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the AU sessions: The Superjesus perform a live and acoustic version of "Gravity" in a park in Sydney!

the AU review presents Sarah McLeod and Tim Henwood from The Superjesus performing their classic single "Gravity" LIVE, Acoustic and Exclusive for the AU sessions.

New Music Video: The Datsuns "Bad Taste" (2014)

The Datsuns are back. Groovalicious! Clay-mation film clips clearly aren't a thing of the past for this awesome four-piece from all four corners of the globe. It’s from their upcoming album Deep Sleep, which was recorded in a blisteringly fast 10 days. It’s a single that’s been rattling around the brains of us here at the office since we heard it. You can watch the video below. A word of warning though – it’s catchy. Like, singing in your head all day catchy.

New Music Video: Ecca Vandal "White Flag" (2014)

Ecca Vandal is a name you're going to want to remember. The pint-sized artist can rock some killer vocals over some fast-paced, rocking beats, that's for sure. First coming on to the AU's radar at BIGSOUND this year, Ecca Vandal has been producing what's been described as 'future pop' or 'post grunge' music. It's that energy you can tell is made for the live stage - we're expecting to see much more from this lady in the future. For now though, check out the film clip for her single "White Flag" and get yourself introduced.

Exclusive Single Premiere: King's Justice "Darling" (2014)

Fremantle-based four piece King's Justice have released their new single "Darling" and we're excited to premiere it for you today on the AU. The band will launch the launch at Ya-Ya's Northbridge on Friday, 3rd October. Listen to the track here:

New Music Video: Jackie Onassis "NSY" (2014)

With the One Day tour still fresh in the minds of hip-hop fans across the country, now seems like the perfect time for Jackie Onassis to drop a video for one of the new tracks they were performing during the past few weeks. "NSY" is in line with with their love of synths, crisp drums, and massive, melodic hooks and continues the half-sung, half-rapped bounce they are fast becoming known for. The film clip is produced by the boys themselves, with the One Day crew steady mobbin' on city rooftops, rapping in bakeries, and popping champagne in taxi diners. Adit from Horrorshow directed it and Nick Lupi from Spit Syndicate served as production assistant, so the project is very much in-house and has that inner-west cool about it. Check it out below.

4 Indian Artists to Discover from the Bacardi NH7 Weekender.

Yesterday, we introduced India to the four Australian artists that will soon be touring their country in a special article exchange with the NH7 Weekender Festival. Today, they return the favour, and Arjun S Ravi and Ritwik Deshpande introduce us to four Indian bands they reckon we should check out here in Australia...

Single Stream: And* “U Know Me” (2014)

And* is the new project from Dappled Cities co-frontman Dave Rennick and whilst the band name is a b!tch to google, it’s one we suggest you keep a tab on.

Single Stream: Angus and Julia Stone "A Heartbreak (ODESZA Remix)" (2014)

There’s little we love more than music here at the AU. Mind you, a free single by Angus And Julia Stone – well, we love that even more. "A Heartbreak" was a favourite here at AU HQ, and today we've been enjoying this remix by ODESZA. In fact, it’s little surprise the two artists work so seamlessly together. Check it out right here:

Exclusive Album Premiere: Streets of Laredo "Volume I & II" (2014 LP)

Streets of Laredo's debut full-length album Volume I & II is set for release October 3 via Dine Alone Records, and today we have the exclusive full streaming premiere of the record for you on the AU! The New Zealand group, based in New York, have delivered a record described as "a sing-a-long collision of jangling harmonies, stomping percussion, horns and guitars." Listen to it here:

Exclusive Album Premiere: Agnes Obel "Aventine" (Deluxe Edition) (2014 LP)

The stunning sounds of Agnes Obel's Aventine album will be seeing a special re-release in Australia through [PIAS] Australia this October! The Deluxe Edition of Aventine will be released on October 3rd, perfect timing for those fans eagerly anticipating Agnes' November tour. The double CD digipack is set to feature the original album, three new songs, live versions of the singles plus David Lynch's remix of "Fuel to the Fire". the AU has the pleasure of hosting an exclusive stream of the special edition release ahead of the October date - listen to it in full below!

Watch Canadian artist Jordan Klassen perform "Call and Answer" at our 6th Birthday Party in Brisbane.

We were truly lucky to have Canadian artist Jordan Klassen perform at our 6th Birthday Party in Brisbane earlier this month. We captured him when he played an acoustic version of his track "Call and Answer" because it's just that good... we want everyone to hear it! Enjoy it:

Single Stream: I Know The Chief “Sahara” (2014)

Yesterday marked the release of the debut EP from Melbourne's I Know The Chief and although it feels like it's been a good two years in the making, Disco Demolition Night has been well worth the wait.

Single Stream: Lisa Mitchell "Wa Ha" (2014)

Aussie songstress Lisa Mitchell is always one to rely on if you're after light, floaty folk music. "Here's to them feels" she writes, in describing new song "Wa Ha", "Releasing [this] makes me feel a bit like ET reaching his finger out into the abyss, hoping to find another". Listen below and let us know what you think, we're pretty confident you'll immediately take to this highly spirited song.

the AU sessions: Celia Pavey (Sydney) performs "Red"

the AU review presents Celia Pavey performing her new single "Red" LIVE and acoustic in a park in Sydney as part of the AU sessions series, taken from her new EP Bodies. Watch it here:

Single Stream: Kele "Coasting" (2014)

Progressing along to that fateful day when Bloc Party frontman Kele's second solo album is released we get yet another taste of the dark shades of house that he has been dabbling in. More focused on atmosphere and the swirling emotion of his gorgeous falsetto, "Coasting" is a lusty late-night kind of song with strains of R&B and house merging to give us one very exciting second single.