Music Features

The Bennies on the journey towards their new album 'Natural Born Chillers'

The Bennies' new album Natural Born Chillers is out now via Pool House / Remote Control. 

John Phillips on collaborating with others and following his own path

John Phillips’ latest single So Tired (What a Year it’s Been!) is out now. Keep up to date with music and tour news at his website johnphillips.com.au.

DZ Deathrays on the making of their new album 'Bloody Lovely'

DZ Deathrays will release Bloody Lovely on Friday February 2 via I OH YOU. To celebrate they’ll host a pop-up bar at The Beaufort on Sunday February 4.

Lo/Jo Jive Festival reminds us to dream big and look for fun in our local neighbourhoods

The Lo/Jo Jive Festival and Market will take place on Saturday February 10 at The Tote, The Bendigo Hotel, FeeFees Bar and the Collingwood Art Precinct.

Baker Boy on the importance of sharing language, and what’s next for hip hop’s next big thing

Baker Boy will peform at St Kilda Festival, going down on Sunday February 11. Catch him on the New Music stage at 8.20pm. For the full lineup head to St Kilda Festival’s website. Baker Boy will also perform at Laneway Festival on Saturday February 3, Yalukut Weelam Ngargee on Saturday February 3, WOMADelaide in Botanic Park Adelaide from Friday March 9- Monday March 12, and more.

Bernadette Novembre: Melbourne’s new voice of soul

Bernadette Novembre will launch her EP Rebounding at the Night Cat on Saturday March 10. The record is out Monday February 19 and her single ‘Everybody Knows’ is out now.

Grenadiers on how they prepare for tour

Grenadiers will perform at The Eastern, Ballarat on Thursday February 8 and Workers Club on Friday February 9. Find Something You Love and Let It Kill You is out now.

Ziggy Ramo

Ziggy Ramo’s latest single 'YKWD' is out now.

Caiti Baker: Compassion, education, and changing the date

Caiti Baker will perform at Northcote Social Club on Friday February 9, with Tasman Keith and Alice Skye. Zinc is out now via Perambulator Records/MGM Distribution.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis on heading back to their roots and self-producing

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis will perform at the Corner Hotel on Thursday February 15. Superscope is out now.

Emily Wurramara’s music is here to heal your soul

Emily Wurramara’s new single ‘Ngarrukwujenama’ is out now, ahead of her forthcoming album. She’ll perform at Yalukut Weelam Ngargee Music Festival, O'Donnell Garden St Kilda on Saturday February 3.

Australian Music Vault patron Archie Roach on the power of Australian music, January 26, and the potential for change

Archie Roach is a founding patron of the Australian Music Vault, which is free and open daily at the Arts Centre Melbourne. For more information visit australianmusicvault.com.au.

Billy Davis & The Good Lords are a musical juggernaut

Billy Davis and The Good Lords will perform at By The Meadow, taking place in Bambra, Victoria from Friday April 6 until Sunday April 8. They’ll be joined by Fazerdaze, Gum, Tiny Little Houses, Stella Donnelly, and more.

All the music and food to check out this week at the Australian Open

The Australian Open runs until Sunday January 28. For tickets and details, head to their website. 

Rudimental, Pierce Brothers and Vegemite burgers: what's on at the Australian Open this weekend

After more Australian Open tips? Make sure to check out our full overview feature, covering the entire music program along with places to eat and drink while you're there. Ticket and program details via the Australian Open website. 

Triennial EXTRA: A guide to NGV's free, ten-day festival

Triennial EXTRA will transform NGV from Friday January 18 until Sunday January 28, open nightly from 6pm. The NGV Triennial runs until Sunday April 15.

How to record and release your own album: an expert's guide

Feeling inspired? Take your career to the next level by checking out Collarts' Audio Production degree. 

Tiny Little Houses on the hard truths of growing up

Tiny Little Houses will perform at Karova Lounge on Saturday February 24 and Corner Hotel on Friday March 2. Idiot Proverbs is out now via Ivy League Records.

Jake Ewald on his new solo venture Slaughter Beach, Dog

Slaughter Beach, Dog will perform at Yah Yahs on Thursday February 1. He’ll also support Manchester Orchestra at 170 Russell on Friday February 2. Birdie is out now.

Porches on the regime behind his new album 'The House'

Porches will release his third album The House on Friday January 19 via Domino.

Beat's guide to Progfest 2018

Progfest will take over the Corner Hotel on Saturday January 27. Doors at 2.30pm.

Escape the city with The Pier Street Party

The Pier Street Party will take place outside the Pelly Bar & Pier Bandroom in Frankston on Saturday February 24. Gates from 2pm.

A very easygoing chat with Crepes

Crepes will perform at Grampians Music Festival, taking place at Hall’s Gap from Friday February 2 until Sunday February 4 with Polish Club, Tired Lion, Ruby Fields, and more. They’ll also perform at Boogie taking place at Our Friends Farm, Tallarook over the Easter weekend. Channel Four is out now via Spunk Records.

Inside the beautiful mind of Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius will perform on Tuesday March 6 at The Zoo, Brisbane; Thursday March 8 at Adelaide Festival, Saturday March 10 at Golden Plains, Meredith and Sunday March 11 at PANAMA Festival, Tasmania. Further details via Mistletone. 

Music, tennis and beer: Beat's guide to the Australian Open 2018

The Australian Open gets underway Monday January 15 and runs until Sunday January 28. For more information, head to the Australian Open website.

The artists that will shape 2018

Now that you're keen for the year that will be, reflect on the year that was with our guide to the Best Albums of 2017. 

Festival Of King Island is bringing three days of bliss to the tranquil Tasmanian island

Festival of King Island takes place from Friday January 26 until Sunday January 28, featuring King Social, Bobby Alu, Wanderers, and more.