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Single Stream: Tinashe Featuring A$AP Rocky "Pretend" (2014)

Popular U.S singer Tinashe blurs the lines between broken and staple love with new single "Pretend," navigating the infectious drum pattern that seems designed for guest A$AP Rocky's characteristic charm. It's clear the roaring success of "2 On" wasn't at all a fluke, as the sultry-voiced singer cements herself as a consistent force in the new wave of commercial R&B sweeping throughout the industry.

Live Review: Little Dragon + George Maple - Oxford Art Factory (19.08.14)

Popularity has been a long time coming for Swedish band Little Dragon, but during these past few years it seems like they have been making up for lost time. They formed at a young age in the late 90's and have only really blown up on a global scale as of a few years ago as more and more people discover the winning combination of multi-coloured synth-pop and Yukimi Nagano's impressively diverse vocal work.

Live Review: Anathema + Arcane- The Hi Fi, Brisbane (21.08.14)

Arcane starts the night off with the tasteful prog metal they're known for in the local music scene. The first song is a soft down-tempo number with mellifluous tones of Jim Grey leading the band but it's not too soon before the audience gets a blast of the more metal side of the band. The band's sound is intense without out and out aggression but more in their sense of purpose with not a single wasted note. The technicality is obvious from intricate cymbal work, effortless renditions of time signatures that don't divide nicely and of course instrumental solos that still prize emotion over sheer technicality. It's great to see the band back on stage for the first time in almost two years with new bassist Adrian proving a perfect match for the band's sound.

Live Review: Uncle Jed + Alex Gibson - The Gov, Adelaide (21.08.14)

The Gov was transformed into a jazz lounge as glasses of red wine were poured by the light of candles. The vibe was warm, relaxed and homey, with a crackling fireplace in the corner. Seated around tables, an older audience gathered to witness Uncle Jed, the talented 2013 ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ stars, work their magic on stage.

Photo Gallery: When Art and Music Collide - Ben Watt - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (22.08.14)

Tonight was the penultimate concert in the NGV Friday Nights series. Tonights performance was by Ben Watt, the male half of Everything But the Girl. Tonight he played a solo performance showcasing songs from his new album "Hendra." Carl Dziunka went along to photograph the performance.

High Touch Event for B1A4 Melbourne and Sydney concert announced

Details for the High Touch event at B1A4's Melbourne and Sydney concert has been announced by the concert promoter JK Entertainment. The merchandise on sale has also been announced.

Photo Gallery: The Used + Taking Back Sunday - HQ, Adelaide (21.08.14)

The Used and Taking Back Sunday double headlining tour opened in Adelaide on Thursday night at HQ, where Lauren Connelly headed to bring us these photos.

the AU review's 6th Birthday Party ft. Service Bells + All Our Exes Live In Texas - Oxford Art Factory (21.08.14)

the AU review turned six and threw a massive party in Sydney to celebrate, supported by the fine tunes of Service Bells and All Our Exes Live In Texas - as well as BhangLassi and Smiles Again from Mind Over Matter DJing throughout the night. Enjoy these photos and video of the night in action courtesy of Robin Sarmento:

Hello Asia! Interview: Masato Hayakawa of Coldrain (Nagoya) on Japanese Metal and Soundwave Festival 2015!

Coldrain, the first band announced for Soundwave Festival earlier in the month left a lot of punters saying "WHO?". But Masato Hayakawa of the Japanese rock group took the response in his stride, "it definitely exposed a lot more people to our music". Indeed, in this case at least, there's no such thing as bad publicity.

New Music Video: The Ninjas "Never Had Much Time" (2014)

With their debut EP being released this week, Brisbane rock 'n' rollers The Ninjas have dropped their new video for "Never Had Much Time". Catch them on their upcoming east coast tour throughout September.

Theatre Review: Constellations - Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Eternity Playhouse (Performances until Sept 7)

Boy meets girl at a barbecue. Girl makes a funny quip about how impossible it is to lick one’s elbows, saying the ability to do so gives one the key to eternal life. Boy meets girl at a barbecue. Girl makes quip about how impossible it is to lick one’s elbows. Boy meets girl at a barbecue...

Live Review: Megan Washington - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (19.08.14)

The beautiful and talented Megan Washington sang a beautiful set previewing new songs from her upcoming album There There, due out in September. It was emotional, uplifting and an all-round honest performance by the lady who wears her heart on her sleeve.

Single Stream: Run The Jewels "Blockbuster Night Part 1" (2014)

Run The Jewels continues to be a sonic match made in heaven as Killer Mike and El-P remain complementary on the first track released from their upcoming sophomore LP. "Blockbuster Night Part 1" borrows a bit from Doctor Who and gives both emcees a menacing synth-heavy beat that is as abrasive as Killa Kill's brutal flow.

Hello Asia! KOFFIA 2014 Film Review: Thread Of Lies (우아한 거짓말) (M) (South Korea, 2014)

Death is often tragic. But it’s even sadder when a young person has died from their own hand. Korean film, Thread Of Lies (우아한 거짓말) deals with this taboo issue in a soft and tender way. It also slowly reveals the tragic set of circumstances surrounding the lead character’s passing and does so with a great sense of emotion and feeling.

The State of Affairs: Latest Music Industry News - 22nd August 2014

In This Issue: A new partnership to help ATSI artists is announced, entries for Tropscore 2014 open, the winners of triple j Unearthed High 2014 and Your Shot 2014 are revealed, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.