The Getaway Plan have unveiled their highly anticipated third LP Dark Horses to general praise and great excitement from dedicated fans, resulting in an impressive #10 debut on the ARIA Chart.
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month presented by Citi is well underway now, and the festival's Night Noodle Markets are back in Hyde Park, presenting Sydney with a large scale outdoor hawker that draws on some of the best dumplings, noodles, ramen, and general street food you'll find anywhere, bringing it all together in one place. Heading along to this ridiculously popular event has become a tradition for everyone from the hardcore foodie to those looking to add a little more adventure to their eating habits.
the AU review is excited to announce the next event in our monthly sessions series in Sydney: the AU sessions. The event will take over the Upstairs area of The Hive Bar in Erskineville (93 Erskineville Road) the last Tuesday of every month. And today we're announcing the first lineup for the ninth event! Each event, two artists will perform special acoustic sets and it will be completely free!
Fresh from the announcement that Peking Duk were down for two ARIA nominations - Best Dance Release and Song of the Year for "Take Me Over" - I sat down with Reuben Styles from the Canberra duo to talk about the nominations, the brilliant video for "Say My Name" featuring Matt McGorry (as well as the "Tour Diary" version), their work with Benny from SAFIA and the road ahead...
Making their first ever trip to Australia for Soundwave 2016 will be the "super group" who prefer to be labelled an "experience", Metal Allegiance. The group are the 11th to be announced as part of Soundwave's drip feed reveal, and features Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Mark Osegueda of Death Angel, Alex Sklonick of Testament, Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs, Phil Demmell of Machine Head and Mark Menghi.
If you've paid a visit to the official 1975 website lately, you'll notice there is a countdown clock, set to reveal... something... in about 15 hours from the time of printing. Though it's likely a new single, video, album or tour announcement, we thought we'd have a bit of fun with some other things the boys in the 1975 could be up to... here's what we came up with:
With the Graphic Festival bringing some brilliant artists and minds to the Sydney Opera House, all eyes are going to be on how some visual and musical partnerships go down with Harbour City crowds. Elsewhere down the coast, some exciting Aussie bands both emerging and established will be doing their thing this weekend - check out who we're going to be catching!
Sending out a little message to fans to be paying attention to triple j at approximately 4:20pm this afternoon, Mansfield's favourite sons Violent Soho went on and delivered a huge new song in "Like Soda" along with news of a short east coast tour in coming weeks. "Like Soda" is the band's first piece of new material in some time, having been working away on the follow up record to the immensely popular Hungry Ghost. This little nugget is just what the doctor ordered on a Thursday afternoon.
Acknowledging excellence and innovation in the field of screen composition, the Annual Screen Music Awards have nominated a collection of composers. The Awards, staged jointly by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC, celebrate achievements in music composition for documentaries, short films, children’s television, advertising, film and television soundtrack albums, as well as feature films.
Sydney's currently in the middle of their Good Food Month, but next month will be Melbourne's turn to take part on what is possibly their most diverse program yet. The yearly month-long festival of good food and good drink is a journey of exclusive events, specials, and more, showcasing the creativity and innovation that can be found in both the many restaurants, cafes, and bars throughout the city. The list of events is so unbelievably large this year that it's almost overwhelming, so we went through and picked some of the ones we are most excited about to possibly help you in putting together that delicious timetable!
Slum Sociable have been having a great year; they’ve released two killer singles, been one of the most talked about bands at BIGSOUND, and are set for a showcase at CMJ in New York, beginning next week. And on top of all this, their debut EP and video for single “All Night” just got released. The video, which definitely does not take itself too seriously, is beautifully filmed, which you can check out here...
Photo: Rush Photography
Hau Latukefu demonstrated a strong return to the game with the release of his debut solo album, The No End Theory. Really, he hasn't gone anywhere, though this record has been a long time in the making for fans waiting for the Koolism legend to drop a full batch of new material. Most Australian fans have spent each Thursday evening with Hau as he hosts Triple J's Hip-Hop Show but with the release of 2014's Football, Feasts & Funerals mixtape, the MC got us excited for what was still to come from one of the country's best.
The Rob Guest Endowment Award is presented annually to an emerging musical theatre performer selected by a panel of industry experts. This year’s recipient will be announced at a gala concert performance at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on the 9th November. We caught up with the six finalists upon their announcement to talk about the process and what being the Award recipient would mean for them!
There are many things in life that most people would deem to be unnecessary. Examples of these include public transport that doesn’t work, hot cross buns that look like choc-chip but are actually sultana, and now Ryan Adams’ cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989. To set the precedent for this review, I personally consider a cover to be ‘good’ when it adds to the original or changes it in a way that’s interesting and sparks thoughts of how other songs would sound in that style.
Australia's hottest export Chet Faker is set to headline the Ray Ban x Boiler Room event in Melbourne on November 10. Faker, along with his beard, will be performing a live DJ set, as well as hand picking the other performers for the event. Click through for details...