Indie-pop gem Pluto Jonze returns with his new single "Sucker", keen to keep that buzz at a high following the release of his debut album Eject last year to much acclaim. "Sucker" is the first offering of the anticipated sophomore EP due out later this year, giving us a heavy guitar-driven callback to the 90's. This also marks the first time Jonze has collaborated on his music, co-writing the single with Dean McGrath (ex-Hungry Kids of Hungary).
Next up in our Getting To Know You series, we turn our attention to our Brisbane 6th Birthday Party, which takes over the Black Bear Lodge two weeks from today (Friday September 12th). First up, we get to know the amazing West Australian artist Kathryn Rollins who'll bring her unique sound to the night:
Introducing a new face on the Australian music scene, Elesia Iimura. Elesia releases her infectious debut single “Believe” on iTunes today, and we're proud to be premiering her music video on the AU:.
Kimbra has been making some big waves both at home and abroad with her second album The Golden Echo. Check out this typically colourful and wonderful new video for her disco-pop-themed new single "Miracle".
Perth rock/grunge trio The Love Junkies are just a matter of days away from releasing their second album, of which this (chronically underfunded) video provides a good sample of. Catch them on their upcoming national tour following the release of Blowing On The Devil's Strumpet on September 5th.
Melbourne's Fergus Miller, AKA Bored Nothing's first single from his second album is "Ice-Cream Dreams"; an image that fits nicely into his realm of lo-fi slacker rock. What 'ice-cream dreams' are can't be said for certain, but they sound pretty damn good. Bored Nothing will release Some Songs on October 24.
Watch as Sydney soul songstress Ms Murphy covers Emeli Sandé's beautiful track "My Kind of Love" - LIVE and Exclusive for the AU sessions.
So much has been written and said about this music video by Nicki Minaj in the short time it's been in the public sphere, and not a jot of it has been about the song. With over 75 million views at the time of writing, this video has to be doing something right... right? The jury is out.
Taken from The War on Drugs' more-than-outstanding Lost In The Dream album released earlier in the year, this epic new video speaks of the open road and draws you into its warmth for a glorious nine minutes.
Ruby My Dear are a New York based quintet who channel their roots in the jazz world, into a stunning indie, alternative sound that should get the attention of music lovers around the world - Australia no exception. It helps too, that the band is fronted by an Australian! "Balloons" is the first single off their forthcoming EP of the same name, and you can listen to it here:
Acclaimed funk-soul-rock-R&B-pop-everything artist Prince has returned to give his fans (that is, everyone) a double dose of genre-bending greatness via not one, but two studio albums; one with his new band 3RDEYEGIRL (Plectrum Electrum and one solo project (Art Official Age). The previously released sex-funk of "Breakfast Can Wait" and the heavenly pop of "Breakdown" have already given us a small taste of Art Official Age, while the rock-leanings of "Fixurlifeup" from Plectrum Electrum has covered the other side of Prince's multi-faceted creativity.
Following the vague announcement of what is seemingly Eminem's next record, Shady XV, the almighty emcee has released the full version of his latest single "Guts Over Fear", featuring an excellent hook by Australian treasure Sia. The song marks the start of our anticipation for Eminem's ninth studio album and also the second time Eminem has worked with the globally successful Australian singer, who has recently shot to the spotlight with monster hit "chandelier". The track follows the formula of many of Eminem's big pop star collaborations, and comes across as far more brooding than anything he has done recently.
Loose, fuzzy rock and roll is the name of the game with Brisbane trio The Royal Artillery. Off their album Odds and Ends, they've just released a music video for the track "ACDC#" and we're excited to premiere it for you today on the AU. Watch it now and catch the band on their single tour which kicks off this week! Dates after the jump.
Perth producer Sable has been steady in raising his profile throughout the country, being the only WA act on this year's Splendour In The Grass line up and leaving every performance with more than a few new fans. Amassing a massive fan base seems to come naturally for the young producer, especially when he is collaborating with big names such as Kele Okereke of Bloc Party. The universally adored frontman is all over Sable's "The One", bringing his distinctive vocals to the glistening dance-pop production.
Popular U.S singer Tinashe blurs the lines between broken and staple love with new single "Pretend," navigating the infectious drum pattern that seems designed for guest A$AP Rocky's characteristic charm. It's clear the roaring success of "2 On" wasn't at all a fluke, as the sultry-voiced singer cements herself as a consistent force in the new wave of commercial R&B sweeping throughout the industry.