Another week, another episode of the Foo Fighters' HBO series Sonic Highways - and with that comes another featured track off the album! This week we enjoy "The Feast and the Famine", the second track on the record. It was recorded with guests Bad Brains at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA - Listen to it here and tune into GO! this weekend for the episode! The album comes out November 10th.
The AU is excited to bring you the premiere of the latest installment - number 39 no less - of the Project24 series. A video project that brings you a new live video on the 24th of each month, with each video performed live, recorded, filmed, mixed, mastered and edited... in 24 hours. This month we see Sabrina Lawrie & The Hunting Party performing their track "From The Edge". Watch it now!
Will Oldham, AKA Bonnie 'Prince' Billy has released the video for "Quail and Dumplings", the new single from his latest album Singer's Grave - A Sea of Tongues. It's a typically great effort from the American folk-country master.
Let Byron Bay's Skegss show you how easy it is to make a simple and laid-back rock and roll track. Catch them on their second world tour (no shows outside Australia!) throughout November.
Tomorrow marks the release of Gomez's Ben Ottewell new record Rattlebag via Cooking Vinyl Australia - alongside the start of his national Australian tour. The album serves as the follow up to Ottewell's 2011 solo Shapes & Shadows, which featured tracks like "Blackbird", "Take This Beach", "Shapes and Shadows".
Ladies, you are going to thank me for this one.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.