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MUSIC

Single of the Day: Lucha Libre "Back & Forth" (2015)

Normally a new single release comes with a video, shows or a tour, but in the case of Brisbane’s Lucha Libre it’s come with the news of the end of the band. Citing committments other projects as the end the band, they also thanked fans by putting their debut EP up as a free download.

Jon Stevens Adds Adelaide Show to Aussie Tour!

Front man of the legendary Australian bands Noiseworks, INXS and now for The Dead Daisies, Jon Stevens is hitting the Aussie roads with his Take Me Back tour. Having just added an Adelaide show to the dates, this one's set to impress. Click through for the details.

Single of the Day: Jouk Mistrow "A Silhouette" (2015)

The AU premiered the first single off Jouk Mistrow's forthcoming EP I’m The Villain So Don’t last month, and they’ve already followed it up with another cut off the release. “A Silhouette” is a more fast paced track, reminiscent of early Bombay Bicycle Club, but with darker tones. Give it a listen here:

Listen to The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey duet on "Prisoner"

There was no way this collaboration was never not going to break the internet. The Weeknd has already ensured that his upcoming album Beauty Behind the Madness hits the pop world in a big way when it's released later this month, with some of the year's biggest hits helping establish his name around the world. The contemporary R&B artist made things even more interesting when he released the tracklist, instantly raising eyebrows with a listed duet that teams him up with none other than Lana Del Rey.

Music Video of the Day: Art of Sleeping “Bleeding Out” (2015)

Art of Sleeping have a big few months ahead of them; an Australian tour with The Jungle Giants, as well as a spot at Sydney’s Gentlemen of the Road alongside Mumford & Sons, Jake Bugg, Future Islands and The Vaccines. They’ve just unveiled their new music video for the single “Bleeding Out”, directed by Nick Maguire (Jungle Giants,Orphans Orphans, Mosman Alder), a vibrant clip which you can check out here!

Single of the Day: RKDA "Spaces" (2015)


Photo: Joe Blair

Melbourne trio RKDA have only been around since the beginning of this year, but they've made their impact quickly with their unique take on the darker textures of electronic music. Having worked consistently on establishing a certain mystique surrounding their output, the music RKDA have released so far stands on its own as intriguing and attention grabbing. Their latest, "Spaces", is RKDA's first full-length release, following on from their short taster track "META" - released to show people what was still to come.

Music Video of the Day: CHVRCHES “Leave A Trace” (2015)

Ahead of the release of their second album Every Open Eye, CHVRCHES have given us the video for “Leave A Trace”. The electronic three-piece craft huge beats and lush synths, creating incredible, original pop music.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Hannah Robinson "Half Past Ten" (2015)

Fresh from playing the AU sessions last month, Sydney songstress Hannah Robinson is today premiering her remarkable brand new music video "Half Past Ten" on the AU review. The track is taken from her brand new EP Luna, which you can listen to here and buy here. She celebrated the launch last week with a sold out show in Sydney! Watch the video here, now:

Single of the Day: Left. "Fire" (2015)


Photo: Cole Bennetts

Left. have gone and dropped their new single this week and it's straight up Fire. No, really. All flame related puns aside, the new track from the Sydney duo is another smouldering release from Sarah Corry and Jono Graham. A tune about keeping the faith and remaining strong and true to yourself, essentially a big F-U to people trying to bring you down, "Fire" is yet another addition to what has become an impressive and consistently strong track record of releases from Left. We can't wait to hear more of what they've been working on.

Music Video of the Day: Fascinator "Dead of the Night" (2015)

What ever happened to Children Collide? Their fade away from making music is a lot easier to deal with due to Fascinator, the project from frontman Johnny Mackay. Know for taking psych and synth pop influences and putting them to some of the strangest visuals you’ll ever see, the new track from Fascinator is on form with his previous work, but with a slightly more pop-oriented production and arrangement. Check out the video for "Dead of the Night" here:

Single of the Day: SKIES "Too Young" (2015)

It's been a big week for Adelaide trio SKIES. The synth-pop outfit have been named as one of the recipients of the sought after Stigwood Fellowship, they've announced their debut EP Too Young and the recently released title single has already been picking up good praise both locally and from peeps interstate. It's a refreshing sound that fits in well alongside your George Maples and your Kite String Tangles, but on "Too Young", the fusion of well crafted production and some intoxicating vocals and falsetto makes this one hard to ignore as one of the best yet from this band.

Single of the Day: Jack Colwell "Don't Cry Those Tears" (2015)


Photo: Mclean Stephenson

Sydney's Jack Colwell continues to prove why he is one of the gems of our industry, producing another truly haunting and beautifully composed piece of lyricism and music in new single, "Don't Cry Those Tears". Taken from his forthcoming EP Only When Flooded Could I Let Go (due for release on August 28th), the single is equal parts dramatic and vulnerable; Colwell's depth as a writer and vocalist shines here, and the end result is possibly one of his best yet.

Music Video of the Day: Destrends "Skin" (2015)

Melbourne post-punk three piece Destrends have just dropped their new single “Skin”. At only two and a half minutes, it doesn’t feel nearly long enough, but there’s more energy and intensity in this performance than a lot of bands can muster up in an entire album. Their video is unique, but unlike a lot of bands, Destrends don’t need to rely on their look to impress; their music is capturing from beat one. Check out “Skin” here:

Exclusive Single Premiere: Tali Sing "Breathe In" (2015)

Melbourne artist Tali Sing has introduced us to an exciting and pulsating collection of material readied for release in the form of new EP Motions of Heartache, with new single "Breathe In". Self-produced, the tune draws influences of both R&B and electro-infused beats, Tali Sing's latest has done well in positioning the artist as not only and interesting talent, but one we're looking forward to seeing build upon some solid work in the future.

Music Video of the Day: Fox & Fowl “Spark" (2015)

Brisbane’s Fox & Fowl create incredibly tight indie pop music. Their track “Sparks”, produced by Steve Schram who’s worked with the likes of San Cisco and Paul Kelly has a bittersweet tone, with immaculate vocals and warping guitar parts. You can check out the music video for it here: