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Bad Juju discuss their new single “Let’s Talk”

September 1, 2020

We’re Bad Juju – a five-piece grunge rock band from Melbourne. Our new single “Let’s Talk” is premiering today over on the AU review’s Instagram, and it’s great to finally share it with the world ahead of its official release on Wednesday 2nd September. We are so thankful for this opportunity and hope you enjoy […]

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96 folk artists from around the world are launching a digital festival of discovery

August 27, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has paved the way for a number of exciting initiatives, while we wait for live music touring to return to the fore. From the amazing Isol-Aid weekly streaming event, run out of Melbourne, to festivals like Americana in Nashville moving digital with the “Thriving Roots” initiative, the opportunities for live musicians have […]

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Win a DVD set of the complete series of Schitt’s Creek

August 27, 2020

Out this week through Acorn Media, you can now enjoy the entire hilarious Canadian series Schitt’s Creek thanks to a jam packed 12 disc DVD box set. That’s no less than 80 episodes across 6 seasons, from the award winning, critically acclaimed and much loved show that stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (who in […]

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Win a double pass to see Bill & Ted Face The Music in Australian cinemas

August 26, 2020

We have ten double passes to give away to the upcoming release of the third film in the classic and hilarious Bill & Ted film series – Bill & Ted Face The Music – starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the titular characters. After a brief delay due to cinema shutdowns, it’s one of […]

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Album of the Week: Taylor Swift’s folklore could well be a game changer for popular music

July 30, 2020

Seemingly one of the first, if only, acts to make it from full blown country act to full blown pop star, Taylor Swift has always been on the leading edge of popular music. Returning a year after her Lover album, Swift is back with the entirely surprising folklore, an album as similar and different to […]

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Jetlag The Podcast: Finding flight hacks and error fares during a pandemic

July 24, 2020

In the final episode of the season for our podcast series Jetlag: An Industry Grounded, we talk to Immanuel Debeer from the website Flight Hacks to talk about what the Covid-19 pandemic has meant for the airline industry, and the future of frequent flyer programs. You may also be surprised to learn that it remains possible to find […]

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Live Music Journalists to be recognised for the first time at the 2020 National Live Music Awards

July 16, 2020

It was announced earlier this week that the 5th Annual National Live Music Awards would be returning in 2020, delivering an event on October 20th at The Triffid in Brisbane – as part of the opening night festivities at BIGSOUND. The event, which normally holds 8 events around the country, will only hold the one […]

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Jetlag The Podcast: Why Memphis isn’t too worried about its future in tourism

July 9, 2020

In the fifth episode of the second season of Jetlag The Podcast, our ongoing series looking at how travel has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we sit down with Lisa Catron from Memphis Travel. The International & Domestic Sales Manager provides a surprisingly positive outlook on the state of tourism for her city, even […]

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Track of the Day: Wolfjay ft. Austen “Very Soon, Very Frequent” (2020)

July 1, 2020

Initially developed through quarantine for the Triple J Unearthed competition #DIYSupergroup, Melbourne based Wolfjay – who played our party in New York back in March – has teamed up with their housemate Austen for the remarkable new single “Very Soon, Very Frequent”. The original track featured samples from Middle Kids, Tame Impala and G Flip […]

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Ten Years On: Sleigh Bells’ blistering debut Treats

June 26, 2020

Ten years ago this month, Sleigh Bells released their debut LP Treats – an album which I gave a perfect 10 out of 10 score. In a period where it felt like so many albums were feeling like carbon copies of things that had come before, Treats was a breath of fresh air. It was unapologetic fun, […]

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Jetlag The Podcast: What is it like flying to Australia during Covid-19 and experiencing hotel quarantine?

June 25, 2020

On this week’s episode of Jetlag, we talk to radio presenter Nic Shields who has just returned to Australia after a stint living in the U.A.E. He takes us through the experience of passing through the airport in Dubai, what the flight was like, what it was like landing in Australia and what happened when […]

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Ten Years On: When The Preatures’ debut self-titled EP made them Sydney’s band to watch

June 19, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but ten years ago The Preatures released their debut, self-titled EP – then under their former name of The Preachers. Obviously far more difficult to Google, with a number of bands who had or were already using that name. In fact, if you want to find this EP on Spotify, it […]

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Aussie artists just cleaned up at the 9th Annual A2IM Libera Awards

June 19, 2020

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) held their 9th annual Libera Awards digitally today, out of New York City, “the largest Independent music award show in the world.”. The event capped off days of panels and one-on-one meetings as part of “IndieWeek”, which moved onto a digital platform for the 2020 event. The awards […]

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Jetlag The Podcast: 90% of Music Venues are at risk of closing in the U.S.A.

June 18, 2020

In the second episode of Jetlag’s second season, Andrew Smith and Larry Heath sit down with Kodi McKinney from Marauder, a boutique music marketing firm with a focus on developing emerging talent within North America. While he was at home in New York, we talked about how the Covid-19 Pandemic is affecting live music venues […]

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Jetlag The Podcast: How the touring industry was caught so off guard by the Coronavirus

June 11, 2020

The travel podcast Jetlag has today returned for a second season, its first episodes in more than two years, to bring to light different stories from an industry at a standstill due to a global pandemic. For the first episode, which is co-hosted by the AU’s founding editor Larry Heath, and digital marketer (and former […]

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Australia dominates at the 2019 International Songwriting Competition as Tones and I wins the $70k Grand Prize

May 7, 2020

Established in 2002, The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is the world’s largest international songwriting competition, and in 2019 it received over 18,000 entries from 140 countries. And this year, the ISC has bestowed its highest honor to Australian artist and songwriter Tones And I for the song “Dance Monkey.” The Grand Prize consists of $25,000 […]

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The first live music conference in 2021 has officially been cancelled

April 25, 2020

We were lucky enough to attend our first Folk Alliance this year in New Orleans; held in late January, the event was held shortly after the first case of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the United States. But the thought that the event in the following year, which had been scheduled for February in Kansas […]

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Travel Diary: This Way North (Melbourne) reflect on recording in Nashville and performing in New Orleans

April 2, 2020

Back in January, in what feels like several lifetimes ago, we were lucky enough to get to head along to New Orleans for the annual Folk Alliance conference and festival. One of the Aussie acts performing at the event, Melbourne duo This Way North, were fitting in shows there amongst a longer trip in the […]

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Interview: Adelaide via New York City artist Tom West joins our New Colossus showcase lineup

March 11, 2020

This Friday, we’re taking to New York City for our special showcase at The New Colossus Festival. In the wake of the SXSW cancellation, that’s sadly meant one of the acts due to perform at the festival – Singapore’s The Pinholes – have sadly had to pull out. Lucky for us though, Tom West and […]

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Track of the Day: Dizzy “Sunflower” (2020)

March 5, 2020

Our favourite Canadian quartet is back! Hailing from Oshawa, Ontario, Dizzy have returned to give us a dose of their pure pop gem with “Sunflower”. It’s as hypnotising and beautiful as much as it is a track designed to make you want to groove. And it’s a welcome addition to the group’s already impressive catalogue. […]

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Win a double pass to our showcase in New York City during The New Colossus

March 4, 2020

Hey you! Yes, you! Are you going to be in New York City on Friday, 13th March? Do you want to see a bunch of great bands from Australia and around the world? Well you’re in luck because we’re throwing a party as part of The New Colossus Festival! It’s all happening at Lola (169 […]

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The British Music Embassy is moving to a new home at SXSW with a massive lineup

March 3, 2020

If there’s one venue to look at each year at SXSW to find the “next big things”, The British Music Embassy is certainly one of those places. Acts like Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Blood, Rag n’ Bone Man and many, many more have all played the stage over the last decade, at the venue’s long time […]

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Interview: Wolfjay talks about their origins and New York City debut ahead of The New Colossus

March 3, 2020

Wolfjay is a non-binary artist/creator/human, currently a local in Melbourne, Australia, and one of the acts playing our special showcase at The New Colossus festival in New York City next month, alongside Jaguar Jonze, Knife Wife, Safer, Tia Gostelow, Singapore outfit The Pinholes and more! While catching up with them we were able to have […]

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20 Artists To Watch in 2020 from Australia and Around the World

March 3, 2020

It’s hard to believe we’re already two months into the New Year, but already we’re discovering so much amazing new music and artists who are set to explode in the year ahead. Here’s just 20 artists you need to be looking out for in 2020… presented in alphabetical order. Badflower Badflower, a band formed in […]

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Interview: Jaguar Jonze talks about her first North American tour ahead of The New Colossus & SXSW

March 2, 2020

Fresh from participating in Eurovision: Australia Decides, we caught up with Brisbane-based artist Jaguar Jonze, as well as the three guys in her band – Joe, Jacob and Aidan – while they were on tour in Melbourne. Jaguar Jonze is one of the acts playing our special showcase at The New Colossus Festival in New […]

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Fresh off of Eurovision Decides, Jaguar Jonze is added to our New York City party at The New Colossus

February 25, 2020

On Friday, 13th March, the AU review is throwing a party in New York City as part of The New Colossus Festival. And we’re thrilled to announce that we just added another Australian act to our lineup. Set to join Tia Gostelow and Wolfjay, is Brisbane based artist Jaguar Jonze, fresh from competing for a […]

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Interview: Tia Gostelow on her upcoming New York City adventures and the Brisbane music scene

February 20, 2020

Next month, the AU review will be returning to New York for our first party in the city since 2015, as we partner with The New Colossus Festival to showcase a few of our favourite emerging acts from around the world. Among them is Brisbane based artist Tia Gostelow. Ahead of the show, we caught […]

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Interview: Famie of The Pinholes (Singapore) on the Singapura scene, new music and The New Colossus

February 14, 2020

We caught up with Famie, who fronts a rock n roll quartet from Singapore called The Pinholes. They’re one of the acts playing our special showcase at The New Colossus Festival in New York City next month, alongside Tia Gostelow, Wolfjay, Knife Wife, Safer and more! Tell us a little bit about how The Pinholes […]

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Track of the Day: Georgie Fahey “Soldier” (2019)

February 11, 2020

Last month, for the first time in the almost 12 year history of the AU review, we were thrilled to offer one lucky winner a coveted Track of the Day spot on the AU review. And today we’re excited to announce that the winner of that competition is Georgie Fahey, a 16 year old artist […]

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Ed Wells at Home: A few of my favourite things (About London)

February 7, 2020

London based, Sydney raised singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ed Wells has long been a friend of the AU, and today Ed is releasing his debut EP, Home, produced by Luke Gerber. Musically, the EP is a vibrant mix of modern soul and R&B, a collection of songs of which Ed has reflected on different aspects of modern life. […]

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