Day: 10 July 2024

Photo Gallery: Mildlife – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne (06.07.24)

Groove-masters Mildlife played to a great crowd last weekend, packing out the 1400 seat capacity of Northcote Theatre. Punters were scrounging for tickets in the lead-up to Saturday, with the Tixel page insanely popular for the show. The Melbourne-based psychedelic jazz group played well into their fusion genre, with moody lighting and minimal on-stage interaction….

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Yard Act

Yard Act in our backyard: 2024 Australian tour announced

“It’s now my great pleasure to introduce to you // The greatest voice of the entire century” This cheeky quote is how the second album from Leeds’ exports, Yard Act, opens. Where’s My Utopia? further cements the credentials of a band that was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize for their debut, The Overload and played…

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Photo Gallery: Hockey Dad + Militarie Gun + The Belair Lip Bombs – Margaret Court Arena (05.07.24)

Margaret Court Arena was treated to a triple threat last week, with Hockey Dad’s Rebuild Repeat tour stopping off in Melbourne. With a fourth studio album on the way, the stellar duo of childhood friends Zach Stephenson and Billy Hemming still pack a punch through their long-standing presence in the Australian scene, filling out the GA…

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Flight Review: Porter Airlines’ Embraer E195-E2 service from Toronto (YYZ) to Las Vegas

Over the last year and a half, Canada’s Porter Airlines has been rapidly expanding its services, debuting a wide variety of new routes on the brand new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. They started flying those jets (the first in North America to do so) in February of last year. Up until that debut, the airline had…

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Ella Thompson

Exclusive Single Premiere: Ella Thompson “Let There Be Nothing” (2024)

At the AU we’ve long been fans of Naarm soul/jazz vocalist and songwriter Ella Thompson. “Let There Be Nothing” is a new track from the artist, her first since 2023’s album Domino.  It is a song about leaving, inspired by Carmela Soprano leaving her husband Tony in The Sopranos.  We’re absolutely thrilled today to be premiering…

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