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":
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".
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...
Sydney's Why We Run have debuted their film clip for their new single, "Comfortable Lie", a track which has been generating favourable response since its release last Monday. You may be familiar with Why We Run in their previous incarnation as Cogel, but if you're not, this is a great introduction to the type of music we can be expecting.
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.
Watch as Sydney's Goons of Doom serenade a campsite (their "competition winners") with their sweet tunes while at the Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie. It's highly unlikely anyone was sober during the making of this video.
Watch Canada's Tim Chaisson perform "Under the Cajun Moon" on the acoustic guitar, accompanied by the banjo, at the first annual AU Awards in Sydney, Australia on 9th December 2014, in this exclusive video:
The Vaccines have been previewing new tracks off their yet-to-be-titled third record (due out in May 2015) as they return to the road, playing their first shows in over a year. In our exclusive interview with the band at Clockenflap (Hong Kong), they promised they'd preview three tracks from the next record, and indeed they delivered.
the AU review captures the highlights of Peking Duk's set at the NH7 Weekender Festival in Kolkata, India. The boys from Peking Duk played to a receptive audience who many would have heard the group for the first time. Look out for the Bollywood music mix in the middle of the set.
the AU review captures the moment Alister Wright became a real man. While in Kolkata, India to perform at the NH7 Weekender Festival, the Cloud Control frontman had a surprise in store for the crowds during a very... explosive... guitar solo. This may be the coolest thing you've ever seen.
WA songstress Mama Kin released her latest album, The Magician's Daughter to much acclaim earlier 2014 which was then followed up by bouts of touring both in Australia and overseas. When she took the album through Europe, her time on the road was captured in this brilliant short, which also features a special performance of "Jenny" alongside her husband, John Butler, in Dublin.
We were truly lucky to have Canadian artist Jordan Klassen perform at our 6th Birthday Party in Brisbane earlier this month. We captured him when he played an acoustic version of his track "Call and Answer" because it's just that good... we want everyone to hear it! Enjoy it:
An intense Cannibal Corpse show at the Metro Theatre in Sydney last night with Hour of Penance supporting the death metal legends. Dan Turner brings us these photos from the night:
Furnace and The Fundamentals raised the roof at the Metro Theatre on Friday night with a blistering set of classic rock and pop covers.
Watch Ash Grunwald perform "Breakout" LIVE in Singapore during Music Matters, back in May 2014. Filmed exclusively by the AU during the Sound Gallery event, put on by Sounds Australia in Clarke Quay. Watch it here!