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Setting The Tone: Slowdive @ Laneway Festival

How do artists pick a setlist? Is it preconceived, or just about how they’re feeling on the day? Are there some songs that are unmovable, or is everything up for grabs? To find out, DEXTER MURRAY spoke to Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell and Christian Savill ahead of their performance at Laneway Auckland. The seminal English rock […]

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Setting The Tone: Amy Shark @ Laneway Melbourne

How do artists pick a setlist? Is it preconceived, or just about how they’re feeling on the day? Are there some songs that are unmovable, or is everything up for grabs? To find out we spoke to Amy Shark ahead of her main stage performance at Melbourne Laneway about the planning that’s gone into her […]

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Setting The Tone: Billie Eilish @ Laneway Melbourne

How do artists pick a setlist? Is it preconceived, or just about how they’re feeling on the day? Are there some songs that are unmovable, or is everything up for grabs? To find out we spoke to Los Angeles pop phenom Billie Eilish ahead of her set at Melbourne Laneway, which included songs from her […]

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LNWY Recommends: January’s Best New Music

Missy Scheinberg and Dom O’Connor – from the Laneway offices in New York and Sydney, respectively – team up for the best tracks of the month.

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Milwaukee Banks: Late Nights/Early Mornings

“Late nights and early mornings are when I seem to do most of my music listening,” says Dyl Thomas, one half of Melbourne hip-hop duo Milwaukee Banks with producer Edo Rafter. “Either with a fresh start to the day I like to go online and see what’s new and has dropped recently; or late at […]

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Old Raps Episode 3: Early No Limit Records

ONCE a month, somewhere in the world, a rapper releases a song called ‘No Limit’ that states they have “no limits”, maybe drops a reference to Master P, mentions the fact they’re a soldier, and if you’re lucky, they’ll throw in an “UHHHH” too. One of the biggest (and shittiest) songs of 2017 is ‘No […]

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Artists Pick Their Favourite Tracks Of 2017

Contributions from (in reverse alphabetical order): Young Franco, TORA, Thandi Phoenix, SAFIA, SAATSUMA, Roland Tings, POND, Polographia, Polish Club, Jeremy Neale, MUTO, LANKS, Kira Puru, Kardajala Kirridarra, Hockey Dad, Haiku Hands, Golden Vessel, Cosmo’s Midnight, Alexander Biggs, Peter Bibby, and The Bennies.

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LNWY Recommends: December’s Best New Music

Missy Scheinberg and Dom O’Connor – from the Laneway offices in New York and Sydney, respectively – team up for the best tracks of the month.

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The 9 Most Overlooked Records Of 2017

Words by Dom O’Connor In 2017, it feels like the life cycle of a record is shorter than ever. While streaming offers fans unlimited troves of music past and present, it’s also arguably shortened the listener’s attention span, meaning more and more great records are falling through the cracks and being ignored in a uniquely […]

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LNWY Recommends: November’s Best New Music

Missy Scheinberg and Dom O’Connor – from the Laneway offices in New York and Sydney, respectively – team up for the best tracks of the month.

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Spinning Coin’s Music To Watch Wind Turbines By

Sean Armstrong from Glasgow five-piece Spinning Coin has put together a twist on the typical road mixtape. “Whenever we are travelling to a gig and I see wind turbines by the side of the road or in the landscape somewhere I feel a real sense of optimism,” he says. “Like them, these songs harness natural renewable […]

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Good Boy: 8 Brisbane Songs

“This is just a glimpse into what our hometown has to offer,” says Brisbane rock three-piece Good Boy, who are now based in Fortitude Valley, after growing up in Queensland’s rum capital Bundaberg. The band pay tribute to their new home on ‘Majic Country’ – the final track on debut EP Shirk Life – so […]

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Protomartyr: 10 Songs I Have Sung To Myself Alone

From driving around “aimlessly” while being unemployed to cleaning bathrooms in a local comedy club, Joe Casey – singer of Detroit post-punk act Protomartyr – has spent a lot of time on his own. These 10 songs have helped him pass the time.   ‘Word On A Wing’ David Bowie Alone and a little drunk in […]

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Beaches’ Favourite Double Albums Ever

Love a good, sprawling double album? So does Melbourne five-piece Beaches. Third album Second Of Spring is 17 tracks and two discs worth of monstrous guitar rock. To celebrate its release, guitarists Alison Bolger and Ali McCann have made a playlist of their favourite double albums ever – from Can to Sonic Youth.   Something/Anything? Todd Rundgren (1972) […]

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Old Raps Episode 2: Atlanta’s Dungeon Family Collective

You’ve definitely heard at least 50 Dungeon Family songs in your lifetime. Maybe they were mostly OutKast tracks, a few Cee-lo songs, and ‘Waterfalls‘ by TLC. Dungeon Family are the absolutely legendary collective from Atlanta whose core members include OutKast’s Andre 3000 and Big Boi; Cee-Lo from Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley; Big Gipp; Khujo […]

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Jess Locke’s 7 Sinister Songs

“Dark, melancholic and slightly dissonant music has always resonated with me and has influenced the music I make a lot,” says Melbourne singer Jess Locke, the first addition to the roster for Smith Street Band’s Pool House Records. “Maybe it’s because people usually avoid talking about this kind of thing in everyday life? Or maybe […]

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Love Deluxe’s ‘Summer Of Love’ Playlist

Love Deluxe’s debut EP Silk Mirage is three tracks of summery disco-funk. And if that’s not enough to get you primed for summer, the mysterious Sydney producer has compiled a playlist that’s perfect for boat parties, relaxing by the pool, or taking in a beach sunset.   ‘Feel Like Making Love’ Gene Lawrence Real smooth […]

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LNWY Recommends: October’s Best New Music

Missy Scheinberg and Dom O’Connor – from the Laneway offices in New York and Sydney, respectively – team up for the best tracks of the month.

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10 Songs Tigertown Listen To ‘A Lot’ On The Road

Self-described family band Tigertown pick out the songs they listen to “a lot” on tour – from a Fleetwood Mac classic to the song that brought husband-and-wife duo Chris and Charlie Collins (guitar and lead vocals, respectively) together.   Waiting For A Star To Fall Boy Meets Girl One of our favourite songs from the […]

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Introducing Old Raps: A Podcast By DJ Levins

Record collecting is a pretty selfish hobby. Most smart people give it up at some point in their 20s, usually after the realisation that those $40 import CDs they own are worth more as coasters than they are a music format. It’s only the real monsters of this world who keep this disgusting hobby up […]

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