Sydney slacker-rockers Bearhug have made their long-awaited return with new single "Catacombs". Just like their 2012 debut album Bill, Dance, Shiner, it's a perfect combination of lo-fi fuzz and out-of-focus '90s guitar rock melodies that warrants several listens.
In This Issue: Missy Higgins heads up proceedings with a new covers record coming out, alongside New Orleans legend Dr. John. There's also a heap of new cool stuff coming out of Brisbane, as well as some sweet overseas acts. Have a read guys, you might just discover something.
Part 2 of The AU Review's photo coverage of The Aussie BBQ at SXSW continues with Vance Joy, Summer Flake, Bearhug (pictured), Ginger And The Ghost and Alpine.
Photos by Johnny Au
This weeks album news includes The Cat Empire, British India, Four Tet and much much more!!
In just over a month, the city of Austin, Texas will be throwing open its doors to tens of thousands of music fans, industry officials and musicians for the annual SXSW music festival and conference. Amongst that number are thirty-eight Australian artists. Over the course of the next couple of weeks we'll be profiling these artists, offering a brief introduction to what they’re about and what they have to offer.
In This Issue: Bon Scott Anniversary Tribute Show at Yarraville Club, Jade Diary performing at Clancy’s Fremantle WA, The Wonder Years Soundwave Sideshow, Second lineup announced for the Rock and Roll Gumbo Medicine Show, My Fiction headline Slam Day, Popstrangers, Bored Nothing and Bearhug touring March, Rich Batsford ‘Mindfulmess’ at the Adelaide Fringe, Gallows, Shai Hulud, Confession & Milestones Sidewave and The Music Maker Blues Revue at Northcote Social Club.
SXSW has announced its next waves of invited acts to perform at the 2013 conference, the festival's 27th edition. Taking place in Austin, Texas from March 12-17, the second batch of bands brings the total to a massive 800 announced artists. The list is still yet to be completed, but below are the Australian boys and girls who are set to do their thing at SXSW next year!
THE CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT
The madness that is SXSW is gearing up once again and the huge music and industry conference has revealed the first round of artists, whose appplications to showcase at the festival next year, have been successful.
The Australian artists heading to Texas for SXSW next year include:
Something For Kate
This week in the column: opportunities galore for electronic artists, SXSW process get confirmed, and the AGE EG awards are announced.
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks are no strangers to our shores having toured here quite regularly. I had always heard that a Jicks show was not to be missed, so quite naturally expectations were in place. However, I can only guess that we got an ‘off’ night, because, to be honest, this show was far from great.
Pictured: Little Scout.
In this issue: Blue Sun will be launching their new single at Yah Yah's, R.L. Jones will be bringing new material to Melbourne and Sydney next month, Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers are set to launch their new EP at the Workers Club, and much more!
BLUE SUN LAUNCHING NEW SINGLE AND EP AT YAH YAH’S IN FITZROY
In this issue: Go Here, Go There at FBi Social, Johnny Casino at The Espy, Into The Woods fundraising gig + more!
Youth Lagoon aka 22-year-old Trevor Powers, captivated Australian audiences on his sell-out tour in February, and is now returning for a series of intimate Splendour In the Grass sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. He'll be supported by Sures nationally and joined by Bearhug and Thrupence in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.