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Best of 2012 Countdown: Top 40 Songs - Part 1: 40-31

As we all start making our decisions for the tracks that will make up our votes for the Hottest 100, we had our contributors tell us their favourite tracks of 2012. Each contributor gave us their top 10 and the resulting 40 tracks are the highest rated from those lists! As usual, it's a fairly eclectic list - read on and enjoy! For the most part we'll be letting the music speak for itself...

Best of 2012 Countdown: Top 40 Albums - Part 3: 20-11

We continue our top 40 albums of 2012 countdown with the third part of our journey to the number one spot...

the AU interview at Homebake: Parachute Youth (Melbourne)

Larry catches up with Parachute Youth at Homebake Festival, where they talk about the show, their new music, touring with The Presets next year and much much more....

the AU interview: Julian Hamilton of The Presets (Sydney)

The Presets definitely need little introducing. Considered kings, mothers and fathers of the electronic scene in Australia, they've had a very interesting career and grown to huge international success at the very beginnings of electronica. El spoke to Julian of The Presets on a very sunny day last week about hard work, business, and Hollywood oddities.

The Presets announce national headline tour for January and February 2013.

After recently playing Parklife Festival earlier in the year, The Presets, have announced their first headline tour of Australia since 2009. Pacifica, their first album in four years earned a J Award nomination and a shortlist entrant in the AMP Awards. The Sydney electronic duo will be joined on tour by dance luminaries Parachute Youth and Light Year.

Tour Dates:

Live Review: The Presets - The Tivoli (28.11.12)

When a band can rock out a room full of all ages hyped up merely on a few cans of Pepsi Max, you know you are onto a good thing. That was Wednesday night in Brisbane, when Channel V and Pepsi Max teamed up to bring us The Presets in a free, all ages gig at The Tivoli.

The Presets to perform exclusive gig for Channel [V] and Pepsi Next this month!

Multi ARIA Award-winners, The Presets, are teaming up with Channel [V] and Pepsi Next to present a special show in Brisbane this month. Riding on the success of their latest album Pacifica, The Presets have recently completed a run of Australian festival shows and have also recently been performing the new material overseas.

The Presets & Tame Impala lead 2012 J Award nominations!

The nominees for the 2012 J Awards have been announced, showcasing some of the best releases from Australian talent this year. Over the past seven years, the J Awards have presented the best talent Australia has to offer, with past winners including Gotye, Wolfmother and Sarah Blasko.

Check out the full list of nominees below! The AU congratulates everyone nominated.



Triple J's Ausmusic Month set to feature special gigs by The Presets, Hermitude and more!

November is coming up incredibly fast and for those at camp Triple J, it means only one thing - Ausmusic Month is soon to be upon us! Celebrating Australian music all month long, Triple J and Triple J Unearthed are putting on a 30 day long party for all fans of music born and bred in our country.