Southern Exposure is a special showcase of Australian music taking over Piano's in New York City this Thursday night, from 8pm to 3am, as part of CMJ 2014 - proudly presented by Australian publication the AU review and showing off some of the finest up-and-coming talent from the Great Southern Land. Today we're excited to announce the bands playing the event and the set times. Let's take a look at the bands playing the event:
Last month we sat down with South Australia's Julia Henning while she was at BIGSOUND in Brisbane. Watch our full chat here on the AU as we talk about the festival, her music (including latest single "Another Day") and touring. Julia also talks about how music helps us overcome sadness.
Brisbane's Millions, currently on tour with Ball Park Music, have today announced a headline tour of their own, set to kick off in Adelaide this November. The album tour for the band's debut record Max Relax will see the four-piece on the road until mid-December with the talented High-Tails also along for the ride. The record, released a few months ago now, has seen the band build on strong foundations established on previous EPs and has been received well by fans and the newcomers who will have seen them in recent live settings.
Brisbane's Pleasure Symbols aren't into sunny pop, at least not if this first release from the self-labelled 'coldwave' duo is anything to go by. Dark and ominous synths, layers of fuzzy bass and a barely-whispered vocal make this an intriguing introduction to a band that you really should get into before their Facebook 'likes' hit 200.
The stunning Jane Tyrrell has announced two special live dates to celebrate the launch of her debut album, Echoes in the Aviary. Hitting Sydney and Melbourne in December, the vocalist will showcase her solo venture, which is an utterly fascinating and arresting collection of music to behold.
Secret Garden Festival are bringing the whole crew back together in 2015. Next year is set to be the most diverse and adventurous weekend yet. Organisers have promised that the lineup will feature a swarm of new bands, some Secret Garden favourites, and a handful of exciting international acts.
John Legend has just announced that he will headline a national tour in support of his fourth album, Love in the Future, featuring six-times platinum ARIA #1 single “All of Me”.
Fresh off her recent support gig with alt-j, Perth songstress Grace has dropped “Pluto”, the lead single off her upcoming album of the same title. Produced by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio),”Pluto” sees Grace take her music in a different direction of pulsating synths with an explosive chorus, yet she still maintains a dark and moody ambience through those ethereal vocals that we were first introduced to.
Woodford Folk Festival returns for its 29th year this December with a vibrant and ambitious programme. They have just released their program and this year, the festival will feature more than 400 acts in 35 performance venues over six days and nights.
Having shared the stage with legends High On Fire, Conan, and Windhand, Melbourne four-piece Horsehunter are inarguably the most sought after and exciting young doom bands in the country. On September 30 they released their highly anticipated debut album Caged in Flesh, which is currently the most popular doom metal album on bandcamp. I caught up with Mike (guitar + vocals) and Dan (guitar) to chat about the band, recent success, and the album.
The Armageddon Expo dropped by Melbourne this weekend, providing a fun environment for geeks to well, 'geek out' on their favourite fandoms and share their obsessions for all things television, sci-fi, mystical and comical with other fans.
It’s all too easy to lose yourself in the tranquil, haunting and utterly majestic sounds of up-and-coming Sydney band, Little May. In their debut self-titled EP, the trio have proven that they are far more than just another folk group with sweet voices and acoustic guitars. Little May are on another level. Their stunning harmonies, beautiful lyrics and melodies, and phenomenal song structures weave together flawlessly to form something that not only hasn’t been heard before, but needs to be heard by as many people as possible.
Mikki Gomez was at the Metro Theatre in Sydney on Friday night to witness the return of The Beautiful Girls and the Pierce Brothers. She brings us these photos from the pit:
Hello Asia editor Johnny Au travelled to Tokyo to interview Japanese rock act BACK-ON. BACK-ON is known to many Anime fans as the creators of the opening theme song for Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2, Air Gear, Murder Princess and Eyeshield 21s. BACK-ON has also released four albums with their current album Reload released in October 2014. TURN ON YOUR CAPTIONS FOR ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
“Done As Dinner” is the debut single from Melbourne’s Càbãnå and whilst they do come as a new name to many, we can confirm that all three members Càbãnå of are still in high school, one of them being Japanese Wallpaper and they are the newest addition to Pilerats Records.