Author: Helen Scheuerer

Date and details announced for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan event in Sydney with Harrison Ford

November 26, 2015

Revealed earlier this month, the Sydney Opera House will play host to Harrison Ford and a special Star Wars fan event presented by Optus to celebrate the new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And now we know when it’s happening and how you can get tickets! The Opera House forecourt gates will open from 4pm […]

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Tom Stephens performs ‘What Lies In The Difference’ Live and Acoustic at the AU Sessions

November 23, 2015

Deciding to exchange the rustic and countrified vibes of his sophomore folk release, for a more robust, rock sound, Tom Stephens has opted to give voice to naked city streets, blinkers and billboards. Watch the exclusive video of Stephens performing ‘What Lies in the Difference’ at the 9th AU Sessions… You can catch the 10th […]

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Getting to Know the Australian Music Week Artists: Lillyè, Ry, Hannah Cameron and Tenderfoot

November 19, 2015

With Australian Music Week now underway, we decided we should get to know some of the incredible artists set to perform! So without further ado, let’s find out a little more about Lillyè, Ry, Hannah Cameron and Tenderfoot… Lillyè Who are you, what band do you play in and what do you do in that […]

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GRMM, Kuren and Matt Boylan-Smith added to VANFEST lineup

November 12, 2015

The VANFEST lineup already includes the likes of John Butler Trio and Birds of Tokyo, but today, the lineup has grown! GRMM, Kuren and Matt Boylan-Smith have just been added. GRMM, Kuren and Matt Boylan-Smith with be joining Rudimental, Peking Duk, Kilter, Illy, Sticky Fingers, Sheppard, Twin Fires, Bootleg Rascal and DJ Stacie Todd. Set […]

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Eden Mulholland (New Zealand) on new record Hunted Haunted, working with a producer, and touring

November 5, 2015

New Zealand musician Eden Mulholland dropped by the AU office for a chat about his new record Hunted Haunted, working with a producer and his upcoming tour… On Hunted Haunted, he said “the record is doing quite well really… we’ve known the songs for a while and have road tested the songs for about 6 months… It […]

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Watch the trailer for Chris Hemsworth’s In the Heart of the Sea

November 5, 2015

This December, Chris Hemsworth stars in the film adaptation of the book by Nathaniel Philbrick In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. It’s the true story that inspired the classic Moby Dick. Watch the trailer for the blockbuster here. Synopsis: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted […]

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Full Timetable Revealed for Australian Music Week

November 4, 2015

Australian Music Week is set to have 100 acts across their five-day event this November. In addition to conferences and panels, the likes of The Stiffys, Chris Cavill, and The Lockhearts will be performing along with many others. The full timetable has now been revealed. Australian Music Week runs from November 18th – November 22nd. […]

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Travel series B430 – Live Like a Local to air on Channel [V]

November 4, 2015

B430 – Live Like a Local, the new 6-part series coming to Channel [V] will be the definitive guide to things you must do overseas before you turn 30. The show aims to unlock local knowledge tourists miss out on and how to  truly “Live Like A Local”. The show ventures to Tokyo, Rio De […]

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35th anniversary screening of the 1980 reggae drama Babylon

November 3, 2015

Next week, a 35th anniversary screening of the 1980 reggae drama Babylon will be co-presented by Groovescooter and Foreigndub, with a free dub-reggae DJ set in the bar to follow. The film confronts issues of race and police brutality during the politically charged Thatcher years. It features a soundtrack composed by Dennis Bovell, plus tracks […]

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Special Event Announced for Last AU Sessions of 2015

October 29, 2015

After nine amazing events at the Hive Bar in Erskineville, today we’re announcing our tenth and final AU Sessions for 2015. Taking place during ARIA week, our last event of the year is set to be a special one… Performing for us will be the talented Caitlin Harnett and Jordan Léser, who will walk in […]

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Artists and Filmmakers revealed for Captured Australia

October 29, 2015

Heath Media are today excited to reveal the 7 artists and filmmakers who will be part of Captured Australia – a national music video competition that has partnered up these seven teams and given them approximately seven weeks to produce a music video or short film under 5 minutes. Past installments of Captured, which took […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Playwrite Cathedrals (2015 LP)

October 29, 2015

After three years in the making, Cathedrals, the debut LP from folk-pop group Playwrite is here. Including eleven songs that portray the band’s growth over the past five years, the album was created with producer Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra, Eskimo Joe, Bertie Blackman). Cathedrals sheds light upon the grief and darkness behind losing one’s parents. In […]

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Tour Diary: Peoples Palace (Newcastle) take on CMJ, Naked Cowboys and more!

October 29, 2015

Come along for the ride as Peoples Palace document their CMJ journey for us in this exclusive tour diary! From a 20 hour countdown and getting stuck in an elevator, to performing for the first time in New York City and checking out the Brooklyn Bridge, the States sure offered this Aussie indie rock band […]

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Playwrite (Melbourne) talk about the making of LP Cathedrals

October 29, 2015

Earlier today, we premiered Playwrite‘s new album Cathedrals (which you can listen to here). Now, we chat to the band about the making and recording of the album, as well as what it was like to work with Jimi Maroudas. Let’s find out what Playwrite want their listeners to take away from the record, and […]

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Talks, Parties and Performances revealed as the Program is announced for Face The Music Industry Conference

October 28, 2015

The program for the 2015 Face the Music industry conference has been announced. With fifty various music talks, meetings, workshops, parties and performances under the Arts Centre spire and surrounding arts precinct, the conference is designed for musicians, creative business people and music fans alike. Opening Face the Music 2015 will be Mardi Caught (Warner […]

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Tropfest Announces National Venues for Screenings

October 28, 2015

The largest short film festival, Tropfest has just announced the national venues for the event on December 6th.  Continuing their partnership with Moonlight Cinema and hotel QT Sydney, the festival is set to screen at Sydney’s Centennial Parklands; and at Moonlight Cinema venues across the country including Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Central Lawn, Perth’s Kings […]

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Watch the full trailer for Lawrence Leung’s Sucker with YouTube star John Luc, Timothy Spall and Shaun Micallef

October 22, 2015

Based on the award-winning stage show by Lawrence Leung, Sucker is a coming-of-age story that follows 18-year-old Lawrence as he embarks on a road trip with unusual characters and learns many life lessons along the way. Leung co-wrote the feature film adaptation with director Ben Chessell. The film stars YouTube sensation John Luc (who has more […]

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Exclusive Album Stream: Future Love Hangover Traditional Late Night Drinking (2015 LP)

October 22, 2015

Today on the AU, we’re proud to premiere the new album from Future Love Hangover Traditional Late Night Drinking. Written from 30 years in the future, this album is an exploration of multi-dimensional, futuristic sound. “I didn’t approach the album with any preconceived notions of what I would write or how I would write it. Each time […]

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José González, Josh Pyke, John Butler Trio and more announced for Melbourne Zoo Twilights Series 2016

October 22, 2015

The lineup for the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series has been announced! The program for 2016 once again offers a diverse range of music with the likes of The Waifs, José González, Josh Pyke, John Butler Trio and more set to take the stage. Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series Lineup: Far From Folsom Featuring Tex Perkins and The Tennessee Four with […]

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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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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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The AU How To: 7 Golden Rules for Your Band’s Facebook Page and 5 Common Mistakes

October 20, 2015

Nowadays, many bands use Facebook to engage with their existing fan base, as well as to reach a new audience. So what are some of the golden rules for using Facebook for your band? 1. Have a Facebook account – and get an easy to remember URL! While this may seem like an obvious one, […]

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José González Announces Australian Shows for 2016

October 15, 2015

Sweden’s José González has announced he’ll be returning to Australia this coming February for some special shows. The musician will be playing fan favourites from across his catalogue including hit ‘Heartbeats’. He’ll also be celebrating his first solo album in seven years, Vestiges & Claws. Click through for more info. Show Dates: Wednesday February 10 […]

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Australian Music Week Announces Another Round of Speakers

October 15, 2015

Australian Music Week has just announced another round of speakers. Ted Gardner (Cross Section), Leigh Trewek (The Music), Ian Shedden (The Australian) and many more will be joining an already incredible lineup. Click through for all the new additions and information. AMW SPEAKERS LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT: ( *New) *Alistair Cranney – Gorgeous Festival *Alyssa-Jane Ivery – […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Bloom “She Said” (2015)

October 13, 2015

Currently based out of London, West Australian musician Luke Kordly who performs under the name of The Bloom has had a fantastic 2015 so far. Fans embraced the release of The Bloom’s debut single and EP How It Starts and through live shows in London, Luke’s been able to connect even more with his fan […]

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The Flaming Lips are the first band announced for Mofo 2016

October 9, 2015

American psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips are the first artist to be revealed for the Mofo Festival 2016! They’ll be taking to the outdoor stage at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania in January next year. Since the early 80s, The Flaming Lips have released more than 16 albums and have […]

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Jewish International Film Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

October 7, 2015

The lineup for the Jewish International Film Festival has been announced, with Son of Saul and Sabena Hijacking – My Version to bookend the 58 features and documentaries. Click through to see a selection of films being showcased, as well as all the details you need to attend the screenings. 77:78 ON THE MAP                                […]

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Watch the Trailer for The Danish Girl

September 3, 2015

Based on the book by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is the inspiring love story based on the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander [Ex Machina]). Directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables), the film follows Lili and Gerda’s […]

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Most Memorable Movie Bromances

August 6, 2015

Today, Sony announced 16 films set to be released in the near future, including the sequels Bad Boys 3 and 4. It’s been 20 years since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence graced the big screen as a budding bromance duo fighting crime. With the release of Straight Outta Compton in September we’ve decided to compile some of the […]

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