Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 11:49am

February 24, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary of Sydney's controversial lockout laws. 


In that time, Sydney has seen venues close, the streets empty and protest movements like Keep Sydney Open blossom. But after three years of lockouts, what comes next? JOSEPH EARP reports.



Locked Out For Good: 

Sydney’s Dying Businesses


Posted 11 Feb 2017 @ 12:37pm

Back in September we heard the news that 2016 Hottest 100 winner Flume was set to release a series of companion EPs to his 2016 LP Skin. Now, a couple of months after the release of Skin Companion EP I, Flume has announced the second EP in the series.


Made up of tracks that didn’t quite make the...

Posted 5 Feb 2017 @ 5:53pm

Now that the Hottest 100 is done and dusted for another year, we’re beginning to the effect of the beloved chart on the ARIA charts yet again. While we tend to see a sales boost happen every year...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 2:17pm

Flume beat Amy Shark to the top, 66 Australian songs made the top 100, and Beyonce charted for the first time.


By now, we all know what happened in last week’s triple j Hottest 100, but what about the songs that just missed out – numbers 200 to 101.


Well, Beyonce made it in another two times, Trophy Eyes just missed hitting the 100, and David Bowie made what...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 2:17pm

The triple j Hottest 100 of 2016 was a highpoint for Australian artists, and a barometer for what Aussie music lovers listened to throughout the year. 


But which of the songs will go down in history, and which will be forgotten the moment Flume releases his next remix?


We've reviewed every single song from the 2016 countdown in one sentence (OK, some of them are...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 2:18pm

As the announcement of the triple j Hottest 100 on Australia Day draws near, two A.B. Original tracks have been recognised in APRA AMCOS’ own top songs list, the shortlist for the esteemed APRA Song of the Year.


The tracks about the often dismissed side of Australia Day (‘January 26’) and the celebration of strength (‘2 Black 2 Strong’) – both from ARIA top ten-charting album...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 1:42pm

After judiciously listening to 364 albums, the 12th annual Australian Music Prize has revealed its longlist for 2016.


From debut albums by the likes of D.D Dumbo and Dope Lemon, to the 16th studio album release from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the 12th AMP Longlist represents excellence in Australian music.


Making an appearance on this year's longlist are A...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 7:03am



Graciously sharing this tasting plate of tracks that were written around the same time as those that made it onto Skin, Flume keeps fans’ hunger for new music satisfied with an aural smorgasbord of decadent and cerebral ear candy.


On opener ‘Trust’, there’s a dreamlike nostalgia and memories of childhood conveyed by the Kalimba sample that weaves its way...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 10:55am

Reviewed on Friday December 9


Less than five years ago, Flume was a music industry outsider. Half a decade on, the Sydney producer was playing to over 18,000 fans at Qudos Bank Arena, the culmination of his influence and career on display in this spectacular hometown show.


Much like Flume, Sophie has come to define a subgenre of electronica: PC Music. The UK...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 5:35pm

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