Adelaide electro-pop duo Nakatomi have released a new single in "The Knife", a great introduction to lovers of synths, beats and throwbacks to some glorious neon-drenched 80s flair. The film clip, directed by Aaron Schuppan, shares this distinctly 80's vibe, embracing a sci-fi/Blade Runner type quality to the narrative. No schtick, all quality - click through to check it out!
After her first show quickly sold out, Halsey has announced an extra show in Sydney. A second show has been added on Thursday, January 7 at the Metro Theatre, to go along with her show the day before at The Forum in Melbourne.
Indie pop trio Mini Mansions continue their good year and announce headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney later this year. The group, already supporting Tame Impala on their Australian tour in November, have supported other huge acts like Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, and New Pornographers all the while gaining solid momentum for their own tunes and live shows.
For Gang of Youths, this year has been full of highs off the back of their acclaimed debut record, The Positions. A solid year of live shows have seen the Sydneysiders rise up as one of the most popular touring rock bands of the year, while their recent national album tour saw multiple shows sell out incredibly quick. Today, the band scooped five ARIA Award nominations for the record, acting as a shiny, pointy cherry on the top of a pretty decent cake. Frontman Dave Le'aupepe caught up with Larry after the nominations were revealed today, not quite having processed the news yet.
18 year old Brisbane musician Max Chillen is certainly drawing influence from all the right places, citing the likes of LCD Soundsystem and TV On the Radio as inspiration for his off-kilter sound. The multi-instrumentalist is just about ready to showcase his dark dance-punk style to a wider audience with a six-song EP, titled Coffin Fit, premiering the project's first single here on the AU.
South Americans are in for a treat at next year's Lollapalooza, with Eminem, Florence + The Machine, Jack Ü, Mumford & Sons, and a slew of other high profile artists announced to perform at the run of two day events happening in three cities across the region.
Ahead of the return of one of Australia's newest New Years Festivals - Lost Paradise in the Glenworth Valley, NSW - Larry Heath caught up with the event's Directors (Wade Cawood and Simon Beckingham) to learn a little more about he origins of the event, the changes we can expect from their second year, the artists they're most looking forward to and more. Read on:
Sydney based trio Noire have added shows in Melbourne and Perth on their Australian tour. These shows are in addition to headline gigs already scheduled in Sydney and Newcastle.
With a spring in our step, blue skies beckoning, and the racing season upon us, Sydney Spring Carnival is back for three months of entertainment, hospitality and celebrity spotting. Over the long weekend, we put on our best dresses and fascinators to check out The Star Epsom Day at Royal Randwick Racecourse.
Ian Laidlaw brings us photos from the amazing weekend that was the Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong. Kicking off on Friday and running through until Sunday night, the event capitalized on the October long weekend with an incredible local lineup - with Canadian artist Bahamas popping along too. In the second part of Ian's photo gallery, check out Russel W And The 5 Islands, Salmonella Dub, Saskwatch, Skegss, The Bungalows, The Delta Riggs, The Pinheads, The Rubens, The Preatures and The Smith Street Band!
Ten more names have been added to the Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) 2015 lineup, including Australians Anna O and Ella Thompson. Joining them for the event include the tropical Cumbia Cosmonauts, Bluesman Kutcha Edwards and Melbourne soul group The Deans.
The world’s most successful dance show explodes onto the Capitol theatre stage this October with a spectacular new staging of Michael Flatley’s masterpiece - Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. The theatrical extravaganza will be in Sydney from 20 to 25 October 2015.
Hospitality juggernaut Merivale are set for their biggest summer period yet as they plan and prepare eight new venues opening across Sydney this year and next. All seven venues will be open by February 2016, expanding an empire which already includes the likes of A Work in Progress, est., and, of course, ivy; done by focusing on the expansion and reinvention of existing properties to contribute to the new look of Sydney.
The 11th instalment of triple j’s LIKE A VERSION compilations, released is out now. Featuring triple j artists covering acoustic versions of their favourite tracks all recorded live on triple j Breakfast. 2015's collection features Mark Ronson, Peking Duk, Foals, The Wombats, Jarryd James, Milky Chance and more on the double album. Click through for more info and the full track listing...
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The lineup for the highly anticipated 2016 Field Day festival has dropped! None other than Disclosure will be headlining, leading a line up with the likes of The Wombats, Django Django, San Cisco, SAFIA, Allday, Young Fathers and loads more set to perform, it's definitely got festival-lovers excited. Click through for the full lineup so far, and info on the event and tickets...