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Exclusive Video Premiere: Miles Recommends “You’re Never Alone” (2019)

April 23, 2019

This morning we’re excited to bring you an exclusive first look at music video for “You’re Never Alone”, the latest single from Melbourne-based Miles Recommends. Given that the band was conceived whilst guitarist/vocalist Des Atkinson was living through a military coup in Bangkok in 2014, it perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise that, “You’re Never […]

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Guest Playlist: The songs that inspired Jackson Carroll’s “Holy Hell”

April 18, 2019

Sydney singer-songwriter Jackson Carroll dropped his sublime debut single, “Holy Hell” last Friday. The single is the first taste of Carroll’s forthcoming EP, and if the rest comes anywhere close to this single then we’re in for a treat. The single was recorded at Sydney’s Noisegate Studios, with Luke Carra (Caravana Sun) and Ian Pritchett […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Blood Bank “Shadow Boxing” (2019)

April 16, 2019

Today we’re stoked to be bringing you the exclusive premiere of “Shadow Boxing”, the latest track from rising Brisbane foursome Blood Bank. High school mates Sam Pennisi (vocals/guitar), Tom Ryan (vocals/guitar/synth), Will Kilah (drums), and Peter Katsanevas (bass/vocals) have been ripping up the Brisbane post-punk scene since they formed back in 2016. Counting Joy Division, Iggy […]

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The five most pleasant surprises on the Splendour in the Grass lineup

April 5, 2019

Splendour in the Grass dominated music news this week with the unveil of their 2019 line-up, which is headlined by millennial hip hop heroes Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino, as well as world-conquering Aussies Tame Impala and Top Dawg Entertainment crooner SZA. Not just on-trend, it’s exciting as hell. But as always, Splendour is […]

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Van Duren’s Guide to Memphis, Tennessee

April 5, 2019

Currently doing the film festival rounds – with its Australian premiere happening at the Gold Coast Film Festival on Monday – is Waiting: The Van Duren Story, from first time Australian directors Greg Carey and Wade Jackson. The film documents the life of Memphis based songwriter Van Duren, a much loved artist by those in […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Future Haunts “Weather Vane” (2019)

April 3, 2019

Brisbane indie rockers Future Haunts have returned from a bit of a break with a brand new single, “Weather Vane”, and we’re excited to be bringing you this exclusive first listen.  Following the release of their debut EP, Rubicon, in 2016 and the follow-up single “Make Time” in 2017, the lads from Future Haunts headed […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: This Week In The Universe “Ultra Poseable” (2019)

April 2, 2019

Earlier this year, Sydney’s This Week In The Universe released Tellurian, the band’s sophomore album and the follow-up to their self titled debut. Today, we’re excited to premiere the video clip accompanying the second single from the album: “Ultra Poseable”. This Week In The Universe is the brainchild of musical brothers Beau and Casey Golden. […]

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Exclusive EP Premiere: primetime. – crimetime. (2019 EP)

March 28, 2019

Today we’re stoked to introduce you all to primetime., Melbourne’s latest self anointed “superb-troup” featuring members of Fan Girl, Sophisticated Dingo and more, as well as premiere their debut EP crimetime.  crimetime. is a raucous, swaggering and no bullshit slice of Australian punk rock. Occasionally jarring, but always full of character and attitude, the EP is […]

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The 10 Best Musical Moments at SXSW 2019

March 27, 2019

With weekend of films and special events that included appearances from the likes of Boyz II Men, Santigold, Bishop Briggs and more, into a week of official showcases that included everyone from Joan Jett to Shakey Graves and Andrew Bird, SXSW 2019 was as jam packed as ever. So what were our favourite musical moments […]

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An Afternoon in an Arcade with Yorke: Byron Bay’s Pop-Protege

March 27, 2019

The ringing sirens and looping jingles that echo through the arcade are maddening, even after a few minutes. They’re also the antithesis-soundtrack to the personality of Yorke. 20-year old Grace Hughes, who adopted the moniker “Yorke” last year in homage to her love of New York City, is calm, chilled and charming as we spent […]

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Five shows not to miss at Melbourne’s Brunswick Music Festival

March 4, 2019

Spanning over the course of the next two weeks, from the third until the seventeenth, the 2019 Brunswick Music Festival is hosting some of the premier music acts from around the globe. With a long list of acts and activities, speakers and galleries to view spanning over such a long period, it can make it […]

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Exclusive EP Premiere: Chakra Efendi – Until The Children Grow Old (2019 EP)

February 28, 2019

We’re excited today to be premiere, Until The Children Grow Old, the debut EP from the Brisbane via Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter Chakra Efendi. At only nineteen years old, Efendi has already built something of a dedicated cult both at home and overseas thanks to a series of demos posted to SoundCloud. Demos, which to date, […]

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Exclusive: Winterbourne take us behind-the-scenes of their “Take The Golden” Music Video

February 21, 2019

Central Coast duo Winterbourne have just dropped their new music video “Take The Golden”, and are excited to be taking AU review readers on an exclusive look behind the scenes on the making of the clip, which you can watch below: Winterbourne wrote “Take The Golden” in Berlin with producer and songwriter Tobias Kuhn, while the […]

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Meet the local SA acts announced to play the Adelaide Superloop 500!

February 18, 2019

Six awesome up-and-coming South Aussie music acts have been selected to perform as part of this years Superloop 500 After Race Concert Series along side some of the biggest biggest names in international and Australian music. In its ninth year, Music SA’s Bands on Track initiative received a record 280 submissions, which were judged by […]

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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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An open letter to Gladys Berejiklian and the NSW Liberals: This isn’t just a war on festivals. It’s a war on jobs, culture and common sense.

February 13, 2019

Over the last 13 years of being involved in the music industry wearing one hat or another, if I’ve learnt anything, it’s that this industry is full of the hardest workers of any I’ve ever come across. Roadies who sleep in hammocks in the scaffolding of a festival stage so they can pack down your […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Paddy Cakes “Depressing All” (2019)

February 12, 2019

Today we’re stoked to premiere the new single from Melbourne rockers The Paddy Cakes ahead of its official release on Thursday.  Recorded and produced by Dylan Adams (DMA’s, Skeggs, West Thebarton), “Depressing All” is all set to play a part in the quartet’s forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release on Friday March 22nd.  […]

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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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NSW government’s “War on Festivals” blamed for Mountain Sounds’ cancellation

February 10, 2019

Today’s devastating news about the cancellation of Central Coast Mountain Sounds Festival raises many more questions about the NSW Governments festival safety regulations and approach to tackling drug deaths. Just one week out from the festival, Mountain Sounds, originally budgeting for 11 user-pay police report being blindsided with a $200,000 in upfront costs for 45 user-pay police […]

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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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