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Discoveries: Norma Tanega : Music on Web Wombat Entertainment Discoveries: Norma Tanega

It’s one of those times where you feel silly for not knowing about someone already; when you feel like it was your civic duty as a music-lover to know every singer and strummer on the good green Earth, and you have failed, because you missed someone, and now must make amends. It is not possible, of course, to keep up with the constant cycle of music that passes us every day like a speeding train, but it’s nice when something pops out of the musical ether to dazzle you. For me, at the moment, that person is Norma Tanega. Read More ...

 

Connie Converse - How Sad, How Lovely: Music on Web WombatConnie Converse - How Sad, How Lovely

The name may not mean much to you right now, but it soon will. Not because you’ll catch her on any upcoming festival line-ups (you won’t) or find her new music video on Rage last at night, but because Connie Converse’s story is just as interesting as her music. It’s one of a soft-hearted but troubled young woman, who left the world with a few beautiful recordings, then disappeared forever... Read More ...

 

1999: A Great Year : Music on Web Wombat Entertainment 1999: A Great Year

Having gone back to reexamine the 90s as often as I do, I can solidly and resolutely confirm this: 1999 was a goddamn king’s feast of pop music. Sure, other stuff was happening (The Sopranos debuts, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon, the Kosovo War ends), but some of the biggest pop stars also launched their careers in this fateful year (Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera), and, possibly, the oncoming millennium was scaring everybody into leaving the world with the most fun and silly music they could muster. Read More ...

 

Looking Back: Jagged Little Pill : Music on Web WombatLooking Back: Jagged Little Pill

I’ll admit, Alanis Morissette doesn’t take up the space in my brain that she used to. It was only after I read that she had become an Agony Aunt for The Guardian that I realised I hadn’t listened to her songs- music that used to define my life- in a long time. Alanis feels like an old friend (hence why she will be, un-journalistically, referred to by her first name in this piece) and I know that, even when we don’t talk for a while, she’s in my mind somewhere. Read More ...

 

The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness : Music on Web Wombat EntertainmentThe Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness: Review

This second album by Canadian performer The Weeknd (Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) came out last year, but it was only when I first heard single In The Night that I fell madly in love with his voice, and this new bulwark of pop/R&B. The album has a bevy of solid pop writers and producers under the bonnet, like pop lords Max Martin (Katy Perry, golden era Britney Spears, Taylor Swift) and Savan Kotecha (Kesha, Ariana Grande), who work alongside Tesfaye to create Beauty Behind the Madness, a decent follow-up to 2013’s studio debut, Kiss Land. Read More ...

 

New Years Ever Playlists for Every Party : Music on Web WombatNew Years' Eve Playlists For Every Party

There’s going to be all manner of parties going on this New Years Eve, and they’re all going to need a soundtrack. Ever been sitting in a room with other human beings when music wasn’t playing? It’s a nightmare. Take your friend Dibbo’s advice and harness the power of 90s pop/ cheesy nu-metal/ Mariah to kick your party in gear ... whatever gear that may be. Read More ...

 

My Christmas Carols : Music on Web Wombat EntertainmentMy Christmas Carols

Have you ever watched Carols by Candlelights as an adult? That show is insane. I mean, Christmas is more or less a holiday reserved for children, but having to sit through those nauseating Xmas songs that are the Official Soundtrack of the World for a month of the year...it’s too much. Christmas means different things to everybody and I have put together an aural feast of my Christmas feelings. Season’s Greetings, ya’ll! Read More ...

 

Top Five Beyonce Experiences : Music on Web WombatTop Five Beyonce Experiences

We should consider ourselves so lucky that we are living in a time and place where we have Beyoncé. Unlike icons from the past - Monroe, Hepburn, Cleopatra - we share the same planet with Beyoncé Knowles. Should she end up in our town, we could go and experience her magic and enchantment in the flesh. Generations will look back, after you and I and Bey are all long gone, and consider us lucky. Read More ...

 

Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy: A Country Playlist : Music on Web Wombat EntertainmentKeep My Skillet Good and Greasy: A Country Playlist

I recall almost making a date with a gorgeous young man on an internet dating site; he seemed just dandy until I got to his musical tastes: "I love everything except hip-hop and country". Ugh, delete. Besides being an dumb, clichéd way to enjoy media and culture, it was depressing to think that he had missed out on so much excellent music, simply because country music had/has a stereotype of being old-fashioned, right-wing and/or depressing. Read More ...

 

Some Podcasts You Should Be Listening To : Music on Web WombatSome Podcasts You Should Be Listening To 

There’s a million and one podcasts out there now, so Lisa has compiled a small essential list, for varying tastes and humours. Get your ears around a few of these! Read More ...

 

Songs To Get Dumped To : Music on Web Wombat EntertainmentSongs To Get Dumped To

Feeling the burn? You’re going to need something to listen to as you wander beside the ocean morosely, or devour 12-13 donuts without stopping, so here’s a little list to get you through the nasty break. Read More ...

 

Top 5 Moments from Billy Joels Uptown Girl Video : Music on Web Wombat Top Five Moments from Billy Joel's Uptown Girl Video

Rexamining a pop classic. Hand picking just a few cherished moments from a pop classic. Top 5 Moments from Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” Video. Read More ...

 

In Defence of the Power Ballad : Music on Web Wombat EntertainmentIn Defence of the Power Ballad

First up: I totally dig the most naff tunes you can muster. I don’t believe in such thing as a “guilty pleasure” and wear all my tastes - cheesy, weird or horrid to you - with pride. What’s the point of loving something ironically? What good can come of exorcising whole swathes of art/joy from your scope, for no other reason than schoolyard gags or cultural cringe? It’s juvenile and you’re missing out on a lot of pleasure in your life, friend. But onto the fun bit: the part where I get to listen to music I love and tell you how much I love it. Read More ...

 

Josh Pyke - But For All These Shrinking Hearts : Music on Web WombatA Spring Playlist

With Spring arriving in Melbourne town, I'm pretty happy to see the back end of Winter - so much so that I am loading up my iPod with a proper Sunny Day Playlist for all those road trips I am sure to take and quirky picnics I am sure to go on.... Read More ...

 

A 2000s Playlist For Your Health : Music on Web Wombat EntertainmentA 2000s Playlist For Your Health

I know the 90s are back in a big way right now (very #ontrend), but let's not forget about the idyllic and intriguing time that followed it; the early 2000s. The new millenium/Willenium! What a time to be alive! No Y2K, no more raver pants, just good, clean ... actually what were the early 2000s all about? Who knows, but who cares, because here's some bangers for your reminiscing time. Read More ...

 

Josh Pyke - But For All These Shrinking Hearts : Music on Web WombatJosh Pyke - But For All These Shrinking Hearts : Album Review
Josh Pyke’s most recent album is everything you’ve come to love about him thus far; sombre Sunday morning wonderings, bittersweet poetry, soaring chords in places to surprise you. The album shows a calming in Pyke, I think; as if the songs were written in an introspective time. By a large bay window looking out to the sea, or in a sunny, dusty paddock under a pergola.  Read More ...
 

The Best of Disney : Music on Web Wombat EntertainmentThe Best of Disney : A Web Wombat Playlist

Admit it - there's a place in your heart for at least one Disney song. Presumably it's a relic from your childhood that you catch a bar of in a JB HiFi or, if you're like me, part of your regular rotation of tunes. To take you for a walk down memory lane, or a scamper through nightmare crescent, I've compiled a definitive playlist for you. Add this to your morning commute for instant joy. Read More ...

 

Redgum - Caught in the Act : Music on Web WombatRedgum : Caught in the Act

Saturday was ‘Family Day’. Saturdays meant a series of relatives pouring into my grandmother’s house; it meant watching videotapes and eating jam sandwiches with my cousins while the adults drank beer and told loud stories. When I wasn’t exploring the local creek (it lay at the foot of my nana’s backyard and we were constantly on the lookout for brown snakes hidden in the laundry) or smashing cans (not drinking them, but literally smashing them with a brick; Nana would give me a dollar to smash up the copious amounts of beer cans that they would get through so they’d fit in the bin easier), I was listening to whatever music my uncle had on. Read More ...

 

Leslie Hall - Songs in the Key of Gold : Album Review : Music on Web Wombat EntertainmentLeslie Hall - Songs in the Key of Gold : Album Review

Look, I know this album is a year and a half old now, but I don’t care. I only just discovered Leslie Hall and I need you all to as well. Read More ...

 

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A cute cat and a stuffed alpaca recreate some of the most classic scenes from Hollywood romance movies, and it's adorable! Read More ...

 

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Looking raw and rugged, the beginning of Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns solo career looks out of this world. Read More ...

 

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First there was his "historic" teaming of the remaining members of Nirvana for Dave Grohl's Sound City film... and now he's joined forces with pop R&B's hottest acts: Kayne West and Rhianna! Read More ...

 

Sia - Elastic HeartSia: Elastic Heart

The official video for "Elastic Heart" is directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, and features Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler in an intense choreographed dance by Ryan Heffington. Read More ...

 

Yeo - Secret Powers (featuring Yule Post) Music Video - music Yeo - Secret Powers (featuring Yule Post): Music Video

The newest single from one of Australia's most in demand new talents: Yeo. The clip is so simple, you''ll be annoyed you didn't think of it first! Read More ...

 

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To celebrate the station kicked off it's year long celebration with an unprecedented concert event that saw some of the coolest artists spanning the decades team up for some amazing live performances. Read More ...

 

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The soundtrack is stellar and features tracks from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood (who has composed almost all of the music) plus an official unreleased Radiohead ditty. Read More ...

 

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The newest single from one of Australia's most in demand new talents: Yeo. The clip is so simple, you''ll be annoyed you didn't think of it first! Read More ...

 

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The 28th ARIA Awards is where the Australian music industry joins with music fans across the country to celebrate a year of hard work and money making. Read More ...

 

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Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" celebrates it's 30th year with a new group of singers releasing the song just in time for Christmas! Read More ...

 

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Everyone stop what you're doing. The song of the summer has arrived and demands your full attention. Read More ...

 

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At the 10th Annual J Awards, Double J and triple j Unearthed celebrated with a massive party at Howler honouring the best from Australia for 2014. Read More ...

 

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You start turning down your iPod volume to zero just in case other people on the train can't hear the noise of the next song blasting out of your earphones. The song that's blasting? Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off".. Read More ...

 

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This year the voting was intense, with an interactive app that allowed audience members to make their voices heard via the Audience Choice Award. The award winners were as follows. Read More ...

 

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It's a new angle for a band once best known for their snappy suits (long before Little Red were doing it, but slightly after The Beatles did it) and now they're taking ait a step further by venturing into the realm of protest songs. Read More ...

 

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Following up the slow burn hit "Heart of Daisies", the girl with a million letters in her last name Yuko Nishiyama has finally graced us with her presence by releasing another single from her debut album "Parade". Read More ...

 

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"Booty" is the brand new track from Jennifer Lopez, arguably famous just as much for her rump as for her genuinely impressive musical and theatrical credits, and the clip leaves very little to the imagination. Read More ...

 

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Hailing from Dunedin in New Zealand, Electro / art combo Scapegoat MERCY are fast making a name for themselves both in their home country and across the pond. Read More ...

 

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Listen to the first single from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds second solo album called "Chasing Yesterday". Read More ...

 

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His latest single is called "Sober", and while it's far from his most polished piece, it's quite possibly his most smooth and soulful to date. Read More ...

 

5 songs you didnt know were written by sia Music Feature: 5 Songs You Didn't Know Were Written By Sia

Sia was the mastermind behind Rhianna's 2012 worldwide smash "Diamonds". Not only did she lay down the lyrics for the song, it's also rumoured she wrote the song in just fourteen minutes. Read More ...

 

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Despite the inconsistencies of the download reports, this massive rollout of U2's album means that first week album sales anywhere between the 450,000 and 500,000 unit mark Read More ...

 

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Pearce, who has spent almost two decades carving himself an eclectic and credible career in Hollywood joins a long list of actors-turned-musicians. Read More ...

 

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For those who couldn't get access to cable network MTV to see the show, here's the full list of award winners and highlights from the 2014 MTV VMA. Read More ...

 

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There are some great names on offer in 2015 aside from headline acts in Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slipknot - with the second tier acts some of the most impressive in several years. Read More ...

 

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Nicki Minaj gives Drake a lap dance in her new music clip for the song "Anaconda", what happens next will shock you... Read More ...

 

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A killer line up including the "it" band of the year The War On Drugs - but more than that... there's some pretty cool "experiences" on offer at Meredith this year too. Read More ...

 

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Directed & Produced by Zachary McSweeney, Co-Directed & Produced by Rromarin Rayn and taken from the 'Infinite Ecstatic' EP. Read More ...

 

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The song has become such a pivotal part of the Zeitgeist that it's now being parodied by President Barack Obama, well, kind of. Read More ...

 

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Early bird tickets have already sold out, but tickets are "officially" going on sale soon for the festival which will continue its two-day format across Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane. Read More ...

 

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The latest slow-burning musical zeitgeist figurehead is Californian born singer / song writer / guitarist Blake Mills. Read More ...

 

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We dig through the archives, blow the dust off the record box and relive some of the greatest and most influential bootleg albums of all time.  Read More ...

 

 

 

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