Splendour Spotlight: 12 of our favourite performances from Splendour In The Grass 2014

The sound waves from Splendour In The Grass 2014 will be felt for a while, especially on a national scale as some of the weekend's greatest performances came from locals who took full advantage of the massive platform. Special anniversary performances from OutKast and Spiderbait, an emotional set from The Jezabels, and sets from Violent Soho and Phantogram, amongst others, really kicked things up a notch for Splendour, giving punters one of the best additions of the annual event. Chris was on ground to run around the festival and witness just some of these great performances; here are 10 of his favourites. Unfortunately, he is but one person, so much talked about sets from the likes of Childish Gambino, Hilltop Hoods, Tune-Yards, REMi and Angus & Julia Stone are not included.

the AU interview: Humans As Animals (Melbourne)

Lillian chats with the local and amazingly talented lads/musicians of Humans as Animals. The band have been performing together around Melbourne for six years and are about to release a 4-part epic-funk opera that incorporates a character called Bilack. Their debut EP Eukaria’s release is just around the corner, August 1st, and we chatted to them about the release of the EP, its first single, “Her Name” and the EP’s upcoming release at the Evelyn Hotel on August 14th.

Win a DVD copy of N.A.S.A - Spirit of Apollo!

Los Angeles based producer Squeak E. Clean and the Brazilian DJ Zegon formed North America/South America (N.A.S.A.) born out their friendship, shared inspiration and love of music from both continents.

New Music Video: Chicks Who Love Guns "The Deep End" (2014)

Sydney's Chicks Who Love Guns have returned - following the success of "Pencil Neck" - with their latest single "The Deep End", which is being released as a 7" alongside a slew of East Coast shows - kicking off in Sydney this Saturday at Q Bar. Until then, enjoy the brand new video clip here:

The Best of the Rest at Splendour in the Grass 2014

Splendour is an institution for any music lover (or just those keen to party in the bush for 4 nights) but what makes the weekend so special isn’t just the music, or what’s on the main stage. They say the best festivals are the ones you can go through without even seeing any of the bands, so here’s a list of the off-the-beaten track things that were on offer all weekend.

Gettin' to know the Glaswegians #02: We Came From Wolves

Following on from our feature on DEATHCATS yesterday, today we bring you the next band in our series highlighting Glasgow based bands - We Came From Wolves. We sat down with the band while at T in the Park in Scotland, and we'll leave it to them to let you know what they're all about, before we bring you their latest EP in its entirety!

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Wednesday 30th July 2014

In this week’s issue: Mövenpick is set to celebrate Swiss National Day with a brilliant promotion involving free gourmet ice cream, we take a look at new Bondi dining option Mr. Moustache, a Beer & Pork pairing event at The Oaks in Neutral Bay, Monteith's takes over the taps at The Royal Albert Hotel, we look forward to Sydney Craft Beer Week, the Time Out Sydney Food Awards, and so much more!

New Music Video: Jack Carty "The Joneses" (2014)

A few weeks back, Sydney based singer/songwriter Jack Carty emerged with his brand new single "The Joneses", the lead track from his upcoming third long player, co-written with the one and only Josh Pyke and set for release in late September this year. Following the single's release, Carty and his housemates have created and released a video clip for the track, which you can watch here on the AU! Enjoy:

The 1975's Matthew Healy responds to Bastille's Dan Smith: "I wouldn't be surprised if they headlined festivals first!"

In an interview with Gigwise published yesterday, Bastille's frontman Dan Smith was quoted as saying "I reckon The 1975 will be headlining festivals in a year or so". In our interview with The 1975 today in Sydney, we asked Matthew Healy he they thought about the opinion.

Cooking with the AU: Candelori's Chitarra with Crab, Bottarga & Zucchini Flowers

World-class Italian restaurant Candelori's in Sydney suburb Smithfield has enjoyed a much celebrated refurbishment recently, retooled with a new menu and a new look that has food bloggers all over the city in a craze lately. The family owned business has kindly provided us with a few recipes to publish, here we have a very tempting dish of Chitarra with Crab, Bottarga & Zucchini Flowers. Give this easy-to-follow recipe a whirl and let us know how it turns out for you via our twitter or instagram. Don't forget to tag @Candeloris for some added culinary clout.

DMA'S Announce National Tour for September and October

The rave surrounding Newtown's DMA's shows no signs of slowing down, with the announcement of a national tour coming through today. If their set this past weekend at Splendour In The Grass is anything to go by, this will be a tour is something you will not at all want to miss as more of Australia will get to witness the rise of one of the most talked about Australian band of the year.

Photo Gallery: First Aid Kit + Marlon Williams - Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.14)

First Aid Kit have returned to Australia for their Stay Gold tour and hit Sydney's Metro Theatre last night supported by New Zealand's Marlon Williams. Mikki Gomez was there and brings us these photos:

the AU interview: Circa Waves (Liverpool) on Australia, Splendour, touring with Metronomy and The 1975.

Larry sits down with Liverpool's Circa Waves to talk about their first ever Australian tour, their local tour with Metronomy on the back of Splendour in the Grass and their upcoming UK shows with The 1975 and The Libertines. We find out what's coming next for the band musically and how life on the road is treating them...

Live Review: First Aid Kit + Marlon Williams - Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.14)

In their first Sydney concert since their much lauded Opera House headline gig of 2012, First Aid Kit have returned to Australia, fresh off the release of their new LP Stay Gold, here as part of the Splendour in the Grass contingency. Tonight's performance at the Metro Theatre may be a bit of a step down from their previous habitat, but the sold out crowd was no less respectful and the concert no less memorable. Well, maybe it is hard to beat a gig at the Opera House, but I digress...

Live Review: Grouplove + Mikhael Paskalev - Metro Theatre, Sydney (26.07.14)


Two well-loved acts from the Splendour in the Grass lineup joined forces for a sideshow. Grouplove and Mikhael Paskalev played to a jam-packed Metro Theatre in Sydney.