The Devinyl Splits series is a series of 7” vinyls featuring one song each from Kevin Devine and a guest performer. This split, Devinyl Splits No. 2, sees Devine sharing 7” space with Meredith Graves, frontwoman of Perfect Pussy. Click through for our thoughts on this latest offering...
Add Good Riddance to the late-90s bands who are coming back around in the 21st century! '90s skate punk heroes Good Riddance are storming back onto this scene in 2015 after an eight year hiatus. With a new album, Peace In Our Time, Good Riddance are landing on our shores for a mainland tour this August. For fans of old school California skate punk, this show might be hard to miss. Click through for all the dates...
Australian crowds have gotten to know five-piece Moses Gunn Collective that little bit better with recent shows alongside The Jungle Giants, the excitement for their debut album to drop building with each date. They've released a clip for their dreamy number "Back Into The Womb" - it’s got exactly as much fuzz guitar and psychedelic production as you’d expect from these guys. Check out the glittery goodness below!
Blackmarket is part roaming artwork, part real-life video game, and invites the players into a dark underworld of unlicensed street selling and entrepreneurial trading. Performance Space and the City of Sydney are collaborating with Perth’s tactical media art renegades PVI Collective on this participatory site-specific work that will take place on the streets of Sydney. The AU caught up with PVI’s Kelli to discuss Blackmarket, participant behaviour, and what you need in order to survive.
A sold out crowd masked the Exeter’s bricked beer garden, standing atop wobbly benches to get an unobstructed view of the low-rise stage. Glasses of beer were substituted for brimming jugs, cementing everyone’s unwillingness to lose their hard earned spot.
The new album by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is much less aggressive than their last conceptual album I’m in your Mind Fuzz. This sixth installment in the list of studio albums by these Melbournites is infinitely more chill. There’s a retrospective sense in the lo-fi style quality of this album entitled Quarters. Stu McKenzie’s lyrics seem to come through almost muffled over the lazy waves of twanging guitars.
The National Indigenous Arts Awards ceremony will be held at the Sydney Opera House this evening, with many talented names set to be recognised for their achievements and contributions to the arts industry. Kahl Wallis, known for his work with The Medics and also The Painted Ladies, will be one of the individuals to be honoured at this year's event, as he will be awarded the 'Dreaming Award' for 2015 - a $20,000 prize to be used in the creation of a major body of work. It's a massive opportunity for any artist and an exciting one at that, and those who have followed Wallis' creative journey thus far will agree that the Dreaming Award has an incredibly deserved recipient for sure this year.
Soul-Funk-Pop singer/songwriter Dru Chen has had an interesting upbringing. Having spent half his life in Melbourne and half in Singapore, it made sense for him to perform at Music Matters where he had previously performed as a guitarist for Brisbane singer Bec Laughton. Here, Dru takes us on a trip around his second home, sunny Singapore, from killer eats to radio to rehearsal to the stage!
The forth AU Sessions was held at the Hive Bar in Erskineville last night with fantastic performances from Queensland musician Emma Beau and Sydney musician Alex Gibson. A great evening was had by all as the crowd listened intently to both fine singer/songwriters. Many thanks to both Emma and Alex for performing and we look forward to seeing you at our fifth event next month! Stay tuned to our sessions page (http://www.theaureview.com/sessions) for more details. Photos by Johnny Au.
It's a pretty safe bet that the two shows TV on the Radio have set up for the Sydney Opera House as part of VIVID Sydney are set to be some of the highlights of the festival for live music lovers. Today, the organisers have gone and added another layer of greatness, with the addition of Kirin J. Callinan to the shows. The level creative madness and intrigue Callinan has brought to his live shows over the last few years has made him one of Australia's renowned and sought after performers and recently, he's popped up on tunes with the likes of Mark Ronson all the while dominating on stages as both solo artist and of course, as part of Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders.
Want a free taco? You're answer probably depends on the effort required and the size of said taco, right? It just so happens that Los Vidas is introducing the generously sized Taco Grande to the menu at their Wintergarden store, and to celebrate they are giving away 500 of these today through the very easy and convenient medium of Facebook.
The Hard Aches, a melodic punk rock band from Adelaide, have spent the last few years touring in support of their debut EP, Organs & Airports. Now they are back with their recently released their debut album Pheromones, and are about to head off on a national tour to celebrate the release..
There’s a real familiarity to the sound of Surfer Blood. Whether it is the warmth within their tunes, the vocals of front man John Paul Pitts, or the indie-pop sound that is currently swarming the music landscape, I’m not too sure. One thing I’m a little more certain of is that Surfer Blood have gone about and released new album 1000 Palms with the view of taking the best parts of their previous albums, and amalgamating them into this their third album.
Prior to their east coast kicking off next week, Fox & Fowl have a new track to share with you in "Spark" - one the AU is proud to be premiering online today! As with their popular single "Eliza", "Spark" is another example of the band's branch out into some new musical territory on their forthcoming EP. From the heavy and dominant guitar riffs to those vocals that have made the band one of our favourites in recent months, Fox & Fowl are definitely ones to watch this year.
Diesel made his way through Adelaide as part of his 'Amplified' tour on Saturday night. Lauren Connelly went along to The Gov to snap these shots.