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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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The AU Review announces New York City party as part of The New Colossus Festival

February 3, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that our first party in New York since the final CMJ in 2015 will be taking place on Friday the 13th of March at Lola (169 Avenue A), as part of the 2nd annual festival The New Colossus. The showcase event and conference is a well curated mix of the hottest […]

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The New Colossus announces new names to the massive NYC festival, including Aussies Shady Nasty, Ali Barter and Wolfjay

February 1, 2020

Over the last few weeks, The New Colossus Festival in New York has announced a slew of new names set to play its showcase festival, hailing from all over the world. Some names, like A Place to Bury Strangers you’ll likely be familiar with, while others – hailing all the way from Brooklyn to Hamburg, […]

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Here’s where you can see the 14 Australian artists playing Folk Alliance International in New Orleans this week

January 21, 2020

On Wednesday, the Folk music scene is heading to New Orleans for the 32rd installment of the Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community. Usually the February conference is held in Kansas City, but this year – following a year in Montreal […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jack River, Didirri and Alex The Astronaut are touring North America together

January 20, 2020

We at the AU are a huge fan of amazing bills of Australians going to tour overseas together, and your latest favourite threesome have just announced they’ll be playing some shows in the US and Canada together for the first time. Aussie acts Didirri, Alex The Astronaut and Jack River are all headed to SXSW […]

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The 40 Best Australian Songs of 2019

January 20, 2020

With the Hottest 100 voting closing today, we thought we’d take our annual look back on the best songs of 2019. And should you still have to vote, we wanted to give you some ideas on some great local music to consider including in your top ten. We’ve put the 40 songs together in a […]

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10 more Aussie acts have been added to the SXSW 2020 lineup in Austin

January 16, 2020

It’s that time of year when everything starts ramping up for the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas – where from the 16th to the 22nd of March, hundreds of acts from around the world descend on the Texan capital, including dozens of Australian acts. Ten more were added this week! The ten new […]

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Iggy Pop, Brockhampton, King Gizzard, Sampa The Great and more line up for the 20th Anniversary of Primavera Sound in Barcelona

January 16, 2020

The Primavera Sound lineup has dropped for 2020, and as usual the Barcelona festival is an absolute blockbuster. The event, which is celebrating its 20th year this year, is bringing together 211 artists of 35 nationalities, in a lineup that celebrates the best artists of this year, and the past twenty years or more, that […]

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How to Make Better Food Choices: 8 Tips for a Healthier Life

July 19, 2018

When it comes to our diet we often struggle to stick to it, especially with our busy work schedules bundled together with our personal lives. Finding the time to make the right food choices can be challenging and we often opt for a takeaway meal that probably isn’t the healthiest choice. However, there is a […]

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Here’s where you can find each Arctic Monkeys Pop-Up Store around the globe

May 11, 2018

The Arctic Monkeys are back! But not in the way you may think. Sure, their newest album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino may be out today, but it’s their various pop-up stores that have gotten our attention. Based on the name of their newest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino pop-up stores have opened in […]

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Interview: Wes Anderson talks about crafting the doggos with the cast of Isle of Dogs

April 12, 2018

Since his debut feature Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson has defined an artistic style all his own, creating a truly unique aesthetic atop which he has delivered colourful characters and funny, touching and original stories, across films such as The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Hotel, which received 9 […]

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Aussies Abroad: Our Golden Friend announce showcases in NYC and at SXSW

March 11, 2018

Our Golden Friend have emerged as one of Melbourne’s premiere artist management companies and with SXSW off an running, the music festival has provided the perfect platform for the company to show off their talented roster. Bringing Jade Imagine, RVG, Totally Mild and Jess Ribeiro to Texas, Our Golden Friend will be hosting a must-attend party at the Australia […]

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Seven Aussie artists line up to play Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Portgual

February 9, 2018

In mere months, Primavera Sound Festival will return to Barcelona for its eighteenth edition from May 30th to June 3rd. Scheduling a lineup across a wide range of genres, we’ll hear from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The National, Bjork, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, The Breeders, A$AP Rocky and […]

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Uniqlo are bringing a special collaboration capsule collection with Marimekko to Australia

January 14, 2018

Uniqlo’s collaboration with colourful cult Finnish design house Marimekko is coming to Australia this March. The nine-item capsule with design inspiration drawn from nature will be available online and in Uniqlo stores around Australia come March 29th, focusing on womenswear with a wide range of apparel and accessories including dresses, tops, pants, sneakers and bags […]

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Aussies Abroad: Amy Shark, Dean Lewis, Alex Lahey & more head to the 6th Annual BottleRock Napa Valley

January 9, 2018

The lineup for the 6th annual BottleRock Napa Valley festival was announced today, with a slew of Australians joining the impressive music, wine, food and craft brew event, held annually in heart of the Californian city of Napa. The event runs at the Napa Valley expo for three days from the 25th to the 27th […]

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A new resort from Radisson Blu is opening in Uluwatu, Bali next month

December 15, 2017

The increasingly popular area of Uluwatu on the southwestern tip of Bali is set to welcome a new property in January 2018 with Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, a resort from the world renowned brand that boasts direct access to one of the island’s most popular surfing beaches as well as numerous pristine shores and popular […]

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Writing Music for the Big Screen: Jed Kurzel on life as a Screen Composer

November 10, 2017

When it comes to music it seems Australian artist Jed Kurzel can do no wrong. Before shifting his focus to films, Kurzel first came to prominence as a founding member of Australian band The Mess Hall. Together with band mate Cec Condon, the blues-rock duo saw success around Australia winning a number of ARIA Awards. […]

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Nordic arts celebrated in innovative Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival in Greenland

November 8, 2017

Running from the 16th to 21st October, the second Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival kicked off to a passionate start. Celebrating contemporary Nordic arts and co-creation in the northern landscapes, the festival began with a grand parade and opening show at the Nuuk Community Centre with balloons and flags, followed by a selection of outstanding films at the Bank […]

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