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OH MERCY

Photo Gallery: Oh Mercy - The Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane (04.09.15)

Melbourne's Oh Mercy brought their fourth album When We Talk About Love to the Woolly Mammoth Mane Stage for their first Brisbane show in three years. Aidan Hogg was there and brings us these photos from the night:

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: September 4th - September 6th

With BIGSOUND just around the corner now, many music fans are going to be training their eyes on the Valley in Brisbane as hundreds of Australian and international artists will be showcasing their wares over two hectic nights of live performance. This weekend coming then, is going to be the perfect way to get pumped for what's still to come, with some stellar names kicking off tours, making special festival appearances and bringing their new tunes to Australian venues dotted around the country in a venue near you. Check out our picks for the weekend below!

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: August 21st - August 23rd.

We're edging close to the end of August and with BIGSOUND around the corner, we're anticipating some killer live shows to result over the next few weeks. Let's get this weekend out of the road first and some of our faves are set to hit venues down the east coast in particular. Timberwolf kicks off his Flux EP launch tour in Sydney, while Hiatus Kaiyote hit Brisbane for a cheeky end of weekend show. With everything else in between, check out some of our picks below.

the AU interview: Alex Gow talks the new Oh Mercy album & the struggles of emotional attachment to music.

Alex Gow's latest album as Oh Mercy, When We Talk About Love, was released to considerable acclaim back in June. It marked the return of one of the country's underrated songwriters and indeed, it showed a more personal side of Gow's lyricism than we'd possibly seen before. With a new band line up, Oh Mercy is currently preparing to bring When We Talk About Love to venues around the country through August and September, following some successful dates on the east coast, and it's a tour that brings with it equal amounts of excitement and nervous anticipation for the man behind the lyrics.

Album News Weekly: 17th June 2015

In This Issue: Releases are few in numbers this week, much like the hours of sunlight in these miserable winter days. Thankfully, however, quality over quantity is the order of the day, with some top-notch artists pumping out brand new material.

Music Video of the Day: Oh Mercy “If You Come Around Tonight” (2015)

Along with the news of their fourth album coming out in June, as well as a full Australian tour, Oh Mercy have recently released a music video for the new track, “If You Come Around Tonight”.

Music Video of the Day: Oh Mercy "If You Come Around Tonight" (2015)

Melbourne's Oh Mercy will be back on the road this August and September, the first time in a little while fans have seen the band headline venues around the country. Showing off their new album in When We Talk About Love, Oh Mercy is looking to be one of the most personal collections of music Alex Gow has written yet and, as we know of the songwriter's efforts in the past, when he channels those feelings, the result is often stirring, arresting and just plain stunning to listen to.

Single Stream: Oh Mercy “Sandy” (2015)

Following up from their third album Deep Heat in 2012, Oh Mercy return with the new single “Sandy”, the first taste of their currently untitled fourth album. After premiering the single a few weeks ago, they’ve now unveiled a music video for the driving but sorrowful rock piece. Watch it below.

Secret Garden Festival announces full line up for 2015!

The Secret Garden Festival recently dropped the news that it had completely sold out all tickets for the 2015 festival, which was only testament to the event's continued popularity and faith from the loyal public who've backed it for so long. Today, the Sydney organisers dropped the full line up of artists set to perform and man, is it impressive. Over 60 bands and DJs will play over four stages at Secret Garden, promising to be the biggest outing of the festival yet. Both international and Australian talent will be represented well at the event, so if you've managed to nab yourself a ticket, you're definitely in a lucky crop!

Album Review: Crucible - The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors (2013 LP)

One would have to have a lot of balls to fix that iconic thing that is not broken. (Definitely not broken.) Fifteen of the bravest bands and beings on the face of this earth have gathered to show respect to one of the greatest Aussie bands of all time Hunters & Collectors. They have come forward to make a go of interpreting a handful of songs by the much-regarded ‘Hunners’, and Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors is the product of their valiant efforts.

Album Review: Various Artists - Melodie Française (2013 Compilation)

We may seem far from a world of heightened suffering and melodramatic love affairs but the Australian reworking of French classics on Melodie Française could be the perfect soundtrack to a wine-heavy dinner party. Francophiles will love it – there is more value upon recognising the originals – but the album speaks to any music lover.

Live Review: Father John Misty + Oh Mercy - Metro Theatre (19.02.13)

Looking back on Father John Misty’s performance on Tuesday night at Metro Theatre, there can be no denying that this singer songwriter delivers his stunning and truly intelligent material with a brilliant dose of charisma. Making the trip over from his home in Laurel Canyon, USA, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) played an energy-drenched set filled up mostly with songs from his highly esteemed debut album, Fear Fun. Similarly, Father John Misty’s support act Oh Mercy, the Melbourne based indie rock-pop band, served as the perfect opening act with their own brand of wry humour and charm.

Tour Updates: Nick Cave, the Bronx, They Might Be Giants, Loon Lake and more!

presidents of the usa

In this issue: Support acts for the Presidents, Paul Kelly and Neil Finn, Opeth, Counting Crows, William Elliott Whitmore, Nick Cave and One Direction announced while Loon Lake and They Might Be Giants selling out shows left right and centre!

Presidents of the United States of America announce support bands and special VIP tickets!