The annual Vivid Festival kicked off in Sydney last night, with the entire city lighting up for the fortnight long festival of lights, art and music. The centrepiece of the two week festival is the annual Music at the House program curated by Sydney Opera House: Vivid LIVE. The opening night saw Detroit native and folk lord–Sufjan Stevens, as well as British electronic bass maximalist–Squarepusher take the stage.
Last year MT WARNING released his debut album Midnight Set, packed his bags and hit the road, playing shows and waking up to hangovers around the world. Since then he’s been keeping fewer appearances and clocking substantial time in his Byron Bay garage
If there’s anyone who can speak to the concept of mortality and its ominous, looming weight, it’s the brothers Loveless. Watch their new video here.
Have you ever walked into a bathroom and thought, ‘I want to watch a goldfish die?’ Phobophobes have. The South London band just dropped the video to their single, ‘Advertise Your Life’, and it’s a trip. Watch it here.
San Francisco synth gods Painted Palms have just released their new track, ‘Gemini’, and it’s way more consistent and decisive than your ex of the same star sign.
Stanley Donwood is the artist responsible for every Radiohead album cover you’ve ever laid your eyes on, from OK Computer to In Rainbows, and all those explosions of type and colour in between. He took some time out from installing his upcoming retrospective in Sydney to tell the stories behind the covers, and what it’s like to work with a band like Radiohead.
Central Texas had seen a week of rain unlike any in recent memory. What better time for a weekend of self-reflection, spirit quests and Psychedelic music.
We attended the first show of Gang of Youth’s Australian tour, and are happy to share the evening’s affairs with you. To start, punch yourself in the face and pour a beer over your head, and you’ll feel like you’re in the front row.
Is there a person left on this big mound of clay we call Planet E that isn’t excited as hell about the release of Mad Max: Fury Road? Everyone’s talking about the movie, but why isn’t anyone talking about the soundtrack?
I had a hell of a morning, so it felt good to get into work and find the brand new single “Swing Me On A Vine Of Sunshine” from Sydney four piece, The Lulu Raes, sitting in my inbox. Peep the world premier of the clip here.
I know what you’re thinking; what a bunch of handsome young men. But, there’s more to ’em than that. Turns out they make really good music, too. I know, life’s unfair. Check out the premiere of their new video here.
Here’s a new tune by everyone’s favorite weirdo, Mac Demarco, to get you through the week.
Yes, I ran spell check. Swimm ain’t no typo. They’re a real good rock and roll band from Florida, who now base themselves in the other sunny state, California. What’s with the name? We asked ’em a few months back, and you can read all about it here. Then you can get all amped up…
The Endless Summer needs to be remade for one reason only: so Guantanamo Baywatch’s new album, Darling… It’s Too Late, can be the soundtrack. Listen to the full album exclusively on MC.
It’s my birthday the day after Cinco De Mayo so let’s say this is my gift to you from here in Australia via the mighty US band Portugal. The Man; a recreation of your favourite song, ‘Purple Yellow Red and Blue’ sung in Spanish.
Gang of Youth’s new album just dropped, and it’s a raw and honest reflection on front man Dave Le’aupepe’s personal experiences of tragedy, loss and heartache. Read the interview here.
What could be better than grabbing a morning coffee and heading to your local record store for a leisurely flip through the vinyl crates? Doing it with the kings of cool, The Growlers, that’s what. Watch us do just that in our second installment of our Hi-Fi series.
Melbourne five-piece DARTS have just released their video for their single, “Aeroplane”, and we are premiering it right here on MC. It’s like the Breeders and The Pixies ate Xanax together and then pressed record.
Deseparecidos are back, and they are angry. The video to their new single “City on the Hill” is a mind exploding collage of consumer greed, over consumption, military might and sensationalist culture that makes me want to burn a flag till it’s a muddled puddle of red white and blue.
Prepare to get tinnitus in your ears, have your livers completely obliterated and not sleep for 96hours because the good ol’ folks at Splendour in the Grass have just released their 2015 lineup.