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Plug Into AC/DC — Now on Rdio!

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We are thrilled to welcome the deep catalogue of AC/DC, Australia’s greatest hard rock import of all time, to Rdio — it’s now streaming for the first time!

The group’s 17 studio albums, four live albums and two soundtracks are all here, starting from 1975’s debut High Voltage and running all the way to last year’s Rock or Bust. This is an influential and extensive discography that has allowed AC/DC to sell more than 200 million albums across the world.

Don’t miss iconic releases like Highway to Hell, featuring the late great vocalist Bon Scott; Back in Black the band’s bestseller which is also happens to be of the top selling albums of all time; and the monster number one album Black Ice the band’s first chart-topper in over two decades.

Let there be rock in your ears!

∞  06/30/2015 — 9:26AM

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 9:26AM in Music, News |

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Rdio Presents BAD // DREEMS 'Dogs At Bay' Tour

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Rdio is proud to present Adelaide band BAD//DREEMS on tour.

Fresh off the back of a 12 date run of the UK and a sold out East Coast tour of Australia, the rough and ready rockers will be hitting the road this coming September and October. Sydney newcomers Green Buzzard will be joining them on their romp around the country.

The band are also set to release their highly anticipated debut LP 'Dogs at Bay', on August 21st. Recorded with iconic producer Mark Opitz (AC/DC, The Angels, INXS, Cold Chisel) and Colin Wynne it follows previous breakthrough singles ‘Dumb Ideas’ and ‘Cuffed and Collared’ as well as new single 'Hiding To Nothing'

Tickets for the 'Dogs At Bay' Tour go on sale Friday July 3rd at 9am - for further info head to www.baddreems.com

TOUR DATES

*All Shows are 18+

Fri 25th September - Adelaide - Fowler's Live

Fri 9th October - Sydney - Oxford Art Factory

Fri 16th October - Brisbane - Woolly Mammoth

Sat 17th October - Gold Coast - Miami Shark Bar, Minimum Wage Club

Sat 24th October - Melbourne - Northcote Social Club

Fri 30th October - Fremantle - The Odd Fellow

Sat 31st October - Perth - Amplifier Bar

∞  06/30/2015 — 9:11AM

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 9:11AM in Events, Exclusives, Music, News |

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New Music Weekly - June 29th, 2015

Step right up, we've got a newly updated New Music Weekly playlist just for you.

Take in the key offerings from this week’s heavy hitters (described in the Playlist Notes below) and discover some acts that may be new to you.

And if you still can't get enough fresh sounds, hop over to the Rdio New Releases page to hear these full albums and discover even more new music.

PLAYLIST NOTES

Taking Back Sunday - Rdio Session

Long Island rockers Taking Back Sunday cover Tom Petty and provide track-by-track commentary for the latest in Rdio’s exclusive live series.

Tori Kelly -'Unbreakable Smile'4

She's come a long way from Youtube - A delightful power pop debut that showcases the rising artist's magnificent voice and writing prowess.

Trey Songz - 'Trigga Reloaded'

Doubling down on his 2014 album 'Trigga', the seventh long player from the rapper features Ty Dolla $ign, Nicki Minaj, Justin Beiber & more.

Refused - Freedom

The fourth studio album from the Swedish hardcore punk band and the first to be released since breaking up in 1998. A formidably weird assault from a truly great band.

Retiree - 'This Place'

The Sydney four-piece drop a smooth and wistful EP that is equal parts lush, thoughtful melody and meditative tropical rhythm.

∞  06/29/2015 — 11:07AM

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 11:07AM in Music |

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Exclusive: Taking Back Sunday Rocks Our Rdio Session

Long Island rockers Taking Back Sunday are the latest to do the Rdio Sessions honours and perform a live set for your ears only!

Recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, the four-song set is performed by the band’s classic lineup and features commentary for each track, including a playful cover of Tom Petty’s 'Yer So Bad'.

Explore more exclusive editions on the Rdio Sessions Station!

∞  06/23/2015 — 6:07PM

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New Music Weekly - June 22nd, 2015

The latest New Music Weekly playlist will introduce you to the absolute best tunes that have just dropped, including albums from UK grunge indie kids Wolf Alice and Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning, new EP's from Aussie EDM producer Japanese Wallpaper, indie pop lass NONIE and hardcore heavy hitters Every Time I Die plus a ton of awesome singles from Raury, Foals, The Paper Kites, Chet Faker.

Here’s some good news and even better news: You can subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to receive it automatically each week and visit the Rdio New Releases page to hear these full albums and browse the complete collection.

PLAYLIST NOTES

Golden Features - 'XXIV'

The masked beat-maker's EP is a 4-track triumph. Brooding bass lines and dark house have never sounded so good.

Oh Mercy - 'When We Talk About Love'

The fourth studio outing for Alex Gow sees him return to a signature accoustic sound with raw, confessional and cool melancholy lyrics at the forefront.

Everything Everything - 'Get To Heaven'

Third studio album from the Manchester-based indie pop & art rock band produced by Stuart Price (Scissor Sisters, Kylie Minogue, Hard-Fi). A masterful piece of pop invention.

Ben Browning - 'Turns'

The debut solo effort from the Cut Copy bassist is a cruisy, electronic pop affair.

Leon Bridges - 'Coming Home'

A modest and tender debut LP rom the Texas gospel/soul singer. Studied and nostalgic, but also immediate and emotionally true.

∞  06/21/2015 — 10:20PM

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Get Higher Audio Quality With Rdio Select

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If the sound of a great song played with exceptional audio quality gets you buzzing, you’ll love what Rdio Select has on offer.

Rdio Select brings you an immense array of stations playing your favourite artists and tunes to your mobile, all with your choice of audio quality. So if you’re an audiophile who likes their music delivered with crystal clear sound, Rdio Select has you covered.

You’ll have access to four levels of audio quality, all the way up to the stunning clarity of 320 kbps sound, allowing you to hear every element and every intricacy of your favourite artists and producers, from Ed Sheeran to Flying Lotus.

Rdio Select makes listening to high-quality music on your mobile device easier and cheaper than ever, all for just $5.99 per month. Get your first 60 days free.

∞  06/17/2015 — 7:17PM

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Tune In With No Ads & No Skip Limits On Rdio Select

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Love music but hate interruptions? With Rdio Select, an endless stream of songs await you on your mobile device, with zero ads and zero skip limits.

With an Rdio Select subscription, you can listen to countless stations built around your favourite artists, songs, genres and more on your smartphone or tablet, and all without any ads, so whether you’re commuting to work, school or anywhere else, you can put on your headphones and unwind without stopping. Plus, there are no limits on how many songs you can skip, letting you change tracks as often as you like so you can find always something to suit your mood.

When you’re at your computer, you’ll have full access the the massive library of tunes available through Rdio’s free, ad-supported service.

At only $5.99 per month, Rdio Select makes listening to music on your mobile device easier and cheaper than ever. Get your first 60 days free.

∞  06/17/2015 — 7:14PM

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Listen To Your Favourite Songs Offline With Rdio Select

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Whether you’re travelling overseas, off the beaten track or just into a tunnel with poor reception, the music won’t end with Rdio Select.

With Rdio Select, you can download up to 25 songs to your mobile device for offline listening, so your favourite tunes can follow you wherever you go without any need for an internet connection. When you’re online, just choose all the songs you want to take with you so you can keep the melodies going all through the day with no data usage - perfect for when you’ve got no reception or if you’re trying to keep your mobile data in check.

You can change your 25 songs once per day, and when you’re back online, you can relax to the endless music stations available on Rdio Select, completely ad-free.

Rdio Select is just $5.99 per month, making listening to music on your mobile device easier and cheaper than ever. Get your first 60 days free.

∞  06/17/2015 — 7:10PM

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What Is Rdio Select?

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If you like your music ad-free, top quality and available on the go for a low price, then Rdio Select is your perfect mobile music companion.

Rdio Select allows you to tune into your favourite artists through countless specially-curated stations on your mobile device. No matter what artist, song or vibe you’re looking for, you’ll find a station pumping it, along with a huge selection of cleverly curated songs to fit the mood. There’s also You FM - your own personalised station, crafted to match your tastes.

Better yet, there are no ads and no skip limits, meaning the tracks can keep on coming, and if it’s that crystal clear sound you’re after, Rdio Select lets you pick your audio quality, all the way up to a flawless 320 kbps.

While you might not always have an internet connection, the music won’t ever need to stop because you can download up to 25 songs onto your device for offline listening. To start your portable collection, you can download the tracks your favourite acts have been spinning lately, from the likes of Mumford & Sons, Best Coast, Django Django and many more. When you’re at your computer, you can enjoy unlimited ad-supported streaming.

For just $5.99 per month, Rdio Select makes listening to music on your mobile device easier and cheaper than ever. Get your first 60 days free.

∞  06/17/2015 — 6:59PM

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 6:59PM in New Features, Tips & Tricks |

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New Music Weekly - June 15th, 2015

Here it is, the latest New Music Weekly playlist for your listening pleasure. Get your ears around new singles from The Weeknd, Eminem, Josh Pyke and albums from Gengahr, Active Child, Nate Ruess + tons more.

You can also listen to all the Rdio New Releases in one place when you’re ready to hear the full albums behind all of these selections. Don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist so that you’ll automatically receive a freshly curated set every seven days!

PLAYLIST NOTES:

Alpine - 'Yuck'

Don't let the title fool you, the second album from the ethereal indie pop outfit is super sensual. R&B slow jams and big band sounds abound.

Ta-Ku - 'Songs To Make Up To'

On the follow up from his previous EP, Songs To Break Up To, the Perth producer continues to explore themes of love and loss. Lush production, loaded with all the feels.

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations - 'Nanna'

A heavily reggae influenced 8th album from the Aussie master of roots music, it was mixed in Jamaica by Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Alton Ellis).

Galantis - 'Pharmacy'

The Swedish progressive house duo's LP of infectious, accessible EDM material is just what the dance doctor ordered.

Saskwatch - 'Sorry I Let It Come Between Us'

A rich and satisfying offering with nothing to apologise for, the Melbourne act's third full album brings the modern soul grooves, with a good measure of fuzz and synth.

∞  06/14/2015 — 7:56PM

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 7:56PM in Music |