F&L News: Connoisseur celebrate four new flavours by offering Sydney free ice cream for five days

In news that will excite every living person in Sydney, renowned ice cream brand Connoisseur have released their new Empire Collection of luxury ice creams with four unique flavour combinations. Next time you go shopping to pick up a Murray River Salted Caramel you might also want to get a bit extra, with ice cream, inspired by four historical characters whom are each connected to the origins of ice cream, recently launched in Coles, Woolworths, and selected independent retailers nationally. And over the next five days, Sydney siders will be able to try the flavours for FREE.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Saskwatch (Melbourne)

the AU review sits down with the two parts of Melbourne ensemble Saskwatch while at BIGSOUND 2014 in Brisbane to talk about their international travels, their BIGSOUND successes, their latest album, their upcoming touring and musical plans and much more...

VideAU Games First Impressions: Destiny (PS4, 2014)

By now, many of you have, no doubt, already given Destiny a sound thrashing since it’s release last week - I watched with jealousy as my roommate hit the level cap over the weekend. I finally got to spend some quality time with Destiny today and thought I would take this opportunity to post a few first impressions ahead of our full review later this week. So let’s jump in.

Playwrite announce 'Whittaker' single tour and get set to support Elbow and Jack Carty nationally.

Melbourne's Playwrite have announced a string of tour dates in support of their brand new single 'Whittaker'. And the good news keeps coming with Playwrite also being announced as the main support for Elbow's and Jack Carty's upcoming tours!

Album Stream: Listen to Adam Cohen's new record "We Go Home"

Though he'll forever be preceded by "Son of Leonard...", Montreal singer/songwriter Adam Cohen has been active in the music industry for almost twenty years, amassing an impressive catalog of music in both French and English along the way. His last release, Like a Man, went gold in Canada, impressing critics and helping Adam grow a strong fan base of his own. Two years later and he has another record under his belt -We Go Home - and today we have it for you to enjoy in full. Listen to it here:

the AU interview: Cirque du Soleil "Duo Fixed Trapeze" Performer Guilhem Cauchois on "Totem" - touring Australia from October.

As Montreal's famed company Cirque du Soleil celebrates its 30th Anniversary, they are getting ready to bring their new production TOTEM to Australia. To get our head around what we can expect from the new show, we will be catching up with the performers and creative minds of the show over the coming weeks. First up we are introduced to Guilhem Cauchois who'll be dazzling us on the Trapeze.

Drunk Mums to head out on tour in support of "Nanganator" single!

Drunk Mums are back! And they've brought a brand new single and tour with them! The Melbourne band have announced the release of their highly anticipated single 'Nanganator', out September 19th. And to celebrate, the loveable punks are hitting the road for shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Byron Bay, Wollongong, Fremantle + more!!

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Mise en Scene (Canada)

the AU review got to know Canadian duo Mise en Scene while they were in Brisbane for their first ever Australian trip as part of the Canadian contingency at BIGSOUND 2014! Watch our chat with the oh-so-cool rockers here:

Busby Marou announce acoustic tour through October/November and "Farewell Fitzroy" deluxe reissue

Folk duo Busby Marou have announced a special stripped back acoustic tour throughout October and November! The 19-date tour will see the duo play shows throughout QLD, NSW, VIC, WA and SA.

the AU interview: Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco (UK) talks "Whorl"

With their much anticipated new album Whorl in stores now, Philippe catches up with Jas Shaw of UK electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco to talk about the album, recording in Joshua Tree, working without computers, rehearsals and their design team's new music videos...

Photo Gallery: The A-Z of BIGSOUND 2014 (Part two)

Photographer Johnny Au takes us to BIGSOUND in Brisbane with an A-Z of the best performances he captured from the week. In Part Two, we take you from Canada's Mise en Scene to Brisbane's own WAAX. OK, so we realise this is more a "A to W" than a literal "A to Z" but you get what we're trying to do here...

the AU interview: Seth Haley aka Com Truise (New York)

When I had the opportunity to grab New York's Com Truise for a few questions after his show as part of Brisbane Festival, I understandably jumped at the opportunity. We started off talking about Australia. I asked him, “What were your expectations about Australia if you had any at all?” he said quite matter of factly “Kangaroos” and laughed. He went on to explain further how his trip has been as well as a great discussion about his music.

New Music Video: Flight Facilities Featuring Emma Louise "Two Bodies" (2014)

Sydney electronic duo Flight Facilities already have enough steam behind them to sell out shows around the country, and they don't even have a studio album out yet. Their catalogue is looking to become a bit richer come October 24th, when the producers finally release their debut album Down to Earth. Our first taste of what they've been cooking up comes with stunning single "Two Bodies", a sensual, melodic house affair which features heavenly vocal work from Brisbane songstress Emma Louise. The impressively choreographed video comes from Sydney-via-New York director Lorin Askill, who has taken an artful approach for what is bound to be one of the summer festival season's biggest hits.

Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen announces February 2015 Australian dates

American singer-songwriter Daniel Rossen has announced two Australian dates for 2015! Rossen, best known as a member of influencing indie-rock band Grizzly Bear, will be playing shows in Sydney and Melbourne, when he heads to our shores in February.

F&L Guide: Top 5 places to eat and drink in Seminyak, Bali

There's a little something for everyone on the west coast of Bali, as you step into the beautiful surrounds of Seminyak. Our newest F&L writer, Brea Carter, was fortunate enough to spend a few days there experiencing all the great area has to offer. She brings you five essential things for a true eating and drinking experience in Seminyak.