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BIGSOUND is back for 2021, and here's how your band can play it

The Brisbane music gathering will run in its usual time slot - early September - with a mix of online and IRL options to attend.

9 days ago

SUPEREGO, Your Girl Pho, Dennis Cometti + more: Meet your In The Pines 2021 lineup

After squeezing in their 2020 event back in October, the Perth festival favourite makes its usual return this April.

2 months ago

Beddy Rays are taking over our Spotify Playlist with their artists to watch in 2021

After a breakthrough year just gone, the Brisbane group now take the time to spotlight acts they think will be big in 2021.

2 months ago

New Aus label Pointer Recordings launches with an Imbi x Slim Set collab, Heatsink

The new venture from Remote Control Records also boasts upcoming releases by Telenova, Ryan Fennis, Voidhood, and Cavallo Nero.

2 months ago

Here's how to sign up to the Pilerats Newsletter (and what it'll bring you)

Get a fresh dose of new music straight into your inbox, from the folks you trust best.

2 months ago

Pond, San Cisco, Spacey Jane + more: Meet your Hear & Now concert line-up

The two-day concert series will kick off WA Music Week this March, featuring some of the biggest WA acts there is.

2 months ago

Meet your first round of WAMCon speakers, including reps for Sub Pop, Spotify + more

Speakers and guests also include reps from the Berklee College of Music, Water & Music, and none other than Electric Fields.

2 months ago

WAMAwards 2020: Your guide to public voting, and how to vote

There are five publically-voted categories this year, with voting open now on Pilerats.

3 months ago

Briggs, Haiku Hands, Opiuo and more: Meet your Wide Open Space Festival 2021 lineup

The best of the best are heading to Central Australia for one of Australia's prettiest festivals.

3 months ago

PSA: All the Facebook events for Falls 2021 - and some other events - are fake

Event spam and bot accounts on social media have gotten worse than ever. Don't let them fraud you out of a few hundred dollars.

3 months ago

Lime Cordiale, Mallrat, Spacey Jane + more: Meet your Fresh Produce 2021 lineups

The touring regional festival - a new venture from the team behind Groovin the Moo - launches with a widespread, local-heavy debut lineup.

3 months ago

Some of WA's best musos are auctioning off merch to raise money for WA bushfire relief

Last week, over 85 homes were lost in bushfires across Perth's east. Now, some of the city's musicians are coming together to help out.

3 months ago

Introducing SIDEQUEST, a new Perth music venture supporting some of WA's best acts

The one-stop music company is run by Skinny O'Leary, who leads Perth's Hyper event series alongside managing bands like Sly Withers.

3 months ago

Tame Impala Sound System are still making their live debut this year, so don't fret

The stripped back but still hard-hitting take on Tame Impala has been shown on live streams throughout the year, but now, it's come to the live stage.

3 months ago

Watch The Weeknd's bandage-heavy, but Daft Punk-less Super Bowl Halftime Show

One of the biggest musical stages gets taken over by The Weeknd, and now, you can watch it in full.

3 months ago

Groovin the Moo postpone their 2021 event; launch new Fresh Produce concert series

In the absence of their stand-out festival, the GTM team will be visiting the same regional locations - plus two more - with a touring event series this Spring.

3 months ago

The Kid LAROI is on track to be the youngest solo Australian to have a #1 album

The Kamilaroi rapper's latest mixtape - F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE) - is aimed to hit #1 in Australia next week, after sitting in the top three the last two weeks.

3 months ago

Here's your chance to win flights, accom + tickets to the NT's Wide Open Space Fest

Wanna get yourself to one of Australia's most beautiful musical festivals for no money? Here's your chance.

3 months ago

Death By Denim, No Money Enterprise + more: Meet the Aussies playing SXSW 2021

The Texas mega-festival is going all-online in 2021, and there are more Australians than ever on board to celebrate.

3 months ago

It's a close one: Less than 350 votes are between #1 & #2 in the Hottest 100 this year

It's on track to be the closest Hottest 100 since 2007, when Muse beat out Silverchair by just a slither of votes.

4 months ago

Introducing Sound States, a WA music mentorship program to help local musicians

The program is also announcing its first list of mentors today, all scheduled to speak over two days in February at the incredible Fremantle Arts Centre.

4 months ago

Get ready for the NT: Central Australia's Wide Open Space Fest is returning in 2021

The festival - held just outside of Alice Springs - will make a return this Autumn, after cancelling their Sampa The Great-headlined 2020 show.

4 months ago

Spacey Jane, Stella Donnelly and San Cisco are headlining a revamped Hyper 2021

After cancelling their 2020 sold-out event due to coronavirus, the all-ages Perth staple is shaking things up a little, and returning in 2021.

5 months ago

Introducing Full Tilt, a new rock festival launching in Brisbane next year

Starring Northlane, Hands Like Houses, In Hearts Wake and more in June 2021.

5 months ago

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