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Track of the Day: Samoaja “Their Sons and Daughters” (2020)

January 20, 2020

Formed in 2014, Samoaja are a four-piece ‘Landscape Pop’ band from Finland. Musically, the group blend Nordic soundscapes with a modern folk sensibility and haunting melodies. It all makes for a sound that is high on the atmospherics and ambience. Earlier this month, Samoaja kicked off 2020 with the release of their new single, “Their […]

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Track of the Day: Rick Sextant “Mingle with Kringle” (2019)

December 20, 2019

We bring your our final Track of the Day for the year.  It is only fitting that we finish with a Christmas song. Or perhaps it isn’t. Nonetheless, here goes. Enjoy the catastrophe that is Rick Sextant’s ode to the festive season, entitled “Mingle with Kringle”.     Feel free to follow Rick on twitter in case […]

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Track by Track: Kilns take us through their debut album You Can Bet Your House on Me

December 13, 2019

Last month Melbourne indie-rockers Kilns released their beautiful debut album “You Can Bet Your House on Me”.  It’s an album that regularly visits themes of relationships, their fragility but is also joyous. Guitars riff and vocals soar with some sweet harmonies. There is also some sweet humour in there as well. It’s hard to believe these […]

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Track of the Day: Fragile Animals “Waiting” (2019)

December 11, 2019

Brisbane / Sunshine Coast trio Fragile Animals have released their latest single “Waiting”, and we are pumped to have it as our track of the day. It’s a wonderful amalgam of genres. Shoegazing is front and centre, but there’s a splash of indie rock and a smidgin of 80’s Manchester. The song was written by frontwoman Victoria […]

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Track of the Day: Maz Green “Moving Slowly” 2019

December 9, 2019

Our track of the day comes from a rising star in Melbourne singer-songwriter Maz Green. With the country literally burning around us, Maz has addressed many of the issues facing us in her sophomore single, “Moving Slowly”. Her debut single was “Somewhere Else”and was released earlier this year. Maz explains the inspiration for the song: […]

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Track of the Day: Klue “Coming Home” (2019)

December 9, 2019

Fresh from another life over in Europe, Klue has zipped back to Sydney for the summer and is celebrating with the celebratory “Coming Home”. The Aussie-born producer, also known as one third of True Vibenation, has caught our attention numerous times with his slinky, summery productions and penchant for pulling in inflections of jazz, tropical […]

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Track of the Day: Serina Pech “Isolated Strangers” (2019)

December 6, 2019

The Northern Territory is a breeding ground for insanely talented story-tellers. There’s no better example than Serina Pech, with her latest offering “Isolated Strangers” hitting the airwaves. This is the third release from Pech this year, following on from “Take A Look Around” and “Sing Your Own Song”. Serina hails from Katherine, in the NT, […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Cedarsmoke “Pure Heroin” (2019)

December 5, 2019

Last month Brisbane 5-piece Cedarsmoke dropped their single “Pure Heroin”, which featured the story of Syd and Nancy (Syd Vicious and Nancy Spungen), a touch of Jane Austen and a heavy helping of heroin. Today we are proud to bring you the exclusive video premiere to help bring to life this romantic tragedy. It’s their […]

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Track of the Day: Neverkid “When It Comes” (2019)

December 5, 2019

Indie pop meets 80s vibes in “When It Comes To You“, the debut single from Brisbane’s Neverkid. Complete with a music video filmed in the garage of Neverkid’s apartment complex, we’re loving this moody, retro take on electro-pop – and we think you will too! Neverkid says: “Normally I write songs when I’m in a […]

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Track of the Day: Nathan Ball “Borders” (2019)

December 4, 2019

Ahead of his debut Australian headline tour this week, UK-based singer-songwriter Nathan Ball has dropped his mesmerising new single, “Borders”.  As singles go, “Borders”, is understated and subtle in style and the delivery of its message. Beautifully melancholic and ethereal, the tone is set by the guitars, but cemented through Ball’s atmospheric vocal melodies. Despite […]

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Track of the Day: Future Haunts “Far Away” (2019)

December 3, 2019

With a new EP due in 2020, Brisbane’s Future Haunts have released another little teaser of what’s to come! “Far Away” is the third glimpse we’ve had of the upcoming Rushmore, and we’re loving it! Vocalist and guitarist Ben Speight says: “‘Far Away’ takes a dive into themes of distance and being away from your loved ones […]

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Track of the Day: Benji Lewis “New Day” (2019)

December 2, 2019

Suffering from those Monday blues? Give Benji Lewis‘ “New Day” a listen and see if you don’t feel better! Upbeat and uplifting, this lush slice of electro-pop will definitely get you through those sweaty summer days! “New Day” is the latest release from Benji’s upcoming EP, Here, Then and Now, scheduled for release in early […]

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Track by Track: Okay Dane take us through their debut EP, Alienation

November 28, 2019

Alt-rockers from Melbourne Okay Dane have dropped their debut EP Alienation today. They released 2 tracks off it earlier this year, “Pretend” and “God Complex”, and it’s great to see them get the finished EP out the door. This EP is a collection of well-crafted punchy songs that will get your party started. To celebrate the […]

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Track of the Day: Dos Dos feat. Joey Legit “Some” (2019)

November 28, 2019

After twelve months of honing his craft and using his current base of Brisbane to test the waters on his new experimental sounds, New Zealand-born, self-produced rapper Dos Dos has signalled something of a career rebirthing with the release of his new single, “Some”. Raw, unfiltered lyrics – an ode to overcoming struggle – sit atop […]

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Track of the Day: Ducks Unlimited “Gleaming Spires” (2019)

November 27, 2019

Ahead of the release of their debut EP Get Bleak this Friday Toronto’s Ducks Unlimited have shared their delightfully jangly new single “Gleaming Spires”.  The single is bright, effervescent, and completely infectious. So much so I’ve found myself putting it straight into high rotation. You’d also be forgiven for thinking they might be an Aussie […]

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Track of the Day: Lui Peng “Casual Lover” (2019)

November 26, 2019

Last weekend saw British-Chinese artist Lui Peng drop “Casual Lover“, the latest single from upcoming EP Unavailable. A heartfelt musing on failed relationships and rebound lovers, we love this elegant track – and we think you will too! It’s been a busy couple of years for the London based singer-songwriter. As well as releasing past […]

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Track of the Day: Bronte Public Housing “Sleepyhead” (2019)

November 26, 2019

With summer officially arriving at the end of the week, we’ve found the perfect track to soundtrack those lazy days at the beach, by the pool, or tucked away in air-conditioned bliss.  “Sleepyhead” is the debut single from Bronte Public Housing, the brainchild of Sydney’s Jimmy Heathwood, frontman of Hiaground. It’s a bright and dreamy […]

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Track of the Day: Salarymen “Please” (2019)

November 25, 2019

Sydney-based duo Salarymen have just unleashed their debut single, “Please”. It’s catchy, it’s got lush harmonies and it’s got some fun 60’s vibes. The song might be dealing with the end of a relationship, but hey with the fun vibes they are putting out, it certainly seems to take the edge off the situation. The […]

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Track of the Day: Down For Tomorrow “Show Me That You Care” (2019)

November 22, 2019

Sydney based grunge punks Down For Tomorrow have provided us with our final Track of the Day for the week! Latest single “Show Me That You Care” is another great offering from the boys, who released their sophomore EP back in June, premiering it exclusively with us here at The AU Review! Of this latest […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Fat Picnic – Get Out Of My Fridge (2019)

November 20, 2019

It’s here at last! Yes, the debut album from Fat Picnic, the funsters from Brisbane are about to drop their debut album “Get Out Of My Fridge”. It’s true to style of their live shows, dripping in a blend of genres, heavily steeped in soul-infused ska and dub-reggae. They released a taster earlier this year, with […]

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Track of the Day: Port Royal “That’s How You Want It To Be” (2019)

November 19, 2019

Earlier this month Brisbane rockers Port Royal dropped a new music video for their single, “That’s How You Want It To Be”. The track, which champions the idea of doing things your own way, is from their forthcoming EP Golden Years, which will drop next year.  The single is brimming with feisty riffs and plenty […]

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Track of the Day: Glass Tides “Sympathy” (2019)

November 18, 2019

Adelaide’s Glass Tides have just dropped the latest single from their upcoming album, and we’re absolutely loving it! Cutting their teeth with support slots for the likes of Thrice, Circa Survive, and Young Lions, the post-hardcore five-piece are due to drop their first full-length album in mid January next year. “Sympathy” is the third taste […]

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Track of the Day: Nancie Schipper “Take Out The Trash” (2019)

November 18, 2019

2018 triple j Unearthed High Finalist Nancie Schipper has dropped her latest single, “Take Out The Trash“, and we’re stoked to be naming it today’s Track of the Day! The catchy AF indie-rock track was produced by John Castle – you’ll find his name on tracks from the likes of Angie MacMahon and Vance Joy […]

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Track of the Day: Beck “Everlasting Nothing” (2019)

November 14, 2019

New Beck is here, arriving just a week before his new album Hyperspace, much of which he co-wrote with Pharrell Williams. The curious pair-up has given us all the albums singles to date, including this newbie “Everlasting Nothing” which introduces a new perspective on the sound. It’s playful, with thick slabs of 808, robotics backup […]

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Track of the Day: Jackson Carroll “Happyman” (2019)

November 14, 2019

Now in the midst of a 16-date tour across Australia, Cronulla artist Jackson Carroll has gifted fans earthy, summer-ready jam with the aptly named “Happyman”, picking up the pace and drenching the glistening production in nothing but good vibes. Rolling right onto better days (and weather), the almost tropical slice of folk-pop highlights Carroll’s charming […]

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Track of the Day: Officer ‘Tilt The Clox’ (2019)

November 12, 2019

Indie rock project Officer returned earlier this month with ‘Tilt The Clox‘, offering an exciting glimpse of forthcoming second album Night Tennis, due out February next year. Officer is a collaborative project between Glasgow born songwriter Dc Logan, and a myriad collection of talented friends. Raised in Northern Ireland and now based in London, Logan […]

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Track of the Day: Children Collide “Aurora” (2019)

November 12, 2019

In what is great news for the Aussie music scene, local favourites Children Collide are back!  They have released “Aurora”, the first single of their upcoming fourth album, due to be released in 2020. It’s their first release since the 2012 release of their third album Monument. These guys are known for their high-energy and frenetic live […]

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Track of the Day: Bad Pony “Villain” (2019)

November 11, 2019

Sydney-rockers Bad Pony have just released a high-octane killer-track  “Villain”.  They have spent much of 2019 writing new material, and this is their first release, which bodes well for them in 2020. Singer Jarred Young told the AU Review exclusively, “Creating villain has been such a fun process. The tune is about judgment, existential apathy and […]

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Track of the Day: Clipping Feat. Shabazz Palaces “Aquacode Databreaks” (2019)

November 7, 2019

Art rap has a new anthem as we move into 2020, but you already knew that by reading the headline. L.A’s Clipping have tapped Shabazz Palaces for a track that sounds exactly like what you’d expect (and want) from this reliable collaboration, violently clashing their respective styles to bring about a caustic rap anthem about…living […]

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Track of the Day: imbi the girl feat. Genesis Owusu “peaches & scream” (2019)

November 6, 2019

Non-binary neo-soul artist imbi the girl is gearing up to release their new EP, back then, and we’ve got a little taste of what’s to come in today’s Track of the Day, “peaches & scream“. back then will see imbi delve into their past, exploring the childhood experiences that have brought the artist to where […]

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