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Splendour Spotlight: Our 11 favourite sets of Splendour in the Grass 2015

Splendour in the Grass has once again come and gone, and while we're free of the mud-caked wasteland that North Byron Parklands became, we will miss what really mattered first and foremost: the music. Splendour is always teeming with bands and artists giving it their very all, matching the reputation of arguably Australia's best festival with career-defining sets from local acts and big showcases from internationals both new and old. There's always much, much more than just a few highlights coming out of the weekend, whether it be a new band/artist you stumbled upon or a long-awaited live performance from an iconic band. Here, we reflect on our 11 favourite performances from the three days of live music.

Splendour Photo Gallery: Purity Ring - 170 Russell, Melbourne (24.07.15)

Purity Ring's fans were in for a treat when the duo returned to Melbourne as part of their current Aussie tour for Splendour in the Grass. 170 Russell was turned into a magical environment for the Canadians - check out these shots by Kimberley Salmond, who was down there for the AU review!

Photo Gallery: RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa Day Nine ft. The Tragically Hip + Dropkick Murphys + Canned Heat and more... (17.07.15)

Day Nine of RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa include artists such as The Tragically Hip (pictured above). Also performing were Dropkick Murphys, Canned Heat, Purity Ring and many more. Check out the photos from this fantastic event and stayed tuned for the full review of Ottawa Bluesfest Day Nine's events.

The AU's 15 Best International Singles of 2015 (So Far...)

It's been a fantastic year of music so far all around the world, and now we're excited to count down for you the 15 tracks our contributors have voted as the best of the year from outside of Australia. To be eligible, the track needed to have an official single or video release between 1 January and 30 June, 2015. Enjoy the list below and then listen to them all in our playlist!

Chet Faker, King Gizzard & Flume join the likes of Frank Ocean, Bloc Party & Morrissey at LA's FYF Fest in August!

The two day FYF Fest in Los Angeles has unveiled its 2015 line up and god damn it, does it look tasty. Held over the weekend of August 22/23, the festival brings together a diverse range of artists including huge names like Frank Ocean, Morrissey, The Jesus and Mary Chain, D'Angelo and more. Australians Chet Faker, Flume and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are also in the mix, making this a festival we're - yet again - jealous to not be attending. If, however, you happen to be in LA this August, below is all the info you're going to need.

Purity Ring add second headline Melbourne show on July 23rd due to meet demand.

The people called out for it, and Purity Ring listened. The British duo who last week were confirmed for a run of exclusive headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne as part of their Splendour in the Grass trip to Australia, have today announced a second show in Melbourne to meet demand. The duo's original show at 170 Russell sold out within days of tickets becoming available, so a new date has been locked down for Purity Ring to play 170 Russell on July 23rd, a day before the original date.

Splendour in the Grass Sideshows: Purity Ring confirmed to play headline dates in Melbourne and Sydney!

Megan James and Corin Roddick have made themselves famous as Purity Ring with some intriguing and highly memorable live performances around the world. If you remember the intricacies found on their 2012 effort Shrines, that feeling of 'Wow!' when it comes to their music still remains today, especially with the latest Purity Ring album, Another Eternity. Set to play Splendour in July, Purity Ring will be showcasing the new album at two select shows in Melbourne and Sydney as well.

the AU interview: Corin Roddick of Purity Ring (Canada)

The thirst for new Purity Ring was only recently relieved with the abrupt and whimsically unexpected release of a number of tracks from their new album, Another Eternity. With the release of the rest of the LP looming, I had a chat to Corin, one (splendidly lovely) half of the duo on the perks of audiovisual, genre restrictions and their progression of sound.

Album News Weekly: 4th February 2015

In This Issue: This week sees folk darlings Angus & Julia Stone releasing something special, a few artists hitting number 9 in the album count, and the soundtrack for a movie with an interesting cover.

Tour Updates: Pennywise, Presidents of the United States, Dave Hause, Purity Ring, Birdy and Frenzal Rhomb!


In this issue: Pennywise 25th anniversary tour, Dave Hause to support Gaslight Anthem, Presidents of the United States say hi, Purity Ring supports announced, Frenzal Rhomb withdraw from tour and extra dates for Birdy!

Pennywise to tour in April!

Gig Announcements: Dave Graney and The MistLY, Julitha Ryan, Our Band Could Be Your Life, Loren and Freya Hanley and more!

dave graney and the mistLY

In this issue: Dave Graney and The MistLY announce Melbourne show, Julitha Ryan playing two Fitzroy shows, “Our Band Could Be Your Life” opening night, Loren and Freya Hanly share the stage and much more!

Dave Graney and The MistLY announce Melbourne show

Purity Ring Announce Australian Tour

Another mighty offering from the Canadian music scene are Purity Ring with their left of field pop sensibilities and promising aural and visual wonders this March. Welcome the band which makes "lullabies for the club" as they tour Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as well as Golden Plains Festival.

Their live show will include a tree shaped lighting rig, futuristic coloured orbs and improvisational live production. Tickets are onsale now and the tour details are below.

Golden Plains Lucky Seven Line Up Revealed!

Joining a slew of epic festival announcements this year is Golden Plains. To be held in the majestic surrounds of the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre in March 2013, Golden Plains Lucky Seven will feature the music of the following artists: