the AU interview: Cut Chemist (United States) talks Aussie tour, life-changing moments and using mixed media

Q-Tip once spat lyrical re: “giving nuff respects to Afrika Bambaataa”. Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow are here to do just that. Their Renegades of Rhythm tour see’s the iconic pair pay homage to the legend who so crucially moulded the fundamental nature of hip hop culture.

the AU interview at Soundwave: Terror Universal talk about their debut EP and future tour plans

Whether you love them or hate them, Terror Universal is a very memorable band! Decked out in various horror masks, the four-piece recently took the stage at Soundwave Festival but not before stopping for a quick chat. In this interview, Terror Universal talk about their new release and why they believe their music has caught on so fast: "We feel our songs are really easy to get into live, we have some catchy choruses and some just groovy stuff as well as some really brutal stuff. So I mean, people just seem to grab onto it immediately."

Pandora Internet Radio announces lineup for 4th Annual Discovery Den at SXSW

Just when you thought it was near impossible for South by Southwest to get any bigger, Pandora drop their Discovery Den lineup. This will mark the fourth annual event the leading internet radio service has produced with 2015 seeing 37 diverse artists from eight countries performing.

Eating with the AU: Miguel Maestre's C.I.Y - The Free Meal Pop-Up - Redfern (Sydney) (Up until Saturday 7th March)

Miguel Maestre, that acclaimed celeb chef with a fiery personality, has gone and opened up a very brief pop-up restaurant in Redfern as part of his partnership with dishwashing brand Finish. It's a fairly simple concept, there's 10 tables for 2 set-up neatly in a small warehouse style space tucked away on Hudson Street. There's festive, soft Spanish music playing in the background and the ambiance is as D.I.Y as it is C.I.Y ('Clean It Yourself', the name of the pop-up).

Live Review: Falling In Reverse + Escape The Fate + The Color Morale - The Hi-Fi, Sydney (27.02.15)

A full capacity show on a Friday night was something I half-expected for Falling In Reverse. Having struggled to set foot in Australia because of visa issues, it was a dream come true for many to see frontman, Ronnie Radke in the flesh. Waiting in line is always a tease and the struggle getting into the venue was real.

New Music Video: Tinashe "Bated Breath" (2015)

We've been waiting for awhile (breath is bated) for R&B princess Tinashe to release "Bated Breath" as a single, it's one of the standouts from her brilliant debut album Aquarius and is by far the song to best show off her raw talent, in both singing, style, and songwriting. The slow-burning number about love and anxiety progresses nicely as the visuals take the R&B 'it' girl to the Mojave desert, as a pilot who crash-lands and struggles to find her way.

Guy Sebastian announced as Australia's representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2015

SBS announced today that singer/songwriter and ARIA Award winner Guy Sebastian will represent Australia at the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Vienna, Austria and broadcast on SBS from Wednesday May 20 to Sunday May 24.

Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival releases lineup, naming Australian talents

One of Ireland’s biggest festivals have just dropped their 2015 lineup and it is full of stellar acts! The annual Electric Picnic Festival is a three day event held in Stradbally, Ireland. The greatly anticipated lineup was only released less than 24 hours ago and sees ethereal act Florence + The Machine and electronic duo Underworld as headliners.

8 Reasons to visit Victoria (Canada)

You may have mastered the art of skiing or boarding in Whistler and explored the sights of Vancouver, but your trip to British Columbia isn’t over just yet. Before you hop back on that plane home, pay a visit to Victoria, B.C’s capital. Situated on Vancouver Island, just an hour-and-a-half from the mainland by ferry, or half an hour by sea plane (an experience you’ll truly never forget), there is much to see and do in this picturesque harbour city.

Eurovision 2015: We ask if TISM were considered as Australia's representative

At the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Australian contestant announcement today, we asked Director of Blink TV, SBS’ Eurovision production partner, Paul Clarke if Melbourne indie act TISM were considered in their Eurovision discussions.

Live Review: Foo Fighters + Rise Against - Cooper's Stadium, Adelaide (04.03.15)

"You think this is a failure tonight?!" Dave Grohl exclaims, noodling away on his signature blue Gibson, in the middle of a packed out Cooper's Stadium. It's a windy night mid-week and the Foo Fighters frontman is commenting on recent labels that Adelaide has no scene for rock music made in the wake of the disaster that was Soundwave Adelaide. And, as he dedicates "Times Like These" to the Billy Corgans and the AJ Maddahs, the crowd erupts with applause and hollers. It would seem Adelaide's not taking any shit talk about their city tonight.

Photo Gallery: Mogwai + Mick Turner - The Tivoli, Brisbane (04.03.15)

Andrew Wade was at The Tivoli in Brisbane to capture Mick Turner and Mogwai perform! Click through to see the full gallery.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: PEEZO ft. Cultra "Here Now" (2015)

We're always stoked to see up and coming Australian artists come through with the goods and even more so when they begin generating the good vibes they deserve. Today, we're hooking you up with a great, catchy track from hip-hop artist Peezo. Produced by Cam Bluff and featuring vocals by Cultra, "Here Now" is a fun and light track to end your summer days with.

the AU interview at Soundwave: Of Mice and Men (California) talk new songs and upcoming headline tours

American metalcore outfit Of Mice & Men have recently been in Australia debuting their latest album Restoring Force at Soundwave Festival and sideshows all around the country. the AU review’s Larry Heath caught up with the five-piece in Brisbane and spoke about the reception they’ve had so far: “I’m getting to play these new songs literally all over the world… It’s such a rewarding experience to be able to come up here and play [the new album] at night and see the crowd singing the new songs louder than our old ones.”

VideAU Games Review: Middle-earth - Shadow of Mordor: The Bright Lord (Xbox One, 2015)

The Bright Lord is the latest DLC to be released for Monolith Soft’s 2014 surprise hit Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Surprisingly substantial, as DLC goes, it’s a welcome return to Mordor’s barren, Uruk-infested plains and allows itself to tell a rather important story in Middle-earth history while it’s at it.