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Sloan Peterson, Lola Scott and Pearl the Girl coming to the Oxford Art Factory

June 18, 2019

We are excited to have the Exclusive announcement today that three very exciting women in Sydney’s music scene are coming to the Oxford Art Factory on August 10th. Sloan Peterson is the headliner of this all-girl affair. She has been working on a new album and has recently released the catchy track Here. Sloan recently […]

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Celebrated film composer Hans Zimmer to return to Australia

June 7, 2019

After a huge arena tour back in 2017, composer Hans Zimmer will return to our shores for three massive shows later this year. With stunning visuals, an expansive lightshow, and, of course, iconic movie music, Hans Zimmer Live will wow audiences in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne this coming October. “Performing a concert series likeHans Zimmer […]

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One Electric Day goes interstate for 2019, with John Farnham, Vanessa Amorosi, and The Black Sorrows heading up the bill

June 3, 2019

Now in its seventh year, One Electric Day is expanding its reach for 2019, with shows scheduled in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and beyond! Promoter Duane McDonald says: “There is always such a buzz around the Melbourne show. It sells out very quickly in Werribee, and every year we get requests from interstate on when we […]

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Aussies Abroad: WAAX plot massive “FU” North American tour for July

May 27, 2019

Brisbane legends WAAX are heading off on a massive North American tour this July, in support of their recent single “FU”. Their US and Canadian shows will come after their appearance at the Sounds Australia Summerstage event in Central Park alongside Hermitude, A.B. Original and more on June 22nd (read more about that HERE). And […]

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The Strokes kick off first tour dates in years with rare headline show in Toronto: Here’s what happened

May 22, 2019

Last night in Toronto, Canada, iconic New York group The Strokes officially kicked off their 2019 tour – their first since 2017. The headline show was a part of the band’s “global comeback” that also saw the group play a surprise, intimate warm up show in Los Angeles earlier this month. The gig, which kicked […]

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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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The Rapture just played their first official gig since 2012 – here’s everything that happened in NYC (inc. Setlist)

May 3, 2019

Ahead of The Rapture’s long awaited return to the stage for the Just Like Heaven festival in Long Beach, CA (details HERE), on Monday night they played an intimate hometown show in Brooklyn, New York – a one night only performance that served as their second time on stage together since 2012*, as well as […]

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Record Store Day: What’s on and where!

April 13, 2019

Everyone loves that vinyl sound and, since today is Record Store Day, there’s no better time to head down to your local independent record store, pick up a few bargains, and maybe even snap up some of those legendary limited editions! But there’s more than just great tunes on offer! Plenty of stores have loads […]

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Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival announces 2019 line-up.

April 12, 2019

Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival has fast become a favourite event for those of us who miss out on the chance to head to Splendour In the Grass. This year Five Four Entertainment, Secret Sounds and Triple J are once again bringing the cream of the SITG crop to the Adelaide Showgrounds for what will be […]

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SXSW Photo Wrap-Up: The Aussie BBQ returns to Australia House as Sounds Australia turns 10

March 20, 2019

Last Thursday, The Aussie BBQ returned to the Australia House at SXSW with a packed line-up of Australian talent. From Jarryd James to Oh Pep!, Bloods to Kirin J Callinan (pictured above), here’s a look at all the acts who performed as the organisation who present the annual event, Sounds Australia, celebrated their 10th Birthday. […]

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SXSW Wrap-Up: The AU Review and Hello Asia! team up for Official Showcase with San Mei, I Know Leopard, Geowulf and more

March 19, 2019

On Thursday night in Austin, Texas at Australia House, the very website you’re currently reading, alongside our sister publication Hello Asia! teamed up for our first ever official showcase at SXSW. Three acts from Australia were joined by two from Japan and one from Korea – the first acts from those regions to ever play […]

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US Chef Rachael Ray serves up Castelcomer, WAAX and Angie McMahon to play her SXSW 2019 events

March 12, 2019

Every year at SXSW, US chef Rachael Ray puts on one of the best events – “Feedback” – which takes over Stubb’s BBQ on the Saturday, open to the public, and an invite only “Feedback House” that runs for a few days in accompaniment. Of course the food is amazing, but the music is even […]

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Angie McMahon to join Mavis Staples at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion Festival in Texas

March 9, 2019

Last year we were lucky enough to attend Luck Reunion festival in Texas; an event held during SXSW about an hour out of Austin on Willie Nelson’s ranch in Luck, Texas. Aussie artist Ruby Boots was among the impressive line-up this year, and now Australia’s own Angie McMahon will be joining the 2019 event – […]

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Here are all the UK acts playing the British Music Embassy at SXSW 2019

March 9, 2019

The British Music Embassy returns to SXSW this weekend for its 12th year, taking over Latitude 30 with a slew of events and live performances from 10th to 16th March, and special interactive events from the 8th to the 10th. And though a lot of these events were announced last month, there have been a […]

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Australia House music showcases revealed for SXSW 2019

March 5, 2019

Set times have now officially been released for the second annual Australia House, taking place during SXSW in Austin, Texas. For over ten years, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA has been to thank for bolstering the success of many globally recognised and adored Australian artists. This year sees SOUNDS AUSTRALIA celebrating their 10th anniversary (along with the AU Review!) as they return […]

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Aussie Abroad: Meet the acts to play Coachella, Bonnaroo, Primavera, Fuji Rock, Firefly and BottleRock in 2019

March 5, 2019

For all you jet-setting music fans out there, you’ll see plenty of Aussies hitting the stages of international festivals this year. From Coachella in California to Lollapalooza in Paris, you’ll be spotting Australian acts around the world. Here’s just a few of those destination festivals that you can expect to see some homegrown bands dominating […]

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The Capital One House at SXSW has announced a PACKED lineup for 2019

March 4, 2019

The Capital One House at Antone’s always has an impressive lineup; but this year’s collection of acts from around the world just might take the cake. The event, which runs alongside the Interactive portion of SXSW, often hosts exclusive performances ahead of the main music conference, with world class artists who need little introduction nor the […]

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the AU review announces its first ever SXSW official showcase as final 10th Birthday celebration with Hello Asia!

February 28, 2019

In our 10th year of covering SXSW on the AU review, we’re thrilled to reveal the lineup for our first ever official showcase at the iconic Austin event. Partnering with our sister publication Hello Asia!, the event will feature three Australian acts and two acts from Japan and one from Korea. It’s all happening at […]

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Prepare your FOMO: This intimate, Delta Spirit-curated festival on a ranch during SXSW sounds incredible

February 19, 2019

Those following our coverage of SXSW last year might remember we headed along to Willie Nelson’s festival Luck Reunion, which is held on his ranch about an hour out of Austin. Well this year, Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit is curating an incredibly intimate experience which seems inspired by Nelson’s, dubbed the “Revival Experience at […]

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Download the set times and maps for the Farmer and the Owl Festival 2019 in Wollongong

February 19, 2019

It’s not long now until the Farmer and the Owl Festival makes its McCabe Park in Wollongong, with international acts like Beach House, Flint Eastwood and Deafhaven joined by local heroes Hockey Dad, Kirin J Callinan, RVG and many more. The one day event is all happening on Saturday 2nd March, and now you’re able […]

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