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F&L News: MoVida Sydney to host ''La Fiesta Del Mar - The Festival of the Sea' this month

Surry Hills fav MoVida Sydney are set to host 'La Fiesta Del Mar - The Festival of the Sea' on Sunday August 16th as their Winter Series continues. From midday the acclaimed restaurant will be giving another nod to Spain, the country that eats more seafood than any other in Europe, with a fresh range of sea fare showcased in a leisurely long lunch.

the au sessions: Picture Perfect perform track "Faceless Man" live for the au review

the AU review had their next round of the AU sessions featuring western Sydney band Picture Perfect. Here's a video of the trio starting off their set with the track "Faceless Man". Watch below as the boys sent vibrations through the room with the original acoustic performance.

Splendour Photo Gallery: MØ + Elliphant - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (29.07.15)

and Elliphant performed their Splendour In The Grass side show at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney last night. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos!

Splendour Photo Gallery: Mark Ronson + Special Guests - Hordern Pavilion. Sydney (28.07.15)

The Uptown Special rolled into Sydney this week, with Mark Ronson calling on some talented mates to help him in ensuring the crowd got completely funked up. Featuring performances by Tkay Maidza, Jones Jnr, Pond and more, the night was one to remember. Check out Evelyn Tjia's shots from the Hordern Pavilion date!

Music Video of the Day: Major Leagues "Someone Sometime" (2015)

Brisbane's Major Leagues have dropped the music video for their latest single "Someone Sometime", taking in some great shots of locations on the North and South islands of New Zealand! Shot by Australian photographer and filmmaker Theresa Fryer, the music video stars model Elle May Leckenby and is a great accompaniment to the fuzzed out tune we've been digging since its recent release.

Sable, UV Boi and more added to Outsidein Festival line up!

Outsidein has confirmed its latest additions today, making the Sydney festival definitely one to be on your radar if it's not already. Joining the already announced artists including Devin the Dude, Big K.R.I.T, Total Giovanni and more are some great Australian and international performers who are representative of Outsidein's diverse range of musical tastes!

The Riptide Movement announce Australian tour dates for October!

Coming to Australia for the first time this October is The Riptide Movement! The Irish group have recently been hitting some big markers in their career following their 2014 signing to Universal Records, taking on huge festival stages through the UK and Europe with their certified #1 album, Getting Through.

Splendour Photo Gallery: Earl Sweatshirt - Prince Bandroom, Melbourne (28.07.15)

Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt has been making headlines unsurprisingly while touring NZ and Australia this month, but it was all love when the young rapper came through Melbourne. Perri Cassie was down at the Prince Bandroom to see him do his thing and brings us these snaps.

Splendour Sideshow Review: Blur + Jamie T - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (28.07.15)

It’s been a while since Britpop icons Blur have graced our shores with a full tour – 18 years in fact. Not to worry, however, as they are currently Down Under as headliners of Splendour In The Grass and were kind enough to stop by Rod Laver Arena to pump out a solid two hours of hits, misses, and everything in between. With fellow Briton Jamie T in support, the close to capacity crowd were treated to spectacular lighting and a group that clearly haven’t forgotten how to put on a show.

Single of the Day: Meg Mac "Never Be" (2015)

Those of you who caught Meg Mac at Splendour recently, I'm jealous. For the rest of us, this week has been a good one in Meg Mac-updates, with the release of her new single in "Never Be"! The Melbourne artist is heading back to the US, but not before leaving us once again stunned by her entrancing vocals and and soul-crushing delivery on this one, produced by the excellent M-Phazes.

Splendour Photo Gallery: The Vaccines + Palma Violets + Green Buzzard - Metro Theatre, Sydney (28.07.15)

The Vaccines were back in Sydney as part of their Australian tour for Splendour in the Grass and they turned things up at the Metro Theatre another level, with Palma Violets and Green Buzzard in tow! Check out this gallery, shot by Gwen Lee!

Splendour Photo Gallery: The Wombats + Circa Waves - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (28.07.15)

Rebecca Houlden was at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne this weekend to check out The Wombats take on the frenzied crowd with their brilliantly entertaining tunes. Supported by Circa Waves, this was a show and welcome back to Melbourne that was unmissable for many. Check out her shots!

Splendour Sideshow Review: The Vaccines + Palma Violets + Green Buzzard - Metro Theatre, Sydney (28.07.15)


Photo by Gwendolyn Lee.

Coming down after the high that was a Splendour In The Grass weekend, you’d imagine some times bands and punters (myself included) might struggle to pull it all together and have a great night at a live show. Fortunately for myself and everyone else at Sydney’s Metro Theatre, The Vaccines were still at the top of their game and smashed out an almightily impressive set.

Splendour Photo Gallery: Blur + Jamie T - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (28.07.15)

After a 20 year wait, Brit-pop kings Blur brought their incredible live show to Melbourne this week. Adelaide contributor Lauren Connelly headed over to witness history and shot these flicks!

Eating with the AU: Abhi's Indian Restaurant celebrates 25th anniversary with past, present, and future menu

As far as Indian dining goes in Sydney, there are few figures that can match the talent, and reputation of Chef Kumar Mahadevan, the genius behind the long-standing, universally loved Abhi's Indian Restaurant in North Strathfield. If you aren't familiar with the venue, then surely you know his other acclaimed restaurant, Aki's in Woolloomooloo. Both restaurants occupy the absolute top spot when we talk about Indian cuisine in Sydney, and Chef Kumar has consistently ensured that both have enjoyed that reputation for a very, very long time.