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Massive 37 band lineup revealed for The Aussie BBQ at CMJ 2015


Pictured: Michelle Xen

The Aussie BBQ has become a fixture of the international touring schedule of any emerging Australian band, hitting up events like The Great Escape, Canadian Music Week, SXSW and Music Matters in Singapore every year. Well, next month the event will once again take over the Delancey (168 Delancey St, New York) for an entire day and night of Australian music as part of the annual CMJ conference and music festival.

From Ngaiire to SAFIA, dozens of Australian artists on the first line-up for CMJ Music Marathon 2015 in New York City

CMJ Music Marathon, New York’s annual music showcase, has announced its initial line-up for 2015, with a range of performances featuring some 300 artists from Australia and the around the world. Australian acts featured include British India, singer-songwriter HOWQUA, Sydney’s NGAIIRE, SAFIA, METHYL ETHEL, The Bennies and more. Taking place in October, the 2015 installment of the CMJ Music Marathon marks the event's 35th year and will also see the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen, Mercury Rev, Tobias Jesso Jr., Kamasi Washington, Glass Animals, Panda Bear, BØRNS and Perfect Pussy performing.

the AU interview at Canadian Music Week: Tom West (Adelaide) talks new releases, his writing process, and plans for the rest of 2015

Adelaide's Tom West has been busy immersing himself in the writing process, promoting his new EP and looking forward to seeing his dog again. We find out how Canada's been treating him and where to next. Canada seems to be a home away from home for quite a few musicians these days: 'I've been here a couple of times which I'm very happy about and I like it a lot....it does feel weirdly like home'. Click through for the full interview...

Courtney Barnett reaches number one on the CMJ college radio charts in the USA; added to Glastonbury Lineup

Adding to the list of accolades that Courtney Barnett has been receiving at home and abroad since the release of her debut record Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, the record just hit number one on US based chart service CMJ, beating out the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Dan Deacon (who was at the top of the charts last week) and Modest Mouse. We should also sneak in the fact that she was just announced for the lineup for Glastonbury 2015 for the second consecutive year!

the AU interview: Catching up with BC from Dune Rats (Brisbane) after CMJ 2014!

Of the Australian bands who were CMJ-bound in late October, Dune Rats were one of the highly-anticipated bands to see. Having had a brilliant 2014 of touring around the release of their debut record, the Brisbane trio have made great name for themselves in America as well as at home, with tours across the country bringing more praise and fans out in large numbers. Things are winding down for the Dunies, with Festival of the Sun marking their only big appearance before they hit up the Laneway Festival in early 2015. I get BC on the phone to find out how the US treated him, Danny and Brent.

Tour Diary: Matt Walters (Melbourne) at CMJ 2014 (Part Two)!

Melbourne's Matt Walters concludes his time in NYC for CMJ with a stop by the iconic MOMA, his North American radio debut and more! Check out the second part of his tour diary for the AU below.

Tour Diary: Matt Walters (Melbourne) at CMJ 2014 (Part One)!

Melbourne singer/songwriter Matt Walters recently enjoyed the spoils of New York City when he ventured out to the States for CMJ this year! He brings us some insights into how the trip treated him, no stranger to NYC, this time around in this, the first installment of his AU tour diary!

Tour Diary: Without Parachutes (Wollongong) at CMJ 2014 (Part Two)!

So, we’re finally back on Aussie soil and in full recovery mode from the most epic week of our lives. We had the best time in NYC for our US debut at CMJ and Sounds Australia’s Aussie BBQ. It was our first time playing overseas as a band, and we’re already frothing to get back. It was an incredible first trip. This is how it went down…

Tour Diary: Without Parachutes (Wollongong) at CMJ 2014 (Part One)!

So, we’re finally back on Aussie soil and in full recovery mode from the most epic week of our lives. We had the best time in NYC for our US debut at CMJ and Sounds Australia’s Aussie BBQ. It was our first time playing overseas as a band, and we’re already frothing to get back. It was an incredible first trip. This is how it went down…

Tour Diary: Sophie Hanlon (Sydney) in New York City for CMJ 2014!

My time at this year's CMJ had been ridiculously hectic, but well worth it. I have met some incredible people, made lots of new, exciting plans and have had a lot of fun performing around NYC. So much thanks to Sounds Australia for making it all happen.