Music

Six Australian music festivals you can’t miss this summer

August 19, 2019

This summer is looking like a scorcher with some extra-hot line-ups being released ahead of the festival season. Earlier this month, Lost Paradise dropped their bill filled to the brim with some incredible Australian talent including Rüfüs Du Sol, Hilltop Hoods, Mallrat and The Chats, joining a huge list of festivals, both new and established, […]

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Live Review: Musical genres collide as Synthony blasts its way into Brisbane City Hall

August 19, 2019

Synthony is a pretty unique concept. Bringing together local orchestras, DJs, vocalists, feature musicians, and a crowd hungry for dance music, Synthony presents some of the biggest tracks of the last thirty years, live on stage, in an energetic and exciting event. Since kicking off a couple of years ago in Auckland, Saturday night was […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Warcries “Scream Louder” (2019)

August 19, 2019

Brisbane electro-grunge duo Warcries are back with “Scream Louder“, a pumping, energetic sequel to their debut track “This Is Paradise“, and we couldn’t be more stoked to be premiering the accompanying video today on The AU Review! Formerly members of 2000s rock outfit Avalon Drive, Ryan Kennedy and Will King already had a solid decade […]

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Photo Gallery: Augie March + Grand Salvo – Paddo Lounge, Sydney (16.08.19)

August 19, 2019

The Paddington RSL has started running gigs again, which is great news. The Paddo Lounge is a nice room – a couple of tiers, great sound and in a handy location.  Augie March are one of those bands which every time you see them you are asking yourself why aren’t they household names. They were on […]

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Photo Gallery: Thelma Plum + Woodes + Miiesha – Factory Theatre, Sydney (17.08.19)

August 19, 2019

It was a triumphant night at the Factory Theatre on Saturday night, with Thelma Plum playing a sold-out show showcasing her recent album, Better in Blak. It might have been a long-time coming, but it was worth the wait. The set was incredibly well-received, for me the highlight was the title track of the album. She […]

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12 Janet Jackson songs we NEED to hear at “RNB Fridays Live”

August 19, 2019

Not be an entitled crazed fan or anything, but Janet Jackson kind of needs to play the following songs when she headlines the just-announced RNB Fridays Live in November. The annual festival, which always manages to craft heavily nostalgic line-ups of hip hop and R&B, will be headlined by the iconic artist who hasn’t performed […]

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Track of the Day: Enter Shikari “Stop the Clocks” (2019)

August 16, 2019

Enter Shikari, the lads from St. Albans in the UK have finally released “Stop the Clocks”, a song they’ve been playing live since late last year. Ever since the track was added to the live shows, it has become a favourite with fans, and it’s little wonder why. It has a joyous UK indie dance/pop feel […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Ella Fence “Don’t Feed The Monster” (2019)

August 16, 2019

We’re rounding out the working week with an exclusive look at the new video for “Don’t Feed The Monster“, from award winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ella Fence. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Ella’s musical style is rich, packed with vibrant imagery, and led by stunning vocals. It’s a sound that flows from […]

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Album Review: Seeker Lover Keeper – Wild Seeds (2019 LP)

August 15, 2019

You can tell a lot about the quality of an act based on how contemporary and current their music sounds even when listening to it eight years after it was first released. “Even Though I’m A Woman” is still one of my favourite and timely tracks, while “We Will Know What It Is” will always […]

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Track of the Day: Stevan “LNT” 2019

August 15, 2019

Hailing from Wollongong, the talented Stevan has just dropped his second single “LNT”, following on from his successful debut release “Timee” Only two years out of high school, he has demonstrated an amazing array of skills incorporating producing, drums, guitars, songwriting and vocals. It’s little wonder he has already scored himself a record deal with […]

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Post-BIGSOUND showcase event Music Matters Live officially returning to Singapore next month

August 14, 2019

The 14th annual Music Matters Live festival – which accompanies the All That Matters conference – is set to return to Singapore for the ninth time next month, and event organisers have revealed the first drips of information about the event – including its dates, location and the first five acts confirmed to perform at […]

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Lollapalooza lands in Berlin next month with a wicked lineup – including these three Aussie acts!

August 14, 2019

The world-famous music festival Lollapalooza will be in German shores for the 5th year early next month, September 7th and 8th. While this year’s lineup is largely pop-leaning, you’ll find that the festival still offers little bites for everyone and Australia joins in on the fun, giving Germany a taste of Aus, with Byron Bay’s […]

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Aussies Abroad: Melbourne’s Press Club set to dominate the UK and Europe with another massive tour

August 14, 2019

With their new album Wasted Energy due out on Friday, Melbourne’s Press Club are hitting the road for their biggest ever tour of the UK and Europe. And the latest single from the anticipated record also just hit the airwaves – the fantastic “New Years Eve”. Wasted Energy is the follow up to the band’s […]

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Festival Review: Sesh And The City returns to celebrate Brisbane’s sesh lords

August 14, 2019

After the breakout success last year on Ekka Eve, Sesh And The City has graced Brisbane for the second time with a top billing line-up and a Saturday takeover at Brightside. Ambitious to compare Brisbane to New York? Hardly. Is there any correlation with Sex and the City other than the punny name of the […]

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A Falls Festival veteran gives his pro tips to a first timer for 2019/2020

August 14, 2019

Falls Festival dropped an incredible line-up for their 2019/2020 New Years celebration last week, which started a discussion between two writers here at the AU review.  I’m Tait, I’m 22-years-old and have never been to Falls Festival, but this year is looking to be my first. I used to be a Brisbanite so my New […]

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Live Review: The Smashing Pumpkins cover “Old Town Road” (sort of) as they shine on tour with Noel Gallagher

August 14, 2019

A surprising mix of artists descended on the Budweiser Stage in Toronto tonight, with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds shortly into their set when I arrived, after an earlier set from openers AFI. What does link these acts though are ever growing, rabid fanbases. You mat not feel like you’ve heard much new music from these […]

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Track of the Day: Charlie Finn “Going Blind” (2019)

August 14, 2019

Born and raised in Ohio, alt-country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Finn made his way to Sydney back in 2013, but stayed musically true to his Midwest roots. “Going Blind” is the second single from his forthcoming EP, and is a follow-up to “Picking Up The Pieces“, which launched earlier this year. Recorded with Sydney pop artist […]

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Live Review: Rüfüs Du Sol deliver an unforgettable live show as they continue to conquer the USA

August 14, 2019

As part of their latest North American tour, Australia’s Rüfüs Du Sol (formerly just Rüfüs) made their debut at Washington DC’s 6k capacity venue The Anthem last week, selling it out and bringing along an updated version of the incredible light show and production you might have witnessed via that Coachella live stream earlier this […]

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Track of the Day: N.Y.C.K. “Alive” (2019)

August 13, 2019

With the release of their debut album, Wild Streak, just around the corner, Melbourne duo N.Y.C.K. (otherwise known as Dominique Garrard and Nick Acquroff) have dropped their latest single “Alive“, and we just love it! “Alive” is the third release from the forthcoming album, sharing its name with the duo’s debut EP. Envisioned as a […]

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Track of the Day: DRESS CODE “Youth Culture” (2019)

August 12, 2019

Earlier this month emerging Adelaide indie quartet DRESS CODE dropped their new single, “Youth Culture”; a dreamy gem of a track that’s been lifted from the band’s debut EP, which is set to drop in early 2020. Reflecting on the ways in which young people romanticise everyday moments in a bid to imitate the glamour of […]

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