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Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Royal Adelaide Showgrounds (10.03.14)

Donning my shortest shorts this past Monday for the notoriously trashy Future Music Festival, I approached the gates of The Royal Adelaide Showgrounds with scepticism, not sure what to expect as a complete “Futurez” rookie.

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival - Flemington Racecourse (09.03.14)

Behemoth dance festival Future Music Festival stopped by Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse for a massive day of big beats and impressive visuals. Serena Ho was on site to capture all the action; and what action it was!

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival Part 2 - Randwick Racecourse (08.03.14)

The annual Future Music Festival was held on a beautiful Sydney day at Randwick Racecourse. This is part two of our photo gallery featuring Phoenix, Rudimental, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Cut Copy, Tinie Tempah, Bauer, Eric Prydz, Tom Piper and Sven Varth

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (01.03.14)

Future Music Festival - one of Australia’s premier electronic music festivals - was a writhing pit of visceral pandemonium that began with tens of thousands of dance and electronic music fans thankful to the elemental gods for a day of blue skies. I knew, even before I entered, I was on a safari into the belly of a metaphorical shirtless, musical, beast on pills. Hashtag 'bulkin’ for Future.'

Live Review: Phoenix + World's End Press - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (05.03.14)

Sometimes good songs and killer dance moves just don’t cut it. Unluckily for World’s End Press tonight was one of those occasions. The hotly tipped Melbourne quartet have developed a reputation for putting on packed out sweat drenched parties in small venues across the country. The apathetic crowd that slowly trickled in were clearly oblivious to what was happening on stage; coupled with the cavernous surrounds of the Hordern Pavilion, the band did little to enhance their reputation and robbed their electronic-funk of its impact.

Photo Gallery: Phoenix + World's End Press - Hordern Pavilion (05.03.14)

French rock act Phoenix played their Future Music Festival sideshow last night at Hordern Pavilion. Supported by World's End Press. Photos by Johnny Au.

the AU interview at Future Music Festival: Phoenix (France)

the AU review interviews two parts of French outfit Phoenix backstage at the Future Music Festival in Brisbane ahead of their run of shows in Australia (including sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne, details below) to talk about "Bankrupt!", the festival, their return to Australia, Mint Juleps and much more...

New York Festival The Governor's Ball announces Oukast, The Strokes, Jack White and more for 2014!

The lineup for this year’s Governor’s Ball Festival has been announced, and boy is it something else. The New York City festival held on Randall’s island includes a slew of mouth-watering names for the June event. A freshly reunited Outkast headline the event alongside Jack White, Vampire Weekend and New York City’s very own darlings, The Strokes.

Top 40 Albums of 2013: Part One - 40 to 31

And here we go again! As we bring 2013 to a close, it's time for our annual celebration of the best in music from Australia and around the world with our top 40 albums of the year special series. We kick things off with a little known band from Portland called Typhoon as we throw into this eclectic list, voted by the AU review's contibutors:

Phoenix announce headline shows for Australian trip in 2014.

Sydney and Melbourne are going to be paid a visit by the ever eccentric French band Phoenix. The band has been announced as a co-headliner for the much anticipated Future Music Festival.

Feature: Future Music Festival 2014 Lineup Speculation

Later this afternoon, the full Future Music Festival lineup will be revealed! This year brought the likes of The Stone Roses, Psy, Bloc Party and The Prodigy to Australia, so we can - once again - only speculate on who will be coming through the country on the 2014 tour. With the festival entering partnership with the Mushroom Group, some interesting - and massive - names may well be popping up. While we prep our social media accounts for the official lineup announcement, lets place our bets by checking out our speculation guide.

New Music Video: Phoenix "Trying to be Cool" (2013)

Phoenix have just released the new video for the second single 'Trying to be Cool' from their fifth album, Bankrupt!, out now.

Phoenix, Dinosaur Jr and more set to appear at the 2013 Culture Collide Festival in LA.

Filter Magazine has released its first wave of artists confirmed to perform at the 2013 Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles! The festival is returning to Echo Park in October for its fourth year and by the looks of the first announcement below, this year is going to be kickass.

PHOENIX
DINOSAUR JR
LIARS
THE RAVEONETTES
MIAMI HORROR
KING KHAN & THE SHRINES
ICEAGE
THE MEN
ROB CROW
THE GREAT WILDERNESS
MEDICINE
ALICE RUSSELL
NO JOY
STEREONOIZ
SiMoN
PLASTIC PLATES
MUMIY TROLL
INSTRUMENTI
DENA

Album Review: Phoenix - Bankrupt! (2013 LP)

Alt-rock Frenchies Phoenix have released their fifth album Bankrupt!, and boy is it a ripper. The distinct vocals of Thomas Mars are in full force on the 10-track listing, which features a range of synth pop numbers altering in tempo.