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Single Stream: Peking Duk feat. Safia "Take Me Over" (2014)

Peking Duk have dropped another killer electro jam with this new release featuring Safia. Expect "Take Me Over" to get many thousands of arms up in the air over the summer festival season.

Photo Gallery: Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards - Meat Market, Melbourne (08.10.14)

The Australian independent music industry was celebrated last night at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, held in the new venue at North Melbourne's Meat Market building. Performances by Meg Mac, Sheppard, DMA's, SAFIA and Carlton Dry Global Music Grant winner REMi entertained the large crowd, with the award winners taking home some great trophies and praise. Rebecca Houlden brings you this gallery from the night!

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Safia (Canberra) talk "You're The One" single, their trip to New York for CMJ and more...

Currently touring Australia in support of their latest single, the AU review sat down with Canberra trio SAFIA while at the BIGSOUND conference and festival in Brisbane. We talk about their latest single "You're The One", the festival, the upcoming trip to CMJ and much more...

Festival Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night Two, Part One ft. Safia + Gold Fields + Deep Sea Arcade + More... (11.09.14)

Night Two of BIGSOUND Live for me was a little more unplanned than Night One, allowing me to come across some unexpected talent along the way. As with any day at a festival like this, however, with all the amazing highs there were also, unfortunately, some lows. But we may have the fun police to blame for that... read on!

Global Music Grant 2014 shortlist of nominees announced at BIGSOUND

Today, at Australian music conference BIGSOUND, a shortlist of nominees for the annual 2014 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant has been announced. With the $50,000 grant established last year in conjunction with AIR to help fund an international tour for a chosen independent Australian act, this initiative seeks to celebrate and reward some of our country's best emerging talent and assist them in boosting their global profile, furthering their career overseas.

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.

The Stranded Festival announces its line up for September event!

The Fans Group (the brains behind the Blurst of Times Festival, Alhambra Lounge and The Brightside) have announced the newest festival to hit Queensland in Stranded. Taking place on South Stradbroke Island this September, the event will feature some tops line up of producers and live performers set to keep the fun in the sun vibe going right into the depths of the night.

SAFIA to tour with new single "You're the One" in September and October!

Canberra's SAFIA have been killing it lately, with popular club shows through 2014 as well as well-deserved radio play bringing them to the attention of many around the country, so it's not really that surprising that they're keeping the party going with another tour! The nine date headline tour will see SAFIA get on the road through September and October, this time with their new single "You're The One".

Live Review: Lorde + SAFIA - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (11.07.14)

Lorde is barely even legal, but her music and live performance speaks volumes for someone so young. Filled with an energy that radiates outwardly you can’t help but be amazed and a little entranced by what you see on stage. Tonight would be first of two shows at the Hordern Pavilion for this New Zealand singer who has somehow taken over the world in recent months.

the AU interview: Ben Woolner of Safia (Canberra) speaks on his band's sound, touring with Lorde, and more

With the success of their soul-electro single "Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds,' Canberra three-piece Safia continue to move into the forefront of Australia's next biggest musical exports. Their sound is a blend of indie rock, delicate soul, and various styles of electronica, placing their current singles promotional tour as essential for concert goers across Australia. We caught up with vocalist Ben Woolner for a bit of a chat on evolution of Safia, supporting Lorde on her upcoming Australian tour, and more.

Mackay set to host some of the country's best with the final line up for the River Sessions announced!

A huge bunch of talented Australian and international music folk are hopping on planes and heading to Mackay for the River Sessions on the 28th of June! Taking place at the Mackay Showgrounds for another year, the final line up was recently dropped, with some awesome names set to play alongside the likes of Megan Washington, Dan Sultan and more.

Tour Updates: SASKWATCH, Eagle And The Worm, Things Of Stone And Wood and more!

In this issue: SASKWATCH announce additional shows + supports, Eagle and The Worm announce support bands for upcoming East Coast tour, Things Of Stone And Wood sell out Melbourne show + add another, Anberlin add Melbourne show, Josh Pyke adds more shows to regional tour, SAFIA take Akouo on the road, The Audreys add more shows to "Til' My Tears Roll Away" tour, Peabody celebrate 20th anniversary with some special guests, APES join Band Of Skulls on the road + more.

New Music Video: SAFIA "Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds" (2014)

Canberra based band SAFIA have kicked off 2014 in style. The trio have just released their latest single, "Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds."

SAFIA set for Australian tour in May and June!

This is very exciting news - Canberra's SAFIA will be out on the road through May and June! Already set to support Lorde on her upcoing tour of the country, the trio who have carved a place for them amongst fans of electro-pop and this funk/nu-soul trend that seems to be grasping more people with each release and are continuing to impress with their new single "Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds".