Tour Diaries

Travel Diaries: Road to Deni, Part 1: Sydney to Deniliquin

February 18, 2016

Just how right was and/or is Paterson 213 years later about the enchanting great open plains that conquer New South Wales? With the help of Destination NSW (visitnsw.com) and a Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander, Lachlan Mitchell and his mate Eashan Vijayakumaran, set out on a 5 day round trip across New South Wales with the […]

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Tour Diary: Wild Honey (Sydney) hit the coast with The Delta Riggs!

January 22, 2016

With their debut EP gaining solid acclaim upon its release and their current single “Eye to Eye” generating some great momentum, Sydney’s Wild Honey recently capped off a tour with the Delta Riggs down the east coast – a perfect way to kick off a promising year! Spending the tour travelling along the Great Ocean […]

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Tour Diary: Mark Wilkinson hits the road in the US – from New York for CMJ to recording in Los Angeles

December 2, 2015

Mark Wilkinson made his U.S. debut in 2013 on the heels of his second studio album, Let The River Run, hitting #1 on iTunes singer-songwriter charts in Australia. Wilkinson returned to the U.S. this year for CMJ in New York and additional tour dates in Portland, San Francisco, Boston, Nashville, Atlanta, and studio recording in […]

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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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Tour Diary: Netsuke (Sydney) takes on CMJ Music Marathon, MoMa, The Catskills and more!

November 24, 2015

The quirky trio behind Netsuke recently took to New York for the CMJ Music Marathon. Freya, Elias, and Danny’s style of intricate indie electronica began in Sydney and they currently call London home. To give us a taste of life on the road, the trio documented their travels through the states with some stunning images. […]

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Tour Diary: Krista Polvere (Melbourne) Takes on the U.S. Including Truck Rodeos, Boot-Scooting Cowboys and more!

November 18, 2015

Feeling a strong connection to the USA, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Krista Polvere decided to return to New York and San Fransisco, and absolutely fell in love with the countryside of Wyoming after visiting it for the first time ever! Join her as she reminisces about her favourite moments and favourite people to play music with. Get to know her a […]

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Tour Diary: Owen Rabbit (Melbourne) takes on CMJ Music Marathon and more

November 11, 2015

Melbourne’s own Owen Rabbit can produce music from anything that makes a sound. He has been featured on triple j Unearthed and recently took his style of indie electronica to New York for the CMJ Music Marathon. Check out this awesome behind-the-scenes look at his experience… Since CMJ, Owen’s new single “Denny’s” has been released, […]

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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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Tour Diary: Oxford & Co. (Sydney) take on CMJ Music Marathon and more

October 27, 2015

Hailing from Sydney, the dynamic duo behind Oxford & Co., Samuel Stephenson and Cameron Potts, took to the Big Apple to play the CMJ Music Marathon. Check out their tour diary for behind-the-scenes action! The gentleman’s guide to New York with Oxford & Co. Day 1. Navigation Make time to see the sights. Acclimate. Navigate. A gentleman is […]

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Tour Diary: Kingfisha (Brisbane) unleash their latest music on Sydney and Melbourne

October 27, 2015

Things have been going well for Brisbane outfit Kingfisha of late. From the release of their first single in two years, “Water Running”, to being announced on the 2 biggest music conferences in the country (BIGSOUND & AWME) and a booking agency deal with 123 Agency freshly inked, Kingfisha are facing forward. The track comes ahead of a much anticipated […]

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Tour Diary: Toddy from King Parrot hits the USA from California to Seattle and Salt Lake (March/April 2015 – Part Two)

April 21, 2015

San Diego, California is a beautiful place! A laid back kinda vibe, nice beaches and friendly folk. This was our first show in a string of dates through this beautiful state! Tonight’s venue is called The Casbah, so it was pretty cool to literally ‘rock the Casbah’ just one time in our musical careers, even […]

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Tour Diary: Toddy from King Parrot (Melbourne) hits the USA from New Orleans to SXSW and Scottsdale, Arizona (March/April 2015 – Part One)

April 20, 2015

To set the scene here, we’d just arrived on American soil at JFK airport, New York from Frankfurt, Germany after our first European tour as King Parrot. A couple of us have toured Europe before with other bands, but this was our first run as KP. We did a 10 show run across 7 countries […]

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Tour Diary: Lenka returns to her fourth SXSW in Austin, Texas

March 27, 2015

Head to Texas for her fourth SXSW, Lenka has brought us back a tour diary of her return to the massive event, which was full of birthday celebrations, delayed flights and a brief few days in LA for rehearsals and Pho. Day One: Arrive in Los Angeles for rehearsals with my LA-based band, (who I’ve […]

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The OzFest India Diaries: A journey in ten parts…

August 20, 2014

Back in November 2012, I was lucky enough to be invited along on an trip around India with The Aussie BBQ and Australian bands Sheppard, Jinja Safari, The Aston Shuffle, Karnivool and Big Scary. Not a bad list, eh? As The Aussie BBQ – and the AU – prepares to return to India in November, […]

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Tour Diary: Sue-Anne Stewart in Toronto at Canadian Music Week

June 11, 2014

Hi, my name is Sue-Anne Stewart. I’m an Australian singer songwriter from Queensland. This is a tour diary for the AU Review of my trip to Toronto where I showcased at Canadian Music Week 2014. I had a fantastic time and met some awesome people and saw some amazing bands – check out my music […]

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Tour Diary: Emma Davis (Sydney) at Toronto's Canadian Music Week! – Part Two!

June 10, 2014

With a belly full of chicken I played my second showcase at a place called The Free Times Café on College Street. A cute little pub/bar with a tiny stage out the back and a neat guitar mural which you can just about make out in the photo. My lovely friend Steve took this picture […]

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Tour Diary: Emma Davis (Sydney) at Toronto's Canadian Music Week! – Part One!

June 6, 2014

So it all started with a rather long bus ride from New York to Toronto. I thought if I was going to go all the way to Canada I may as well spend some time in the US first, eating pickles, drinking oversized beers and prancing past the cacti of Austin. Here is one of […]

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Tour Diary: Tim Commandeur from Panama at SXSW 2014!

June 4, 2014

Following the release of our second EP Always last November, 2014 has been an exciting year for Panama. Starting the year off playing Field Day, followed by a national tour, it also saw us take to foreign shores for our first international run of shows. Here’s some brief words and imagery to help better describe […]

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Twin Lakes' Canadian Music Week Photo Tour Diary (Part Two)

May 28, 2014

Following the first part of their tour diary earlier this week, as well as a special video they put together for us, Newcastle band Twin Lakes bring us the second and final part of their adventures in Toronto for Canadian Music Week earlier this month! DAY FOUR OF CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK Woke up with a […]

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Tour Diary: The Black Lullaby at Canadian Music Week 2014 in Toronto (Part Two)

May 24, 2014

Hi, we are The Black Lullaby, a 4-piece rock band from north coast NSW. This is a tour diary for the AU Review of our trip to Toronto where we showcased at Canadian Music Week 2014. We had an awesome time and met some great people and saw some amazing bands – check out our […]

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Tour Diary: The Black Lullaby at Canadian Music Week 2014 in Toronto (Part One)

May 22, 2014

Hi, we are The Black Lullaby, a 4-piece rock band from north coast NSW. This is a tour diary for the AU Review of our trip to Toronto where we showcased at Canadian Music Week 2014. We had an awesome time and met some great people and saw some amazing bands – check out our […]

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Eating with MTNS: A Food & Drink Tour Diary – Part One

February 18, 2014

The following is part one of a food and drink journal that Brisbane band MTNS have been keeping exclusively for the AU review, as they’ve been touring the country on their Salvage EP Tour. The band kick things off in Perth… PERTH – 01.02.2014 LA VEEN COFFEE & KITCHEN After the arduous five-hour flight from […]

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Tour Diaries: Lowlakes in Europe with Half Moon Run: Part Three

November 20, 2013

We’ve just returned home to Melbourne after finishing of our Euro tour with Canadians Half Moon Run. The trip covered Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland with all shows, bar one, selling out! After 33 hours in transit we’re pretty exhausted but will expend our remaining energy on one final diary entry. Our final show, and […]

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Tour Diaries: goodbyemotel – Part Three!

November 18, 2013

Our good friends in Melbourne’s goodbyemotel are continuing their tour around America. Enjoy part three of their adventures around the country in this very special tour diary feature video!

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Tour Diaries: The Delta Riggs in the USA (Oct 2013) – Part Two

October 31, 2013

I had the opportunity to catch up with The Delta Riggs a few times on their journey around the USA. They started in LA (see part one of the gallery for more from LA), before heading to CMJ and New York City, which part two of this special gallery covers – alongside some more of […]

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Tour Diaries: Lowlakes in Berlin with Half Moon Run: Part One

October 29, 2013

We (Lowlakes) arrived in Berlin two days ago; we’re here for a handful of shows with Canadian band Half Moon Run. The first is in Hamburg tomorrow, so we’ve had a bit of time to kick around the city. It’s autumn here in Europe, so there are fallen leaves everywhere. We hired some bikes today […]

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Tour Diaries: The Delta Riggs in the USA (Oct 2013) – Part One

October 28, 2013

I had the opportunity to catch up with The Delta Riggs a few times on their journey around the USA. They started in LA, with a special show at the Bootleg Bar – accompanied by a slew of fantastic talent from Australia, including Tigertown, Oh Mercy and Bored Nothings. It felt like every Australian in […]

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Tour Diaries: sleepmakeswaves in Europe – Part One

October 7, 2013

Hello. We are sleepmakeswaves. We make instrumental rock music. Some people call it ‘post-rock’, we prefer to call it ‘love songs about delay pedals’. We are embarking on a tour of Europe with a band called 65daysofstatic. They sound kinda like us, but are slightly older, probably a little better and British. It will be […]

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Tour Diary: goodbyemotel – Part One!

September 20, 2013

Our good friends in Melbourne’s goodbyemotel are touring around America and trying to break the market. Enjoy the first part of their adventures around the country in this very special tour diary feature video!

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