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MUSIC

Music Video of the Day: Elk Road ft. Governors - "Not To Worry" (2015)

The beautiful thing about today’s Video of the Day is that it captures something we’ve all felt before: a need to escape when everything’s a bit too much. This clip accompanies “Not To Worry” by Elk Road featuring Governors, and if ever the visual aspect of a music video have complemented the audio to perfection, it’s in this one.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Bloom "She Said" (2015)

Currently based out of London, West Australian musician Luke Kordly who performs under the name of The Bloom has had a fantastic 2015 so far. Fans embraced the release of The Bloom's debut single and EP How It Starts and through live shows in London, Luke's been able to connect even more with his fan base. Today, we're proud to premiere the music video for the track "She Said". Click through to watch the clip in full!

Single of the Day: LANU ft. Megan Washington - "Dragon Sun" (2015)

Lance Ferguson has taken some time out from generating some serious soul/funk heat with The Bamboos to take a dip into the sun-drenched Pacific with his latest single under his Lanu moniker, "Dragon Sun". Teaming up with Megan Washington once more, Ferguson's new single conjures the romanticised images of the South Seas and the rhythmic ebbs and flows of the waves lapping against some idyllic and golden beaches.

Single of the Day: Jordan Millar "True Or Nothing" (2015)

Jordan Millar has long been a favourite with AU staff, the charismatic songwriter and performer always making an impact whenever we happen to catch him performing live. Regardless of the stage, Millar's music presents itself as a great fusion of rhythm, lyricism and depth - his narratives are heartfelt and after releasing two albums and a series of EPs through his career, the sonic development Millar has demonstrated through 2015 has been a natural progression as opposed to any unprecedented jut out into another direction. His latest single, "True Or Nothing", is another example.

Music Video of the Day: Walken "Even if it Kills Me" (2015)

Brisbane duo Walken have recently dropped the music video for their grunge-soaked tune "Even if it Kills Me" - a single that positions the band alongside the likes of fellow Queenslanders Violent Soho, The Smith Street Band and others in the crop of Aussies who have been flying the flag for music that is good to thrash, dance, drink and party to.

Music Video of the Day: Little May "Seven Hours" (2015)

As with every bit of music they're putting out, Little May's music video for single "Seven Hours" is as gorgeous and flecked with an ethereal quality as you'd expect. The girls, currently on tour through Europe, release the visuals along with the release of their long-awaited and much anticipated debut record For the Company today.

Single of the Day: Twin Haus "I Used To Think" (2015)

A bit of a chilled out track for today, with Twin Haus providing our single of the day. Ambient and direct all at the same time, Twin Haus blur the lines between trippy and rocking in a seriously cool way that will probably have you playing this song on repeat while you chill out during an afternoon.

Tame Impala continue US domination, bring "The Less I Know The Better" to Colbert!

Overnight, Tame Impala brought the sounds of Currents to US TV, rolling out a killer performance of "The Less I Know The Better" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Colbert, who is currently striding through his debut season of the Late Show gig with an impressive array of musical guests, added the Perth band to his roster - not a bad addition! For Tame Impala, their hit rate currently remains at an all time high, recently adding a swag of ARIA nominations and two 2015 wins already for Kevin Parker to their pile.

Music Video of the Day: Slum Sociable “All Night” (2015)

Slum Sociable have been having a great year; they’ve released two killer singles, been one of the most talked about bands at BIGSOUND, and are set for a showcase at CMJ in New York, beginning next week. And on top of all this, their debut EP and video for single “All Night” just got released. The video, which definitely does not take itself too seriously, is beautifully filmed, which you can check out here...

Single of the Day: City Calm Down “Son” (2015)

City Calm Down have a sound that sets them apart from the rest. Their new song “Son” blend their signature sound of lush ambience into a standard rock lineup, jumping from indie rock sounds to electronica flawlessly. This new track comes alongside the their national tour, hitting Adelaide tomorrow night. Check out the new track here, and find the tour dates below.

Music Video of the Day: Nakatomi "The Knife" (2015)

Adelaide electro-pop duo Nakatomi have released a new single in "The Knife", a great introduction to lovers of synths, beats and throwbacks to some glorious neon-drenched 80s flair. The film clip, directed by Aaron Schuppan, shares this distinctly 80's vibe, embracing a sci-fi/Blade Runner type quality to the narrative. No schtick, all quality - click through to check it out!

Exclusive Single Premiere: Max Chillen "Vietnam" (2015)

18 year old Brisbane musician Max Chillen is certainly drawing influence from all the right places, citing the likes of LCD Soundsystem and TV On the Radio as inspiration for his off-kilter sound. The multi-instrumentalist is just about ready to showcase his dark dance-punk style to a wider audience with a six-song EP, titled Coffin Fit, premiering the project's first single here on the AU.

Last Week on Late Night: The Five Best Music Performances on US Late Night TV (28th September - 2nd October 2015)

US late night talk shows are a showcase of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing we see before we go to sleep. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull out the big guns in the hope of attracting/retaining viewers.

Single of the Day: Neon Tiger "Silver Linings" (2015)

Aside from having one of the coolest band names ever, Neon Tiger also have a new EP Live Young out. “Silver Linings” is the first single from the release and it brings some seriously catchy indie-rock vibes to the table that draw similarities to Panic At The Disco and Birds of Tokyo.