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Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders, The Laurels and more to perform at new Sydney festival, Volumes!

Volumes 2015, a new live music concept across a number of different live music venues, has just announced its first line up. The event puts artists of different genres together into a lineup for each stage, in a unique aim to push the boundaries of dynamics and energy. Click through for more information and for the full first line up below…

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 17th October 2014

In this issue: De La Soul to play Chinese Laundry's Garden Party, Tom Stephens to launch new EP, Holy Shakers to launch their debut album at Spectrum, Frankie's to host a killer Halloween Party, The Faders to headline NYE Party At The House, New Music Network presents austraLYSIS and Canyons to headline last One Night Stand of the year.

Surry Hills Festival announces The Laurels, Spookyland and more on its 2014 music line up!

September 27th will see Sydney's fiery hub of creatives, artists, designers and more come together for the Surry Hills Festival! The music line up for the festival has been announced today and it most definitely is reflective of the diversity within the city's music scene. Spread across two main stages in Ward Park and Shannon Reserve, as well as the Velvet Cave Stage on Hill St, the following artists will be giving festival attendees something to get around as the afternoon continues on!

Artists announced as Chevron Festival Gardens seeks to be a month full of interesting concepts and new musical ideas!

The month long Chevron Festival Gardens will include stellar acts that will entice the senses for all people luckily enough to be in the vicinity. The February musical bonanza will host artists from around the country and around the world and act as a networking hub for Artists everywhere.

Sydney Festival Live Review: Hive (Tyondai Braxton) + 100 Million Nights (Canyons + Daniel Boyd) - Sydney Opera House (21.01.14)

The relationship between music and visuals was explored with Tyondai Braxton's and Canyons' performance for the Sydney Festival. While it often felt more like an art exhibit then a concert, it was certainly a unique experience.

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: HIVE + 100 Million Nights - Sydney Opera House (21.01.14)

Former Battles frontman and solo artist Tyondai Braxton brings HIVE to the Sydney Opera House. Hive is a live multimedia performance that is part installation and part band. Supported by a collaboration called 100 Million Nights from Canyons and artist Daniel Boyd. Photos by Johnny Au.

FBi Social presents the Mountain Sounds Festival featuring Ball Park Music, Beni and more!

If you're keen to hit up the Central Coast for a spell this March, the new Mountain Sounds Festival is just the ticket! The new festival will celebrate Australian music, arts and culture on March 15th at Mount Penang Gardens and promises punters an eclectic experience, surrounded by some truly gorgeous natural beauty.

the AU interview: Ryan Grieve of Canyons (Perth/Sydney) talks 100 Million Nights at Sydney Festival and Perth Festival 2014!

Canyons are willing to get up, about and all crazy in a live setting most of the time (as are most bands on the Modular label), but the last year has seen a different type of performance from them as a group. Throughout this year, the outfit has performed 100 Million Nights - a slightly more immersive collaboration - with artist Daniel Boyd at various festivals around the country in 2013. They’ll continue to perform the project through to the middle of this year with the latest performance to happen at the upcoming Sydney Festival. Ryan Grieve from the duo chatted to Philippe Perez about the collaboration.

Sydney Festival announces the 'Spirit of Akasha' lineup.

Taking to the stage of the Sydney Opera House's Concert Hall as part of the 2014 Sydney Festival will be some stellar live performances alongside the world premiere of Australian film, The Spirit of Akasha. Capturing the spirit of surf culture in present day, the film brings together contexts of film, music and of course, surfing.

The Last 5 Years: Canyons/Pink Gin (Western Australia)

the AU review just turned FIVE years old, and to celebrate, throughout the month of August we're asking many of our musician friends to help us look back on the last five years of music! Next up, the guys from Canyons and their side project Pink Gin gave us their top five moments of the last five years...

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 15th January 2013

Hello and welcome back to our weekly wrap of music industry shenanigans that have happened around Australia (and the world). It’s been a few sleepy weeks with Santa bringing all kinds of things for everyone. Everyone seems to now be busily making tunes or wheeling’ deals again, so let’s get into the thick of things.

This week: ARIA action for 2012 and in the last week, more Australian acts announced for SXSW, and a new crowd-funding site specifically for musicians to fund albums, projects and videos.

the AU interview: Canyons (Sydney)

Nicholas Langley catches up with Sydney's Canyons who are set to unleash their renowned DJ skills onto a local crowd at next month's Surry Hills Festival...

Tijuana Cartel, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! and Alison Wonderland head up the massive Surry Hills Festival lineup for 2012.

Saturday October 27th is set to be a hot day in Sydney, with Surry Hills Festival announcing a killer line up offering something for every ear.

Multiple stages will be surrounded by eccentric arts installations and roving performance, kids’ activities, an Eco living village and a great selection of markets and food, so while the music takes care of your ears, there will be something on offer for every taste bud, art lover and even bar lover too.

Gig Announcements: Saskwatch, Kidfectious, Canyons, My Favourite Accident and more...

In this issue: Saskwatch single launch in Melbourne and Sydney, Kidfectious play at Trak Live Lounge, Canyons added to Picnic presents: 'One Night Stand' line-up, My Favourite Accident launch their EP and more...