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Oxjam to present Stanmore Laneway Festival in Sydney this month

As an extension of last month's Oxjam, the grassroots movement will be sprouting up a mini laneway festival in Sydney's Stanmore with local bands all day, and DJ sets in between to help you party in the name of fighting poverty.

the AU interview: Service Bells (Sydney) chats about their new succinct sound, upcoming EP and more!

Service Bells (Sydney) hang out with AU review's Larry Heath to chat about their London shows, new sound and future plans. The band, comprising of Fraser, Ben, Mike and Bill, are growing as artists and are branching out with their music. "We’re just figuring out how far we can push different things while still keeping it sounding like the same four voices," they shared. Read on to hear more about the band's new material and latest EP.

Live Review: The Aussie BBQ ft. Flyying Colours + Millions + Klo + Tora and more - Hoxton Square, London (17.05.15)

Pictured: Klo

Sunday in London saw the return of The Aussie BBQ - the live initiative of our music export body Sounds Australia. Hundreds of music fans - both locals and expats - came out for the event which saw over twenty Australian artists performing on two stages over ten hours at the Hoxton Bar and Grill in Shoreditch. It was a chance for us to see well established artists like Safia and Remi an become acquainted with some newer talent, some of whom are now based here in the UK.

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:

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...

Single Stream: Service Bells "Undertaker" (2014)

Formed in 2013 by ex-Cameras Fraser Harvey and Mike Morgan, along with Ben Morgan and Bill Johnston, Service Bells have fast become one of our favourite bands in Sydney. They even played our 6th Birthday Party! What legends. And we can tell you from that show that they deliver unquestionably powerful, provocative and entertaining live shows that balance their love of rock n' roll with a tight sound. Putting it bluntly: these guys know what they're doing.

the AU review's 6th Birthday Party ft. Service Bells + All Our Exes Live In Texas - Oxford Art Factory (21.08.14)

the AU review turned six and threw a massive party in Sydney to celebrate, supported by the fine tunes of Service Bells and All Our Exes Live In Texas - as well as BhangLassi and Smiles Again from Mind Over Matter DJing throughout the night. Enjoy these photos and video of the night in action courtesy of Robin Sarmento:

Gettin' to know our 6th Birthday Bands: Service Bells (Sydney)

Tonight, we celebrate the 6th birthday of our website with a free event in Sydney, with Service Bells and All Our Exes Live In Texas performing alongside DJ sets from Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter), Bhanglassi and more! We took a moment ahead of the party to get to know Service Bells, by way of frontman Fraser Harvey: