Ahh, the good old music video. From pseudo porn to sickening displays of capitalism, right through to mind bogglingly creative translations of your favourite song, the music video is a well established arm of the music industry.
The well-known vocal harmonies layered over sweet synth-pop that defines Perth’s Voltaire Twins is back and as juicy as ever with new EP Apollo.
While past releases from the quartet have been a tad repetitive, Apollo has them stepping away and producing a compilation of songs that vary and excite.
London's Mystery Jets will be returning to Australia in September to perform a series of shows in promotion of their latest record, Radlands. Already having been announced to appear on this year's Fat As Butter Festival, the quartet will also be travelling down the East Coast with their great indie pop sounds.
As many of you know, one of the things we at the AU love to do is travel the world and see how our Aussie artists are fairing overseas. Right now, we have a man on the scene at Bonnaroo checking out The Temper Trap, and I myself was in the US and the UK over the past few months seeing dozens of Australian bands along the way. In my journeys I met Tova from New York based publication Ustralian - a website for Australians living in the USA. We're all for the idea, so we thought we'd share it with you and learn a bit more along the way...
San Cisco swept the board at last night’s WAMi Awards in an evening hosted by Triple J’s Dom Alessio and TV personality Claire Hooper, with the band winning all eight of the awards they were nominated for; including Most Popular Group and Pop Act of the Year. Another of the evening’s big winners was Abbe May who finished the evening with six awards including Most Popular Solo Artist and Rock Act of the Year.
In This Issue: 2012 Queensland Music Awards, Aria Charts, Voting now open for Astra Awards, Your Shot 2012 Dj Competition announced, Channel V’s Buzz Artist, Amp Fest 2012 entry details, WAMI Festival Opening and Closing Party, Seed Fund workshops underway, The Jagermeister Independent Music Charts, APRA Music Award Nominees are out!
Melbourne thrashers 4ARM have been announced to play this year's Download Festival in the UK this June. Celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year, Download is one of the world's premiere festivals, featuring some of the world's biggest acts in heavy metal and hard rock. 4ARM join headliners Black Sabbath, Metallica and The Prodigy on the 2012 bill before heading off to the United States for and period of touring there.
Larry Heath from the AU review catches up with Perth's Voltaire Twins backstage at The Aussie BBQ 2012 - a showcasing event at SXSW in Austin, Texas. We find out what they're up to, hear their thoughts on SXSW and of course The Aussie BBQ - celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year.
While in Toronto, The English Gentleman headed along to The Aussie BBQ at Canadian Music Week and brings us these photos of Oh Mercy, Voltaire Twins, Tinpan Orange, The Jefferson, Big Scary, Teeth & Tongue and more...
The Fremantle based indie-poppers San Cisco are currently riding a rocket ship to the top of the Australian indie charts with their critically lauded EP Awkward. So it comes as no surprise that the young four-piece will be once again making their way around Australia during April and May.
Things keep looking up for Perth’s synth-pop darlings Voltaire Twins. The four-piece have recently got back from New York’s CMJ Music Marathon, where they performed as part of the Australian contingent along with The Jezebals and Philadelphia Grand Jury.
Making my way to Kings Cross, I was on my way to see a young band out of Perth, Voltaire Twins.
They are a mash up of bands such as Architecture In Helsinki/Muscles/Presets/Art Vs. Science. They have elements of all of this and of course their own special little distinguishable traits that set them apart.
Recently returned from a run of national support’s with Tim & Jean, indie electric disco outfit Voltaire Twins will be launching their new single Animalia and its accompanying film clip: Saturday 20th August @ Amplifier Bar (Door sales only - $15).