Day: 14 May 2011

Young The Giant – Young The Giant (2011 LP)

May 14, 2011

Californian natives Young The Giant were the darlings of SXSW this year and contrary to the media hype surrounding the five-piece, their debut album sounds more like an exercise in corporate music marketing than it does a creative endeavour. The main problem with this record is not its lack of appealing tunes, but the fact […]

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Leone Western / Foragers – Little Love (2011 EP)

May 14, 2011

Local minimalist pop duo Leone Western have teamed up with Simone Gustafsson who plays under the moniker Foragers to release a split EP entitled Little Love. The project opens with three Leone Western tracks that show a slight improvement from their earlier work. The synth based melodies are more structured and refined however Leone Western‘s […]

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the AU interview at Bluesfest: Transvaal Diamond Syndicate (Brisbane)

May 14, 2011

Larry Heath catches up with up and coming Brisbane based blues-rock two piece Transvaal Diamond Syndicate (Christian Tryhorn and Tim Price), while the sun sets at the 2011 Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival.

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the AU interview at Bluesfest: Eli "Paperboy" Reed (USA)

May 14, 2011

Larry Heath sits down with American Soul singer and musician Eli “Paperboy” Reed at the 2011 Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival to discuss his new album, playing at Bluesfest and much more…

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Song Riff Offs: Gary Numan and Basement Jaxx

May 14, 2011

In our new series Song Riff Offs, we look at a popular recent song, and trace the riffs back to their origins. In the spirit of the Gary Numan Pleasure Principle tour, we thought we’d kick things off with an oldy … but a goody. THE RIFF OFF THE ORIGINAL Yes, that’s right – London […]

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The AU Crew Poll: How often do you download the iTunes Single of the Week?

May 14, 2011

Welcome to our new feature the AU crew poll, in which we ask our contributor base a simple question and take a look at the results. This week we asked our contributors: How often do you download the free “Single of The Week” on iTunes? Here were the results: Rest assured that Apple have not […]

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