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Jenny Broke the Window launching new single "Black Skeleton" in Melbourne & Sydney in June!

Sydney's Jenny Broke the Window have announced the release of a kickin' new track in "Black Skeleton" and in even better news, it's not going to be long before we get to see the single rolled out live! The band will be launching their new single over three shows next month, so if you're keen to get around a great local act from NSW, take down the following dates and be sure to get along.

Vivid Live Review: Bill Callahan - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House (29.05.15)


Photo Credit: Daniel Boud, Sydney Opera House (Used with Permission)

Formerly known as Smog, and the brief touring and life companion of the incomparable Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan is sitting on an impressive catalogue of music that spans some 25 years and 14 albums. This week, he's touring Australia for the first time in some six years, off the belated back of his last record Dream River (not counting the "dub" version released a year later) and is in Sydney to play two shows as part of the popular Vivid Festival.

Rounding up the TEDxSydney 2015 at the Sydney Opera House

Dr Munjed Al Muderis’ life changed the day he was ordered by the military to surgically remove the ears of Iraqi defectors in Baghdad after the chief surgeon was shot for refusing. Fleeing to Australia as a refugee Muderis spent a considerable stay in Curtin detention centre in Western Australia awaiting processing was one of the lowest points in what he called the wheel of life.

Arts News Weekly: 29th May 2015

In This Issue: Brisbane Festival 2015, The Paratrooper Project, Frenchy’s national tour, an exhibition on ancient Aboriginal culture, Sydney Underground Art Market Party, Comedy Fundraiser for Nepal and the 2015 Melbourne International Animation Festival.

the AU interview: Samson Young (Hong Kong) discusses his involvement in "48HR Incident" and his work "Nocturne"

The artist uses a men's shaver on a drum and listens to the sound.

Opening today at the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Hong Kong artist Samson Young is a part of the new exhibition 48HR Incident. Naomi Gall caught up with Samson to talk about the exhibition and his included piece Nocturne.

Single of the Day: Jarryd James “Give Me Something” (2015)

After a ridiculously successful debut single, “Do You Remember”, which got over 5 million cumulative streams and peaked at #1 on the Australian iTunes chart, Jarryd James has followed up the release with “Give Me Something”, a track which blends James’ beautiful harmonies with huge percussion and driving organ and Wurlitzer keyboards. It’s produced by Joel Little, the genius behind Lorde and Broods work so far. Listen to it here:

Album Review: Martin Gore - M.G. (2015 LP)

Martin Gore is one of the founding members and songwriters of Depeche Mode, a band that has been together for three and a half decades and are one of the biggest cult acts on the planet. They had a huge influence on me when I was young (many moons ago) and essentially shaped my tastes in music today. M.G. is Gore's third solo work, following the cover albums Counterfeit and Counterfeit 2. Unlike his previous two releases, M.G. is entirely instrumental and was conceived during the recording process of Depeche Mode's 2013 LP Delta Machine where he felt there was enough material for a solo album.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 29th May 2015

In This Issue: We have the full line-up for Little BIGSOUND’s program, the details about Converse Rubber Tracks and the studios you could play in, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

F&L News: Lee Ho Fook to prepare pop-up Chinese Banquet at National Gallery of Victoria

Renowned Melbourne restaurant Lee Ho Fook are lending their Head Chef Victor Liong to the National Gallery of Victoria to help farewell the popular A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736-1795 exhibition with a 'one day only' Chinese Banquet.

Hello Asia! Sessions: Gentle Bones (Singapore) performs "Elusive" live and acoustic

the AU review and Hello Asia! presents Singaporean singer/songwriter Gentle Bones (Joel Tan) performing an exclusive LIVE acoustic version of his track "Elusive". The track is taken from Gentle Bones self titled debut EP. Joel is joined on the violin by Josh Wei. Filmed in Singapore during the Music Matters LIVE festival.

the AU interview at The Great Escape Festival: Jamie Lawson (UK) on touring with Ed Sheeran, his new album & more!

Australian audiences were introduced to British singer songwriter Jamie Lawson through good mate Ed Sheeran when the two were in the country a few months ago on a huge national tour. On the trip, Sheeran announced that Lawson was to be the first artist signed to his Gingerbread label and since the tour, Lawson has become a mainstay on commercial radio with single "Wasn't Expecting That" going Platinum. Larry caught with Jamie in the UK while at The Great Escape Festival to chat about the tour and what's coming up next.

Music Video of the Day: Montaigne "A Cinematic Plea for an End" (2015)

Montaigne's rise to wider attention has been one that we at the AU have been so stoked to see in the past year or so - such a great and talented young songwriter, Jess Cerro has been dominating on the live front in recent months with shows alongside Washington and her own headline tour pulling in the numbers and the love. Today she's released a special live video of her track "A Cinematic Plea for an End", featured on her debut EP of the same name. Showcasing her powerful live vocals and strong stage presence, the clip is a snapshot of Montaigne at a brilliant and exciting point of her career and we think it's definitely worth sharing today.

F&L News: New Shanghai turns one, announces Free Pork Bun Week! (Melbourne)

One of Melbourne's most popular dumpling havens New Shanghai, located in Melbourne's lush Emporium, is preparing celebrations for their first birthday, reversing the gift-giving process and giving us all the gift of free pork buns.

Hermitude - the AU's Feature Artist for May - name their five favourite hip hop artists!

If you've not yet had a chance to get around Hermitude's new album Dark Night Sweet Light, this is the album you need to access on whatever music platform you've got near today. The recent ARIA #1 record has seen the duo rake in deserved kudos and as our feature artists of this month, we couldn't be happier that the wider Australian public has taken to El Gusto and Luke Dubs' brilliant knack for producing memorable new music in the way they have.

F&L News: Manly Wharf Hotel converted into a pop up mini seaside cinema


The pop up cinema's first screening: Jaws

In just a couple of days Sydneysiders will be able to watch Jaws on Manly Wharf. Could anything be more perfect? The Steven Spielberg classic will be the first of many classic shown at Manly Wharf Hotel as the seaside venue transforms into a cinema every Monday until the end of September.