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Feb 20th 2013 | 3:49pm | Mat Lee
Victorian Premier, and Minister For The Arts, Ted Bailleau provided some local musicians with amazing grants "set to provide opportunities for 37 local musicians, bands and music industry organisations”, check out the list of money-makers, including Jordie Lane and Laura Imbruglia.

Both Tame Impala and Atlas Genius performed on influential talk-show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon through the week, Tame Impala making their second appearance on the program and latter joining a list of Aussie bands who are getting eaten up by the US audience. Additionally, Tame Impala will also be setting out on some Groovin' the Moo sideshows as they still ride off Lonerism's success.

Brisbane's SixFtHick, who pulled out of Golden Plains due to illness, have been replaced with another great aussie act making waves over the country, with Melbourne's Money For Rope named as the replacement – also, check out the set times here.

With the music lineup announcement of the Brisbane's road-closure festivity, the Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival, came a list of some great home-grown indie talent, lead by roots muso Ash Grunwald with some special guests, and also featuring the likes of Chance Waters, Yung Warriors, Tyler Touché, to name a few.

British India have unleashed a number of tour dates in celebration of their new album, titled Controller, set to hit shelves in March – have a look at the track listing and cover art of one of the most anticipated Aussie releases of 2013, as well as where you can catch the boys.

Dropping a few announcements this week, Sticky Fingers made their fans very happy – unleashing the details for their debut record Caress Your Soul, set for release in March, as well as a few dates to promote it to the country after the release date.

Also set to be releasing a new record in March is Sydney outfit Songs, who have been out of the public spotlight for awhile but will be returning with a three-date jaunt down the east coast to promote their 2013 release Malabar.

Speaking of Sydney acts, Sydney songstress Iluka won the First Break competition, powered by commercial radio and the Mushroom Group, picking up support for two singles, radio airtime and touring and marketing assistance over the span of a year. Check out the first single, Paper Doll, here.

Feel like two new Aussie singles? Melbourne's newest bright star songwriter Vance Joy provided the new unrequited love clip for his tune From Afar while Little Red-spin off New Gods gave us all Razorblades.

Previously of The Devastations, Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon, better known as Standish/Carlyon, unleashed a new track before they performed their ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror Melbourne show. The release is called Nono/Yoyo, give it a go here.

Hungry Kids of Hungary will be hitting the road in the name of their new record You're A Shadow, and they will be joined by Sydney's gothic soul rockers The Preatures and the garage rockers from Melbourne, Them Swoops.

DJ Timmy Trumpet also announced a massive list of dates in the name of his new single #Snapback which is set for release this Friday and brags the aid of a Grammy nominated co-producer.

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