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Primal Scream
First International
Released May 13, 2013

British indie rockers Primal Scream are best known for Screamadelica, the breakout dance-crossover album that embraced ravers in a sweaty bear hug in 1991 and left them in a state of blissed-out awe.

Live in K-Town
Random Hand
Bomber Music
April 1, 2013

West Yorkshire ska band Random Hand blend hardcore, reggae, punk and dub with plenty of politics. Bassist-vocalist Joe Tilston, who is also a critically-acclaimed solo folk artist, talked to Green Left’s Mat Ward about their new live album.


A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Snoop Lion Defaces Defenceless Barack Obama With New Snoopify App

Unmanned Drones To Deliver Delicious Beverage Relief To Punters At Music Festival

As I Lay Dying Singer Arrested Under Suspicion Of Hiring Hitman To Kill Wife

Rapper Lauryn Hill Sentenced To 3 Months Jail For Unpaid Taxes

Singer Charli XCX Says Sexism Makes Collaborations Tough

Lately it seems that we can’t get away from the hard, simple fact that art requires labour — both in the actual creation and in the conditions that make it possible.

Where there’s labour there’s normally a lot of hard work and sacrifice. And where there’s hard work and sacrifice, there’s normally some bastard at the top looking to squeeze as much as they can out of those of us who actually work.

Much as some of us would love to act like art exists in a separate realm from all of this, it doesn’t.

Deep Thought EP
April 5, 2013

Rapper Caper slams the Native Title Act as a "white bible" on his latest release.

The Narungga emcee, who has worked as a Native Title field officer in South Australia for the past 10 years, raps on his track "The Writing's On The Wall":

A lot of misconceptions about us owning land
We don’t own any, man
I work for Native Title
The government is a rival
Assholes with a white bible

The Campaign
Kings Konekted
Class A Records
April 19, 2013

Kings Konekted have just released some of the choicest cuts in Australian hip-hop - and they were inspired by some of the whackest cuts in Australian politics.

The Brisbane b-boys' new EP The Campaign paints a pretty gritty picture of life under cost-cutting Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

A selection of this week's politically-relevant celebrity news...

Rebel Diaz Arts Collective finds new home

Cuban video game recreates revolutionary history

Pussy Riot member denied early release from prison:

Hear the new Neon Neon concept album about Italian publisher and leftwing activist Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

Rapper Danny Brown Gets Oral Sex On Stage, Continues Rapping

A selection of this week's celebrity news...

Talib Kweli: Rapper says of Boston bombing, 'violence begets violence'.

Lauryn Hill To Record New Music To Pay Tax Bill?

Yoko Ono To Unveil Not-For-Profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

Flavor Flav Court Hearing Postponed For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Rolf Harris Named As Man Arrested In British Sex Abuse Case

A selection of this week's celebrity news...

Fall Out Boy To Donate Ticket Sales To Boston Bombing Victims

Angela Betzien talks about her play on how communities are hit by mining

Musicians Send Their Love To Boston In Wake Of Marathon Bombing

BBC Refuses To Play 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead' In Countdown

Justin Bieber Hopes Anne Frank Would Have Been A "Belieber"

The Bryte Side Of Life
Too Solid / MGM
April 5, 2013

Bryte's new album, The Bryte Side Of Life, may urge his listeners to think positive, but it's not all sweetness and light. The Aboriginal rapper has lost none of the political bite that snarled from his award-winning first album, Full Stop, four years ago.

The Perth-based performing poet kicks off his latest long-player with "World On Strike", a rallying call for global industrial action.


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