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Ed Sheeran adds more shows to Australian tour due to overwhelming demand!

Ed Sheeran's 2015 Australian tour is unsurprisingly, selling out all over the shop, but fans will be stoked to know that even more additional shows have now been added in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to meet demand. Tickets for shows across the entire board are now on sale, so be sure to grab 'em!

The Top Games to Play at the 2014 EB Games Expo!

With the massive EB Games Expo kicking off in Sydney tomorrow, we took a look at just some of the games you should be getting caught up in over the weekend. From Mortal Kombat X, to Super Smash Bros, Chris Singh and David Smith offer their tips below...

Captives announced the "Butterflies, Diamonds & Lightning" EP tour for October and November!

Tasmania's Captives are breaking out for a tour of their brand new EP, Butterflies, Diamonds & Lightning! And yes, that will be the last prisoner/captive related pun you'll read in this announcement. The band, who've been slaying it on the live front alongside the likes of Tumbleweed, The Snowdroppers and more recently, are going to be kicking it in a headline capacity through this month and November with some gigs you won't want to miss if you like your rock music loud, bold and proud.

Chet Faker, Matt Corby, Celia Pavey and more for Forbes' VANFEST!


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When the first VANFEST was held back in May, it brought some great live music and DJs through to The Vandenberg in Forbes, NSW for the first time and was a resounding success. Now, another installment of the festival has been announced for the Forbes Showgrounds, bringing a strong selection of Australian talent to the regional area on December 6th. The festival, brainchild of Grant and Matt Clifton will be headlined by Chet Faker and Matt Corby, wrapping up a diverse day and night of music in the Central West!

the AU interview: Kym Higham aka Voice of Trees (Adelaide) on the Follow the Sun Festival.

Adelaide based multi-instrumentalist Kym Higham aka Voice of Trees is just one of the talented artists set to play at the inaugural Follow the Sun Festial down at Glenelg this Sunday! the AU finds out more about him before the long weekend kicks off, the sort of music he's been making and what we can be expecting from him as he joins the likes of Paul Dempsey, Bonjah and more on the festival bill.

the AU sessions: The Superjesus perform a live and acoustic version of "Gravity" in a park in Sydney!

the AU review presents Sarah McLeod and Tim Henwood from The Superjesus performing their classic single "Gravity" LIVE, Acoustic and Exclusive for the AU sessions.

Live Review: Maybeshewill + Solkyri + We Lost the Sea - The Crowbar, Brisbane (28.09.14)

We Lost the Sea hit the stage first, their opening song an all swallowing ocean of guitar sound that grows and grows.  The followup starts meanderingly but as the guitars trade sparse melody, it builds until until the band finally reveals its metal teeth with a snarl. The beautiful soundscape is ripped away with a burst of heaviness, each drumbeat hitting with the force of a bouldre as the guitars race away. The third evolves into a chugging metallic anthem from a mournful electronica solo. We Lost the Sea's standout feature is the sheer momentum behind each of their songs, each totally sweeping me away.

Party with the AU: Jack Daniel’s Birthday Bash 2014 (Sydney)

No one knows exactly when Jack Daniels was born (due to lost birth records), so every year we celebrate his birthday all through September. This time around the celebrations sure ended with a bang, as Jack Daniel’s unveiled The Bar That Jack Built, the world’s first crowd-sourced bar.

Hotel Review on the AU: Two Bedroom Apartment in Ibis Melbourne, Therry Street

It's not every hotel room that greets you with a Spiral Staircase. But it seems that selected Two Bedroom Apartments in the Ibis Melbourne on Therry Street do just that. I was lucky enough to spend a night in one such room last month.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: The Bennies (Melbourne) talk about Soundwave 2015 and more...

the AU review's Johnny Au interviews The Bennies at BIGSOUND 2014 to talk about the festival, their music, their upcoming Soundwave Festival shows and much more... Watch the video here:

The Harry Heart Chrysalis announce October Tour dates!

The five-piece Sydney band The Harry Heart Chrysalis will be hitting the road in October to celebrate the premiere of the new video for their single Vex! Sydney cinematographer Matt Scott Chow shot and directed the video.

the AU interview: C.W. Stoneking (Australia) talks "Gon' Boogaloo"

the AU review interviews Victoria based singer/songwriter C.W. Stoneking to talk about his long awaited new record Gon' Boogaloo, which is released on October 17th - his first since 2008's ARIA Award Winning album Jungle Blues - as well as his live show and much more...

AU Radio is Coming in November 2014!

AU Radio is coming this November and we want you to be a part of it! We are now taking pitches for weekly (or monthly) programs that you would host or curate for the digital station. See below and apply by October 12th to be considered.

New Music Video: The Datsuns "Bad Taste" (2014)

The Datsuns are back. Groovalicious! Clay-mation film clips clearly aren't a thing of the past for this awesome four-piece from all four corners of the globe. It’s from their upcoming album Deep Sleep, which was recorded in a blisteringly fast 10 days. It’s a single that’s been rattling around the brains of us here at the office since we heard it. You can watch the video below. A word of warning though – it’s catchy. Like, singing in your head all day catchy.

VideAU Games News Byte: Ori and the Blind Forest Gets New Gameplay Trailer

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Ori and the Blind Forest was announced at E3 this year and has been turning heads ever since. The story-driven 2.5D platformer by indie developer Moon Studios has just seen it’s first gameplay trailer drop recently at Tokyo Game Show. Showing off the Prologue and Sunken Glades levels of the game, the trailer gives players a taste of what they can expect from the full game. Check it out after the jump.