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the AU interview: Reuben Styles from Peking Duk (ACT) talks about their 2 ARIA nominations, Matt McGorry and SAFIA

Fresh from the announcement that Peking Duk were down for two ARIA nominations - Best Dance Release and Song of the Year for "Take Me Over" - I sat down with Reuben Styles from the Canberra duo to talk about the nominations, the brilliant video for "Say My Name" featuring Matt McGorry (as well as the "Tour Diary" version), their work with Benny from SAFIA and the road ahead...

triple j's "LIKE A VERSION 11" out now, featuring Mark Ronson, Peking Duk, Foals, The Wombats and more

The 11th instalment of triple j’s LIKE A VERSION compilations, released is out now. Featuring triple j artists covering acoustic versions of their favourite tracks all recorded live on triple j Breakfast. 2015's collection features Mark Ronson, Peking Duk, Foals, The Wombats, Jarryd James, Milky Chance and more on the double album. Click through for more info and the full track listing...

Peking Duk, Miami Horror, Tijuana Cartel, The Wombats and More Added to Falls & Southbound Festival Line-Up

The Wombats
The Wombats - Image Credit: Kerrie Geier

Falls Festival has just announced some killer new additions to its line-up. Joining an already impressive list including Foals, Bloc Party, Disclosure and more will be Peking Duk, Miami Horror, Tijuana Cartel and Bootleg Rascal. Click through for the full second announcement...

Music Video of the Day: Peking Duk "Say My Name" (2015)

Canberra's Peking Duk regularly deliver some pretty great content - both in music and video form. Their latest video for "Say My Name" (featuring Benjamin Joseph) may just take the cake, however. The Anthony Chirco directed video is hilarious and features Matt McGorry of Orange Is The New Black and How To Get Away With Murder. Adam from the duo, as well as Matt himself had a few words to say about our Music Video of the day:

VANFEST Announces Rudimental and Peking Duk to Perform at Special Pre-Festival Event

Earlier this month, VANFEST announced its return with a great line up of Australian and international artists, including headliners, Birds of Tokyo and John Butler Trio. Now the event organisers have announced that Rudimental and Canberra boys, Peking Duk will be performing in a pre-festival concert...

the AU interview: Reuben Styles of Peking Duk (Canberra) talks Stereosonic, the origin of their name and David Hasselhoff


Photo by Daniel Boczarski, backstage at Lollapalooza

From touring the USA, electronic duo Peking Duk are gearing up for this year’s Stereosonic playing among the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso and DJ Snake. They have undoubtedly killed it these past couple of years with the success of their singles “High”, “Take Me Over” and now with their new single “Say My Name”. We had a chat to Reuben about the origin of their name, David Hasselhoff and of course Stereosonic.

Hanging backstage at Lollapalooza with Peking Duk, Django Django, Twin Peaks, Angus and Julia Stone and more


Pictured: Peking Duk. Photo by Daniel Boczarski

We got to spend quite a lot of time backstage at Lollapalooza this year, interviewing a pile of our favourite artists - which you'll be seeing online in the days to come - and thought we'd bring you a few candid moments we captured over the weekend, from Peking Duk just after they destroyed it on stage to Chicago's own Twin Peaks, Angus and Julia Stone and a bit of a photobomb during our Hermitude interview. View on:

Paul McCartney, Alabama Shakes, Hot Chip and more help kick off Lollapalooza in Chicago for 2015!


Photo Credit: Daniel Boczarski

Sir Paul McCartney made his Lollapalooza debut last night, helping kick off the iconic three day event in Chicago with a massive two hour, 15 minute set that saw the legendary artist delve into his catalogue of Wings and Beatles songs that had the tens of thousands of fans singing along from start to finish. He even had Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes singing along, when she joined the Beatle for a rendition of "Get Back" on both vocals and guitar, taking on a verse for herself with a gusto that we're sure would have contradicted the "pinch me, is this actually happening?" feeling anyone would experience in that situation.

Five Performances you can't miss at Lollapalooza 2015 this Friday July 31st - other than Paul McCartney!

It's that time of year again as tens of thousands of people head to Chicago's Grant Park for the iconic Lollapalooza festival - a three day music festival that's considered one of the finest in the world. Headlining this year we have Paul McCartney, Metallica and recent Australian visitors Florence + The Machine. You may have heard of them. But the headliners aren't the only bands worth seeing at the event - over the next few days, we're going to bring you five bands you can't miss for every day of the event, starting with, naturally, Friday! Naturally, you have to see Paul McCartney... after all, Kanye discovered him. But here are five of the best of the rest:

the AU interview: Reuben Styles of Peking Duk talks Splendour in the Grass & "Say My Name"!

Reuben of Peking Duk fame isn't the globe-trotting producer fresh off a plane from a successful US jaunt when I'm chatting with him on Wednesday morning. He still sounds a little jet-lagged but otherwise refreshed and ready to get back into it, it being the duo's highly anticipated set at Splendour in the Grass over the weekend. Instead of trading stories about backstage antics at Coachella or what any type of hard partying antics that may be heading his way at Splendour, we spend a decent time discussing a shared favoured fine cuisine.

'Splendour in the Grass TV' to broadcast sets by Blur, Royal Blood, Peking Duk & more this weekend!

Not heading to Splendour this weekend? Miss tickets? Maybe work commitments are keeping you from getting muddy out in Byron this year? Or maybe you prefer to head to the slew of sideshows hitting the east coast over the next two weeks? Either way, if you still crave the musical moments from the festival no doubt someone you know will be talking about for the next few weeks, Splendour and Telstra have you covered with 'Splendour in the Grass TV'!

Aussies Abroad: Tame Impala, Chet Faker, Sheppard, Alison Wonderland, DMA's and Peking Duk Reveal International Tour Dates

As an ongoing commitment to support Australian music, we give you six Australian bands that will soon be doing international tours in the next couple of months. Read on to find the latest dates and location venues...

Peking Duk, Robert Delong and Lolawolf help launch the Pandora Discovery Den for 2015 at SXSW

Wednesday at SXSW marked the first of four days of the Pandora Discovery Den, an annual party held at The Gatsby on 6th Street - featuring a mix of well established and up-and-coming artists from around the world. Australia's own Peking Duk helped kick off the celebration with a day focused on electronic music. Closing out with "High" - the number two song on the triple j Hottest 100 this year - the group also invited Benny from SAFIA on stage for their popular collaboration "Take Me Over". SAFIA were also in town to play the iconic Austin, Texas based festival.

Pandora Internet Radio announces lineup for 4th Annual Discovery Den at SXSW

Just when you thought it was near impossible for South by Southwest to get any bigger, Pandora drop their Discovery Den lineup. This will mark the fourth annual event the leading internet radio service has produced with 2015 seeing 37 diverse artists from eight countries performing.

Winners of 6TH Annual Rolling Stone Awards announced: Sia, The Griswolds, Remi and more!

Between receiving four Grammy nominations and winning multiple ARIA awards, there's no surprise Sia Furler took out yet another award at last night’s 6th Annual Rolling Stone Awards. The songstress beat the likes of Dan Sultan, The Preatures, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and The Church for the prestigious title of 'Album of the Year' for 1000 Forms of Fear.