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the AU interview: Beth Hart (Los Angeles) chats about returning to Byron Bay Bluesfest!

Los Angeles based musician, Beth Hart has been making blues and rock music for most of her life. She is heading back to Australia for Bluesfest in Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend next year. In this interview with John Goodridge, Beth talks about what inspires her about making music.

Festival Review: Listen Out - Ozone Reserve, Perth (28.09.14)

When Fuzzy promotions first announced a new boutique EDM festival was to be replacing Parklife, my stomach sank with dismay. Parklife had given the fondest memories and still sits in my heart as being my favourite festival experience. Yet walking up to the gates of Listen Out I was filled with excitement, the bill held some damn decent names, the rain had mostly held off, and I knew within seconds it still boasted that same indescribable atmosphere as its predecessor.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Thursday 2nd October 2014

In this week’s issue: The Grounds of Alexandria reveal the secrets of its new private bar "The Lock-In", the much anticipated opening of Little Caesars pizza in Casula, Sydney's hospitality listings for the long weekend, the long awaited return of the hit program Kitchen Cabinet, Ravesi's; one of Bondi Beach's cornerstone establishments; turns 25, and so much more!

Dream on Dreamer announce "...And The Light Pulled Me Back" Tour!

With huge demand Dream on Dreamer have announced a string of shows along the East Coast after releasing their new single "Darkness Brought Me Here".

VideAU Games Review: Watch Dogs "Bad Blood" (PS4 DLC, 2014)

Watch Dogs was one of those weird games. It wasn’t fantastic, but it grabbed me and held me down until I pretty much exhausted every side mission, completed the story, and hunted for collectibles for way longer than I usually would. For the many flaws, I stuck with it until I literally had nothing else to do (outside of the drinking games, because, you know, they were bullshit) – so it’s with trepidation that I approached the new story DLC pack Bad Blood.

the AU interview: Joelistics (Melbourne) talks "Blue Volume"!

the AU review sits down with Melbourne based MC, producer and multi-instrumentalist Joelistics to talk about his new album Blue Volume (out now) and his upcoming tour with Sietta and Mathas, which kicks off in Sydney on October 17th, before heading off nationally through November...

2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival Singapore has released their line up

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 interview: Highasakite (Norway) talk about being part of Laneway 2015 lineup

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.

New Music Video: Ecca Vandal "White Flag" (2014)

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.

Future Islands, FKA twigs, St Vincent and more on the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival!

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.

Laneway Festival line up speculation - Who can we expect on the tour in 2015?

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.

Party with the AU: Opening Night of Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane

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.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Hitchhiker "11 (Eleven)" (South Korea, 2014)

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.

the AU review: Olivia Merilahti of The Dø (France/Finland) on their new record "Shake, Shook, Shaken" and Australia!

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!

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: REMi, Sensible J & Dutch (Melbourne) on "Raw x Infinity", awards, touring through 2014 and more!

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!