New Music Video: Beck "Heart is a Drum" (2014)

Earlier this week, Beck snuck out a new Black and White video for "Heart Is a Drum", directed by Sophie Muller. The clip sees Beck encountering figures from his past and comes from the track of his celebrated album Morning Phase. You can watch the video here:

The Creases (Brisbane) Playlist: Our Nine Favourite Tracks

This time last week, Brisbane's The Creases were kicking off their weekend at Splendour in the Grass, and now, for the weekend that follows, they have delivered everyone a playlist of their favourite tracks for you to enjoy... From Har Mar Superstar all the way to Mr. Blobby, this list is an eclectic mix, and exclusive to the AU... enjoy!

Theatre Review: Macbeth starring Hugo Weaving - Sydney Theatre Company (Performances through September 27th)

The fire is burning and the cauldron is bubbling on the stage of the Sydney Theatre Company as it presents Macbeth, starring Hugo Weaving in the titular role.

Eating with the AU: The Golden Sheaf Winter Menu - Double Bay (Sydney)

The Golden Sheaf is something of an institution in Sydney’s east but for this writer, hailing from the north side, it was an unknown quantity. My guest and I had ventured to the hotel to trial their new winter menu and given how much we enjoyed it and the warm atmosphere we’ll likely be returning soon.

Theatre Review: Molière's Tartuffe - Sydney Opera House (Performances Until August 23)

Tartuffe is a 17th century classic and a visceral theatrical experience. The play was originally written by Molière and was received with scandal as he satirised and poked fun at religion, human vices and the other follies that people possess. The current adaptation by the Bell Shakespeare company features a script by Justin Flemming and is a wry, clever and funny night out that will have you simultaneously laughing and slapping your foreheads from the seats.

The State of Affairs: Latest Music Industry News - 1st August 2014

In This Issue: Cherry Bar raises a record-breaking amount in their crowd-funding campaign, DT3 win NT Song of the Year, Three Six Zero launches a label, Blue Note releases an app and the Melbourne Music Bank returns with Ella Hooper as ambassador, plus all the signings and the ARIA charts.

New Music Video: Karen O "Rapt" (2014)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O will release her full-length solo debut, Crush Songs, on September 5th, and this single is the first cut from one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the year. Clocking in at under two minutes, it's a kooky, catchy number that only adds to the hype surrounding the album.

Exclusive Video Feature: A-League All Stars Joshua Rose and Storm Roux explore the Italian Food of Sydney ahead of Juventus F.C. match.

Food & Lifestyle on the AU review spends the day with Joshua Rose and Storm Roux - Defenders from the Central Coast Mariners - who will be playing as part of the A-League All Stars squad against Italian side Juventus F.C. in a special showcase match on August 10th at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, 7:30pm.

Ticket Information for 2014 B1A4 Road Trip in Australia

Australian BANAs! Today is the day that tickets for 2014 B1A4 Road Trip in Australia goes on sale. Make sure you are ready at 4pm on Friday 1st of August for your chance to secure the best tickets.

the AU interview: Tom Meighan of Kasabian (Leicester) on critics, "48:18" & the two biggest shows of his career.

Kasabian have had a long running love affair with their Australian fans. Maybe it's the shared innate raucous behaviour that both share when it comes to getting loose at a rock and roll show. Perhaps it's a shared and well-respected ethos of not giving a fuck about the hard stuff. Regardless, it's evident that whenever the band has been through the country, festival or headline tour, the people have responded. And responded well. The Leicester four-piece are going to be back in the country for a run of shows this August with new album 49:18 raring to go.

Eating with the AU: PJ Gallagher's Irish Pub - Leichhardt (Sydney)

Criminally, there aren't many restaurants around Sydney where you can really settle down and enjoy hearty Irish fare. This is especially unfortunate during winter, seeing as there is nothing better than digging deep into Irish cuisine while enjoying a creamy smooth guinness. PJ Gallagher's has you covered for this, with several pub venues across the city, offering everything that's great about a cosy, friendly local pub, as well as a focus on traditional and satisfying Irish pub grub.

the AU interview: Matt and George of The 1975 (UK) on touring the globe, Bastille, Metallica & a third return to Australia in 2014...

Larry interviewed Matthew Healy and George Daniel from The 1975 in Sydney, Australia while they were in town for a Splendour in the Grass sideshow. In part one, we talk about their second visit to Australia this year - discover that they have plans to return before the year is out - and find out how their manic touring schedule has been treating them since they last were in Oz for the Big Day Out.

the AU interview at T in the Park: The Magic Numbers (UK) talk about their long awaited new album "Alias"!

In just a couple of weeks, UK quartet The Magic Numbers will finally be delivering their long awaited fourth album Alias onto our eardrums. While I was in Scotland a couple of weeks ago covering T in the Park, I got to spend some time with the group backstage and over a beer, conducted an interview where we reflected on their time between records, talked about this one and found out if we'll ever get them back to Australia! Watch it here:

Gettin' to know the Glaswegians #03: WHITE

Back in June, we featured the single "Living Fiction" from a band called Glasgow called WHITE. It was a track I loved so much I gave it a 10/10 score in my single review. As we take some time to feature bands out of the city, it wouldn't have been complete without taking a moment to get to know these guys a bit better. After all, they do live in a world of mystery... So let's take a moment...

Photo Gallery: The 1975 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (27.07.14)

The 1975 played two massive shows in Melbourne earlier in the week, and Samantha Thomson was there to bring us this photo gallery of the boys in action at The Hi-Fi Bar.