Day: 21 October 2015

Photographer Simon Griffiths celebrates the humble vessel in his new book "Boat" (Australia, 2015)

October 21, 2015

There are few who seem to understand the concept of the coffee table book as well as photographer Simon Griffiths, who today releases Boat – a “celebration of the humble vessel that symbolises escape, trade and travel” – as the press release aptly puts it. The beautifully designed book is one you can judge by […]

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AWME announces its music industry speakers & conference delegates for 2015 event!

October 21, 2015

The Australian World Music Expo has announced its industry speakers and conference delegates for this year’s event, set to take over Arts Centre Melbourne from November 12th-14th. The event is recognised for bringing music industry professionals together to nurture and foster networks, check out some brilliant musicians perform and learn from a wide variety of  experiences […]

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Killer Mike is out for blood on Frank the Butcher’s “Eat What You Kill (EWYK)”

October 21, 2015

We don’t often hear Killer Mike without El-P nowadays with Run the Jewels being such a hugely in-demand project. Killa Kill from the ‘ville has briefly left his super producer buddy behind for this one though, jumping on a track from producer-designer Frank the Butcher’s Puma collection “Eat What You Kill”, for a track of […]

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Garrett Kato on touring with Pete Murray, new music & more!

October 21, 2015

He swapped the cold for the beaches of Byron Bay a few years ago, so it’s only fair we begin claiming Canadian-bred songwriter Garrett Kato as our own. Currently on tour around the country with Pete Murray, Kato recently took some time out to tell the AU about how touring has treated him so far, his new […]

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Adele calls her new album 25 a “make-up record” in lengthy Twitter post; apologises for delays

October 21, 2015

Following the incredible success of her sophomore record 21, UK pop star Adele became an artist heard but not seen. Though her music was unavoidable for years, the artist stopped touring and – as far as we know – stopped working on new music. And though it did little to stall her popularity, becoming one […]

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Courtney Barnett, Violent Femmes, Missy Higgins, Birds of Tokyo and more top an impressive Twilight at Taronga Lineup for 2016

October 21, 2015

The lineup for the 2016 Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert Series has been announced! Having launched in 1996 and held at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, 2015 marks the event’s 20th anniversary. With an eclectic and solid lineup each year – alongside that killer view – Twilight has become an understandably anticipated event for many in Sydney […]

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Car passes now on sale for Falls Festival Byron Bay punters!

October 21, 2015

Good news all ye set to drive on up to the Falls Festival in Byron Bay this December! Car passes have now been made available to all ticket holders meaning that you can now camp with your cars, saving a dreaded lug of camp gear from car to campsite. Once you’re parked in however, you’ll […]

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Single of the Day: Left. “Jungle” (2015)

October 21, 2015

Sydney based electro duo Left. have dropped their new single “Jungle”, and fans of slick production and powerful vocals are in for a treat. Sarah‘s voice jumps from a smooth crooning to huge heights at the drop of a hat, all over infectiously catchy beats. The duo even managed to score the chance to play with Tuka at Field […]

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The Gum Ball Festival returning in 2016!

October 21, 2015

The Hunter Valley bushland area of ‘Dashville’ will be hosting the return of the Gum Ball Festival next year! Following the festival’s break this year, the festival organisers have revealed that Gum Ball will indeed be returning in April. 2014 saw the Hoodoo Gurus headline a list of 30+ bands over the weekend to a full […]

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Sydney Festival program features free Flaming Lips gig, Joanna Newsom and more!

October 21, 2015

The Sydney Festival celebrates 40 years in 2016 and as today’s program announcement reveals, there is going to be plenty to be celebrating this year. From the Flaming Lips performing in The Domain, to Dirty Three and Joanna Newsom each bringing some stellar live shows to Sydney’s State Theatre and the Opera House respectively, this year’s Music line up has got […]

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Album News Weekly: 21st October 2015

October 21, 2015

In This Issue: This week we say farewell to surf pop legends Loon Lake while also welcome a bunch of debuts and new releases by artists from our own backyard to Canada, check it out! Loon Lake Loon Lake have their last ever album Low Res released independently today. Fans can pay what they want for […]

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Getting To Know AU Sessions Performer Tom Stephens

October 21, 2015

Ahead of his AU Sessions performance, we sat down with Tom Stephens to discuss his favourite records and greatest influences. Tom will be performing at the Hive Bar in Erskineville on October 27th. How old were you when you started writing your own music? I began spending a lot of time writing in the transition […]

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John Grant announces Melbourne and Sydney headline shows for March!

October 21, 2015

US singer/songwriter John Grant will be bringing his mesmerising live shows to The Forum and the Metro Theatre next March, today announcing some unmissable headline dates to accompany his Australian trip for Golden Plains and WOMADelaide. With his third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, Grant has been producing the goods including the brilliant single “Disappointing”, which has already […]

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CHVRCHES, Purity Ring, The Internet, Tobias Jesso Jr., Majical Cloudz, and Shamir announce Laneway sideshows

October 21, 2015

UK electropop outfit CHVRCHES, Canadian pop duo Purity Ring, and American R&B group The Internet, along with Canada’s Majical Cloudz and Tobias Jesso Jr. and America’s Shamir have announced Laneway Festival sideshows in February next year. Pre-sale for the sideshow tickets begins October 22nd, 9am local time for all acts except for Shamir, whose tickets go on sale October 22nd, and Majical Cloudz, whose […]

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Methyl Ethel, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders among first 150 bands announced for SXSW!

October 21, 2015

SXSW is beginning to unveil its roster of artists set to perform at the 2016 Music event in Austin, Texas and already, the 150 names revealed today indicate a great and diverse program. From Germany to Bangladesh, New Zealand to Russia and beyond, musicians are being represented across all genres, making for a great run […]

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Music Video of the Day: Milwaukee Banks “Faded” (2015)

October 21, 2015

Melbourne duo Milwaukee Banks have recently been signed to Dot Dash/Remote Control Records for the global release of Deep Into the Night, the duo’s debut album due out in 2016! For Edo and Dyl, this year has already spawned many awesome career developments as they’ve consistently proven themselves as an act worthy of attention. Combining some great production with a cool […]

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Single of the Day: Beach House “Majorette” (2015)

October 21, 2015

Beach House are the kind of band that do things a bit differently, like releasing two albums within two months. After being treated to their fifth album Depression Cherry last month, a new album Thank Your Lucky Stars which isn’t a companion or B-side album, but a completely new project, has just been released. Their […]

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Jake Bugg (UK) talks album #3 and his Australian return in November!

October 21, 2015

Due to return to Australia next month for the stomper Gentlemen of the Road event curated by Mumford and Sons, Jake Bugg will be gearing up for his first show in quite some time. Not having caught up with the British musician since Bluesfest two years ago, Bugg has been relatively off-radar, working on new material after a long […]

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Watch exclusive clips from Amy ahead of next week’s DVD and Blu-Ray release

October 21, 2015

Ahead of its release on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 28th, we’re sharing some exclusive clips from the highest grossing British doco of all time Amy. Watch Amy Winehouse’s raw talent in action in the ‘Valerie’ clip, and see her on the red carpet at the BRIT AWARDS. Directed by BAFTA winning director Asif Kapadia, […]

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TV Blu-Ray Review: Vikings Season 3 (Canada, 2015)

October 21, 2015

It was a treat to re-live the glorious and sophisticated historical drama Vikings Season 3 in HD, while the thoughtful extras helped bring a better understanding to what creator and writer Michael Hirst was trying to achieve, leading to a greater appreciation of the show’s production and newest characters. Vikings, as many Australians will know, […]

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TV Review: Richard E. Grant’s 7 Deadly Sins “Lust” (Animal Planet – USA, 2015)

October 21, 2015

Kevin Mitchell once sang about his “animal” and being insufferable whilst in heat but it’s hard to know whether the Jebediah front man considered this “lust”. The latter is one of the seven deadly sins. It’s also the subject of a new TV series which questions whether the seven deadly sins are bad vices or […]

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Theatre Review: Benjamin & Me – Blue Room Theatre, Perth (Performances through October 24th)

October 21, 2015

Benjamin & Me is the latest work from writer, director, performer and purveyor of the ukulele, Mark Storen. It’s also the debut show for his new production company Whiskey + Boots. Benjamin & Me is quite simply a feat of storytelling and imagination. A show that is quirky, a little bit silly, but packed full […]

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Photographer Simon Griffiths celebrates the humble vessel in his new book Boat (Australia, 2015)

October 21, 2015

There are few who seem to understand the concept of the coffee table book as well as photographer Simon Griffiths, who today releases Boat – a “celebration of the humble vessel that symbolises escape, trade and travel” – as the press release aptly puts it. The beautifully designed book is one you can judge by […]

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