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Album Review: Paolo Nutini "Caustic Love" (2014 LP)

Paolo Nutini got a lucky break when David Sneddon was delayed at the start of a performance in 2003 and Nutini won a spot to sing a few numbers. His ongoing success, however, is not just dumb luck, but is a result of his enduring and ever-growing talent.

Cooking with the AU: Gourmet Garden's Raw Cacao and Ginger Drops

Chances are you already have a couple of packets of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs and spices on hand. These products are simple and convenient ways to capture the flavour of herbs without sacrificing any of that freshness that comes with chopping the herbs yourself. To showcase the authenticity of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs, the AU have been permitted to publish some of their incredibly tempting recipes.

the AU sessions: Holidays on Ice (Angie Hart and Dean Manning) perform "Broken" on the Hammond Organ!

the AU review presents Holidays on Ice (Angie Hart and Dean Manning) performing their track "Broken" LIVE and exclusive on the Hammond Organ for the AU as part of their sessions series. The track come off her latest record The Luxury of Wasted Space, which is available now.

Album Review: Teen - The Way And Colour (LP 2014)

Brooklyn’s Teen are releasing The Way And Colour, the follow up record to their 2012 debut In Limbo on April 22nd. The album is a somewhat surprising progression from the group, moving away from the fuzzy psych sound that made their debut such a joy to listen to.

New Music Video: Milan "Promises" (2014)

Sydney soul artist Milan, fresh off being titled "the next big thing" by Sydney Morning Herald, has just released a video for her new single "Promises" taken from her debut EP Glassy Eyes.

the AU playlist: 10 of our favourite Erykah Badu songs

The undisputed Queen of neo-soul Erykah Badu is currently down under as part of this year's stunning Bluesfest line-up. The woman of many names put on a show-stopping performance yesterday at Melbourne's Palais Theatre and is set to wow her Sydney fans tomorrow at The Star Event Centre. In our infinite excitement, we have put together a playlist of 10 Erykah Badu songs we adore.

the AU fashion: Stylebop.com throw lavish Coachella party

The festival itself wasn't the only party going on around Coachella time. With the first weekend of the iconic music festival done and dusted, we bring you images from a very special Coachella party thrown by luxury fashion online retailer Stylebop.com and hosted by DJ/model Harley Viera Newton and model/artist Langley Fox Hemingway. Think of it as motivation to head on over to Coachella next year!

New Music Video: The Aves "See My Friends" (2014)

Adelaide indie garage band The Aves have released their new live music clip for "See My Friends":

Festival Review: West Coast Blues and Roots - Fremantle Park, WA (13.04.14)

Sunday saw the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival return to Fremantle for its 11th year. Though back to its now customary one day format and with a smaller line-up than in recent years, the festival still managed to draw a none-too-shabby 15,000 people through the gates.

Live Review: Dave Matthews Band + Gary Clark Jr - QANTAS Credit Union Arena (15.04.14)

Those who have read my article earlier in the week will already know that I'm a fan of the Dave Matthews Band. They're a band I've grown up with in many ways, and between 2005 and 2007 I had the opportunity to catch them three times between Australia and the USA. What followed was what some might call a drought of opportunity; a drought that ended tonight with the band's first performance in Sydney in seven years.

Live Review: Chance Waters + Brendan Maclean - Oxford Art Factory (12.04.14)

More than a few eyebrows were raised when Australian emcee Chance Waters announced that the special guest for his "A Transit Officer Beat Up My Brother So I Wrote A Funny Song About Him" tour would be none other than local singer-songwriter and all-round fabulous artist Brendan Maclean. It's a pairing you wouldn't really expect coming from a rapper and a national gay icon, but then again, Chance isn't your typical emcee.

Photo Gallery: Dave Matthews Band + Gary Clark Jr - QANTAS Credit Union Arena (15.04.14)

An amazing night of world class music with Dave Matthews Band and supported by Gary Clark Jr at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney. Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery: Soul Rebels - Melbourne Recital Centre (15.04.14)

In Australia for Bluesfest in Byron Bay, among a series of other shows around the country, Serena Ho takes us along to experience the wonder that are the Soul Rebels at the Melbourne Recital Centre!

the AU sessions: Sally Seltmann performs "The Small Hotel"

the AU review presents Sally Seltmann performing her track "The Small Hotel" LIVE, acoustic and exclusive for the AU as part of their our series. The track come off her latest record Hey Daydreamer, which is in stores now.

Party with the AU: Bondi Hardware's Second Birthday - Bondi Beach (Sydney)

People from all over the world flock to the iconic Bondi beach during the day but have often tended to crawl back into the CBD come nightfall. Bondi Hardware is a crafty small bar-slash-restaurant which has bent that trend for the past two years, beckoning people to stay all day in one of Sydney's most popular suburbs.