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THE PRESETS

Live Review: Parklife - Adelaide Botanic Park (07.10.12)

As the legendary Bob Marley put it, ”Sun is shining, the weather is sweet; make you wanna move your dancing feet…” - nothing could describe Parklife in Adelaide better. Traipsing through the Botanic Gardens on a Sunday were hundreds of punters keen for a dance along to tunes provided by over 35 national and international acts and as I’d find out as the day continued on, the artists were just as keen to get in on the party as we were.

EXCLUSIVE! the AU interview at Parklife: The Presets (Sydney)

The 2012 Parklife comes to an end in Adelaide this year and as many acts have already taken to the stages so far, festival headliners The Presets are still yet to bring their new album Pacifica to life onstage on this leg of the festival. I catch up with Julian and Kim for a quick chat about life in between Apocalypso and Pacifica, and an embarassing moment of mine at a gig of theirs back in 2009.

Live Review: Parklife Festival - Sidney Myer Music Bowl (06.10.12)

The day was frigid. But the punters were undeterred (and under-dressed), ready to dance the cold away and enjoy a rain-soaked Melbourne version of the travelling circus that is Parklife.

Photo Gallery: Parklife Part Three - Centennial Park, Sydney (30.09.12)

AU Review's photographer Yaya Stempler captured additional footage that rounds out our Parklife Sydney coverage.

Photo Gallery: Parklife - Wellington Square, Perth (01.10.12)

Pictured: The Presets.

A hint of summer was in the air as the 2012 edition of Parklife hit Wellington Square with a lineup featuring The Presets, Passion Pit, Nero, Robyn and more. Stuart Sevastos was on the ground to bring the photos of the day.

Live Review: Parklife - Centennial Park, Sydney (30.09.12)

I had to trash my mental map for this year’s always-anticipated Parklife, as the Sydney leg of the established yearly dance festival came with a not-to-distant venue change. The familiar Kippax Lake was left alone as brightly-lit kids marched into Centennial Park for a day filled with gorgeous weather and trendy tunes.

Live Review: The Presets Secret Show, The Hi-Fi - Sydney (26.09.12)

With the release of their new album, The Presets have only one last thing to do - show us that it can be pulled off live. Is it do-able? Will their new style be adaptable to the stage? Dave Roberts tells us more.

CMJ Music marathon announces second round of artists for 2012

Big Scary are one of the Australian acts to score a spot as part of the second round of announcements for New York’s CMJ Music marathon. The five day festival takes place throughout various pubs, clubs and almost any venue which can hold a crowd throughout the city.

Sitting up there with Austin’s South by Southwest and the UK’s Great Escape as

the AU interview: Hermitude (Sydney)

This duo from the Blue Mountains are well adored. Since their inception years ago, Hermitude have been making progressive beats for an ever-growing fan base. Elke Giroux spoke to them about some of their most recent projects and Dr. Seuss.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: September 23rd 2012

In this week's slightly late column (sorry boss!), we look at a pretty big shake up on the album charts, the Universal-EMI deal, and The Sando, which looks like it'll be going under unless a last minute save is made.