Daily Music News Roundup: Katy Perry has another stupid song, Iron Maiden release video game, Kings of Leon release album… in October

Katy Perry’s latest song, yet another in a long line of increasingly stupid tracks aimed at the absolute lowest common denominator, is entitled Milk Milk Lemonade, and features a chorus taken from the kids rhyme about breast milk, urine and excrement. I don’t even. Source: Vulture Metal legends Iron Maiden have released an online game … Continue reading

Daily Music News Roundup: Meredith opens ticket ballot, Dandy Warhols to perform in Hobart, Tic Toc Tokyo disband and more…

The ballot for the 2010 Meredith Music Festival opened this morning, with subscribers putting their names in for tickets to the upcoming rural music event. The festival is from the 10th – 12th of December, and takes place at Nolan Farm in Victoria. For more info head to the MMF website here. Source: Mess+Noise American … Continue reading

Reviews: The Mission in Motion – New Skin (single)

The Mission in Motion are a Sydney based five-piece band who are relatively new to the music scene, having released their debut EP The Window in March 2007. The band has just released their debut album Somewhere Safe, which they have followed up with a single titled New Skin. This single shows off the bands … Continue reading

Reviews: Timothy Nelson & The Infidels – Nothing’s In Tune (Single)

At the tender age of twenty, Perth singer/songwriter Timothy Nelson already has an impressive string of achievements behind him. In 2007, Nelson formed his second band, The Infidels. Their talent was quickly recognised as the group took home the West Australia Music Industry (WAMi) Award for ‘Song of the Year’ in both 2007 and 2009. … Continue reading

Weekend Music News Roundup: J Award Nominees Announced, Crowded House Tour Oz In Nov.

The first three Triple J Album of the Year award nominees have been announced, with the preliminary honours going to psychedelic rockers Tame Impala, soul-songstress Sia and indie-pop four-piece Cloud Control. More nominees will be announced in the coming months. If you prefer to listen to your music on-demand and no longer bother switching on … Continue reading

Reviews: The Good Ship – Avast! Wretched Sea (album)

The Good Ship’s Avast! Wretched Sea has tunes that will put you in the mood – whatever the intended mood may be – anytime you hear it. Influenced by “gin, rum, brandy, fair maidens and not so fair maidens”, this band’s debut album brings up all those emotions with incredible passion. The album cover prepares you … Continue reading

The Weekend Gig Guide – Melbourne (29th – 1st)

Pictured: Will Stoker and the Embers Thursday: Magic, mayhem and madness: this is the Oh, Deanna live experience. Having been an ardent Oh, Deanna follower for some years, they are one of the few bands that bring about such utter devotion in me and, without sounding wanky, it’s more than deserved. A deeply unique four-piece, … Continue reading

Reviews: The Optimen – The Out of Money Experience (Album)

The Optimen are, like many Australian hip hop groups, a venture built on a history of hard work. They released their debut album Boomtown in ’05 and followed it up with extensive touring. 2007 saw the release of The Optimen present Red Tape Renegades Vol1, a  compilation featuring artists from their independent label Red Tape … Continue reading

Reviews: Perfume Genius – Mr Petersen (Single)

Perfume Genius is a one man band.  It seems he’s become an indie music super-Jesus of late and the attention he’s received is certainly due. Mr Petersen is a beautiful, pensive song.  It’s a simply stunning piece of musicianship. The tune evokes an ambience that is reminiscent of films like The Virgin Suicides or maybe Donnie Darko. The song … Continue reading

News: Oh, Deanna and supports play The Empress

Check out the press release because I’m too lazy to re-word it: Eff winter, let’s dance! Three radiant local acts will warm the heels of your feet and the cockles of your heart on Thursday July 29 at The Empress. Bonny balladeer Sean Henry (Kenny Cornflakes) will make a rare acoustic solo appearance away from … Continue reading

News: Gorillaz announce Australian tour

A little animated British electro-pop band called Gorillaz – heard of them? – have announced their first Australian tour. The band will be in the country for a fortnight, and will be hitting up the major venues of the capitals. Check out the dates and places below:

Reviews: Taylor – Gemma (single)

So there’s Swift, Lautner, and, for those who managed to survive the sugary pop of the 90s, Hanson. However, there is a new Taylor in our midst. Hailing from the Gold Coast, this folky six-piece comprises songwriter, guitarist and vocalist David Taylor, bassist Crick Beau, and two founding members of ARIA award-winning band George: guitarist … Continue reading

News: Shortlist for the Mercury Prize released

Check out the shortlist for the Mercury Prize – the British award for musical excellence – below:

News: Klaxons, Tame Impala touring Oz

Tame Impala will be touring the country in support of their debut album Innerspeaker. Keep a weekend in October free, because these guys are amazing. British band Klaxons have finally announced a follow-up to their fantastic debut Myths of the Near Future. The album will be called Surfing the Void and will be available from August … Continue reading

News: Sonicbids acquires ArtistData, expands Oz presence

American website Sonicbids – a website that attempts to match bands with performance opportunities – has acquired ArtistData, an online service that centralizes music artist information and profiles. The acquisition marks the commencement of an effort by Sonicbids to expand into the Australian music marketplace. Both Sonicbids and ArtistData are excellent, inventive and easy-to-use services that have … Continue reading

News: Winehouse album by 2011, Bowie tribute coming

Amy Winehouse has been quoted as saying that a follow up to her breakthrough album Back To Black will be hitting shelves in 6 months time at the latest. Mark Ronson, however, told The Sun newspaper that he was aware of no such album. Hmm… who to believe? The professional super-producer or the insane crack-addict? In … Continue reading

News: Victorian bands/artists given $500,000+

Victorian Premier John Brumby has delivered grants totalling more than AU$500,000 to various Victorian bands and artists as part of the Victoria Rocks program. Brumby made the announcement at the Cherry Bar, a hub of Melbourne live music. The Victorian Government has contributed over AU$2 million since the launch of the program in 2007, donating … Continue reading

Reviews: The Bon Scotts – We Can Cause Such A Fuss/Sad Sad Songs

The Bon Scotts, a Melbourne five-piece, follow their debut EP The Yellow Fall (released in ’05) and single  The Kids Are Coming (’09) with this double A-side. The Bon Scotts create the kind of music that leads you to spend hours drunkenly arguing about just what genre they are, exactly. They attempt to blend bells, … Continue reading

Reviews: Childish Gambino – Culdesac

Marching band drums lead into an ominous, orchestral explosion. A voice declares ‘Yeah, yes I’m on top! I’m going this hard, and no I won’t stop’. The flawless production, the confident flow – this is the kind of combination you don’t hear everyday. Hero, the second track from Childish Gambino’s debut LP Culdesac, is the … Continue reading

Reviews: Armen Firman – Dressed For War (EP)

Melbourne-based rock band Armen Firman are tough to define. A self-described explosion of lush arrangement and electronica-tinged post-indie rock, their tone ends up sounding like nothing more than a watered down HIM. I saw them years ago supporting god-knows-who and was unimpressed by their performance. They played their instruments with great proficiency and shook their … Continue reading

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