AU ABROAD

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THE AU REVIEW (MUSIC)

Single of the Day: Deena "Turpentine" (2015)

Brisbane’s Deena has just released her new single; the dark bluesy track “Turpentine”. Opening simply with Deena’s powerful vocals alongside electric guitar, this song grows into an intense, distorted climax. Deena and her band have just kicked off their Australian tour in support of the single, making their way around all major Australian cities. Treat yourself to “Turpentine” here, and check the tour dates below.

Stumbled Upon #083 - David Aurora (Gold Coast)

In our 83rd instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet the Gold Coast’s David Aurora, and chat about his writing process, avoiding genre stereotypes and listen to his latest track ‘Crawl’.

Music Video of the Day: JOY. “About Us” (2015)


Photo: Littlek Photography.

JOY.’s sound is the combination of flawlessly stunning vocals over minimalistic modern production. Her new track “About Us” stays true to form, and now has a beautiful video alongside it; working off the dark vibes of the track to create an unbelievably cohesive piece of visual and audio art.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: October 2nd - October 4th.


Photo: Tom Barnes.

Happy October! As we edge closer to the festive (and festival) season, we have national tours kicking off, more international bands arriving and some of our favourite locals doing their own thing around the country. Check out some of our picks for the weekend ahead, below.

Single of the Day: Matt Corby "Monday" (2015)

It's been a long wait for new Matt Corby music. Despite playing headline shows to thousands of people around Australia, the singer is yet to release his debut album. His new track, "Monday" screams Jeff Buckley influences, and we're definitely not complaining about that; layered vocals and simple percussion create an atmospheric space for Corby's falsetto to sit perfectly over. Give it a listen here...

Falls Festival sideshows announced for Foals, Bloc Party, Halsey, Disclosure and more!

We're two months out from the Falls and Southbound festivals kicking off for another year and like previous years, tickets have been flying for the events held around the country over the New Year's period. With the likes of Foals, Bloc Party and The Wombats headlining, the festival tour this year has represented a strong line up of international favourites, not to mention a crop of artists from Australia and abroad who've broke out strongly through 2015. Today, a bunch of official sideshows have been announced for a select few of these heavy hitters - click through to see where you can catch 'em and when.

Remote Control Record announces details of their Dot Dash CMJ party!

Remote Control's in-house label Dot Dash is bringing an array of brilliant Australian talent to New York City for the very first time. Remote Control Record's presents The Dot Dash Official CMJ Party featuring Sunbeam Sound Machine, Pearls, Methyl Ethel, Sui Zhen and Client Liaison.

the AU interview: The Riptide Movement (Ireland) on "Getting Through" and their upcoming Aussie tour

Breaking into the music scene in 2014, Ireland's upcoming four piece rock 'n' rollers The Riptide Movement are on their way for an Australian tour. Mal Tuohy (vocals and guitar), Jay Dalton (guitar), Gerry McGarry (bass & harmonica) and Gar Byrne (drums & piano) are sure to spread the movement with #1 Gold album Getting Through. We had a few questions for the band ahead of their 10 city line-up and thankfully lead vocals and guitarist Mal Tuohy had a lot to say about gigs, albums and busking!

The Adelaide Festival reveals Sufjan Stevens, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and more for 2016 program!

The 2016 Adelaide Festival program has been launched today, with David Sefton and his team unveiling yet another eclectic line up of Australian and international musicians, visual artists, theatre and dance legends set to come to South Australia next February and March. In Sefton's fourth and final year as Festival Artistic Director, he's pulling out the big guns across the realms of music, art, dance and theatre that has continued to push boundaries.

Eddy Current Suppression Ring end six-year hiatus to play Golden Plains festival

Melbourne’s Eddy Current Suppression Ring are set to headline this year’s Golden Plains festival, playing a one-off show in the Supernatural Amphitheatre on the 13th of March. It will be the band’s first performance in six years, and ten years to the day since their first appearance at Golden Plains.

Moose Blood are the 9th band confirmed for Soundwave 2015

Following standout performances at Reading and Leeds in the UK, Moose Blood have found themselves enjoying plenty of buzz with their mix of emo rock and pop-punk across their steady stream of EPs. And now they've got a new full length record in the form of I’ll Keep You In Mind From Time To Time which will be bringing them to Australia for the first time, as part of the Soundwave 2016 lineup!

Artist Lineup for Live Broadcast of Austin City Limits Music Festival Announced


Image: The Decemberists

Hitting its 14th year, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) offers another impressive lineup that's set to span across a range of music genres. The the second year running, music lovers from all over the globe who can't make it to Texas in person, are able to experience the event through Red Bull TV’s exclusive live coverage of Weekend One. Viewers will be able to see performances from The Strokes, Deadmau5, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, The Decemberists, A$AP Rocky and more. Click through for the full lineup.

Live Review: Jess Ribeiro + Leah Senior - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (26.09.15)

Have you ever felt the fun immediately get sucked out of something? Maybe you’ve had a flashback to something awkward or doofy you did one time far after the fact, or maybe you’ve felt a sudden unwelcome ache of the body or the heart. It’s not a feeling anyone seeks out but it’s one that comes with the territory of life. But generally, unless you’re being a creeper and following your ex’s band around, this feeling stays away from the band room. Unfortunately, Saturday at the Northcote Social Club didn’t get this memo.

Live Review: Big K.R.I.T + Milwaukee Banks + Preacha - Oxford Art Factory (27.09.15)

"A lot of people, when they come to my shows they get a good understanding of how much I believe in my own music...", Big K.R.I.T told me on the phone a few days prior to starting his debut Australian tour. The Mississippi emcee was to headline Outside In festival and also play a few solo shows around the country, and while he let me know what to expect, I still wasn't prepared for just how much energy and passion he brought to the stage. While I unfortunately missed him at Outside In, I made sure to catch him at Oxford Art Factory the following day, where he was given some great support from Aussie duo Milwaukee Banks and local DJ Preacha.

Music Video of the Day: Commandeur "Wasted" (2015)

Sydney-based drummer, songwriter and producer Commandeur (perhaps better known as one of the founding members of the late Operator Please) has released his debut solo single "Wasted". Today, its accompanying music video has taken out our Music Video of the Day title!