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JAGWAR MA

Photo Gallery: Australian Open of Surfing ft. DMAs + Vance Joy + Jagwar Ma and more - Manly Beach (13 and 14.02.15)

World class surfing wasn't the only event at Manly Beach over the weekend. The Australian Open of Surfing partnered with Channel V to put on two concerts over the weekend with some of the best upcoming Australian acts like DMAs, Jagwar Ma, Kilter, San Cisco, Vance Joy and Winterbourne. Photos courtesy of Channel V.

the AU interview at the Falls Festival 2014: Gabe & Jono from Jagwar Ma (Sydney/London) backstage at Lorne!


Photo: John Goodridge

Just before New Year's in Lorne as part of the Falls Festival, Bridget had the pleasure of sitting down with Gabe and Jono of Jagwar Ma to catch up on what's been another successful year for the London-based Sydney trio. Having 'taken her boot' off for Jagwar Ma at Meredith only weeks before, naming them as one of the acts of the festival, Bridget had a lot of ground to cover with the boys, chatting about their dominance of the international festival circuit as well as their ever-growing presence on home turf as well.

Photo Gallery: Falls Festival Day Three - Lorne, Victoria (30.12.14)

The third day of the Falls Festival hits and everyone is on great spirits helped by an amazing line up of local and international acts. The Black Lips tore it up in the Grand Theatre while George Ezra had everyone singing along with hit song "Budapest". The closing acts of the main stage were more like production numbers; La Roux, Empire of the Sun and SBTRKT all putting on amazing shows. The Village was also a hive of late night cabaret and performances. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture the action.

Live Review: Falls Music & Arts Festival Day Three - North Byron Parklands (01.01.15)

It’s the afternoon, the heat has broken slightly, and Asgeir stands on the Forest Stage, playing a lilting cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box”. Hushed and gentle, it shifts Cobain’s drawl for Asgeir’s fey vocals, altering it into a delicate indie anthem. It’s halfway through his set, and he’s just warmed up after a sluggish start. Single “Going Home” came just before, extended with pitch warped keyboard solos, and “King And Cross” will come later, before the folkish “Torrent” closes out the set.

Festival Review: Rhythm and Vines Day One - Waiohika Estate, Gisborne (29.12.14)

The mountainous Waiohika Estate is the site of New Zealand's biggest music festival Rhythm and Vines (affectionately known as RnV), now in it's 12th year and firmly established as one of the most eagerly anticipated events on New Zealand's calender. With headline slots from big international names like Drum & Bass maestro Netsky, UK pop-rockers Bastille, and EDM giants Chase & Status, plus the debut of the spectacular Arcadia Afterburner stage - imported from super-festival Glastonbury - RnV has managed to put together a music program that is perfectly in line with what people have come to expect each year - big, bold, and diverse.

The Top 5 Performances from the 2014 Meredith Music Festival!

Tell you what, it was a bloody good feeling returning to the ‘Sup for my second Meredith Music Festival. In her 24th year, the demand to visit Aunty Meredith continues to outweigh ticket supply and with a no dickheads policy, a nude sprint race, BYO tinnies and couches, it’s not that hard to see why. This year was no exception, particularly with such a stellar line up boasting the likes of The War On Drugs, De La Soul and Factory Floor but for me, there were 5 standout acts that made my Meredith experience THAT much better.

the AU interview at Clockenflap: Jagwar Ma (Sydney) talk about their year on the road.

Larry caught up with the Jagwar Ma boys in Hong Kong, which the boys said was “a perfect day for me playing a show with the band and then DJing at a party afterwards”. They’re winding out a massive year where they’ve played every notable festival in the world. When asked what was their highlight, they said “obviously playing Glastonbury and Coachella, but we were saying that Lollapalooza was the first festival I ever knew existed cause of the Simpsons”.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Clockenflap Day 2 - West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong (29.11.14)

Johnny Au returns us to Hong Kong for day two of Clockenflap, featuring headliners Travis (pictured), who pulled a MASSIVE crowd ready to singalong to all their hits. Also pictured in Johnny's exclusive AU gallery are Kool & The Gang, Sydney's own Jagwar Ma, Melbourne based Jess Ribeiro, Nightmares on Wax, Ozomatli and many more...

The Five Best Performances at Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival in Hong Kong

The three day Music and Arts Festival Clockenflap just wrapped up its seventh edition in Hong Kong and we were there to bring you exclusive Australian coverage! Throughout the week you'll read more reviews, see more photo galleries and watch more interviews from the event - but to kick things off, I've picked my five favourite performances from the festival, including a bit of a Hong Kong discovery...

Clockenflap Hong Kong reveals full festival line up with Jagwar Ma, Jess Ribeiro and Monsieur Graz set to play!

The full festival line up for the Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong has been released, with three Aussies included on the impressive bill of artists! Joining the likes of The Flaming Lips, Travis and Mogwai will be Jagwar Ma, Jess Ribeiro and Monsieur Graz.

The Aussies of Lollapalooza 2014: From Flume to the John Butler Trio, a look at who's flying the flag in Chicago.

While we're coming down from Splendour weekend, we turn our eyes now to the next massive festival some of the same artists will be leaving Byron Bay to prepare for this week, Lollapalooza. Arguably one of the biggest festivals on the calendar, Lollapalooza has gone from being a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction back in the 90s to one of the hottest festivals held in the US, Chile, Brazil and in 2014 now, Argentina. the AU will be on ground at Grant Park this weekend bringing you coverage from the three day festival but before then, we take a look at the Australian contingent of artists set to perform in 2014.

Four NSW artists set to join Eminem, Pearl Jam, OutKast and more at the 2014 Austin City Limits Festival.

One of our favourite US Festivals without question is Austin City Limits - a festival put on by C3 Events (the guys behind Lollapalooza in Chicago, and also co-presenters of Big Day Out here in Australia) over two weekends in Austin every October. It's hard to believe we're talking about it already, but today marked the announcement for this year's event, set to be headlined by Eminem, the already leaked Splendour headliners Outkast and recent Big Day Out headliners Pearl Jam.

Courtney Barnett & Jagwar Ma join HUGE Glastonbury 2014 lineup!

Oh Glastonbury, why you gotta be such an enticing minx every year? The legendary British festival (already sold out, duh), has released its first line up of artists and if you're living on this side of the globe, you're probably feeling a huge case of FOMO.

Six Aussie acts heading to San Francisco for Outside Lands in August!

It's another huge festival announcement, though this time, we're talking Outside Lands in San Francisco! The August 8-10 festival has announced its first lineup, which will see Kanye West perform alongside the likes of The Killers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Six Australian artists have made this cut as well and join the following artists listed below.

Jagwar Ma included in Red Bull Sound Select's "4 Days in Austin" series for SXSW.

Fresh from dominating Australian festival crowds, Jagwar Ma will be taking part in a hot series of showcases at SXSW run by Red Bull Sound Select. The '4 Days in Austin' run of shows have begun rolling out the names and man, it's looking good. Red Bull Sound Select is an artist development program has seen the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Best Coast and Chance The Rapper take part in their Austin/SXSW showcases in the past, and while only two of the four artist announcements have been made, the artists we do know who are set to perform are below...