Originally from the Blue Mountains, the boys from Hermitude headed off to performa at Lollapalooza recently. Along the way, Luke Dubber took some happy snaps for us. Click through to check out the whirlwind experience...
Gideon Haigh has been a Melbourne journalist for over thirty years and as well as hundreds of newspaper articles, has written thirty-one books. His latest release, Certain Admissions, details the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a young Beth Williams on Albert Park beach in 1949.
Adelaide born, Melbourne obsessed, cabaret songstress Anya Anastasia is set to take over the beautiful Melba Spiegeltent for the world premiere season of the darkly humourous, seductive and dangerously witty TORTE E MORT: Songs of Cake and Death. As part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015, TORTE E MORT will run for a strictly limited season from Wednesday September 16, until Sunday 20.
In recent months Apple has aggressively expanded its digital entertainment platforms, spearheaded by the streaming service Apple Music and the 24 hour radio station Beats 1. Beats 1 is headed up by Zane Lowe, who positioned himself as a premier tastemaker during a 12-year stint at BBC Radio 1. He was joined by an eclectic panel at Studios 301 in Sydney for the first Beats Sound Symposium to take place in Australia, to discuss music production, the evolution of music distribution, and the changes that are ahead for the industry at large. Moderated by Beats by Dre President Luke Wood, the panel included musician Jarryd James, Eleven label president John Watson, producer Anna Lunoe, and CEO of ARIA Dan Rosen.
We sat with AU Sessions performer Tim Steward of We All Want To to discuss his musical style, influences and favourite records, as well as future plans. The band will be performing at The AU Review's 7th birthday celebration! Click through for the full interview.
We were lucky enough to hear Chet Faker’s “Bend”, a cut that didn’t make it onto his debut album Built On Glass, but now he’s also given us “Killswitch”, a track set for the Japanese release of his LP. In classic Chet Faker style, it features remixed vocals, lush keys and a chilled beat, and you can give it a listen here...
In This Issue: Spring has begun and the pop records are rolling in! This week is indescribable with everything from Duran Duran's new album to something a little heavier out of Finland, a taste of hip hop and some straight up guitar driven grooves.
In addition to his appearance at this year's Soulfest, massively acclaimed jazz musician Kamasi Washington will be performing one exclusive show at The Basement in Sydney on Thursday 22nd October. The L.A multi-instrumentalist will be delivering his dynamic live performance and bringing to life this year's essential The Epic, his debut solo album which has received perfect scores from reviews around the world, including one in Sydney Morning Herald.
When I first heard about a choir that boasted 300 people, I immediately knew that I had to see this spectacle myself. The Boite Millennium Chorus is comprised of singing enthusiasts from all over Victoria who gather every August for a grand concert at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. The theme for this year was a celebration of African Music titled ‘One Africa’. The choir had teamed up with an array of African musicians, singers, and dancers to put on what would be an incredible performance.
Tigerair Australia have announced a big sale today on all their domestic routes, offering over 10,000 seats for more than 60% off the standard advertised "light fare". The sale comes after some huge growth for the airline which has seen it launch new routes both domestically and internationally.
There has been an enthusiastic push of late 90's/early 00's R&B and hip hop nostalgia in Australia as of late. Just recently Ja Rule and Ashanti, two performers who haven't really made any noise for almost a decade now, managed to surprisingly sell out the Enmore Theatre as well as many other venues on their nation-wide tour. Now comes 112, another big part of that period that hasn't been heard from for awhile, and another act selling out shows across the country.
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 eighth event! Each event, two artists will perform special acoustic sets and it will be completely free!
Next week, Kim Moyes of Sydney electronic duo The Presets will be speaking at the annual Brisbane based music industry conference and festival BIGSOUND. In advance of the event, we spoke to Kim about his time at the Sydney Conservatorium - who have finally introduced a contemporary music program - he gives advice for people looking to enter the industry, reveals his favourite Australian album right now and reveals that he's working on a new Presets record! He also talks about the challenges facing the music industry. There's a lot to read, so we'll leave you to it...
The indie-groove-pop 5 piece, At The Dakota hail from the top end of Australia with musical influences and inspirations from acts like Incubus, Kings of Leon and Cold War Kids. Having found their way in the local Darwin music scene with their addictive pop sensibilities and quirky lyrics, the group will be heading out across major cities in Australia for their first ever national tour in support of their debut EP, Stories.
Jack Colwell is fast establishing himself as Australia’s next great musical rebel, with the video clip for his new single “Don’t Cry Those Tears” racking up almost 9,000 plays on Vimeo and YouTube in just two weeks. On August 28, he released a five-track EP, Only When Flooded Could I let Go, featuring “Tears” alongside his 2014 single “Far From View”. Today, Jack announces a stripped-back headline show in Melbourne, plus an evening in Sydney presented by Rolling Stone.