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the AU interview: Birds of Tokyo (Perth) talks "Anchor" EP, live shows and musical progression

After releasing their EP, Anchor, a couple of weeks ago, Birds of Tokyo have been busy, busy, busy. Last week the band wrapped up a national tour around the country to promote their new release and it was clear that vocalist, Ian Kenny and guitarist, Adam Spark were still buzzing from the shows, as they revealed to the AU review's Jana Angeles. "We were playing some of our favourite venues around the country - it was killer." Kenny states.

The Australian music industry rallies behind Support Act and the launch of the 'BANDWAGON' fundraising drive!

Launched officially at Allans Billy Hyde's Melbourne store was the 'BANDWAGON' fundraising drive by Support Act. The crowd funding appeal run via Pozible aims to raise $100,000 for Australian music industry charity. Support Act, which provides financial relief to music professionals facing illness, injury or other life crises, has helped members in all different fields from singers, songwriters, roadies, techies and more. Helping launch 'BANDWAGON' in Melbourne today were Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, Hannah Findlay (Stonefield), Ian Haug (The Church, Powderfinger), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Eric McCusker (Mondo Rock), Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley (The Seekers).

Eskimo Joe frontman Kav Temperley touring 'A Song is a City' for 10th anniversary!

In celebrating the 10th anniversary of Eskimo Joe's sophomore album, A Song is a City, the band's frontman Kav Temperley will be touring around the country on a special solo tour. The acoustic run will see Temperley hitting venues up from July through into September, sharing stories behind the classic record. Fans who buy a ticket to the show will get an EP of cover songs Temperley recorded, which influenced the material on A Song is a City - bonus!

Festival Review: State of the Art Festival - Perth Cultural Centre (31.05.14)

Once again Western Australia scored lucky with the weather gods over the long weekend, keeping ominous rain clouds at bay for the duration of the State of the Art Festival hosted by Celebrate WA in association with WAM.

State of the Art Music Festival 2014 Announces 'SOTA Surrounds'!

SOTA Surrounds, Perth festival to celebrate the local music of WA, is bringing more music, even some local acts performing free stripped back throughout the festival grounds, an MC battle and even some visual art to the table this year. Headliners Drapht, Eskimo Joe and San Cisco and emerging artists The Stems, The Blackeyed Susans, The Kill Devil Hills, Kim Salmon, Split Seconds, Bitter Belief, Sable and much more! It's sure to be an absolutely fantastic time.

Eskimo Joe and the Axis of Awesome to headline Flix in the Stix 2014!

Flix in the Stix is back again for another year, with the regional film festival set to visit some truly idyllic venues through New South Wales and Victoria. Bringing a new entertainment line up with some great films, Flix in the Stix will this year be headlined by Eskimo Joe and the Axis of Awesome.

Photo Gallery: Eskimo Joe + Pluto Jonze - The Forum, Melbourne (19.10.13)

Eskimo Joe took to the Forum alongside Pluto Jonze! The AU's Rebecca Houlden was there and brings you these photos.

the AU interview: Eskimo Joe (Perth)

Eskimo Joe

Only just landing is Eskimo Joe’s sixth album, Wastelands, a result of a very successful Pozible crowd-funded campaign. An upbeat, groovy set of sounds that one can just dance too, Eskimo Joe has reached into the creative pools and pulled out a unique new sound that’s sure to win the hearts of fans, new and old alike.

Album Review: Eskimo Joe - Wastelands (2013, LP)

It’s been two years since we last heard from Perth lads Eskimo Joe, and they’re back with a brand new crowd-funded album titled Wastelands that takes their sound in a vastly different direction from their previous records.

Homebake reveals details of its 18th festival edition - expands to three days!

Happy 18th birthday Homebake! Now legal to drink, go out and do other adult things, it's about time we celebrated the only way we know how! For its 18th year, the December festival as truly gone above and beyond in staging a music event that is truly representative of the Australian music scene. Moving to the steps of the Sydney Opera House, this year's Homebake will be expanding from one day to three.

Photo Gallery: Eskimo Joe - Published Arthouse, Adelaide (13.07.13)

Eskimo Joe brought their winter tour through to one of Adelaide's new live music haunts, the Published Arthouse, this weekend. An intimate show the fans got a kick out of, Eskimo Joe put on the moves for our photographer Lauren Connelly, who snapped the following pictures.

Photo Gallery: Eskimo Joe - Ormond Hall, Melbourne (12.07.13)

Perth's Eskimo Joe continue their intimate tour around Australia, reinventing their earlier material and showcasing some of their forthcoming work. Mandy Hall was at their Melbourne Ormond Hall show and brings us these photos:

Live Review: Eskimo Joe - Paddington Uniting Church (27.06.13)

Eskimo Joe played a retrospective, intimate show at Paddington Uniting Church on a cold Thursday night.

Photo Gallery: Eskimo Joe - Paddington Uniting Church (27.06.13)

Eskimo Joe played an up close and personal show at the Paddington Uniting Church in Sydney, reinterpreting a selection of songs from the last 5 albums - with a few new ones along the way. Photography by Pete Dovgan.