the AU interview: Many Things (London) on The Blurst of Times Music Festival!

With a massive fan base in Europe and the US, Australian pop fans should be super excited to see the musical talents of Many Things at the Blurst of Times Music Festival, which is already underway. It's been a while since Australian music fans have seen Michael Tomlinson<./b> gigging on home turf since the end of Yves Klein Blue, and the warm reception the London-based band has received so far on this tour has been well deserved. We caught up with Many Things to chat about the festival!

the AU interview: Jessie Ware (London) on 'Tough Love', working with Ed Sheeran and more!

Jessie Ware is a busy lady. Not only has she been working hard on her new album Tough Love (released earlier in October), promoting the record and is latest single and she still found time to plan her wedding and get married! She tells the AU about working on Tough Love, working with Ed Sheeran and her impressions of Australia following some stand out appearances at the 2013 Laneway Festival.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Sirma "Trigger" (2014)

After speaking to New York based artist Sirma about her debut EP Instincts, we're excited to bring you the Australian exclusive premiere of the music video for its single "Trigger". Watch it here:

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 23rd October 2014

In This Issue: we reveal a stack of opportunities for young artists, like new labels, free music conferences, and songwriting competitions, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

the AU interview: Sirma (New York) talks her debut EP "Influences".

As she releases her debut EP Instincts, Aidan Hogg meets New York artist Sirma to talk about the diverse album which some people are calling "Turkish Electro Folk". Sirma talks about how she got her start in music, how the EP came together and more...

Sydney Festival announces its program for 2015 season!

Photo: Prudence Upton

The Sydney Festival has unveiled its program for 2015, comprising of 179 shows next year! Returning to destinations across Sydney, Parramatta and elsewhere, the Sydney Festival is set to present shows on with world-class reputations, including 18 world premieres, 11 Australian premieres and 22 Australian exclusives.

Dallas Frasca release single and announce national tour!

Three-piece Melbourne rock band Dallas Frasca release their new single "You Are Beautiful" this Friday, October 24th and will be hitting the road for a massive 17-date national tour to support it.

Photo Gallery: Ball Park Music - The Gov, Adelaide (21.10.14)

Ball Park Music

Ball Park Music played their first of two night at The Gov in Adelaide on Tuesday night, thanking the crowd (a sea of punters in Ball Park Music branded 3D glasses) for turning out on a hot Tuesday evening and giving the band the chance to play at one of their most loved venues. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review and brings us this epic photo gallery:

Just For Laughs Comedy Review: Reggie Watts - Sydney Opera House (16.10.14)

Reggie Watts’ Hello Humans tour arrived in Sydney this past weekend as part of the 2014 Just For Laughs, or as Reggie called it – “Predominantly Mostly Laughs”, festival. With no two shows alike, did Reggie’s’ highly improvised set fill the Opera House with laughs? Lachlan Mitchell brings us this review.

G-Eazy announces debut Australian tour for 2015!

After selling out shows from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco on his first headline tour in 2013, G-Eazy is bringing his producing, songwriting, and rapping talent down under for a string of shows in February 2015!

Exclusive Album Premiere: Ben Ottewell (Gomez) "Rattlebag" (2014)

Tomorrow marks the release of Gomez's Ben Ottewell new record Rattlebag via Cooking Vinyl Australia - alongside the start of his national Australian tour. The album serves as the follow up to Ottewell's 2011 solo Shapes & Shadows, which featured tracks like "Blackbird", "Take This Beach", "Shapes and Shadows".

Eating with the AU: Din Tai Fung - Central Park (Sydney)

As one of Sydney's flashiest shopping centres, Central Park, continues it's unique blend of conveniently located art, retail, and food, there stands on particular restaurant which has been given a bit of a bigger space than the others, and it makes sense since the venue's reputation is unquestionable. I'm of course talking about Din Tai Fung which brings it's universally acclaimed Chinese food to an area which sorely needs it.

Additional shows in Sydney and Melbourne announced for the legendary Ice Cube

Demand has been very high for when Westcoast rap icon Ice Cube touches down in Australia for a string of shows ahead of his 2015 LP Everythang's Corrupt. What started out as just a handful of performances has now grown in to a massive East Coast tour with a total of seven shows planned.

Single Stream: Robbie Miller “Sunday” (2014)

Ladies, you are going to thank me for this one.

The Church, Angus & Julia Stone, Ball Park Music & Bloods among first Australian bands announced for SXSW!

The first round of bands and speakers have been announced for SXSW 2015! The Texan music festival and conference has also outlined some of their planned conference programme for next year, which looks set to be providing some great sessions for those holding Music passes.