The Singapore leg of 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival has just been announced. With the cream of the Australian leg of Laneway Festival appearing including St Vincent, Future Islands, FKA Twigs and Flying Lotus. They are joined by Australian talent such as Angus and Julia Stone, Chet Faker, POND and Courtney Barnett.
the AU review's Editor-In-Chief Larry Heath sat down with Norwegian indie pop outfit Highasakite. Ingrid and Trond from Highasakite spoke to Larry about their excitement of being part of the lineup for Laneway Festival 2015.
Ecca Vandal is a name you're going to want to remember. The pint-sized artist can rock some killer vocals over some fast-paced, rocking beats, that's for sure. First coming on to the AU's radar at BIGSOUND this year, Ecca Vandal has been producing what's been described as 'future pop' or 'post grunge' music. It's that energy you can tell is made for the live stage - we're expecting to see much more from this lady in the future. For now though, check out the film clip for her single "White Flag" and get yourself introduced.
After much speculation and wondering, the line up for the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival has been announced with a list of artists that has indeed impressed. With the likes of Lorde, CHVRCHES and HAIM making the journey to Australia for the festival tour last year, the Laneway crew have gone and levelled up with their 2015 class, featuring some massive names including Future Islands, St Vincent, Flying Lotus and more.
The official artist announcement for the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival will be dropping tomorrow and, like everyone else, we can't wait to see who's going to be spending a bit of the summer with us next year. While some names have been dropped, leaked, unofficially spoiled already, the truth is, the crafty folk behind Laneway could and have pulled artists out of left field in previous years, so we're always going to be surprised in some way or another with elements of the final result. But, we like to play the rumour game, so we've come up with 10 artists and bands who we think may be fitting out the bill for Laneway 2015...at the very least, we'd love to see them on it.
the AU review sent foot soldiers out in Brisbane to suss out the newest club to hit Fortitude Valley, the Woolly Mammoth, this past weekend - she is a beast of a venue. Situated next to Cloudland on Ann street at what was once the Mustang Bar, this new hangout is going to give other long standing clubs a run for their money. Woolly Mammoth boasts two levels, three bars and a killer kitchen.
Giant South Korean entertainment company SM Entertainment has released a track from their major producers titled 'Hitchhiker Project'. Hitchhiker has worked with the biggest names in SM including BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO. 11 (Eleven) showcases Hitchhiker's EDM influence with a M/V to reflect his personality. Certainly one of the most original releases in South Korea this year.
Franco-Finnish duo The Dø will release their third studio album Shake, Shook, Shaken in Australia on October 10 and are finally coming back to our shores to support the release this January! I caught up with one half of the group, Olivia Merilahti, who reflects on making the record, looks forward to her Australian tour and talks about how things are shaping up for the record live!
Nominated for both the Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Hip-Hop Album awards at this year's Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards is Melbourne MC REMi. Catching up with him at BIGSOUND, shortly before it was announced he was also in the running to take out the massive $50,000 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant, REMi tells us about the hectic year he, Sensible J and Dutch have had so far, the development of Raw x Infinity and what's coming up for them next!
Yellowcard are coming back to Australia! Yes, admittedly, it's not until July next year, but fans will be grateful to have the news sooner rather than later, right? Frontier Touring will be bringing the band back to our shores in July 2015 for a tour alongside the talented Mayday Parade and Born Lion!
The nominees for the Fine Arts and Artisan categories in this year's ARIA Awards have been announced, with the winners being awarded at the ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra Nominations Event at the Art Gallery of NSW on October 7th! The names were revealed along with the commemorative official artwork for the event, designed this year by Ken Done. ARIA's first commemorative artwork was launched last year, created by Reg Mombassa, and so the tradition continues with involving Done, another of Australia's most talented and respected artists. Done will be a special guest at the Nominations Event, presenting the award for Best Cover Art.
Ballarat band APES sits down and chats with Sose at BIGSOUND about hitting the festival in Brisbane for the first time, their development as a band and the prospect of overseas touring. Having built quite a strong reputation for themselves on the live front off the back of numerous headline shows and support slots for the likes of Royal Blood and Band of Skulls, APES tell the AU about how such experiences have affected them as the band they are now and the one they are working on being.
Since taking the reins from Nina Las Vegas on triple J's House Party program each Saturday, KLP has been able to capitalise on the great following she already had as an electro artist with maintaining a presence in the Saturday nights of beat loving Australian music fans around the country. Live crowds have been loving her work at festivals including BIGSOUND, Splendour in the Grass and Field Day and now, she's announced her first ever run of live shows, this November and December!
Celebrating the release of their debut album Falling For You by way of east coast tour this November, is Melbourne band The Harpoons! Kicking off with a hometown show at Howler, the band will be bringing their new baby to crowds in Sydney and Brisbane! The Harpoons have already enjoyed some early international acclaim, with the likes of SPIN and Saint Heron giving them props, and their star on the local Australian scene also continues to rise and shine.
Fremantle-based four piece King's Justice have released their new single "Darling" and we're excited to premiere it for you today on the AU. The band will launch the launch at Ya-Ya's Northbridge on Friday, 3rd October. Listen to the track here: