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The Brag #729

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Currents B-sides

Tame Impala just released three excellent new songs

Tame Impala have released Currents B-Sides & Remixes, featuring three new tracks — ‘List of People (To Try and Forget About)’, ‘Powerlines’ and ‘Taxi’s Here’ — and two remixes. The EP forms part of the deluxe box set version of Currents, also out today (check out a video of it...

Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper is putting out a Christmas album

Last year, Chance The Rapper and singer Jeremih dropped a surprise Christmas release onto the net. Named Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama, and containing nine songs, the project was a quick-shot, free-wheelin’ thing they put out into the world as a gift to fans. Now, they are polishing the songs, adding...

Asta, ALi Barter, Bec Sandridge, Tigertown and Saskwatch

Australia scores free gigs featuring our best new female-fronted acts

This summer, The Clovelly Hotel are celebrating the sisters with the She Sessions, which will see The Cloey become the ultimate summer venue, featuring a fierce line-up of female-fronted talent fresh from triple j. You can catch Asta, Tigertown, Bec Sandridge, Saskwatch, and J Award Album of the Year nominee...

Toad and Limp Bizkit

‘Toad Sings Nu Metal’ is a wild ride of nostalgia and unease from start to finish

2017 has clearly marked the return of nu-metal to the forefront. From top Aussie heavy bands like Ocean Grove looking towards groove based and rap-heavy vocals for inspiration to Download festival championing the likes of Korn and Limp Bizkit, it’s hard to ignore the current impact of cargo shorts and...

Cosmic Psychos drink VB

Cosmic Psychos on the next generation of Aussie punk rock

It’s another day at the office for the Cosmic Psychos as the band and their crew load into the recently-reopened Lansdowne Hotel, mere minutes from the CBD of Sydney. The punk legends are gearing up for a bumper weekend, during which they’ll play two shows at the venue, both of...

Tommy Stinson

The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson really wants to come to Australia

As a founding member of legendary alt-rock pioneers the Replacements, Tommy Stinson has cemented his place in music history and folklore, and had a hand in influencing artists as diverse as Green Day, Wilco, the Hold Steady and Lorde. Described variously as “best band of the ’80s” (Musician magazine) and...

The members of Pissed Jeans eating cloth

Pissed Jeans are becoming the best versions of themselves

Pissed Jeans move at their own pace. The grotty hardcore/punk act take breaks from recording whenever they need to – they spent four years out of the studio, for example, between the release of 2017’s Why Love Now, and the dark, menacing and deceptively-titled Honeys, dropped back in 2013. Nonetheless,...

Ferry

Thanks to democracy, there will be a Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface

NSW Public Transport recently ran a ‘Name Your Ferry’ competition, which they were no doubt hoping would inspire a similar level of excitement and meme-worthiness as the similar U.K. competition. Much like the British comp, which resulted in a boat being named Boaty McBoatface, the winning votes were supremely stupid....

Party like it’s 1995 with this online WordArt generator

The joys of expressing yourself in bright, bold, 3D fonts may have died around the time we realised the Y2K bug wasn’t going to be a thing, but when we all sadly moved on from WordArt, the design world really lost something vital. And bright. And wavy. And sometimes something...

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde lobbies Turnbull to stop live animal export

Chrissie Hynde has penned an open letter to our PM, imploring him to ban the live export of animals, a process which is shameful, barbaric and cruel – to say the very least. “Live export is recognised internationally as Australia’s most shameful abuse of animals”, Hynde writes “I have protested...