When David Bowie passed away in January, the album he’d released just two days earlier, Blackstar, felt somewhat like a bittersweet parting gift. He’d already given two of the tracks the single treatment – the titular song received a music video last November and ‘Lazarus’ got one on the day of the album launch – but despite the legendary musician’s death, the show must go on.
Jonathan Barnbrook, who designed the art for Blackstar,... read more
In today’s cringeworthy news, Justin Bieber’s recent performance in the grunge capital of Seattle saw the singer salute one of the city’s most famous and beloved musicians by dressing up as deceased Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. It was awkward. For the show, Bieber donned a red flannel shirt and ripped jeans and messed up his usually perfectly primped hair to give himself a grungey look. In fact, the Canadian artist ... read more
Kendrick Lamar led today’s Grammys nominations, his name listed in a staggering ELEVEN categories. Unfortunately he missed out on the major nods, but swept the entire rap category with wins in Rap Performance, Rap/Sung Collaboration, Rap Song and Rap Album.
A huge four awards is nothing to sniff at, but Kendrick’s most stunning moment of the night came when he got up on stage to perform an amazing medley of songs. He took to the stage to do a mix of ‘The Blacker The Berry,’... read more
Remember Puddle Of Mudd, the early-00s post-grunge band that gave the world the annoying-as-crap track ‘She Hates Me’? Man, that songs was just awful, and sadly, we’re all to blame for their brief popularity. But despite the band having probably not crossed your mind in almost 15 years, they’re still going and they’re as questionable as ever.
Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin pissed off what little audience he has left when he launched an impromptu tirade... read more
Martin Shkreli is out of control. The former pharmaceutical executive, who gained notoriety last year for purchasing the rights to a potentially life saving medication and then jacking up the price 5000 percent and buying Wu-Tang Clan’s single-copy album, is proving his tyranny has only begun. Yesterday, ... read more
There was was widespread sadness among music lovers last week when The Jezabels dropped the terrible news that keyboardist Heather Shannon had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. While the band’s tour plans have understandably been put on hold, they’re still gearing up for the launch of their third studio album, Synthia, drip feeding fans with all manner of teasers.... read more
It’s been close to a decade since music lovers got their last taste of Nick Broadhurst, best known on the local scene as a founding member of electro house group Sneaky (before they dropped the “Sound System” off their name). His return comes with the release of his debut single, ‘Little Lover.’
The track is a notable departure from his previous work, with the upbeat, danceable rhythms traded for a subdued and atmospheric arrangement alongside the emotive... read more
Birds Of Tokyo fans have already been treated this year, with the five-piece having released their Anchor EP back in April and embarked on a national tour throughout May and June. It turns out the Perth boys aren’t done with their 2015 plans, though, because they’ve just dropped a new music video.
‘I’d Go With You Anywhere’ is an upbeat tune that showcases the alt rockers’ penchant for melding styles, weaving symphonic layers over the powerful... read more
Despite his recent superstardom, The Weeknd hasn’t lost the nocturnal aesthetic that made him an underground sensation, and he makes things even more morbid in his new video for ‘Tell Your Friends’.
Another cut from his incoming album Beauty Behind The Madness, ‘Tell Your Friends’ has received plenty of attention thanks to production from Kanye West – and a video... read more