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HERE’S THAT JUSTIN BIEBER COVER OF 2PAC’S ‘THUGZ MANSION’ YOU ALWAYS WANTED

The mere thought of Justin Bieber performing his own rendition of a 2Pac classic is guaranteed get teeth grinding with rage, especially when it sees the Canadian singer do the rapping himself. But, believe it or not, we aren’t being sarcastic when we say his cover of ‘Thugz Mansion’ is actually pretty decent… sort of.

Against all odds, Biebz has managed to give BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge a pretty good take on the 2Pac track, which released posthumously... read more

NELLY, MÝA, TLC & MORE R&B HEROES ARE BRINGING A HUGE NOSTALGIA FEST TO AUSTRALIA

Just in case the news of TLC’s forthcoming Australian tour wasn’t enough nostalgia to get you frothing at the mouth, we’ll do you one better: Nelly, Mýa, Fatman Scoop, and so many more are also “coincidentally” going to be in Australia during November, and they’re all teaming up for an epic concert series.

RnB Fridays, which launched in 2015, is returning... read more

FLUME HAS ANNOUNCED A COMPANION EP FOR ‘SKIN’

Just as Australia and the world at large were finally getting their shit back together, Flume has dropped another musical A-bomb to make us all lose it. The Sydney producer has just announced that his explosive 2016 record Skin is gonna be a big brother, with the Skin Companion... read more

MORE THAN 200 MUSICIANS HAVE BACKED A ‘BLURRED LINES’ COPYRIGHT APPEAL

Early last year, a jury ruled that Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell’s hit pop single ‘Blurred Lines’ plagiarised Marvin Gaye’s... read more

LISTEN: DEVENDRA BANHART SHARES DREAMY NEW TRACK ‘SATURDAY NIGHT’

American freak folk singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart’s ninth studio album, the deliciously titled Ape In Pink Marble, will be upon us come 23 September. In the meantime, Banhart has sated our appetites somewhat with the first taste from the upcoming LP: the languid, slow-burning track ‘Saturday Night.’

The song is a restrained, softly glinting piece of sound, with... read more

GET HUSTLING BECAUSE FALLS FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE FINALLY ON SALE

Festival-goers: after several weeks of waiting, your moment of glory is finally here. Tickets to Falls Festival are officially on sale and… wait, why are you still here? You should be in the virtual queue trying get passes for you and your mates! Go, go go!

But in case you missed last week’s big announcement, Falls Festival has a pretty epic lineup slated for the 2016/2017 edition. Joining rapper Childish Gambino, who was... read more

WATCH: LADY GAGA JOINS TAME IMPALA ONSTAGE

Between the band’s synth-happy LP Currents and frontman Kevin Parker’s shoulder-rubbing with Mark Ronson, Tame Impala’s recent shift toward the poppier... read more

INTERVIEW: HOLY HOLY CHAT ‘DARWINISM’ & THE EVOLUTION OF THE BAND

‘Darwinism’ couldn’t possibly be more fittingly titled. With its melding of electrified and brassy textures, the latest single from Holy Holy charts new territories of sound – pardon the cliché, but it’s unmistakably an evolution for the Australian outfit. As far as guitarist Oscar Dawson is concerned, though, the band still have a long way to go on their evolutionary path.

“If we started microbial, I’m not sure we’re at Mars yet,” he laughs. “It’s weird because... read more

WATCH: ANDREW BIRD & THE NATIONAL’S MATT BERNINGER COVER LOU REED

Every now and then, certain stars of the indie-verse will align in the advent of something truly glorious. In this case, those stars happen to be singer-songwriter Andrew Bird, The National frontman Matt Berninger, and the late, great Lou Reed. Bird and Berninger hooked up in Bird’s living room... read more

KANYE WILL GET 4 MINS TO DO WHATEVER THE HELL HE WANTS AT THE VMAs [UPDATED]

Update: Kanye West stretched his four minutes into more than 10 so he could talk about violence, fame, and being a role model for future generations. He then debuted the music video for ‘Fade,’ which can ... read more