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THE DRONES

Photo Gallery: THE DRONES + BATPISS + STEVE MILLER BAND - The Forum Theatre, Melbourne (05.09.15)

The Drones celebrate the 10th Anniversary release of the album Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Will Float By by playing a typically scorching set at Melbourne's Forum Theatre. Local acts Batpiss and Steve Miller Band supported, while Tony Proudfoot was on hand to capture the celebrations.

Photo Gallery: The Drones - The Gov, Adelaide (04.09.15)

The Drones swung by Adelaide on Friday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By. Lauren Connelly was there to capture what was surely one of the best gigs of the year.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: September 4th - September 6th

With BIGSOUND just around the corner now, many music fans are going to be training their eyes on the Valley in Brisbane as hundreds of Australian and international artists will be showcasing their wares over two hectic nights of live performance. This weekend coming then, is going to be the perfect way to get pumped for what's still to come, with some stellar names kicking off tours, making special festival appearances and bringing their new tunes to Australian venues dotted around the country in a venue near you. Check out our picks for the weekend below!

Darwin Festival Photo Gallery: The Drones - The Lighthouse (20.08.15)

Oh Darwin Festival thank you! Thank you for programming one of the best live rock bands in the country. And thank you for having a venue that lets us get close enough to appreciate the magic and the mess, the despair and the desire, the songs and the spit of The Drones. It was a savage, charismatic performance and one that will stick with Darwin music lovers for a long time. Check out the photos from The AU Review #dfest15 photographer Amy Hetherington.

the AU interview: Christian Strybosch on returning to the stage with The Drones in 2015!

Tomorrow evening, The Drones will be celebrating 10 years of their acclaimed album, Wait Long By The River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By, up in Darwin as part of this year's Darwin Festival. It's the beginning of the band's anniversary tour around the country in support of the album that started it all and it holds an added dimension of gravitas, as it sees Wait Long By The River...'s original drummer Christian Strybosch return to the fold.

The Waifs announce tour, The Drones add Sydney show and The 1975 tour is selling out fast

Western Australian band The Waifs return in 2015 to celebrate the release of their seventh LP, Beautiful You with a national tour starting in their home town. East Coast dates will be released soon, so keep an eye out in the coming weeks.

10 Must See Shows of the VIVID Sydney Festival!

VIVID Sydney kicks off for another year this Friday and the line up is freakin' amazing, if we're honest. Such a melting pot of musicians, visual artists, performers and other creative brains in one of the most buzzing cities in Australia - it's going to be a great two weeks of shows for people to be checking out. Some of the artists we're excited to see do their thing are involved in all different aspects of the music industry; from the intrigue of goddess Grace Jones, to the heartbreaking lyrics of Sufjan Stevens - we're spoiled for choice!

Festival Review: Big Day Out - Arena Joondalup, Perth (02.02.14)

Big Day Out and Perth have had a pretty strained relationship in recent years, with venue changes, reduced line-ups and poor ticket sales. This year was no different, with Blur dropping out, and continued tensions between organisers and local councils prompting a last minute change in venues and the announcement by AJ Maddah that it would be the last time the event would come to Perth.

Photo Gallery: Big Day Out Part 1 - Sydney Showground (26.01.14)

Big Day Out festival returns to Sydney Showground on Australia Day with another great lineup. Part 1 of our photo gallery includes Bo Ningen, Grouplove (pictured above), Kingswood, Mac Miller, Portugal. The Man, Primus, Tame Impala, The 1975, The Algorithm, The Drones, The Naked And Famous and Toro y Moi. Photos by Johnny Au.

Festival Review: The Farmer & The Owl Festival - UniBar, Wollongong (23.11.13)

Having attended the University of Wollongong for four years and lived in the city throughout that period, I cannot stress what a joy it was to see an event like The Farmer & The Owl take place. Even more of a joy, was the fact it was run so effectively and efficiently.

CLOSED Win a double pass to the The Farmer & The Owl Festival!

The Farmer & The Owl Festival has become Illawarra's first annual boutique music and arts festival and is just a few days away! Featuring acclaimed acts such as The Drones, Dappled Cities, Harmony, The Laurels and Glass Towers, it's sure to be a stellar day!

Big Day Out announces second artist announcement - Primus, Vista Chino and more added!

The Big Day Out is already bringing some pretty big guns in summer 2014, with the likes of Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire set to perform - today, the festival has announced a slew of acts set to join the original bill, showcasing some great international and local acts.

J Award nominations announced!

At the centre of triple j's Aus Music Month is the J Awards. Celebrating some of the best releases of 2013, the J Awards have this year represented some of our favourites here at the AU and we offer our biggest congratulations! This year's nominees for album of the year include:

Golden Plains 8 lineup revealed!

The lineup for Golden Plains 8 has been announced! With Public Enemy having already been announced to perform at the Supernatural Ampitheatre in Meredith next March (8th to 10th), a whole stack of Australian and international acts have been unveiled in what represents, 'The Sound of Now, Then and Forever'.

Live Review: The Drones + Harmony - Metro Theatre (28.09.13)

Touring their seventh album I See Seaweed, Melbourne group The Drones laid waste to the Metro in a searing display of contemporary Australian rock.