Author: Lachlan Mitchell

Since 2011, Lachlan has been a staff writer, photographer and videographer for the AU review. He contributes across every vertical of the site and creates pieces that incorporate a mix of writing, photography and video with portraits, drone sequences, time-lapses and video interviews.

Track of the Day – Beverly Kills “Revellers” (2019)

March 19, 2019

Coming in at a short, but blistering two and a half minutes is the fourth single from Sweden’s Beverly Kills. “Revellers” follows on from the bands three single releases in 2018 – “Fourteen”, “Melodrama” and “Dreamless”. Like the band’s previous singles, the new track mixes complex and dark lyrical content with energetic and vibrant sonic landscapes. […]

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Track of the Day – Dirt Hand “Lion” (2019)

March 18, 2019

It’s hard to put Melbourne’s Dirt Hand into a genre. Even the bands own press release goes so far as to label the project “art-wank”. It’s part neo-folk, alt-rock, jazz but at all times it is experimentally enchanting and atmospheric. Built off a series of hand clap patterns, Arun Roberts set out for spontaneous creation. […]

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Photo Gallery: Download Festival – Parramatta Park, Sydney (09.03.19)

March 10, 2019

Armed with his Canon 5D Mark IV, Lachlan brings us these shots from Download Festival in Parramatta Park featuring Slayer, Ghost, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Alice In Chains, Code Orange, Eat Your Heart Out, High Tension, Behemoth, Rise Against and more. It’s the festivals first expansion outside of Melbourne following a successful debut in 2018.

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Live Review: Download Festival – Parramatta Park, Sydney (09.03.19)

March 10, 2019

Download Festival debuted on Australian shores in 2018 with a single Melbourne date and following that success, the festival decided to expand and add a Sydney date this year. Taking place in Parramatta Park, it’s a wonder how the festival immediately found its legs in a new city and venue to put on a well-organised […]

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D-Link launches Wi-Fi router with extensive parental control features, McAfee protection, voice control

March 7, 2019

D-Link ANZ has released its new D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router that boasts unparalleled parental controls alongside increased security for devices on the network thanks to partnerships with McAfee and Intel. With the D-Fend app, the user is able to set up detailed parental controls that include creating user profiles, setting age-appropriate content, blocking certain categories […]

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Track of the Day: Sam Fender “Hypersonic Missiles” (2019)

March 7, 2019

After winning the BRITs Critics’ Choice award in 2018, Sam Fender has shared his first new music of 2019. “Hypersonic Missiles” is an impassioned observation of political unrest and mismanagement that is wrapped in perfect-pop melodies that rise to a chorus you can easily imagine yourself belting out at a live gig. Fender says, “In many […]

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Track of the Day: Trupa Trupa “Dream About” (2019)

February 28, 2019

Polish psych-pop quartet Trupa Trupa are the newest signees to legendary Seattle label, Sub Pop. With the promise of new music later in the year, the band has released an official video for their track “Dream About” to hold fans over in the meantime. Boosted by a gloomy bassline that would heighten the tension in […]

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Track of the Day: Stephen Malkmus “Rushing The Acid Frat” (2019)

February 21, 2019

Stephen Malkmus, former Pavement frontman, has today released the first single off his forthcoming record, Groove Denied. The title, “Rushing The Acid Frat” is inspired by Malkmus’ memories of a specific student fraternity that favored the “Grateful Dead druggy tie-dye” vibe versus playing beer pong. Stephen notes he imagines the song as the soundtrack to a “Star Wars bar […]

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Photo Gallery: Red Hot Chili Peppers + George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (19.02.19)

February 20, 2019

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have returned to Australia for their first headline tour in twelve years with support from funk, rock and soul legends George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Lachlan brings us these photos from the second stop of their Australian tour in Sydney.   For tickets and information on the remaining Red Hot Chili Peppers […]

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Track of the Day: Connie Constance “English Rose” (2019)

February 14, 2019

The title track off Connie Constance’s debut album, “English Rose” is a minimal reinterpretation of The Jam’s 1978 classic. Constance has traded the acoustic guitar for piano that is equally sombre, yet alluring when paired with her smooth and soulful voice that is beautifully an effortless catalyst to relaxation. “No matter where I roam, I will […]

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Canon announces their lightest, most affordable full-frame mirrorless camera to date

February 14, 2019

Off the back of the EOS R System release last September, Canon has today announced their lightest and most affordable full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to date. The EOS RP announcement has also been coupled with the news that Canon has developed six new RF lenses for release this year, including the dynamic RF 24-240mm […]

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Anti-Valentines 3-course offal culinary experience coming to Sydney

February 8, 2019

Bondi restaurant Rocker will host a 3-course offal showcase this February thanks to a transformation by The Kraken Black Spiced Rum. Titled ‘Eat Your Heart Out’, the menu has been developed by head chef Stuart Toon, as well as celebrity chef and restaurateur Darren Robertson who is co-owner of Three Blue Ducks, Rocker & Locura […]

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Track of the Day: Harmony Byrne “Demise” (2019)

February 5, 2019

Melbourne based singer Harmony Byrne’s debut recording “Demise” is a sensitive and stirring track that clocks in at seven and a half minutes. Part gospel, soul, blues and psychedelic, the ex-Mormon church singer wails and cries before transitioning to spoken word poetry before returning to soaring and powerful peaks. It isn’t hard to imagine a […]

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Live Review: Grow Your Own 2019 was a midsummer’s daydream festival experience

January 15, 2019

Now in its third year, Grow Your Own Festival takes place on the North Coast of NSW in the Forster-Tuncurry area. Started in 2016 by local Holly Rankin, aka Jack River, the original motivation of the event was to bring more music to the region for the youth of the area. It has since grown into […]

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Why a trip to Grow Your Own Festival needs to be in your Summer plans

December 23, 2018

It’s finally here – the Summer season of festivals that not only provide an eclectic mix of the best acts currently touring, but require a road trip which offers the chance to visit some of Australia’s most unique and stunning regional locations. Here are our top reasons for why you need to plan a road […]

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Building the perfect campsite ahead of the Summer music festival season

December 12, 2018

Summer is here and that means two things. One, the weather is now at its absolute best for you to head out and explore the outdoors and secondly, it’s the season of camping festivals. We’ve road tested and put together a list of the best OZtrail products out there that will have you camping, glamping […]

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Accessories for the Outdoors: How to comfortably make the most of Summer

December 10, 2018

The sun has come out to play and that means one thing in Australia – it’s the season for spending time outdoors. Whether it’s camping, hiking or attending one on the many Summer music-festivals over the next few months, we have compiled a list of the coolest accessories and gadgets that will have you exploring […]

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AUxAU Guide to the NSW South Coast: A tapestry of outdoor fun and adventure

November 7, 2018

It becomes immediately apparent when driving down the New South Wales South Coast that you will have the choice of two soundtracks during your adventure: waves crashing onto the rocks and sand of uncrowded beaches or ultimate silence with occasional pops of birds and rustling tree branches in forests and National Parks. The wealth of […]

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Fresh, joyful and personal: A culinary voyage in the Cook Islands

November 6, 2018

Now more than ever, the Cook Islands are an accessible destination to soothe your cold, stressed-out city-oriented lives thanks to a new direct flight service to Australia. Of the Cook’s 15 islands, Rarotonga is its capital and largest island where we spent a week-long voyage. Enclosed by a continuous sky-blue lagoon full of fish and […]

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Tech Review: The Huawei Mate 20 Pro boasts three cameras and the clearest screen to date. But is it worth all the hype?

November 1, 2018

As is typical of this time of year, the last few months have seen a stack of new smartphone releases. Huawei‘s newest release is not only a competitor to other top brands, but it excels far beyond most recent handsets. From its in-screen fingerprint scanner to having three rear cameras (that consist of a 40-MP […]

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