Following the release of her new EP, Do I Make You Nervous?, we caught up with Melbourne’s Banoffee to discuss the EP, and her production experiences in the US. For the singer and producer, the record represents where she was as a musician at the time, and how she’s developed since. “When you release a record, you’ve been working on it for so long that by the time it comes out, it’s where you were, not really where you’re at,” she explains. “But it’s definitely had an impact on where I am now.” The EP was a chance for her to explore different types of music and genres that she hadn’t previously worked in. “I had a lot of fun with it,” she says. “I took a lot of risks.”
Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Music Week has released its full 2015 program. From the 13th of November until the 20th, over 100 events will light up the city, including live music performances, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, film screenings and more.
In This Issue: This week has releases coming in from Brizzy to South America, with plenty of debuts and veteran producers. Check out the latest from Wavves to Banoffee to Neon Tiger!
A strong list of international artists have been announced as headline performers for Canadian Music Week 2015! The festival, running from May 1st-10th across 60 live music venues in Toronto, will see the likes of Cloud Nothings, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more hit the stage for some unforgettable moments of performance.
For many bands around the world, earning a spot on The Great Escape Festival in the UK means a great deal - you've got a huge load of exposure, the potential to discover new bands and of course, the opportunity to be discovered. In its 10th year in 2015, the Brighton-based festival releases a stellar line up of bands from around the globe, all set to descend on the site in May for what is touted as Europe's leading festival for new music.
This year we headed backstage at Sugar Mountain Festival to capture some of the performers from the day. Ian Laidlaw set up his studio and got straight to shooting throughout the day. Enjoy them exclusively on the AU, starting with the one and only Dan Deacon, above:
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:
Arriving on typically grey but strangely muggy Melbourne Sunday afternoon, Howler in Brunswick became the ideal venue for the annual Semplesize Block Party. Tucked in behind the beer garden at the entrance, the Howler band room transformed into a veritable playground of raw, local talent that seemed to catered to every music lover’s taste.
Supported by Banoffee, Kimbra returned to The Metro Theatre last night and Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.
CMJ week, also known as “When all my Hanukkahs come at once” (if I had Christmas I would tell you about it), is an all-you-can-eat buffet of international music concentrated within just a few blocks of New York’s Lower East Side neighbourhood, and over the bridge in Williamsubrg, Brooklyn. It’s also the worst, most FOMO-inducing week of the year for music lovers.
Once again, Aunty Meredith delivers! The 2014 Golden Plains Nine line up just had its reveal online, with another cracker line up of Australian and international talent set to head to the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre in March 2015! The ballot of tickets is open now until 9:09pm on October 21st - be sure to get involved at www.goldenplains.com.au!
Considered as one of the most exciting artists to emerge this year, Melbourne’s Banoffee is showing no signs of slowing down and her latest release “Let’s Go To The Beach” further cements this notion.
The yearly CMJ Marathon is approaching fast, and this year will see 50+ Australian artists head over the New York for a series of showcases, bringing global attention to how rich and diverse the Australian music scene has been lately.
In this issue: Brisbane's LeSuits launch debut single, Katchfire perform at The Gov, BIGSOUND parties announced all over the place through Brisbane, The Skatalites bring 50th anniversary party to Adelaide, The Smith Street Band bring the noise to The Gov, The 1975 add an Adelaide show, Shihad performs live at The Gov, The Bloodpoets announce album launch, Bloodstock: A Mick Blood Benefit Gig, Lowrider perform final show in Adelaide, C.W. Stoneking to play Adelaide, Ball Park Music add another Adelaide show to tour, The Return of The Joint Effort hits Brisbane and The Con & The Liar announce an album launch for Deserters.
In This Issue: There's heaps in there this week! We have Augie March, Kasey Chambers, The Smith Street Band, Velociraptor, Banoffee, Willow Beats, The Datsuns and HEAPS MORE. It's a nice list this week, so have a gander.