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CLEVERMAN SERIES CONCLUDES & 2nd SERIES ANNOUNCED

After six gripping episodes and one hell-of-a cliffhanger in the final episode, Cleverman has come to a close. Thankfully though, the series by Ryan Griffen has been renewed for another season in Australia and the US. Starring Indigenous actors Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins and Deborah Mailman, the series reimagines several stories of the Aboriginal Dreaming in a […]

Posted: August 10, 2016 Filed under: News

BAD APPLES MUSIC CLEAN UP AT NIMAS

Hosted by Music NT, the National Indigenous Music Awards recognises excellence in the Indigenous music community. Now in their 12th year, the awards were held in Darwin and the night was a celebration of the best and brightest talent, including performances from triple j Unearthed NIMA competition winner Kuren, The Medics frontman Kahl Wallis, Gawurra and Bad Apples’ own A.B. […]

Posted: August 7, 2016 Filed under: News

ROLLING STONE LIVE LODGE SERIES FEAT A.B.ORIGINAL

Rolling Stone Australia’s living, breathing bespoke bar and performance series is returning to Melbourne in September, and on the menu are Bad Apples’ superstars A.B. Original! The runs on the board are certainly accumulating for the duo, and this show will follow A.B. Original’s triple j takeover, the release of two cracking singles, the announcement […]

Posted: August 1, 2016 Filed under: News

BIRDZ FINISHES THE MAD AS HELL TOUR WITH THE FUNKOARS

Four states, 10 stops, and just over a month later, Birdz has finished supporting legendary hip hop crew The Funkoars on The Mad as Hell Tour. Birdz was the key support for the tour, supported at each stop by local talent. TOUR STOPS: ACT – Canberra – TRANSIT BAR 15/6/16 NSW – Sydney – BALD […]

Posted: July 30, 2016 Filed under: News

A.B. ORIGINAL AND BIRDZ AT BIGSOUND CONFERENCE

A.B. Original are set to make a very special keynote appearance at Australia’s biggest new music conference and showcase, Bigsound, this September. Briggs and Trials will be in conversation with Lindsay “The Doctor” McDougall and will follow the talk with a live show on the same evening at The Elephant Hotel.   As if that […]

Posted: July 27, 2016 Filed under: News

A.B. ORIGINAL ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM “RECLAIM AUSTRALIA”

Briggs and Trials, together as A.B. Original, have announced that they will release their debut album “Reclaim Australia” – a name that brilliantly lampoons and ridicules the far-right political group – later this year. A.B. Original write songs in the spirit of rap royalty like N.W.A and West Side Connection, while lyrically bringing attention to […]

Posted: July 6, 2016 Filed under: News

A.B. ORIGINAL TAKEOVER TRIPLE J BREAKFAST FOR NAIDOC WEEK

A.B. Original set triple j breakfast alight when they took over the show on Wednesday July 6 to celebrate NAIDOC Week. During the show Briggs and Trials played their favourite tunes by Indigenous artists, with Trials proclaiming they put up, “three hours of very good music, very black music, celebrating black excellence, which is what […]

Posted: July 6, 2016 Filed under: News

NOOKY RELEASES TRACK “THE GREATEST” FEAT. JIMBLAH

Hot off the back of winning the Australia Council’s Dreaming Award, Nooky has released “The Greatest”, featuring Jimblah. Jimblah has also appeared on Birdz’s recent track “Rise”. In “The Greatest”, Nooky lets the world know he’s aiming for the top, and that his mission in the world is clear. With a fierce loyalty to his […]

Posted: June 26, 2016 Filed under: News

REKO RENNIE PAINTS BRIGGS FOR ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2016

Reko Rennie is a multimedia artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through various contemporary mediums. He is a member of the Kamilaroi/Gummaroi/Gamilaraay tribes from the Hunter River area in New South Wales, and is now based in Fitzroy. His submission to the Archibald Prize 2016 was a portrait of Briggs, which depicts him standing in […]

Posted: June 20, 2016 Filed under: News

NOOKY WINS NATIONAL DREAMING AWARD

The Australia Council announced the ninth National Indigenous Arts Awards last week. Our very own Nooky won the national Dreaming Award based on his artistic merit, his excellence and his strategy for his career over the next twelve months. Chosen by a group of senior Indigenous leaders within the arts sector, Nooky will use this award to […]