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RÜFÜS

Music Video of the Day: RÜFÜS "Like An Animal" (2015)

RÜFÜS (or RÜFÜS DU SOL as they are known in North America) continually deliver fantastic music. And their latest single - the second to be taken from their upcoming record Bloom - "Like An Animal" is no exception. Directed by Katzki, featuring animation by Jack Vanzet & Katzki, is also a pretty damn fine clip and it makes it in as our final Music Video of the Day for this week! Watch it here:

RÜFÜS announce world tour in support of "You Were Right" this October & November!

Sydney boys RÜFÜS have announced a huge two-week run of tour dates that will take them around the country and then back to North America, all in support of their killer tune, "You Were Right". It's been a good while since we've seen RÜFÜS perform full headline sets, so we're keen to see what the live show is like now the trio have had time away to work on new material and revitalise as performers in general!

Foals and Bloc Party lead the first artist announcement for the Falls & Southbound festivals!

Now that Splendour in the Grass is over for another year, Australian festival goers can now look ahead to the next major run of festivals coming up over the New Year period and for 2015, the crew behind the Falls and Southbound festivals have delivered a pretty slick line up of artists set to bring in your New Year right. Leading the first artist announcement of the festival tour are Foals and Bloc Party, both British bands who have long enjoyed a successful relationship with fans in Australia.

This That Festival names Birds of Tokyo, Asta, Tkay Maidza and more on inaugural line up!

A new festival is coming to Newcastle and it's got a little bit of this, a little bit of that... Titled 'THIS THAT', the festival will be taking over the Newcastle Foreshore with 16 artists set to bring some memorable live performances the area in October. Leading the charge is the likes of Birds of Tokyo, Asta and Tkay Maidza, while some of Sydney's best food trucks and the team from The Follower and Hunt & Gather will be curating a one of a kind artisan market unseen at any other festival.

Single of the Day: RÜFÜS "You Were Right" (2015)

"Musically, we really resonate… We just all agreed instantly that it was a good move, to find a bit of inspiration." When we spoke with James from RÜFÜS last year, the concept of relocating to Berlin to work on album #2 was very much cemented in the minds of the Sydney band. Returning home early this year to wrap up work on their highly anticipated Atlas follow up, RÜFÜS have finally given fans a taste of what they've been toiling away on over in Germany in "You Were Right".

the AU review's 15 most anticipated Australian records of 2015

After an incredible year of new Australian music in 2014, we have an incredible array of records in the pipeline for the new year. Some are from bands who we've been waiting to hear from again for years... some for the first time... others are continuously pumping out incredible music and we have no desire for them to stop! In no particular order, here are the fifteen Australian albums (some confirmed, some still to be...) that we can't wait for (or at the very least are hoping for...) in 2015:

Festival Review: Field Day - The Domain, Sydney (01.01.15)

The concept of a music festival the day after the biggest global celebration, New Years Eve, seems flawed from the get go. But the crowd and energy tell a very different story. Festival boys are wearing deep, deep v-neck singlets matched with beards and bucket hats, every other girl is either in a black trilby hat or a bra-less midriff, and everyone is there for a good time.

Photo Gallery: Field Day Part 2 - The Domain (01.01.15)

Part 2 of our Field Day festival coverage at The Domain in Sydney includes Alt-J (pictured above), Bastille, Dillon Francis, Jamie xx, One Day, Peking Duk, RÜFÜS, SBTRKT, and The Kite String Tangle. Photos by Johnny Au.

Watch our six favourite "Like a Versions" from Volume 10!

Released last Friday, Like a Version returned for a tenth CD set, looking back at some of the best covers performed as part of triple j's much loved weekly feature. Today, we're counting down our six favourite performances from the new compilation which you can purchase HERE!

Remi takes home 50k and Violent Soho, Sheppard lead the charge at the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

The Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards has wrapped up their ninth year with awards going to some very talented and astonishing artists. With an intensely entertaining evening, they handed out 14 awards to some of Australia’s finest talent, including first time winner Remi, multiple award winner Violent Soho and international breakthrough artists Courtney Barnett and Sheppard.

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

Field Day 2015 announcement includes Alt-J, SBTRKT, Bastille and more!

The huge New Year's Day festival set to take over Sydney, Field Day, has dropped a juicy line up for its next installment, featuring the likes of Alt-J, SBTRKT, Bastille and more! Announced on Triple J this afternoon, the Field Day line up boasts some huge Australian and international names from the dance/electro, indie and hip-hop realms, offering up one hell of a party for punters keen to kick on well after the New Year's Eve celebrations have wound down.

Violent Soho, Sia, Courtney Barnett and more nominated for 2014 Carlton Dry AIR Awards!

The nominees for the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards have been announced, once again representing a great and diverse range of Australian musicians who have produced some standout material over the past 12 months. Alongside some of the country's best emerging artists (REMi, Kilter, DMA's), are nominations for some of Australia's established favourites, including the likes of the John Butler Trio, Sara Storer, Violent Soho and more.

Album News Weekly: 22nd July 2014

In This Issue: Seems a bit like an 'all stars' list this week, with some real big hitters coming out with new releases. Lady Antebellum, Biffy Clyro, Alvvays, Justin Townes Earle, RUFUS and a heaps of others are releasing new stuff, so get on it!

Festival Review: River Sessions - Mackay Showgrounds (29.06.14)

When I first heard of River Sessions a couple of months ago, I was positive it must have been a new festival. Even in the regional festival circuits I feel I have a pretty good idea of what's happening around the country. But lo and behold, River Sessions has not only been running since 2008, but has become one of the most successful regional festivals in the country, attracting thousands of punters every year, drawn by an impressive array of local and international talent. Well, humbled as I was by this news, I knew I had to make my way north to the QLD town to find out what all the fuss was about for myself.