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Tour Diary: Selahphonic (Queensland) take on house parties in L.A., CMW, Rehab in San Jose, big water falls and more

Sunshine Coast's Selahphonic document their international adventures for the AU review in this awesome tour diary. Including snaps and insights from house parties in L.A, and their "rad" three days at Canadian Music Week, to Dive Bars and Rehab in San Jose, not to mention big water falls and big bridges, this one's a must-read...

Feature: Our 10 Favourite Girl Band Songs from the 90s

In our last feature we brought you our favourite boy band songs from the 90s - but now, it's all about Girl Power. Who will ever forget the empowering women of that decade, with their anthemic hits of love and independence? Here, we celebrate their ability to mend broken hearts and their dance moves that changed a generation. These grainy videos of the 90's are still definitely watch-worthy. We bring you the best songs created by the most incredible Girl Bands of this era: a decade of Pop and R&B music worth remembering.

Tour Diary: Coin Banks (Perth) takes on Music Matters, The Sims life, Dumplings, and more


Photo Credit: Michelle Grace Hunder

While he was in Singapore for Music Matters, Coin Banks took the AU along on his travels and shared his personal experiences with us via this tour diary. From feeling like being put in a video game, to his apparent addiction to dumplings, Coin Banks shows us what life was like for him at the conference and while he explored the city. Check out the full tour diary below...

Tour Diary: True Vibenation (Sydney) continue on to Cape Town, Funday, Chilling Out, and More on their African Tour

Sydney's hip hop crew, True Vibenation continue to take the AU along for the ride during their African tour, you can catch up on part one here. They show us life on tour through shows around Cape Town including playing at Funday, and experiences of their travel like long train trips and trying the local cuisine. See below for the full tour diary and upcoming Australian tour dates, with their first Australian show being in the Blue Mountains for the Winter Magic Festival on the 20th of June.

Tour Diary: Jill Beth (Brisbane) on Canadian Music Week, sight seeing, new opportunities and more!

Jill Beth, singer/songwriter from Brisbane, recently went on tour to play at Canadian Music week, and takes the AU along for the ride. She shares her experiences and the adventures she went on, including sight seeing at Niagara Falls and Toronto's Music Garden, and her performances at venues including The Cadillac Lounge and The Horseshoe Tavern. Click through to view the full tour diary...

Under 18? Here are our five favourite festivals that cater to teens around Australia!


Photo Credit: John Goodridge, Falls Music & Arts Festival 2014

Who says over 18s should have all the music festival fun? Certainly not us. Which is why we’ve put together our top 5 underage festivals around Australia for you to add to your list of must-experience music events. From the Big Top at Luna Park, Sydney and the award-winning Bluesfest in Byron Bay to The Falls at Marion Bay in Tasmania – we’ve got everything (and everywhere) covered.

Tour Diary: Spender (Melbourne) Navigates the Eclectic Venues of Singapore, Electrifying Microphones and Suspicious Restaurants

Melbourne artist Spender recounts his experiences of karaoke bars, smartphone zombies, vomit tax and an electrifying microphone in Singapore. An eclectic collection of gigs and faces keep things interesting as he navigates the freezing buildings and humid streets and subway.

Feature: 5 Must See Bands at Come Together Festival

It’s that time of year again – Come Together Festival at Luna Park Big Top is practically on our doorstep. This year sees the re-introduction of the festival’s original two-day format, with indie music returning to the Sunday. With previous years sporting talent like Grinspoon, Little Birdy, The Presets, British India, Birds of Tokyo and more – this year’s set to be even bigger and better. So, overwhelmed by all the choices? Check out our 5 must-see bands at Come Together Festival…

Tour Diary: olivers army (SA) on Canadian Music Week, food comas, travel experiences and more

the AU is taken along on tour with South Australia's olivers army while they played at Canadian Music Week. They showcased at The Hideout, Footstomp party, and the Aussie BBQ, and share with us their overseas experiences, including overeating Mexican delicacies, their favourite gigs, and visiting the Smorgasburg Markets. Click through for the full tour diary...

Tour Diary: Lisa Crawley (New Zealand) takes us through her Canadian Music Week trip in Toronto!

For songstress Lisa Crawley, Canadian Music Week represented a week full of music discovery and education (as it does for many delegates); as a performer, she was able to perform for some great crowds, learn from some brilliant industry minds and even come away from the experience with an Uber story like most of us have! She kept a tour diary for us over the journey and lets us in on how her time in Toronto treated her.

Tour Diary: HOWQUA (Melbourne) takes on Canadian Music Week, movember, cheeky beers and more!

Melbourne's HOWQUA shares his journey through Canada for Canadian Music Week, his introduction to international touring and more with the AU review.. We tag along for his experiences in Canada, his visit to Movember headquarters in the Toronto, his last minute invitation to perform, and his time spent with his friends. Click through to read the full tour diary...

Tour Diary: Little May (Sydney) take on The Great Escape, Aussie BBQ and more!

Sydney indie/folk band, Little May had an incredible time at The Great Escape festival a few weeks ago. Seeing talent from the likes of Jesse Davidson, BAD//DREEMS and Sakswatch, the talent that this festival had was enormous. Liz Drummond of the band takes us through her experience in an exclusive tour diary. Check it out below...

Tour Diary: Ghyti (Adelaide) take on Canadian Music Week, Niagara Falls, Toronto Blues and more!

Adelaide avant-pop band Ghyti recently took their particular brand of alternative rock to Toronto for the Canadian Music Week festival. They have written a detailed yet entirely unreliable account of the tour, and sent it to us with a selection of grainy smartphone photos. Behold! Click through to see their tour diary in full...

Tour Diary: Kingswood (Melbourne) take on Canadian Music week, maple bacon donuts, upside down houses, and more

Kingswood recently returned from their tour for Canadian Music week, and share with us their experiences on the road. From an intense game of oversized Jenga, giant pizza, and maple bacon donuts, to Niagra Falls and the upside down house, the band share their adventures and funny stories for us to enjoy. Click through to see the tour diary below...

Feature: The Top 11 Soul Singers of all time according to Ev Jones of JONES JNR. (Katoomba)

With their new EP Step On Sleep freshly released, Jones Jnr (the project of vocalist Ev Jones and Thundamentals founding member/producer Morgan Jones) are about to embark on an Australian headline tour, as well as perform as special guests for the Mark Ronson tour. Here, Ev Jones gives us his top eleven soul singers... Have you heard them all?