Music News

Video Premiere: The Cat Empire's 'Barricades' is an experimental, funk-filled groove

Stolen Diamonds is out on Friday February 15, 2019. Pre-order the album here. 

Vote for Beat's Album of the Year 2018

The winner will be announced on Friday December 21. 

Spotify’s 2018 data shows Aussies aren’t listening to homegrown talent

Head over to Spotify for a full breakdown of the 2018 data. 

Tropical Fuck Storm announce massive album tour

Head to TFS' website for tickets.

Five local Melbourne gigs to check out this weekend

For more gigs, check out our gig guide.

Irish Mythen returns to Australia for national tour

Grab tickets to Irish Mythen's shows at irishmythen.com.

Beasts of Bourbon reimagined as The Beasts, announce new album and tour

Still Here is due for release on Friday February 15, 2019 via BANG! Records. Tickets for The Beast's tour are on sale from 9am AEDT on Friday November 30 via Premier Artists.

Bigger than Jesus to launch new album at the Espy in December

Bigger than Jesus are launching their album Saturday December 15 at the Espy. Tickets are available via Moshtix.

Melbourne Underground drops secret rave party location and lineup

The first Melbourne Underground techno party will be held on Saturday December 8 at 24 Moons in Northcote. Tickets available via Moshtix.

Mona Foma reveals futuristic Faux Mo 2019 lineup

Faux Mo is running between Friday January 18 and Saturday January 19. Get your tickets at monafoma.net.au.

Reverence Hotel will be closing its doors in March

Check out the Reverence Hotel's shows here.

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis drops 2019 Aussie tour dates

Tickets for J Mascis go on sale Wednesday November 28 via feelpresents.com. Tickets to his Brunswick Music Festival gig are available via Oztix.

Ezekiel Ox announced in Barton Fink's Sunday Jam lineup

Sunday Jams go from 5-8pm at Barton Fink in Thornbury. More info available at the Barton Fink Facebook page.

Death Cab for Cutie announce Aussie shows

Tickets for Death Cab's Melbourne gig are available soon via the Arts Centre Melbourne website, and Sydney tickets go on sale Friday November 30 via the Sydney Opera House website.

Techno DJ Klute is performing a one-night-only show in December

Catch Klute at Grumpy's in Fitzroy on Saturday December 1. For tickets, head here.

Baker Boy and Sampa the Great win big at The Age Music Victoria awards

A full list of nominees and winners is available at the Music Victoria website.

The epic Cable Ties Ball is back for 2019

The Cable Ties Ball will take over The Corner Hotel on Saturday 23 February 2019, kicking off at 6:30pm. Tickets and more info available at the Corner Hotel website.

'A Shot in the Dark' showcases the glory of live gigs in Melbourne

A Shot in the Dark will be launched at Bombay Rock on Saturday December 1. Head to the Facebook event or Bombay Rock's website for more information.

This new book details the non-stop career of AC/DC

AC/DC: For Those About to Rock is available from Hardie Grant. Check out our giveaway here.

The 1975 drop Australian tour dates for next year

Register for pre-sale tickets to The 1975's Aussie tour at secretsounds.com

Andy Portokallis, the man at the heart of our music scene, passes away

 Our love extends to Andy's family during this incredibly difficult time.

The Espy reveals reopening date

For more information, check out the Espy's website.

Video Premiere: Mako Road's 'Open Plan Living' is a charming, cruisy summer anthem

Mako Road play at Penny Black on Friday December 7, details at MakoRoad.co.nz

How to get around Melbourne Music Week for less

With over 250 events at Melbourne Music Week this year, make sure you get an affordable ride around town with DiDi. DiDi is offering the first 5,000 music fans new to DiDi ten $5 vouchers to help them experience MMW. To redeem click here. T&Cs apply.

Five amazing gigs going down this weekend

For more gigs, check out our gig guide.