In less than 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.
Hello and welcome back to our weekly wrap of music industry shenanigans that have happened around Australia (and the world). It’s been a few sleepy weeks with Santa bringing all kinds of things for everyone. Everyone seems to now be busily making tunes or wheeling’ deals again, so let’s get into the thick of things.
This week: ARIA action for 2012 and in the last week, more Australian acts announced for SXSW, and a new crowd-funding site specifically for musicians to fund albums, projects and videos.
Some great Australian and New Zealand talent have been announced as featuring on this year's SXSW line up, as the festival reveals its third wave artist announcement. This bunch of artists brings the total of participating musicians for SXSW 2013 to a whopping 1300...and still counting.
Check out the Aussie/NZ contingent below and congratulations!
Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes
Kirin J Callinan
Dead Letter Circus
About to embark on a tour to celebrate the single of the same name, Little Scout have just released a special remix of "Go Quietly" by the one and only Jonathan Boulet. Get a free download of the track HERE or enjoy the track below!
In this issue: Coldplay to release extra tickets, Jonathan Boulet announce full support cast, Children Collide add extra 'Monument Tour' dates, Lady Antebellum announce 2nd and final shows in Brisbane & Melbourne, Subhumans second Melbourne Show added, Jim Ward reschedules Sydney show and Metric cancels Perth...
Crème Brulee: A rich, contrasting layered delight, finished with a heated flame. Jonathan Boulet’s latest musical venture, We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart, also consists of these exquisite ingredients.
Welcome to another edition of The AU Preview! What should you expect to see during the month? We've got it covered...
The folk at Modular records sure know how to throw a party and with a triple threat line-up that good it was disheartening to see the bandroom barely at half capacity. In spite of the poor showing Jonathan Boulet and co. put on a fantastic performance. Showcasing new material from their forthcoming LP We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart the band were in fine form wowing the crowd with their energetic display.
Pictured: Jonathan Boulet
23-year-old Sydneysider, Jonathan Boulet, first came onto the music scene in late 2009 after successfully releasing his debut single, "A Community Service Announcement". How could you not love this song?