Music

Track of the Day: Woodlock “Sirens (The Headphones Version)” (2020)

June 1, 2020

Our track of the day is “Sirens (The Headphones Version)” and comes from Melbourne trio Woodlock. This is a fresh look at the extremely successful single “Sirens” which really did capture the attention of many listeners. It has had over 4 million streams so far. “Sirens (The Headphones Version)” is a great rework on a […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Quiet Blue “Lost It All” (2020)

June 1, 2020

Quiet Blue is the moniker of Melbourne singer/songwriter Nik Georgiou. Today we are delighted to have the Exclusive Premiere of his latest offering, “Lost It All”. For an emerging artist, Nik has been busy in 2020. He released his debut video for single “Jealous” back in March. Since then, he has been busy working on […]

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Interview: The Jungle Giants’ Sam Hales: A Major Life Remix & His Livestreaming Show

May 31, 2020

Cancelled gigs, social distancing and a deeper focus on technology are the reality of many artists right now. We had a chat with Sam Hales from The Jungle Giants about life after COVID-19 and his recent live streaming show. The Jungle Giants are known for their tours: it feels like there’s always another one around […]

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Track of the Day: Peak Park “Please Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” (2020)

May 29, 2020

“Please Don’t Be Hard On Yourself” is Peak Park’s latest single with a powerful message. The Melbourne-based three-piece music project has shed light on the awareness and importance of mental health. The track features a kaleidoscope of musical elements with alternative-rock and uplifting electronic-space-pop waves. Relatable and deep sentiments are illustrated with honest and profound […]

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Tame Impala and Gorillaz join King Gizzard and more as Primavera Sound 2021 readies its lineup

May 28, 2020

Following the cancellation of Primavera Sound 2020 and the announcement its accompanying conference Primavera Pro would move online, today Primavera Sound Barcelona is gearing up for 2021, by announcing the first 100 acts set to play what will now be the festival’s 20th anniversary event. The event will take the #bestfestivalforever theme that the 2020 […]

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Track of the Day: LPX hits new peaks with “Delayed Gratification” (2020)

May 28, 2020

At the start of last year, we sat down with Lizzy Plapinger, co-founder of Neon Gold Records and lead singer of MS MR, as she made her first trip to Australia under her new solo project LPX. In our chat, Lizzy talked about what her hopes were to be “the most wild, loud, eccentric version […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Roz Pappalardo “Immune” (2020)

May 28, 2020

Roz Pappalardo continues to tease her forthcoming solo album, Sound The Alarm, thanks to her new single “Immune”, out tomorrow. We’re excited to bring you this exclusive sneak peek before the official release tomorrow.  “Immune”, like its parent album, was recorded and mixed at Blackbox Studios with Jeff Lovejoy. The single, despite the timely title, […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Mzaza “Stardust” (2020)

May 27, 2020

Brisbane’s Euro-folk ensemble Mzaza, have released the first song from their forthcoming third studio album, The Birth and Death of Stars. Mzaza is an amalgam of musicians from Europe and Australia, blending their backgrounds and influences into a potent heady mix. We are excited to be premiering today the video for this latest release, which […]

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Track of the Day: SoSo “(Shit) Love Story” (2020)

May 27, 2020

Today’s track of the Day comes from Sydney quintet SoSo, who have just dropped latest single “(Shit) Love Story“. It’s a three minute blast of pure pop-punk, with a chorus that demands to be sang along to. Singer Rhys de Burgh says: “About 6-7 years ago I was in a relationship with someone that I […]

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Hockey Dad to launch new album Brain Candy at “Alive At The Drive-In” at Bulli Showgrounds

May 26, 2020

Duo Hockey Dad have found a novel way of launching a new album. They will be launching their new LP Brain Candy at the Bulli Showground in Wollongong, on the 31st July. The album will be played in full, including  “I Missed Out”, “Itch” and “In This State”. The night will be similar in style […]

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Interview: Runaway Belles on lockdown, livestreams, and latest single “The Weekend”

May 26, 2020

Performers and housemates Tash Parker and Emma Angelesy have joined forces to create Runaway Belles. Fresh off the release of their first single, “The Weekend“, and a series of weekly livestream performances, we caught up with the Tasmanian folk duo to find out more! Firstly, thanks for your time girls! Pleasure! Thanks for having us. […]

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Track of the Day: CJ Stranger “Fool’s Gold” (2020)

May 26, 2020

CJ Stranger, the alter-ego of singer-songwriter Cameron Henderson, has continued to tease his forthcoming album, Hey Stranger, with a new single. “Fool’s Gold” is the third single released from the album, and follows on from “Strange One” (2019) and “Outlaw” (2020). “Fool’s Gold” is a satisfying stripped back and slow burning slice of alt-country. It’s […]

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Album Review: On modern anxiety (2020 LP) Josef Salvat strikes a balance between style and substance

May 26, 2020

Josef Salvat’s sophomore album modern anxiety is one that rewards repeat listens. I write this as someone who initially didn’t really rate it highly. Sure, several of the singles really hit their mark, but on first listen the album as a whole didn’t work for me. Yet, further listens, and closer listens, reveal an album […]

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Track of the Day: Jade MacRae “Midnight Air” (2020)

May 25, 2020

Jade MacRae has released her final single, “Midnight Air” from her forthcoming album, Handle Me With Care. This follows on from earlier releases “I Choose Love”, “Up Above Your Head” and “My Fathers House”. “Midnight Air” is a rich, warm, gospel tale. which is inspired by a New Orleans funeral march.  The song features a […]

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Album of the Week: The 1975’s Notes on a Conditional Form is the gift to ground you this weekend

May 22, 2020

It’s been almost two years since The 1975’s most iconic album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, was released. Whilst writing, the band realised instantly that this project was bigger than they had initially predicted. We were promised a Part Two follow-up album to finish what they started. Life for everybody has changed dramatically since […]

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Barcelona music conference Primavera Pro expands online platform; Australians can attend in July for free

May 22, 2020

Sitting alongside one of the world’s best music festivals, Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Primavera Pro has spent the last decade growing into a leading industry conference that leveraged the large amount of industry that was finding its way through the city to attend the iconic festival – which was supposed to celebrate its 20th anniversary […]

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Track of the Day: Ally Rendall “How This Ends” (2020)

May 22, 2020

Cambodian-born singer from Brisbane, Ally Rendall, has unveiled her latest single “How This Ends”. The 16-year old artist has emerged with exceptional talent and her debut single,“ Who Will Love U” has soared with over 20k streams. “How This Ends” represents the downfalls and finality of a relationship with serene acoustics that cascade throughout the […]

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Wu-Tang Clan teams with Jusu for “Protect Ya Hands” hand sanitiser

May 21, 2020

It’s been ten years since the legendary Ghostface Killah jumped on Twitter one day and started letting loose a stream of personal hygiene tips for his followers, one of the first public statements that Wu-Tang Clan is deadly serious when it comes to not just protecting your neck, but your wellbeing. Now, the hip hop […]

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Track of the Day: Serina Pech “Please Go Lightly” (2020)

May 21, 2020

Earlier this month Northern Territory singer-songwriter Serina Pech released her latest EP Politics. Her first full length release, Politics has been four years in the making, and comes from a place of reflection and experience. The piano ballad, “Please Go Lightly”, is the EP’s sublime emotional centrepiece. A beautiful cry for help and understanding in […]

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Guest Playlist: Marco gives us his isolation anthems

May 20, 2020

It’s been a couple of weeks since Brisbane’s Marco dropped latest single “Only Want You“, a dreamy slice of low-fi indie pop, perfect for fans of Shawn Mendes and Frank Ocean. Stripped back production gives Marco’s gorgeous vocals a real opportunity to shine, and though he’s never been one to reveal the true inspo behind […]

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Track of the Day: Harris “Sheena Is A Bush Doofer” (2020)

May 20, 2020

You may know (Noah) Harris, the Melbourne singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, as the lead vocalist of rock outfit Fan Girl. You might even know him as the keyboardist for indie supergroup primetime. Now he’s releasing a new solo single, “Sheena Is A Bush Doofer”, replete with accompanying DIY video clip.  Produced by Sam Swain, and featuring […]

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Track of the Day: Aodhan “Drive” (2020)

May 19, 2020

Dharawal singer-songwriter Aodhan released his latest single earlier this month. “Drive”, written in collaboration with his musical hero Josh Pyke, follows a hugely promising debut year for the award-winning fifteen year old.  Produced by JP Fung, Aodhan began writing “Drive” in 2018. Back then he envisioned it as an indie rock/pop song, but the song […]

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Thom Yorke helps Sonos launch new radio streaming service

May 18, 2020

Radiohead frontman and all-round brilliant person Thom Yorke now has his very own radio station as one of the first programs as part of new streaming service Sonos Radio. Over 60,000 radio stations will feature on the platform, as well as dedicated artist stations, which is where Yorke comes in, curating songs along the simple […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Colin Lillie “Broken” (2020)

May 18, 2020

Taken from EP Petrichor, “Broken” is the latest from Alice Springs singer-songwriter Colin Lillie. We’re excited to be bringing you an exclusive look at the track’s video here on The AU Review! Since the release of acclaimed debut album Glass Homes, Lillie has had a great run, including taking home the first ever NT Live […]

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Photo Gallery: Imogen Clark – Live from the Backyard (16.05.20)

May 18, 2020

There have been some incredible Isolation gigs of late, mostly broadcast from home in the bedroom or living room with a desk lamp and an iPhone. For artists with new material, in particular, you can sense their frustration at not being able to showcase the new songs in the best of light. One artist who […]

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Track of the Day: Washington “Dark Parts” (2020)

May 18, 2020

Megan Washington has clearly been creative during Isolation. She is back with a new track, “Dark Parts” and an animated video which she has created herself. It’s a hell of a party track, even if it does ask us to open up and share the parts of us we keep hidden. This song is playful […]

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Interview: KIAN (AUS) on “Every Hour”, turning 18 and growing as a musician

May 16, 2020

It’s been a full year since The AU Review caught up with KIAN, when the then 16-year-old dropped his debut EP BLISS. Since its release, KIAN has ticked off phenomenal milestones musicians decades his senior are waiting to achieve: he played Splendour in the Grass and Spin Off Festival, toured the UK and Europe with Conan Gray, travelled […]

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Track of the Day: Scarlet Parke “Pretend” (2020)

May 15, 2020

Seattle-based artist, Scarlet Parke returns with her latest single “Pretend”, produced by Jake Crocker. After releasing her debut LP, Flight Risk, the artist is known for channeling raw emotions and experiences into her music. The track evokes nostalgic feelings towards an ex-lover with an eclectic side of smooth r&b-pop-trap beats. The recurring lyrics throughout the […]

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Interview: Steve Smyth on recording his latest EP Blood in a church, and life in lockdown in Spain

May 15, 2020

Steve Smyth is arguably one of Australia’s most talented singer-songwriters. These days Steve calls Barcelona home, and with Spain being one of the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,  his lock-down conditions have been more stringent than most. I caught up with Steve a couple of weeks ago, as he was releasing “Yours Sincerely”, a […]

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Track of the Day: Josh Pyke “Doubting Thomas” (2020)

May 14, 2020

A follow-up to his first release in five years (“I Don’t Know”), “Doubting Thomas” is the new one from the reliable Josh Pyke and another strong offering from the veteran Aussie singer-songwriter. Pyke, in a statement, says the break allowed him to shed some “self-imposed rules” when it comes to songwriting, and that “Doubting Thomas” […]

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