The long awaited debut album, Arecibo from Brisbane's rock quartet Forever the Optimist is out April 18, and they have a preview of the album to show off their massive sound. The preview video is premiering exclusively on the AU review. Forever The Optimist will tour the album in June 2014.
We ask the bands of Soundwave Festival 2014 if they can sum up the festival in one word. Here's what they had to say. This video features, in order in part one: Mastodon, John 5 from Rob Zombie, DARKC3LL, GWAR, Chris from Five Finger Death Punch, Dir En Grey, AFI, Mutemath, Deez Nuts, Filter, Mutemath (Again) and Boots Electric from Eagles of Death Metal. Part two follows...
the AU review sees Brisbane musician Jeremy Neale interview Ross from The John Steel Singers to talk about their upcoming co-headline tour, "The Boys Gone Wild" (the dates are below). They talk about Valentine's Day, He-Man, the tour, meeting each other at University and forgetting... and more! Feel free to call in and join the live conversation.
It was a bit of a "back to the old days" set as Passenger performed a FREE set today, back where he used to busk in Martin Place, when he was recording his record here in Australia. This special 25 minute set comes the night before he is to play in front of thousands of people (SOLD OUT at the Enmore Theatre). A selection of his tracks from his performance will be posted to this page as they are uploaded to our YouTube account. Enjoy!
the AU review challenges Nick and Paul from Franz Ferdinand to a quiz on some "fun facts" about Australia.
Gossling's brand new album Harvest of Gold is finally released tomorrow, and to celebrate (and anticipate), Helen has shared with us some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the record, plus a brief interview about the process. Enjoy it below and make sure to grab the album when it's released in stores tomorrow, November 1st.
the AU review takes Melinda and Simon from Sydney duo The Falls to Allen's Boots in Austin, Texas on the last day of SXSW to try on some cowboy boots, new shirts and whatever else they find along the way...
I love music documentaries. If my annual Sydney Film Festival coverage is anything to go by, by and large I'm first in line for the latest release. Lemmy definitely ranks high on the list of Sydney Film Festival favourites, a man who would count himself as good mates with another man named Mr. Dave Grohl - they even made some music together in Probot. The reason I bring up the Foo Fighters frontman is that he's been hard at work on a documentary of his own: Sound City, based around the rise and fall of legendary Los Angeles recording studio of the same name, where Nevermind was recorded amongst many other legendary records. Many others.
Brisbane band Cub Scouts have just released a new music video for their single "Told You So", off their debut EP, which you can view HERE. Always ones to keep things interested, the band have also released a hilarious tour diary outlining their time on the road with Loon Lake last month. From chasing sheep to Outback Chips, conjunctivitis and cute dogs, Cub Scouts show what a rock n roll lifestyle looks like... at least in their eyes.
Larry Heath and Andrew Wade from the AU review head to the Lofty Dog in Austin, Texas with the one and only Henry Wagons. As well as finding out what he and his band Wagons are up to at the moment (and how SXSW is treating him), we learn about Henry's two dogs as he picks up a few treats for them...
Larry sits down is Nick and Aaron from New Zealand's Cairo Knife Fight while at SXSW in Austin, Texas.