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Interview: Hyun Lee on Asian Girls and the benefits of diversity in film funding

October 4, 2018

Earlier this year, we sat down with Hyun Lee, the director of a short film called Asian Girls which screened at SXSW in Austin, Texas and then at the Sydney Film Festival. We talked about the making of the film, working with Rainbow Chan, and the benefits and importance of diversity in film funding. It’s […]

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Film Review: American Animals (USA, 2018) is a masterful, original take on the heist & true crime genres

October 3, 2018

American Animals is the scripted film debut from writer/director Bart Layton, who walked away with a BAFTA for his debut effort, the documentary The Imposter. Knowing he comes from a documentary background is unsurprising when you see this film, which screened at Sundance earlier this year to a good deal of critical acclaim, and continued […]

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Win a double pass to see Aussie fantasy flick Harmony starring Jessica Falkholt

October 3, 2018

Thanks to Cowlick Entertainment, we have 10 Double Passes to give away to Harmony, part one of the “Five Frequencies Saga” and the final work of Jessica Falkholt, the Home and Away star who we tragically lost in a car crash late last year. Harmony chronicles the story of Harmony, a super-empath born with the […]

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Camp Cope, Cable Ties and Baker Boy top the nominees for 2018 National Live Music Awards

October 2, 2018

Tonight in Sydney, the third annual National Live Music Awards announced the nominees across 55 categories, and revealed the addition of the award’s “Hall of Fame” equivalent, detailing their plans to induct a legendary Australian band as the award’s first “Live Legends”. The band in question will be announced closer to the 6th December event, and will […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Sydney-based soul songstress Wallace returns with “Pantone Home” (2018)

September 28, 2018

Today we’re thrilled to premiere the brilliant, brand new single “Pantone Home” from Sydney-based soul songstress Wallace. Opening with an isolated piano, it’s not long before the beat steps in and we get a spectacular mix of soul, jazz, hip-hop and electronica. The beautiful track – her second of 2018 – may just be Wallace’s […]

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Five Tracks That Inspired Us: Hey Geronimo (Brisbane) and “Working For Google”

September 28, 2018

Earlier this month, Brisbane-based outfit Hey Geronimo released their new album Content. Off of it came the single “Working For Google”, which saw a video released around the same time as the album dropped. We asked the band to share with us five tracks that inspired the track: Boys Better — The Dandy Warhols ‘Google’ […]

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Hotel Review: Novotel Surfers Paradise doesn’t trade location for service; turns out you can have both

September 26, 2018

Jumping off the tram from the Airport, right on Cavill Avenue on the Gold Coast, it didn’t take long to spot the towering structure that is the Novotel Surfers Paradise, which sat just meters from the spot. But if my memories of Schoolies some [REDACTED] years ago is anything to go by, a towering hotel […]

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Australian Music Week Film Festival reveals 2018 lineup featuring Jen Cloher, Mogwai, Curse of Lono, Karnivool & More

September 25, 2018

This year’s Australian Music Week Film Festival has revealed a diverse lineup of feature and short films set to appear as part of the annual event, which takes place on November 10th and 11th at the GU Film House in Cronulla, NSW. Following on from the Australian Music Week industry conference (7-9 Nov), the film festival will feature six feature […]

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Guest Playlist: Nathan Cavaleri – The songs that influenced “Demons”

September 20, 2018

Sydney’s Indie Rock/Blues artist Nathan Cavaleri has recently released his new single “Demons”. The result of a period of personal confrontation and struggle, “Demons” is a striking mix of psychedelic guitar, and swampy riffs, and the next step in an already distinguished, (albeit perhaps unheralded) career. There have been highs; at the age of twelve […]

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Photo Gallery: Evita Opening Night – Sydney Opera House (18.09.18)

September 19, 2018

Starring the incomparable Tina Arena, Evita enjoyed its opening night at the Sydney Opera House last night. Nathan Atkins was there to capture the invited guests on the red carpet at the anticipated premiere! Evita is enjoying performances of the Sydney Opera House until November 3rd. Tickets and more details are available HERE.

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Music Matters Interview: Jaguar Jonze (Brisbane) talks about their BIGSOUND live debut while in Singapore

September 18, 2018

While we were in Singapore last week, we sat down with up-and-coming Brisbane artist Jaguar Jonze, who was fresh in the city from BIGSOUND with her three piece band to play the annual Music Matters Live festival. The shows were amongst the first the group had ever played together, with their BIGSOUND set the prior […]

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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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Sampology takes us behind-the-scenes of his new EP Mt. Glorious

September 14, 2018

Brisbane producer Sampology put out an incredible EP last month in Mt. Glorious, which saw the acclaimed artist reach new creative heights. Sam recently took some time to take us behind-the-scenes on the making of the album. Enjoy this video and article from the artist himself: As my performing name is ‘Sampology’, this implies that […]

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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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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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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Ukulele Death Squad “Not Afraid” (2018)

September 11, 2018

Australia’s most powerful uke quartet, Ukulele Death Squad, are about to tour “the world’s most dangerous Ukulele show” around Australia, to celebrate the release of their debut single “Not Afraid”. Today, the AU is excited to premiere the group’s brand new music video for that very track. Inspired by the memorable fight scenes in Anchorman, the […]

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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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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Little Lord Street Band “Waking Up Next To You” (2018)

August 30, 2018

One of the few country rock bands set to play BIGSOUND next week are WAM Award winners The Little Lord Street Band, and today we’re excited to premiere their new music video “Waking Up Next To You” from their third EP of the same name. Here’s everything you need to know about the single and […]

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Gold Coast set to showcase their musical best at special BIGSOUND showcase

August 28, 2018

There’s been a cultural revolution happening on the Gold Coast over the past five years. An increase in funding for arts and culture, the development of a Music Action Plan, exploration of regulatory reform for music venues and associated zoning and the establishment of a new generation of multi-purpose music venues has led to more […]

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Interview: Cindy O’Connor reflects on composing for Once Upon a Time and her Emmy nomination

August 28, 2018

Recently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), Cindy O’Connor has just ended a seven year run composing music for the TV series Once Upon a Time. We caught up with the composer to look back on the series, learn more about her and talk about the fact […]

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