In anticipation of their performance at Sugar Mountain Festival, we catch up with Melbourne's Absolute Boys.
Fresh from playing the Vanguard in Sydney, we catch up with the UK's Gemma Ray, who's currently on a tour around the country, to talk about her forthcoming record Island Fire and more. You can catch Gemma at Peats Ridge Festival next week!
Let's talk Island Fire, due for release in February - have you been giving Australian audiences a taste of the record on your shows in Australia?
I've been playing about half of the new album with my current trio.
Let's dive right into the next batch of favourite tracks of 2011, as voted by AU review contributors!
In 2011, this Melbourne based band became fast favourites of the live scene, with their catchy riffs, energetic stage presence and tracks like this one, which stick with you long after you turn it off...
The Fearless Vampire Killers - Tell Me What You're Trying To Say
We return with the next batch of our favourite albums of 2011...
Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
"Arctic Monkeys can do no wrong. Seriously. Even with a slightly more chilled out album than previous ones, it still rocks my socks." - Karina Carroll
Some know him as Dr. House, some as "the guy opposite Fry", while others just know him as Hugh Laurie... but few know him as a musician. Nonetheless, a musician he is, and he has put out a cover of the classic Ray Charles track "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" which seems to get us into the Holiday season every time we listen to it. Here now is the track and two reviews from our contributors. Happy holidays, y'all!
Here are the latest festival updates for a few festivals we can't wait for!
Today we kick off our top 40 countdown for Albums of 2011. This was a hotly contested race, and much like the top 40 tracks of 2011, it's a highly eclectic mix of the year's finest local and international releases. This list was voted on by the contributors of the AU review and compiled by Christine Khalil. Read on!
Things keep looking up for Perth’s synth-pop darlings Voltaire Twins. The four-piece have recently got back from New York’s CMJ Music Marathon, where they performed as part of the Australian contingent along with The Jezebals and Philadelphia Grand Jury.
Today, at 10am in your local city, Creamfields launched sales for their 2012 series of events around Australia, with the "ultra-limited first release" of tickets. The David Guetta headlined event has also seen its lineup extended. The full lineup and details on ticket sales are below!
Fri Apr 27: Adelaide
Planet Cream, Adelaide Ent Centre (8pm – 4am)
1st release $80.00 inc GST and B/F*
Available from Ticketek