Author: Christine Khalil

Same Same But Different: Dead Mellotron (2012) and Lotus Plaza (2012)

August 30, 2012

Welcome to yet again, another feature! It came to me like a dream. The idea that it’s possible to have a multitude of tracks with the same title but have different contexts within them and I couldn’t be prouder of showing you two fine examples of what I’m on about. Just a word of warning […]

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Song Riff Offs: Outasight (2009) and Kings Of Leon (2008)

August 25, 2012

Guess what’s back, back again… Riff Off’s back, tell a friend… or fifty. Just when you thought it was done and dusted, the notion of sampling music is still thriving and in some cases, giving an extra edge or dimension to an otherwise well-versed track. That was the idea for New York-based rapper, Outasight, who […]

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Single Stream: Pinback "Proceed To Memory" (2012)

August 19, 2012

It has been five long years since we have heard anything new from Zach Smith and Rob Crow, namely Pinback. However, they are back with their rockin’ jam, “Proceed To Memory”, which is from their much-awaited full-length release, Information Retrieved, set to be out on October 16, 2012, across the globe.

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The AU Monthly Review: July 2012

July 30, 2012

Already into the second half of the year and what a month it was! 1. Big Day Out 2013 line-up announcement In what is shaping up to become the more conventional way to circulate the news of a festival line-up announcement, the Big Day Out organisers did just by hinting that at midnight on July […]

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Opinion: The Future of Australian Music

July 22, 2012

A new revolution was spawned when reality television paved the way for relatively unknown musicians to catapult themselves onto the main stage and become what seemed an almost overnight success. While the usual cast of overnight successes seem to burn bright and fade fast, the likes of Matt Corby, Lisa Mitchell and Owl Eyes (ie […]

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Single Stream: Tame Impala "Apocalypse Dreams" (2012)

July 9, 2012

In a world of kaleidoscopic and hazy nostalgia comes the latest single from Tame Impala, entitled “Apocalypse Dreams”. It’s an injustice having to wait until October for their upcoming record, Lonerism, however, this single will more than make up for the increasing bouts of curiousity.

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The AU Monthly Review: June 2012

July 2, 2012

Another month has gone by so quickly and so much has happened in the last 30 days! What are those events exactly? Well… you’re about to find out… 1. The Rolling Stones unleash logo to commemorate their 50 year anniversary (Pictured Above) Legendary rockers, The Rolling Stones, have done what few bands have achieved – […]

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Our 12 Favourite Records of 2012… so far…

June 25, 2012

We’re at the halfway mark of the year, and for us at The AU Review, it usually means that we take time to reflect on all the releases that made an impact over the last six months. We asked our contributors to cough up and confess on what their favourite albums are, whether it was […]

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New Music Video: Passion Pit "Take A Walk"

June 17, 2012

Being transported from the initial secluded surroundings and scenarios of suburbia to dreary downtown New York is a realistic vision of troubled times, portrayed by electro-pop outfit, Passion Pit, with the introduction of new helicam technology featured in the video. Their new single, “Take A Walk,” should not be taken literally in this instance. Instead, […]

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New Music Video: Last Dinosaurs "Andy"

June 17, 2012

While many musicians go out of their way to produce a cinematic experience, Brisbane band Last Dinosaurs decided to keep it simple for their new video, “Andy”, with an monochromatic theme and brief glimpses of eccentric, coloured geometric shapes to keep us enticed. To be honest, it didn’t matter as the indie-rocker’s latest single has […]

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The AU Preview: June 2012

June 9, 2012

Welcome to another edition of The AU Preview! What should you expect to see during the month? We’ve got it covered… 1. Sydney Film Festival (June 6th – 17th) Unlike most film festivals during the year (ie French, German, Italian, etc), the annual Sydney Film Festival encompasses all languages, genres and eras to suit the […]

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New Music Video: Beach House "Lazuli"

June 9, 2012

What do fried chicken, magic and science fiction all have in common? Usually it would be nothing, however, it is interesting to see how they are all intertwined (as well as people from different walks of life) in the latest Beach House video for their new single, “Lazuli”. Watch it, and be mesmerised!

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The AU Monthly Review: May 2012

May 27, 2012

In this month’s edition of “The AU Monthly Review”, we look back over the month of May, which unfortunately got off to a sombre start… 1. In Memoriam – Adam Yauch, Donna Summer and Robin Gibb The theory of “bad news comes in threes” seems to ring true in this instance as we learn that […]

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Opinion: Top 10 International Summer Music Festivals

May 20, 2012

It’s a shame we won’t get to see any coverage of the Glastonbury Festival this year due to the preparation of the 2012 London Olympics (still exciting though!), however, there are plenty of other offerings over the coming months that are sure to please. Only if you’re planning to travel overseas in the near future […]

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The AU Crew Poll: Who would you like to see tour Australia in 2012?

May 9, 2012

In this month’s AU Crew Poll, we asked ten of our contributors to tell us which artists they were dying to see perform live in Australia. As you will soon find out, most of our contributors had a lot to say on the matter! Jay-Z, Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine and Of Montreal “I don’t […]

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Single Stream: Passion Pit "Take A Walk" (2012)

May 9, 2012

From hits, such as “Sleepyhead”, “Little Secrets” and of course, “The Reeling,” comes another single from synth-pop band Passion Pit that is already shaping up to be another stunner. “Take A Walk” exudes a euphoric beat that makes you want to get down and dance, rather than take a walk. Taken from their new album, […]

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the AU interview: Anna Lunoe (Sydney)

May 6, 2012

Busy bee, Anna Lunoe, is one of the country’s biggest producers who is proudly representing Australia abroad while revealing to our editor, Larry Heath, about all the excitement from SXSW, her travel tug-of-war, upcoming releases and much more! We tried to catch up during SXSW, but as always it was a pretty crazy time for […]

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The AU Preview: May 2012

May 3, 2012

As we introduce yet another feature to The AU Review, there are plenty of things to be excited about over the next month. What are they, exactly? Well, read on… 1. Digitalism Australian Tour For the longest time, the German duo have played across the nation at various festivals including Parklife and Field Day, but […]

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Single Stream: Melodie Nelson feat. Geoffrey O'Connor "Six Six Six" (2012)

May 2, 2012

The delightful Lia Tsamoglou, who goes by the name of Melodie Nelson, is back again and we couldn’t be more excited to hear her new single featuring guest vocals from frontman of Crayon Fields, Geoffrey O’Connor. Entitled “Six Six Six,” the nostalgic slow jam is such a great way to unwind as its tempo is […]

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The AU Monthly Review: April 2012

April 27, 2012

Welcome to the introduction of our new feature! One that hopes to make you reflect on all the good times (and possibly some bad times) over the last month. So, what events in April stood out for you? Before you go off into a train of thought, here’s our top 10 highlights for the month […]

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Single Stream: Jonathan Boulet "This Song Is Called Ragged" (2012)

April 23, 2012

23-year-old Sydneysider, Jonathan Boulet, first came onto the music scene in late 2009 after successfully releasing his debut single, “A Community Service Announcement”. How could you not love this song? Fast forward a few years and he’s (finally) back again with another single release, entitled “This Song Is Called Ragged,” for upcoming LP, We Keep […]

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the AU interview at Bluesfest: Kim Churchill (AUS)

April 19, 2012

In one of the most candid interviews, a flu-ridden and raspy-sounding Kim Churchill spoke to our editor, Larry Heath, about the new album, new single, touring, his connection with Canada, surfing, the weather and much, much more! How many shows have you done? Three shows? Yeah, done three shows now. You’ve got nothing tomorrow? Thank […]

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Single Stream: Silversun Pickups "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)" (2012)

April 18, 2012

A strange, unfamiliar synthesised sound, almost shoegaze-like, beckons at the beginning of the new Silversun Pickups single, “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)”. It is at that moment, conclusions are made that listeners will experience something new from the Los Angeles band in the near future. Their third full-length album, Neck Of The Woods, will be out […]

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The AU Crew Poll: What album are you listening to most right now?

April 12, 2012

Welcome back to another installment of The AU Crew Poll! This time we asked our lovely contributors to tell us which albums are currently on high rotation and why. The variety of responses not only reflect the diversity of music tastes, but also how far in the past they went, as there were mentions of […]

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the AU interview at Bluesfest: Dubmarine (AUS)

April 9, 2012

The AU Review’s Editor-in-Chief, Larry Heath, recently caught up with one of Australia’s most prolific electronic acts, Dubmarine, to ask them about their debut festival experience at Bluesfest, the upcoming record to be released later this year and plenty more! The show was great today. I actually got to see you. I like the early […]

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Single Stream: Van She "Idea Of Happiness" (2012)

April 1, 2012

If you like artists such as Air, Phoenix and M83, chances are you will love the new album from electro wunderkinds, Van She. After a long hiatus, the Sydney boys are back and ready to give us a much need serving of some new beats. Before we get ahead of ourselves, the new record won’t […]

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Opinion: 5 Reasons Why We Love Australian Music

March 29, 2012

Here at The AU Review, we love nothing more than supporting our local talent. Here are just a few reasons why we believe you should listen to more Australian music… 1. Keepin’ it real – First and foremost, the majority of songs are about the reality of hardships, love, unrequited love, being happy and many […]

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New Music Video: The Jezabels "Rosebud"

March 27, 2012

Third time’s the charm for The Jezabels, as the synth-rockers release the video (directed by Ben Reed) for upcoming single, “Rosebud”. The Triple J darlings have cleverly decided to capitalise on a stunningly visual arrangement to accompany the ’80s reminiscent sound, featuring hazy, idyllic tones and kaleidoscopic pleasantries. If that’s not enough to make you […]

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Live Review: Children Collide + Deep Sea Arcade + Palms – Metro Theatre (24.03.12)

March 25, 2012

The presence of diversity made for an entertaining evening at the Metro Theatre, be it exhibitionists proudly lassoing their sweaty shirts, the blindsighted raising their sticks in unison, the older folks putting in their ear plugs for added comfort or lapping up next to the majority of the ludicrously loud young’uns and watching them crowd-surf, […]

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New Music Video: Lana Del Rey "Blue Jeans"

March 20, 2012

The undisputed most talked about singer of 2012, Lana Del Rey, has released the follow-up video for her new single, “Blue Jeans”. With a thematic and nostalgic swimming pool setup, the black and white clip depicts the sombre turn of unrequited love, with the recurring feature of partner in crime, Bradley Soileau, of “Born To […]

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