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Album of the Week: Thundamentals – I Love Songs (2018 LP)

September 19, 2018

Over the last 12 months the Australian hip hop scene has seen an overhaul of the last era of popular artists like Seth Sentry and Bliss n Eso, handing over the baton to fresh new talent like Baker Boy and Kwame. Recently embarking on their 10 year anniversary tour “Dekade of the Thunderkat” and now releasing […]

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Laneway ‘19: Get to know the acts making their Australian debut at the Festival

September 18, 2018

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has revealed its 2019 lineup. Amongst its diverse mixture of genres, genders and local and international acts, we’ve put together a little biography of the acts that have yet to visit our Australian shores before, and you definitely shouldn’t miss when they’re here. And for some, Laneway will be the only […]

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Not just Nanette: The 7 funniest stand-up specials on Netflix

September 18, 2018

Netflix is full of more stand-up comedy than ever before; both original releases, and favourites from the stage. With Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette gaining so much attention this year, we wanted to shine a light on 6 other stand-up specials that aren’t to be missed. But we have to start with the best… Hannah Gadsby: Nanette […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Jackie Brown Jr “Best Friend” (2018)

September 18, 2018

Sydney band Jackie Brown Jr are dropping their new single “Best Friend” this Thursday, but we at the AU are giving you your first exclusive listen today. The track is as infectious as it is hypnotic; blending a wild array of genres to make for a track that is uniquely their own. Jazz, Soul, Indie Rock – even […]

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Women That Rock: Ten emerging female musicians to watch

September 17, 2018

Weather you grew up to the sound of Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse or Beyoncé, female talents have always been making us move, sing, laugh or cry. But the path to recognition is not always easy. Today, one month after beloved soul legend Aretha Franklin passed away, we are taking a look forward onto the emerging […]

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K-Pop Royalty and Adele’s Manager help close out the best ever All That Matters in Singapore

September 14, 2018

The final day of the All That Matters conference in Singapore kicked off on Wednesday with panels and keynotes across the Music, Digital, Marketing and Sports streams, alongside a presentation from tappit, who were looking at their take on the technology that is taking events cashless. Other morning highlights brought gaming and sports together with […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Áine Tyrrell “In This House” (2018)

September 14, 2018

Today, Irish-Australian folk musician Áine Tyrrell drops the brand new music video for her single “In This House” exclusively on the AU review – the lead single from her new album Return To The Sea, due for release on September 25th. “In This House” was born from a sharing of stories between Tyrrell, and her frequent […]

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116 live acts added to WAMFest in Perth: Here’s 6 to get excited about

September 13, 2018

Being the most isolated city in the world, Perth has always fostered its own local music scene, recently sharing successes Slumberjack, Ruby Fields and San Cisco with the rest of the country and world. WAMFest is an annual celebration of emerging homegrown artists, bands and producers spread across multiple venues and on November 2nd and […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Nice Biscuit – Digital Mountain (2018 LP)

September 13, 2018

Brisbane DIY enthusiasts and psych-rockers Nice Biscuit were one of our favourite acts at BIGSOUND last week – and now this Friday they’re releasing their debut LP Digital Mountain. But today we’re giving you your exclusive first taste of the release ahead of their album launch show in Melbourne tonight. Their name references the most […]

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Album of the Week: Emma Louise finds her voice in Lilac Everything (2018 LP)

September 12, 2018

Cairns-born singer/songwriter Emma Louise is unrecognisable on her third album, Lilac Everything. Fans expecting the delicate soprano heard on “Talk Baby Talk” and “Jungle” will be shocked to hear the digitally-manipulated low pitch she adopts across the entire album. That voice booms over the soft piano of opener “Wish You Well”. As the song continues, […]

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Highlights from Day Two of All That Matters in Singapore: Sports, Music, Gaming, Sync and Twitter Converge

September 12, 2018

Day two of All That Matters kicked off in Singapore yesterday with Sports Matters, and a conversation with Chatri Sityodtong, founder and CEO of the ONE Championship, as the morning developed with enlivened chats about the new era of Football in Asia, future-proofing large scale sponsorship of events like the PGA Tour and the F1, […]

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Phantastic Ferniture and the Blue Mountains origin story

September 12, 2018

If you haven’t already rinsed Phantastic Ferniture‘s eponymous 2018 debut LP so much that you know the exact length of each song, you absolutely need to get onto that NOW. It’s without a doubt one of the best debut releases this year. Fresh from the Sydney underground music scene, the three-piece bring that raw flavour straight […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Edward R “Why Won’t You Love Me?” (2018)

September 12, 2018

Fresh from setting tails wagging at BIGSOUND with his new material, this morning the AU is thrilled to premiere the new stunning track from Edward R, “Why Won’t You Love Me?”. The single is the second to be taken from his new EP Body Corporate​, due out October 12th. The new EP from the 27-year-old […]

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Photo Gallery: The Aussie BBQ at Music Matters ft. Your Girl Pho + Jaguar Jonze + Darling Brando + Ben Catley

September 11, 2018

Sound Australia’s Aussie BBQ returned to Clarke Quay in Singapore last night, with five Aussie bands hitting the stage at the Warehouse as part of Music Matters Live. Among them were Darling Brando, Brisbane’s Jaguar Jonze and Perth‘s Your Girl Pho, Ben Catley and Almond Soy. Jasmin Osman brings us these photos from the night: To […]

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7 things we learned from PUBG producer CH Kim at Gaming Matters in Singapore

September 11, 2018

Gaming Matters – part of the annual All That Matters conference – took off in Singapore yesterday with Kevin Lin, co-founder of the ever-growing streaming platform, Twitch, having a chat with CH Kim, the producer of one of the biggest battle royale games today: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG. Being in game development for […]

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The Best of BIGSOUND 2018: Six discoveries who left a lasting impression

September 10, 2018

Brisbane’s BIGSOUND festival has long brought the best up-and-coming acts to the attention of the music world. For the 2018 edition, gig-goers took in as many as they could of the 150 scheduled acts that performed on 18 stages across Fortitude Valley. Past BIGSOUNDs have introduced the likes of Confidence Man, Alex Lahey, Tkay Maidza […]

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Six things you need to do in Melbourne this September

September 10, 2018

Melbourne’s dynamism and constant revolving door of things to do is one of the reasons why it has remained one of the world’s most desired cities. Now that Spring is here, there’s going to be a bunch of things happening across town, and we’ve picked out six of our favourite things to do this month. […]

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Photo Gallery: Music Matters Live in Singapore feat. Darling Brando, Chores, Ben Catley, Gracenote and more

September 9, 2018

Music Matters Live kicked off in Singapore this weekend with a two night free festival that took over a number of venues in the city’s iconic Clarke Quay precinct. Amongst the international run of performers were Japanese act Amnesia, New Zealand duo Chores, Australia’s Ben Catley and Darling Brando, Singapore local acts ORANGECOVE and ShiGGA […]

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Emerson Snowe wins Levi’s Music Prize at BIGSOUND ahead of tonight’s AU Review 10th Birthday appearance

September 7, 2018

Brisbane artist Emerson Snowe has been making big waves at BIGSOUND 2018, and today he has a lot to show for it. The performer has been announced as the winner of the Levi’s Music Prize‘s first round, receiving $25,000 towards growing his project. Also known as The Creases‘ bassist Jarrod Mahon, he has been making waves over the last […]

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Evita and the Opera Australia productions you need to see in Sydney in the year ahead

September 7, 2018

Unveiling its 2019 season, Opera Australia has announced its most exhilarating and innovative program to date, with an incredible selection of productions set to take the stage at the Sydney Opera House. Exploding onto the scene with an array of classics and diverse, new inclusions for the year ahead, Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini has said: […]

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