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New Music Video: Essick "Ghost Towns" (2014)

Rising Brisbane band Essick have their first release, a debut record named Atrium Atrium, and "Ghost Towns" is the first taste. With an energetic sound not dissimilar to big name bands like Foals, Essick showcase a frantic, smart indie rock aesthetic with the atmospheric single, illustrating it with a black and white adventure through Brisbane’s underground tunnels and abandoned buildings.

New Music Video: Iceage "The Lord's Favorite" (2014)

Danish outfit Iceage are normally known for their savagely brutal punk-rock, as has been their modus operandi on their first two excellent albums. Now it seems like they have discovered melodic Americana on this preview of the band's next album, which has no name or release date as of yet, and it's an impressive - if unexpected - new direction.

New Music Video: DZ Deathrays "Less Out Of Sync" (2014)

Fresh from a monumental set at Splendour, Brisbane's DZ Deathrays are returning to the UK to continue their march towards world domination. Luckily for us, they've found time to drop a new video for "Less Out Of Sync".

New Music Video: Beck "Heart is a Drum" (2014)

Earlier this week, Beck snuck out a new Black and White video for "Heart Is a Drum", directed by Sophie Muller. The clip sees Beck encountering figures from his past and comes from the track of his celebrated album Morning Phase. You can watch the video here:

The Creases (Brisbane) Playlist: Our Nine Favourite Tracks

This time last week, Brisbane's The Creases were kicking off their weekend at Splendour in the Grass, and now, for the weekend that follows, they have delivered everyone a playlist of their favourite tracks for you to enjoy... From Har Mar Superstar all the way to Mr. Blobby, this list is an eclectic mix, and exclusive to the AU... enjoy!

New Music Video: Karen O "Rapt" (2014)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O will release her full-length solo debut, Crush Songs, on September 5th, and this single is the first cut from one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the year. Clocking in at under two minutes, it's a kooky, catchy number that only adds to the hype surrounding the album.

Gettin' to know the Glaswegians #03: WHITE

Back in June, we featured the single "Living Fiction" from a band called Glasgow called WHITE. It was a track I loved so much I gave it a 10/10 score in my single review. As we take some time to feature bands out of the city, it wouldn't have been complete without taking a moment to get to know these guys a bit better. After all, they do live in a world of mystery... So let's take a moment...

New Music Video: Teen "Tied Up Tied Down" (2014)

"Tied Up Tied Down" is the second single from the new album The Way And Color by New York electro-pop outfit Teen. It's dark, minimalistic and features the band's trademark vocal harmonies, provided by three sisters: lead singer Teeny Lieberson, keyboardist Lizzie Lieberson and drummer Katherine Lieberson.

Single Stream: #1 Dads "So Soldier" (feat. Ainslie Wills) (2014)

Big Scary's Tom Iansek - aka #1 Dads - has unveiled an all new single, which is co-written and performed with Melbourne's Ainslie Wills. In true Iansek fashion, it is a typically poised and understated number that warrants many, many listens.

the AU sessions: Dewayne Everettsmith performs "Surrender".

the AU review presents Tasmanian Singer/Songwriter Dewayne Everettsmith performing his latest single "Surrender", LIVE and Acoustic in Sydney as part of our AU sessions series. Dewayne performs tonight at Bennett’s Lane in Melbourne!

New Music Video: Chicks Who Love Guns "The Deep End" (2014)

Sydney's Chicks Who Love Guns have returned - following the success of "Pencil Neck" - with their latest single "The Deep End", which is being released as a 7" alongside a slew of East Coast shows - kicking off in Sydney this Saturday at Q Bar. Until then, enjoy the brand new video clip here:

Gettin' to know the Glaswegians #02: We Came From Wolves

Following on from our feature on DEATHCATS yesterday, today we bring you the next band in our series highlighting Glasgow based bands - We Came From Wolves. We sat down with the band while at T in the Park in Scotland, and we'll leave it to them to let you know what they're all about, before we bring you their latest EP in its entirety!

New Music Video: Jack Carty "The Joneses" (2014)

A few weeks back, Sydney based singer/songwriter Jack Carty emerged with his brand new single "The Joneses", the lead track from his upcoming third long player, co-written with the one and only Josh Pyke and set for release in late September this year. Following the single's release, Carty and his housemates have created and released a video clip for the track, which you can watch here on the AU! Enjoy:

Gettin' to know the Glaswegians #01: Deathcats

As we pretend to pay attention to the Commonwealth Games, we are getting exposed to the city of Glasgow, in all its many colours. But here at the AU, we're only really worried about the music. So, we headed to Scotland's T in the Park to meet a few of the bands who call the Games' host city their home. Over the next week you'll meet a few of these bands along with us - and we kick things off with a band self described as "noise makers and lovers of cats" - DEATHCATS.

Single Stream: The Barr Brothers "Half Crazy" (2014)

The Barr Brothers have released a new single in "Half Crazy", as a fitting follow up to their last tune "Even the Darkness Has Arms". The track, taken from their forthcoming record Sleeping Operator has a great rhythm and vibe to it and, as vocalist Brad Barr describes, "Half Crazy" represents a whole melting pot of sounds.