Music

Live Review: Amanda Palmer’s …No Intermission had Sydney in tears

February 25, 2020

It seems fitting to start this review with a confession – I knew very little about Amanda Palmer before this night. I’ve never listened to The Dresden Dolls, have never seen her perform, I’d never even heard her sing. But after tonight, I know more than I ever thought I would. The show she’s currently […]

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The Flowers

Track of the Day: The Flowers “Summer Saviour” (2020)

February 25, 2020

We are pumped to bring you as our Track of the Day, the latest single, “Summer Saviour” from indie-popsters The Flowers. We premiered the debut release from this Sydney-based trio, “Truly Madly Sleepy” back in May 2019, and it’s uplifting to hear their latest offering. Lead singer Agnes O’Dwyer explains the motivation behind the track. “I’ve […]

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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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Mantell

Exclusive Video Premiere: Mantell “St. Louis” (2020)

February 25, 2020

Today we have Exclusive Video Premiere of “St. Louis” from Melbourne-based Mantell. These guys are making waves in Melbourne, and listening to this track it’s easy to see why.  Lead singer Sam Reader‘s vocals effortlessly float in this song of hope. The song was recorded in the band’s own studio in Melbourne with drummer Connor […]

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Selfish Sons

Track of the Day: Selfish Sons “Sleep” (2020)

February 24, 2020

Our Track of the Day comes from Brisbane rockers Selfish Sons with their latest single “Sleep”. For those unfamiliar with the band, it’s comprised of brothers Jordy and Finn Polbodetto and schoolfriend Jonty Carlson. 2019 was a breakout year for the band, with their debut EP “Sixfour” being released.  They have built their growing fanbase […]

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Tora

Live Review: Tora’s masterful songwriting on full display in Melbourne

February 23, 2020

It is an undeniable truth that electronic, chillwave band Tora have had a flourishing career. Emerging from Byron Bay, the boys erupted with their album Take a Rest in 2017, catapulting them into immediate international success and touring abroad. Releasing their most recent album Can’t Buy The Mood in October last year, the four-piece have […]

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Sports Team

Track of the Day: Sports Team (UK) “Here’s The Thing” (2020)

February 21, 2020

To finish the week off, our track of the day comes from the UK, with Sports Team, and their latest release “Here’s The Thing“. Sports Team has grown it’s fan base exponentially on the release of a handful of singles, and their reputation for delivering wild hectic shows. Their recent gigs have been selling out, […]

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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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Track of the Day: Bloods “U & M E” (2020)

February 20, 2020

We have a new track today for you from Sydney-based garage punk-pop legends Bloods. It’s “U & M E” (pronounced U and EM EE), and it’s an absolute banger. This will be on their forthcoming EP which will be called Seattle and is to be released on the 15th of May, following on from Feelings […]

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Hallie

Track of the Day: Hallie “Sympathy” (2019)

February 19, 2020

Hallie from Brisbane has been on an upward trajectory since winning the Triple J Unearthed Bigsound Competition 2019 with her single “Nice Like Rice”. From there she released her debut EP Wink Wink Nudge Nudge to great acclaim, and tomorrow releases her latest single, “Sympathy”, which we are featuring today as our Track of the […]

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EP Review: Jack River – Stranger Heart (2020 EP)

February 19, 2020

The evolution of an artist is imperative to their continued success. Sure, you could release a really great debut album and have everyone love it across the musical spectrum, and then proceed to release the same ten songs every two years for the next decade before you seemingly grow out of your target audience, or […]

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Live Review: The Cat Empire + Emily Wurramara, Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (16.02.20)

February 19, 2020

It’s been an exciting year since The Cat Empire’s last appearance at the Zoo Twilight shows of 2019. They have toured to sold-out venues around the country, released their album Stolen Diamonds and frankly had a little bit of fun around Australia as they toured. Luckily for us, the band has graced Melbourne Zoo again, […]

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Photo Gallery: The Cat Empire + Emily Wurramara – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (16.02.20)

February 19, 2020

The Cat Empire finished their run of three sold-out Melbourne performance at the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Concert series on Sunday night; alongside Emily Wurramara, the band put on a stellar performance. Danny brings you the photos from the night.

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Track of the Day: Pace Randolph “Gasoline & Red Wine” (2020)

February 18, 2020

Pop/soul singer Pace Randolph dropped his latest, “Gasoline & Red Wine” this past Valentine’s Day. With debut EP Wrong Tonight and dates as far afield as London and Paris under his belt, “Gasoline & Red Wine” kicks off a string of 2020 releases for the Sydney native. Blending country lyricism with pop production, Pace cites […]

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Track of the Day: A Choir of Ghosts “Sinner in Rapture” (2020)

February 17, 2020

We’re kicking off the week with some gorgeous folk music, courtesy of A Choir of Ghosts. Led by James Auger, the eponymous choir features a rotating cast of collaborators working alongside the Sweden-based frontman. “Sinner in Rapture” marks the the third track from upcoming debut album An Ounce of Gold, due out later this year. Of […]

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Photo Gallery: Bernard Fanning + Olympia + Tia Gostelow – Taronga Zoo, Sydney (14.02.20)

February 15, 2020

It was a beautiful evening in Sydney last night, not something we’ve been able to say very often of late. An early start at Taronga Zoo for the twilight series of concerts, and therefore an early exit from work is an added bonus to what is always an excellent night out. This Friday night had […]

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Jade MacRae

Track of the Day: Jade MacRae “I Choose Love” (2020)

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day lovers. What better way to celebrate than the foot-stomping, hip-swinging, bootie-shaking romp “I Choose Love” by Melbourne-based soul and R& B-maestro  Jade MacRae. It’s got horns, it’s got sass, awesome backing vocals and a gloriously upbeat message. Jade says it best herself “love begins with the need to nourish and respect yourself […]

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Guest Playlist: Michael Dunstan reveals the music that inspired new single “Smoulder or Ignite”

February 14, 2020

Two weeks ahead of his debut album release, Michael Dunstan has dropped his latest single, “Smoulder or Ignite“. As well as being our final glimpse of the upcoming In The Grand Scheme, it’s also a cracking folk tune. In support of the album’s launch, the Wheatbelt folk singer has also revealed details of a huge […]

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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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Interview: Mattie Safer (NYC) introduces us to his new project “Safer” ahead of The New Colossus

February 13, 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 New York City local Mattie Safer, a former member of The […]

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Track of the Day: Chutney “Gone On Time” (2020)

February 13, 2020

We have a really beautiful Track of the Day today coming from Gold Coast indie rock band, Chutney. It’s called “Gone On Time”,  and we’ve been totally crushing on this tune since it turned up in our inbox. The guitars on this track are ever so sweet, complimenting and contrasting the earthy vocals. The band […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Vetty Vials’ Conversations With Myself (2020)

February 13, 2020

Sydney’s Vetty Vials releases her debut album  Conversations With Myself tomorrow (14th February) and we are delighted today to be able to offer you a sneak peek at this gem of an album. The lead single “Pride” was released earlier last month, and it was a great lead-in to the rest of the album. This […]

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Live Review: Conan Gray – The Lair, Sydney (11.02.20)

February 13, 2020

It was one of the hottest tickets in town: experiencing US tween sensation Conan Gray’s only Australian show in Sydney’s intimate The Lair. With a clear divide in the crowd between lucky young fans and curious industry members, it was a night that united both sides through a diaristic performance by the 21-year-old Texan. In […]

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What You Need To Know About Your 2020 Eurovision Australian Contender Montaigne

February 12, 2020

Last weekend on the Gold Coast, Australia voted for its Eurovision 2020 Contender. In its second year running, the Gold Coast hosted Eurovision 2020: Australia Decides live on SBS. The results ended up being neck and neck between Montaigne and Casey Donovan – but in the end, no one could stop Montaigne with her song […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: WAWAWOW – Pink Elephant (2020)

February 12, 2020

We are super pumped to be premiering the debut album Pink Elephant from Sydney psych-rock group WAWAWOW.  These lads clearly don’t do things by halves, with their debut album being a 13-track wonder, packed with some epic grooves, lashings of humour, deft guitars and hypnotic rhythms. Their crafty musicianship brings this album back from the […]

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Track of the Day: Eilish Gilligan “I Just Want To Look At You” (2020)

February 12, 2020

For today’s Track of the Day, we’re showcasing the latest from Melbourne singer-songwriter Eilish Gilligan. A lush slice of dream-pop, “I Just Want To Look At You” follows on from singles including “Someone Else” and “S.M.F.Y”. Perhaps better known as the Frida frontwoman, or as a touring vocalist with Japanese Wallpaper, Gilligan branched out on […]

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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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Photo Gallery: Laneway Festival ft Charlie XCX and The 1975 – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide (07.02.20)

February 11, 2020

The weather was warm and overcast in Adelaide which made for perfect conditions at Laneway Festival.   This year there were four stages playing a good variety of genres. There were so many highlights, from Hatchie, Kučka, and local favourites, Stabbitha and the Knifey Wifeys early in the day. Hockey Dad and DMA’s rocked, Ruel was […]

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Live Review: Max Lawrence performs Chlorophyll with Forest Collective orchestra as part of the Midsumma Festival

February 10, 2020

Emerging Melbourne alternative-pop artist Max Lawrence has been gigging around town for a few years now and it was his performance at the 2019 Gaytimes Festival which led to a collaboration with Evan J Lawson and the Forest Collective orchestra for the Midsumma Festival. Forest Collective is a not for profit arts organisation focusing on […]

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Misty Lanes

Track of the Day: Misty Lanes “Charmer” (2020)

February 10, 2020

Late last month saw Sydney pysch pop six-piece Misty Lane release their new single, “Charmer”. Their first release of the year, it follows the news they’ll be supporting Japanese psychedelic masters Kikagaku Moyo in Sydney next month.  “Charmer” is only the band’s second release since they dropped their debut record in late 2017. It sits […]

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