the AU’s Aidan Hogg caught up with Perth's resident overachiever Cam Avery - a part of The Growl, Pond and Tame Impala. Because, everyone has time to be in three successful bands, right!? How does he do it... Well, we try to find out as we chat about his upcoming solo tour, the band he fronts, The Growl, and his incredible amount of side-projects.
Yet another British singer-songwriter whose popularity seems to be growing exponentially, the sold out Enmore Theatre crowd consisted of about 90% British attendees. That would probably explain why this show was sold out, as I don’t think Jake Bugg is as well-known amongst Australian fans that would warrant such a packed room. Regardless those in the crowd were definitely eager to see him perform.
Jake Bugg drew an impressive crowd for his first of two weeknight shows on his second visit to Australia. Frequently labelled as the next Bob Dylan, Bugg has quickly harnessed a cult following for his music that fuses folk with modern rock influences, recently earning him a Brit Award nomination for Best Male Solo Artist.
The annual The Aussie BBQ music showcase returns to Maggie Maes at SXSW. This year's lineup include fantastic Australian acts such as Dune Rats, Gang Of Youths, Gossling, King Parrot, Mia Dyson, Miami Horror, REPTILES, The Griswolds, The Growl and The Kite String Tangle. Photos by Johnny Au.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest, if not the biggest, events of my SXSW calendar had to be the Aussie BBQ. Taking over Maggie Mae's on Saturday, a staggering amount of Australian artists were divided up over three stages inside the venue, set to fly the flag and let the Americans know how good Australia is having it right now as a music and creative industry.
Each year when the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival lineup is announced initially there’s both the excitement of spotting a band you’ve always wanted to see and also a vague general intrigue for the few other names you recognise from some blog or other. By the time the festival rolls around however, it’s impossible to imagine what your record collection would be like without half of those bands you were mildly interested in just a short time ago.
Part 1 of the photo gallery for the first St. Jerome's Laneway Festival to make landfall in Australia in 2014! Featuring Haim (pictured), Adalita, Daughter, King Krule, Frightened Rabbit, Autre Ne Veut, Drenge, Cass McCombs, Dick Diver, Kirin J Callinan, The Growl, Vance Joy, and Youth Lagoon.
Photos by Andrew Wade.
SXSW is mere months away now and yet we're still being wowed by new artist announcements, film premiere reveals and much more. the AU will be heading to Austin in March once again to bring you coverage of everything SXSW but before we start our countdown, we thought we'd take a look at the bands and artists who are making the trip as well from Australia and New Zealand.
Jake Bugg, the UK guitar rock prodigy, was recently announced to be returning to Australia for the Byron Bay Bluesfest next year. Fans who were holding out for an announcement of some club dates don't need to wait any longer, with Bugg's camp revealing that Jake will be performing a few shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on his next trip over.
Mid way into The Growl’s opening set Cameron Avery waxed lyrical about being a 17 year old kid idolising Caleb Followill, adopting the flared jeans associated with the Followill clan throughout their early years. The story resonated with me, having gone out and bought myself a pair at the same time. I went and saw the boys at their last Big Day Out show in 2006 and finally destroyed those flares while they played Reading in 2007. Tonight though wasn’t an exercise in nostalgia. The Followill boys were fired up and ready to road test songs from their latest record.
The next round of musicians invited to attend SXSW in 2014 have been announced! The extensive list, featuring Australian acts including the likes of Boy and Bear, What So Not and Gossling, represents some of the best talent in the world at the moment, both up and coming and well established. Notable international names include Gary Numan and The Kooks, who are sure to put on some pretty special shows indeed. Check out the full second round www.sxsw.com, with our Australian contingent listed below.
The 2014 lineup for the St Jerome's Laneway Festival dropped this morning, with acts including Adalita, Earl Sweatshirt and more set to tour in the New Year.
'Douse The Lamps' is the third track taken from the band's debut LP What Would Christ Do??, out now.
In This Issue: Bruce Springsteen adds second shows for Perth & Melbourne, Behemoth and Hour of Penance announce support acts, Paul Kelly "Spring and Fall" tour dates for the NT; Rufus' extra shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, The Growl adds Fremantle show, The Maine announce in-store signings, changes have been made to Pigeon's tour, Sietta changes Melbourne tour date, Lime Cordiale join Cosmo Jarvis on tour, Stillwater Giants supporting Stonefield on tour, Nile and The Faceless, Anberlin, Sleep and Twelve Foot Ninja announce supports, and ABBA tribute band 'Bjorn Again' announce new shows.