Kicking off in New York a matter of hours is the annual CMJ Music Marathon, a showcase of the finest up and coming bands from around the world. This year over 50 Australian bands have made the cut, and over the past week, Sose and Chris have delivered their festival picks. We also interviewed some of the Aussie artists before they jumped on the plane over. And now today I deliver my own picks. New York (and visiting guests)! I present to you the five Aussie artists I reckon you can't miss at The Aussie BBQ at CMJ this week:
Sounds Australia are going to be hitting CMJ in New York with one of their most ambitious music campaigns yet. From October 21st (US) through until October 25th, more than 60 bands will be on show for the Americans, with our diverse industry turning up to play. For the first time, Sounds Australia will be taking over the SANTOS Party House, combining the hugely successful Beat Pie and Sound Gallery events on October 23rd.
Earlier this month I caught up with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's Stu Mackenzie to talk about their new album I'm In Your Mind Fuzz coming out at the end of the month, recording at Daptone Records in New York, their upcoming performances at CMJ (this week!) and their recent trip to China - plus we reflect on their American experiences at Austin Psych Festival, opening for You Am I in Toronto and much more...
Southern Exposure is a special showcase of Australian music taking over Piano's in New York City this Thursday night, from 8pm to 3am, as part of CMJ 2014 - proudly presented by Australian publication the AU review and showing off some of the finest up-and-coming talent from the Great Southern Land. Today we're excited to announce the bands playing the event and the set times. Let's take a look at the bands playing the event:
Hello Asia editor Johnny Au chats with Aussie artist Demi Louise in Seoul, South Korea. Demi was in Seoul as Australia's first showcase artist at the MU:CON conference. Demi spoke about her past year performing in the UK, Malaysia and her experiences in Seoul. We also spoke about her upcoming CMJ appearance and a lounge room tour in November.
Wollongong rockers Without Parachutes are soon to take part in the huge CMJ Marathon in New York, but before we find out how that trip to the US treats them, we're excited to share with you their new EP, This is a Fire! Releasing their debut in 2013, Without Parachutes garnered much praise for their musical ambition, their large menacing riffs and their ability to crossover between genres including grunge, alternative, roots and indie.
The yearly CMJ Marathon is approaching fast, and this year will see 50+ Australian artists head over the New York for a series of showcases, bringing global attention to how rich and diverse the Australian music scene has been lately.
The CMJ Marathon is coming up in a matter of weeks now, with hundreds of bands from around the world converging on New York City for five days and nights of live music. A sheer show of diversity within industries around the globe, the CMJ Marathon has seen some now-major touring bands unearthed, while some new discoveries have also been made over the course of the event. The Australian contingent of artists headed to New York for CMJ is strong again for another year and below, I've listed just five of them who are going to be having eyes turned on them for sure.
Larry Heath interviews two parts of Sydney's The Delta Riggs while at the Young Henry's Small World Festival to talk about their new album DIPZ ZEBAZIOS (out today, 10th October), their trip to the USA which includes an appearance at CMJ later in the month and much more...
The Australian contingent of artists headed Stateside for the annual CMJ conference and live music program this year is mighty strong, with the likes of Bad//Dreems, Courtney Barnett, DMA's and Dune Rats set to fly the flag for the diverse Australian music industry. Set to join them and perform in New York this October is Adelaide singer songwriter Tom West, who will be playing the CMJ Music Marathon and the Aussie BBQ, as well as a run of his own shows to coincide with the event!
the AU review sits down with Tkay Maidza while in Australia at the BIGSOUND conference and festival in Brisbane. We talk about her journey since BIGSOUND last year, her live show, her music, the festival, Listen Out (which kicks off today), her upcoming trip to New York for CMJ and much more...
Currently touring Australia in support of their latest single, the AU review sat down with Canberra trio SAFIA while at the BIGSOUND conference and festival in Brisbane. We talk about their latest single "You're The One", the festival, the upcoming trip to CMJ and much more...
Miles and James from Bad//Dreems caught up with Larry at BIGSOUND earlier this month where they spoke about how they’re going on a little Australian tour before heading over to the US for CMJ. They are interested in how they will be received over there as Australians "because of Ivan Milat and Wolf Creek and stuff they think we’re a little bit weird".
Johnny Took from DMA’s sat down for an interview with Larry at Brisbane's BIGSOUND earlier this month. He spoke about the upcoming trip to New York for CMJ, writing, recording, and 12 piece bands? Watch the interview here:
The first round of daytime speakers for CMJ 2014 has been announced! The New York music industry conference which will be taking over NYU's Helen and Martin Kimmel Center this October will feature the likes of Zola Jesus, Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance (Superchunk) and more in conversation, with all badgeholders invited to attend!