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FBi Monthly Mixtape #011

While it feels like the year is basically over, we all know its really not quite done, at least not until you get your Spotify Wrapped. Allow the hosts of 10 Foot Heavy, Saturday Sunset and Monday Arvos bring you the best tracks from this month to squeeze last-minute into your 2022 rotation.

Embracing the unfamiliar with Sharon Van Etten on Up For It!

What does it take to nurture the home you always yearned for? This is the meditation on acclaimed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten’s sixth album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong. She joined Maleeka Gazula on Up For It! to talk through the album ahead of her Sydney Opera House show.

Independent Artist of the Week: Beryl

After releasing their debut EP ‘Keeping Score’, Beryl have proved very deserving of some room in your playlist. They're our latest Independent Artist of the Week

"We working hard. We don’t rest.” PANIA shares her secrets to success on JUICE wit Nazty Gurl

PANIA is an R&B artist from West Melbourne who is well and truly on the rise. She stopped by the FBi studios to chat about her new EP, sold out shows, creative process and dream collaborations on JUICE with Nazty Gurl.

Independent Artist of the Week: Trophie

When you think of a classically trained musician, you might not imagine them releasing an experimental pop meets trance EP accompanied by CGI images. We'd like to introduce you to Trophie.

Presenting our 2022 FBi SMAC Award Winners!

We are proud to announce the winners in the 2022 FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards. Thousands had their say in the publicly voted awards recognising the musicians, artists, performers, eateries and events that left their mark on Sydney in 2022. 

This Week In Sydney

Culture Guide: November 21 - 27

Art markets, DJ workshops, local theatre + more culture! Tune in to Culture Guide every weekday from 4.30pm.

Soundcheck: November 28 - December 4

Need a live music fix? Catch Mod Con, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Yibby & Chub.e, Bread Club + more in Sydney and surrounds this week!

Diary of Death: 26 - 2 December

Curated by Jack Shit!

Latest Podcasts

Race Matters

Sara Khan and Darren Lesaguis chat race, culture, representation, arts and current affairs with a range of guests.
White ghosts swirling around the word 'Spooko' on a dark background


Can't handle scary movies? Neither can ex-Arvos host Peach. To help him overcome his aversion, his former co-host Shag is talking him through the plots, the kills, the blood and the thrills of iconic horror films, one Wikipedia synopsis at a time.

Wax Lyrical

Wax Lyrical is an exploration of written works, found texts, songs with lyrics, poems with music.

Latest Galleries

Gallery: School Strike 4 Climate 2021

The Backchat team attended the School Strike 4 Climate protest on Friday, May 21 2021.

Gallery: FBi SMACS Fest 2022

Live events are well and truly back, and we jumped on the bandwagon in a very big way. Here's what went down at FBi SMACS Fest!

Gallery: Free Palestine Nakba Day Rally 2021

The Backchat team attended the '#SaveSheikhJarrah, Free Palestine, Commemorate Al Nakba' protest on Saturday, May 15 2021.