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Music Features

Nothing But Thieves on their new LP, mental health, and Japan

Nothing But Thieves will play at the Forum Theatre on Sunday July 29.

Luca Brasi are Tasmanians at large

Luca Brasi’s fourth album Stay is out now via Cooking Vinyl Australia. They’ll take over The Croxton Bandroom on Friday August 24.

Real Friends on playing the role of their idols

Real Friends will release Composure on Friday July 13 via via Fearless Records/Caroline Australia.

Slum Sociable are tender and emotive on 'Do Something About It'

Slum Sociable will play The Night Cat on Friday July 13, Barwon Club on Friday July 27, and Karova Lounge on Saturday July 28.

Kaki King is turning her guitar into a movie screen

Catch Kaki King with Marc Ribot at Melbourne Recital Centre on Monday August 13.

Albert Lee has been around the block

Albert Lee will feature at Melbourne Guitar Show, taking over Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5. 

Diving deeper: 10 lesser-known acts you can't miss at Splendour In The Grass

Splendour in the Grass is happening at North Byron Parklands from Friday July 20 - Sunday July 22. Find this year's playing times and festival site map here.

Why Adelaide should be on your winter travel hitlist

This article is proudly sponsored by City of Adelaide in partnership with Beat Magazine. Learn more about our editorial policy here.

Beat’s Guide to Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2018

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will take place in venues and locations throughout City of Yarra from Friday July 13 until Sunday July 22.

Leaps and Bounds is heating up your winter for ten music-packed days

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will take place in venues and locations throughout City of Yarra from Friday July 13 until Sunday July 22.

The world’s best music festivals that aren’t Coachella or Glastonbury

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James Dela Cruz is shaking off his The Avalanches past as he takes over Belleville

Catch James Dela Cruz’s DJ set at Belleville Melbourne on Friday July 13.

Words Of Elizabeth are making sure we all support our local music scene

Words Of Elizabeth will perform at Groupie, taking over Orange Whip Nightclub, Ringwood on Friday July 6.  They’ll be joined by Barefoot Spacemen, Squid Doctors, One More Weekend, Lemon Daze, In Deceptions, and more.

There’s a party at the end of the world, and Bastille want you there

Bastille will perform at The Forum on Saturday September 1.

Pagan on stepping out of their comfort zone for debut ‘Black Wash’

Pagan’s debut LP Black Wash will be released on Friday July 6 via via EVP Recordings. They’ll launch the record at The Tote on Friday August 24.

RACKETT on striving to deliver stadium-sized shows on pub stages

RACKETT will be performing at the Melbourne Guitar Show, taking over Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5.

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.