Hilltop Hoods

  1. ‘Flume’ Wins Australia’s J Award

    November 22, 2013 5:37 AM EST Flume’s irresistible rise to the top is near complete with the electronic music producer today winning the J Award for his debut self-titled album. “Flume” beat out recordings from the likes of the Drones, RUFUS, Cloud Control, Jagwar Ma and Big S ...

  2. Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic Win Big at APRA Music Awards

    June 18, 2013 5:47 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits wit ...

  3. Tame Impala Takes Home Australia's J Award; Mushroom Group's Michael Gudinski Hosts Birthday Bash

    November 26, 2012 12:29 PM EST Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle (left) partied on Monday night with Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski, Tina Brandle and Mushroom Music Publishing managing director Ian James. Psychedelic revivalists Tame Impala on Frid ...

  4. Australian Rapper 360 Leads Gotye, The Jezabels In 2012 ARIA Awards Nominations

    October 04, 2012 10:46 AM EDT Australian rapper 360 With six nominations, Australian rapper 360 has his rivals in a spin ahead of the ARIA Awards, to be held Nov. 29 in Sydney. Gotye and Jezabels are a touch behind with five nominations apiece. The Melbourne-born 360 -- otherw ...

  5. Australia's Homebake Fest Off In 2010

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of Australia's best-recognized festival brands Homebake will skip a year, the apparent victim of a headliner shortage. Australia's super-competitive festivals market is experiencing a dearth of top-shelf international and domestic ta ...

  6. Empire Of The Sun Wins 4 ARIAs

    November 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Empire of the Sun shone brightest at the ARIA Awards in Sydney, where the psychedelic newcomers picked up four awards including best group and the coveted album of the year gong. New Zealand-born pop artist Ladyhawke and veteran rockers AC/DC each ...

  7. Australia’s Great Escape Festival Cancelled

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Great Escape Festival, due to be staged Oct. 4 and 5 outside Sydney, has been cancelled. The festival's promoter Mi5 cited "unexpectedly low ticket sales" in a statement issued today (Aug. 8). Tickets priced $180 Au ...

  8. Noise Pollution Fine For Big Day Out

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia's annual Big Day Out festival has been fined for excessive noise levels. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Creative Festival Entertainment A$5,500 ($5,186.47) after the festival organizers twice allowed the volume to ...

  9. Australian Music Prize Nominees Unveiled

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Drones, the inaugural winners of the Australian Music Prize in 2006, are back in contention for this year's event. A long list of 25 finalists has been unveiled from the 200 entries received for the Amp 2006, which honors outstanding crea ...

  10. Hilltop Hoods Win At Inaugural AIR Awards

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods won two awards at the inaugural Australian Independent Record Labels Assn. chart awards, held Wednesday (Nov. 29) at the Blacket Hotel in Sydney. The South Australia act took out independent artist of the year while its ...

  11. Hilltop Hoods Win At Inaugural AIR Awards

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods won two awards at the inaugural Australian Independent Record Labels Assn. chart awards, held Wednesday (Nov. 29) at the Blacket Hotel in Sydney. Hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods won two awards at the inaugural Australian Inde ...

  12. Aussie Debutants Light Up ARIA Nominations

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal trio Wolfmother, rock band Powderfinger's singer Bernard Fanning, alternative rockers Eskimo Joe and crossover hip hop posse Hilltop Hoods notched up five nominations each for the Australi Heavy metal trio Wolfmother, rock band Po ...

  13. Global Pulse

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Becoming the first domestic hip-hop act to top the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s album chart has forced a swift reappraisal of priorities for Hilltop Hoods. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Becoming the first domestic hip-hop act to t ...

  14. Aussie Acts Make Chart History

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two Aussie acts made Australian chart history this week. Hilltop Hoods became the first domestic hip hop act to reach the top spot of the ARIA albums chart when their fourth set "The Hard Road" (Obese Aussie acts Hilltop Hoods and Youth ...