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We write blogs about the music industry and offer free advice to all bands. Our goal is to create a network of bands you can gig with, hang with and get advice from. We’re all in this game together.
RobPicBio
Jul 0
Jul 0

Take a Tour of The Hen House Rehearsal Studios

Take a tour of The Hen House Rehearsal Studios and get to know who we are. What we stand for, and why we think this is the perfect place for your band to write killer songs.

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phoblog293
Jul 0
Jul 0

Dealing With Disappointment In The Music Biz!

In 2002 after years 5 years worth of of local shows we received a call from EMI records. They had heard our latest demo’s, loved them and wanted to fly us to Sydney to meet and play a show for them. What the hell?! EMI! Love us!! We’d never even played a show out of […]

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Gyroscope Live @ The Thank God Its Over Festival
Feb 1
Feb 1

Simple Tips To Get Your Band Playing More Shows

  One of the most common questions I get down at The Hen House is “How does our band get more shows?” Its a great question to ask because playing more shows is the single most important thing a band can do, if they want to give themselves every chance of being successful. Playing live […]

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Gyroscope
Jan 3
Jan 3

3 Tips To Help Your Band Get On Triple J

  Did you see the Age’s article on Triple J last week? The basic premise of the story was that Triple Js playlist is leading to a homogenisation of australian music. The theory being that bands are writing a particular style of song to fit in with JJJs format and ignoring pure self-expression in favour […]

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Nightmare effect
Aug 0
Aug 0

5 minutes with Nightmare Effects Sheldon Blackwell

How did Nightmare Effect start out? – Well many of us guys have been friends for a long time and we all jammed out music together long before we started Nightmare Effect. Though we made sure that we had a very formal start to this band so that it wouldn’t just become a casual jam […]

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Karnivool
Aug 0
Aug 0

3 Things Your Band Can Learn From Karnivool’s Success

I felt a huge sense of pride last year when Karnivool’s 3rd album ‘Asymmetry’ debuted at number 1 on the ARIA charts. As a fan of the band I thought I’d share my thoughts on their success and highlight what your band can learn from the way Karnivool have grown their career. Karnivool are so important […]

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