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Win a double pass to see Flannelette in Brisbane!

Brisbane heavy rockers, Flannelette, are catapulting themselves back into the limelight with the release of their new EP, Valley Nights, and the official launch party at The Hi-Fi on May 2.

the AU interview: Andrew Batt-Rawden talks New Wave: Sound at the Seymour Centre for VIVID Sydney 2014!

the AU review sits down with Andrew Batt-Rawden, the man behind "New Wave: Sound" at the Seymour Centre during VIVID Sydney in June 2014. We find out what the event - now in its second year - is all about; a weekend of 100% Australian artists performing 100% Australian music. We learn about the highlights and find out the best ways to experience the event...

Photo Gallery: The Doobie Brothers - Hordern Pavilion (23.04.14)

It was a trip down memory lane for the packed out audience at the Hordern Pavilion last night as The Doobie Brothers played all the hits for their Sydney fans. Photos by Johnny Au.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Evening Cast "Questions" (2014)

Geelong quintet The Evening Cast have released their catchy single "Questions" onto the world, and now they have a stunning music video to go along with it. The clip has been directed and shot by The Ayvee Space and you can buy the track over on iTunes HERE. But before you go to there, watch the world premiere of the clip here, exclusively on the AU:

Win a double pass to see The Jezabels in Sydney!

Fresh from closing the main stage at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival dates across the country and off the back of the release of their second LP The Brink, which debuted at #2 on the ARIA charts, The Jezabels are excited to announce their first headline dates for 2014, with two dates slated at Sydney’s iconic Opera House.

Album News Weekly: 24th April 2014

In This Issue: After the long weekend we're back into it this week, with big announcements from Australian favourites Angus and Julia Stone, and The Amity Affliction. Overseas and Current Swell, Luka Bloom, and Crowd Company are releasing records left, right, and centre. Also locally, Fishing are coming out with an album, Pharaoh's Playground have one for us, and there's heaps more inside!!

the AU interview: FreeThought (Brisbane)

Brisbane-based progressive metal six-piece FreeThought have just released their debut EP with plenty of complex riffage and grand sounds in the tradition of prog-rock. We sat down with the whole band to have a talk about their inspiring debut.

the AU playlist: 12 essential TLC classics

With the recent announcement of immortal R&B group TLC heading to our shores in June causing mass hysteria, it's only appropriate that we compile some of the quintessential TLC jams for those that want to breeze through the group's stack of multi-platinum albums. With tickets to this hotly anticipated tour being made available to the general public this morning, take this time to remind yourself just why TLC are one of the most celebrated all-girl groups in music history. In no particular order:

Album Review: Ted Danson With Wolves - WWTDWWD? (2014 LP)

album cover for Ted Danson With Wolves: loading cranes in an industrial skyline

Sydney post-punk outfit Ted Danson With Wolves describe themselves as “a noodly four piece”, which isn’t inaccurate, but neither would “shouty four piece”. I just described them as “post-punk”, by which I really just mean they demonstrate an appreciation for the aesthetic pleasure of abrasion, without dwelling unimaginatively in that space. An arguably equally lazy description would be “experimental rock”. They are fresh, unusual, and hard to categorise.

Album Review: Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love (2014 LP)

Buzz band Perfect Pussy continue to excite with their debut album Say Yes To Love. This spunky punk rock band from Syracuse have resurfaced from their 2013 EP I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling, releasing an infectious album that will have you jumping from all four walls.

Hello Asia! Special Feature: B.A.P - invading a planet near you!

Unless you're already hiding in your bunker, you would have heard that South Korean boy group B.A.P will be performing in Sydney and Melbourne next month!

Win a copy of Bonjah's new album "Beautiful Wild"!

The Bonjah boys are at it again. With a third studio LP release ready to share with the world, a special one-off album launch show in Melbourne and European tour in their midst, the boys are showing no signs of slowing down.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Bonez "Foxy Lady" (Jimi Hendrix Cover, 2014)

the AU is proud to premiere the new music video from Sydney based rockers Bonez. The track, "Foxy Lady", is a cover of legendary rock n roller Jimi Hendrix classic track and is taken from Bonez debut EP On The Pig's Back Vol. 1 - the first in a series of three EPs planned for release this year. The video was shot and edited by Johnathan Devoy, best known as the front man for heavy rock bands Jerk/Ink/Melody Black and more. The video also features the pole dancing prowess of Miss Summer Blazin' and was shot onsite at Oxford Art Factory. Enjoy the clip here:

Asian artists set to shine at Music Matters Live 2014

Music, Digital and Social Media Matters are back in Singapore in May and the first Asian artist announcement for the Music Matters Live with HP program is out!