Photo: Daniel Hartley-Allen
Darwin artist Requiem has taken his experiences of living up in the Top End and channelled the unique nature of the city and its surrounds in "Louvres", the lead single taken from his debut album of the same name. Requiem (Clayton Bennett) has been all about that Darwin life for over four years now, ditching the pace of Melbourne for that welcome, warm embrace of the Darwin tropics.
Brisbane’s Quintessential Doll has followed up the release of her EP last year with a rework of her track “Saccharine”. It’s kind of like a combination of Bjork and Laurie Anderson with a slightly Australian twist to the vocals.
We've been fans of Adelaide musician Luke Carlino for some time now, having first reviewed some of his recent solo sets around town and then bringing you the premiere of single "Making Maps" back in April. Today, we're proud to launch the premiere of the song's official film clip in the lead up to the release of Carlino's debut EP Islands.
Divine Sydney singer-songwriter Elizabeth Rose has released the visuals for "Division", a song she wrote and produced to show her support for marriage equality as the Australian government twiddles their thumbs over the issue.
British-Australian trio Years & Years have released a new video for their tune "Foundation", a few weeks out from the release of their highly anticipated debut record Communion. Receiving its international premiere via Pitchfork, "Foundation" puts Olly Alexander's vocals more into the spotlight than before, while showcasing the band's ability to mix things up and stray from the path the poppy, melodic radio giant "King" had initially introduced fans to.
Photo Credit: Richie Branco
Melbourne's Hamish Anderson has been an artist on the AU's radar for some time now and it's been fascinating to watch the 23 year old's profile rise consistently on an international level. The guitarist has produced some fantastic blues-rock music that has been turning heads both at home and abroad, most recently when the AU saw him do his thing at SXSW, the reception was fantastic. We're proud to be premiering Hamish's new film clip, for the single "Little Lies", today - taken from his latest EP Restless.
Charles Murdoch's attention-grabbing, airy production has seen him rise quickly in the eyes of Future Classic fanatics around the world. Now ready to release his debut LP, which is scheduled for a July release, Murdoch has released the visuals for his first single "Straws".
Recorded in Western Australian venue Jimmy's Den, Lilt have done a stunning live rendition of their track “Take”. Led by soaring vocals and backed by beautiful synth pads and glitchy percussion building up to a crescendo, the emotion shown in this performance really is something special.
Outta West Sydney, Picture Perfect premiere their new music video for "Stranger Than Fiction" today with the AU! The melodic, riff-loving track exudes the hectic energy Picture Perfect are becoming known for demonstrating on the live front and is a great indicator of what fans can still be expecting from the band as 2015 continues to roll out.
One of our absolute favourite artists, Chance Waters, has today released a new piece of music in "Break of Dawn" after more than a year out of the spotlight. Premiering on triple J's Home and Hosed show last night, the song and film clip has dropped today and encompasses everything we love about the Sydneysider. Having spent much of the last year travelling internationally with producer and collaborator One Above, Waters' new track is an uplifting, melodic and not without some of that great rhyme delivery Waters has always had on lock.
Photo: Jess playing Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong. Photo by Johnny Au.
What a wonderfully dark track Jess Ribiero has brought us with her new single "Kill It Yourself". The song comes off the new Remote Control Records signee's debut record, which she produced with Mick Harvey, due out in August. The song itself - accompanied by a stunning video, is about the disconnection from where our food comes from. On the track, Jess says, "I had a dream I killed a chicken and had to prepare it. It felt tribal. When I woke up I asked my Grandma how she did it in the old days. She hated doing it." You can watch the track - our music video of the day - here:
Adelaide dance four piece Urtekk have released their latest music video in "Pareidolia" - it's the final part of a trilogy of single releases that have made up their "DM3 Project" and it's definitely worth your time today. The idea behind the project follows the exploration of different concepts of the human psyche and in the music, the listener is provided with a brilliantly layered collection of music.
UK atmospheric pop act Aquilo have been totally entrancing us recently with the dreamy sounds and great production featured on their latest EP, Calling Me. The title track "Calling Me" has recently seen the release of its film clip and it's a vulnerable and striking piece of footage that lines up incredibly well against the music. We're holding out for the chance to get introduced to the duo's music in a live show capacity, but this latest release is going to have to tide us over for now.
The feelings of nostalgia, family road trips during sun-kissed Australian summers and general days gone by are ever present in the music new Australian band The Coolites have recently made. Their album, Caravan Park Summers, evokes the imagery of the above in their fuzzed out surfy tunes, especially evidence in the official music video for the album's title track. If you haven't yet gotten an introduction to The Coolites, check them out today as we premiere the music video for "Caravan Park Summers"!
Melbourne's The Pretty Littles are soon to be touring down the East Coast with some of our faves in Ceres and Sincerely, Grizzly, making the tour a platform for them to not only show off their impressive mini-album Gospel, but also to share the stage with some wildly entertaining live bands touring at the minute. Gospel saw its release this week and off the first listen, the material is just some straight up, good time indie rock tunes. The band's latest single, "Man Baby", had its film clip also released recently and it's definitely one for your day if you're looking for something a bit left of centre on your Thursday.