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5 Seconds Of Summer Announce Australia Tour With State Champs, Pop-Punk World Implodes

In an unexpected move, 5 Seconds Of Summer have announced that New York pop-punk band State Champs will be directly supporting the band on their upcoming Australia / New Zealand tour. Since the One Direction prodigy boy band graced the cover of Alternative Press last year, speculation has run wild that 5 Seconds of Summer are important […]

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Circa Survive Announce Australian Tour Dates With PVRIS

This fall, Circa Survive will be headed Down Under for an extremely limited run alongside the pop rock prodigies of PVRIS. The four-show outing is set to kick off on Friday, September 18 in Brisbane, and conclude the following Monday in Melbourne. Tickets go on sale this Friday (May 1) at 9:00 AM. Check out […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Silverchair’s ‘Frogstomp’

In the last week of March in 1995, a band of three long-haired, fifteen-year-old grunge disciples from working class Newcastle in northern New South Wales shot to worldwide prominence courtesy of their enthusiastically received debut album Frogstomp. That band was known as Silverchair and for a nine-year-old Australian kid, raised on the likes of Nirvana, […]

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Sounds Of The (Down) Underground: Ecca Vandal

Artist: Ecca Vandal Genre: Ecca Vandal Latest release: “White Flag” / “Battle Royal” For fans of: Genre-hopping, futuristic jams with a punk rock spirit. It has been said that music is the last true voice of the human spirit, a transcendent communication tool that can go beyond divisions of race, gender, socioeconomic status or religious […]

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New Album ‘Multi-Love’ and Tour, Share New Track

Indie rock psych group Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with a brand new album, Multi-Love, due out May 26 via Jagjaguwar. If you keep close eyes on our Best Of Lists for the end of the year, then you know this one has been highly anticipated. The album serves as a follow-up to 2013’s II. They […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Corpus Discuss ‘The Sliding Scale of Morality’

Sometimes, while waiting for a headliner to take the stage, you encounter a support act whose performance flips the script on your expectations and leaves an indelible mark on your memories of the night. For me, Corpus is one of those acts. Personally selected by Bert McCracken to support The Used on the Australian leg […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Matches’ ‘E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals’ 10th Anniversary Tour in Adelaide, Australia (1/10/15)

While shamelessly promoting my own band back in the MySpace era of 2004, I was alerted by similar covert activities being undertaken by Epitaph Records to the existence of a quirky pop-punk act from Oakland, California named The Matches. Immediately capturing my attention with the bratty yet rather witty ode to unrequited love, “Dog-Eared Page,” […]

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REVIEW: Corpus – ‘The Sliding Scale Of Morality’

Artist: Corpus Album: The Sliding Scale of Morality Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie Sydney duo Corpus have been causing quite the ruckus down under over the last three years with their unique brand of indie-tinged post-hardcore and riotous live shows, earning them dizzying acclaim from some of the scene’s most discerning ears (including Sydney resident and frontman […]

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Tame Impala Will Be Releasing A New Album This Year

Australian indie band Tame Impala haven’t released fresh studio material since their critically acclaimed 2012 album Lonerism. After a few collaborations and live EPs, the band is long overdue, but finally the silence has been broken today. Spinning Top Music, who does publicity for the band, sent out an email stating that a new album […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Scott Russo (Unwritten Law) and Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) in Melbourne, Australia (12/19/14)

Scott Russo of much loved San Diego pop-punkers Unwritten Law and Phil Jamieson of Australian alt-rock gods Grinspoon, have forged a famous friendship since meeting on the Warped Tour in 1999. This friendship, born of youthful exuberance and strengthened through the shared experience of life on the road (and all of its ups and downs), […]

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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Smith Street Band – ‘Throw Me In The River’

Of recent years, Melbourne, Australia’s The Smith Street Band have evolved from beloved local act, plying their craft in dive bars around Melbourne, to full-fledged international touring folk-punk tour-de-force. One of the key components of this evolution has been vocalist and principle songwriter Will Wagner’s ability to forge a deeply emotional connection with the fan […]

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REVIEW: The Smith Street Band – ‘Throw Me In The River’

Artist: The Smith Street Band Album: Throw Me In The River Label: Poison City Records / SideOneDummy Records Genre: Folk-Punk, Punk The past few years have seen Melbourne, Australia’s The Smith Street Band grow from local cult favourites to international touring, folk-punk juggernaut. Much of that rise to prominence can be attributed to two factors: […]

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