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Sheppard, Dan Sultan, 5SOS and Sia lead 2015 APRA Music Award nominations with multiple nods!

Today, the 2015 APRA Music Award nominees were announced, with some Australian songwriters emerging as particular hot contenders, nabbing multiple nominations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the likes of Sia and 5 Seconds of Summer jumped off the page, both with three nominations to their name, while the Brisbane pop juggernaut that has become Sheppard lead the pack at four nom's.

the AU interview at the Falls Festival 2014: Kim Churchill backstage at Lorne!

Photo: John Goodridge

January has been a huge month for Kim Churchill, with the multi-talented performer taking his new single "Single Spark" around the country over the past few weeks. We were blown away by his performance over New Year's at the Falls Festival and were lucky enough to snare some of the blonde troubadour extraordinaire's time at Lorne.

Live Review: Kim Churchill + Pepa Knight + Boo Seeka - Oxford Art Factory (24.01.15)

The Oxford Art Factory is a funny venue. For many artists, both Australian and international, it’s the place that catalyses their trajectory towards bigger things. For all the acts on show at this Kim Churchill headlined show, it may well prove to be true.

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: The Australia Day Long Weekend Edition!

No matter how you're set to spend your Australia Day long weekend, we can guarantee there is a smorgasbord of live music taking place in your city. We've taken a look at the shows our AU contributors are going to be hitting up - perhaps we've got similar plans to you? Check out our picks for this weekend!

Win a meet-and-greet and double pass to Kim Churchill's Sydney show!

We're excited to present Kim Churchill fans with an amazing opportunity. We're giving away two tickets to two lucky winners to his show at the Oxford Art Factory in Darlinghurst, Sydney, on Saturday the 24th of January. Winners will also be treated to a meet and greet with Kim at the venue after sound check and before the venue opens!

Our Top 5 Performances from Falls Festival Lorne!

Photos: John Goodridge

Bundling ourselves up and hitting the road on a sunny Sunday afternoon, myself and fellow AU writer and music nut Bridget Hustwaite rolled on down the coast to Lorne for the 2014 Falls Festival. Hungover and still waking up, we drove back to Melbourne early New Year's Day morning, already discussing the hits and misses of the festival. Below are just a couple of thoughts on some of the stand out bands on the line up this year.

Photo Gallery: Falls Festival Day Four - Lorne, Victoria (31.12.14)

As the sun rose on a perfect final day of the Falls Festival, weary punters headed to the valley in anticipation of another great day of music. Alt-J, The Presets and Safia were just a few of the standouts on the day. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos from the final day.

Festival Review: Falls Festival Day Four ft. Vance Joy + Bluejuice + The Presets - Lorne, Victoria (31.12.14)

It was as if the gods suddenly looked down on the Lorne site of the 2014 Falls Festival and told each other, 'You know what? They've suffered enough with the rain.' - the clouds disappeared for our New Year's Eve in the forest and the temperature rose considerably, a perfect atmosphere for our final day at the festival. Moods were high (weed was probably helping in that regard, too) and the music was totally fitting as one's soundtrack to the end of the year.

the AU interview: Kim Churchill chats about his upcoming national tour, potential collaborations and more!

Kim Churchill

24 year old surfer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kim Churchill has taken Australia and the World by storm recently with his April release of fourth album Silence/Win. Here he chats to us about his latest single "Single Spark," his nomadic life, potential collaborations and a cross-over into the world of electronic music.

The Church set to headline the 2014 Mullum Music Festival!

The Mullum Music Festival will be celebrating its seventh year in style, with another great line up for the November event! Headlining a festival featuring over 80 international and Australian bands will be The Church, who will be performing with the new line up and tunes fans have been hanging out for!

Photo Gallery: Kim Churchill + The Phoncurves - Tenth and Gibson, Adelaide (07.06.14)

Kim Churchill is making waves on Triple J with his single "Window to the Sky". He finished off his Australian tour at hip new venue Tenth and Gibson with the Phoncurves in support. Our photographer John Goodridge went along and captured these photos.

Live Review: Kim Churchill + Steve Smyth + Riley Pearce - Mojo's Bar, Perth (05.06.14)

Kim Churchill’s national tour made it to Fremantle on Thursday night, with a packed out mid-week show at Mojos, the second of three shows in Western Australia. Impressively and a little surprisingly roughly 80-90% of the crowd were already milling about outside the venue before the doors had even been opened, guaranteeing a great atmosphere right from the start.

Album Review: Kim Churchill - "Silence/Win" (2014 LP)

Kim Churchill has been quite a busy man since his last record release, Detail of Distance back in 2012, travelling the world, being hand picked by Billy Bragg to support him on his headlining tour last year in addition to being invited to some of the world's greatest music festivals, including Glastonbury. At the young age of 23, Churchill is back with his fourth record Silence/Win and it's clear he's not planning to slow down any time soon.

Album News Weekly: 5 May 2014

In This Issue: Some big album announcements in here this week, particularly from our pals in the UK. Kasabian have announced their new release, Coldplay are busy hiding things in libraries around the world, Manic Street Preachers have got some music coming out soon as well. Also Santana has a new one out, along with rock legends Mastodon. On home soil Kim Churchill has signed to Warner Music and is releasing a new record soon, and there's heaps more in here!

Kim Churchill announces national Australian tour!

Australian singer/songwriter Kim Churchill is hitting the road as he embarks on a national Australian tour, filled with a whopping 16 dates. Kim will perform shows in both national and regional areas. Kims forthcoming album ‘Silence/Win’ is due to be released in May, coinciding perfectly with the string of tour dates. Don’t miss the opportunity to be amongst the first to hear brand spanking new material live.