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MONEY FOR ROPE

SongHubs India Photo Gallery: Watch as Cloud Control, Peking Duk and more collaborate with Indian artists.

the AU Review's head photographer Johnny Au was invited to travel to Mumbai, India to capture the annual songwriting camp called SongHubs. SongHubs India is an initiative of APRA|AMCOS that teams up four Australian artists with local Indian musicians to come up with four songs of demo quality daily. This year we saw Cloud Control, Money For Rope, Peking Duk and Appleonia make the trip.

the AU interview: Money For Rope (Melbourne) chat in Mumbai about intercultural collaboration and a 2015 album!

Money For Rope spoke with the AU review's Johnny Au at the Aussie BBQ in Mumbai earlier this month. They chatted about how amazing it was to go to Bombay's biggest recording studio in the heart of Bollywood for Song Hub, which exposed them to other cultures and ways of songwriting, made them feel like they were on a school camp with fellow Aussie bands, Peking Duk, Cloud Control and Appleonia. They spoke about how excited they are to be supporting Courtney Barnett around Europe, and outlined their plans to release a new album in 2015.

Photo Gallery: The Aussie BBQ - Blue FROG, Mumbai (04.11.14)

Our head photographer Johnny Au has been travelling around India with four Australian artists Appleonia, Cloud Control, Money For Rope and Peking Duk. They made a stop at Mumbai to play The Aussie BBQ showcase at the packed Blue FROG venue as part of the Music Connects conference. All four artists played exceptionally well and the mostly local Blue FROG audience were keen to discover Australian music acts to follow.

Photo Gallery: NH7 Weekender Festival Kolkata - Nicco Park, India (November 2014)

India's premier music festival the NH7 Weekender is held throughout India over November with some of the biggest names in local and overseas Indie music appearing on the lineup. Australian artists have been featured prominently on the lineup of NH7 Weekender and this year artists such as Appleonia, Cloud Control, Money For Rope and Peking Duk (pictured above) were invited to perform at the Kolkata and Bangalore versions of NH7 Weekender.

The Smith Street Band, Joelistics and more heading for NYE on the Hill this year!

Just when you thought NYE on the Hill couldn't get any more rad, it goes and does just that! The festival which is already set to host the likes of Jackie Onassis, The Bennies, City Calm Down and more fantastic Australian bands, has announced another slew of amazing artists confirmed to head to 'The Farm', just outside Loch Village in Victoria this NYE.

Dune Rats, Courtney Barnett, Jeremy Neale and more Australians confirmed for The Great Escape in May!

The Great Escape, known to many as Europe's answer to SXSW, has confirmed and released the names of the first 100 artists set to appear at the event, which will be kicking off the UK festival season. Among those announced, a few Australian bands will be joining the bill, including Dune Rats, Courtney Barnett and more.

CLOSED Win a double pass to The CherryFest in Melbourne!

Californian garage rock legends The Bellrays will headline CherryFest on Sunday 24 November 2013 in their one and only Victorian appearance as part of a lightning promo tour for their new album Black Lightning.

SXSW announces first round of bands invited to Austin, as well as first Film & Interactive attendees.

SXSW has begun rolling out its first round announcements, with Music, Film and Interactive categories each making their initial reveals. A huge stack of names have been announced for SXSW Music, with some Aussies making the first round of invites, while SXSW Film and Interactive have announced keynote sessions.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 1st October 2013

In This Issue: Glenn Shorrock to play Yarraville Live, Orphaned Land to perform at The Espy, Cosmic Psychos also coming to The Espy, Howlin' Steam Train bringing new set to the Northcote Social Club, Amaya Laucirica launching new single at The Toff, The Kremlings lead awesome line up at The Tote, Daryl Braithwaite performing on Cup Eve at The Espy, Tanya-Lee Davies launching Superdarling at the Grub Food Van in Fitzroy, the Ensemble Gombert performing at the Dome, Ginger and the Ghost's single launch at Boney; The Fauves' 25th Anniversary show being brought to Yarraville Live, You Am I performing Melbourne Cup lead up gigs at the Prince of Wales, Patrizio Buanne for a show at Hamer Hall, White Summer launching "Head in the Sand" at The Evelyn, Jay Brannan set for exclusive show at The Toff, Home Brew coming to The Espy, Calling Mayday set for Melbourne shows, the Shadow Electric announce '12 Show Over 10 Days', A$AP Rocky & Wiz Khalifa performing in the New Year, Cub Sport take on the Workers Club, while Pikelet and Money For Rope take to the John Curtain Hotel this weekend!

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Money For Rope (Melbourne)

the AU review chat to Melbourne rockers Money For Rope at BIGSOUND!

Live Review: Money For Rope + Drunk Mums + Bec and Ben - Cherry Bar, Melbourne (16.08.13)

Well, that got pretty out of hand. A few songs into Money For Rope’s set, and the entire bottom half of Cherry had turned into a mass of screaming, violently flailing scoundrels that swallowed any innocent bystanders on the sidelines. It was the logical conclusion to the pressure that had been building since the night began with opening act, Bec and Ben.

'NYE On The Hill' announces bands and artists to perform at Wonthaggi festival!

If you're looking for yet another festival to get to over the New Year period, perhaps NYE On the Hill is up your alley! Set at 'The Farm' at Wonthaggi, about 95 minutes out of Melbourne, the festival is set to showcase some great Australian talent in a picturesque setting!

Money For Rope set for August/September tour.

Melbourne's Money For Rope are going to be touring through August and September, showcasing some new material and the kickass tracks off their impressive 2012 debut for hungry MFR fans around the East Coast.