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the AU review's 15 most anticipated Australian records of 2015

After an incredible year of new Australian music in 2014, we have an incredible array of records in the pipeline for the new year. Some are from bands who we've been waiting to hear from again for years... some for the first time... others are continuously pumping out incredible music and we have no desire for them to stop! In no particular order, here are the fifteen Australian albums (some confirmed, some still to be...) that we can't wait for (or at the very least are hoping for...) in 2015:

Dappled Cities' Dave Rennick launches new music project 'AND'!

It may have been a while since we've heard from the Dappled Cities camp, but for founding member and co-frontman Dave Rennick at least, he's got some exciting news to share with us! The Sydney musician has debuted his new band And earlier this year after branching out to do some solo work, but now has a new single and b-side on its way.

Photo Gallery: Rolling Stone Awards - Bondi Beach Road (04.02.14)

With some 1,000 guests and an MC in Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson, the 5th Annual Rolling Stone Awards took over the Bondi Beach Hotel on Tuesday night with Patrón Tequila flowing for the entire night. Melbourne band Kingswood performed, as did Sydney all-star cover band Furnace & The Fundamentals. Enjoy these photos from the night's red carpet and the full winner list below!

Photo Gallery: The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Day Four) - Lorne, Victoria (31.12.13)

The last day of 2013 arrives and the Falls Festival crowd are in great spirits. The Falls Fiesta parade winds its way through the crowd at sunset. The Rubens, Violent Femmes, The Cat Empire all keep the energy levels up. On the main stage Vampire Weekend count in the new year, while Horrorshow and Willow Beats do the same in the Grand Theatre. Our photographer John Goodridge captures some of the excitement.

Festival Review: The Farmer & The Owl Festival - UniBar, Wollongong (23.11.13)

Having attended the University of Wollongong for four years and lived in the city throughout that period, I cannot stress what a joy it was to see an event like The Farmer & The Owl take place. Even more of a joy, was the fact it was run so effectively and efficiently.

CLOSED Win a double pass to the The Farmer & The Owl Festival!

The Farmer & The Owl Festival has become Illawarra's first annual boutique music and arts festival and is just a few days away! Featuring acclaimed acts such as The Drones, Dappled Cities, Harmony, The Laurels and Glass Towers, it's sure to be a stellar day!

the AU interview: Dave Rennick from Dappled Cities (Sydney) talking The Farmer and the Owl Festival

Fresh back in town from Berlin, Larry Heath caught up with Dave Rennick from acclaimed Sydney outfit Dappled Cities, to talk about their upcoming appearance as part of The Farmer and the Owl festival in Wollongong, the potential for some new music, working with Berkfinger and much more...

Album Review: Various Artists - Melodie Française (2013 Compilation)

We may seem far from a world of heightened suffering and melodramatic love affairs but the Australian reworking of French classics on Melodie Française could be the perfect soundtrack to a wine-heavy dinner party. Francophiles will love it – there is more value upon recognising the originals – but the album speaks to any music lover.

The Farmer & The Owl music festival in Wollongong presented by Music Farmers, Yours & Owls and the AU review!

November 23rd will be a festival of music and Arts that is set to be Wollongong's grandest gala. The day will Consist of multiple bands, solo artists, and DJ's that will vie for your attention. Also present will be art installations, boutique food stalls and an indie label market.

CLOSED Win a double VIP pass to The AU Review's 5th birthday party in Sydney!

To celebrate the last five years, the AU review has put together a run of lineups around the country that showcase the last five years of Australian music! The first event will be held at Sydney's vibrant Oxford Art Factory.

Live Review: Dappled Cities + Elizabeth Rose + Ali Barter - The Hi-Fi Sydney (20.06.13)

Perched in the centre of a dimly lit stage, Ali Barter was the performer to welcome us to the HTC One event at Sydney’s Hifi. Despite the sparsely populated room, Ali showed effortless poise and a level of elegance as her ringing voice delivered a number of tracks including the beautiful ‘Run You Down’, which has garnered her recognition on local airwaves.

Photo Gallery: Dappled Cities + Elizabeth Rose + Ali Barter - The HiFi Sydney (20.06.13)

Dappled Cities wowed the crowd at The HiFi in Sydney before taking a break to record their new album. Supported by Elizabeth Rose and Ali Barter. Photos by Johnny Au

Live Review: Dappled Cities + Collarbones + Donny Benet - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (24.04.13)

Well known Sydney band Dappled Cities played the Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 24th April to celebrate their official ten year anniversary, a commendable achievement to have made it so long in the music industry! They were joined by Donny Benet and Collarbones for support.

Sydney Festival Live Review: Dappled Cities "The Future Is Baroque" - Paradiso Town Hall (22.01.13)

As I approached the Paradiso on the warm Tuesday night, I was unaware of what to expect from the night’s show. The mixing of two far-from-close genres, Dappled Cities infectious Indie rock anthems and Baroque, a genre that developed in the 1600’s with players such as Vivaldi, Bach and Handel. I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit skeptical.