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Exclusive Video Premiere: Bearfoot “Luminate” (2019)

February 15, 2019

Ahead of the offical release next week we are pleased today to be premiering the new film clip for “Luminate”, the recent single from Sunny Coast’s resident roots band Bearfoot.  Released in November, “Luminate” is dedicated to the time the band spent at the eponymous music festival in New Zealand back in early 2017, and […]

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Blu-Ray Review: What to expect from the Westworld Season Two: The Door 3 Disc Home Release

February 13, 2019

At the end of last year, the second season of Westworld (“The Door”) received the home Blu-Ray release treatment, with a three disc set showcasing all ten episodes of the big budget HBO series. The season introduced us to the other “worlds” that run alongside Westworld – while a number of storylines and timelines helped […]

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Win a double pass to Ultra Australia in Sydney or Melbourne featuring Marshmello, The Chainsmokers and more

February 13, 2019

The iconic dance festival Ultra is making its official debut on our shores later this month, following the “Road to Ultra” event in Melbourne in 2018. This year, the event dubbed Ultra Australia will be hitting Melbourne and Sydney on February 23rd and 24th, respectively. The event will feature the likes of Adam Beyer, Marshmello, […]

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Exclusive EP Premiere: Alanna Eileen – Artifice (2019 EP)

February 11, 2019

We’re pleased today to be premiering, Artifice, the new EP from New Zealand-via-Australia singer-songwriter Alanna Eileen.  The recording of Artifice saw Alanna heading across to the United States last October, for a ten day recording stint at Montrose Recording in Virginia, with production coming from Sparklehorse’s Alan Weatherhead. The EP’s eight tracks were written between July […]

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NYC gets a new pre-SXSW Festival “The New Colossus”; we meet one of the founders

February 8, 2019

For bands coming to America for SXSW, to say it’s a massive cost and a huge effort is an understatement. And few bands arrive in Austin as their first port of call. Many come through Los Angeles and New York. So why not try and play some shows before . Well this is the exact […]

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Games Review: Kingdom Hearts 3 is the wave of wholesome joy we all need in our lives right now

February 7, 2019

The day has finally arrived. Almost 14 years after Kingdom Hearts II was released to critical acclaim on the PS2, its long awaited follow up Kingdom Hearts III is here. But fans of the series — which melded the Final Fantasy and Disney universes a decade before the company acquired the Marvel Cinematic Universe — […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Laura Imbruglia “The Creeps” (2019)

February 7, 2019

Last month the genre bending Australian musician Laura Imbruglia dropped “The Creeps”, a taste of her impending fourth album Scared Of You. Today, we’re excited to be premiering the accompanying hilarious music video, which was co-conceived with director and renowned photographer Nick Mckinlay. With the track taking a significantly different musical route to previous singles […]

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Track of the Day: Flint Eastwood feat. Siena Liggins “Hurt” (2018)

February 6, 2019

One of our favourite artists over the last five years or so has been Detroit’s Flint Eastwood, who has finally started breaking into the big time, with her EP This Is A Coping Mechanism for A Broken Heart, making waves alongside the single “Chapter 4 Sober”. Her latest single, “Hurt”, taken from the same EP, […]

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Free music is happening in Sydney on Fridays through February and March

February 5, 2019

The Courtyard Sessions will be returning to Sydney’s Seymour Centre this week, kicking off 8 nights of free music under the setting sun, in the Seymour’s leafy courtyard. Courtyard Sessions’ free gigs at dusk have become a staple in the city’s live music scene since launching in 2012, known for the diversity and energy of programming – […]

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Live Review: Gang of Youths, Mitski, Parquet Courts and more shine at Laneway Festival in Sydney

February 4, 2019

The sun was shining as Laneway Festival took over the Sydney College of the Arts for another year. Arriving at 4pm in an effort to protect myself from the blistering sun, Camp Cope were playing tacks like “Lost: Season One” on the newly named Dr Martens stage, to a strong crowd; though there did feel […]

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An insider’s guide to Kyoto’s best secret hangouts, with Japanese band Zahatorte

January 31, 2019

Kyoto band Zahatorte are a genre-defying trio who blend old-world European cafe sounds with the undeniably Japanese penchant for perfectionism. They’ll be coming to Australia next month for the first time, and before we show them our own country, we asked them to share with us their nine favourite secret hangouts in their hometown. So […]

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The 40 Best Tracks of 2018 from Australia and around the world

January 29, 2019

With Ocean Alley taking out the Hottest 100 over the long weekend, we’re excited to (finally) bring you the AU review’s own favourite tracks of 2018, with an eclectic mix of songs from Australia and around the world that we loved over the calendar year. 40. Tropical Fuck Storm – You Let My Tyres Down […]

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Track of the Day: Tara Simmons “North” (2019)

January 29, 2019

“North” is the new single from Brisbane Indie-pop artist Tara Simmons, who sadly passed away earlier this month following a battle with cancer. We at the AU have known and been covering Tara for the better part of the last decade, and couldn’t be more devastated by her passing. Tara has left us some music to enjoy […]

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Air Mofo makes its inaugural flight from Melbourne to Launceston as Mona Foma kicks off in its new Tasmanian home

January 18, 2019

After 10 years at Mona Museum and surrounds in Hobart, this year marks the iconic arts festival Mona Foma’s controversial move to Launceston. Now, just as they helped changed the artistic landscape in Hobart, they‘re hoping to do the same in Launceston, and today pulled out all the stops to ensure that the festival which […]

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Kim Churchill to curate intimate “in the round” show in Sydney next week

January 9, 2019

The month In The Round Sessions return to Sydney’s Leadbelly (42 King St, Newtown) for its next edition on Tuesday 15th January, with Kim Churchill hosting and curating the evening, for an intimate appearance from the globally touring star. The show will be one of his only appearances in Sydney ahead of the release of his next album, and […]

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Didirri, Vera Blue and Clowns share their favourite music of 2018

December 31, 2018

Earlier this month, we sat down with Didirri, Vera Blue and Clowns to talk about their favourite music of 2018; potentially the songs they’ll be choosing for the Hottest 100 and some of the albums that excited them over the last 12 months. Photo of Didirri taken at Festival of the Sun by Larry Heath

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Interview: Hot Dub Time Machine’s perfect New Years Eve and pitching Fisher to win Hottest 100

December 29, 2018

Hot Dub Time Machine will be helping finish off 2018 with an appearance at NYE in the Park in Sydney this coming Monday. Ahead of the show, we looked back at the year past, as he reflected on his favourite moments of 2018, his favourite music of the year and give you some hot tips […]

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Film Review: Holmes and Watson (USA, 2018) is the surprise Anti-Trump film of the holiday season

December 28, 2018

When a film doesn’t have a media preview screening, you know the confidence from the studio in its quality must be low. Following that up with a dismal score on Rotten Tomatoes (currently 6%) only seems to reinforce their fears. This year’s mainstream US holiday comedy – which in past years has included surprise hits […]

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Interview: Savannah and Briony of Kinder (NSW) reveal their favourite NYE moments and music of 2018

December 28, 2018

Electronic duo Kinder have had an amazing 2018, and now they’re finishing it all off with an appearance at NYE in the Park in Sydney this coming Monday – right before flying off to Falls Festival. Ahead of the show, we looked back at the year past with the pair, as they reflected on their […]

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Get your set times and maps for Sydney’s NYE in the Park as tickets near sell-out

December 28, 2018

Now in its second year, NYE in the Park has lined up an incredible group of artists who are set to help bring Sydneysiders into the New Year on Monday. Set in the lush surrounds of Camperdown’s Victoria Park, The Jungle Giants, Hayden James, Hot Dub Time Machine, Thundamentals, Confidence Man and many more will […]

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