New Music Video: Ecca Vandal "White Flag" (2014)

Ecca Vandal is a name you're going to want to remember. The pint-sized artist can rock some killer vocals over some fast-paced, rocking beats, that's for sure. First coming on to the AU's radar at BIGSOUND this year, Ecca Vandal has been producing what's been described as 'future pop' or 'post grunge' music. It's that energy you can tell is made for the live stage - we're expecting to see much more from this lady in the future. For now though, check out the film clip for her single "White Flag" and get yourself introduced.

Future Islands, FKA twigs, St Vincent and more on the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival!

After much speculation and wondering, the line up for the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival has been announced with a list of artists that has indeed impressed. With the likes of Lorde, CHVRCHES and HAIM making the journey to Australia for the festival tour last year, the Laneway crew have gone and levelled up with their 2015 class, featuring some massive names including Future Islands, St Vincent, Flying Lotus and more.

Laneway Festival line up speculation - Who can we expect on the tour in 2015?

The official artist announcement for the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival will be dropping tomorrow and, like everyone else, we can't wait to see who's going to be spending a bit of the summer with us next year. While some names have been dropped, leaked, unofficially spoiled already, the truth is, the crafty folk behind Laneway could and have pulled artists out of left field in previous years, so we're always going to be surprised in some way or another with elements of the final result. But, we like to play the rumour game, so we've come up with 10 artists and bands who we think may be fitting out the bill for Laneway the very least, we'd love to see them on it.

Party with the AU: Opening Night of Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane

the AU review sent foot soldiers out in Brisbane to suss out the newest club to hit Fortitude Valley, the Woolly Mammoth, this past weekend - she is a beast of a venue. Situated next to Cloudland on Ann street at what was once the Mustang Bar, this new hangout is going to give other long standing clubs a run for their money. Woolly Mammoth boasts two levels, three bars and a killer kitchen.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Hitchhiker "11 (Eleven)" (South Korea, 2014)

Giant South Korean entertainment company SM Entertainment has released a track from their major producers titled 'Hitchhiker Project'. Hitchhiker has worked with the biggest names in SM including BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO. 11 (Eleven) showcases Hitchhiker's EDM influence with a M/V to reflect his personality. Certainly one of the most original releases in South Korea this year.

the AU review: Olivia Merilahti of The Dø (France/Finland) on their new record "Shake, Shook, Shaken" and Australia!

Franco-Finnish duo The Dø will release their third studio album Shake, Shook, Shaken in Australia on October 10 and are finally coming back to our shores to support the release this January! I caught up with one half of the group, Olivia Merilahti, who reflects on making the record, looks forward to her Australian tour and talks about how things are shaping up for the record live!

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: REMi, Sensible J & Dutch (Melbourne) on "Raw x Infinity", awards, touring through 2014 and more!

Nominated for both the Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Hip-Hop Album awards at this year's Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards is Melbourne MC REMi. Catching up with him at BIGSOUND, shortly before it was announced he was also in the running to take out the massive $50,000 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant, REMi tells us about the hectic year he, Sensible J and Dutch have had so far, the development of Raw x Infinity and what's coming up for them next!

Yellowcard announce Australian tour alongside Mayday Parade and Born Lion next July!

Yellowcard are coming back to Australia! Yes, admittedly, it's not until July next year, but fans will be grateful to have the news sooner rather than later, right? Frontier Touring will be bringing the band back to our shores in July 2015 for a tour alongside the talented Mayday Parade and Born Lion!

Fine Arts & Artisan nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards announced, commemorative Ken Done artwork unveiled!

The nominees for the Fine Arts and Artisan categories in this year's ARIA Awards have been announced, with the winners being awarded at the ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra Nominations Event at the Art Gallery of NSW on October 7th! The names were revealed along with the commemorative official artwork for the event, designed this year by Ken Done. ARIA's first commemorative artwork was launched last year, created by Reg Mombassa, and so the tradition continues with involving Done, another of Australia's most talented and respected artists. Done will be a special guest at the Nominations Event, presenting the award for Best Cover Art.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Apes (Ballarat) talk overseas touring, developing as a band and more!

Ballarat band APES sits down and chats with Sose at BIGSOUND about hitting the festival in Brisbane for the first time, their development as a band and the prospect of overseas touring. Having built quite a strong reputation for themselves on the live front off the back of numerous headline shows and support slots for the likes of Royal Blood and Band of Skulls, APES tell the AU about how such experiences have affected them as the band they are now and the one they are working on being.

KLP set for the 'Medicine' live tour this November and December!

Since taking the reins from Nina Las Vegas on triple J's House Party program each Saturday, KLP has been able to capitalise on the great following she already had as an electro artist with maintaining a presence in the Saturday nights of beat loving Australian music fans around the country. Live crowds have been loving her work at festivals including BIGSOUND, Splendour in the Grass and Field Day and now, she's announced her first ever run of live shows, this November and December!

The Harpoons announce East Coast tour for October and November!

Celebrating the release of their debut album Falling For You by way of east coast tour this November, is Melbourne band The Harpoons! Kicking off with a hometown show at Howler, the band will be bringing their new baby to crowds in Sydney and Brisbane! The Harpoons have already enjoyed some early international acclaim, with the likes of SPIN and Saint Heron giving them props, and their star on the local Australian scene also continues to rise and shine.

Exclusive Single Premiere: King's Justice "Darling" (2014)

Fremantle-based four piece King's Justice have released their new single "Darling" and we're excited to premiere it for you today on the AU. The band will launch the launch at Ya-Ya's Northbridge on Friday, 3rd October. Listen to the track here:

the AU interview: Holy Holy (Brisbane) talk latest single "History" and playing the Sydney Opera House with Boy & Bear.

Larry Heath interviews Brisbane outfit Holy Holy to talk about their shows with Boy & Bear - including two nights at the iconic Sydney Opera House. We talk about their latest single, "History" and their upcoming single tour - which kicks off on October 9th. We look back at their last EP The Pacific and find out what we might be hearing from them next... and more!

New Music Video: Jackie Onassis "NSY" (2014)

With the One Day tour still fresh in the minds of hip-hop fans across the country, now seems like the perfect time for Jackie Onassis to drop a video for one of the new tracks they were performing during the past few weeks. "NSY" is in line with with their love of synths, crisp drums, and massive, melodic hooks and continues the half-sung, half-rapped bounce they are fast becoming known for. The film clip is produced by the boys themselves, with the One Day crew steady mobbin' on city rooftops, rapping in bakeries, and popping champagne in taxi diners. Adit from Horrorshow directed it and Nick Lupi from Spit Syndicate served as production assistant, so the project is very much in-house and has that inner-west cool about it. Check it out below.