We have started revealing our top 40 albums of 2013! Check out the list and see where your favourites rank...
The EPIC Muse tour is heading around the country and we've got you covered with reviews and photos from around Australia!
We review Kill Your Darlings, showcase trailers from Gozilla and Edge of Tomorrow, interview at Tropfest and more.
Johnny spends some time with the K-Pop Stars on a recent trip to Australia. Head over to Hello Asia! for this and more!
Check out reviews and photos from Warped Tour around Australia!
the AU review is proud to present the 25th annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay next Easter weekend. One aspect of the festival we love every year is the discovery of young and emerging artists - alongside, of course, the more established on the lineup, and the countless "legends" along the way. As we look towards the 2014 event, we're proud to launch the new Bluesfest Discovery Page on the AU - a section that highlights artists we think you should discover yourselves, while also giving you the chance to win tickets to the festival!
‘Speed Racer’ is the collaboration between two of the Northern Territories' Hip Hop artists, SkankMC and Dan The Underdog. The track has come after Skank's award winning track 'Northern TerrorStory', produced by Dan The Underdog.
In This Issue: It's a MASSIVE week of announcements this time around. British bands Bombay Bicycle Club and Kaiser Chiefs both have albums coming out next year, and Aussie favourites John Butler Trio will also release an album early 2014. Elsewhere, we have African icon Angelique Kidjo, American folksters Band Of Horses, metalcore kings I Killed The Prom Queen and tons more from overseas. At home, Melbourne band Kissing Booth are making their first splash with their debut EP just having been released. Read on...
Originally playing in garage rock bands such as Crystal Stills, Dum Dum Girls and the Vivian Girls Brooklyn musician Frankie Rose isn't new to the music scene. In her past, she's mastered almost everything from drums to vocals to electric guitar, and this time we see her take full creative control of her music with her third solo album Herein Wild.
Ahead of what is sure to be a cracker set at the Laneway Festival next year, we put some questions so MT WARNING. Mikey gives us an insight into who he's looking foward to, what we can be expecting from them and more!
If there ever was such a thing as a DJ royal family, German superstar Paul Van Dyk would probably be considered the king. Having sold over 4.5 million albums worldwide, consistently been voted the number one DJ of all time by industry magazines, and been in the business longer than most, he is a bona fide legend of the DJ-ing and electronic music world. An album of new material is in the works for early 2014, before he graces our shores to play Future Music Festival in March.
And here we go again! As we bring 2013 to a close, it's time for our annual celebration of the best in music from Australia and around the world with our top 40 albums of the year special series. We kick things off with a little known band from Portland called Typhoon as we throw into this eclectic list, voted by the AU review's contibutors:
The Lion King has returned to the stage at Sydney's Capitol Theatre and premieres tonight! We have these exclusive photos from the production by Nathan Atkins, which is not to be missed. Incredible costumes, classic songs and one of Disney's finest stories all come to life in the Julie Taymor directed theatrical event. This Sydney production, which is the 10th running concurrently internationally, featured the most multicultural cast of any Australian-produced stage musical to date. Visit http://www.lionking.com.au/ for all the details.
Kaiser Chiefs have released a brand new track from their upcoming album Education, Education, Education & War, due for release in March 2014. 'Misery Company' was produced by Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter) at The Maze Studio in Atlanta and mixed by Michael Brauer (My Morning Jacket, Coldplay).
With Christmas edging closer and closer, the crew behind Bluesfest have given you another reason to be feeling festive, with a huge FIFTH artist announcement! Featuring a wide array of artists in this batch, fans can be getting their dance on in Byron Bay to some sweet sounds encompassing the likes of Latino, Disco, Hip-Hop and more.
Passenger played a one man solo show at a sold out Enmore Theatre last night. Supported by Stu Larsen. Photos by Johnny Au
You know those people who seem to be at every gig, the ones who wait until the head-liners have just come on stage before pushing their way through the crowd to get a good spot at the front, and pissing everyone off in the process? Yeah, those guys.
With the sun setting behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a light breeze coming up off the harbour, the conditions could not be any more perfect for a Jack Johnson show. The mellow, part time surfer/full time crooner entertained a healthy sell out crowd for the first of his three shows at the famed Opera House forecourt.
In many high-school movie dramas there rarely ever seems to be anything remotely average or commonplace about our main characters. There always seems to be a life-changing romance, or the desire to change the world, or save the universe. However, what happens to those who are not tangled up with chasing the heart of their sweetly innocent soul mate, or saving the whole of humanity?