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SASKWATCH | the AU review
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SASKWATCH

Photo Gallery: Yours and Owls Festival 2015 (Part Two) ft. Smith Street Band - Stuart Park, Wollongong (2nd to 4th October 2015)

Ian Laidlaw brings us photos from the amazing weekend that was the Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong. Kicking off on Friday and running through until Sunday night, the event capitalized on the October long weekend with an incredible local lineup - with Canadian artist Bahamas popping along too. In the second part of Ian's photo gallery, check out Russel W And The 5 Islands, Salmonella Dub, Saskwatch, Skegss, The Bungalows, The Delta Riggs, The Pinheads, The Rubens, The Preatures and The Smith Street Band!

Live Review: The Rubens + Saskwatch + Winterbourne - The Astor Theatre, Perth (18.09.15)

After a couple of regional shows down in Western Australia’s South West, The Rubens national tour, in support of their new record Hoops, hit Perth over the weekend for a sold out show at the Astor Theatre.

Photo Gallery: The Rubens + Saskwatch + Winterbourne - The Astor Theatre, Perth (18.09.15)

The Rubens at the Astor Theatre

The Rubens play at the Astor Theatre in Perth where they put on excellent performance. Joining them were the energetic Saskwatch and Winterbourne. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos was to capture the highlights of the night.

BIGSOUND Live: Highlights of Night Two - Part Two (10.09.15)


Pictured: Koi Child

Hangovers reeling, tiredness setting in; though there’s no time to stop as the music keeps on spinning at BIGSOUND live round two. My second night started at The Zoo for I Know Leopard. Leopards in a zoo, I’m sure there is a pun in there somewhere. With their cosmic, ‘70s inspired, melancholic pop tunes the band tugged on heart strings of punters, providing merit for the heavy airplay their new single "Close My Eyes" is getting on Triple J. Sharp rhythms and soft melodies come together in a perfect marriage.

Angus & Julia Stone, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet and more named on this year's Lost Paradise line up!

This year's Lost Paradise festival is set to be fantastic, with the official first artist announcement being revealed. The three day camping festival is going to be held in the Glenworth Valley over New Year's, offering festival goers a special experience of live music, arts, some brilliant food and drink options and more to bring in 2016 in unique style. Confirmed to perform and DJ at Lost Paradise this year are acts including Angus & Julia Stone, Jamie xx, Four Tet, Tkay Maidza, Jon Hopkins and more - the full line up can be viewed below!

Album Review: Saskwatch - Sorry I Let It Come Between Us (2015 LP)

There’s been a fair bit of press recently regarding the lack of females on festival bills. And being fair, the news coverage is just. However, over the past years, the rise of female vocalists and bands has only headed in an upward trajectory. And Saskwatch’s third studio album Sorry I Let It Come Between Us, fronted by vocalist Nkechi Anele, is another prime example of the quality material being released by acts with female members.

The Rubens announce huge Australian tour with Saskwatch and Winterbourne!

It's been a while since we've seen The Rubens on the road, with the band working hard on the follow up album to what was an acclaimed debut. The new album, Hoops, has already spawned the great track "Hallelujah" and today, The Rubens have announced that they'll be touring the new record as well as fave cuts from their self-titled debut - it's not a small east coast jaunt, either. The Australian tour will see The Rubens play 22 dates around the country through September, October and November, no doubt going to level up with their last national tour which saw the band sell out three shows at The Forum in Melbourne and two gigs at Sydney's Enmore Theatre. ...No big.

Photo Gallery: The Aussie BBQ ft. Safia + Saskwatch + Remi + Hein Cooper and more - Hoxton Square, London (17.05.15)

An eclectic mix of over 20 artists from around Australia came together on Sunday in London for a massive day of live music - showcasing the finest in new, emerging and established artists from our region, many of whom were making their London debut at the annual Aussie BBQ event, held at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on the day after The Great Escape. Among the artists Larry Heath captured on the day were the likes of SAFIA (pictured above), Remi, Saskwatch, Flyying Colours, Hein Cooper, Service Bells and many, many more... check out the full gallery here:

The Aussie BBQ ft. Remi, Tkay Maidza, Saskwatch and more highlights from Day Three of The Great Escape 2015

Saturday marked the third and final day of the 10th annual The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, England. Larry Heath was on ground at the event to discover new talent and witness some of Australia's finest bands in a unique setting. It is with this in mind that the day started at The Aussie BBQ, held along Brighton's beach at Concorde 2.

Where to see the Aussies at The Great Escape 2015‏


Photo: Saskwatch

With over 400 up and coming bands set to play in 35 Brighton venues for The Great Escape Festival, we thought it was definitely worth spotlighting the Aussie acts. Incredible artists are flying in from all over the world, and these amazing Aussie bands are no exception. Click through to find out who you should be checking out...

The ten artists you can't miss at The Great Escape

We're about 48 hours from everything kicking off at the annual music festival and conference held in Brighton, England, The Great Escape (TGE), which we're excited to be bringing you live and direct coverage from for the first time since 2012. Like similar events - SXSW, the recent Canadian Music Week or BigSound closer to home, there are too many bands to try and catch. In the case of TGE, we're talking hundreds. Over the past few weeks, we've been pouring through the list and trying to pick out the bands worth your time. Some we've seen before and can vouch for their excellence, and others we'll be planning to experience for the first time at the festival. And whether you're there or not, these are the artists you should listen to, artists you should see and experience for yourself (presented here in no particular order).

Photo Gallery: Groovin' The Moo - Bendigo Showgrounds (02.05.15)

Groovin' The Moo came to Bendigo for another year, bringing with it a brilliant array of talent both from Australia and abroad. From Northlane to Tkay Maidza, through to the Pierce Brothers and the Hilltop Hoods, there was enough music at the showgrounds to keep the party going well into the night. Kimberley Salmond was there for the AU and brings us these shots!

Festival Review: Groovin' The Moo - Bendigo Showgrounds (02.05.15)

On the third leg of the tour, Groovin' The Moo sprung into action at the Prince Of Wales Showground in Bendigo. The weather looked ominous at the start but fortunately, the clouds cleared for a beautiful warm sunny day that was ripe for good music vibes all day long.

Photo Gallery: Groovin the Moo - Oakbank Racecourse, Adelaide (25.04.15)

The first leg of the Groovin the Moo festival was held at Oakbank, in the Adelaide Hills. Despite the steady rain which turned the horse racing track into a mud pit, everyone was in good spirits. A great range of music, from Wolfmother and on the main stages. to RL Grime and A$AP Ferg in the Moolin Rouge tent, there was something for everyone. Our photographer John Goodridge was there front and centre to bring you these photos from the day.

Single Stream: Saskwatch "I’ll Be Fine” (2015)

Melbourne soul/funk collective Saskwatch release their new single “I’ll Be Fine” today. This comes with the news of a lineup change, with band announcing the departure of founding drummer and horn section. The full album, “Sorry I Let it Come Between Us”, is due out the 12th of June. Hear the new single “I’ll Be Fine” below.