This time last year we divulged our top twelve Australian artists and top five international artists to watch over the following twelve months. So we figured now was as good a time as any to have a look back and see how they all fared...
I was first introduced to Mystery Jets during my time in the Channel V Presenter Search a few months ago, when top 4 finalist Charlie Cotton reviewed their latest album, Radlands. Assuming they must be cool if Cotton liked them, I put my hand up to check out their final show of their Australian tour.
In this issue: Mimi Velevska incorporates body and performance painting into her launch gig, Ball Park Music set to play at The Gov, Subsonic Music Festival launch party brings the goods and more!
MIMI VELEVSKA LAUNCHING “I’M YOURS” AT THE WORKERS CLUB
London's Mystery Jets will be returning to Australia in September to perform a series of shows in promotion of their latest record, Radlands. Already having been announced to appear on this year's Fat As Butter Festival, the quartet will also be travelling down the East Coast with their great indie pop sounds.
The best thing about the following interview is catching a band right before they explode onto the music scene. Before they get swept away by music industry momentum and loose the will to spill their guts to strangers. Where the highs outweigh the lows, touring is a party, interviews are revealing; not every question has been asked and where you don’t have the publicist giving you a countdown to how much time you have left.
Melbourne's electro Northeast Party House are touring the East Coast in celebration of their new single Pascal Cavalier. With an energetic new track like this, it's no wonder that audiences have been impressed at Falls Festival, Pyramid Rock Festival, and when supporting bands like Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Go Team, and Kimbra
Northeast Party House:"Pascal Cavalier" single launch tour
Friday 13 July
OK, first things first, Northeast Party House are sick! We at the AU have been fans of these guys for a while now and the band's eponymous debut EP confirms why. EP opener opener 'Empires' instantly brings to mind Oxford post-punk upstarts Foals. In fact, NPH almost outdo Foals at their own game. 'Empires' is all off-kilter/glitch-y guitar, driving bass-lines and inspired vocals. Epic stuff.
Jumping on the bandwagon, here, in no particular order, are twelve Australian bands we're looking out for in 2012... five bands from overseas we're predicting big things for here in Australia... AND a couple of Australian bands the rest of the world should have their eye on! Madness! Read on...
The countdown to the countdown was beginning as the festival warmed up for the day. I was hurting all over; my body hated me for not protecting it from the dangers of the sun and the liquor. But it was New Year’s Eve, so there was no other option but to suck it up and get back amongst it. Gossling was the perfect welcome back to the real world, with her soft, brooding yet heartening and peaceful tunes on the Valley Stage.
In February 2012 three of the nations hottest upcoming outfits - millions, Nantes and Northeast Party House - are combining their indie-rock sounds for a co-headline tour around the country – The Triple Treat Tour.
Brisbane brings to the table garage-pop marvels millions. They were barely six months old when they were hand-picked by triple j Unearthed to open Splendour in the Grass 2012.