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Watch Tim Chaisson perform "The Healing" at SXSW 2014!

the AU review captures Canadian artist Tim Chaisson performing his track "The Healing" - and tells us a story about Leann Rimes - at the Canadian House during SXSW 2014.

New Music Video: Neneh Cherry "Out Of The Black" (2014)

Last month, Neneh Cherry released her first album of new solo music since 1996’s Man a record recorded and mixed in 5 days by Four Tet played live with RocketNumberNine. This bold comeback was hailed as a creative reinvention and a jolting reminder of Neneh’s counter-cultural origins.

Single Stream: Chuck Ragan "Something May Catch Fire" (2014)

"Something May Catch Fire" is the second single taken from Chuck Ragan's 4th solo album Till Midnight, released in Australia and New Zealand today!

New Music Video: TA-KU "I Miss You" (2014)

Perth based TA-KU has released a new music video "I Miss You". Directed by Janelle Vaccaro and feat Perth's King Street Dance Students. Check it out below:

Exclusive Video Premiere: Sarah McLeod and Jeff Martin "Man The Life Boats" (2014)

Having toured the country together, it's only natural that Jeff Martin and Sarah McLeod's would collaborate on record. Their epic debut single "Man The Life Boats" has been a highlight of their national tour and now we have the official video premiere on the AU review!

Single Stream: Azura "Nineteen" (2014)

16-year-old Lauren Coutts, aka Azura has a voice that is not dissimilar from Daughter's Elena Tonra. This tiny stripped-back indie-folk track hints at a promising future for the Brisbane teen. Listen to "Nineteen" here:

Watch Tim Chaisson (Canada) perform "Here Tonight" at SXSW!

the AU review captures Canadian artist Tim Chaisson performing his track "Here Tonight" - fiddle and all - at the Canadian House during SXSW 2014. And after you enjoy this track, why not check out this one he performed on our couch at AU HQ last June!

New Music Video: Olympic Ayre "Take Flight" (2014)

Sydney producer DJ duo Olympic Ayres shares a new single "Take Flight," an amalgamation of synthy guitar sounds and exotic drumbeats. “Take Flight” is the first release from forthcoming EP Leisureplex.

Single Stream: Coldplay "Magic" (2014)

As the internets goes crazy with the announcement that the parents of baby Apple are separating, let's bring it back to the music here on the AU. Suprising us all with the announcement of a forthcoming sixth LP, Coldplay have released two fresh tracks off Ghost Stories, due May 19. The latest one – "Magic" – is a minimalist R&B inflected track which only hints at their signature stadium rock sound. A refreshing direction for the band, let's wait and see how the rest of the album sounds. Listen to "Magic" here:

Ten songs that tackle the subject of addiction.

As SBS 2's The Feed turn their attention to addiction for a week of special features on the subject, so do we. You may have seen our special on TV characters with addictions of their own over on The Iris, and today on the AU we bring you a playlist of ten tracks we love that focus on, or are inspired by, the topic of addiction. It's something that we've lost many musicians to - be it drug, alcohol or something else - so it's only natural that their music speaks on the topic. Sometimes about others, often about themselves, and in these cases the results are classic songs in their own right.

Single Stream: Northeast Party House "The Haunted" (2014)

Melbourne's Northeast Party House are finally gearing up for the release of their debut LP. The first official single off it is titled "The Haunted" and it features more of those Van She-esque synth-rock grooves we've come to love. Listen here:

New Music Video: Kingswood "Sucker Punch" (2014)

Melbourne's Kingswood have been on fire lately. They ended 2013 with a massive national tour with Calling All Cars, played Big Day Out and are now gearing up for both Groovin The Moo and a recently announced east coast tour. "Sucker Punch" comes off their forthcoming debut LP (early May) and the video features the dazzling Kate Peck. Watch it below:

Exclusive Video Premiere: Leah Flanagan "Everything" (2014)

the AU is proud to premiere the brand new music video and single from Sydney-based, NT-raised singer/songwriter Leah Flanagan. We've been fans of Leah for a long time now, as have many; she's had the honour of collaborating with the likes of Sinead O’Connor, John Cale and Meshell Ndegeocello. Her new single "Everything" comes off a forthcoming EP that sees Leah working with Jim Mognie (Midnight Oil) and Niall Anderson (Gin Wigmore). The EP is due mid-year, but until then, enjoy the single and check her our on tour! Dates after the jump...

Single Stream: Ben Frost "Venter" (2014)

Ben Frost has released track "Venter" from upcoming album A U R O R A largely written in Eastern DR Congo. Check out the sound cloud link below:

New Music Video: The Cairos "Desire" (2014)

Following on from their EP Colours Like Features in 2012, The Cairos have spent over a year working away on their debut album Dream of Reason which is set for release in May this year through Island Records. The Brisbane locals have released their first single from the album Desire.