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New Music Video: Wagons "Why Do You Always Cry" (2014)

Wagons are back at last with their new record Acid Rain and Sugar Cane. Single "Why Do You Always Cry" is perhaps their most powerful song yet, spiralling down an emotional drain that is equal parts Lee Hazlewood and Nick Cave. The video - which has frontman Henry Wagons filming the band himself - captures the seasick feeling of the song perfectly.

Photo Gallery: Devendra Banhart - The Factory Theatre, Sydney (16.04.14)

Devendra Banhart performed his Sydney Bluesfest sideshow at The Factory Theatre and Belinda Dipalo was there to take these photos.

Drinking with the AU: Newtown Hotel Cider Fair - Newtown (Sydney)

The hipster haven that is Newtown Hotel was a perfect spot to host stalls from several cider brands, turning the showcase into a full afternoon fair complete with delicious pork & apple burgers and breezy folk music. There is something about cider which lends itself to a laid-back atmosphere, whether it's the fresh fruit hand-picked from all across Australia, or the clean, sweet taste of the finished product; cider is, and is looking to always be, the drink we run to when we want to relax.

Photo Gallery: Steve Earle and the Dukes + Kasey Chambers - The Tivoli, Brisbane (15.04.14)

Legendary US songwriter Steve Earle brings his band The Dukes to Brisbane's Tivoli for a Byron Bay Blues Festival sideshow playing songs from his 15th studio album The Low Highway and greatest hits. Opening for Steve is the wonderful Kasey Chambers. Mark Tainton was there to bring you photos from the night.

the AU interview: Cedric Gervais (France) on Pacha Sydney and 'Summertime Sadness' Tour

Currently one of the most sought after electronic music producers in the world, Grammy-winner Cedric Gervais touches down in Sydney to headline a massive Pacha at Ivy in just two days. The Easter Weekend is bound to be cause for celebration within the gorgeous walls of Ivy this Saturday as Gervais has planned quite a show for punters.

the AU interview: Nick "Peanut" Baines of Kaiser Chiefs (Leeds) on the new chapter of the band in album number five!

There as a period of time where my housemate and I would drive around the city blasting Kaiser Chiefs tunes loudly, venting aggression and anger towards various uni assignments/people through "Every Day I Love You Less and Less", "The Angry Mob", "Oh My God" and...well you get the gist of it. So when Peanut Baines opens up to me about the band's new album Education, Education, Education & War, a wry smile crosses my face when he mentions that intrinsic aggressive element which exists in the British band's infectious sound.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Easter/Anzac Special 2014

Here at the AU we make it our aim to help you get the most fun you can possibly get out of each holiday. With Easter and ANZAC day fast approaching, we have listed some of the premium events and foods that we think will serve you well in the upcoming holidays! Happy Easter!

the AU interview: Brett Jansch of Dune Rats (Brisbane) on SXSW, touring the globe and the upcoming Dunies album!

Sitting in a bar in downtown Austin last month, I was busy telling a guy in town from San Francisco how good Brisbane’s Dune Rats were and how they were probably going to be a highlight of my time at the Aussie BBQ. 2pm, the band’s set time, rolls around and they’re nowhere to be seen.

Hello Asia! Opinion: Plastic K-Pop Perfection

Plastic Surgery has always gathered a great deal of press, mostly on the negative side, because of it’s controversial nature. Has plastic surgery built the KPOP industry we have grown to love today?

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2014: A Taste Of Japan Nite With Jungles From Red Bacteria Vacuum

Japanese all girl punk band Jungles From Red Bacteria Vacuum is an off shoot of the group Red Bacteria Vacuum that toured Big Day Out in 2011. Here is a snippet of their high energy performance at Japan Nite showcase at SXSW 2014.

Album Review: Paolo Nutini "Caustic Love" (2014 LP)

Paolo Nutini got a lucky break when David Sneddon was delayed at the start of a performance in 2003 and Nutini won a spot to sing a few numbers. His ongoing success, however, is not just dumb luck, but is a result of his enduring and ever-growing talent.

Cooking with the AU: Gourmet Garden's Raw Cacao and Ginger Drops

Chances are you already have a couple of packets of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs and spices on hand. These products are simple and convenient ways to capture the flavour of herbs without sacrificing any of that freshness that comes with chopping the herbs yourself. To showcase the authenticity of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs, the AU have been permitted to publish some of their incredibly tempting recipes.

the AU sessions: Holidays on Ice (Angie Hart and Dean Manning) perform "Broken" on the Hammond Organ!

the AU review presents Holidays on Ice (Angie Hart and Dean Manning) performing their track "Broken" LIVE and exclusive on the Hammond Organ for the AU as part of their sessions series. The track come off her latest record The Luxury of Wasted Space, which is available now.

Album Review: Teen - The Way And Colour (LP 2014)

Brooklyn’s Teen are releasing The Way And Colour, the follow up record to their 2012 debut In Limbo on April 22nd. The album is a somewhat surprising progression from the group, moving away from the fuzzy psych sound that made their debut such a joy to listen to.

New Music Video: Milan "Promises" (2014)

Sydney soul artist Milan, fresh off being titled "the next big thing" by Sydney Morning Herald, has just released a video for her new single "Promises" taken from her debut EP Glassy Eyes.