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BIGSOUND Live: Highlights of Night One - Part Two (09.09.15)

Pictured: DEAFCULT

It sounds a little cliché, but the first night of Bigsound really was a showcase of the variety of Australian musicians making waves at the moment. The spectrum of genres was amazing to see, and no doubt we’ll be hearing much more from these very talented artists.

Gang of Youths, Holy Holy, Timberwolf & more featured on first official BIGSOUND artist announcement!

BIGSOUND has named the first 50 artists for the 2015 live program and for another year, Brisbane looks to become a buzzing hive of excellent live music in September! BIGSOUND Live sees 14 music venues through the Valley taken over by some impressive line ups of bands from around Australia and abroad over two nights for what has become Australia's biggest gathering of industry and music fans. Last year's BIGSOUND program was hectic, showcasing some diverse and brilliant talent - both emerging and established - and this year is going to be no different.

the AU interview: Babaganouj (Brisbane) talk touring, new single and locking down in the studio

Brisbane band Babaganouj stopped by the AU review HQ for a chat about their tour for new single "Can't Stop", how their sound varies from live shows to recording and to have a bit of fun. Of their new "more poppy" single, they said, "I think there's something fun about repetitive songs, because once you hit halfway, you know all the words and can sing along..." When it comes to getting in the studio, the group said they "approach recording a lot more sensibly than our live shows."

Photo Gallery: The Coathangers + Babaganouj + Some Jerks - Trainspotters, Brisbane (24.01.15)

The Coathangers headlined an amazing show last night at Trainspotters in Brisbane, with support from Babaganouj and Some Jerks. Andrew Wade was there and brings us these photos from the night:

Festival Review: The Blurst of Times - The Factory Theatre, Sydney (25.10.14)

Guitars and subverted Simpsons t-shirts ruled Blurst of Times' Sydney debut. Its debut went off without a major hitch, even with some last minute timetable shuffling to adjust to. With The Factory Theatre proving to be a perfect space for the event, triumphing over the aural assault that marred OutsideIn last year. This was accomplished without actually putting the Factory Theatre stage to use, utilizing the smaller Fusebox and Factory Floor stages, and the smart move of setting up a main stage outside. Pushing revelries out in to the open air and giving itself a true festival atmosphere.

the AU interview: Babaganouj (Brisbane) on The Blurst of Times Music Festival!

After the release of their beautiful new album Bluff earlier this year, Brisbane Pop/Rock band Babaganouj have been wowing fans at the Blurst of Times Music Festival this month. We caught up with them to chat about the festival!

Six bands not to miss at The Blurst of Times Festival!

The Blurst of Times Festival is just days from kicking off, with the first date landing this weekend in Brisbane. With a strong line up of Australian talent set to perform, Blurst is going around the Sydney and Melbourne for the first time to truly bring some exciting and ultimately party-ruined times to more live music fans. We've taken a look at the line up and have listed just some of the bands you can't be missing.

The Blurst Of Times Festival returns with a huge lineup for this October

The Blurst Of Times Festival is getting ready to hit Brisbane for a second year with DZ Deathrays, Hard Ons and Dick Diver all included on the huge first announcement.

Single Stream: Babaganoüj "Bluff" (2014)

Brisbane's Babaganoüj are taking a slightly new direction with this new single, as bassist Harriette Pilbeam takes the lead vocal in a tale of teen angst that builds to a big finish. Ultimately, "Bluff" flashes by in a much-too-quick three minutes.

Babaganouj set for August tour to launch 'Bluff' single!

Brisbane's Babaganouj are keeping the good momentum going, by announcing a run of tour dates for next month to promote their new single "Bluff". Hot off the heels of the success of their tune "Too Late For Love", the talent four-piece already have your next fave tune out of the Sunshine State in "Bluff". They'll be hitting up the venues in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne next month with some great support acts you must see as well - be sure to note them down!

SGC Media announces new label imprint 'Title Track'!

Brisbane's SGC Media has today announced its new venture in Title Track. A new label imprint, Title Track has been announced as a dedicated avenue to explore new and exciting acts and launch their careers. Sarah Chipman has been named the imprint's A&R Manager; operating with SGC's full resources, she will be focusing on the needs of emerging and alternative acts.

Single Stream: Babaganouj "Too Late For Love" (2014)

New single "Too Late For Love" from Brisbane band Babaganouj brings together the classic Brisbane pop elements of fuzzy lofi guitars, romantic vocal harmonies, a good dose of 90's influences, and a dash of the 80's.

Babaganouj set for east coast tour with the release of new single "Too Late For Love".

Brisbane legends Babaganouj have a new single and some tour dates to share! Their debut EP Sife Lucks drew much positive attention upon its release, while its lead single "Love Loathe Love You" was quite the popular ditty as well. Now, the band are ready to unleash their latest offering, in 7" form, in "Too Late For Love"! Produced by Sean Cook (Jeremy Neale), the track will officially drop in March.

Live Review: Major Leagues + Babaganouj + Rinse - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (09.08.13)

Major Leagues

Lately, I've been going to gigs and finding myself more impressed and entertained by the support acts than the headliners themselves; Big Scary, Pigeon, and Jagwar Ma have all put in live performances more memorable than the groups above them in the bill. Is there an argument that support bands have more to prove, so tend to put in more effort? Possibly, although doesn't every band with enough balls to get up on a stage have something to prove, night in, night out? I'm putting it down to coincidence.