This week's issue

The Brag issue 720 cover featuring three members of Two Door Cinema Club on a black background, plus cover lines for Why Music Festivals Need To Get Smarter About Drugs New Found Glory, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Broken Social Scene, Montaigne, The Rover, Game OnThe BRAG #720

FBi Social

FBi Social Announces Its Closure, Final Show

FBi Radio’s own live music venue, FBi Social, will close its doors at the Kings Cross Hotel next month. Initially conceived as a pop-up venue, FBi Social has been hosting the best in live local music for over three years, including the likes of The Jezabels, DZ Deathrays, Ball Park...

Main Beach Announce Sydney Album Launch

Main Beach are a newly formed Sydney garage band who will be releasing their debut album shortly, with songs that evoke memories of an era when you had no worries. Main Beach’s song ‘Down By The Wall’ will make you long for the sea and a simpler time. Their album...

Bone Me Tender

Melbourne’s ragged Tender Bones will be launching their 4-track debut record at FBi Social this July. Hot off the heals of their Melbourne launch, the garage pop quartet will be showcasing their generously laconic tunes, along with a bunch of support acts that provide the recipe for a solid show,...

Lincoln Locks In EP Launch Date In Sydney

Piano-fuelled indie songwriter Lincoln will debut her EP to a local audience.  Lincoln’s downright haunting vocals laced over a wicked combination of piano and electronics are sure to make for a memorable live show. Still very new on the scene, Lincoln has already released two singles and is now celebrating...

Speed Date With Mick Galloway From The Broken Needles

1. Your Profile We’re from North Queensland but we are based in Melbourne these days because North Queensland is hot as hell and they don’t allow music there. We don’t really fit in too well in either place, but we get by. We play some sort of ungodly chimera of noise,...

Five Things With Steve Bovenizer From Mudlark

1. Growing Up In primary school, War would get music off his older brother Mahad – he was into Portishead, The Avalanches and MF Doom. War would borrow his MiniDisc player and bring it to school – he would show off. My dad played a lot of funk and disco records while my grandparents...

Mudlark To Launch 12″ Release With East Coast Tour

Experimental Perth outfit Mudlark are bringing their new 12-inch release direct to fans on the east coast with a tour next month. Zimdahl, whatever that means, is equal parts weird, smart and sophisticated. Mudlark explore guitar and percussion sounds to their full capability, and in the past have supported Kirin...

Little Earthquake @ FBi Social

Reviewed on Thursday March 27 Small gigs are always fun, but walking into FBi Social it was a shame to find the venue more than half empty. Still, the local talent made the best of it and delivered a relaxed and intimate show.   Kicking things off, Sydneysider Karl-Christoph took...

The Ninjas Are Coming

Ninjas are hard to find, unless you know where to look. Luckily, Brisbane’s The Ninjas have tipped us off on their next Sydney dates. ‘Kill Em All’ is the new single from these particular Ninjas – because ninjas don’t back down from a fight – and they’ll be launching it...

Speed Date With Christian Campano From Food Court

1. What Do You Look For In A Band? We’re a bit fuzzy, a bit boshy, sometimes sunny orange, sometimes cloudy apple, a bit rough round the edges, with a bit of ’60s garage pop and a bit of ’90s scuzz. We’re all good mezze mates, always talking, always laughing. We...