Indie pop trio Mini Mansions continue their good year and announce headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney later this year. The group, already supporting Tame Impala on their Australian tour in November, have supported other huge acts like Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, and New Pornographers all the while gaining solid momentum for their own tunes and live shows.
For Gang of Youths, this year has been full of highs off the back of their acclaimed debut record, The Positions. A solid year of live shows have seen the Sydneysiders rise up as one of the most popular touring rock bands of the year, while their recent national album tour saw multiple shows sell out incredibly quick. Today, the band scooped five ARIA Award nominations for the record, acting as a shiny, pointy cherry on the top of a pretty decent cake. Frontman Dave Le'aupepe caught up with Larry after the nominations were revealed today, not quite having processed the news yet.
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.
South Americans are in for a treat at next year's Lollapalooza, with Eminem, Florence + The Machine, Jack Ü, Mumford & Sons, and a slew of other high profile artists announced to perform at the run of two day events happening in three cities across the region.
Ahead of the return of one of Australia's newest New Years Festivals - Lost Paradise in the Glenworth Valley, NSW - Larry Heath caught up with the event's Directors (Wade Cawood and Simon Beckingham) to learn a little more about he origins of the event, the changes we can expect from their second year, the artists they're most looking forward to and more. Read on:
Sydney based trio Noire have added shows in Melbourne and Perth on their Australian tour. These shows are in addition to headline gigs already scheduled in Sydney and Newcastle.
Ian Laidlaw brings us photos from the amazing weekend that was the Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong. Kicking off on Friday and running through until Sunday night, the event capitalized on the October long weekend with an incredible local lineup - with Canadian artist Bahamas popping along too. In the second part of Ian's photo gallery, check out Russel W And The 5 Islands, Salmonella Dub, Saskwatch, Skegss, The Bungalows, The Delta Riggs, The Pinheads, The Rubens, The Preatures and The Smith Street Band!
Ten more names have been added to the Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) 2015 lineup, including Australians Anna O and Ella Thompson. Joining them for the event include the tropical Cumbia Cosmonauts, Bluesman Kutcha Edwards and Melbourne soul group The Deans.
The 11th instalment of triple j’s LIKE A VERSION compilations, released is out now. Featuring triple j artists covering acoustic versions of their favourite tracks all recorded live on triple j Breakfast. 2015's collection features Mark Ronson, Peking Duk, Foals, The Wombats, Jarryd James, Milky Chance and more on the double album. Click through for more info and the full track listing...
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The lineup for the highly anticipated 2016 Field Day festival has dropped! None other than Disclosure will be headlining, leading a line up with the likes of The Wombats, Django Django, San Cisco, SAFIA, Allday, Young Fathers and loads more set to perform, it's definitely got festival-lovers excited. Click through for the full lineup so far, and info on the event and tickets...
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.
Australian rock stalwarts Thirsty Merc have announced their Australian 'The Good Life' tour will resume tonight at the ANU Bar in Canberra following a fatal car crash last week.
Dave Baxter, aka Avalanche City has been a busy man. Travelling across New Zealand and Australia, the artist has been touring extensively in support of his album, We Are For The Wild places, which released in July of this year. Currently on the road with Conrad Sewell, Dave is enthusiastic about the shows so far. “[They’ve] been really good,” he says. “I really like playing to Australian audiences. Really good, fun shows.” His last visit to Australia was two years ago, but his return is timed well, coinciding with the release of his new record. The reception to his live songs has been great so far. “Interestingly enough, this is the first time I’ve been playing the songs live... with a band set-up,” he says. “It’s gone down really good, and people love it. It’s a nice little boost to self-confidence that people like the new songs.”
Musician friends Ali Barter and Ben Wright-Smith are set to play two co-headline shows together this week, in Sydney and Melbourne. They will be joined by special guest Jack Colwell in Sydney, and WILSN at their Melbourne show. Click through for the dates and details...
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To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their debut album Make Me Love You, Aussie math rockers PVT (known as Pivot at the time of it's release) will be headlining two shows in Melbourne and Sydney.