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Music Features

Albert Hammond Jr. on just what he thinks about being described as ‘indie’

Albert Hammond Jr. will perform at Factory Theatre, Sydney on Tuesday July 24, Corner Hotel, Melbourne on Wednesday July 25 with special guest Clews,  and Splendour In The Grass, taking over North Byron Parklands from Friday July 20 until Sunday July 22.

The best Tame Impala songs, ranked for your enjoyment

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Music, fire, death, and birth: WinterWild is Victoria's answer to Dark Mofo

WinterWild will take place in Apollo Bay across two weekends – Death from Friday August 10 to Sunday August 12, and Birth from Friday August 24 to Sunday August 26. Tickets and more information here.

Defiant, not divisive: Yungblud on genre-bending punk with a conscience

Yungblud will release 21st Century Liability on Friday July 6 via Locomotion/Geffen Records. He’ll play the Corner Hotel on Saturday July 21, as well as Splendour in the Grass, taking over North Byron Parklands from Friday July 20 to Sunday July 22.

How The Australian Women in Music Awards, and the women behind the initiative, are changing history

Nominations for the Australian Women in Music Awards close on Wednesday July 12 and can be made here. Finalists will be announced on Monday September 3, with the award ceremony taking place on Wednesday October 10 at Brisbane Powerhouse. 

The top 5 Aussie rockers according to The Superjesus' Sarah McLeod

Catch The Superjesus at Max Watts on Saturday October 6. Tickets via Oztix. 

Habits on finding beauty and beats in the darkness

Habits will perform their upcoming EP Salty at ACMI on Friday June 14th. They will be joined by special guest Ms. Boogie (NYC).

The Rubens on embracing a new sound

The Rubens will release Lo La Ru on Friday June 29 through Ivy League.

Emilee South is set on breaking your heart

Emilee South will perform at The Gem on Saturday July 21 as part of Leaps and Bounds Festival. Leaps and Bounds runs from Friday July 13 until Sunday July 22 in venues throughout Melbourne.

Bullet For My Valentine on the highs and lows that led them to ‘Gravity’

Bullet For My Valentine’s new album Gravity is out Friday June 29 via Search And Destroy / Spinefarm Records / Caroline Australia.

Regina Spektor: Facebook, fear, and the feedback loop

Regina Spektor will play Hamer Hall on Sunday July 8 (sold out). 

Waxx Lyrical are taking the Australian vinyl revolution by storm

Find out more about Waxx Lyrical and how to join on their website waxxlyrical.com. June’s record of the month is The Preatures’ Girlhood.

Kimbra on what we can expect when she takes ‘Primal Heart’ on the road

Kimbra will perform at The Corner Hotel on Thursday July 19. Primal Heart is out now via Warner Music.

Jack River on escapism through music and her debut album 'Sugar Mountain'

Jack River’s new album Sugar Mountain is out on Friday June 22 via I OH YOU. She’ll be taking it around the country, hitting The Corner Hotel on Friday September 14 and performing at Splendour In The Grass taking over North Byron Parklands from Friday July 20 until Sunday July 22.

Pale Waves are the stuff of pop-goth dreams

Pale Waves will take over The Evelyn Hotel on Thursday July 12. Their EP, All The Things I Never Said is out now.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are steering their frenetic soft rock sound to the top of the world

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s debut album Hope Downs is out now via Ivy League.

The history of Flying Nun Records told through 10 iconic songs

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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.