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F&L News: Hot Chip vending machines to be introduced in Australia

The Hot Chips Company, a Perth-based business has been working in secret for the past five years, tinkering away at a brand new type of vending machine that they hope to roll across the country this year. From that name you can pretty much already tell what the vending machines will dispense - that's right, hot chips (hot damn!).

Live Review: Gypsys of Pangea - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney (29.01.15)

Gypsys of Pangea launched their latest single 'The Suit' to an adoring crowd at Brighton Up Bar, before taking a hiatus for five or six months.

Photo Gallery: Bernard Fanning + Little May - Taronga Zoo, Sydney (30.01.15)

Bernard Fanning was supported by Little May at the opening performance of the Taronga Zoo's Twilight at Taronga series. Nathan Atkins was there and brings us these photos from the anticipated event:

A foodie's guide to Granville Island (Vancouver, Canada)

Once an industrial area dominated by factories and sawmills, today Vancouver’s Granville Island is bustling with both locals and tourists, and for good reason. At the famous Public Market you’ll find more than 100 indoor food stalls offering up fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood, freshly baked bread and pastries, tea leaves and coffee beans, what feels like an endless amount of different cheeses, sweets and more. There are also some great waterfront bars and restaurants to choose from, as well as a brewery and distillery to check out.

Photo Gallery: Chiodos + Storm The Sky - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane (29.01.15)

Chiodos hit up The Hi-Fi in Brisbane, so Andrew Wade went along and brought us these photos. Supported by Storm The Sky.

Live Review: FKA Twigs - 170 Russell, Melbourne (28.01.15)

Given she is one of the most hyped and in demand artists right now, it was not overly surprising that I would be greeted by a huge line wrapped around 170 Russell on Wednesday evening for FKA Twigs’ Laneway sideshow and her first performance in Australia. A strong sense of regret however was soon felt upon joining the already jam packed crowd inside the former Billboard venue and any hope of scoring a decent viewing spot was gone. God damn it, why didn't I get here earlier?

the AU interview: Vic Mensa (Chicago) speaks on his debut album, Laneway Festival, the Chicago music scene, Kaytranada, SAVEMONEY, and more

Chicago artist Vic Mensa is coming off a strong year, with both "Down On My Luck" and "Wimme Nah" receiving nods from critics and fans the world over for their refreshing, anthemic sounds. Armed with a whole heap of material both new and old, Vic performs on our side of the world for the first time as part of St Jermone's Laneway Festival. Following his recent performance at the Auckland leg of the festival, we caught up with Mensa soon after he touched down in Brisbane to chat about his shows, the direction of his debut full-length album Traffic, the Chicago music scene, his collective SAVEMONEY, and more.

Single Stream: Big Sean Featuring Drake & Kanye West "Blessings" (2015)

Big Sean gets all the best beats these days, and producer Vinyl has laced him with a dark bouncy beat over which he steamrolls, jumping from rhyme to rhyme alongside the Future Music Festival headliner Drake. We have a feeling that Drake is going to sneak this gem into his live sets so it's probably best you get across it now. There's also some added Kanye West at the end, where Yeezy pops with an outrageous couple of bars before the beat fades.

Live Review: Sohn + KLO - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (29.01.15)

Promotional material for SOHN’s current visit to Australia have mostly led with the whole London born / Vienna based thing, and it’s clear why. The talented multi-instrumentalist’s debut album Tremors was unique and brilliant, even ground-breaking in a way, in that it took that foundation of a very British sounding electronic indie and swirled it together with an inherently European influence to create something fans hadn’t quite heard before.

Stumbled Upon #017 - World Wild (Adelaide)

In our 17th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Adelaide's latest synth pop minstrel World Wild , and chat about being in a band full of his friends and his latest release, ‘Coast to Coast’.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 30th January 2015

In This Issue: we look at the ARIA 2014 Wholesale Figures, the blazing return of vinyl, and the 2015 Indent Grants for all-ages live music events, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

F&L News: Massive food line-up announced for Laneway Festival Sydney inc. Gelato Messina, Porteno, and Marys

As we in Sydney gear up to take on St Jermone's Laneway Festival this Sunday one we'll also be needing to ready of palette for a wonderful onslaught of food. We all know just how important festival food is, as we continue to revolt against the revolting dagwood dogs and greasy gozleme. Laneway share that awareness, and have such curated a Sydney food line up that includes pop-ups from some of the city's most adored eateries, including Vini, Marys, Porteño, and Gelato Messina.

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: January 30th - February 1st

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to through the weekend ahead and deliver you this guide - our gig picks of the week!

New Music Video: Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney "Only One" (2015)

Is the horribly biased and disgusting media narrative of Kanye West as some kind of music industry villain about to change? It sure looks like it, with a collective 'awww' as Kanye serenades his daughter in the adorable music video for heartfelt ballad "Only One". Earlier in the day Kanye debuted a preview of the clip on Ellen, but now the full version is here, directed by the one and only Spike Jonze.

Angus and Julia Stone (Sydney) discuss "indie music", future touring & album plans and Rick Rubin at Laneway Singapore

This past weekend the AU review had the opportunity to sit in a media conference with Australia's folk brother and sister duo Angus and Julia Stone at Laneway Festival in Singapore.