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13 Feb 2015

Watch This Aussie Maniac Drum Foo Fighters’ Entire Discography In 5 Minutes

It’s times like these that make you wanna learn to drum again. Notorious Newcastle-based skin belter Kye Smith has resurfaced with a brand new self-produced drumming chronology. The Aussie drumlord, who has previously won over the internet with similar 5-minute mashups of big bands including Green Day and Blink-182, has

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13 Feb 2015

The New Coal Chamber Album ‘Rivals’ Is Just A Few Months Away

Reformed nu metal stalwarts Coal Chamber are continuing their comeback with a brand-new album, dubbed Rivals, due to drop in the first half of this year. The band’s first record in over 13 years was tracked, in part, at Florida’s renowned Audiohammer studios, with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, Cannibal Corpse)

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13 Feb 2015

Lose Yourself To This Super-Addictive Daft Punk Sound Pad

Sometimes it feels like French dance duo Daft Punk must have stumbled onto some sort of formula that helps them create successful hit after successful hit, and now an American web developer has come pretty darn close to cracking the code with Stronger, an interactive Daft Punk sound pad. Simple in conceit and

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13 Feb 2015

John Butler, The Medics & More Join Fossil Fuel Reduction Movement

Green-leaning grass-roots movement Amplify Divestment‘s regiment of famous supporters has grown again, with venerated Aussie troubadour John Butler, veteran muso David Bridie, vocal activist rockers The Medics and more among the newest group of musicians to lend their voices and faces to the cause. If you missed our original report back in December, Amplify Divestment

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13 Feb 2015

Machine Head Hint At Australian Tour

It seems California metal giants Machine Head might be gearing up for Australian tour in the coming months, with the band taking to Facebook with a post that suggests there’s an announcement not too far off. The Oakland natives are no strangers to Australia shores, and are due for a

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13 Feb 2015

Influential Electronic Music Pioneer Passes Away Aged 55

Welsh musician Steven John Harrington — better known as Steve Strange, the magnetic frontman of ’80s synthpop icons Visage and a chief architect of the then-blossoming New Romantic movement — has passed away at the age of 55, it has been confirmed by his record label. As Wales Online reports, Marc Green, the manager of Harrington’s

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13 Feb 2015

Are These The Most Influential Hip Hop Albums Of All Time?

Being a member of one of the most respected and acclaimed hip hop groups around gives plenty of clout to Jurassic 5‘s DJ Nu-Mark when it comes to breaking down the best albums of the genre. The J5 mainstay has listed for us, in his humble opinion, the most influential hip

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13 Feb 2015

Local Line-Up Revealed For Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 Concert Series

Six South Australian acts have been added to the Cold Chisel-led Clipsal 500 concert series line-up for this year, which kicks off in just a couple of weeks’ time on Friday, 27 February in the state capital. The cabal of local acts selected to fill support roles for the likes of Stafford Brothers,

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12 Feb 2015

British India Announce Album Release Date, Unveil New Single

Stalwart Aussie indie outfit British India have announced that they are set to release Nothing Touches Me, their fourth studio full-length, and their first since 2013 LP Controller, next month. Before the “tour and support” leg of the album cycle steals all their time, though, they’re kicking off the celebrations

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12 Feb 2015

Chris Slade Is Officially AC/DC’s New Touring Drummer

Australian hard rock legends AC/DC have unveiled a run of shows in North America planned for August and September but, more excitingly for the rest of us, they’ve also confirmed the return of former drummer and Grammys fill-in Chris Slade to the kit as their touring percussionist. As Billboard reports,

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