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the AU interview at The Aussie BBQ in Toronto: Lyon Apprentice (Gold Coast)

the AU review sits down with Lyon Apprentice while at The Aussie BBQ during Canadian Music Week in Toronto.

Music Matters Live Review: Sound Gallery ft. Ash Grunwald + Bec Laughton - Kuro Bar & Restaurant (21.05.14)

In the first of two massive Australian showcases at Music Matters in Singapore (the other being the long running Aussie BBQ), the recent addition to Sounds Australia's roster of events - Sound Gallery - made its Singaporean debut with four outstanding intimate performances at the Kuro Bar and Restaurant as part of Music Matters last week.

Music Matters Live Photo Gallery: Sound Gallery ft. Ash Grunwald + Bec Laughton - Kuro Bar & Restaurant (21.05.14)

The new Sounds Australia touring night to complement The Aussie BBQ is Sound Gallery, which has been gradually introduced across its markets over the last couple of years. Last night held the event's debut in Singapore at Music Matters Live, which saw Ash Grunwald, Bec Laughton (pictured), Lyon Apprentice and Sophie Koh perform an intimate and wonderful night of music. Enjoy the photos from Johnny Au below and the full review HERE:

the AU playlist: Meet The Aussies at Music Matters in Singapore.

Kicking off tonight is the annual Music Matters conference and LIVE festival in Singapore. Over 60 bands from 18 countries will be in attendance, including an impressive dose of Australian bands. In addition to other appearances, if you happen to be in Singapore for the event, your best bet to experience all that Australia has to offer is either at the "Sound Gallery" on Wednesday night or "The Aussie BBQ" on Thursday night. Whether you're attending or not, we at the AU have put together these playlists for the events to find out either A) what you have to look forward to or B) what you're missing out on!

Samsung presents the massive Digital Matters program for 2014 while Australians shine on the Music Matters Live line up!

The huge Music, Digital and Social Media Matters programs are back in Singapore this May, with the three intensive and diverse conference and showcase line ups providing the opportunity for industry members from all around the globe to come together and learn, network and exchange ideas. The May 20-25 event sees Samsung coming onboard as Presenting Sponsor for the Digital Matters conference, which is a huge coup!

Elizabeth Rose, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Oscar Key Sung amongst those confirmed for CMW in May!

With additional headlines and frontrunning bands still to be announced, CMW (Canadian Music Week) has reveal a great mix of Canadian locals and international visitors who are set to perform in Toronto this May. There are a great round of Australians headed over, including Elizabeth Rose, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Oscar Key Sung, who were recently announced alongside the likes of M.I.A, City and Colour and Tegan and Sara.

Miss Elm announces east coast dates to promote second EP for April.

Miss Elm have been doing awesome things over the course of 2012 and will be continuing to do so with a bit of a tour, set to kick off next month. This year, Miss Elm release their second EP, Idle Away, which goes further in demonstrating their fresh and energetic grasp on addictive pop music. Catch Miss Elm along the east coast from April 12.


April 12 - Alloneword, BRISBANE
w/ Dom Miller & O'Little Sister