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Illy, Thundamentals, Jebediah and more to feature at 2015's Festival of the Sun festival this December!

Festival of the Sun celebrates its 11th year this year, taking over the Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park in Port Macquarie on December 11th & 12th. Leading the artist announcement today are some of the country's favourites, Illy, Thundamentals and Jebediah, while the crew behind FOTSUN have also announced the inaugural Wabi Sabi night to proceedings this year.

Live Review: sleepmakeswaves + Gay Paris - Adelaide Unibar (29.05.15)

Photo: Stuart Sevastos.

Having missed sleepmakeswaves at Jive the last time they were in Adelaide, I knew I couldn't miss out on seeing them again, as it was quite obvious the momentum generating around their music was only continuing to grow stronger and stronger. They were upgrading venues with each tour, so going from seeing them blow the roof off the small Cranka bandroom back in 2013 to seeing them now performing at the Adelaide Unibar in 2015, was an experience I was glad to have been a part of.

Photo Gallery: sleepmakeswaves + Gay Paris + Sparkspitter - Rosemount Hotel, Perth (30.05.15)

Sleepmakeswaves plays at the Rosemount Hotel

The next stop for sleepmakeswaves was the Rosemount Hotel in Perth where they delivered an awesome show. Supporting them were Gay Paris and Sparkspitter. The one and only Stuart Sevastos was there to bring us these photos!

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: May 29th - May 31st.

There are plenty of festivals and live music events happening this weekend, notably VIVID in Sydney, where there's such a number of eclectic and talented musicians converging on the Harbour City for some truly stand out events. While it's obviously going to be a huge drawcard for Sydneysiders, we take a look at some other shows we're looking forward to around the joint this weekend!

the AU interview: Alex Wilson of Sleepmakeswaves talks the Great Northern Tour, new music & live development!

the AU chats with Alex Wilson from sleepmakeswaves as they make their way around countries including China, England, Greece and more are on their Great Northern Tour. Mentioning there was a 'Really powerful atmosphere' and that 'the best shows are when you're not just giving the audience energy, but they are also giving it back', Wilson talks about the Great Northern Tour and his experiences, music, live development, and more.... Click through for the full interview.

Tour Diary: sleepmakeswaves (Sydney) reflect on their 2013 adventures through Europe, as their "Great Northern" Australian tour kicks off!

Sydney post-rock band sleepmakeswaves shares with us their thoughts and experiences from their 2013 European tour on the day the band return to Australia to tour "Great Northern". Hitting up the likes of Zurich, Rome and Madrid, guitarist, Otto Wicks-Green tells all in this exclusive piece. Read on to get the full scope of the band's tour diary...

sleepmakeswaves announces "Great Northern" World Tour dates through Europe, Asia (inc. China) and back to Australia.

Sydney post-rock band sleepmakeswaves have announced more dates for their extensive ‘Great Northern’ tour, which stretches across Australia, New Zealand and 20 other countries this March to June.

This Will Destroy You announces Australia and New Zealand Tour with Sleepmakeswaves

Ambient instrumental band, This Will Destroy You, has just announced an Australian and New Zealand tour. The tour will take place this winter, from June 6-14. For the first time ever, the Texan band will be touching down in New Zealand, where they will start the tour, then stretching on to Queensland, NSW, SA, WA and Victoria. The band will be joining Australian post-rock headliners, sleepmakeswaves for several shows. As their third album, Tunnel Blanket, was inspired by the turmoil of touring, perhaps this Oceanic endeavor might lead to another. Check out the full tour dates below:

Ambient Rockers sleepmakeswaves Announces 'Great Northern' Australian Tour

Sydney melodic post-rock band sleepmakeswaves are set to perform their biggest headline tour yet, in support of their new album ‘Love of Cartography.’ After a successful year of the album charting at #31 on the ARIA Chart and a number of award nominations (including 3 AU review awards!), the ‘Great Northern’ tour is set to be a celebration of the band’s latest single and everything they’ve accomplished so far.

Photo Gallery: Dead Letter Circus + Sleepmakeswaves + Voyager - Capitol, Perth (12.12.14)

Dead Letter Circus at Capitol

Dead Letter Circus rolled into Capitol and put on amazing show. Joining in the fun were Sleepmakeswaves and local metal powerhouse Voyager.

Violent Soho, SAFIA, Remi and Courtney Barnett among the winners of the first annual AU Awards!

Editor-in-Chief Larry Heath with NSW Voice of the Year Steve Smyth. Photobomb from The Preatures' Gideon Bensen.

The Hive Bar in Sydney last night celebrated Australian live music, as the AU not only launched the first event in our LIVE sessions series, but also revealed the winners of the inaugural AU Awards!

Final nominees for the 2014 J Award for Album of the Year and Double J Artist of the Year nominees announced!

It’s November, which means it’s Triple J’s annual AUS music month. The highlight is the J Awards and the final nominees for Album of the Year and the inaugural Double J Artist of the Year have been announced.

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!

the AU interview: Otto Wicks-Green of sleepmakeswaves (Sydney)

It's been a huge year for sleepmakeswaves with the long-awaited release of their second album and a jaunt over to Europe to play a number of dates. We sat down at the keyboard with guitarist Otto Wicks-Green to talk about the band's evolution of sound on their new album, the crowd-funding process and some hints about the future.

Dead Letter Circus announce December national tour with sleepmakeswaves!

Brisbane's Dead Letter Circus have today announced that they will be embarking on a national tour this December! With their latest EP Stand Apart proving the band's talent and imaginative creativity once more, the DLC fan base have been revelling in recent stripped back and reimagined sets but now crowds around the country who had missed out on seeing the five piece now have their shot at seeing the band do what they do best! Dead Letter Circus will be bringing their high energy shows to all the major capitals, plus some regional venues, with Sydney's sleepmakeswaves along for the ride with their amazing Love of Cartography record in tow.