Music

CHET FAKER, RUFUS, VIOLENT SOHO, SIA LEAD INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

The Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards have been celebrating Australia’s rich musical landscape for the past eight years, and now the nominees for the ninth edition have just been announced. Leading the pack are Violent Soho, and after seeing how many people they pulled to the main stage at Splendour In The Grass (and how many shirts they sold), their strong presence comes as no surprise. Chet Faker, RUFUS & Sia have all picked up three nominations each. Have a look at the full nominee... read more

WATCH: DUKE DUMONT ‘WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS X UNFINISHED SYMPATHY’

As if the UK’s chart topping DJ and producer Duke Dumont hasn’t already been killing it of late, he’s just upped the game big time. It might sound like we’re exaggerating, but honestly, his latest mix absolutely needs to be heard.

Teaming up with London-based singer Moko for a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge cover, the Duke’s blended together an excellent mash-up of Massive Attack’s immortal ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ and Ten Walls’ ‘Walking... read more

31-YEAR-OLD MAN JAILED AFTER POSTING THRASH METAL LYRICS ON FACEBOOK

A 31-year-old man from Kentucky in the United States has spent eight days in jail after posting lyrics from thrash metal legends Exodus on Facebook.

James Evans took to social media to post lines from Exodus’ track ‘Class Dismissed’, which read: ”Student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood splattered treatise of hate / Class dismissed is my hypothesis, gun fire ends in debate.” The song is written from the perspective of the shooter from Virgina Tech’s... read more

MILEY CYRUS WEARS ICE CREAM NIPPLE PASTIES TO NYFW, PASHES ALEXANDER WANG

Miley Cyrus – plot lost?

On the verge of arriving in Australia for her Bangerz tour, Cyrus has been doing the rounds in the #FARSHUN world for her antics at NYFW. She wore nothing but ice cream-shaped nipple pasties to Alexander Wang’s afterparty, where she also pashed the famed designer. Along with pasties, Cyrus wore sunglasses covered in pills and weed leaf earrings. #EDGY

Cyrus took to Instagram to describe the event as the “Best night eva with @alexanderwangny.”

She... read more

CYPRESS HILL ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR FOR DECEMBER 2014

West Coast pioneers Cypress Hill have announced that they will be returning to Australia yet again, for what is set to be a series of explosive performances and smoke-filled venues. Their forever classic self-titled record still gets more than a few spins around our office, and for the first time in a decade, the OG lineup of B Real, Sen Dog & DJ Muggs are stepping into the studio for a new album slated for a 2015 release. Let’s hope that we get a preview of the new material when Cypress... read more

EMINEM SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MOST WORDS IN ONE SONG

Eminem’s lengthy career has seen him become one of the most critically-acclaimed and controversial artists in recent memory, but throughout all the madness, he’s never let the hype overshadow his music. And yes, the Detroit veteran can still spit for days, as he proved on his recent single ‘Rap God’ – which featured on his last album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Now we have news that Eminem has claimed a more unusual accolade: The Guinness World Record for... read more

SAM SMITH RETURNS FOR AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN APRIL & MAY 2015

After wowing audiences with his magnetic voice at Splendour In The Grass 2014, Sam Smith is set to return to our shores yet again in April 2015 for the ‘In The Lonely Hour’ tour. After first breaking into mainstream spotlight for his appearance on Disclosure’s warm house anthem ‘Latch’, Smith has gone on to become a global sensation with his debut album In The Lonely Hour. While many had reservations about how his soulful, down-tempo sound would be received... read more

MUSIC NEWS OF THE WEEK

EXCLUSIVES: RDIO PLAYLIST: CLIENT LIAISON’S MOST LOVED TRACKS WORLD... read more

DEADMAU5 VS. DISNEY: UNLIKELY LEGAL BATTLE RAGES ON

It was back in April that Disney started getting a little ticked off that Deadmau5 infamous logo was a little too close to their own Mickey Mouse, and with Deadmau5′ trademark application now nearing completion, Disney has fired back with a 171-page document to the US Patent and Trademark Office, according to Consequence of Sound.

As... read more

LISTEN: WILLOW SMITH COVERS KING KRULE ‘EASY EASY’

While Willow Smith might still be knows to the world as the girl who sang the pop jam ‘Whip My Hair’ back in 2011, she’s already shown leanings towards the indie demographic. She sampled Radiohead’s ‘Codex’ on her morbid track ‘Sugar & Spice’, and now she’s covered King Krule’s track ‘Easy Easy’ with confidence.... read more