After an EP and some high-profile guest spots, New York pop songstress Amanda Warner (aka MNDR) has released her debut album Feed Me Diamonds. Consistently good from start to finish, this album is electronic pop music laced with the finer points of dance music; An enticing prospect by anyone’s estimate.
There were a whole bunch of announcements this week, coming from both established artists like Peter Gabriel and Coheed and Cambria, and up-and-coming acts like Sleep Decade and The Invincible Summer. Take a look at them all below!
As many of you know, one of the things we at the AU love to do is travel the world and see how our Aussie artists are fairing overseas. Right now, we have a man on the scene at Bonnaroo checking out The Temper Trap, and I myself was in the US and the UK over the past few months seeing dozens of Australian bands along the way. In my journeys I met Tova from New York based publication Ustralian - a website for Australians living in the USA. We're all for the idea, so we thought we'd share it with you and learn a bit more along the way...
Where his 2010 event was very much about the star power, 2011 saw Perez Hilton turn the focus of his annual “One Night in Austin” party to the music – celebrating a selection of often lesser known international artists – including some Aussies and Kiwis – who he had been enjoying during SXSW, and in recent months.
“Dynamic electro-pop... serious slow-dance pop confection” - Pitchfork
“Minimal, primal dance music, calling to mind everything from La Roux, to Bat For Lashes to Bjork to the Pet Shop Boys” - MTV