Seven-deep hip hop crew One Day are unstoppable as they lead up to their highly anticipated 'Many Hands' tour, a follow up to their successful 'Mainline' tour last year. All One Dayers - Joyride, Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate, and Jackie Onassis - appeared on triple j's Like a Version this morning to rip through an energetic, harmonic cover of Scribe's "Not Many".
As part of our pop up sessions series at SXSW, Brooklyn's Animal Years popped by to play a version of their track "Rapture", taken from their latest album Sun Will Rise. Watch the performance in full now on the AU:
In celebration of Record Store Day, which is happening around the world tomorrow, we bring you this special video of Perth band The Love Junkies at Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas, as they spend an afternoon record shopping after their crazy week at SXSW. While there they share with us some of their favourite music and probably spend a little too much money along the way... something everyone should do tomorrow!
As part of our sessions series at SXSW Parlour Tricks (FKA Lily & The Parlour Tricks) stopped by our pop-up venue to perform their song "Walk in the Park". Recipients of the Village Voice's award for Best Pop Band in New York 2014, Parlour Tricks have big plans for a larger work in 2015. Click through to watch their performance in full...
Demi Louise, a pop/folk artist comparable to fellow singer/songwriter, James Bay, recently performed for the first time at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Following our interview with Louise, the AU review caught an exclusive acoustic performance of her single, "Rivers Run To Red" before the young artist headed out to another venue. The track recently was awarded the Australian Songwriters Association Pop Song of The Year Award for 2014. Check it out, here:
the AU review recently sat down with remix artist, Maya Postepski of electro-group, Austra at SXSW. The Canadian artist talked to us about her project as solo moniker, Princess Century, “It’s all the stuff I’m not allowed to do with Austra and I do in my bedroom secretly" and, addressing what this means for the group, put to rest any fears of an assumed Austra breakup: “Don’t worry, everything is cool with Austra. We’re still together... We’re all kind of doing our own stuff.” Click through for the full interview...
Known for her endearing lyrics and alternative/folk/pop sound, Leah Capelle's music is often referred to as "relatable to all ages, all walks of life". Leah stopped by the AU review pop up venue at Austin's SXSW to play an acoustic version of her song "My Love Has Dried Up". Check out the video below.
Blues/rock guitarist Hamish Anderson made a name for himself in Melbourne for his impressive live shows that encompass a mix of electric blues-soaked rock and modern roots tracks. He joined us at SXSW in Austin for a chat about all things blues rock and more, "It's just the music I love the most and that speaks to me," he said. With 2015 being his first year at SXSW, Hamish said of the event itself, "For live music fans it's heaven." Check out our full interview with Hamish below.
Melbourne's Ben Wright Smith is having a stellar 2015 so far with the release of his single "No One". Co-produced by Ben and Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) and featuring a guest vocal appearance from Ali Barter, the single has been featured on the Triple J Home & Hosed blog as one of the "Best Aussie Songs of the Week". Today, the AU review is excited to bring you the full music video for "No One", which is directed by Tobias Willis and shot in Victoria's Cape Patterson and Dandenong Ranges. The video features Karate expert Cris Cochran, of whom Ben said "There’s something about that guy that’s so likable... especially for someone kicking air for three and a half minutes straight.”
Known for his "gritty personal stories" and modern country music, Austin's Zac Kellogg has been making a name for himself over the past few years. the AU review were lucky enough to meet up with the man himself at our SXSW pop-up venue for an acoustic session. We're stoked to bring you Zac Kellogg performing "Let Me Make it Easy for You" from his latest EP Revival Sun, which "captures the true spirit of the lonesome songwriter".
Last week you may have seen our interview with Ross Leighton of emerging Scottish trio Fatherson from our SXSW pop-up venue! Now, we're pleased to bring you the special intimate, acoustic performance Ross gave us with the beautiful song "Foreign Waters". The stunning track comes off their debut album I Am an Island. Be careful, you may want to hit repeat on this one...
Melbourne emcee Remi and his multi-award winning debut Raw X Infinity are still making an impact, slowly spreading across the world and representing Australia's hip hop scene well. While the well-balanced album has been showcased to a wider audience through singles which show of how versatile and deep Remi's album can get, it's not until now that we really get a closer look at the LP's stand-out track, "Ode to Ignorance".
While in Austin for the annual SXSW music festival and conference, Melbourne based singer/songwriter Hamish Anderson stopped by our pop up venue to perform a solo and acoustic version of the track "Little Lies", taken from his sophomore EP Restless, which is out now. Since popping into our studio he's been announced for Ottawa Bluesfest and Festival d'été de Québec in Canada, alongside the likes of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones and Kanye West. Watch him perform here:
In this unsurprisingly strange video for Soko's new song, "Love Trap", we see Soko playing both herself and Ariel Pink, the songs featuring artist. As well as starring, she directed and produced the video to this synth pop-inspired song. It's even got a spoken word section. Give it a watch below.
As part of our live sessions series at SXSW, Canadian artist Lucette joined us at our pop up venue to perform a special acoustic version of her track "Able May". The track, which pours out a beautiful flavour of Americana, comes off her debut record Black Is the Color, which came out last year. Watch this special performance here: