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MILLIONS

Live Review: The Aussie BBQ ft. Flyying Colours + Millions + Klo + Tora and more - Hoxton Square, London (17.05.15)


Pictured: Klo

Sunday in London saw the return of The Aussie BBQ - the live initiative of our music export body Sounds Australia. Hundreds of music fans - both locals and expats - came out for the event which saw over twenty Australian artists performing on two stages over ten hours at the Hoxton Bar and Grill in Shoreditch. It was a chance for us to see well established artists like Safia and Remi an become acquainted with some newer talent, some of whom are now based here in the UK.

Where to see the Aussies at The Great Escape 2015‏


Photo: Saskwatch

With over 400 up and coming bands set to play in 35 Brighton venues for The Great Escape Festival, we thought it was definitely worth spotlighting the Aussie acts. Incredible artists are flying in from all over the world, and these amazing Aussie bands are no exception. Click through to find out who you should be checking out...

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - December 10th

In this issue: Millions and Japanese Wallpaper team up for headline Metro show, Jaron Freeman and The Opposite of Everything hitting up the Hotel Gearin, Christmas At the Opera House returns for 2014, Paul Kelly bringing the Merri Soul Sessions through to Tamworth in 2015, Paul Simon and Sting reschedule their Sydney date, the Twilight at Taronga series announces second Paul Kelly show; Marquee Sydney announces NYE line up and Crooked Colours and Indian Summer on decks for Ivy Pool Club's 'Very Sweaty Christmas'.

Live Review: Millions + High-Tails - Pirie & Co, Adelaide (21.11.14)

Brisbane indie pop band Millions kicked off their 12-show ‘For your leisure and pleasure’ tour on Friday night to a rowdy Adelaide crowd. Ever since winning the 2011 Unearthed competition for a spot on the Splendour bill these guys have been crooning all over Australia.

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: November 20th - November 23rd.

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to throughout the week ahead and deliver you this guide - our national gig picks of the week!

Live Review: Ball Park Music + Millions + Pluto Jonze - The Astor Theatre, Perth (24.10.14)

There’s a strange pessimism embedded in most music fans when it comes to their favourite bands releasing new material. Will it be as good, will it be the same, has the novelty worn off. I think it’s safe to say that after the past couple of years Ball Park Music have well and truly left this awkward phase and are a musical force to be reckoned with. Bringing insurmountable amounts of energy to their live shows there is not a dull moment as their Trippin’ the Light Fantastic tour arrived in Perth on Friday night.

Live Review: Ball Park Music + Millions + Pluto Jonze - The Gov, Adelaide (21.10.14)

Ball Park Music are one of those bands who've always been..there. They've been dominating the Australian live circuit for ages now and for a while there, you could've put money on the Brisbanites being on any touring festival during the summer/New Year period. Currently, Ball Park Music are taking the 'Trippin' The Light Fantastic Tour' around the country and have been pulling large numbers with each stop. Their first of two Adelaide shows was testament to the force they've become as a band.

Millions announce the 'For Your Leisure and Pleasure Tour' for November & December!

Brisbane's Millions, currently on tour with Ball Park Music, have today announced a headline tour of their own, set to kick off in Adelaide this November. The album tour for the band's debut record Max Relax will see the four-piece on the road until mid-December with the talented High-Tails also along for the ride. The record, released a few months ago now, has seen the band build on strong foundations established on previous EPs and has been received well by fans and the newcomers who will have seen them in recent live settings.

Album Review: Millions - Max Relax (2014 LP)

I remember the first time I ever saw Millions perform, which is saying something, considering it was in the middle of a blurry year of partying and uni. The youngbloods from Brisbane played to a small crowd, sure, but their sound captured the venue and before long, they were a popular fixture on the local scene with their Nine Lives, Six Degrees EP especially. Following on from a good amount of triple J love and popular live shows around the country, Millions went off the radar. A sojourn to London to work tirelessly on what would become the highly-anticipated debut album has clearly seen Millions evolve into a band who have refined their sound, have matured sonically and most of all, have kept that energy we saw them burst out on to the scene with back in 2011/12. Max Relax. Let's do it.

the AU interview: Millions (Brisbane) talks about Mexico, guitar pedals and their debut album 'Max Relax'!

Brisbane indie pop quartet Millions are heading out to some interesting places after the recording of their first album Max Relax, namely Mexico to perform a few festivals there. We asked a few questions of Campbell from the band while he was sunning it up and drinking tequila, obviously.

Ball Park Music announce the 'Trippin' The Light Fantastic Tour' for September!

Brisbane's Ball Park Music have announced a national tour for the second half of the year, because of course they have. The 'Trippin' The Light Fantastic Tour', aptly named after their latest single, will see the band providing a live show experience to fans unlike any other.

Album Review: Promised Miracles - Paradise: The Mixtape (2013 Compilation)

Promised Miracles have generously put together a sumptuous slice of what’s to expect on the lyrical rolling hills of this year’s Paradise festival. Run by a collective of creatives, the boutique festival showcases some of Australia’s best emerging musicians and artists. Celebrated on the brink of summer in the alpine wonderland of Lake Mountain, Paradise aims to reinterpret Melbourne’s cosmopolitan culture at a home away from home.

Live Review: Peace + Millions - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (21.09.13)

Between these two loud live acts, Oxford Art seemed such a tight space on Saturday night. Loud in their sound but also with a high performance energy that seemed almost too intense to watch from the bar.

New festival PARADISE reveals line up details!

As one festival nears cancellation, another new one rears its head for its first year in 2013. Paradise, announced today as a three day/two night party from November 29 to December 1, concentrates on showcasing and supporting Australia's up and comers and man, is it a fine line up.

Photo Gallery: San Cisco + Millions + Chaos Chaos - Metro Theatre (09.06.13)

San Cisco played to a sold out crowd at the Metro Theatre on Sunday night with support from Millions and Chaos Chaos. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the pit.