Top Posts for 30 days ending 2014-02-28 (Feb 2014)

Michael Hutchence - The charismatic frontman of INXS

Michael Hutchence – The charismatic frontman of INXS

2014-01-29 to Today

*** The Most Read Post in 30 Days: Fifteen Years Without Michael Hutchence, INXS’ Singer
Ke$ha Enters Rehab for Eating Disorder + Interview: Ke$ha Talks Vaginal Exorcism and Dr. Luke Controversy
What Happened To Michael Hutchence’s Fortune? Hutchence millions kiss dirt, leaving family with zilch
The Loved One, INXS’ Michael Hutchence – Documentary +Tributes
The Rolling Stones – Midnight Rambler (Live NYC) – OFFICIAL
Unruly Hearts NYC – Curious Musical Minds
Julian Casablancas of The Strokes – Interview
Listen: New Julian Casablancas track unveiled [correction added]
Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem talks about his moving to Brooklyn
BBC Documentary: Blondie One Way Or Another 2006
A Rock Star Remembered: Michael Hutchence
The 12 Most Over-Hyped Bands of the Decade
Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner doesn’t miss a chance to mingle with the rich and famous…
Fiona Apple Breaks Down After Being Heckled Over Her Appearance
Bleecker Street Record Store moved to its new location in the West Village, NYC – NO Starbucks!
Red Hot Chili Peppers at Barclays Center – Super Hot!
Interview: Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam
The Best Albums Pitchfork Hated This Year
Russian Police Choir Wins Olympics With ‘Get Lucky’ Performance
Watch: Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Josh Homme’s uncut Grammys rehearsal
Worst Bands Ever: Singers, Rappers, Pop stars and Bands that suck
See Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons and the Roots’ Super Bowl Shows – livestream direct from Bud Light Hotel in New York City
What Makes a Good Drummer?
Farewell, Gary Grimshaw: Rock Art Legend
24th annual Tibet House Benefit to feature The National, Iggy Pop, New Order, and more
What are the greatest key changes in Rock?
Japandroids – ‘The House That Heaven Built’ for… Ayrton Senna
Vive La Ressistance! Philippe Zdar: The Mastermind Producer behind Cassius
Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining ‘Big Hello to Brooklyn’ Party !
A New Cold War? Ukraine Violence Escalates, Leaked Tape Suggests U.S. Was Plotting Coup
Pink Floyd Exhibition To Open In Milan
Watch trailer: Academy Award Nominee Best Short Documentary 2014 ‘Cave Digger’ – A Must See Film
Philippe Zdar To Produce The Rapture Album
Watch Video “Process” from HelloPluto
In Memoriam: Michael Hutchence Of INXS
Daft Punk: Helmets For Sale!?
Ryan Bingham talks ‘Tomorrowland’ and writing a new soundtrack
Josh Homme: ‘Fuck Imagine Dragons and fuck the Grammys’
Changing of the Seasons – Two Door Cinema Club’s New EP
The Strypes in New York, Jan 22, 2014 – The Studio @ Webster Hall
Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin’s Drummer John Bonham (aka Bonzo)
Making Art With Tom Waits – Articles & Select Images
Pussy Riot duo in NYC to promote Amnesty International concert @ Barclays Center
February 2014 – New York Concert Calendar (weekend)
Daft Punk spotted without helmets at LAX airport
Alert! Tom Waits Joins Bridge School Benefit Line Up Sunday Oct 27th. Get Tickets Before It’s Announced to General Public!
Boston’s Morphine Band – They told simple & profound tales about the human condition
Haim – ‘Days Are Gone’ debut album – iTunes Chart Performance in 7 countries
The Controversy Surrounding Neil Young Carnegie Hall Concert Taping – Interview with Tom Adams
Watch: Kevin Drew’s video for “Good Sex”
‘New’ Pre-Pearl Jam Eddie Vedder Demos Discovered – Download CD Free
Watch Mac DeMarco Video for first single “A Little Bit of Pussy” – NUDE CONTENT!
Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge – Interview
Drenge On Making One Of The Greatest Debut Albums Of The Year video
Arctic Monkeys Storm Madison Square Garden In Biggest US Headline Show To Date
John Cooper Clarke On Alex Turner’s Lyrics And Writing ‘I Wanna Be Yours’
The Rock Star and the Mullahs – The Film [PBS Wide-Angle]
Eat Your Heart Out Axl Rose: Chili Peppers Super Bowl XLVIII 2014 Best Performance!! (Video)
The Beloved Wall Mural of Joe Strummer is gone after being power blasted out of existence
Memorable Liam Gallagher Quotes
Dire Straits – Love Over Gold SHM-SACD reissue & Live DVD & Blu-Ray reissue
10 Of The Worst Modern Bands
The History of Rock Music by Piero Scaruffi
John Lennon: “I believe in change”
BIG NEWS! Ryan Bingham is excited to share that he is doing the soundtrack to his lovely wife Anna’s first feature film “A COUNTRY CALLED HOME”
Black Keys Get Intimate at NYC Super Bowl Week Gig
The 10 Top Metal Albums of 2012
Kanye West interviewed for Interview Magazine
Why Your Most Important Tool In Being A Successful Indie Musician Might Actually Be Your Day Job
The Strokes: Elegantly Wasted
Watch Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker plays gig with disco side-project.
Alex Turner reacts to Glastonbury accent comments
Alex Turner’s Brits Speech Was Everything Rock’N’Roll Is Meant To Be
Alter Bridge’s new album ‘Fortress’ leaves the listener with a message
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band @ Barclays Center Brooklyn April 16th
Watch MGMT Play “Plenty of Girls in the Sea” and “Alien Days” on “Jimmy Fallon”
Tom Waits: Never Bring A Gun To A Spoonfight & I Breathe Better Underwater
Ke$ha: I had sex with a ghost + Die Young (Official Lyric Video)
Pictures: Jimmy Page performs with Led Zeppelin in 1975
Upcoming Concerts – New York City 2012
Does Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album live up to their own standards?
Gojira On The Road – Tour 2012 Part 4 – Pictures
Suzanne Vega – American Songwriter
Dawes Brings Laurel Canyon Vibe to the Wiltern with Laid-Back Homecoming Gig: Concert Review
Watch The Ramones Play Their 13th Concert in the Summer of 1974 + Documentary + New Box Set
Bands To Check Out At SWN
Watch: The Beatles’ last show ever on its 45th anniversary
Lonely Roads with Ryan Adams
I saw a UFO and an extraterrestial but nobody believes me
Watch Video ‘STELLAR’ by Russian Motion designer / Film maker Vladislav Solovjov
Band to Watch: Augustines
Ginger Baker was rock’s first superstar drummer and the most influential percussionist of the 1960s.
INXS Forever
The Welcome Contradictions of Ella “Lorde” Yelich-O’Connor + U.S. Debut Concert
The 10 Worst Songs So Far
Remembering the Grievous Angel: Gram Parsons
Legendary Bob Seger’s Still The Same
The New Madison Square Garden – Picture Gallery
Courtney Love’s autobiography due out in December
After Fifteen Quiet Years, Rodan’s Jeff Mueller and Tara Jane O’Neil Speak
Fiona Apple Talks to Audience About Her Drug Arrest
Tom Waits – Coming August 7
MGMT – Live on David Letterman (Full Performance) + MGMT Legal Dispute with Sarkozy over a song
Haim interested in politics? The girls dedicated song to Prime Minister David Cameron as they meet on politics TV show.
Gojira’s L’Enfant Sauvage: The European Tour 2012 [Part 2 & 3]
Watch Ryan Bingham performing “Hallelujah” Live at Gruene Hall + Free download of ‘Until I’m One with You’ – Single
Modern Drummers: Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers
The Strokes’ Julian mourns death of father John Casablancas, aged 70
The Most Overrated Rock Bands
Brian Jones – ‘A Story of Our Time’ BBC 1971
Pearl Jam: The Band in Pictures
Ex-Hole Guitarist Claims Kurt Cobain Was Recording Solo Album
Red Hot Chili Peppers to cover Led Zeppelin at Super Bowl s
Gojira, Winner of the Golden Gods 2013 Best Live Band
Arcade Fire Put Church Studio up for Sale, Asking $325,000 [£205,000]
Red Hot Chili Peppers have denied reports they will cover Led Zeppelin @ Barclays Center Concert
Why Actors Act Out – James Franco on Shia LaBeouf’s Recent Antics
Arctic Monkeys interview – Part 1, 2
Arctic Monkeys and Daft Punk among bookies’ favourites for NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas
Harley Streten, Australian prodigious producer
Gojira – Mario Duplantier Drum Solo @Babelec Festival
The Killers’ Brandon Flowers criticises ‘retarded’ US pop + The Killers reveal new song ‘Just Another Girl’ – listen
Folk singer Woody Guthrie singing aboard a subway train
Foo Fighters Are Coming Back with New Album, Says Guitarist
Upcoming Releases – November 2013 – February 2014
Ryan Adams’ Twangy ‘This Is 40′ Track Shines ‘Through The Dark’ on ‘Conan’
Explore Coachella 2013: Watch Two-Dimensional Panoramic Versions of 5 Videos
Not Fade Away: A Love Letter To Rock ‘N’ Roll
Videos: The Compose Yourself Songwriter Course
Facing Our Demons And Creating – The Creative Mind
Five Great Albums That Got Scrapped – Ask A Record Label
The Calling singer Alex Band reportedly kidnapped, beaten and left by train tracks after gig
Gone But Forever In Our Hearts
The Past: Winner of Golden Globe Award For Best Foreign Language Film
SXSW 2014 (March 7 – 16, 2014 • Austin, TX) announces a ton of more artists
The Naked And Famous unveil ‘Hearts Like Ours’ video – Watch
Amy Winehouse: only now can we glimpse her legacy
The Genius of Vladislav Solovjov – Two New Videos ‘ULTRA MONTAGE’ & ‘SPIDERBAIT – SHAZAM’!
An Open Letter to Rolling Stone
The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser announces debut solo LP
9-Year-Old Plays Banjo on David Letterman Show – Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
INXS Michael Hutchence’s hauntingly prophetic words, days before his death
Watch video ‘Recurrence’ by Vladislav Solovjov
Interview with Marc Ribot – The Village Voice
JOBS: Music Supervisor and Latin Rap Songs Needed for Short Film – Music Clout
A Perfect Circle to Release New Box Set ‘A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo’
My Bloody Valentine adds more dates to their WORLD TOUR, playing 2 nights at Hammerstein Ballroom!
Daft Punk – Money and Fame in this Bullshit Game for Life
The Kasabian Duo on Miley Cyrus
Album Review: Sam Smith – Nirvana EP
National Public Radio (NPR) Needs Your Support
Trent Reznor Blasts Grammys With ‘A Heartfelt F–k You’ Tweet
Q&A: Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon on Big Ambitions, Bonding With Fans
9 Ways To Be More Creative – The Creativity Post
US killer winter storm heading north
Actor & Musician River Phoenix’s Final Film ‘Dark Blood’ Gets September Premiere
Mark Knopfler soundtracks re-issue
Haim Drama @ Glastonbury: Haim bassist says she ‘almost died’ onstage at Glastonbury
Flashback: Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones Perform ‘Like a Rolling Stone’
Thom Yorke: Spotify is “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”
Alter Bridge – “The Uninvited” Live at the House of Blues, Oct. 4, 2013
Daring to Push the Boundaries of Creativity – The Creativity Post
St. Vincent, ‘St. Vincent’ – Hear individual tracks from the album
Riot grrrl: sexism and music journalism – Spectrum
Led Zeppelin: Vintage Footage Of The Band Performing LIVE in 1969
An Evening With Mark Knopfler
In Memoriam 2013: Gone but not forgotten
How To Be Creative | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios (Video) – The Creativity Post
The Killers rush from Wembley sold out gig to play tiny London club show – Listen to new song!
Liz Phair On Self-Titled Album – Interview
Ryan Adams’ concert in Brisbane
Arctic Monkeys rocked Webster Hall w/ Drowners (pics, videos and setlist)
Daft Punk: Wall Street Journal Award, Super Models, and Kids dressed as Daft Punk
Listen: St. Vincent’s new song, “Digital Witness”
The Strokes ‘Comedown Machine’ – Review
Palma Violets Interview – Chilli
MGMT @ Brooklyn’s Barclays Center – December 13, 2013
Rob Sheffield’s Bizarre Review of The Strokes New Album
Listen: Beck’s new song “Waking Light”
Awesome Performance by Foo Fighters for Super Bowl Week Bash
Watch “Echoes” directed by Special Problems + behind the scenes – Another Lexus short film
A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Rock Icon Bob Mould (trailer)
Pearl Jam – North American Tour This Fall
Ben Deily of The Lemonheads
The Killers show off their private jet , talk about their upcoming show at Wembley & more
20 Best-Selling Vinyl Albums Of The Last 20 Years
Album Review: Willis Earl Beal – A Place That Doesn’t Exist
Tom Waits’ Saddest Song: Kentucky Avenue, live at the BBC in 1978.
The Rolling Stones Rock Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City
Watch Tom Waits Perform @ Bridge School Benefit Concert over the weekend – the musician’s first live outing in all of five years.
Interview with GOJIRA frontman Joe Duplantier
The Strokes – Comedown Machine – (full album + playlist)
Awesome! – Unruly Hearts’ Top Views by Country for all days ending 2014-01-01
“Man on Fire” – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Interview + New York Gives a Cold Welcome to Pussy Riot delegation.
USA: Musician’s instruments confiscated and destroyed in airport – By Freemuse
The Paradox of Passion – By Reena Jana
Watch: The Strokes – I’ll Try Anything Once (Somewhere)
Pearl Jam Talk ‘Lightning Bolt’ + “Sirens” Official Music Video
River Phoenix the last 24 hrs – Documentary
“Like a portrait of someone in a bad situation”: An interview with Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie – Another great interview by Max Dax
Top Views by Country for 30 days ending 2014-01-31
Kings of Leon played Live @ Letterman Show for a packed crowd in NYC! [Exclusive Online Concerts)
Shia LaBeouf Wears Paper Bag While Promoting ‘Nymphomaniac’ in Berlin
The Effects of Music on the Brain – by NOVA
If You Have No Talent, Make a Sex Tape or be photographed suggestively wrapped in a bed sheet with Daddy
Fall 2013 Preview: MGMT’s new album ‘MGMT’ among the 26 Albums You Need to Hear
Jake Bugg, Shangri La – First Listen Track-By-Track
Irish Band The Strypes don’t take succes for granted – Interview
New Label Looking for Bands And Artists
Pussy Riot desperately tries to keep their dead meme alive with dumb Westerners – Via Hipster Runoff
“Everything is not OK”: An interview with MGMT
Bands On Rolling Stones – ‘They’re Going To Own Glastonbury’
10 Outstanding Performances @ Glastonbury 20013
Music Royalty Rocks Sandy Benefit Concert @ MSG in NYC
Heart’s Wilson Sisters and Jason Bonham’s Led Zep Experience will tour this summer together
Lineup Announced for Brooklyn’s Northside Festival 2013
Brian Eno – 1971-1977: The Man Who Fell to Earth
Cannes Film Festival: Beyond Memories – Lexus Short Films (+ Behind the scenes)
Dr. Feelgood Terrify France
Listen: Ryan Bingham — “Until I’m One With You” + Interview
Cut Copy, ‘Lights & Music’: NPR Music Front Row
Preparing To Split, The Beat Decide To Save It For Later
Arcade Fire – “Reflektor” Video Directed By Anton Corbijn
Tom Waits (Rockpalast 1977) [15]. Tom Troubert’s Blues (full concert)
Q&A: Adam X On Being Known As A Producer Instead Of A DJ, The Importance Of Mixing It Up, And Berlin’s Energy
Gojira – L’enfant Sauvage – video
Arctic Monkeys headline Friday at Glastonbury
The Biggest Idiots of 2013
Watch Johnny Marr and Jake Bugg duet at London Royal Albert Hall gig
Daft Punk Shooting Video In NYC RIGHT NOW
Ryan Adams Producing and Drumming on New Lemonheads Album
Arctic Monkeys refer to Brits controversy at NME Awards: ‘I used my best shit last week’
Gojira Joe Duplantier im Interview (2012, Rock Im Park) –
Jim Morrison Documentary Begins Production
Listen to Led Zeppelin’s unreleased demo tapes for Physical Graffiti
Live Review: St. Vincent at New York’s Terminal 5 (2/26)
Sexism in music journalism – By Suzannah Weiss [Noorigin]
Ryan Adams with Cardinals in London (1/2)
Interview- TLOBF: Two Door Cinema Club + Band Video Performing @ Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver – October 25, 2013
Neil Young @ Carnegie Hall – Awesome concert film!
Black Keys, Band of Horses, John Legend to Play Super Bowl Week Shows + Auerbach’s Divorce
Walking Dead Producer Loves Tom Waits, Bob Dylan
Arctic Monkeys cover The Beatles at their biggest ever US gig
Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix,Vampire Weekend, Portishead, Rolling Stones, More Set for Glastonbury
Bryce Dessner of The National & The Long Count – Interview
Bands That Changed The Sound That Made Them Famous
Pearl Jam’s Concert @ Madison Square Garden, NYC
Atoms For Peace – AMOK + Radiohead documentary 10/10
Should 66-Year-Old Cher Be Wearing an Outfit Like This?
Is Fashion Racist?
Heart: Fanatic – Album Review
The Untold Story Of A Great American Band: Pearl Jam Twenty (12 videos)
Unruly Hearts YouTube Channel: Gojira’s L’Enfant Sauvage Video
After the Show: The Many Faces of the Creative Performer – The Creativity Post
An Ex-Byrd’s Album Is Given New Flight – The NYT
Matt Taibbi Quits Rolling Stone to Join Omidyar’s First Look Media
St. Vincent On Her New Album – Interview + Videos
Damon Albarn Solo LP ‘Everyday Robots’ Inspired by Elephants, Eno.
Rap Lyrics on Trial
Get Ready Music Lovers: Upcoming Music Releases 2014
The iconic L.A. ‘X’ punk band – The Unheard Music: Silver Edition [short film]
Nicolas Jaar Boiler Room NYC DJ Set at Clown & Sunset x RBMA Takeover
DIKERS – Casi nunca llueve (Almost never rains) – Video
Avalve Rec Announce Shadowboxer’s Debut Album Deaf Dumb Blind & Mute – Released Today!
NEW VIDEO: Green Day – “X-Kid” – Album: ¡TRE!
The Strange Death of Gram Parsons: 1973
‘Take Me Home’ – Tom Waits’ song from soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola film ‘One From The Heart’
How rock concerts work – Tech Hive
California Punk Trio Green Day to create mobile game franchise
Primal Scream play hit-packed set at Brixton Academy show
Gojira’s Joe Duplantier habla sobre la destrucción del hábitat marino
New Releases From Danish Indie Platform Avalve Rec
Watch: Daft Punk and Ron Burgundy tour Amsterdam, eat cupcakes
Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace shakes up Brooklyn’s Barclays Center
Interview with The Killers + New Album & Runaways Video
Polock | Fireworks | A ‘BlackXS Live Sound’ Take Away Show
Awesome Bells Music Video by Stuart Sinclair
L’Osservatore Romano Releases “Decent Best Rock Albums List”
Bertsolari Txapelketa Nagusia 2013 – Zorionak guztioi!
UK Based Independent Label Considering New House Music Artists
The Best 90 Minutes of My Life – Thurston Moore
Tame Impala & Opening Act The Growl @ NYC Terminal 5 – Galleries
Awesome Video: Turn up the volume, turn off the lights and make full screen.
Beautiful Minds – Schizotypy, Flow, and the Artist’s Experience
Film Comment’s Essential Cinema: “Gravity”
Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard Talks Solo Album ‘Moonlander’ and His ‘Gospel of Not Knowing’
Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge Interviewed in Australia and Paris
Fred Mills: Remembering Joe Strummer (interview)
Characteristics of Highly Creative People
Foo Fighters Are Cooking Their Eighth Album
Muse Rock Madison Square Garden
A Reminder: New York band Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ gig tonight @ Barclays Center + Karen O. interview
New Band: Divus (Switzerland)
Watch Alter Bridge Perform ‘Addicted To Pain’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO) From New Album
First Listen: Warpaint, ‘Warpaint’
Jack White – Live from Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012
Tom Waits – ‘Lie to Me’ 
Guns ‘N’ Roses’ Brilliant Disaster
Yeah Yeah Yeahs played Barclays Center (pics & setlist)
Disney’s Maleficient: Anyone cares that Disney is still raping the library and not being original?
Unruly Hearts’ Top Posts for all days ending 2014-01-01
Unruly Hearts Top Posts for 30 days ending 2014-02-01
Alex Turner bans his mum from coming to festivals Arctic Monkeys play
Half Moon Run, a band not to be missed – Watch video ‘Full Circle’
Video: Primal Scream – Goodbye Johnny [Released by the band Nov 3, 2013)
Watch Tom Waits Join The Rolling Stones for “Little Red Rooster”
Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear Band New Album ‘Shields’ – review (Warp)
90.3fm Radio Segment Seeking New Music Jul 06, 2012 – Music Clout
Lana Del Rey’s New Short Film ‘Tropico’ Is So Bad It Might Be Good
Thom Yorke – Interview
Pop Act Haim’s big push to stardom + video premiere for new single ‘The Wire’
Old Slayer and Fresh Fruit: Gojira Frontman Joe Duplantier’s Metal Musts
Gojira “L’Enfant Sauvage” Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars
The Strokes: Their music is beautiful anger
Watch Daft Punk Preview “Give Life Back to Music” Song on Their Spaceship
Is Your Band Having Issues? Ask Lola Palizza For Advice
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – Barclays Center
An All-Star Grammy Tribute To Joe Strummer
Watch Tame Impala @ KCRW Studios – 2013-04-11 Morning Becomes Eclectic
Listen to new Arctic Monkeys: “2013″
Literature in Songs: Romeo and Juliet, Dire Straits LIVE (On the Night, 1993) HD
Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County – music & lyrics by John Mellencamp
2014 Grammy Nominations? It’s All About Extra Flash and Fanfare, Baby!
The National: A New York Institution
The Most Exciting Bands of 2013
Lollapalooza 2013 day 1 review (Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Father John Misty, Ghost B.C. & more)
The Tragic End For Iranian Rockers Seeking Musical Freedom In The U.S.

Band to Watch: Alpine

Alpine band

Alpine band

A is for Alpine, six friends from Melbourne who make bold, twinkling, sophisticated pop music. Their debut almost-self-titled record is a collection of vibrant songs that shimmer and shine with colourful harmonies and inventive melodies. Featuring the dual vocals of front women Phoebe Baker and Lou James, Christian O’Brien on guitar, Ryan Lamb on bass, Tim Royall on keys and Phil Tucker on drums, Alpine traverse diverse themes, ideas and sounds on the album, always assured, but never quite taking themselves too seriously.

No strangers to the benefits of shared ideas and the collaborative process, Alpine’s own methods for song writing reflect the strong and respectful working relationship they had with Hume. They take their time to write, with input coming from each band member as the process moves in a circular motion.

Since forming, Alpine have toured with the likes of Kimbra, Sia, Cloud Control, The Jezabels, The Naked And Famous and Matt Corby to name but a few, and have graced festivals across the country including Splendour In The Grass, Southbound and Falls Festival. They were invited to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas in 2012 and surely must be able to claim some kind of record for playing 10 shows in a mere three days.

2013 ARIA Awards: Tame Impala, Flume win big

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Tame Impala scored Album Of The Year with Lonerism!

BREAKTHROUGH electronic artist Flume and rock travellers Tame Impala have confirmed their arrival as homegrown superstars while Guy Sebastian finally broke his drought at the 2013 ARIA Awards.

Tame Impala, who closed the night with their swirling psychedelia and topped international critics lists last year, scored the prestigious Album Of The Year with Lonerism, as well as Best Group and Best Rock Album.

Perth rock outfit Tame Impala have been announced as the winner of the 2013 ARIA Award in the category of Best Album for their 2012 sophomore effort, Lonerism, which netted the band some of their biggest hits in the forms of singles Elephant and Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.

The band were up against some of the biggest names in Australian music, including Birds Of Tokyo, who were nominated for their album March Fires, Guy Sebastian for Armageddon, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds for Push The Sky Away, and favourite to win, Flume for his self-titled debut.

The band also took home the awards for Best Rock Album and Best Group, and were nominated in the category of Best Australian Live Act for their ‘Lonerism Tour’, losing out to Guy Sebastian. The band were also one of the scheduled performers for the ceremony.

You can see a full list of winners for the ARIA Awards 2013 below, amongst the other winners for the night included Flume, and the first winner of Australian Idol – Guy Sebastian, who both also won several awards.

The band made a memorable speech thanking their crew for “doing things while we sitting around eating soft cheese.”

Harley Streten wins bing at 2013 ARIA Awards

Flume is the stage name of 22 yr-old Harley Edward Streten, an Australian electronic music instrumentalist, producer and DJ. His debut self-titled album was released on 9 November 2012, which peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and No. 13 in New Zealand.

There was a lot of love in the room for Flume, who added Best Male, Dance Album and Breakthrough Artist to his Producer Of The Year award.

Flume, aka Harley Streten, joked he won Best Male and said “the coolest thing is I’m a producer, I don’t even sing.” Streten, 22, had even researched that no non-singer had ever won the award.




Best Male

Best Dance Album

Breakthrough Artist – Release

Producer Of The Year



Album Of The Year

Best Group

Best Rock Album



Best Pop Release

Best Australian Live Act



Best Independent Release

Best Adult Contemporary Album



Best Female Artist



ARIA Song Of The Year



Best Blues and Roots Album



Best Children’s Album



(triple j)

Best Comedy Release



Best Country Album



Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album



Best Urban Album



Best Video

Directed by Christopher Frey



Best International Artist


ARIA Hall Of Fame


ARIA Industry Icon Award