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Album Review: Mere Women - Your Town (2014 LP)

On my first listen to Mere Women’s Your Town, I was hardly surprised to find that after the album had finished I had grown a natural glaze of eyeliner and a feathered mullet. Your Town is the Sydney Post–punk trio’s second album, though the first signed to Melbourne label Poison City Records and it could not be more different than the labels usual pop-punk offerings. Touring near nonstop since the release of Your Town, including the beloved Weekender Fest, it’s clear that this record already has a cult following. Whether it's a Scientology or a Jonestown cult isn't clear, but what is clear is why the album already has so many devoted followers.

Exclusive Album Stream: Miss Elm "Hybrid" (2014 EP)

Miss Elm's knack for producing some great pieces of folk-pop music has only gotten better with their new EP, Hybrid! Featuring the already released "Bitter Taste" and more tunes which highlight the infinitely fun nature of the band, the EP streams IN FULL on the AU this week! Recorded, mixed and produced by Michael Carpenter at Love Hz Studios, the EP is another great step forward for the band who are only continuing to strike goals. Hybrid is released this Friday, so click on to check it out and begin your musical prep for the upcoming Miss Elm tour, which kicks off on October 2nd.

New Music Video: We Were Promised Jetpacks "Keep it Composed" (2014)

Some of us here at the office were fans of JJ Abrams' series LOST. It would appear the boys from Scotland’s We Were Promised Jetpacks were as well. Well, at least their new film clip for “I keep it Compromised” from their new album Unravelling would seem to say that. Hey, maybe they want to know what the polar bears were doing there as much as us. Either which way, it’s pretty cool – and the song is as well. You can check it out below.

the AU interview: Matthew Wright of The Getaway Plan (Melbourne), talks new album "Dark Horses", Pledge Music, depression and cats on Instagram.

Fresh off the road as support band for Anberlin, and recently opening up a Pledge Music campaign for their upcoming album Dark Horses, The Getaway Plan are taking a step forward, releasing an album without the help of a record label.

Drinking with the AU: Wild Turkey Introduces the Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary

At a very special event at Neil Perry's iconic Rockpool restaurant earlier this month, it was unveiled that renowned Kentucky distillery Wild Turkey have produced an ultra-rare, limited edition bourbon to honour 60 years of Wild Turkey great, and Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell. The Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary was launched in Australia at this event, spread out on tables in a beautiful commemorative box as guests were treated to a showing of some of the finest bourbon in town.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Miles and James of Bad//Dreems (Adelaide) talk about Australian tours and their CMJ debut.

Miles and James from Bad//Dreems caught up with Larry at BIGSOUND earlier this month where they spoke about how they’re going on a little Australian tour before heading over to the US for CMJ. They are interested in how they will be received over there as Australians "because of Ivan Milat and Wolf Creek and stuff they think we’re a little bit weird".

Album Review: Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge (2014 LP)

It came out of nowhere, but the significance of a simple handwritten note posted from Jamie T‘s facebook page was huge. It meant the greatly missed Jamie Treays was back after four long years. Not long after the post, we got to hear ‘Don’t You Find’ and, finally, news of the UK musician’s third album Carry On The Grudge: and it may not be what you’re expecting.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 23rd September 2014.

In This Issue: De La Soul Meredith sideshow in Melbourne on sale now, The Clouds to play at The Corner, The Pollydevlins announce Melbourne single launch, The Sleepy Dreamers announce October residency, Party with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs at the Juke and Organic Sounds all ages show.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Aimon and Joe of The Creases (Brisbane)

Larry caught up with Aimon and Joe from the The Creases at BIGSOUND earlier this month where they spoke about how their EP “was a long time coming” and that they have “been pretty busy writing and demo-ing” for an album they are keen to release an LP next year.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Tuesday 23rd September 2014

In this week’s issue: A special Meat Lovers Dinner at Alpha Restaurant in Sydney; Brisbane's Good Food & Wine show is fast approaching; we look at the return of The Milk Bar at Sydney's World Square; The special 'Table for Ten' dinners approaches as Oz Harvest celebrate their 10th birthday; Sydney's Bowery Lane extends to Dinner; Gloria Jeans introduces 'The Cakewich'; Wild Turkey introduce an ultra rare, limited edition expression; Mr Black helps you celebrate International Coffee Day; The Curtin in Melbourne gets Huxtaburger as a resident diner; Boost Juice re-introduce the 'What's Your Name Game'; The Clock Hotel in Surry Hills turns Italian for the October Long Weekend; and so much more.

New Brisbane venue, The Woolly Mammoth, officially opens this Friday!

The Woolly Mammoth, yet another new Brisbane venue sure to take off as one of the city's favourites in time, opens this Friday! Situated on Ann Street next to the famous Cloudland, the venue consists of three areas each with their own distinct vibe. Featuring two live performance spaces as well as a stellar bar and party environment, the official opening of The Woolly Mammoth stands to be a memorable one indeed!

the AU interview: Those Folk (Brisbane) talk moving abroad, Australia's music scene and favourite songs.

Those Folk (Lawrence Menard and Clare Quinn) are an organically talented duo with the ability to insight pure happiness with their quirky harmonies and acoustic melodies. They were drawn together by the power of music on the streets of Edinburgh and have been inseparable since.

the AU interview: John Helps of Maybeshewill (UK)

Maybeshewill's beautiful mix of post-rock, electronica and orchestral instruments has seen them steadily gain a passionate following throughout the instrumental rock world. Fresh off releasing their newest album Fair Youth and playing the ArcTanGent Festival, we managed to sneak a few questions through to them on their China leg of their Europe and Asia tour that sees them arrive in Australia this weekend.

Eating with the AU: The Cider House (Melbourne)

Near the Alexandra Parade end of Brunswick St lies The Cider House . Featuring 15 independently produced local and international craft ciders on tap, along with over 40 bottled varieties to choose from and while the emphasis is on cider as the name suggests, there are craft beers, wine, spirits and cocktails on offer. The philosophy behind The Cider House is one of relaxed shared dining, where those with special dietary requirements, including vegan and gluten free can order directly from the menu and omnivores are also catered for. “No food envy” says co-owner Ben Day. “Everyone can co- exist in the one place.”

Single Stream: Bel Air "Move" (2014)

Ballarat is notorious for its gold rush heritage but lately the number of treasures discovered around town have been more so of the musical variety. Whilst APES have been turning heads thanks to their recent showcase at BIGSOUND, another upcoming band you need to keep an eye on is none other than Bel Air.