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JULY TALK

Seven reasons why we can't wait for the Calgary Stampede

With history and tradition that stems back to the late 1800s, the Calgary Stampede is one of the world's longest running events. Part rodeo, part exhibition, part Easter Show-esque carnival, part music festival, the Stampede kicked off in Calgary, Alberta, Canada today, starting an impressive ten day event that will bring in over a million attendees from Canada and around the world. We're excited that we'll be part of the latter category next week, bringing you exclusive coverage of the event for the first time. And, as we work to get excited about it all (believe me, it's not hard), we're letting you in on the seven reasons we can't wait for the festival.

the AU interview at SXSW: July Talk (Canada) discuss writing new songs and playing shows in Australia

the AU review caught up with Canadian bluesy garage rockers July Talk at SXSW in Austin to chat about writing songs for their second album, playing new material at SXSW and what they love about Australia’s music scene – all while holding our two balloons in the shape of an ‘A’ and ‘U’. We should frame that...

Laneway Festival line up speculation - Who can we expect on the tour in 2015?

The official artist announcement for the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival will be dropping tomorrow and, like everyone else, we can't wait to see who's going to be spending a bit of the summer with us next year. While some names have been dropped, leaked, unofficially spoiled already, the truth is, the crafty folk behind Laneway could and have pulled artists out of left field in previous years, so we're always going to be surprised in some way or another with elements of the final result. But, we like to play the rumour game, so we've come up with 10 artists and bands who we think may be fitting out the bill for Laneway 2015...at the very least, we'd love to see them on it.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: July Talk (Canada)

the AU review interviews Canadian group July Talk to talk about their first ever trip to Australia, performing at BIGSOUND and at a couple of shows around the country. We talk about their live show, their music and their debut record, which is out in Australia today!

BIGSOUND 2014 Featured Photo Gallery: July Talk - New Globe Theatre, Brisbane (10.09.14)

Canadian band July Talk was one of the "buzz" bands during BIGSOUND 2014. Our photographer Johnny Au captured one of their dynamic sets at the New Globe Theatre to show you what all the fuss was about:

Festival Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night One, Part Two ft. July Talk + Kingswood + Thelma Plum + More... (10.09.14)

In part two of our BIGSOUND Live Highlights from night one, Kimberley Salmond looks back at the six bands that made her night in Brisbane - from Brisbane's own The Furrs to Canadian rockers July Talk.

10 Artists to Watch at BIGSOUND 2014 (Part Two)

With BIGSOUND kicking off next week, we've been taking a look at the artists who are set to perform throughout Brisbane's Fortitude Valley district over two spectacular nights of showcase events. A diverse group of musicians representing the great and strong nature of the Australian music industry at the minute, the BIGSOUND Live program for 2014 is going to be no doubt bringing many new names to the radars of those set to attend, while we also will be seeing sets from some Australian names who've been away working tirelessly on new material for some time. the AU brings you a mere ten names who should be on your list if you're BIGSOUND-bound next week or if you're not, get to the internetz and look them up now!

July Talk set for September shows following BIGSOUND appearance!

Canadian band July Talk will be sticking around for a bit, post BIGSOUND, for some special shows in Melbourne! The September trip will see the band perform right before the release of their debut self-titled album, released through Sleepless Records/Polydor on September 19th. Local crowds will not only be able to become introduced to the Juno Award nominees if they've not been already, but will get a good taste of what's to come on the album!

New Music Discovery: July Talk "Summer Dress" (2014)

Released back in May, this brilliant black and white video for Canadian band July Talk's single "Summer Dress" has introduced us to one of the country's best hidden treasures. The band will be making their Australian debut in September at BIGSOUND. Get a taste of them here:

Winners of the 2014 SiriusXM Indies announced in Toronto!

The 2014 SiriusXM Indies were held in Toronto, where the 14th annual Independent Music Awards celebrated some of the best names in Canadian and international music. Across 37 categories, winners included City and Colour, Half Moon Run, Vampire Weekend and Arctic Monkeys. The night included some awesome live performances too by the likes of Little Dragon, The Strumbellas, Born Ruffians and Hollerado.

Album Release News Weekly: Monday, 15 October 2012

This week there is something for everyone!! New Releases include The Rolling Stones, Broken Links, The Beatles, and The Black Keys. Keep an eye out for even more new release announcements this week!