Sans Parents have continued to build upon the positive momentum generated off the back of their debut single "Coming Back to You" in throwing down another catchy indie-rock number in "Loose People". The single has already been earning love from numerous publications, has earned radio time on the J's and has continued to build excitement amongst fans for some more live shows. The music video for "Loose People" has recently hit the internet, directed by members of the band, evoking some great 90s VHS-colour-bleed vibes.
Songwriter and guitarist Luke Kordyl hails from Perth, and following some ten year of travelling the globe, surfing and writing new music, a new project has emerged: The Bloom. So, what was the catalyst to get his music out there? Well, it seems like it was a change of scenery, as Luke moved to East London and formed the three piece that now makes up this emerging project.
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.”
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".
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.
After releasing two albums then an EP, The Vaccines are back with another full length album. Titled English Graffiti, their third LP was recorded in New York last year. It’s not out until the end of May, but the music video for the first single, “Dream Lover” is out now. Check it out here!
The Must Die! x Tkay Maidza collaboration that's been burning up since it's release online last year, "Imprint", finally has a film clip! Directed by Brendan Vaughan, the lyrical theme of making an imprint - either socially or within an industry - rings out true within the music video's narrative. "Imprint" features on Must Dies! Death & Magic album, out now on OWLSA, while Tkay continues to dominate live stages at home - the track having become a popular one amongst her fans.
It's hard to deny Tinashe's presence in the world of R&B and pop, her acclaimed debut album Aquarius remains one of the best of 2014 and so another video from the LP is always welcome. This time it's stand-out track "All Hands on Deck" which has Tinashe and her crew taking over a shipping yard in Long Beach, California and playing around with some fun choreography. Watch the video below:
Australian singer Sarsha Simone has been busy carving out her own sound, perfectly showcased by electro-funk and soul banger "Gonna Do Me", a collaboration with French producer Moar. The single has drawn in a lot of attention and now stands the reach even further now that another French beatmaker, 20syl, has come on board for a fiery remix. The twisted blend of funk, soul, and electro ensure this will be an instant hit, particularly any forthcoming festivals.
Today marks the day that Brisbane-based "edgy chunk rockers" Ninth Of May are releasing the music video for the brand new single "Ramen", and we're proud to exclusively premiere the track on the AU today. The entirely self-produced project sees jjj unearthed winners collaborating with some of Brisbane's finest musicians, delivering a striking yet mesmerizing sound. Produced in collaboration with Blueroom Productions (blueroomproductions.org), the music video is as compelling and as mesmerizing as the song itself. Watch it here:
Put the creative minds of Craig Nicholls, Nick Littlemore and Sam La More together and we've got White Shadows, the mysterious new project between the three artists that was unveiled just under two months ago. The first taste from the group in "Give Up Give Out Give In" sent fans a-talkin' - what kind of music was still to come from the frontman of The Vines, creative force of Empire of the Sun/PNAU his brilliantly savvy producer brother? Well, come April, we'll know, with the debut White Shadows album set to drop next month.
New Zealand / US three piece Unknown Mortal Orchestra gave us their first single since 2013, “Multi-Love”, late last month. It’s a wurlitzer driven genre blending tune, with sounds of everything from psychedelic to pop. Today they dropped its video, with appropriately trippy visuals created by Lionel “Vinyl” Williams. Along with this comes an interactive video, allowing the viewer to “explore in your own time, wandering around getting lost in the weirdness”. Watch the regular video below, or check out the interactive one at http://www.multi-love.com
We knew it was coming we just didn't know when. "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)", the incendiary single from Run The Jewels and Zack De La Rocha was never not going to eventually get it's own music video. It's finally here, visuals as punchy and powerful as the undeniable sounds these three create. The clip is directed by A.G Rojas and features an insular battle, between a very exhausted cop and an equally exhausted, unarmed black man.
Aussie singer-songwriter Steve Grady has delivered a beautiful music video for his recently released "Go Away & Miss Me", a mellow soft-rock number that serves as our first look into his 7-track EP A Year's Gone By ahead of it's release on Friday April 17th. The film clip was shot in the beautiful D'agular Ranges in QLD and was directed by Luke Constable, who follows Grady as he is being driven through the Southern Queensland hinterland by an unknown driver. The rolling visuals match the pensive song perfectly, giving us one of Grady's best works to date.
UK legends Blur have been busy prepping their new album The Magic Whip, a follow up to 2003's Think Tank, and have decided to roll out a second offering titled "There Are Too Many of Us". The song is reportedly inspired by the 'Sydney Siege' and was written by frontman Damon Albarn while he was in the city during the tragedy. With a sullen blues element, urgent synths, and a marching drum beat, Albran's poignant voice ponders on future generations to remind us of how thoughtful he has always been as a songwriter.