Music

Hilltop Hoods

Next weekend Australian hip-hop icons Hilltop Hoods will return to a stage for their own headline performance in Sydney for the first time in three years. The two core members MC Suffa (Matthew Lambert) and Pressure (Daniel Smith) would initially meet at Blackwood High School in Adelaide in 1987 before formally creating Hilltop Hoods with DJ […]

Killswitch Engage – Atonement

Trailblazing metalcore legends Killswitch Engage return with their eighth studio album, Atonement. The culmination of two turbulent years of work the record packs an aggressive punch which is complemented by incredibly technical guitar riffs and some of the bands most heartfelt lyricism ever. Atonement is a clear example of Killswitch Engage’s maturation as both a band and as men. […]

Vast Hill

With smash-hit Netflix show Stranger Things reinvigorating a passion for 80s music, fashion and culture Sydney band Vast Hill are sweeping the scene at precisely the right time. Ahead of the release of their debut album, More Than You Imagined, we sat down with one half of the duo, Adin Milo, to speak about the […]

Under The Influence

Formed by a group of friends in high school the Illawarra based band, Under The Influence (UTI), has stood the test of time, thanks in large part to their friendship. For over 20 years now UTI has been toiling away in and around Wollongong, consistently playing live shows to their dedicated and hardcore fans. However, […]

Fresh Faces Of Folk

Sydney is home to many different music festivals, all spanning various genres. Until now the folk music genre has been relegated to regional areas outside of the city. Next weekend that will all change when Sydney plays host to the inaugural Sydney Folk Festival over the course of two days and three nights. Across four […]

B Boys – Dudu

The B Boys manage to capture the bleak mundaneness of everyday life but deliver it in a way which is somehow engaging and enjoyable to listen along to. Throughout the record, the band lay down track after track of buzzing indie rock. What truly sets them apart though is the clear, simple and matter of […]

Northlane – Alien

Sydney rockers Northlane return with another driving hardcore rock record, but this time they have sprinkled in plenty of soul and heart. Lyrically and thematically this record is a departure from Northlane’s roots. On previous outings, the group had chosen to focus on broad societal issues whereas with Alien they have chosen to look inward […]

Diesel – Sunset Suburbia (Vol.1) EP

Acclaimed artist Diesel is set to release his first EP in a series of three. Sunset Suburbia Vol. 1 will be followed by Volumes 2 and 3, culminating in a full album release in 2020.  In his latest work, the pop-rocker takes on a softer, more reflective tone as he undertakes introspective themes such as […]

Beijing Golden Sail Arts Troupe

Over 100 supremely talented students from the renowned children’s Beijing Golden Sail Arts Troupe will descend upon the iconic Sydney Opera House this weekend for one show only. Established in 1986 the Beijing Golden Sail Arts Troupe is made up of over 10,000 talented students and their teachers from the top schools throughout China’s capital […]

Freedman New Jazz: Marc Hannaford Trio

Highly regarded as one of Australia's most exciting improvising pianists, Marc Hannaford is bringing his New York-born trio back home to Sydney for a one night only performance. Known for his contemporary and innovative approach to composition and improvisation Hannaford was recognised by the Music Trust as an artist who’s talent should be fostered. As […]