Emma Louise played the Metro Theatre on Friday night with support from Thelma Plum and Patrick James. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the pit.
I have been meaning to see Emma Louise live for quite some time now. Like many, the young songstress from Brisbane first came to my attention with her track “Jungle”, but it was actually her duet with Lior covering Crowded House’s “It’s Only Natural” that really won me over. Upon hearing that the 22 year old was returning to the road following the release of her stunning debut album Vs Head Vs Heart , I was quite ecstatic to see that my hometown of Ballarat was listed as one of Louise’s many stops.
In this issue: Skyzoo is coming to Australia, new music and photography magazine Hot Mosh is launching in Sydney, Horrorshow plays the Annandale Hotel with Dialectrix, Phebe Starr plays intimate gig in a church, Emma Louise is playing in Canberra, Insane In The Brain is back for another year and James Blake is playing the Sydney Opera House.
Skyzoo performs in Melbourne & Sydney
The always amazing Emma Louise is joined by the equally wonderful Patrick James and Thelma Plum to celebrate the long awaited release of Emma's debut album at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne. Anna Palmer was there and brings us photos from the performances.
'Mirrors' is the third single from Emma Louise's debut album, Vs Head Vs Heart. The video was released just before her national 'Vs Head Vs Heart' album tour, which started on Friday 3 May.
Brisbane songstress Emma Louise has released her debut album to the world and anyone hearing Vs Head Vs Heart cannot deny this young woman a long tenure in the music industry.
The final part of The AU Review's photo coverage of The Aussie BBQ at SXSW. Acts include Clairy Browne And The Bangin' Rackettes (pictured), Emma Louise, Strangers and The Trouble With Templeton.
Photos by Johnny Au
Larry Heath talks exclusively to Brisbane based artist Emma Louise while she was in the US for SXSW promoting her debut record Vs Head Vs Heart, which is out now in Australia. We talk about the record, the "sensual" cover, touring plans, her new live show, performing an Alt-J cover on triple j and much more...
Sounds Australia put on a special showcase at BD Reilly's in Austin on Tuesday afternoon at SXSW, called "She'll Be Right", featuring the wonderful women of Australian music. We briefly caught Lucy Campbell, who sounded spellbinding in acoustic mode. Next up, and one of the two bands pictured, we're Adelaide's The Audreys who were performing as a duo and making their Austin debut.
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 over thirty 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.
There is plenty to be excited about in 2013 in terms of our local scene plundering on with great releases. Whether they may be somewhat commercially successful or simply hip to step, man, it's always exciting to speculate what'll be popular in the upcoming year. So, in no particular order, these are the upcoming releases from Australian artists that we are looking forward to this year:
In this issue: Shihad announced as Black Sabbath’s support, The Presets add extra shows, sold out national gigs, Blink 182 announce their supports and loads more.
Barry Gibb Announces Sydney’s Audio Vixen as special guests on his Australian ‘Mythology’ tour
As we all start making our decisions for the tracks that will make up our votes for the Hottest 100, we had our contributors tell us their favourite tracks of 2012. Each contributor gave us their top 10 and the resulting 40 tracks are the highest rated from those lists! As usual, it's a fairly eclectic list - read on and enjoy! For the most part we'll be letting the music speak for itself...