Adelaide fans were lucky to very lucky to see Black Sabbath, and they knew it. Having originally being left off of the tour, Adelaide fans petitioned hard and got their wish with the Tuesday night gig at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre being added as the final date on Black Sabbath’s Australian tour. The venue was packed, perhaps in part to the reduction in ticket price to $70 the week before the gig, but that said, you could see that the place was full of die-hard Black Sabbath fans. Young and old had donned their blackest black t-shirts and were ready to witness the great and powerful Ozzy Osbourne and Sabbath, together again.
Flume brings his electronica skills to Adelaide with a fantastic new light show. The predominately teenage female audience also loved Chet Faker. Our photographer John Goodridge brings us these photos of the night.
Ahead of their Australian tour, the 'king of Psychobilly', Reverend Horton Heat, chats with me about time spent in the studio, who is influencing him at the moment and what has changed about touring and recording throughout his extensive career.
Most musicians like to shroud themselves in mystery, but C.W. Stoneking takes it that step further, wrapping the mystery in tall tales and enigmas to become a mystery himself and the tallest story teller we’ve heard on the waves in a while.
An act not bound by musical convention, Crystal Fighters have continued to explore their sonic influences and musical eclecticisms on their forthcoming album Cave Rave. I chat with lead vocalist Sebastian Pringle about the new LP, how touring has changed him as a songwriter and of course, when we can expect another visit from the band.
Brisbane Convention Centre played host to Tame Impala and their Australian tour guests Midnight Juggernauts. Heath Carney brings us these photos.
Beth Orton plays as part of the Heavenly Sounds concert series with Alexander Gow in Melbourne.
'Mirrors' is the third single from Emma Louise's debut album, Vs Head Vs Heart. The video was released just before her national 'Vs Head Vs Heart' album tour, which started on Friday 3 May.
B. Shimbe Shim, the album art collaborator for Yeah Yeah Yeahs latest record Mosquito has created a visual masterpiece for the leading/title track. Have a look! We wonder if it will be as "controversial" as the artwork itself...
No one ever said country music was actually dirty. The lyrics may be full of torn shirts and jeans, drinking whiskey in dusty bars, and tearing down the highway in a Chevy truck, but the aesthetics of the modern country record are seamlessly polished. Lady Antebellum have been delivering shiny cuts of country rock for two records now, and their third, Golden, comes as a solid, if slightly predictable, release.
Breakthrough US quintet The Neighbourhood released their much acclaimed debut album, I Love You, late in April and have scored some pretty sweet gigs off the back of it.
Larry Heath catches up with Bryan from LA based outfit The Neighbourhood as the band's drummer smoked a cigarette to discuss their debut record, playing Coachella, their time in Australia for Laneway Festival and much, much more...
Abbe May is like a fine red wine, dark and smooth. Now add a handful of gravel to the glass, and the smoothness becomes a harsh sip of sex appeal. Abstract I know, but May’s new ‘concept’ album Kiss My Apocalypse demands ‘out of the box’ descriptions. Following on from 2011’s Design Desire, the LP presents a beautiful darkness that carries on throughout.
As we get set to hit the road to Singapore for the annual Music Matters conference and festival, we caught up with one of the artists set to play the event, Kevin Lester aka "TheLionCityBoy" to talk about it, the Singapore music scene, being a part of TEDxSingapore, his recent jaunt to SXSW and much more...
In an exclusive interview with The AU Review and our good friends at Asian Pop Radio Australia, Taiwanese folk-pop band Sodagreen talks about their history, music style, their five hour show in Taipei(!) and their expectations for their upcoming Australian tour.