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This kid belts out an Adele tune like nobody’s business

Tom Bleasby. Remember that name because this British kid is going places. He just recorded a cover of Adele’s Someone Like You and totally nailed it in one take. You might remember Bleasby from a few months ago when he performed a duet of Flashlight with Jessie J using the Smule Sing! Karaoke app. That video […]

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Small festivals around the world: readers’ tips

Wine and watermelons, fireworks and funk … our readers recommend festivals that are about more than big names on big stages

A cool little arts festival set in the lovely Alpine town of Lake Wanaka on the south island of New Zealand. It takes place every second April in the southern hemisphere’s autumn when the colours are spectacular. The whole town gets behind the festival which brings the best of visual and performing arts to the town. There’s such a mix of performances and all well attended by the local community. Great vibe, heaps going on and a really warm welcome. This picture was taken of sculptures of eels, part of the opening night Ahi Kaa – fire project, where rafts and driftwood sculptures were set on fire on the lake – it was very atmospheric.
Ticket prices vary for each event, next festival 4-9 April 2017, festivalofcolour.co.nz
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Have you been to as many places as Johnny Cash?

You might not know this, but Johnny Cash’s classic I’ve Been Everywhere was actually written by Aussie country singer Geoff Mack back in 1959. The song originally listed Australian towns (known for their… uniqueness!) but Cash took this song and made it his own in 1996. Fast forward a couple of decades later and Iain Mullan […]

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LED lights visualize the movements of musicians as colourful waves

Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando uses LED lights to visualize the movements of musicians, showing us that their motion is as equally beautiful and mesmerizing as their music. By attaching LED lights to the bows and filming with long-exposure photography, Orlando captures the movements of cellists and violinists as they go about performing different songs. He […]

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Exclusive interview with Australia’s hottest music export: Peking Duk

Peking Duk first took Australia by storm with the release of their 2012 bootleg remix of Passion Pit’s Take A Walk. Now this Aussie duo – made up of Reuben Styles and Adam Hyde – is taking their music halfway around the world on a global tour that takes them to iconic cities such as […]

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1,000 musicians playing the Foo Fighters’ ‘Learn to Fly’ at the same time is epic

Your move, Dave Grohl. In Italy, a thousand musicians came together and played the Foo Fighters’ ‘Learn to Fly’ in an attempt to persuade the band to hold another concert there. The Foo Fighters last played in the district of Romagna back in 1997, and many of their die-hard Italian fans decided it had been […]

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Yes! Telafonica’s latest album has just dropped

We’ve been fans of Telafonica since their debut LP back in 2001, so if we seem a little excited about the release of their latest album, Tales of Loss in the Stereo Field, you’ll have to forgive us.  It was between 2012 and 2014 that Telafonica slowly carved away at their new album. It took a […]

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This Aussie artist lost his battle to depression but his music lives on in this beautiful debut album

Szymon Borzestowski was a Newcastle artist who lived and breathed music. He spent hours in his bedroom performing, recording and producing his own music with a simple software program. He had almost finished his debut album when he lost his battle with depression and took his own life. His family was heartbroken but they were […]

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A beautifully haunting collaboration between humpback whales and humans

While listening to your favourite beats is enjoyable, trying to work and concentrate at the same with those beats is pretty much impossible. In fact it’s so impossible that for a while I had to work in complete silence to get anything done. Until I found one of the most underrated musical collaborations in the […]

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Someone laser-etched a tortilla and converted it into a record that actually plays

Tortillas are usually reserved for things like tacos or burritos or even chilaquiles, but who knew the humble flour tortilla had musical qualities, too. After a video went viral of someone ‘playing’ a tortilla with some piped-in music, the guys over at Rapture Records wanted to see if they could make an actual working tortilla […]

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Sydney band The Lulu Raes have just released their latest vibey video to get you groovin’ through the day

Every so often there’s a band that comes along that really stands out. If you don’t know them already, meet the guys from The Lulu Raes, a four-piece band out of Sydney with a unique take on the indie pop scene. The LuLu Raes draw influences from bands like The Strokes and The Pixies but […]

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Addictive Indie-pop tunes right out of Nashville from Young Brother

When you think of Nashville musicians, you might think of strictly-country music artists, but Young Brother is classic indie-pop with an edge. And yes, it’s from the heart of Nashville. Dalton Diehl heads the Young Brother act, and if that name sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because Diehl has spent years touring the U.S. […]

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This guy kills it with his a cappella version of MJ’s ‘Thriller’

We love a bit of Michael Jackson around here, especially Thriller. We’ve brought you a full Lego version of the song and even a step-by-step guide on how to do those Thriller moves. But now, may we present, this one-man-show, killing it with his a cappella version of MJ’s classic. Absolutely no instruments are used […]

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Meet Honor: She was the #NameTheGirl sensation who gave us chills with her vocals, now she’s debuted her first single

Most musicians have a fun backstory as to how they got their first record deal. Honor’s is probably the most unique. The story starts at the beginning of this year when YouTuber LukeIsNotSexy found a memory stick on a London train containing a collection of photos and rough demos by Honor. At the time he […]

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The Black Ryder’s self-produced album has just dropped: listen to their mesmerizing new single here

Aussie duo The Black Ryder have done what most musicians dream of: they’ve self-produced their own album and recorded music on their own terms. And you know what? It all pays off. Their second album The Door Behind The Door started to take shape after band members Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper left Australia to tour […]

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Led Zeppelin just released an interactive video for their song ‘Trampled Under Foot’

Get ready, Led Zeppelin fans, because there’s a new video in town that’s about to get you pretty psyched about 70’s rock all over again. Led Zeppelin recently teamed up with media and tech company Interlude, as well as production company PRETTYBIRD to produce an amazing interactive video that invites fans (and soon-to-be-fans) into the […]

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