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KINGSWOOD | the AU review
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KINGSWOOD

AC/DC announce The Hives and Kingswood as special guests on Australian tour!

Australian music legends AC/DC have announced Swedish garage rockers The Hives and Australia's own Kingswood as special guests for the Australian leg of their 'Rock Or Bust' world tour.

Live Review: Rubber Soul | Revolver - Festival Theatre, Adelaide (02.08.15)

When most people think of The Beatles, the massive hits and albums are likely to come to mind first. Even if you're unsure of what album the songs are featured on, you could probably name one hand some classics. In Rubber Soul and Revolver, the sixth and seventh albums released by The Beatles in the mid-sixties, are some of my favourite Beatles songs - from the lilting "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)", to "Eleanor Rigby" and of course, "Tomorrow Never Knows", both records signified important stages in The Beatles' career and it's no surprise that they've continued to be revered well into today's music culture.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: July 31st - August 2nd.


Photo Credit: XRAY DOLL

And just like that, we're knocking on August's door. While we try to wrap out minds around that fact, some kickass bands are getting ready to tear up venues around the joint this weekend. Get out there and support your locals!

Tour Diary: Kingswood (Melbourne) take on Canadian Music week, maple bacon donuts, upside down houses, and more

Kingswood recently returned from their tour for Canadian Music week, and share with us their experiences on the road. From an intense game of oversized Jenga, giant pizza, and maple bacon donuts, to Niagra Falls and the upside down house, the band share their adventures and funny stories for us to enjoy. Click through to see the tour diary below...

Songs the NT should be turning up for ahead of BASSINTHEGRASS 2015!


Hilltop Hoods at GTM Maitland, 2015. Photo: Johnny Au

This Saturday, an impressive contingent of some of the country's best touring acts will fly north to spend the weekend in Darwin at the Bassinthegrass music festival. While the rest of us look ahead to the freezing winter section of the music calendar, Northern Territorians get to soak up some amazing live music in the tropical climate many are envious of. Instead of hooking you up with an artist's hit single to hype you Darwinians up for the festival, we take a look at the artists below and some their finer cuts from recent releases you should get around in the lead up to Saturday's event.

Canadian Music Week Photo Gallery (Day 7): The AU Review & Footstomp Party feat. Kingswood + Ash Grunwald + More (07.05.15)

Footstomp and the AU review joined forces to bring an eclectic line up including Kingswood, Ash Grunwald and many more to The Painted Lady as part of their Showcase Party. Check out all the photos from this most intimate of venues, with photos by rcstills

Husky Gawenda, Marlon Williams, Jordie Lane & Kingswood's Fergus Linacre join forces for the 'Rubber Soul Revolver Tour'!

Some of Australia's finest are gearing up to bring two classic albums by The Beatles to life - Rubber Soul and Revolver. The band's sixth and seventh records are set to be given the live treatment by Husky Gawenda, Marlon Williams, Jordie Lane and Kingswood vocalist Fergus Linacre this July and August! Four remarkable and distinctly different voices are set to be supported by a talented cast of musicians in bringing the two albums to stages around the country, performed in their entirety back to back.

the AU review partners up with Footstomp for a massive CMW party featuring Kingswood, Ash Grunwald and more!

For the first time ever, and with Australia as its Spotlight Country for 2015, the AU review is partnering up with Footstomp Music to throw a massive party as part of Toronto music conference and festival Canadian Music Week next month. Nine incredible Australian acts are set to showcase at the event, to be held at one of Toronto's finest venues, The Painted Lady, on Thursday, May 7th - with entry completely free! Here's the lineup!

Kingswood performing exclusive run of Australian shows for 'Coopers After Dark'!

Pop your hands up if you've enjoyed Kingswood's music with a cold Coopers in hand/being chugged down. Perhaps you've even been one of the lucky ones to have had a plastic cup of the beer poured down your back during one of the band's famous hectic live shows. Either way, the rock music Kingswood have made their name in producing goes hand in hand with the excellent live music culture in Australia Coopers has long been apart of, so it makes good sense that the two would partner up for a tour all of their own. This May and June, Kingswood will be performing around the country as part of the 'Coopers After Dark' series, presented by Coopers Dark Ale.

Photo Gallery: Kingswood + Tired Lion - Capitol, Perth (27.03.15)

Kingswood performing at Club Capitol

The next stop for Kingswood's Microscopic Wars II tour was Capitol in Perth where they put on an awesome show. Supporting them were Perth's very own Tired Lion. Stuart Sevastos was there and brings us these photos from the night:

Live Review: Kingswood + Lurch & Chief + The Belligerents – The Gov, Adelaide (20.03.15)

A motley crowd furnished the sold-out Gov, cramming into cosy booths and littering the floor with boisterous bodies. Long hair dominated the night, complemented by ravaged denim and frosty beers in hand. Alternating between wild thrashing and laid-back jams, Adelaide received the very best of both worlds.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: March 20th - March 22nd

Did you guys have a good St Patty's day this year? Hope you didn't party yourself out, because here are some of the shows we'll be heading to this weekend – check out our favourite gigs from around the country!

Photo Gallery: Kingswood + Lurch & Chief - Metro Theatre, Sydney (14.03.15)

Unstoppable local rockers Kingswood tore the Metro Theatre apart on the weekend, bringing along Lurch & Chief to give fans everything they have on their current tour. Mikki Gomez was on hand and brings you this gallery.

the AU weekend gig guide: March 13th - March 15th.

We've taken a look at some of the shows we'll be going to throughout the weekend ahead and deliver you this guide - where will you be headed?

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.