The 8th Annual Perez Hilton's One Night in Austin party was in full swing this year! Created to benefit the work of the Vh1 Save The Music Foundation, this year's event offered an array of performances by the likes of The Ting Tings, Melanie Martinez, Kate Boy and The Mowgli's. The AU review team were lucky enough to be in the middle of the action to capture these teaser clips...
This year SXSW saw the 8th Annual Perez Hilton's One Night in Austin Showcase come to life again. Created to benefit the work of the Vh1 Save The Music Foundation, the 2015 event offered an array of performances by the likes of Tove Lo, Clean Bandit, Elle King and Ivy Levan. The AU review was lucky enough to be there to capture some teaser clips of the artists doing what they do best...
Today marks the day that Brisbane-based "edgy chunk rockers" Ninth Of May are releasing the music video for the brand new single "Ramen", and we're proud to exclusively premiere the track on the AU today. The entirely self-produced project sees jjj unearthed winners collaborating with some of Brisbane's finest musicians, delivering a striking yet mesmerizing sound. Produced in collaboration with Blueroom Productions (blueroomproductions.org), the music video is as compelling and as mesmerizing as the song itself. Watch it here:
Put the creative minds of Craig Nicholls, Nick Littlemore and Sam La More together and we've got White Shadows, the mysterious new project between the three artists that was unveiled just under two months ago. The first taste from the group in "Give Up Give Out Give In" sent fans a-talkin' - what kind of music was still to come from the frontman of The Vines, creative force of Empire of the Sun/PNAU his brilliantly savvy producer brother? Well, come April, we'll know, with the debut White Shadows album set to drop next month.
the AU review sat down with Los Angeles based group AWOLNATION's frontman Aaron Bruno while at SXSW earlier this month. We talk about the madness of SXSW, "it's kind of like how life on the road is in general... I think people come together at South by and experience a little bit of what it's like for us touring folk on a day to day basis..."
Last Tuesday saw the annual tradition of the APRA Music Awards hit Sydney, a celebration of the Australian music which has made the biggest impact at home and around the globe over the past 12 months. Thanks to a special between Moshcam and APRA, the "Song of the Year" live performances were recorded and streamed, seeing the tracks covered by some of the nation's most talented musicians. The fourth video in this series sees M Phazes and Thief join Penelope Austin to cover the Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning track "Bittersweet":
the AU review sits down with Paul Saulnier of Canadian outfit PS I Love You at SXSW to talk about the festival, their latest music with For Those Who Stay, working with Paper Bag Records in Toronto, potential trips to Australia, his favourite Australian bands, evolving the live show "we've gotten better at it, I think... we don't even have to practice anymore", seeing old musicians like Neil Young live, plus he gives us an idea of what's coming next and more...
Last Tuesday saw the annual tradition of the APRA Music Awards hit Sydney, a celebration of the Australian music which has made the biggest impact at home and around the globe over the past 12 months. Thanks to a special between Moshcam and APRA, the "Song of the Year" live performances were recorded and streamed, seeing the tracks covered by some of the nation's most talented musicians. Next up, we have one of the more surprising tracks of the night - Jimmy Barnes and Diesel joining forces to perform a cover of the track that won the award, Sia's "Chandelier".
the AU review captures Petter Ericson Stakee - the lead vocalist and guitarist of UK (via New York) group Alberta Cross - in the AU's pop up venue at SXSW performing their latest single "Isolation" as part of their SXSW AU Sessions series. The track comes from the forthcoming self-titled album (number three!), due out in the Northern Hemisphere's Summer.
Talk about taking a great song and making it something even more special - Thelma Plum and Andy Bull - with the help of the Dans from Art vs Science managed to do just that, delivering a stunning cover of Dan Sultan's "Kimberley Calling" at the APRA Awards earlier this week in Sydney. The song was one of the five tracks nominated for Song of the Year. The award eventually went to Sia for "Chandelier" - though given this rendition, not to mention the original itself, we reckon he was robbed! Be prepared to play on repeat...
Earlier this week at the APRA Awards - which took place at Carriageworks in Sydney - artists joined together for unique collaborations to cover the songs that were nominated for APRA Song of the Year. It's an annual tradition at the Awards and it's always an entertaining and unique part of the night. We'll be posting all the performances from the event, thanks to Moshcam, and first up we have Lisa Mitchell and Jake Clemons performing Sheppard's "Geronimo". The result completely re-imagines the popular track:
the AU review captured Brooklyn group Great Caesar in the AU's pop up venue at SXSW performing a brand new track "Hey Jolene" as part of their SXSW AU Sessions series. Watch the full performance here:
New Zealand / US three piece Unknown Mortal Orchestra gave us their first single since 2013, “Multi-Love”, late last month. It’s a wurlitzer driven genre blending tune, with sounds of everything from psychedelic to pop. Today they dropped its video, with appropriately trippy visuals created by Lionel “Vinyl” Williams. Along with this comes an interactive video, allowing the viewer to “explore in your own time, wandering around getting lost in the weirdness”. Watch the regular video below, or check out the interactive one at http://www.multi-love.com
the AU review captures emerging Sydney artist Taryn La Fauci performing a beautiful acoustic track at the first ever AU sessions live event at The Hive Bar in Erskineville. The track is called "All Of Me" and you can watch it here:
the AU review sat down in the AU's pop up venue at SXSW with Dispatch's Chadwick Stokes, about to head to Australia to play shows in Australia for the first time with his band - as well as appearing at Bluesfest in Byron Bay and playing solo shows of his own. Chadwick's solo record The Horse Comanche, is out in Australia on Friday 3 April.