US late night talk shows are a showcase of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing we see before we go to sleep. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull out the big guns in the hope of attracting/retaining viewers. Our own talk show fiend Lachlan scours the masses of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan and now The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and brings us the second list of the top 5 standout music performances from US late night talk shows of last week!
Today, the AU brings you episode number 43 in the Project24 series. Executed by Blueroom Productions, the project sees a band/artist perform during a special session which is filmed live, recorded, edited, mixed and mastered in 24 hours. In this installment, Melbourne's Closure in Moscow step up to the plate and perform from Jungle Love Fest.
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!
Paul Mac takes the AU review on a tour of his favourite spots in Sydney's inner west suburb Newtown. Starting at South End for "the best coffee", and finishing up at Sydney Park, Paul tells us about his experiences living in Newtown. He says: "(Newtown) is just really free. I can wear whatever I want, I can walk down the street holding my boyfriend's hand, I could do whatever - be dressed any way and I feel safe here... because the freaks are in the majority. It's a really nice neighbourhood and has a really good community feeling..."
Ahead of tomorrow's Hottest 100 countdown, we ask The Preatures, Ball Park Music and Tkay Maidza to talk about the first time they heard themselves or their band on triple j. We also talk to KLP about the first time she hosted House Party... Filmed during the radio station's 40th anniversary celebrations in Sydney: Beat The Drum.
the AU review asks The Preatures, Ball Park Music and KLP to talk about their earliest memories of listening to triple j. Do they remember the first time the listened to the station? Filmed last week during the radio station's 40th anniversary celebrations in Sydney: Beat The Drum.
the AU review was backstage at triple j's Beat The Drum concert, held in the Domain in Sydney on Friday, January 16th. Celebrating the iconic youth broadcaster's 40th Birthday. While there, we spoke to The Preatures, KLP, Tkay Maidza and Ball Park Music about their performances at the event - who they were going to perform with, what their experiences were like (so far) and more...
We've been deliberately trying to avoid taking part in the whole "Taylor Swift for Hottest 100" debate because, frankly, too many people were talking about it and it was a bandwagon we didn't want to be a part of. We're glad people are talking about Australian music though (as a byproduct) and ultimately, we just want to see great Australian artists get supported by the public and therefore the countdown. So that's our two cents... but then we got sent this video and knew we had to post it. It's pretty hilarious.
The AU Awards may have come an gone earlier this month, we're excited to be ending the year by bringing you some footage from the intimate Sydney event, in case you couldn't make it yourself! In the first highlights clip, watch Steve Smyth accept his award for NSW Voice of the Year as well as Cloud Control's Heidi Lenffer for Instrumentalist of the Year and Holy Holy's manager Jess Beston accept the Heatseeker award on their behalf.
Hip-hop legends 1200 Techniques recently announced their return, with their new EP Time Has Come being revealed and slated for a January 23rd release. Fans have already gotten a taste of the new material, with the "Time Has Come" single dropping through Rubber Records earlier this week.