us track-by-track through their new album 'Feelings'

Bloods will play Old Bar, Melbourne on Friday December 14 and the Union Hotel, Sydney on Saturday December 8. 

No matter what, for Andrew W.K. the show must go on

Andrew W.K. will take over the Corner Hotel on Saturday August 25, with support from The Bennies and Bare Bones.

Living Music is reaching out to the inner north

Living Music is located at 135 Main St, Greensborough. Find their new store at 134-136 Elgin St, Carlton. Head to their website for more information.

Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons aren't fooled by "studio magic"

Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons will launch Denim Daddy at Cherry Bar on Friday August 17.

Scooter may be absurdists but their music will move you

Scooter will bring their 25th-anniversary world tour to Trak Lounge on Thursday September 27.

Allen Stone on Marvin Gaye, the Special Olympics and Bluesfest

Allen Stone will take over The Croxton on Wednesday September 26. He’ll return to Australia for Bluesfest, taking place from Thursday April 18 to Monday April 22, 2019.

Welcome To Live N Local Festival 2018

Live N Local Festival 2018 will kick off on Saturday August 25 and end on Friday August 31. Find more events and information at the Live N Local website.

Hexdebt on diversity, inclusivity, and creating community

Hexdebt will play Beat at the Bowlo on Saturday August 25 at Middle Park Bowling Club, as part of this year’s Live N Local Festival. Head to the Live N Local website for more info on this free gig and to check out the full program.

IDLES love themselves, and think you should too

IDLES will release their sophomore album Joy as an Act of Resistance on Friday August 31 via Partisan Records and Pod / Inertia Music.

SG Lewis on engineering a full night out, from dusk to dawn

Part two of SG Lewis’ three-part debut album, Dark, will be available for listening this August. Part one, Dusk, is out now via PMR/Caroline Australia.

The micromanaging genius of Caligula’s Horse nuclear duo

Caligula’s Horse will take over Howler on Thursday August 16.

Harmony face the fraught journey of writing happy songs

Harmony’s third album Double Negative is out now via Poison City Records. They’ll take over The Tote on Saturday August 11 with Fungus Brains, Michael Beach Band,and Venetian Blinds. 

Niine on rejecting genre, the avant garde, and her two new music vids

Niine will celebrate ‘Call Me Your Boo’ and ‘Only He Knows’ at The Gasometer Hotel on Thursday August 16, with support from Bastard Amber and Electric Toothbrush.  

Eilish Gilligan on musical theatre, comical illnesses, and the importance of being humble

Eilish Gilligan will perform as part of the FReeZA Live N Local concert with Woodes and Poppy Rose at Memo Music Hall on Sunday August 26. Live N Local takes over various venues throughout the City of Port Phillip from Saturday August 25 until Saturday September 1.

Odette's debut LP is a lesson in how to communicate

To A Stranger is out now via EMI Music Australia. Odette will play a string of shows at Northcote Social Club on Saturday August 11, Sunday August 12, Tuesday August 14, and Wednesday August 15. 

What shapes an electronic producer? The five records that changed Golden Features

Golden Features' latest album SECT is out now via Warner Music Australia. He'll play The Forum on Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26.

The story of The Go-Betweens, Australia’s criminally underrated pop band

Did we ignite your nostalgia? Check out the incredible story behind The Strokes' debut album, Is This It.

The ten albums that inspired Neon Tetra’s ‘Pollen’ EP

Neon Tetra's EP Pollen is out now. They'll take it along the east coast throughout August and September.

Katankin on weaving imagery into her music

Katankin’s single ‘Midnight Sun’ is set for release on Friday August 3.

We chat to Michael Paynter ahead of his showcase at Melbourne Guitar Show

Michael Paynter will lead the Line 6 Showcase in the Winners Circle Workshop Room at 1.30pm on Sunday August 5, as part of Melbourne Guitar Show 2018.

Cat Canteri on the importance of storytelling and live music

Catch Cat Canteri perform on the Aon Mezzanine stage at 10.45am on Sunday August 5, and as part of Songs & Strings on the Aon Mezzanine stage at 11.30am on Saturday August 4, as part of Melbourne Guitar Show 2018.

9 essential events to experience at the Melbourne Guitar Show 2018

The Melbourne Guitar Show will take over Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday August 5 and Sunday August 6.

Trophy Eyes' frontman John Floreani on finding a new outlook while chasing the American dream

Trophy Eyes’ new album The American Dream is out Friday August 3 via Hopeless Records/UNIFIED. They’ll take over The Forum on Saturday October 20.