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Festival Photos: Womadelaide (Day 4) - Adelaide Botanic Gardens (09.03.15)

To cap off a perfect weekend of World music and craft, participants in Womadelaide were treated to acts such as Sinead O'Connor, Neneh Cherry and Rocketnumbernine as well as Korean punk/pop act Jambinai. The Colour of Time parade bought people together in mutual dust and the Spanish hairdressers, Osadia were creating magnificent hairpieces. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos.

Sydney Festival Live Review: ATOMIC BOMB! ft Gotye + Pat Mahoney + Sinkane + More - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (16.01.15)

Few things on Sydney Festival's music program excited as much as the prospect of this ambitious performance jetting to our country, coated with acclaim from sold-out performances in cities like New York and London. Atomic Bomb! is a huge taskforce of musicians - the majority well-known and highly regarded - put together by label Luaka Bop and David Byrne to tackle one of the most intriguing musical discoveries of the past few years: William Onyeabor.

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: ATOMIC BOMB! Media Call - Enmore Theatre

At an intimate media call, few witnessed a supergroup of world renowned musicians taking over Sydney's Enmore Theatre to prepare for an ambitious performance, titled ATOMIC BOMB!, and put together by U.S label Luaka Bop. ATOMIC BOMB! is concerned with the recently re-discovered works of Nigerian synth-funk pioneer William Onyeabor and pays tribute through him by drawing upon his fascinating electronic music and having it recreated by a band which includes Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem/Museum of Love), Sinkane, Money Mark (Beastie Boys, Luke Jenner (The Rapture), Gotye, and more. Check out our photo gallery from the exclusive media call. Photos by Johnny Au.

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: Beat The Drum - The Domain (16.01.14)

It was a party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Triple J and what a party it was. With stellar performances from Hilltop Hoods, Ball Park Music, The Presets, You Am I and a slew of special guests, Johnny Au gives you but a taste of what went down last night in this gallery:

Gotye and Daniel Johns join a huge second artist announcement for triple J's Beat the Drum event in January!

As part of the Sydney Festival next year, triple j are choosing to throw a huge ass birthday party in the Domain! The Beat the Drum event is already hosting the likes of Hilltop Hoods, The Presets and The Cat Empire, but today on the Matt and Alex show, a huge second artist announcement was revealed for the January 16th party!

Sydney Festival announces its program for 2015 season!


Photo: Prudence Upton

The Sydney Festival has unveiled its program for 2015, comprising of 179 shows next year! Returning to destinations across Sydney, Parramatta and elsewhere, the Sydney Festival is set to present shows on with world-class reputations, including 18 world premieres, 11 Australian premieres and 22 Australian exclusives.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 24th June 2014

In this issue: Old-school rapper Chingy plays well deserved Melbourne show, Green Line Grooves for World Ranger Day announce music event to commemorate rangers all over the world for risking their lives, hip-hop sensation David Dallas plays at the Espy after touring Europe, award winning blues band Collard Greens and Gracy announce debut album launch at the GH Hotel in St Kilda and Leaps and Bounds Music Festival present Winterbound to kickstart Melbourne's cold winter season!

The Best of AU Photography: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Singapore (January 2013)

We're just weeks away from the St Jerome's Laneway Festival tour and things kick off in Singapore before the bands arrive here in Australia, at the beautiful The Meadow at Gardens The Bay in downtown Singapore (pictured above). We've been proud to bring you exclusive coverage of the event over the last two years, and as we get excited for the 2014 event, we want to take a look back at some of our favourite photos from the 2013 festival, by Johnny Au.

New Music Video: Spender ft. Gotye "Hotel Home" (2013)

Spender and Gotye have come together in making some cool music in "Hotel Home". Wally de Backer's signature vocals are of course, wonderful, while the Spender-penned and produced number is a lovely standout itself. The clip is simple, yet effective; taken from Spender's acclaimed Modern Pest EP, we think "Hotel Home" is a winner for both artists involved.

Event Review: BIGSOUND Day Three (12.09.13)

The mood at BIGSOUND early this morning was notably more sombre in comparison with the exciting flurry of activity of the previous day. More than a few people were nursing the aftermath of a big night with the help of coffees, energy drinks and sneaky naps in the foyer. Thankfully for those who managed to get there in time, the morning began with a Q&A with Amanda Palmer, an event that has certainly been one of the highlights of the conference. In an interview with Mikey Cahill, Palmer talked extensively about Kickstarter, her poem about the Boston bomber, feminism, her new band, record and touring.

Event Review: BIGSOUND Day One (10.09.13)

The official start of BIGSOUND today marked the beginning of the conference, showcases, parties and live music. Now in its 12th year, BIGSOUND 2013 has already offered plenty of musical food for thought to delegates who have travelled from all over the country and beyond to meet in Brisbane and 'talk shop.' The highlight of the day's forums and workshops was a keynote speech and Q&A (hosted by Julia Zemiro) with homegrown music legend, Nick Cave, who provided an entertaining insight into the music industry and his career via video link.

the AU interview: Kris Schroeder of The Basics (Melbourne)

Having taken a break in 2010 during which drummer, Wally De Backer, had a bit of success with a side project called Gotye, Melbourne’s The Basics are back together and touring. I chat to Kris Schroeder from the trio about his time in Kenya, suits, and their new single.

Album Review: Louis Spoils - Louis Spoils (2013 EP)

Brisbane-come-Melbournite Jake Rush (Louis Spoils) has announced his self-titled debut EP, to be released to the public on August 2nd. And what a debut it is.

Single Stream: Gotye with Perfect Tripod "Quasimodo's Dream" (2013)

SLAMbassador Gotye has teamed up with acapella group Perfect Tripod (made up of Eddie Perfect and Tripod to create an enchanting version of The Reels classic song, 'Quasimodo's Dream'. It's part of Save Live Australia's Music (SLAM)'s series of limited edition 7" singles available on vinyl and digitally at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/slam. SLAM is a grassroots organisation that strives to keep Australia's live music scene alive and in order to keep SLAM operating, they need support! You can help by purchasing the Gotye and Perfect Tripod cover of 'Quasimodo's Dream'. Head to http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/slam to buy the song, with all proceeds going to SLAM, but pledges close on May 15th. In the meantime, listen to it below for a limited time!

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 14th March 2013

Summer may be drawing to a close down here in the southern hemisphere but the tour circuit is still smoking hot. This week we've got news from Phoenix, Splendour, national event news, new music, and new labels.