Author: Natalia Morawski

PJ Harvey, Julia Holter & múm and more confirmed for Iceland Airwaves 2016

February 9, 2016

Iceland Airwaves 2016 have confirmed their first round of acts including  PJ Harvey, Julia Holter and múm with Kronos Quartet. Other artists lined up for the festival are Axel Flóvent, GKR, Mammút, Reykjavíkurdætur, Mr.Silla and Sturla Atlas.  The iconic festival will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland on the 2nd – 6th of November this year. The ticket options include an international package […]

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The Hills Are Alive announce full line up & make tickets available to public

February 9, 2016

The complete line-up for the eighth The Hills Are Alive has been announced and for the first time in the event’s history a limited allocation of tickets has been made available to the general public. The line-up includes Bad//Dreams, The Belligerents, Fraser A Gorman, Grenadiers, Running Touch, Arthur Penn and the Funky Ten, Venus Court, Fossil Fuel and many […]

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Cog touring Australia after five year hiatus this July!

February 9, 2016

After a five year hiatus, Cog are back for a run of shows along the east coast this July! This one probably feels like a longer way for the dedicated fan base who’ve no doubt been crossing fingers and toes for this announcement but finally, they’ll be able to see their beloved Cog hit venues in Byron, […]

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Rüfüs Bloom lands #1 on ARIA album charts and announce national tour

February 3, 2016

Aussie electronic dance trio RÜFÜS have bumped Adele off the number spot on the ARIA album charts with their sophomore album Bloom. The trio have also announced a national tour for April and May, kicking off in Adelaide on April 29 and heading through Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania and Brisbane before finishing up in Auckland (NZ) on May […]

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Saskwatch add more shows to their massive national tour!

February 3, 2016

Melbourne indie-soul outfit Saskwatch, have added more dates to their already massive 30-date national tour which kicks off this weekend in WA. Support acts have also been announced with WA favourites Verge Collection and Childsaint on the WA leg of the tour. Sydney dates will see support from Wild Honey, Violet Swells and Melbourne’s Fuller. Touring nationally with Saskwatch are indie-rockers Club Sport . Saskwatch have […]

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Eric Burdon & The Animals announce national tour!

February 2, 2016

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Eric Burdon and his band The Animals are set to perform a string of Australian shows in nearly a decade! The shows will relive the songs that became part of the foundation of rock & roll as Eric Burdon & The Animals play a series of rare Australian shows including special […]

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Ten things you didn’t know about the Raiders of the Lost Ark!

February 2, 2016

This Friday, the classic film Raiders of the Lost Ark will be the first film to screen as part of the new season of Event Cinema’s In The House series on George Street in Sydney (win yourself a double pass HERE)! And to get the spirit of nostalgia, we dug deep to find you ten […]

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Seven Acts Not To Miss From The Carriageworks 2016 Program

January 25, 2016

Sydney’s Carriageworks 2016 program is currently underway, presenting contemporary multi-arts performances. It is Carriageworks most ambitious program showcasing a diverse range of projects spanning visual arts, dance, performance, film, talks and music. With over 740 artists on show, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the program for acts not to miss. K-Pop Party […]

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Seven Events Not To Miss at Sydney’s Carriageworks in 2016

January 25, 2016

Sydney’s Carriageworks 2016 program is currently underway, presenting contemporary multi-arts performances. It is Carriageworks most ambitious program showcasing a diverse range of projects spanning visual arts, dance, performance, film, talks and music. With over 740 artists on show, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the program for acts not to miss. K-Pop Party […]

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Winners Announced for the 25th Annual Flickerfest International and Australian Awards

January 19, 2016

The winner for the 25th Annual Flickerfest International and Australian awards were announced on Sunday Night at the Bondi Pavillon, Bondi Beach. Taking out the Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film was Toby Fell-Holden’s Balcony (UK). French short-animation, He Who Has Two Souls / Celui Qui Deux Åmes won the Yoram Gross Award for Best International […]

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Organisers reschedule Legion Music Fest to January 2017; plan to re-launch Pozible campaign

January 19, 2016

Australia’s first fan-funded heavy music festival, Legion Music Fest, has decided to change the dates of the debut festival to January 2017 Australia Day weekend, after extended discussions with industry partners, bands and the Legion Fan council, John Sankey and the Legion Music Fest team.  “We did everything in our power to make Legion happen this […]

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Comedy Central (finally) launches a website Australians can actually watch videos on

January 13, 2016

U.S. channel Comedy Central has launched its very own Australian website. This means that Australians will now be able to access content that was previously geo-blocked in our country, including Inside Amy Schumer, The Daily Show, Broad City and more. The site will also feature locally produced Aussie videos, satirical editorial news, and pages dedicated to lovers of stand-up, including access […]

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Gary Clark Jr. (US) on touring The Story of Sonny Boy Slim & balancing dad life with the road!

January 13, 2016

While in town for the Falls Festival and some very well-received headline dates, Gary Clark Jr. sat down with Sose to have a chat about how 2015 treated him. Not only did he release another killer record in The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, but Gary also became a dad when son Zion was born […]

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Melbourne’s White Night Program at ACMI set to feature an Internet Cat Festival, Google Goggles, Film Screenings and more

January 12, 2016

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will once again open its doors for the White Night Program in Melbourne with a night of activities and film screenings, along with after hours access to world-class exhibitions. The program features a Cat Festival, a battle between elite gamers in the Gameplay lounge, the chance to experience Virtual […]

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City Calm Down at Falls Festival on taking their time with In a Restless House & a busy year ahead!

January 12, 2016

Jack and Lee from City Calm Down catch up with us at the Falls Festival at Mt. Duneed ahead of what’s going to be a huge summer, especially with the release of In a Restless House. “It was a long process, getting the album done.” Jack says of the album’s release. “Now it’s out, things […]

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Woodford Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary saw record breaking attendance

January 12, 2016

Woodford Folk Festival celebrated its 30th year in late December marking its biggest turn out yet, hailed by organisers and loyal patrons alike as the ‘best ever’. The festival received a record attendance of 126,996 translating to $6.15M in box office sales and a growth of 8% from the previous years. “Our expectations were definitely exceeded” said […]

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Alistar Richardson from The Cairos (Brisbane) talks about new music, departing Island Records, CMJ and more

December 16, 2015

While at Australian Music Week in Cronulla last month, I sat down with Alistar Richardson from The Cairos to talk about the band’s year: departing from their label, releasing new music and balancing the band with his solo work as Zefereli. Welcome to Australian Music Week, the first of its kind. You’re probably not used to having […]

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The first trailer is released for The Nice Guys starring a bruised, bloodied and goofy Ryan Gosling alongside Russell Crowe

December 8, 2015

Director Shane Black is set to release his latest action film The Nice Guys in 2016, and the first trailer was released today. The film features a bruised, bloodied and goofy Ryan Gosling, along side Russell Crowe who plays a tough-guy private investigator. Set in 1970s Los Angeles — complete with flares — the odd duo work together […]

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Illy Announces National Tour For 2016!

December 8, 2015

Aussie rapper Illy has announced that he will be going on a national tour on the back of his new single “Swear Jar”. The Swear Jar Tour is set to hit the road in February and March. In conjunction with Beyond Blue, Illy has also created his own virtual swear jar, inviting friends and fans to donate money […]

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Castaway Festival To Hit Brisbane In 2016!

December 8, 2015

Western Australian festival Castaway has found a second home on the east coast. The festival will debut on Bribie Island, Brisbane on the 20th of February, 2016.Castaway Brisbane comes off the back of the W.A Castaway in 2015. Last year’s line up featured Peking Duk, SAFIA, George Maple, Carmada, Sticky Fingers and more. The festival is unique for its beach […]

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Tropfest has been resurrected and will return in 2016

December 8, 2015

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest, was set for this week, but was cancelled earlier in November because of mishandling of funds. But now, after aid from CGU insurance, the festival will return for its 24th year on Sunday 14th of February 2016, in Centennial Parklands, Sydney. John Polson, founder and festival director of […]

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Joni in the Moon (Perth) on WAM fest, the importance of local support, recognition, and future plans

December 2, 2015

Mesmerising Perth artist Joni in the Moon took some time out to chat the AU review’s Larry Heath at length while at WAM Festival earlier this month, reflecting on the local music scene in Perth, the importance of community, the fear that comes with recording, and more. Check out the full transcript below. You’ve done […]

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Mustered Courage talk USA touring, moonshine and submarines on the ARIA Red Carpet

December 2, 2015

Aussie bluegrass band Mustered Courage stopped to chat to the AU review’s Larry Heath on the ARIA red carpet last week. They tell us about what they feel the differences are between touring in America and Australia. For those playing at home, those differences include moonshine, whiskey and getting fatter. They also let us in on the […]

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Seth Sentry (Melbourne) chats 2015 and broken legs on the ARIA Red Carpet

December 2, 2015

Aussie emcee Seth Sentry has just finished a massive world tour on the back of his Strange New Past LP and while rolling down the red carpet as a result of a broken leg, Sentry caught up with the AU review to fill us in on his year and just how the hell he broke his leg in […]

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Who else other than Tame Impala have won the ARIA Album of the Year more than once?

December 2, 2015

Last Thursday the ARIA awards went down, and amongst all the recognised artists and bands, one stood out from the crowd; Perth rockers Tame Impala. This year the band took home not only “Group of the Year” but, “Album of the Year” and “Best Rock Album”. While this is a feat in itself, it also […]

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KLP (Sydney) talks summer gigs and celebrating the Australian music industry on the ARIA Red Carpet

December 1, 2015

Sydney producer and vocalist, KLP, took some time to chat to the AU on the ARIA red carpet last week about the importance of embracing and celebrating the Australian music industry. She also fills us in on her busy summer schedule, performing a string of live shows and supporting Neon Indian and Art vs Science. Watch […]

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Passenger (UK) on busking and touring with Ed Sheeran at the ARIA Red Carpet

December 1, 2015

Whilst walking the red carpet at the 2015 ARIA Awards, UK artist Passenger caught up with the AU to speak about his current supporting slot on Ed Sheeran’s tour and what it’s like playing stadium shows with the fellow Brit, as well as his bond with Australia. Passenger also talks about his love for busking […]

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Sarah Belkner (Sydney) chats tours, Australian Music Week and EP

November 25, 2015

Our Editor-in-Chief Larry Heath chats to Sydney’s Sarah Belkner at Australian Music Week. Here, they discuss her latest tour in New Zealand, working with Sarah Blasko and her plans for the future… Welcome to Australian music week. You’ve had a busy month, you’ve been playing on the other side of the pond. How has the […]

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Tour Diary: Patrick James (Port Macquarie) Takes on 13 Aussie Cities For His Debut Album Outlier with The Paper Kites

November 24, 2015

Born and raised Port Macquarie man Patrick James is quickly moving from strength to strength as he debuts his first album, Outlier. Building his art by busking in the streets of Sydney, James is now headlining his own sold out shows, while supporting the likes of Boy & Bear, Pete Murray, Josh Pyke, Emma Louise and more. Check out this […]

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Voting Open For Captured Australia Finalists!

November 24, 2015

The seven finalists for the Captured Australia competition have been decided and voting is now open to the public. Captured is a national music video project and competition that sees seven local bands and musicians paired up with local filmmakers. The result of the pairing is, after 6 to 7 weeks of allocated production time, a music video […]

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