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VANCE JOY

Photo Gallery: Austin City Limits Day Three, Weekend Two - Zilker Park, Austin (11.10.15)

Enjoy these photos from the final day of the second and final weekend of Austin City Limits in Texas, featuring headliners Florence + The Machine, The Decemberists, Hozier, Of Monsters and Men and more - alongside Australia's own Vance Joy (pictured) and Sheppard!

Courtney Barnett leads ARIA Award nominations for 2015; Artisan and Fine Arts Award winners announced!

The nominations for the 2015 ARIA Awards have taken place in Sydney today, with the winners of the Artisan and Fine Arts categories also being announced. Courtney Barnett won her first ARIA Award during the event, taking away a statue for Best Cover Art, while Kevin Parker won both Producer of the Year and Engineer of the Year for Tame Impala's latest album, Currents. For Barnett, today's event revealed her as the artist with the most ARIA nominations for 2015, racking up a massive eight nominations.

Nominees for the 2015 AIR Award for Best Independent Label announced!

We're two weeks out from the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards and with the performers and first round nominees already announced, the good folk at AIR have today announced the latest nominees to the pool of great talent already up for awards. The nominees for Best Independent Music Label have been rolled out this morning, including Elefant Traks, Milk! Records, Liberation Music, Future Classic and Ivy League Records. The category, introduced in 2012, saw I OH YOU win at last year's ceremony, held at North Melbourne's Meat Market venue in October.

Six artists not to miss during Day Three (Sunday October 4th) of Weekend One at the Austin City Limits Festival

The final day of the first weekend of Austin City Limits 2015 wraps up with some exciting appearances from the realms of pop, hip-hop, Americana, blues and more. We've been bringing you our tips for the festival so far this weekend, click through to see who we'd recommend catching if you're out at Zilker Park this weekend or simply lining up some sweet live stream action from home.

Music Video of the Day: Vance Joy "The Fire and the Flood" (2015)

Vance Joy has released a new single and film clip in "The Fire and The Blood" - a perfect way to start getting fans a little excited for his upcoming return tour of the country with some American songbird at the end of the year. It's been a little while since we've seen Vance but you know, when you're spending the majority of your time dominating stages overseas, I think we can let the absence slide.

Seven reasons why we can't wait for the Calgary Stampede

With history and tradition that stems back to the late 1800s, the Calgary Stampede is one of the world's longest running events. Part rodeo, part exhibition, part Easter Show-esque carnival, part music festival, the Stampede kicked off in Calgary, Alberta, Canada today, starting an impressive ten day event that will bring in over a million attendees from Canada and around the world. We're excited that we'll be part of the latter category next week, bringing you exclusive coverage of the event for the first time. And, as we work to get excited about it all (believe me, it's not hard), we're letting you in on the seven reasons we can't wait for the festival.

Live Review: Vance Joy + #1 Dads + Airling – Thebarton Theature, Adelaide (21.03.15)

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Every teenage girl’s heart-throb Vance Joy was welcomed to Thebarton Theatre by house full of screaming pre-teens (cheers to all ages gigs, huh) and their fathers as part of his Dream Your Life Away tour.

Opening for Joy was last year's national Unearthed Splendour in the Grass winner Airling. By now we know what we’re going to get with Airling - a vibrating mix of electronic and drum beats propelling her ethereal vocals over the crowd like a haze. And boy, what a set of pipes she has. Fun fact: she’s the cousin of acoustic guitar-toting Jack Carty who you should definitely check out also.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: March 20th - March 22nd

Did you guys have a good St Patty's day this year? Hope you didn't party yourself out, because here are some of the shows we'll be heading to this weekend – check out our favourite gigs from around the country!

Photo Gallery: Australian Open of Surfing ft. DMAs + Vance Joy + Jagwar Ma and more - Manly Beach (13 and 14.02.15)

World class surfing wasn't the only event at Manly Beach over the weekend. The Australian Open of Surfing partnered with Channel V to put on two concerts over the weekend with some of the best upcoming Australian acts like DMAs, Jagwar Ma, Kilter, San Cisco, Vance Joy and Winterbourne. Photos courtesy of Channel V.

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: Beat The Drum - The Domain (16.01.14)

It was a party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Triple J and what a party it was. With stellar performances from Hilltop Hoods, Ball Park Music, The Presets, You Am I and a slew of special guests, Johnny Au gives you but a taste of what went down last night in this gallery:

the AU interview at the Falls Festival 2014: Vance Joy (Melbourne) talks festivals and more backstage at Lorne!


Photo: John Goodridge

One of the big drawcards for a lot of Falls Festival punters on New Year's Eve was James Keogh, aka Vance Joy. The recipient of huge amounts of success through 2014 off the back of "Riptide" and the Mess Is Mine debut album which then achieved Gold status, Vance Joy is a name which quickly spread in international markets as well as through the Australian music fan base. Performing to a large crowd at Lorne on December 31st must've been a sweet way to wrap up what's been one hell of a year, but before he took to the stage, James sat down with Bridget backstage to have a quick chat.

Tame Impala, DMA's, Vance Joy and more Aussies set to play NYC's Governors Ball!

Hot on the heels of the Coachella 2015 line up, the Governors Ball in New York City has presented its bill for this year's festival set to take place in June. The wildly popular weekend of music at Randall's Island Park from June 5-7 is this year featuring an international smorgasbord of artists including Drake, The Black Keys and Bjork.

AC/DC, Jack White & Drake to headline Coachella 2015; Vance Joy, Chet Faker and more Australians to feature!

We're just a week into the New Year and already, the festival line ups are coming! American festival Coachella is first off the bench, with the Californian April multi-dayer announcing its 2015 round of artists, to be headlined by AC/DC, Jack White and Drake. Again, presenting a range of artists to appeal to a wide variety of music fan, Coachella brings together artists from around the world. Tame Impala, Vance Joy, Angus and Julia Stone, Alison Wonderland, What So Not, Dirty South and Chet Faker join AC/DC in the Australian contingent, while other international visitors soon to be hitting Australian shores in coming months like FKA twigs and St Vincent are also on the bill.

Photo Gallery: Falls Festival Day Four - Lorne, Victoria (31.12.14)

As the sun rose on a perfect final day of the Falls Festival, weary punters headed to the valley in anticipation of another great day of music. Alt-J, The Presets and Safia were just a few of the standouts on the day. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos from the final day.

Festival Review: Falls Festival Day Four ft. Vance Joy + Bluejuice + The Presets - Lorne, Victoria (31.12.14)

It was as if the gods suddenly looked down on the Lorne site of the 2014 Falls Festival and told each other, 'You know what? They've suffered enough with the rain.' - the clouds disappeared for our New Year's Eve in the forest and the temperature rose considerably, a perfect atmosphere for our final day at the festival. Moods were high (weed was probably helping in that regard, too) and the music was totally fitting as one's soundtrack to the end of the year.