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THE AMITY AFFLICTION

Violent Soho, Sahara Beck, Bobby Alu, The Amity Affliction and Airling among the big winners at the Queensland Music Awards


Violent Soho accept the award for album of the year. Photo Credit: Stephen Booth

The talent-rich sunshine state celebrated another fantastic year of music and creativity at the Queensland Music Awards at Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm on Monday Night, with big wins for Violent Soho, Sahara Beck, Bobby Alu, The Amity Affliction and Airling.

Photo Gallery: Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confessions + I, The Burden - Discovery Darwin (22.01.15)

As if the people weren't sweaty enough in Darwin, Amity Affliction, In Hearts Wake, Confession and locals I, The Burden, brought a flood of moshing bodies to Discovery for an epic night of live music. Amy Hetherington shares some photos.

Photo Gallery: The Amity Affliction + Architects + Issues + Stray From The Path + Deez Nuts - Hordern Pavilion (04.09.14)

The Amity Affliction brought the Hordern Pavilion to its knees last night! Bringing some talented mates along for the ride in Archtiects, Issues, Stray From the Path and Deez Nuts, Amity gave their fans a show to remember - Gwen Lee was in the pit and brings you these photos.

Album Review: The Amity Affliction - Let The Ocean Take Me (2014 LP)

Post-hardcore Queenslanders The Amity Affliction have just released their new LP Let The Ocean Take Me which offers a noticeably different approach in comparison to their older material. While the unclean vocals of frontman Joel Birch remain prominent, the general vibe of the track-list is less intense which has allowed the release to garner mainstream exposure in the form of Triple J feature album and ARIA top 40 singles. Although the band has adopted a slightly softer sound, Let The Ocean Take Me is still a distinctly Amity release with lots of growing potential.

The Amity Affliction announce national tour dates for new album!

While Australian fans of The Amity Affliction may have been biting their fingernails, waiting for the long-awaited album tour which was to be announced off the back of the band's latest album Let The Ocean Take Me, they don't need to wait any longer. The record, which has only officially been out for a week, will be worked into a killer set with The Amity Affliction take it out on the road through August and September.

the AU interview: Ahren Stringer of The Amity Affliction (Brisbane) on "Let The Ocean Take Me" ahead of its Friday release!

The Amity Affliction are literally hours away now from the official release of their fourth studio album, Let The Ocean Take Me. An album which will no doubt stick out for fans as perhaps the most ambitious Amity record to date, frontman Ahren Stringer is confident in Let The Ocean Take Me's ability to stand out and kick some serious ass come release day on Friday.

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.

Album News Weekly: 24th April 2014

In This Issue: After the long weekend we're back into it this week, with big announcements from Australian favourites Angus and Julia Stone, and The Amity Affliction. Overseas and Current Swell, Luka Bloom, and Crowd Company are releasing records left, right, and centre. Also locally, Fishing are coming out with an album, Pharaoh's Playground have one for us, and there's heaps more inside!!

Photo Gallery: Vans Warped Tour Part Two - Ellis Park, Adelaide (08.12.13)

The Used

This year's Vans Warped Tour line-up was so huge, we couldn't fit it all in one gallery. Here is part two of how the day unfolded at the Adelaide stop. Kerrie Geier brings you these shots.

Photo Gallery: Vans Warped Tour Part Two - Exhibition Park, Canberra (06.12.13)

Vans Warped Tour headed to Canberra's Exhibition Park on Friday where we caught the full line-up. Here's the second part to a rather large three-part gallery. Gwendolyn Lee brings us these photos from the pit at the Off The Wall stage where Atlantis Awaits opened the stage and Parkway Drive headlined.

Festival Review: Vans Warped Tour - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (29.11.13)

Friday saw the first Australian leg of the Warped Tour since 2002, bringing with it the weight of punk rock folklore. On entry to the RNA Showgrounds, festival goers were welcomed by 35 degree heat, the smell of vinyl tents and one big-arse half pipe. I settled in for a long day in front of the outdoor stage which played host to the more punk end of Warped’s musical spectrum; with the indoor stage leaning towards metalcore. As more of the band shirt brandishing masses rolled in there was an anticipatory buzz of expectation. The crowd comprised largely of a generation who’d made a yearly ritual of staring longingly at the US tour’s line-up and now finally came their chance experience the legendary festival for themselves.

Album Review: Illy - Cinematic (2013 LP)

Australian hip-hop has made it into the mainstream and Illy’s fourth album release, Cinematic, has been highly anticipated, however with Aussie hip-hop making it into the mainstream it’s susceptible to the same problems hip-hop has globally: over-production.

Photo Gallery: The Amity Affliction - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (25.10.13)

The Amity Affliction

Thebarton Theatre was a hot, sweaty mess on Friday night, and it was all due to The Amity Affliction. the AU review's Kerrie Geier was down the front, ducking the crowd surfers, to bring you these shots.