Opeth have been around for a long long time, yet they continue to release groundbreaking albums that push musical boundaries, while maintaining a massive fan base. They have released eleven albums, if you include their most recent addition Pure Communion, and they will be touching down next month to share it with us. Opeth's guitarist Fredrik dropped a line from his home in Stockholm to discuss what is what like to record in the inspiring Rochfield Studios in Wales, his journey with the band and what we can expect from the upcoming tour.
If you’re looking for a good variety of Australian comedy during this year’s MICF look no further than 3 States of Comedy/i>, a triple headliner of very promising comics representing Victoria, New South Wales, and Western Australia.
Already topping the Australian charts since its release, Gang of Youths present a warmth and fiery-edge to the indie scene of music with their debut album, The Positions. Full of raw emotion, an atmosphere of storytelling is played out in each track, with intricate and striking lyrics that you don't need to relate to to understand. In the words of Dave Le'aupepe and his band, love is seen as perfect but through it all, there are imperfections that can lead to darkness and what this record translates to is finding hope in the constant battle of chaos we call our lives.
There's been a deluge of information on DICE's long-awaited reboot of Star Wars Battlefront coming out of the Star Wars Celebration convention this year but the biggest surprise was the gorgeously rendered in-engine trailer that DICE brought along. Hit the jump to have your eyeballs loving caressed by its beauty.
Andy Bull began his national tour at The Gov in Adelaide. While the weather was wet and cold outside, inside was warm and cosy. Lanks and Cub Sport were great support acts. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture a few snaps.
Morgan Bain has pure soul coursing through his veins. Having just released his incredible new single "Why Don't You Stay" and kicked off its supporting national tour, Bain's organic blues tones and down to earth groove are ready to take Australia by storm.
As the AU journey through Texas continues, I find myself deep in cowboy territory, visiting Fort Worth's Stockyards for the very first time. As soon as you enter the district, you feel like you've stepped on to the set of a classic Western film. From the huge rodeo coliseum through to the amount of shops and tourist opportunities available to make you feel like a bonafide cowboy or cowgirl, the Fort Worth Stockyards offered up a genuinely enjoyable and welcoming experience. Whether it's a true Texas BBQ experience you're after or some vodka and beer to refuel on before hitting the honky tonk dance floor at Billy Bob's, the Stockyards in Fort Worth has got your back when it comes to a fun time out.
Seven-deep hip hop crew One Day are unstoppable as they lead up to their highly anticipated 'Many Hands' tour, a follow up to their successful 'Mainline' tour last year. All One Dayers - Joyride, Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate, and Jackie Onassis - appeared on triple j's Like a Version this morning to rip through an energetic, harmonic cover of Scribe's "Not Many".
Everybody knows I have a thing for Scandinavian indie. Swedish indie exports are at an all-time high at the moment and leading the assault are quality acts like electro-pop duo Say Lou Lou. Despite spending well over 90% of their time in Stockholm, it’s also interesting to note that twin sisters Miranda and Elektra Kibley-Janssen are one-half Aussie. It’s only minimal I know, but in their latest effort Lucid Dreaming, there’s something inherently ‘Triple-J-esque’ about it all and on first listen I’d be proud as all hell to claim even 1% of it as Australian made.
As part of our pop up sessions series at SXSW, Brooklyn's Animal Years popped by to play a version of their track "Rapture", taken from their latest album Sun Will Rise. Watch the performance in full now on the AU:
There was once upon a time where it wasn't too hard to get a $5 steak in Sydney - it wasn't the best steak in the world, but it was $5. Nowadays, finding a good steak under $10 isn't even the easiest things in the world - but if you know where to look, it's certainly possible. And here, with a mix of those steaks and ones just a couple of dollars more, are five of our favourite steaks in Sydney under $20. Go forth, eat your way through these steaks and be merry.
Thundamentals, Baro and I Am D raised the roof at The Zoo in Brisbane last night, Julian Panetta went along to bring you these photos. Check them out here on the AU:
We're excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of the single "Wasted" from Melbourne indie rockers The Deloraines, which seeps of the oh-so-cool vibes of bands like Arctic Monkey and Queens of the Stone Age. The track was recorded and mixed in the Master Bedroom by Brad Dadson and mastered by Rob Grant at Poons Head Studios in Perth. We're loving the track and you should too. Listen here:
Mega music video hosting service Vevo (aka the people who's ads you turn off every time you watch a music video on YouTube) have launched their app on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Australia.
Due to unprecedented demand for K-Pop boy group BTS Australian tour tickets this morning, the promoter for the show has announced additional tickets to go on sale at 5pm AEST today (17th April).