Perth five piece Our Man In Berlin are playing their final headline show for 2014 next Friday night so our very own Sosefina Fuamoli caught up with them to talk about the show, their recently release EP Is It Right? and much more!
What an incredible track from Bristol artist Rob Bravery. The only way I can describe it is that I imagine this is what a Massive Attack song with Michael Jackson would have sounded like. It's something that you have to listen to for yourself though, so go ahead and end your week on a good note (and a bunch of huskies!):
With his long awaited new album NightWalk out on Monday, November 3rd, we caught up with Melbourne's Matt Walters to talk about the long road to releasing the record, his past year of travelling across North America - including a recent CMJ debut - and much more. Oh and we ask him about pizza, too. Don't miss Matt when he supports Tori Amos around the country!
CMJ week, also known as “When all my Hanukkahs come at once” (if I had Christmas I would tell you about it), is an all-you-can-eat buffet of international music concentrated within just a few blocks of New York’s Lower East Side neighbourhood, and over the bridge in Williamsubrg, Brooklyn. It’s also the worst, most FOMO-inducing week of the year for music lovers.
Ahead of the final show on their Red Cape East Coast 2014 at Boney in Melbourne (November 8th), Brisbane's Arundel are delivering an exclusive playlist to the AU review of their favourite music. Listen to it here thanks to Spotify and while you do, read what each band member chose and why!
In this week’s issue: We look forward to the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail; A collaboration between The Grounds of Alexandria, Sculptures By The Sea, and Almond Breeze; Matt Moran opens his new restaurant in Sydney; Circular Quay gets a new Indian restaurant; Hyundai takes their partnership with Sculpture by the Sea to a completely new level; Neil Perry's Burger Project opens in Sydney's World Square; Vino Paradiso kicks off; Etsy plans Pop-Up Markets across the country; a new Electro Swing club opens in Perth; Aboutlife comes to Surry Hills; the opening of the Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar; Suntory brings more Japanese Whisky to Australia; and so much more.
CMJ, or “Country Music Jamboree”, as the Dune Rats so aptly coined the New York City industry event, recently wrapped up over the weekend. And with it, a whole lot of Aussie bands completed their first taste of the international stage. Among the hundreds of showcases spread across venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan in just four short days were multiple Aussie-only events. This year, Sounds Australia hosted - in addition to their usual Aussie BBQ affair on the Saturday - an additional Beat Pie showcase over two floors at Santos Party House; while over at Piano’s, we at the AU teamed up with Southern Exposure on Thursday night – jam-packing the venue with as many dancing bodies as there was sizzling talent.
The much anticipated documentary Life After Death From Above 1979 has been released and we've been enjoying it here at AU HQ. Andrew Wade wanted to share his thoughts on the film and brings us the three things he's learnt from the film about one of his favourite bands.
I'm going to go ahead and call this one of the best (and probably least well-known) new songs I've heard in many a moon. Good Morning, a Melbourne duo featuring Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons, have only existed for a short time, and have but one recorded song to their names, but this laid-back gem points to good things.
Tigerair have announced a special "Fright or Flight" sale to take place between 8pm and 12am (AEDT) tonight only with select 2015 fares across Australia from $13. So before you head out to that Halloween party you might want to start planning your next domestic flight.
Liverpool Sound City will be celebrating its 8th birthday in 2015 with a new venues and what is looking to be a huge program lineup! The festival is set to move from its original home at Wolstenholme Square, over to the Bramley Moore Dock is a move to grow, evolve and breathe new life into the heart of the city. Along with this announcement, Liverpool Sound City have also named Belle and Sebastian as their first festival headliners!
Mike Noga has returned home for a short little while to launch a crowdfunding campaign through Pozible to help fund his new album! Noga has been spending much of 2014 in London writing and preparing what's to become the follow up to the acclaimed album The Balladeer Hunter, as well as touring with the likes of Kurt Vile and Mick Turner, but is back in Australia to bring the album home in more ways than one. The funds raised through the campaign will go towards all facets of the record's creation, from mixing and mastering and all the production.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard today release their fifth album, I'm In Your Mind Fuzz, in Australia and after receiving international praise for performances at CMJ in New York, it's perfect timing for the Melbourne band to announce a run of live show dates on home turf for the end of the year! The album tour marks the band's return from what has been an extensive run of international touring bouts through America, Europe and the UK, where they've been making a solid impact on crowds in those territories. On the Australian tour, The Babe Rainbow will joining in on the fun.
To say The Preatures have had a decent year in 2014 would be a slight understatement. From the tight knit Sydney music community where they've been building a solid reputation over the years, to now gracing festival stages and headline capacity gigs around the world, the group have managed to keep an air of cool amid all the chaos. Their much anticipated debut album, Blue Planet Eyes follows on from two successful and popularly received EPs and it's safe to say it's lived up to the hype.
Taken off her debut EP, Aussie artist Olivia Ruth is premiering the official film clip for her track "Forever" today on the AU. The video was shot in Alexandra Headlands in the Sunshine Coast by BeatsTV. Watch it first here: