Aussies Abroad

A look at what Aussies are up to around the world…

Tour Diary: The Pinheads take us behind the scenes of their SXSW adventure

April 18, 2019

We might only be in April, but Illawara rockers The Pinheads have already had a busy year. Freshly returned to Australia from a scorching run of shows in Austin for SXSW, the band have dropped new single “Feel It Now” – another hint at what to expect from their forthcoming sophomore album, Is This Real, […]

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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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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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Primavera Sound 2019 achieves Gender Equality as Aussies Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett and more join the line up

December 10, 2018

Held in Barcelona, Primavera Sound has taken place since 2001, consolidating itself as a model reference for urban festivals that is internationally considered as an unmissable musical event. Next year the event will run from May 30th to June 1st, 2019. Primavera Sound 2019 line up emphasises on a line up where there is equality between […]

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Meet the first Aussies heading to Brighton for The Great Escape 2019

December 4, 2018

To celebrate a ten-year partnership with Sounds Australia, UK’s premier showcasing event The Great Escape will host a slew of Australian artists at their next annual run, with Australia as the focus country for the event. And they’ve announced the first ten Aussie artists to grace the event’s stages. From the 9th until the 11th of May, […]

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Aussies Abroad: Hands Like Houses joins epic rock lineup at Sonic Temple Festival in Ohio

November 28, 2018

The highly anticipated Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival lineup is here and it has not disappointed. Amongst the abundance of epic rock acts on the lineup is Canberra band, Hands Like Houses who will be representing the Aussies at the inaugural festival in Columbus, Ohio. Taking place in May 2019, Hands Like Houses will […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jade Imagine to join Julia Jacklin’s UK tour this month

November 18, 2018

Melbourne indie pop outfit Jade Imagine will head to England and Scotland to support Julia Jacklin on her headlining tour across the island later this month. The shows in London and Manchester are already sold out and fans in Glasgow should hurry up to secure a ticket, because this combination attracts indie fans like a […]

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Live Review: Aussie trio Haiku Hands thrill with Synne Sanden at Maze in Berlin (Germany)

November 3, 2018

Let me tell you a little story of megaphones, neon masks and confetti. Once upon a time, in a town called Berlin, people started dropping into a cosy little underground bar in the middle of Kreuzberg. The vibe is relaxed and the small crowd of mostly young hipsters is lounging on steps or on chairs […]

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Aussies Abroad: Vance Joy announced as main support on P!nk’s 2019 European summer tour

October 31, 2018

Vance Joy will be returning to European stadiums in 2019 as the main support on P!nk‘s summer tour. Spanning over two months, the tour will follow Vance’s own highly successful tour which has totalled 83 dates globally and will wind up in Europe this November. Australian fans won’t be missing out, with the singer-songwriter playing […]

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Five Aussie acts set to make waves at SXSW Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas

October 19, 2018

South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is an annual conference held in Austin, Texas, and is the number one hot spot for eyeing down your fav new artists. Mixed with a bunch of industry legends and newbies from around the world, artists perform in front of industry professionals, media and fans at venues ranging from […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jordie Lane, Emily Wurramara & more amongst 180 acts announced for Folk Alliance 2019 in Montreal

October 19, 2018

In its 31st year, the annual Folk Alliance International Conference announces their offical showcase lineup, being held from February 13-17, 2019, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The conference is a gathering of the folk music industry and community. It crosses a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Indigenous, […]

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Aussies Abroad: The Cat Empire kick off European tour and announce 2019 North American dates

October 4, 2018

This week, Melbourne’s The Cat Empire have released their fourth brand new song of 2018, “Killa”, as they steadily build toward the release of their next studio album. The song’s author Felix Riebl explains, “Kila is one of those songs you write and know that an album will be built around it.” All the while, the band […]

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Aussies Abroad: Haiku Hands announce UK and Europe Tour

September 17, 2018

Emerging Aussie quartet Haiku Hands will be taking their danceable beats and rebellious energy to the United Kingdom and to Europe. From the 18th of October until the 8th of November the collective will be touring the entire continent. From their performance at the Bristol Simple Things Festival to the Corsica Studios in London, the shows are […]

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Aussies Abroad: Skegss announce November UK and Ireland Tour

September 10, 2018

After recently tearing up London’s Moth Club with their punk and garage sound, Sydney outfit Skegss are set to return to the UK and Ireland. Starting from the 20th of November, they will be hitting several cites across the island. And with a brand new debut album My Own Mess in their luggage, the Byron Bay […]

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Meet the 22 Aussies heading to Nashville for AmericanaFest 2018

September 4, 2018

The 19th annual AMERICANAFEST will take over many of Nashville’s iconic music venues later this month. Running from the 11th – 16th September the festival is a great opportunity for artists – emerging and established – to showcase their work, form international ties and win sponsors. Australia’s national music export initiative, Sounds Australia, will be […]

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Meet the Aussies heading to Reykjavík for the 20th Iceland Airwaves

September 3, 2018

Iceland Airwaves will be celebrating its 20th year in November. And some of Australia’s freshest talent have joined the massive line-up to help celebrate. Four Aussie talents have been announced to join a lineup of more than 220 acts – from 26 countries – for the cardinal Reykjavík event, which recently made news for being the […]

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Aussies Abroad: Julia Jacklin joining First Aid Kit on North American Tour

September 3, 2018

Kicking off next week, Australian Singer-Songwriter Julia Jacklin is touring some massive venues across North America with Swedish sister-Duo First Aid Kit. Starting on September 9th, the two groups will play no less than 19 shows together across the States and Canada, with one of their Brooklyn dates already sold out. For those unfamiliar with […]

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Live Review: DMA’s join Catfish and the Bottlemen, Twin Atlantic and more at Glasgow Summer Sessions

August 27, 2018

The sun was beaming down on the tens of thousands of punters in Glasgow this weekend who descended on the city’s Bellahouston Park park to see North Wales outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen and guests, as part of the city’s Glasgow Summer Sessions series. With the likes of Kings of Leon and Kendrick Lamar with […]

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Sydney artist Ruel joins Kanye West, Tyler, the Creator, Ms Lauryn Hill and more for Camp Flog Gnaw

August 17, 2018

The seventh annual Camp Flog Gnaw, a music carnival presented each year by Tyler, the Creator, is particularly notable for Aussie music fans this year as the jam-packed lineup includes prodigious Sydney singer Ruel. the talented 15 year old musician, who played a his first ever solo headline tour across Sydney and Melbourne earlier this […]

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