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Album News Weekly: 2nd September 2015

In This Issue: Spring has begun and the pop records are rolling in! This week is indescribable with everything from Duran Duran's new album to something a little heavier out of Finland, a taste of hip hop and some straight up guitar driven grooves.

Kanye West gets aggressive with Travi$ Scott on "Piss on Your Grave"

Travi$ Scott has been putting in the hard yards for awhile now, inching his way towards forthcoming major label debut Rodeo with a barrage of hype-worthy tracks, an acclaimed mixtape, and numerous live shows across the U.S. Perhaps his most noticeable contributions to date remain on Kanye West'sYeezus, Scott's influence a significant part of the controversial album. Following on from that jagged style the two crafted together, Travi$ Scott has re-teamed with Kanye for "Piss on Your Grave", a mean-mugging track off Rodeo ahead of it's release this week.

Five artists to watch at SXSW 2014 (Head Writer Edition)

For the fifth year in a row, the AU review is heading to the musical mecca of Austin to cover the annual SXSW Film, Interactive and Music Festival. Though we should be used to the sheer size of the event by now, we are still constantly floored by the range of artists putting on showcases all across the city. The AU's head writer, Chris, shares with us his five essential international artists at SXSW 2014 (in no particular order).