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Music Video of the Day: Hermitude feat. Yeo "Searchlight" (2015)

Filmed at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, the brand new video for the Hermitude single “Searchlight” conveys the energy of their live show. It demonstrates that Hermitude go all out with their shows; no DJ sets here, but samplers and synth lines being played live. Check it - our music video of the day - out here:

Single of the Day: LUCIANBLOMKAMP "From Afar" (2015)

Melbourne producer LUCIANBLOMKAMP has just dropped his new single “From Afar”, full of stunning electronic percussion and stunning reverb drenched vocals. Having played festivals like Iceland Airwaves, Splendour and BIGSOUND, it’s no surprise “From Afar” has such a honed and unique sound. Give it a listen here:

Music Video of the Day: Girl Band "Paul" (2015)

One of our discoveries at The Great Escape earlier this year, Dublin buzz group Girl Band recently released an excellent video for their latest single "Paul". Taken from their soon-to-be-released debut album Holding Hands With Jamie, the video was directed by Bob Gallagher, who explains the idea behind the video after the jump.

Single of the Day: The Belligerents "Looking At You" (2015)

After receiving praise from Fatboy Slim himself for their cover of “Praise You” for Like a Version, The Belligerents have unveiled their new single “Looking At You”. It’s a psych-tinged and fast paced track laden with falsetto vocals, which you can check out here:

The Stranglers Announce 2016 Australian Tour

From a small-town in England, The Stranglers formed in 1974 and are now considered one of the most influential bands to have emerged from the British new wave scene. Making their way around to all Australia’s mainland capitals next year, The Strangers will play hits from their acclaimed debut album, Rattus Norvegicus, all the way through 2012’s album, Giants. Click through for dates and info...

The Exploited Announce 2015 Australian and New Zealand Tour

The Exploited launched a new breed of politically outspoken anarcho-punk and became the number one independent album of 1981, with their debut Punk's Not Dead. Within a year, the band released album Troops Of Tomorrow which became an all-time classic punk album! Now, The Exploited are set to unleash 35 years of fury upon Australia and New Zealand in their upcoming tour... Click through for dates and info...

Emma Pask Announces Album Launch Event for "Cosita Divina"

Discovered as a 16 year old by legendary Jazzman James Morrison, Emma Pask has performed all over the world, from Queen Elizabeth Hall in London with BBC Concert Orchestra, to China with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and a little more closer to home, gracing the stage at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Having just celebrated 20 years of musical collaborations with Morrison, Pask is set to release her fifth studio album, Cosita Divina this year on Friday September 25 at Art and About Sydney.

Music Video of the Day: The Smith Street Band "I Scare Myself Sometimes" (2015)

If there’s one word to describe The Smith Street Band, it’d be 'human'. They pack so much emotion into their powerful songs it’s no wonder their music resonates worldwide. They’ve just released a new single featuring vocals from Lucy Wilson with a beautiful music video from Celeste Potter. Watch the incredible video here:

Iron Maiden to return to Australia in 2016 with Bruce Dickinson to Captain Boeing 'Ed Force One'

Iron Maiden are returning to Australia, see your mode of transport and raise you: Jumbo Jet. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson Is currently in the process of getting his 747-400 license and if successful will fly to 6/7 continents, the most important of which Australia. The tour will support their 16th album The Book of Souls due out this September, click through for more info.

Exclusive Single Premiere: North Arm "The Boys" (2015)

Sydney's North Arm have today announced the release of the second single ‘The​ Boys’​from their forthcoming debut self titled album. This track is a fast-paced tribute to the summers of the late 90s and is reminiscent of the soundtracks for cult classics Cruel Intentions and 10 Things I Hate About You. Click through to have a listen, and check out what Rod from North Arm had to say....

Music Video of the Day: Airling "Stallin'" (2015)

Our music video of the day belongs to Brisbane artist Airling, who has just released a clip for her single "Stallin'", a track which will see her heading out on the road this October with her three-piece band and LANKS. Directed by Matisse Forman of Forman Film, the video lets the suave moves of Nacho Pop do the walking and Airling's lips do the talking. It's a pretty fun viewing, and an even better song. Soulful, moody and hypnotic, it's without question some of the acclaimed artist's finest work to date, with stellar vocal work and a killer vibe. Watch it below:

the AU Sessions: Elwood Myre Perform 'Mrs Honey' Live For the AU review

Elwood Myre gave a stellar performance at this month's AU sessions at the Hive Bar in Erskineville. Click through to hear the vocal harmony, tone and sweet Mandolin work of their track 'Mrs Honey' off their debut self titled LP...

Single of the Day: Falls "Let in the Light" (2015)

It was after Sydney's folk-pop duo Falls moved to Los Angeles that they wrote the extremely personal new song, "Let in the Light". While the track plays with universal notions of self-doubt and sadness, it ultimately offers a hopeful message, as its title suggests. Click through to listen to the track in full.

Exclusive Track Premiere: Best Friends "Happy Anniversary" (2015)

You surely realise this already, but one of the most exciting bands out of the UK right now are Best Friends, and this week they're finally releasing their debut album Hot. Reckless. Totally Insane. And to celebrate, we have an EXCLUSIVE premiere track from the record in the form of the absolutely killer "Happy Anniversary". Listen to it below and get excited for the new record! We love it, and you will too...

the AU Sessions: Max Marvell Performs 'Shotgun' Live For the AU review

Singer/Songwriter Max Marvell performed at this month's AU sessions at the Hive Bar in Erskineville. Click through to hear his heartfelt rendition of the moment you meet someone and instantly get 'that click' on the track "Shotgun"...