Day: 19 July 2017

Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age tease new album Villains during heavy hitting show in Sydney with Ecca Vandal

July 19, 2017

Back in the country for the first time since their co-headline tour with Nine Inch Nails in 2014, Queens of the Stone Age are on the road this week for a run of shows which tease their upcoming album Villains (due out August 25th). The tour kicked off with their first ever show in Darwin, […]

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Interview: Future Islands talk The Far Field, Aladdin & more ahead of Splendour in the Grass

July 19, 2017

Future Islands¬†have returned to Australia for an exclusive performance at¬†Splendour in the Grass¬†this weekend, but not before stopping by AU HQ for a catch up in Sydney. Having not been in Australia for a few years, the band reflects on previous tours out this way, where they have built up a strong and loyal fan […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Creases “In My Car” (2017)

July 19, 2017

Another quirky and talented¬†Joe Agius creation, the new music video from¬†The Creases ticks all the boxes. The visuals for “In My Car” were released on to the band’s social media recently and frankly, it’s made us super keen for the release of their new album¬†Tremolow (due August 4th). The band are set to support¬†Two Door […]

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Best Independent Label for this year’s AIR Awards announced

July 19, 2017

The 2017¬†AIR Awards are edging ever closer – the event’s first ever run in Adelaide set to happen at the Queen’s Theatre on July 27th. Today, the nominees for the Best Independent Label award have been announced, with¬†UNFD,¬†Pieater,¬†I OH YOU,¬†Barely Dressed Records,¬†Jazzhead¬†and¬†Elefant Traks all in the running to take the award home. Set to be […]

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Single of the Day: OKENYO “Woman’s World” (2017)

July 19, 2017

OKENYO¬†is an artist I’ve been championing for a long time now and over the last year or two especially, the Sydney based performer has been generating some new heat and momentum surrounding the new music she’s been creating. Things are kicking off for OKENYO once more with the brand new single, “Woman’s World”, landing a […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Grenadiers “Panic Attack” (2017)

July 19, 2017

‘Grenadiers, mate.’ It’s a short but sweet sentence I found myself uttering through much of last year, whenever asked who would be counted as an exciting musical export out of Adelaide. The trio have been touring consistently while working on the follow up record to 2015’s acclaimed¬†Summer album – you can even catch Grenadiers on […]

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Album Review: Husky – Punchbuzz (2017 LP)

July 19, 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve heard an album from Melbourne three piece Husky. In saying that, however, the three year wait has been completely worth it. They’ve strayed from their comfort zone in their latest LP, Punchbuzz, putting the folk vibes on the back burner to experiment with some unfamiliar tempos and rhythms. This […]

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Live Review: Jon Stevens + Kate Ceberano – The Palms, Melbourne (14.07.17)

July 19, 2017

Jon Stevens kicked off his Starlight Album Tour at the Palms in Melbourne, with special guest, long-time friend Kate Ceberano. Opening the show with some classic covers, Phil Ceberano and band brought a level of excitement and intensity often lacking by opening bands.

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Kimpton Hotels opens new hotel in Music City, Nashville; details plans for Toronto location

July 19, 2017

Kimpton Hotels continue to expand its Boutique luxury accommodation around the world, with the opening of a brand new hotel in Music City USA, Nashville, last month and plans for a Toronto, Canada location mid-2018. Making its debut in the heart of Nashville‚Äôs lively Midtown neighbourhood, the Kimpton Aertson Hotel opened its doors on the […]

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Catching a P&O cruise to one of Australia’s best arts festivals: the path to Dark Mofo

July 19, 2017

A P&O ship, more specifically the Pacific Jewel, departs on a six-night cruise from Sydney’s White Bay Terminal to Hobart for the spectacle that is oddball-loving music and arts festival Dark Mofo. Already that’s a couple of hundred juxtaposing images, all to do with the stereo-typically gentle and older crowd of a cruise set against […]

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Topdeck are offering Australian customers return flights to LA from $799

July 19, 2017

To coincide with the launch of some new 2018 itineraries across USA and Canada, popular tour operator Topdeck has forced a partnership with Virgin Australia to help any early-bird Australian customers fly on over to L.A for a very, very reasonable price. We’re talking return flights from $799 here, offered throughout the month of August […]

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APRA announces nominees for the 2017 Arts Music Awards

July 19, 2017

The 2017 Arts Music Awards have been announced, with some of Australia‚Äôs best composers and performers in classical, jazz and contemporary music joining the list of diverse finalists acknowledged across 11 categories. Presented every year by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, the Awards recognize achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of […]

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Luxe pop-up igloo bars have taken over Walsh Bay (Sydney)

July 19, 2017

With the middle of winter upon us Sydneysiders are able to strut their stuff on pop-up skating rinks and happen upon mulled wine served up in the city’s best bars. This latest winter-exclusive really takes things to the next level though. The ever-creative minds over at Pier One Sydney Harbour have hooked up with G.H […]

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Australia’s top chefs are cooking up free lunches across the country next week

July 19, 2017

Food rescue charity OzHarvest will once again be hosting their annual Think.Eat.Save campaign across the country on Monday 24th July. What does this mean? Well it calls upon some of the country’s top chefs to take the very simple task of using commonly wasted ingredients into free meals, highlighting the value of rescued food and […]

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Made by the Hill is Western Sydney’s new dining and social precinct (Sydney)

July 19, 2017

Rooty Hill RSL is ready to launch its new multi-million-dollar venture Made By The Hill. This new social space will open later this month, in hopes to become a local haven for foodies in Western Sydney. An official launch party, set for Made By the Hill will celebrate the opening with an official launch party […]

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James Street Food & Wine Trail returns to Brisbane this month

July 19, 2017

The sixth annual James Street Food & Wine Trail is back for a four-day long takeover of the well-known Brisbane precinct. The popular food and drink event will return Thursday 27 through to Sunday 30 July, with a full schedule of in-venue collaborations, tastings and master classes. Those heading along to the immersive festival can […]

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