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The future of music festivals in the US right now is touch-and-go at best, and a sinking ship at worst. With whatever comes next, however, we were at least treated to one truly seismic moment at Chicago’s Lollapalooza — and not from an act you’d expect, either.
Unless you’re King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, announcing a new studio album barely a year after you’ve released one is a rare sight – especially right now, where many understandably find themselves struggling to get even a single new song out.
Today (August 27), Phil Fresh has shared the EP ‘L.A.T.E.’
Year of the Spider: Shannon and the Clams on contrasting happy with sad, working with Dan Auerbach + vintage tees?
When one half of Shannon and the Clams – eponymous frontwoman Shannon Shaw and guitarist Cody Blanchard – join the Zoom meeting with Mixdown, they could not find themselves in more disparate scenarios.
When punters filed out of Splendour in the Grass in July of 2019 — on a high from three days of muddy, dusty and certifiably packed live music — literally no-one could have predicted that there maybe wouldn’t be a ‘next time.’
It seemed inevitable that Danny Harley and Elle Graham would cross paths.
“I must apologise,” laughs Elijah Hewson. He’s scratching his tussled hair, grinning at his friends through their respective Zoom windows some 10 to 15 minutes after they were supposed to log in.
Pond’s Shiny Joe Ryan returns with solo record ‘Shiny’s Democracy’: “Making this album was more about letting the magic happen”
Today (July 23), Shiny Joe Ryan has shared his second solo album ‘Shiny’s Democracy’ via Spinning Top Records.
Boy & Bear Have Taken A Glass-Half-Full Approach To The Pandemic, Converting Their Extra Time Into New Material
As you're no doubt aware, the Australian government has made the performing arts industry a nearly impossible one to work within through the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On paper, it would be difficult to ascertain what Nikki Brumen and Yngve Andersen have in common. The former is a Melbourne resident that’s bubbly and talkative; the latter, meanwhile, resides in the Norwegian city of Bergen and is much more stern and introverted.
Opening Up sees us talk to musicians about the opening track from each of their studio albums. Our next guest is Brandon Saller, a founding member of metalcore veterans Atreyu who recently made the jump from being the band's drummer to its full-time frontman.