Author: Simon Clark

Simon Clark is the Books Editor at the AU review. A reader of books and admirer of songs, Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his, and his alone. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @simonjclark

Track of the Day: Eugénie “Little Bit In Love” (2019)

May 24, 2019

French-Australian singer-songwriter Eugénie has today dropped, “Little Bit in Love” her debut single and the lead single from her forthcoming EP Arrhythmia, which is due to be released later in the year.  Raised on the bustling streets of downtown Manhattan, and having studied Comparative Literature at NYU, Eugénie has recently relocated to Melbourne to make […]

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Track of the Day: Camp 8 “Everything” (2019)

May 23, 2019

“Everything” is the debut release from Melbourne-based songwriter Reuben Apirana a.k.a. Camp  8. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Apirana moved to Australia and the Sunshine Coast at a young age, before relocating to Melbourne about four years ago. Having grown up in a music family it’s perhaps unsurprising that Apirana has turned to a career in […]

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Guest Playlist: Sydney artist East Denistone’s favourite tracks of 2019 (so far)

May 22, 2019

Earlier this month Sydney singer-songwriter East Denistone dropped his new single “River”, his second for the year, and a fitting continuation of the indie sounds presented on its predecessor “Amongst Taller Trees”.  From its dramatic and evocative prelude through to its conclusion, “River” aptly displays the Sydney artist’s rich lyricism and commanding and strong vocal […]

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New teaser trailer invites you into the world of His Dark Materials

May 19, 2019

The first teaser trailer for the forthcoming TV adaptation of His Dark Materials has been released out into the world, and we for one are excited! Set for release later in the year, the BBC and HBO co-production has amassed a sterling cast of small screen and big screen talent. Logan actress Dafne Keen has […]

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Guest Playlist: The songs that influenced Oly Sherman’s new single “Bones”

May 16, 2019

Last week saw Sydney indie folk singer-songwriter Oly Sherman drop his captivating new single,  “Bones”. Produced by Sherman, alongside Daniel Natoli (Once Around Saturn, Georgia Eyes), the single is well positioned to capitalise on the recent resurgence of indie folk in Australia; a resurgence spearheaded by the likes of Ziggy Alberts, Matt Corby, Riley Pearce and others.  Bright […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Crystal Cities “Under the Cold Light of the Moon” (2019)

May 16, 2019

Two years on from the release of their critically acclaimed first EP, Who’s Gonna Save Us Now, Sydney dream rockers Crystal Cities are back with a new single, “Under the Cold Light of the Moon”, the lead single and title track off their forthcoming debut album. Today, we’re stoked to bring you an exclusive first […]

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Amazon Prime Video and CBS team up to “Make It So!” for Star Trek‘s Picard spin-off

May 16, 2019

With filming on the as yet untitled Picard Star Trek spin-off series underway, this week it’s been announced that Amazon Prime Video will, under a multi-year agreement with CBS, be the exclusive streaming home of the new series in more than two hundred countries and territories outside the U.S. and Canada, including here in Australia. Each […]

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Track of the Day: Le Boom and Æ MAK “Dancing Bug” (2019)

May 13, 2019

Irish electro-pop duo Le Boom have teamed up with fellow Dubliner Æ MAK, to release “Dancing Bug”, a bright and playful track that’ll put a smile on your face and spring in your step. To accompany the single, the band have dropped the delightful and impeccably choreographed music video you can find below. With videography […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Eden Mulholland “How Am I Lonely” (2019)

May 10, 2019

Last week, New Zealand singer-songwriter, composer and collaborator Eden Mulholland dropped new single “How Am I Lonely”. Now, this week we’re pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere of the accompanying music video.  The video is comprised of live footage from the 2019 Auckland Fringe Festival show Movement of the Human, where Mulholland was involved […]

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Brisbane bands to pay tribute to Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison with a suicide prevention fundraiser

May 9, 2019

This week marks one year since we were left reeling with the news that Scott Hutchison, front man of the acclaimed Scottish band Frightened Rabbit, took his own life.  In tribute to Scott and the songs of Frightened Rabbit, several local bands are coming together to perform at Tiny Changes BNE, a tribute concert at […]

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Tour Diary: Singer-songwriter Jade Bird (UK) takes us behind the scenes of her recent US tour

May 8, 2019

Over the last couple of years, London-based singer-songwriter Jade Bird, has enjoyed something of a breakthrough. Within the last twelve months alone she has found herself on several end of year Best of round-ups, was selected for the BBC Sound of 2018 and won the 2018 Grulke Prize for developing non-US act at SXSW. She’s […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Hope D “Swim” (2019)

May 7, 2019

This morning we’re excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of “Swim”, the new single from Brisbane singer-songwriter Hope D. The single, which will appear on the songwriter’s forthcoming debut EP is an empowering anthem for the disenfranchised within our society. According to Hope D, the track “tells the brutally honest story of the internal […]

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Track of the Day: Michael Paul Lawson “Wolf By The Tail” (2019)

May 6, 2019

Norfolk, VA-based singer-songwriter Michael Paul Lawson has released “Wolf By The Tail”, the first taste of his forthcoming EP, Some Fight’s You’ll Never Win, which is all set for release on July 12th.  Bringing to mind the likes of Jason Isbell, Drew Holcomb, Townes Van Zandt and others, “Wolf By The Tail” finds Lawson situated […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Tobias Hengeveld “Separation Street” (2019)

May 6, 2019

Melbourne singer-songwriter Tobias Hengeveld today releases Naughts & Ones, his anticipated third solo album. Coinciding with this release, we’re stoked this morning to bring you an exclusive first look at the accompanying visuals for ‘Separation Street’, the third single lifted from the completed album.  Directed and cut by Mark Murray, and shot by Adrian Harrold […]

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Track of the Day: Drop Legs “Witness The Eucalyptus” (2019)

May 3, 2019

Byron Bay five piece have followed up their 2018 debut album King Brown Sun Down, with their latest slice of smooth and chilled vibes, new single, “Witness The Eucalyptus”.  The first of what promises to be many singles this year, “Witness The Eucalyptus”, is the product of several differing elements and genres all combined into […]

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Album Review: Fire and Whistle Theory – Take Me Alive (2019 EP)

May 3, 2019

Three years since the release of their debut EP, Golden Guns in 2016, Brisbane blues rockers Fire and Whistle Theory, have released their sophomore EP Take Me Alive. Featuring a collection of tried and tested crowd favourites and new songs, the band took a live approach to the recording, hoping to capture a raw, genuine […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Angus Dawson “Ngurra” [Acoustic] (2019)

May 3, 2019

Last month, WA producer and singer-songwriter Angus Dawson released “Ngurra”, a poignant and introspective single born out of his experiences working with Western Australia’s remote Indigenous communities. Today we’re excited to bring you an exclusive first look at an acoustic live performance clip Dawson has put together for the single – it’s utterly beautiful stuff! […]

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Trent Dalton wins big at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards

May 2, 2019

Tonight the best and brightest of Australian publishing descended on Sydney and the Grand Ballroom of the International Convention Centre for the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards – the Australian equivalent of the Oscars for the bookishly inclined.  If you’ve been even vaguely following the Australian literary world over the last twelve months then the […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Mini Simmons “A Way With Murder” (2019)

April 30, 2019

Earlier this month New Zealand’s Mini Simmons dropped, “A Way With Murder”, the third offering from their forthcoming debut album. Today we’re excited to bring you an exclusive first look at that single’s brilliant accompanying music video.  Filmed and edited by Christian T. In Auckland, New Zealand, the video offers up a fun, somewhat kitschy, […]

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Track of the Day: Dan Howls “King Si” (2019)

April 26, 2019

Ahead of a big interstate tour, Fremantle-based bluesman Dan Howls has offered up a taster of his forthcoming album in the form of the swaggering new single, “King Si”.  Over the last few years Howls has been making steady inroads in the already bustling WA music scene, culminating in the release of his debut album […]

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