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Single Stream: Service Bells "Undertaker" (2014)

Formed in 2013 by ex-Cameras Fraser Harvey and Mike Morgan, along with Ben Morgan and Bill Johnston, Service Bells have fast become one of our favourite bands in Sydney. They even played our 6th Birthday Party! What legends. And we can tell you from that show that they deliver unquestionably powerful, provocative and entertaining live shows that balance their love of rock n' roll with a tight sound. Putting it bluntly: these guys know what they're doing.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Hedge Fund "Object of My Affection" (2014)

Sydney band Hedge Fund today premiere the video clip for their latest single, "Object of My Affection" with the AU! Hooked in by the unique nature and creativity of the visuals,vthe music video for "Object of My Affection" was directed and animated entirely by Hedge Fund's lead vocalist, William Colvin Mckenzie - a process which took over 200 hours to complete. This is the third Hedge Fund clip made by Mckenzie, who has directed videos for the likes of Deep Sea Arcade and SURES in the past, and is a showcase of a great knack for some interesting concepts being realised onscreen.

Sleater-Kinney are back! Release new single "Bury Our Friends" and announce first new album in 10 years!

We suppose just about every "reunion" is inevitable these days, but it doesn't stop us from getting excited about it. Iconic punk trio Sleater-Kinney are the latest to get us excited, announcing today their first album in ten years, No Cities To Love, which will be released on 16th January 2015 on Sub Pop via Inertia in Australia.

Single Stream: THIEF “You Look So Good To Me” (2014)

With a national tour alongside The Aston Shuffle, several appearances at SXSW as well as his own EP launch in London, it’s fair to say that 2014 has been a MASSIVE year for Sydney’s Thief. Yet there seems to be no slowing down for the artist/producer, who is hitting up CMJ in NYC this week and has also just dropped his latest track “You Look So Good To Me”.

Single Stream: Ali Barter "Community" (2014)

Whilst 2013 saw her play a handful of shows across Melbourne including an appearance at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, singer songwriter Ali Barter has spent the majority of this year laying low as she gears up for the release of her second EP Community. In the meantime, we have been treated to the lead single and title track which we must say is sounding pretty badass.

Single Stream: Cold War Kids "First" (2014)

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Elevated Indie Rock never sounded this good. Or maybe it did. I dunno. All I know is that the new track from Cold War Kids is one of the best sounding tracks this week. An uplifting mix of powerful drums and guitars mixed with raw vocals, make this track seriously cool for the upcoming pool parties. Listen to "First" here, on the AU.

Single Stream: Pleasure Symbols "Ultraviolence" (2014)

Brisbane's Pleasure Symbols aren't into sunny pop, at least not if this first release from the self-labelled 'coldwave' duo is anything to go by. Dark and ominous synths, layers of fuzzy bass and a barely-whispered vocal make this an intriguing introduction to a band that you really should get into before their Facebook 'likes' hit 200.

Single Stream: Grace “Pluto” (2014)

Fresh off her recent support gig with alt-j, Perth songstress Grace has dropped “Pluto”, the lead single off her upcoming album of the same title. Produced by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio),”Pluto” sees Grace take her music in a different direction of pulsating synths with an explosive chorus, yet she still maintains a dark and moody ambience through those ethereal vocals that we were first introduced to.

Single Stream: Càbãnå "Done As Dinner" (2014)

“Done As Dinner” is the debut single from Melbourne’s Càbãnå and whilst they do come as a new name to many, we can confirm that all three members Càbãnå of are still in high school, one of them being Japanese Wallpaper and they are the newest addition to Pilerats Records.

Single Stream: Lurch & Chief "Keep It Together" (2014)

Melbourne six-piece Lurch & Chief return with their new single "Keep It Together"; a powerful and driving indie-rock anthem. Catch them on their east coast tour through November in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Single Stream: Mid Ayr "My Mayhem" (2014)

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You know, we’re coming into summer. That means pool and beach weather. Which means that if you’re sensible, you’ll be listening to "My Mayhem" from Brisbane's Mid Ayr by the poolside. Not even kidding – a portable speaker, bikinis and board shorts. Maybe a corona. Whatever – listen to the chilled awesome track below.

the AU sessions: Watch Gideon and Husky from Husky (Melbourne) perform "Saint Joan" off their new LP.

the AU review captures Melbourne's Husky performing in stripped back duo mode, bringing us their latest single "Saint Joan" Live and Acoustic for the AU sessions. The track is taken from their brand new LP Rucker's Hill, in stores now.

Single Stream: Sahara Beck "Pretender" (2014)

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Embarking on her Bloom tour yesterday, this Brisbane-based singer-songwriter has just released another track off the EP. With the notoriety on stations such as Triple J, and great shout outs from the SMH and Make the Switch – we were expecting a stellar track. And of course, with "Pretender" she has delivered. Have a listen below:

Single Stream: Foo Fighters "Something From Nothing" (2014)

With Dave Grohl's latest documentary project Sonic Highways kicking off on GO! in Australia this weekend, the Foo Fighters are ready to tease us for the full length record of the same name with the release of its first single, "Something From Nothing". The highly anticipated new album is out worldwide November 10th. Listen to it here:

New Music Video: Twerps "Back To You" (2014)

Melbourne's Twerps have had a lot of things happening at once of late, including but not restricted to new record deals, festival and tour announcements, and now a new single - and it's all good news. The quartet's second album Range Anxiety is coming out in January, from which this is the excellent lead single.