Music

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: MARLON WILLIAMS ‘STRANGE THINGS’

New Zealand’s own Marlon Williams just wrapped up a string of sold-out shows in Australia, and his influence is really picking up across the Tasman and the world over. Having played the likes of Bluesfest and Meredith Music Festival, it’s clear that his well-deserved success hasn’t stopped his humble approach to songwriting: Quite simply, it’s honest music that warms the soul. Williams has already earned comparisons to the likes of Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison, so you... read more

BOUTIQUE ISLAND FESTIVAL ‘YOUR PARADISE’ RETURNS IN 2015

After a successful inaugural event starring Alison Wonderland, Jack Beats, Touch Sensitive & more, Your Paradise will be returning in 2015. This time around, it’s gotten even bigger: It’s expanded to become a six day, five night bender on one of Fiji’s most beautiful locations, Malolo Lailai. If you’re worried about logistics, never fear: return flights from Australia, transport and accommodation are all included in the ticket price.

The 2015 edition will take... read more

WATCH: WAKA FLOCKA FLAME FINALLY ANNOUNCES HIS 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Move over, Hillary! Waka Flocka Flame’s popularity has been exponentially soaring ever since his game-changing, brutal debut Flockaveli – so much so that he’s decided to throw his name into the 2016 Presidential campaign. The headache-inducing trap rapper has certainly become one of the most entertaining personalities in the game – and after someone created a Barack Obama parody of his... read more

WATCH: SIA MAKES VERY RARE AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION APPEARANCE FOR ‘CHANDELIER’

Australian export Sia has made a very rare televised appearance for Sunrise, taking to the stage for a stirring rendition of her hit single ‘Chandelier’. Wearing an ultra-bright Romance Was Born garment, the singer wasn’t donning her signature blonde wig – but rather a sparkling number to conceal her face from the camera. “This is just because we forgot the wig. We got the hat with the wig attached but we forgot the actual regular wig. We probably would have... read more

KANYE WEST COVERS PAPER MAGAZINE, DENIES BEING A MEMBER OF THE ILLUMINATI

A few months after Kim Kardashian broke the Internet with her bare derriere on the cover of Paper Magazine, her husband Kanye West has now had his turn – sharing his vision of ‘The American Dream’ for the publication. While this might not reach the same levels of virality, West shares some important messages that might help his harshest critics understand his purpose: “It’s a world in which everyone’s main goal would be to help each other. The first thing I... read more

BIG SEAN & ARIANA GRANDE SPLIT

After eight months of romance and endless Internet memes, Big Sean & Ariana Grande have decided to call it a day. The couple reportedly ended their relationship a few weeks ago mutually, after their respective touring schedules would mean too much time apart for the next year. The hardships of being a touring superstar, right?

Representatives from the parties have said that “They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends. We kindly ask that the media respect their... read more

DEAR LORD: THE MUMFORD & SONS HIP HOP PROJECT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING

Marcus Mumford, lead singer of the banjo-strumming chaps in Mumford & Sons, has decided to pull a Taylor Swift and get down with all the cool kids by launching a hip-hop project. He’s already stated that he grew up with Jurassic 5 and Nas in his headphones, and has now stepped into the studio to learn how to ‘chop up beats’ with producer 88 Keys.

88 Keys has produced for everybody including Talib... read more

OASIS HAVE REPORTEDLY AGREED TO REFORM IN 2016

Earlier this year, Noel Gallagher told the world that he would only reform Oasis for a substantial amount of money. ‘Half a billion’ was the precise amount, but this latest news from the Gallagher camps is a glimmer of hope for Britpop fans across the globe. According to Daily Mirror, the infamous brothers have reached a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to reform Oasis... read more

WATCH: DMX, RAE SREMMURD & CIARA ARE ALSO SURPRISE GUESTS AT COACHELLA WEEKEND TWO

While Coachella’s Weekend One fans were given a polarising surprise medley from Madonna during Drake’s set, it’s the unexpected guests at Weekend Two that have everybody talking. The biggest surprise is Kanye West, who was invited onstage during The Weeknd’s headline performance to perform his latest banger ‘All Day’, as well as a handful of other gems.

The hardcore... read more

WATCH: KANYE CRASHES THE WEEKEND’S SET AT COACHELLA

The current dual-weekend Coachella setup divides the fans who attend each of the festival’s iterations. The second weekend has been referred to as the “tourist weekend,” while the music lovers who manage to snag tickets to the first outing are the “true fans” of Coachella.

Special surprises are unveiled at the opening weekend, while attendees on the following weekend already have the surprise ruined for them by breathless blog posts, fawning social media updates... read more