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HARTS

AUSSIES ABROAD: Courtney Barnett, The Babe Rainbow, Fraser A. Gorman, Gordi, Harts and Ngaiire head to the US, Europe and beyond!

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting Australian artists touring internationally, we bring you the latest instalment of Aussies Abroad. This week we've got Courtney Barnett taking on the US and Europe, while The Babe Rainbow, Fraser A. Gorman, NGAIIRE, Gordi, Harts head to NY and beyond! Click through for tour dates...

Nominees for the 2015 AIR Award for Best Independent Label announced!

We're two weeks out from the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards and with the performers and first round nominees already announced, the good folk at AIR have today announced the latest nominees to the pool of great talent already up for awards. The nominees for Best Independent Music Label have been rolled out this morning, including Elefant Traks, Milk! Records, Liberation Music, Future Classic and Ivy League Records. The category, introduced in 2012, saw I OH YOU win at last year's ceremony, held at North Melbourne's Meat Market venue in October.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Harts (Melbourne) on festivals, tour plans and a new album for 2016

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and all around musical genius Harts spoke with us before his killer set at BIGSOUND. The young artist's blend of electronic-pop with Hendrix inspired rock has lead to endless sold-out shows and festivals, with a new album currently in the works. Click through to read more!

The AU's 15 Best Performances of BIGSOUND 2015


Pictured: WAAX

The Brisbane based music festival and BIGSOUND has come and gone for another year, but the amazing performances we saw have stuck with us for the days since. We've spend the weekend reflecting on all the incredible showcases we saw, and now we're bringing you our list of the 15 best... in no particular order they are:

BIGSOUND Live: Highlights of Night One - Part Three (09.09.15)

Every year as September rolls around, Brisbane opens up it’s arms and takes Australia’s youngest up and coming musical talents into a warm, boozy embrace. An all you can eat musical buffet of 150 bands across 15 stages was presented for punters to feast on as the sun went down over the Fortitude Valley skyline.

Photo Gallery: Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival ft. Alpine + Harts + DZ Deathrays + more! - Maroochydore (22.08.15)

Andrew Wade made the trip to Maroochydore yesterday for the inaugural (and, if we say so ourselves, bloody incredible) Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival. Along the way he captured the likes of One Day, Alpine, DZ Deathrays, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Kite String Tangle, Flight Facilities, Gang of Youths, Harts and more! Check out the photos here:

Illy, Thundamentals, Jebediah and more to feature at 2015's Festival of the Sun festival this December!

Festival of the Sun celebrates its 11th year this year, taking over the Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park in Port Macquarie on December 11th & 12th. Leading the artist announcement today are some of the country's favourites, Illy, Thundamentals and Jebediah, while the crew behind FOTSUN have also announced the inaugural Wabi Sabi night to proceedings this year.

Flight Facilities announced to headline the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival!

The Sunshine Coast's Horton Park Golf Course will host the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival this year and already, it was looking like a good time to be heading east, with a line up boasting the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Gang of Youths, Alpine and more. Not a bad way to spend a day out, right? Well today, the organisers have announced that their as-of-now secret headliner is going to be in the form of Sydney-based duo Flight Facilities! Book yo tickets, book yo flights.

Splendour in the Grass Photo Gallery: Friday (24.07.15)

Andrew Wade brings us all the action from Friday at Splendour in the Grass in Byron! The gallery features: #1 Dads, Client Liaison, Death Cab For Cutie, DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal (pictured), Everything Everything, Gengahr, Harts, Harvey Sutherland, Johnny Marr, Mark Ronson, Marmozets, Of Monsters and Men, The Rubens and Tired Lion!

Angus & Julia Stone, Kate Miller-Heidke and more to play Queenscliff Music Festival in November!

The Bellarine Peninsula seems to be the place to be this November, with the Queenscliff Music Festival dropping one tasty as hell artist announcement today! The first artist announcement features some of the country's best and indeed favourite live acts and as the festival gears up to celebrate its 19th year in 2015, we can only imagine what goodies the crew behind the QMF still have to offer.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: June 5th - June 7th.

The Queen's Birthday Long Weekend is upon us and while we anticipate four days off enjoying not having to check work inboxes, deal with an early morning commute or late knock-offs, we're also looking forward to check out some pretty sweet gigs around the place. Below are some of our picks for the weekend ahead - check out where the AU will be heading. Thanks, Queenie.

the AU interview: Harts (Melbourne) talks influences and challenges ahead of new EP and National Tour

He is the one man music making machine that has the music industry and fans abuzz with his unique blend of bluesy rock guitar with funk undertones. After the success of his debut album, the AU review had a chat to Darren Hart, the guitar wizard behind Harts prior to a new EP release, about honing his craft, the impact of Prince and transforming on stage.

Photo Gallery: Groovin' The Moo - Bendigo Showgrounds (02.05.15)

Groovin' The Moo came to Bendigo for another year, bringing with it a brilliant array of talent both from Australia and abroad. From Northlane to Tkay Maidza, through to the Pierce Brothers and the Hilltop Hoods, there was enough music at the showgrounds to keep the party going well into the night. Kimberley Salmond was there for the AU and brings us these shots!

Festival Review: Groovin' The Moo - Bendigo Showgrounds (02.05.15)

On the third leg of the tour, Groovin' The Moo sprung into action at the Prince Of Wales Showground in Bendigo. The weather looked ominous at the start but fortunately, the clouds cleared for a beautiful warm sunny day that was ripe for good music vibes all day long.

Live Review: The Delta Riggs + Harts - The Metro Theatre, Sydney (01.05.15)

Friday night, Sydney’s iconic Metro Theatre was graced for the first time by Melbourne/Sydney rockers, The Delta Riggs, who were joined by openers, Food Court and Harts, and I was lucky enough to catch it all live.