the AU interview: Steve Smyth (Sydney) on his new record "Exits" and recording in LA.

the AU review sits down with acclaimed Sydney based singer/songwriter Steve Smyth to talk about his sophomore record "Exits" - which is released on September 5th through Ivy League Records - his time in LA recording it and much, much more...

Gettin' to know our 6th Birthday Bands: Kathryn Rollins (Perth)

Next up in our Getting To Know You series, we turn our attention to our Brisbane 6th Birthday Party, which takes over the Black Bear Lodge two weeks from today (Friday September 12th). First up, we get to know the amazing West Australian artist Kathryn Rollins who'll bring her unique sound to the night:

Album Review: Concord America - Suns Out Guns Out (2014 EP)

It’s been a while since I’ve been floored by an EP, but Concord America have done it. A balls to the wall, no fucks given mix of grunge, rock, doo-wop, punk, surf rock and everything else in between, Suns Out Guns Out, the latest EP by the talented Atlanta-based trio, is a music-lovers dream.

The State of Affairs: Latest Music Industry News - 29th August 2014

In This Issue: We reveal the details of several competitions and artist grants, legendary guest speakers for upcoming music conferences, line-ups for the coolest events, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Win a double pass to see Europe in Sydney!

Independent theatre company Slip of the Tongue and the Seymour Centre will present Michael Gow’s 1987 comedy, Europe, from 10 to 27 September as part of the Seymour’s Reginald Season 2014. Directed by James Beach, Europe will star Pippa Grandison as Barbara and Andrew Henry as Douglas the show is something not to be missed.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Elesia Iimura "Believe" (2014)

Introducing a new face on the Australian music scene, Elesia Iimura. Elesia releases her infectious debut single “Believe” on iTunes today, and we're proud to be premiering her music video on the AU:.

Hello Asia! KOFFIA 2014 Film Review: Hope (소원) (South Korea, 2013)

When a film is a direct depiction of not only a real life event but of a very recent one, it becomes an iconic film even before you watch it. The shocking rape case of Nah-young, an 8-year-old primary school girl happened only 6 years ago. Due to the nature of the film, I rewrote this review several times, I didn’t know how I could write positively about such an indecent acts, but Director Lee Joon-ik needed credit where it was due for his film Hope (소원).

Photo Gallery: Megan Washington + Teeth & Tongue - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (28.08.14)

Supported by Melbourne's Teeth & Tongue, Megan Washington performed to a sold out Oxford Art Factory last night in the lead up to her forthcoming album 'There There'. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

Courtney Barnett, D.D Dumbo, Dune Rats, King Gizzard, DMA's, Luluc & more Australians head to NYC for CMJ 2014!

DMA's are coming for you New York. Are you ready?

Yes, it's that time already. The annual CMJ Music Marathon is coming to New York City in less than two months - and that means it's time for us to get a first taste of the bands who'll be gracing the event come October 21st. And that includes no less than 11 (and a half) Australian bands... with tonnes more to come!

Hello Asia! Japanese News Weekly: 29th August 2014

In This Issue: A round up of the best Japanese entertainment news from around the world for the week ending 29th August 2014.

Hello Asia! Interview: NU'EST (South Korea) on their new album "Re:BIRTH" and single "Good Bye Bye"

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au spoke with K-Pop boy band NU'EST in Seoul , South Korea. NU'EST was in the middle of their promotion schedule with their first full length new album "Re:BIRTH" and new single "Good Bye Bye". NU'EST spoke about the change in concept with this release plus remembering their time in Sydney in 2012. TURN ON YOUR CAPTIONS FOR ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival 2014 announce first artist line up with Tenacious D & The Vaccines

One of Hong Kong's biggest music and cultural festivals Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival has announced their 1st lineup for their 2014 event. Headlined by amazing acts such as Tenacious D, The Vaccines and CHVRCHES it promises to be an incredible festival.

7 Dreamcast games we want to see on mobiles / iOS!

Poor Sega. They have been the game industry's continued proof that just because you have the best hardware - or are the first through the gates - doesn't mean you're going to be the one to succeed. The superior Game Gear - with backlighting and colour gameplay - was beaten by a black and white, non-backlit console called the Game Boy. And then there was the Dreamcast - the first console to be released after the 64-bit era - that in the end, couldn't beat the might of Sony's Playstation 2, the surprise entry of Microsoft into the territory or even the underrated Gamecube.

In The Studio with... Katalyst (Sydney) reflecting on the Quakers track "War Drums" with Guilty Simpson.

In parts two and three of our In The Studio... video interview series with Sydney's Katalyst, we delve deeper into his career, festivals, his past and future - plus, Katalyst reflects on the Quakers track "War Drums" with Guilty Simpson.

A Mighty Fine Meal: Does the Urban Cat Cafe in Erskineville have the Biggest "Big Breakfast" in Sydney?

Cafe by day, Georgian restaurant by night, the Urban Cat Cafe in Erskineville just might be the best kept secret of Sydney. For proof, we can look no further than their big breakfasts - possibly the biggest that Sydney has to offer, and the among the tastiest too.