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the AU interview at Face The Music: Kirin J Callinan on recording 'Embracism's' follow up, touring internationally and more!

Bridget chats with the wonderful Kirin J Callinan following his session at Face The Music in Melbourne about making the follow up record to the acclaimed Embracism album, touring internationally and more!

Second announcement of Asian artists confirmed to play SXSW 2015

The second round of Asian bands and artists who are showcasing at SXSW 2015 has just been dropped. An additional eight Asian artists were announced with four each from Japan and South Korea. Notable artists include Korean rock acts Asian Chairshot and YB and Japanese rock band LITE and all girls act TsuShiMaMiRe.

The AU fashion: top local designers on show at new InHabit concept (Melbourne)

Melburnians are in for a treat with InHabit, a new fashion forward concept by Scentre Group which sees a carefully curated selection of Australia’s top designers, those that don’t already have a presence within Westfield shopping centres, showcase their wares at Westfield Doncaster.

AU Abroad Feature: 15 things to do and places to visit on a Singapore Stopover

The Singapore Tourism Board recently carried out some research that revealed that over one million Australians have missed their first day back at work as a result of a holiday, costing businesses thousands of dollars.

Supergroove to be honoured tonight at the NZ Music Awards

Musical legends Supergroove from across the ditch will be receiving the NZ Herald Legacy Award at the 49th Vodafone NZ Music Awards tonight in Auckland.

Album Review: Mineral - Discography 1994-1998 (2014 reissue double LP)

Mineral shocked the majority of the punk world back in the time of April 24th by announcing they were getting back together to break some hearts once more. Despite the images of boy band comebacks that the above intro conjures up, Mineral remains one of the best kept secrets of the 1990 emo scene. Beginning in Texas in 1994, it took three years to cement their legacy as pioneers of the modern emo sound.

Single Stream: I Know Leopard "Perfect Picture" (2014)

Sydney four-piece I Know Leopard are back with new single “Perfect Picture”, the first taste off the band’s sophomore EP. Known for their celestial, ‘70s inspired pop tunes with a tendency to pull at the heart strings, I Know Leopard are showing great signs of growth through this kraut-rock inspired groove and it’s lush layers of strings and synths. Take a listen below:

Hello Asia! Interview: Miyavi (Japan) discusses the film "Unbroken" and working with Angelina Jolie

Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, premiered this week in Sydney - ahead of its Australia wide release on January 15th. In the film, singer Miyavi plays Mutsushiro “The Bird” Watanabe, a World War II POW camp guard. We spoke to him earlier in the year about the performance and are excited to be able to share that chat with you today:

The best photos of the year to feature in "Australia's Year in Music: 2014 Edition" - pre-orders now open!

Heath Media - publishers of this very website - are excited to announce that their annual photo book Austraila's Year in Music - capturing the best in live performance - has opened for pre-orders.

Party with the AU: Hijinks Retro Dance Party - Sealife (Sydney Aquarium) (13.11.14)

Who doesn’t love a trip to the aquarium? Not only do you see some odd squiggly things, memories of primary school excursions followed by sherbet lollipops abound! But now I’ve realized there’s a reason so many songs exalt praises of living under the sea.

The 2014 Age Music Victoria Award Winners are...

Daddy Cool and an all-star cast of Victoria’s finest musicians gathered last night to wow a capacity crowd at The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell, with Daddy Cool playing a nostalgic and note perfect greatest hits set after their induction to The Age Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame. Other award night highlights included Ed Nimmervoll’s induction to the Hall of Fame by Russell Morris, who also performed on the night along side Davey Lane, Jess Cornelious, Ash Naylor, Stonefiled and Henry Wagons.

FKA twigs announces second Laneway Festival sideshow dates!

The 26-year-old songstress FKA twigs, who's been in the news for more than just her amazing musicality recently, will be looking to spend some more time performing in Australia when she's here for the Laneway Festival! The British artist has now announced two new headline shows for Sydney and Melbourne due to overwhelming demand and we're not holding our breath on tix to these shows hanging around! Her mesmerising show, which she is bringing to Australia for the very first time is set to be a visceral treat!

Album Review: Such Gold - The New Sidewalk (2014 LP)

There's no real definition of "punk hardcore"- something of a pop punk evolution - and when it comes to bands such as Such Gold, we see a band who don't give a shit about how their music is defined as long as they're having a baller of a time creating it. With the band's sophomore release, The New Sidewalk, the boys have definitely pushed against the currents of the ocean and have released something edgy and fun-fetching.

the AU interview: Jeremy and Ulrich of Cloud Control (Sydney) at the Aussie BBQ in Mumbai!

Touring around India with a great crop of Australian artists and Sounds Australia, Cloud Control were able to become exposed to the music in this colourful area of the world, as well as embrace what the musicians over there also had to offer.

the AU interview at Face The Music: Gossling (Melbourne) talks touring and her year in music so far!

We caught up with Melbourne singer/songwriter Gossling at Face The Music in Melbourne last week to talk about her year in touring, international reactions to her music and her experiences at the Melbourne music conference, given her presence as not only a musician but panelist as well.