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New Music Video: Soko feat. Ariel Pink "Lovetrap" (2015)

In this unsurprisingly strange video for Soko's new song, "Love Trap", we see Soko playing both herself and Ariel Pink, the songs featuring artist. As well as starring, she directed and produced the video to this synth pop-inspired song. It's even got a spoken word section. Give it a watch below.

Photo Gallery: Sugar Mountain Festival - Victorian College Of The Arts, Melbourne (24.01.15)

The boutique festival Sugar Mountain returned to Melbourne yesterday following a year off in 2014, moving to its new home of the Victorian College of the Arts for a day of music, arts and great times. Rebecca Houlden brings us photos from the epic day:

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: The Australia Day Long Weekend Edition!

No matter how you're set to spend your Australia Day long weekend, we can guarantee there is a smorgasbord of live music taking place in your city. We've taken a look at the shows our AU contributors are going to be hitting up - perhaps we've got similar plans to you? Check out our picks for this weekend!

Album Review: Ariel Pink - Pom Pom (2014 LP)

LA based psychedelic pop-rocker Ariel Pink seems to be psychic in what will take off next. His last album, Mature Themes, which was released in 2012, received critical acclaim. In all likelihood Pom Pom will earn the same reception.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 6th November 2014

In this issue: Chronixx hits Sydney on his debut Australian tour this December, Strut! @ The Stag host semi finals of local band competition, Rock N Roll and Alternative Markets return this November, Kristina Olsen to play special one off Sydney show, Parquet Courts announce headlining show for March, Daniel Rossen sells out first Sydney show + announces second show for March, Airel Pink hits Sydney this January + more.

the AU Interview: Ariel Pink (Los Angeles) talks his new album, touring, Madonna and collaborating with Sky Ferreira

the AU’s Aidan Hogg talks to Ariel Pink about recording his new album Pom Pom, collaborating (or “overseeing”) work with Sky Ferreira and the PS22 Chorus, and the Madonna controversy.

Ariel Pink announces full Australian dates along with new single "Black Ballerina"!

Australians have been loving Ariel Pink on his previous visits to the country and come January, 'LA's king of pop perversion' is going to be on his way back! Releasing the second single from his new album pom pom in "Black Ballerina", Ariel has already won acclaim for the track and is another tasty cut from yet another intriguing and well crafted album.

Sugar Mountain Festival bringing everyone from Nas to Ariel Pink to Melbourne

After taking a year off, Melbourne's Sugar Mountain festival is back, bringing with it a massive expansion which will see a great range of artists perform on the day. Now bigger than the shoes built or it, the event will be moving from it's traditional venue of The Forum Theatre to the Victorian College of Arts (VCA) in Southbank, and it will certainly be needing the space with an ambitious line-up of music and visual artists planned.

Single Stream: Ariel Pink "Put Your Number In My Phone" (2014)

You never quite know what to expect from an Ariel Pink track, and this first single from his new album pom pom (set to be released in Australia on Friday 14th November) is a whimsical and windswept pop number. Will the Los Angeles native's entire album sound like this? Most certainly not.

Tour Updates: Lady Gaga, The Royal Baths, John Butler, The Pogues, Diesel, Murder By Death, Hoodoo Gurus, Parkway Drive, Dirty Three, Men, Mickey Avalon, Ariel Pink


The times, they are a changin'. Touring schedules have altered slightly as well. Hopefully we don't see any more cancellations. I'm still reeling from Roger Daltrey's announcement. Largely good news from here on in. Mainly additional shows and support confirmations for your viewing pleasure, starting with Lady Gaga.


Black Lips, Ariel Pink, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, CHIC and more join the Golden Plains Sixxx lineup.

The LineUp for Golden Plains Sixxx has been announced. More than just continuing the long tradition of high quality magical parties in The Sup, this one is a Show – with a beginning, a middle and a finale.