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OWL EYES

Gotye and Daniel Johns join a huge second artist announcement for triple J's Beat the Drum event in January!

As part of the Sydney Festival next year, triple j are choosing to throw a huge ass birthday party in the Domain! The Beat the Drum event is already hosting the likes of Hilltop Hoods, The Presets and The Cat Empire, but today on the Matt and Alex show, a huge second artist announcement was revealed for the January 16th party!

CLOSED Win a double pass to see Owl Eyes in Melbourne and a copy of 'Nightswim'!

A stellar line-up of musical acts will take the stage in the National Gallery of Victoria's Great Hall when the enormously successful Friday Nights series returns for Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado.

As for the Rest: ...other acts that caught our eyes (and ears) at SXSW 2014!

A typical day at SXSW, if done correctly, is spent running around, catching as much music as is humanly possible. Sometimes this means you catch very brief performances of bands; a song here, a song there. Here's "the best of the rest" from my SXSW experience. The bands I caught briefly but left a lasting impression.

SXSW Live Review: Sound Gallery ft. DD Dumbo + Owl Eyes + Bellusira + The Kin and more... - BD Reilly's (SXSW 2014)

This year, the Sound Gallery event at B.D. Reilly's expanded to two days, showcasing a pile of fantastic Australian bands - the ones that couldn't make the Aussie BBQ, essentially! There were some 50 Australian bands there this year after all... In an article put together by Larry Heath and Sosefina Fuamoli, here are some of the highlights from those two events:

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 27th February 2014

DJ MURO

In this issue: DJ Muro bringing his 7" vinyl set to the Espy, Kerri Simpson to launch new album 4am, undergroundLOVERS announce 'Past Present' for the Toff, Flying Emus head to Melbourne, SMILE headline first Wing and Gill night, Mel Parsons and Suzannah Espie play Apollo Bay Music Festival sideshow; The Harpoons, Brothers Hand Mirror & more come together to Save Baby Riss!, Sex on Toast launch debut album and new single “Hold My Love”, Spectacle to launch at Mercat Basement, Tim Rogers, Davey Lane, James Reyne and more perform at Child Wise benefit, Plastic announces Good Friday Eve mini-fest, Electric Mary returns to The Espy, Cat Empire celebrate 1000th show with free gig, Pork Chop Party perform free show, Lachlan Byran and The Wildes Melbourne launch, Justice & Kaos Wrap Party at The Evelyn and Owl Eyes set for farewell Melbourne show.

More Australian artists added to the SXSW 2014 lineup!

SXSW is right around the corner and still, the exciting announcements continue to roll out. If you missed it yesterday, a third round of musicians were announced to be headed to Austin for a week of showcase performances, seminars and general music good times, including a bunch of Aussies.

Photo Gallery: The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Lorne Victoria - Day Two (29.12.13)

The second day of the Falls Festival is held down in the Valley. The Murlocs and The Smith Street Band got the crowd pumping early. The Village opens with biscuit readings, face painting and Larry's bosch hammer drill tattoos. The night closed with MGMT and The Roots. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to bring you photos of the event.

The Mushroom Group presents a killer lineup of entertainment for the 2014 Australian Open

The Mushroom Group is going to be bringing some stellar entertainment to tennis fans next year, as they curate the lineup for the Australian Open next January. Taking place on the Grand Slam Oval in Melbourne, the artists set to perform represent some Australian legends as well as some of our best young acts on the circuit today. International guest Pete Tong will be over for the event as well, representing for BBC's Radio 1.

ARIA Week Review: EMI Presents Alison Wonderland + Leah Mencel + Fishing + Owl Eyes - The Standard, Sydney (29.11.13)

For such a small person, Alison Wonderland commands a large space. Stationed between two giant, flashing cubes, she bounces behind the decks -emblazoned with AW- hands darting furiously around the mixer. Underneath her, around her, around everywhere, the beat pulses – loud... bone shatteringly loud. It’s about fifty minutes into her DJ set into her 1 hr 30 min set, and she’s showing no sign of slowing down. A bottle of vodka stands by her left elbow.

Bring in 2014 with Beer and Cider at 'A Gypsy New Years Eve’!

Celebrate the year that was and the year that will be with Beer Gypsies Dan Cerra and Matt Bywater. They are proud to host A Gypsy New Years Eve with a bunch of up and coming Aussie bands while providing their exquisite beverages to chug out.

Album Review: Owl Eyes - Nightmixes (2013 EP)

Successfully debuting her first album Nightswim in April this year, Owl Eyes has released an EP featuring a collection of remixes of her already heavily dance-influenced tracks, mixed by a slew of established and up-and-coming dance powerhouses.

Photo Gallery: Fat As Butter Part 2 - Camp Shortland, The Foreshore Newcastle (26.10.13)

Fat As Butter festival returns to Newcastle with a stellar local and international line up. Part 2 of our photo gallery includes Bliss N Eso, Boy & Bear (Pictured above), Dialectrix, Glass Towers, Goldfields, Gym Class Heroes, Matt Corby, Owl Eyes, Peking Duk, Spit Syndicate and The Ashton Shuffle. Photos by Johnny Au

Partying with the AU: Tia Maria Room - The Standard (Sydney)

Famed dark liqueur Tia Maria is spreading its exotic taste around the world with the Tia Maria Room, a pop-up concept of sorts that has landed at The Standard in Sydney for a night of rich, aromatic cocktails and an exclusive collaboration between Owl Eyes and Alison Wonderland.

Photo Gallery: Owl Eyes + Willow Beats + The Kite String Tangle - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (16.10.13)

Rebecca Houlden caught Owl Eyes perform as special show alongside Willow Beats and The Kite String Tangle! Check the gallery out here!