the AU interview: Holiday Sidewinder (Sydney/London) talks relocating, working with PBO and more.

Not long after the disbandment of popular Sydney band Bridezilla in 2013, the band's vocalist and founding member Holiday Sidewinder packed up and moved to the UK. For those fans of hers who've been wondering what she's been up to since relocating to London, fear not, that voice of hers has emerged on "Born on the Wind", her new single with PBO. Holiday took some time out to update us on how everything has been travelling, the new single and what she's missing about home.

Win a double pass to Stereosonic!

One of Australia's most loved and multi award winning music festivals, Stereosonic is back for another year. Inspired by the diverse music tastes from its patrons, Stereosonic’s 2014 line-up features leading and emerging artists from the house, techno, trance, bass, electro and EDM music scenes.

Single Stream: The Staffords "Poor Folks Live" (2014)

If your band is a power-pop trio and your bass player leaves, it's kind of necessary to replace them, right? Right. Unless you're Melbourne's The Staffords, who instead reinvented themselves as a noise-rock duo and put together this little garage-pop gem. "Poor Folks Live" is the second single from their soon-to-be-released debut album, It Kills Me, which will be a free download as of 27th October.

Getting to know the 6th Birthday Bands: Tully on Tully (Melbourne)

Melbourne's Tully on Tully are set to play at the AU's 6th Birthday event post-BIGSOUND next Friday! If you're not schooled up on who this talented bunch of musicians are yet - you should be - let vocalist Natalie give you a quick rundown!

Cooking with the AU: Gelato Messina recreates "Courtesan au Chocolat" from The Grand Budapest Hotel

In celebration of the Blu-Ray and DVD releases of the Wes Anderson masterpiece The Grand Budapest Hotel, infintely adored Gelato makers Gelato Messina have put forth their expertise to help recreate the Courtesan au Chocolat multi-layered cake from the film.

Win a double pass to see Jaws in Sydney!

Some of cinemas most celebrated titles are set to return to the big screen at Event Cinemas George Street, with the launch of the In The House Cinema Series next month. Featuring landmark films at their finest, the series will herald the return to the big screen of some of the greatest movie titles of the last 25 years. Films touted to make their silver screen come back for the series include cult classics The Crow (17 October) the mad and wacky Spaceballs (28 November) and the timeless epic, Jaws (19 September).

the AU interview: Anty Horgan of The Bennies (Melbourne) talks Soundwave, lock out laws, Melbourne bars and emus!

The AU catch Anty of The Bennies in high spirits, getting ready to hit the road for a long haul of shows, including a coveted spot on next years Soundwave Festival.

New Music Video: Lowtide "Held" (2014)

Melbourne shoegaze quartet Lowtide have earned rave reviews for their long-awaited debut album released only a matter of weeks ago, and now single "Held" has an accompanying video, shot in a mere two hours. Sometimes simplicity is best.

Hello Asia! KOFFIA 2014 Film Review: Hot Young Bloods (피끓는 청춘) (South Korea, 2014)

Hot Young Bloods

Before social media and TV on demand, teenagers had to find their own fun. Lee Yeon Woo’s Hot Young Bloods takes us back in time to the early 80s, when orange bell-bottoms were still hip and nobody filmed schoolyard spats on their smartphones.

Hello Asia! Interview: Jung Joon Young (South Korea) reflects on "Teenager" and craves In-N-Out burgers

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au sat down with musician and M! Countdown host Jung Joon Young in Seoul. Jung Joon Young talks about visiting the USA again, his craving for In-N-Out Burgers and his latest mini album "Teenager". TURN ON YOUR CAPTIONS FOR ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Hello Asia! Chinese News Weekly: 2nd September 2014

In This Issue: A round up of the best Chinese entertainment news from around the world for the week ending 2nd September, 2014.

the AU interview: Benjamin Plant of Miami Horror (Melbourne) on the upcoming record and eighties love!

It's been a while between releases for Miami Horror. Fans of the band will say it's been an age, looking back on the 2010 hit Illumination with fond memories of a summer well spent, wondering where the time went. But with a new full length short on the horizon and the new single "Wild Motion (Set It Free)" already pegged to be yet another summer favourite, Jesse Lewis chatted to Benjamin Plant about where the time went, eighties love and the upcoming Australian tour.

the AU interview: Tim John of The Vines (Sydney) on 'Wicked Nature', being part of the new band line up and what lay ahead!

Fans of The Vines were excited to find a new album in the works after a decent few years out of the spotlight. Wicked Nature, dedicated to the fans who have stuck with Craig Nicholls through what can only be described as tumultuous times, is out now and naturally, we're looking forward to seeing the new line up consisting of Nicholls, Lachy West and Tim John (both members of The Griswolds) bring the new material - as well as the classics - to life on stage. Tim takes some time out to give the AU the lowdown on his and Lachy's background, Wicked Nature and the future of The Vines.

Hello Asia! KOFFIA 2014 Film Review: Secretly, Greatly (은밀하게 위대하게) (South Korea, 2013)

Secretly, Greatly

Freedom, loyalty, duality and betrayal are among the themes of Jang Cheol Soo’s 2013 big screen smash Secretly, Greatly (titled 은밀하게 위대하게 in Korean) - a film that combines comedy, drama and action in an unusual, thrilling and tear-jerking mix.

New Music Video: Briggs "Bad Apples" (2014)

While the love for his album Sheplife continues to pour in, Briggs is busy showing Australia his value to hip-hop. His powerful, forceful flow is a perfect vessel for his deft lyricism, capturing his frustration about the darker side of society in an incredibly vivid way. Not only a certified head-nodder, "Bad Apples" is an insightful, expressive tale about growing up in a less than ideal society.