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AIRLING

Nominees for the 2015 AIR Award for Best Independent Label announced!

We're two weeks out from the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards and with the performers and first round nominees already announced, the good folk at AIR have today announced the latest nominees to the pool of great talent already up for awards. The nominees for Best Independent Music Label have been rolled out this morning, including Elefant Traks, Milk! Records, Liberation Music, Future Classic and Ivy League Records. The category, introduced in 2012, saw I OH YOU win at last year's ceremony, held at North Melbourne's Meat Market venue in October.

Music Video of the Day: Airling "Stallin'" (2015)

Our music video of the day belongs to Brisbane artist Airling, who has just released a clip for her single "Stallin'", a track which will see her heading out on the road this October with her three-piece band and LANKS. Directed by Matisse Forman of Forman Film, the video lets the suave moves of Nacho Pop do the walking and Airling's lips do the talking. It's a pretty fun viewing, and an even better song. Soulful, moody and hypnotic, it's without question some of the acclaimed artist's finest work to date, with stellar vocal work and a killer vibe. Watch it below:

Single Stream: Japanese Wallpaper "Forces" ft. Airling (2015)

After taking out the top spot in the Triple J Unearthed High competition in 2014, Japanese Wallpaper just released his new single “Forces”, which features Brisbane electronic singer/songwriter Airling. It’s classic Japanese Wallpaper chilled, lowdown electronica with a more mature sound and production. Give it a listen below.

Violent Soho, Sahara Beck, Bobby Alu, The Amity Affliction and Airling among the big winners at the Queensland Music Awards


Violent Soho accept the award for album of the year. Photo Credit: Stephen Booth

The talent-rich sunshine state celebrated another fantastic year of music and creativity at the Queensland Music Awards at Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm on Monday Night, with big wins for Violent Soho, Sahara Beck, Bobby Alu, The Amity Affliction and Airling.

Live Review: Vance Joy + #1 Dads + Airling – Thebarton Theature, Adelaide (21.03.15)

Vance Joy

Every teenage girl’s heart-throb Vance Joy was welcomed to Thebarton Theatre by house full of screaming pre-teens (cheers to all ages gigs, huh) and their fathers as part of his Dream Your Life Away tour.

Opening for Joy was last year's national Unearthed Splendour in the Grass winner Airling. By now we know what we’re going to get with Airling - a vibrating mix of electronic and drum beats propelling her ethereal vocals over the crowd like a haze. And boy, what a set of pipes she has. Fun fact: she’s the cousin of acoustic guitar-toting Jack Carty who you should definitely check out also.

The Grates, Sheppard, DZ Deathrays, Airling and more announced as Queensland Music Awards finalists!

The Queensland Music Awards are coming around again for another year, with QMusic announcing the list of finalists selected for the 2015 awards. Over 40 judges from Australia and abroad have been listening to a whole range of music from Queensland artists and as the final list dictates, the diversity within the music community in this part of the country is well represented.

Unearthed Artist of the Year and Australian Music Video of the Year nominees announced for the 2014 J Awards!

More J Award nominations have been revealed today! With November being triple j's Ausmusic Month, the annual J Awards sit comfortably in the centre of events which will be rolling out during the month. A whole swag of talented Australian artists have had their musical and visual talents recognised with these latest nominations, for Unearthed Artist of the Year and Australian Music Video of the Year. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony next Tuesday, being broadcast live on triple J from 5pm.

Album Review: Airling - Love Gracefully (2014 EP)

Airling has sneakily slipped under my radar for far too long. With the release of her debut EP Love Gracefully, Airling brainchild Hannah Sheppard reveals just what type of artist she truly is. Filled with lush texture and rich harmonies, Love Gracefully is a wonderful start to a wonderful new project.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Airling (Brisbane)

Larry sat down with Airling at Bigsound in Brisbane earlier this month and spoke about being home after a crazy tour schedule, recording an EP and an upcoming national headline tour...

Photo Gallery: The A-Z of BIGSOUND 2014 (Part One)

Photographer Johnny Au takes us to BIGSOUND in Brisbane with an A-Z of the best performances he captured from the week. In Part One, we take you from Airling to The Love Junkies.

Festival Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night Two, Part Two ft. WAAX + Art of Sleeping + The Bennies + Airling + More... (11.09.14)

Day Two was another massive night, running around town catching new talent, and finding some real gems to savour. It was a night that included an array of different music genres ranging from loud hard rockers WAAX and punk act The Bennies, to the soothing soft vocals of Airling, to some country/folk tunes by the Pierce Brothers while Art Of Sleeping and Tin Sparrow brought us some sweet indie pop tunes.

10 Artists to Watch at BIGSOUND 2014 (Part Two)

With BIGSOUND kicking off next week, we've been taking a look at the artists who are set to perform throughout Brisbane's Fortitude Valley district over two spectacular nights of showcase events. A diverse group of musicians representing the great and strong nature of the Australian music industry at the minute, the BIGSOUND Live program for 2014 is going to be no doubt bringing many new names to the radars of those set to attend, while we also will be seeing sets from some Australian names who've been away working tirelessly on new material for some time. the AU brings you a mere ten names who should be on your list if you're BIGSOUND-bound next week or if you're not, get to the internetz and look them up now!

BIGSOUND announces line up for JBL Live Stage

Those heading up to Australia's biggest and best music conference, BIGSOUND in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, are in for one of the year's best all-Australian line ups in the celebratory atmosphere of the BIGSOUND Village. One of the several stages that is set to curate two days of discerning home-grown music is the JBL Live Stage which will pop-up in the village for September 10 and 11.

Photo Gallery: Airling, The Jezabels and Gossling join Curve Lurve at Splendour in the Grass 2014

Photographer Tom Ellwood captured Airling, The Jezabels and Gossling as they stopped by the McGrath Foundation's "Curvey" Van at Splendour in the Grass. Part of the Curve Lurve initiative to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness in young women. Head to http://www.curvelurve.com.au/ for more details.

Photo Gallery: Splendour In The Grass (Day One) ft. Outkast + Interpol + Childish Gambino - Friday (25.07.14)

Outkast helped kick off the first day of live music at Splendour in the Grass 2014 in Byron Bay, with Interpol, Childish Gambino and many, many more from Australia and around the world. Ian Laidlaw was there and brings us these photos from the event: