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the AU sessions: Joshua James performs "Favorite Diamond"

the AU review presents Joshua James performing the new track "Favorite Diamond" LIVE and Acoustic as part of their AU sessions series. Filmed in Sydney, Australia on 21st March 2014, while Joshua was in the country supporting Neil Finn on his national tour. Don't miss Joshua headline tonight at The Vanguard (March 23rd) in his final Australia show, with special guest Lakyn.

New Music Video: Franz Ferdinand "Fresh Strawberries" (2014)

Last year, Franz Ferdinand released their fourth studio album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. Their single "Fresh Strawberries" has been released with a music video, a track which uses ripe and rotten fruit as a metaphor to describe the band itself. Check out the video below:

New Music Video: Ghostpoet "Dial Tones" (2014)

Brits just love their post-dubstep don't they?! Ghostpoet's sophomore LP Some Say I So I Say Light was voted #6 in The Sunday Times' best albums list of 2013. One of the more melodic tracks on the album – "Dials Tones" – has gone viral this week with a spanking new music video. It features vocalist Lucy Rose, who adds a tenderness to the industrial-heavy production. View and listen below:

Single Stream: Cloud Nothings "I'm Not Part Of Me" (2014)

Check out new single "I'm Not Part of Me" taken from Cloud Nothings' brand new album Here and Nowhere Else, available April 1st on Carpark/Mom+Pop (US).

New Music Video: The Smith Street Band "Don't F*ck With Our Dreams" (2014)

As The Smith Street Band kick off their Australian tour with The Menzingers, the band have unveiled a new film clip for the song "Don't F*ck With Our Dreams." Shot by friend Andy Johnson over three months while on tour all over Europe & North America, take a five minute glance into the hectic touring schedule TSSB never let up on.

Single Stream: How To Dress Well "Words I Don't Remember" (2014)

Tom Krell aka How to Dress Well has shared an excellent new single called "Words I Don't Remember" — listen to it below.

Single Stream: Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo "Hero" (2014)

Superstar Producer-DJ Diplo has orchestrated an excellent collaboration between Frank Ocean and The Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. Yes, you've read correctly - Frank Ocean, Diplo and The Clash.

Single Stream: De La Soul "Dilla Plugged In" (2014)

Ever since J Dilla's passing in 2006, there have been zillions of tribute albums, tracks, mixtapes and posthumous releases made in an effort to sustain his legacy. He was and still is considered one of the greatest producers of all time.

New Music Video: Manchester Orchestra "Top Notch" (2014)

US indie-rock band Manchester Orchestra have released a new music video for their audacious track "Top Notch." Illustrating various satanic notions and imagery dealing with destruction and decay, the video is pretty out there. This track is the first single off Cope, the band's fourth LP due for release April 1. Watch below:

Single Stream: Young Franco "Brooklyn" (2014)

Brisbane boy Young Franco has followed up his Futurefunk EP release with a new single, "Brooklyn." Fans of nu-disco will love this one. Enjoy below:

Single Stream: Chance Waters "The Ticket Inspector" (2014)

Writing a scathing song is the best form of revenge; just ask Eminem or Taylor Swift. Chance Waters has written an up-beat, poppy jam about a ticket inspector who once assaulted his brother for over-riding a $2 ticket.

Single Stream: Run to Damascus "Hide and Seek" (2014)

Sydney artists Luke Girgis and Jon Reichardt have collaborated many times before, so it just makes sense that they would form duo Run to Damascus. The new project is the latest to join Sydney-based collective I Forget, Sorry!, hoping to share the spotlight with labelmates Chance Waters and Mind Over Matter

Single Stream: Banks "Brain" (2014)

When a track includes the tag: produced by Shlohmo, you know it's going to be at least half-way decent. BANKS delivers dark R&B which has been likened to The Weeknd. She landed the #3 spot on BBC's Sound of 2014 and her new track "Brain," comes off her debut LP due for release later this year. Listen below:

Single Stream: Mac DeMarco "Brother" (2014)

I must say, Mac DeMarco is really growing on me. "Brother" is the second single off the Canadian's anticipated sophomore album Salad Days, due April 1. His music has definitely fallen into the niche of slacker-rock, however "Brother's" lyrics are universal in their commentary on time-wasting, running like an advice column. Don't let his exterior fool you, this track is sincere in every way.

New Music Video: Art VS Science "Create/Destroy" (2014)

Art vs Science present the brand new video for new single "Create/Destroy". Directed by long-term collaborator Alex Roberts (Magic Fountain, Parlez-Vous Francais?) and his new co-conspirator, Sally Roberts, it tells the tale of a young boy and his efforts at winning the heart of a girl in an oddball suburbia.