Music

DEAR LORD: ONE DIRECTION & NICKELBACK ARE IN THE STUDIO TOGETHER

Forget Kanye West & Paul McCartney – this is the collaboration that could define the music industry, and the world altogether. Recently, Chad Kroeger (and ex-Paddle Pop Lion doppleganger) of Nickelback was pictured in the studio with Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction. There’s been no word on an official collaboration, although ... read more

THIS WEEK’S MUSIC NEWS

WATCH: KANYE WEST & PAUL MCCARTNEY ‘ONLY ONE’ ... read more

WATCH: FKA TWIGS DEBUTS NEW SONG ‘FIGURE 8′ IN MELBOURNE

For us Sydneysiders, it’s only one day until we get to witness the queen FKA Twigs at Laneway Festival – she’s one of our essential picks for the festival, and this footage from her headline show at 170 Russell is the proof. Twisting and contorting onstage with a flurry of lights, she’s certainly a powerful onstage presence – and Twigs decided to treat her Australian fans to something special.

Debuting a track which is reportedly titled ‘Figure 8′,... read more

LISTEN: BIG SEAN ‘BLESSINGS’ FT. DRAKE, KANYE WEST

It’s looking like 2015 is going to be an eventful year for Big Sean, with the announcement of his album Dark Sky Paradise slated for a late February release. While the album is set to boast heavyweights including Travis Scott and recent visitor Ty Dolla Sign, two of the album’s most notable features have contributed their verses to the ominous first single, ‘Blessings’.

Big Sean teams up with Drake on the track, who injects a little melody to the hook before... read more

SYDNEY: WHERE TO PARTY THIS WEEKEND

FRIDAY TWILIGHT AT TARONGA: BERNARD FANNING @ TARONGA ZOO ... read more

RL GRIME TEAMS UP WITH UNICEF TO HELP END CHILD MARRIAGE

Proving that trap music and humanitarian efforts are not mutually exclusive, LA-based producer RL Grime has lent his song ‘Always’ to a new video ad by UNICEF intended to raise awareness about ending child marriage.

The delicately spacey track comes form RL Grimes’ debut album Void, which was released this past November. RL Grime, born Henry Steinway, is currently on the second leg of a largely sold out US tour that continues through the end of February.

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DRAKE REVEALS SUPPORT ACTS FOR UPCOMING AUSTRALIAN TOUR

It’s only one month until Drake embarks on his debut tour of Australia, and we can’t wait to get moody alongside thousands of other OVO enthusiasts when ‘Take Care’ drops. Aside from a headline slot at Future Music Festival, Drizzy will also be playing some stadium shows with ‘No Lie’ collaborator 2 Chainz – and now more support acts have been announced. First up is P Reign, the fast-rising emcee of ‘DnF (Drunk & Fuck)’ fame, and we have... read more

WATCH: KANYE WEST & PAUL MCCARTNEY ‘ONLY ONE’

Kanye West has just dropped by The Ellen Show to premiere a new video for ‘Only One’, his collaboration with Paul McCartney. It’s a stripped-down affair, appropriately matched with a DIY-style video featuring Kanye with his daughter, North West. If anything, it’s a refreshingly raw video from one of the biggest celebrities in the world – reminding us that he does have a human side after all. There’s no luxury vehicles, flamboyant outfits or backup dancers –... read more

CARA DELEVINGNE STARS IN CHANCE THE RAPPER FILM TEASER

Cara Delevingne’s acting career is almost a teaser in itself. Sure, we’ve heard her talk about being an aspiring actor, we’ve seen her appear in cameo roles, but we’re yet to properly taste her talent. Hence we’re delighted about Chance The Rapper’s upcoming Surf album-collabo with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, which sees Cara starring in the teaser for the album’s... read more

LISTEN: DANIEL JOHNS ‘AERIAL LOVE’

Daniel Johns took a more mellow route when he covered Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at Beat The Drum, and his new single ‘Aerial Love’ continues down the more sensitive side of the Australian icon. While many will dwell on Johns’ riff-heavy work in Silverchair, this is his first single in eight years – and it’s a little unrealistic to expect him to produce the same angst-driven material for his entire career. Collaborating with Joel Little... read more