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THE AU REVIEW (MUSIC)

the AU interview: Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade (USA) talks new album and band's ten year anniversary!

Just in time for their ten year anniversary, Mayday Parade are set to release their fifth album Black Lines. The rockers from Tallahassee, Florida have continuously showcased their talent song after song, show after show, while fans all around the world fell in love with them. Frontman Derek Sanders shares his thoughts on the new album, their ten year anniversary and upcoming shows.

Six artists not to miss during Day Three (Sunday October 4th) of Weekend One at the Austin City Limits Festival

The final day of the first weekend of Austin City Limits 2015 wraps up with some exciting appearances from the realms of pop, hip-hop, Americana, blues and more. We've been bringing you our tips for the festival so far this weekend, click through to see who we'd recommend catching if you're out at Zilker Park this weekend or simply lining up some sweet live stream action from home.

The AU Sessions: Falls perform "When We Were Young" at Sydney's Hollywood Hotel!

Easily one of the AU's favourite artists, Falls took part in a special AU Sessions celebrating the release of their much-awaited debut album, Omaha. Recorded during their soundcheck at Sydney's Hollywood Hotel where they performed a three night run to launch the album, check out the duo performing their tune "When We Were Young" exclusively for the AU!

Photo Gallery: Dead Letter Circus + Guards of May + Graphic Characters - Metropolis, Fremantle (02.10.15)

The Aesthesis tour rolled into Fremantle where Dead Letter Circus put in a solid performance. They were supported by Guards of May and Graphic Characters. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos was there to capture the action of the night.

Six artists not to miss during Day Two (Saturday October 3rd) of Weekend One at the Austin City Limits Festival

Day Two of the epic Austin City Limits Festival has a killer line up of bands and solo artists ready to take to stages at Zilker Park and considering the festival still has a full Sunday program plus another whole weekend of action to get through...it's hard to think it's only just getting started, given the high calibre of music rolling out right off the bat. For those of us on the other side of the globe, we can enjoy the ACL live stream from the comfort of home - here are five acts we're keen to see do their thing.

Giant cats destroy buildings and tanks in Run the Jewels' music video for "Oh My Darling (Don't Meow)"

Giant cats. Explosions. Lasers. Run the Jewels have released the first official video from their new remix album Meow the Jewels, giving us some visuals to the meow-tastic "Oh My Darling (Don't Meow)". The results are as off-the-wall as you'd expect, mirroring the album's larger-than-life concept with two giant cats who take over what looks like NYC, blowing up tanks in low-budget glory. Watch the clip below and make sure you download Meow the Jewels.

Maryland rockers Clutch announce Australian tour dates with local legends Cosmic Psychos

In support of their latest LP Psychic Warfare, Maryland rockers Clutch will play shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne early next year. The band will be supported by Australian punk-rock act Cosmic Psychos.

the AU interview: Sam Faul of Fifth Dawn (Western Sydney) talks about the importance of All Ages gigs, their formation and more

Ahead of their show this weekend in Sydney with Hands of Houses, we caught up with Sam Faul, the lead singer of emerging Western Sydney hard-rock/alternative metal band Fifth Dawn. We find out how she got started in music, how the band formed, get her advice for other up-and-coming artists, talk about the importance of all age gigs in Sydney and more! Read on:

Austin heads to Auckland as the first ever Auckland City Limits is confirmed for March 2016

As the Austin City Limits Music Festival kicks off today in Austin, Texas for the first of two three day weekends, it has been confirmed that the brand will be moving to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, set to run Auckland City Limits as an all age, one day event on 19th March 2016.

Six artists not to miss during Day One (Friday October 2nd) of Weekend One at the Austin City Limits Festival

An epic weekend of music is ahead for fans attending the 14th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, USA - and those of us at home will get the chance to see quite a few of the performances ourselves thanks to the live stream. Each day there is a myriad of incredible performances to choose from - and here are our picks for the first day of the first weekend of the incredible event.

Live Review: Meg Mac + SKIES - Adelaide Unibar (24.09.15)

Meg Mac rolled into the Uni Bar on the wave of extreme hype after strong sales on her “Never Be” tour, including a sell-out and added show in Melbourne. Following her gospel-infused single “Never Be” released in late July this year, Meg Mac has been gaining unstoppable momentum as she looks to conquer Australia.

Music Video of the Day: Jamie XX “Good Times” (2015)

“Good Times”, lifted off Jamie XX’s debut album In Colour has already proven to be a hit, clocking up 22 million plays on Spotify alone, and it’s just gotten the video treatment courtesy of director Rollo Jackson.

the AU interview: William Cashion of Future Islands (US) on a rising profile & an Australian return!

Future Islands has fast turned into one of the world's hottest touring bands over the past year and Australia has not been exempt to the Baltimore-based band's effervescence and vibrant charm. Quickly making their impact on crowds off the back of successful appearances at Splendour in the Grass and then the Laneway Festival, where they also rolled out some indomitable headline sets on the east coast, Future Islands became more than a way to get your rocks off at a live music show - what they offered was akin to a cathartic live experience people would soon flock to at each opportunity.

the AU interview: Monica Strut from Vanity Riots (Sydney) talks about the band's origins and their upcoming show with Hands Like Houses!


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Ahead of their show this weekend in Sydney with Hands of Houses, we caught up with Monica Strut, the lead singer of emerging Sydney band Vanity Riots. We find out how she got started in music, how the band formed, get her advice for other up-and-coming artists, talk about the importance of all age gigs in Sydney and more! Read on:

Exclusive Album Stream: Saintseneca "Such Things" (2015 LP)

Columbus, Ohio's Saintseneca are delivering their much anticipated new album Such Things on October 9th through Anti-, and we are excited to bring you the exclusive Australian pre-release stream! The album is their follow up to the acclaimed Dark Arc, and brings together the worlds of punk, folk and rock and roll, with soaring and anthemic choruses.