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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: September 11th - September 13th

With BIGSOUND currently taking over Brisbane, we expect that there's going to be quite a few musos, music fans and industry folk nursing sore heads leading into this weekend. The show rolls on for quite a few of the showcasing artists, heading around the country for more shows, while some other Australian and international names look set to kick things off on their own on respective tours down the coast. Check out our picks for this weekend below!

Live Review: The Jungle Giants + Art of Sleeping - Metropolis, Fremantle (04.09.15)

Touring for the release of their latest album Speakerzoid, we caught The Jungle Giants on the first leg in Fremantle and had one heck of a party. With a night full of energy and oozing sincerity from both acts The Jungle Giants brought their long list of popular tracks with them and proved why they are one of the indie darlings 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!

Exclusive Playlist: Sam Hales of The Jungle Giants serves up five tunes guaranteed to make you feel good!

We're getting closer and closer to all the good things: warmer weather, festival season and some massive headline tours to wrap up the year by some of our favourite artists. For our Artists of the Month, The Jungle Giants, they've got a stack of appearances coming up over the next few months in support of their recently released album Speakerzoid. Not only do they have a headline tour of their own, but they've recently been announced on a run of festival dates before the year is out too. Frontman Sam Hales has given us a little glimpse into some jams that he loves, guaranteed to psych us up for all the good times fans still have ahead in the new few months!

Angus & Julia Stone, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet and more named on this year's Lost Paradise line up!

This year's Lost Paradise festival is set to be fantastic, with the official first artist announcement being revealed. The three day camping festival is going to be held in the Glenworth Valley over New Year's, offering festival goers a special experience of live music, arts, some brilliant food and drink options and more to bring in 2016 in unique style. Confirmed to perform and DJ at Lost Paradise this year are acts including Angus & Julia Stone, Jamie xx, Four Tet, Tkay Maidza, Jon Hopkins and more - the full line up can be viewed below!

Flight Facilities, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, RL Grime and more confirmed for Beyond the Valley!

The 2015 Beyond the Valley Festival has confirmed its line up of Australian and international artists today, along with details of its new location and event information - pack your bags for this one, it's going to be killer! The New Year's Eve party is going to be held amongst the lush surrounds of Lardner Park, only 90 minutes driving distance from Melbourne City, and will feature the likes of Northeast Party House, Jamie xx, Pusha T, RL Grime and more performing!

the AU interview: Sam Hales chats 'Speakerzoid' and The Jungle Giants' preparation to 'fucking unleash' on tour!

The Jungle Giants' sophomore album Speakerzoid has officially been released today and already, the band has had reason to celebrate, with news of an international signing with Kobalt Label Services in the UK and North America being confirmed earlier in the week. With the album set to be campaigned heavily abroad now, as well as at home, the Brisbane band have a busy next few months coming up but are ready to get down to it.

This That Festival names Birds of Tokyo, Asta, Tkay Maidza and more on inaugural line up!

A new festival is coming to Newcastle and it's got a little bit of this, a little bit of that... Titled 'THIS THAT', the festival will be taking over the Newcastle Foreshore with 16 artists set to bring some memorable live performances the area in October. Leading the charge is the likes of Birds of Tokyo, Asta and Tkay Maidza, while some of Sydney's best food trucks and the team from The Follower and Hunt & Gather will be curating a one of a kind artisan market unseen at any other festival.

Album News Weekly: 22nd July 2015

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Keeping it short and sweet this week as July starts coming to a close, but don’t worry huge names are sending out their new releases in the next few months! This week showcases our favourite indie darlings as well as something a little heavier.

Mumford & Sons announce Australian 'Wilder Mind' headline shows & massive Gentlemen of the Road event for Sydney!

Mumford & Sons will be bringing their latest, Wilder Mind, through Australia this November for a run of shows that yes, may only see them in the country for a short time, but by no means will be a measly blip on the radar. The band has announced not only two massive shows to go down in Brisbane and Melbourne, but also a day-long event in Sydney under the popular 'Gentlemen of the Road' banner, that will see the likes of The Vaccines, Future Islands, Jake Bugg and more perform.

Live Review: The Jungle Giants + Moses Gunn Collective + Foreign/National - Adelaide Unibar (30.05.15)

The Jungle Giants made their return to Adelaide after some time away to an enthusiastic, sold out Unibar crowd. The line up is a triple j loving, indie pop fan dream and is a good indicator of some of the great talent currently emerging out of the country's east coast at the moment. In both Foreign/National and Moses Gunn Collective we have two incredibly promising live bands, so I've got to thank The Jungle Giants and their tour organisers for giving both the platform to reach more people around the country on this run.

Sarah Connor and Polish Club win Triple J's Unearthed competition for Come Together 2015!

Come Together 2015 is only a week away now and the announcements are keeping on coming, with the announcement of the Triple J Unearthed competition winners, release of set times and the news that weekend tickets have completely sold out! Featuring the likes of Ball Park Music, Thundamentals, Seth Sentry and more, the Sydney festival now only has single day passes available to the Luna Park event this June long weekend.

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!

Photo Gallery: The Jungle Giants - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (23.05.15)

The Jungle Giants played a sold out show at the Oxford Art Factory over the weekend - check out these photos from the night, snapped by Bruce Baker!

New Music Video: The Jungle Giants "Every Kind of Way" (2015)

Brisbane’s The Jungle Giants give us the follow up to their 2013 album Learn to Exist in the form of a new single, "Every Kind of Way". The percussion and bass heavy track is mostly spoken word, sounding surprisingly reminiscent of 90’s rock act Cake. They premiered the song on Triple J early this month, and the video came out this week. Give it a watch here