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GALLERY WRAP-UP: SUBSONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

Subsonic is a festival, but not in the mono-cultured and over-designed way that many of its larger more mainstream contemporaries are.

It’s a meeting of diverse subcultures and the music that they champion, from the sartorial techno entourage to the tie-dye psy crew, dreadlocked D’n'B lovers and the low-slung and logo-heavy hip-hop hub. Then there’s the fire-breathing performance artists, the urban hipsters and the drumming circle chai vendors.

With such a kaleidoscope... read more

MR SHIRTS CAMPAIGNS AGAINST MALE VIOLENCE WITH ‘KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON’ INITIATIVE

With the holidays fast approaching, no doubt we’re all hoping to chill out and catch up with our mates, but unfortunately, the festive season tends to be among the most the dangerous for Australian men, seeing an increase in the number of physical assaults. Menswear label Mr Shirts is aiming to raise awareness about this disturbing trend and encourage men to say no to street violence with an initiative called ‘Keep Your Shirt On’.

In 2013, 294,000 men in Australia were... read more

TOP FIVE: SOMETHING FOR KATE’S FAVOURITE DEFINITIVE AUSSIE ROCK ALBUMS

With two decades of experience under their belts, Something For Kate have earned themselves a stunning legacy in Australian rock history that is still being carved out to this day. Earning both commercial and critical success for their weighty discography, they’ve become regulars on Triple J airwaves and the ARIA charts – where two of their albums peaked at Number 1. The trio are kicking well into 2015, with a scheduled appearance for ... read more

CORONA JOURNEY NO.19 – PORTUGAL. THE MAN IN BYRON BAY

While towns all across Australia have been lucky enough these past few weeks to experience spectacular live shows from Portugal. The Man, who just finished an intense 25-date tour presented by Corona Extra, the boys themselves were lucky enough to get some time to themselves in the idyllic coastal town of Byron Bay – a hub for surfing, hiking, and of course, music. Photographer Maclay Heriot joined them on their Byron... read more

WATCH: SAM SMITH ‘HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS’

If there’s one man who can transform a holiday jingle into a soothingly mesmerising ballad, it’s Sam Smith. He’s done exactly that with his cover of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’, which sees him sing with nothing but a simple piano accompaniment. We wouldn’t have it any other way, because it would be a real shame if his voice was hidden behind a barrage of instrumentation. Here, it shines through convincingly. Have a watch below, and if you’re... read more

WHERE TO SHOP THIS WEEKEND: SALES & POP-UPS

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RDIO NAMES MOST STREAMED SONGS OF 2014

Streaming service Rdio has today revealed which tracks and albums were listened to most by Australians this year, providing a sweet playlist of songs that form the soundtrack to the year that was (and still is) 2014. There are a few obvious names on the lists, with Pharrell and Sam... read more

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: MILKY CHANCE PERFORM LIVE ACOUSTIC VERSION OF ‘STOLEN DANCE’

With NYE just around the corner, it means that we’re just a couple of week away from the debut Australian visit from Milky Chance! The German indie duo have become a viral hit of sorts, with their single ‘Stolen Dance’ snatching over 95 million views on YouTube and the Number. 1 spot on the iTunes charts. Their subsequent debut album Sadnecessary solidified their success, charting all over the world including a Number. 8 placement right here on the ARIA charts.

The... read more

TOP 30: BEST TRACKS OF 2014

30. BOBBY SHMURDA – HOT NIGGA

No, this isn’t lyrical hip-hop – ‘Hot Nigga’ is an uncompromisingly rugged banger reserved for the club when it reaches capacity. As excellent as this track is, getting awkward white people to perform the Shmoney Dance will forever stand as Bobby Shmurda’s... read more

GIVEAWAY: WIN A PREMIUM DOUBLE PASS TO SPICE AFLOAT NYD SUNRISE CRUISE!

Not too long ago, we brought news that Spice Afloat is returning to Sydney this coming New Year’s Day, and frankly, we’ve been tightly grasping our tickets and counting down the days ever since.

But in case you missed the memo, here’s the gist: Spice Afloat, presented by You Only Live Once, is possibly the craziest and most amazing NYD party on offer, giving... read more