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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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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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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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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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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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Australia dominates at the 2019 International Songwriting Competition as Tones and I wins the $70k Grand Prize

May 7, 2020

Established in 2002, The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is the world’s largest international songwriting competition, and in 2019 it received over 18,000 entries from 140 countries. And this year, the ISC has bestowed its highest honor to Australian artist and songwriter Tones And I for the song “Dance Monkey.” The Grand Prize consists of $25,000 […]

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Falls Festival to go all Australian with their Summer 2020/21 event lineups.

May 6, 2020

The organisers of Falls Festival have announced that the December 20/ January 21 edition will be limited to an All-Australian lineup. Recognising the uncertainty that awaits us in the recovery phase from Covid-19, they have made the decision to ‘go local’ to provide some certainty to the lineup. Jess Ducrou and Paul Piticco, co-producers of […]

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The Delta Riggs to frontline next installment of Boost Mobile’s live streaming initiative

April 29, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 quarantine, musicians have been left practically and financially uncertain, losing a substantial portion of their income having lost the ability to play live shows. Thankfully, new opportunities are popping up, and in a time where the touring industry has been effectively made redundant, the music industry has found a new way to […]

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The first live music conference in 2021 has officially been cancelled

April 25, 2020

We were lucky enough to attend our first Folk Alliance this year in New Orleans; held in late January, the event was held shortly after the first case of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the United States. But the thought that the event in the following year, which had been scheduled for February in Kansas […]

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Spring Loaded Sydney announces new November date

April 9, 2020

90s alt rock festival Spring Loaded has today announced a new date for its Sydney event. Grinspoon and Frenzel Rhomb will now tear up The Lawn at Royal Randwick on November 7th. Original tickets will remain valid. A new date for the Bribie Island event, set to take place at Sandstone Point Hotel, will be […]

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Coachella

A special Coachella documentary is being released to help with the FOMO

April 9, 2020

Although legendary festival Coachella may not be around for its usual April timestamp, an important part of the event’s history will still be taking place this month. Postponed until October, due to COVID-19, those with tickets to the annual pilgrimage may have to wait a few more months before giving themselves over to what many […]

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Supporting your local indie record stores just got easier

April 2, 2020

Indie record stores across Australia, like so many retailers, are doing it tough at the moment due to the COVID-19 crisis. The postponement of Record Store Day, often those stores biggest trading day of the year, until later in the year will only have added to the pressures. Independent record stores, along with our live […]

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Some of Australia’s finest live music photographers have put their works up for sale for the first time

April 1, 2020

With the COVID-19 shutdown bringing the arts industry to a standstill, there are plenty of ways you can help out those affected by the current crisis. The first port of call for the Australian music scene is the Sounds of Silence website – an industry initiative to bring together various industry bodies to collate efforts […]

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Memphis Tourism

The City of Memphis has announced a virtual music festival

March 23, 2020

Virtual music festivals are fast becoming the norm in this time of covid-19 and social distancing, so it’s only right that one of the most famous live music destinations in the world jumps on board. The city of Memphis has today announced a digitised festival to bring entertainment and stress relief to those around the […]

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Julia Jacklin

ISOL-AID: “Social distancing” music festival announced for Australia

March 19, 2020

Taking place entirely on social media, ISOL-AID has been speedily pulled together with a cracking Aussie line-up to adapt to a post-covid world. As the coronavirus continues to decimate industries around the world, the live music scene has been dramatically effected due to the understandable need to practice strict social distancing. In a bid to […]

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Boys Like Girls return to Australia for a throwback tour this April

March 13, 2020

If you haven’t heard yet, the fusion pop-punk-emo band from Boston, Boys Like Girls is returning to Australia, after almost a decade, to perform a national tour. After forming the band in 2005, the success of their self-titled album in 2006 spread across the world leading with their smash hit singles ‘The Great Escape’ and […]

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Glitoris “Slut Power” Manifesto released

March 8, 2020

Glitoris are a political punk rock outfit, known for their strong political stances, and phenomenal high-energy performances. Their latest release “Slut Power” is a powerful call to arms against the scourge of violence against women. It is International Women’s Day today, and Glitoris have chosen to mark the day with the release of their manifesto. It […]

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Chicago is live music mecca this year as it celebrates the “Year of Music”

March 7, 2020

House, blues, hip hop, gospel, and just about every other culturally important form of music you can think of. It’s all in the Windy City. And it’s everywhere, and anywhere, as it should be. Chicago is one of the most sacred cities in the world when it comes to music history. From legendary jazz clubs […]

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Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal unveils its brutal metal choir

March 6, 2020

One of the most beloved aspects of 2016’s DOOM was its furious, hypnotic heavy metal soundtrack. Composed by Melbourne producer Mick Gordon, it perfectly complemented the game’s hellish atmosphere and balletic combat. With DOOM Eternal now only weeks away, metal fans are primed to hear Gordon’s new material. Part of that new material may surprise: Gordon […]

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Kingswood throws Pop-Up Pizza parties ahead of release of new album Juveniles

March 4, 2020

March 13th may be a Friday, but there’s only good news coming our way. Highly acclaimed Kingswood, the Melbourne-born rock band, are releasing their third studio album Juveniles and kickstarting their national tour, visiting all the capital cities and a few more, including Geelong, Bunbury and Devonport. Kingswood is one of those bands that truly […]

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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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RÜFÜS DU SOL announce special concert film to support bushfire relief

February 27, 2020

Sydney-born, globally celebrated electronic wizards RÜFÜS DU SOL have announced two exclusive Australian screenings of a special live performance from California’s iconic Joshua Tree National Park. Shot last September, the electronic trio have distilled their live performance into a 45-minute production, and it will premiere across two nights with one each in Sydney and Melbourne. […]

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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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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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Theatrical UK music festival Boomtown just dropped an incredible 2020 line up

February 7, 2020

So, who’s coming to the UK with us in August? Boomtown, an annual multi-day music festival held at the Matterley Estate in Hampshire has got us feeling all kinds of envy (and hope – we want to go to there) with their 2020 line-up, which was just announced and has subsequently been plastered all over […]

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All the details for that massive Green Day, Fall Out and Weezer tour

February 7, 2020

In what is surely one of the biggest rock tours Australians will see in 2020, a triple-headliner bill of Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer is set for shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane through November. Appropriately dubbed “The Hella Mega Tour”, Live Nation and Triple M will take all three iconic bands […]

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Boardmasters

Aussies Abroad: Alex the Astronaut, Riley Pearce, Tora and more set to play Boardmasters 2020

February 5, 2020

The line-up for Boardmasters 2020 has dropped and it is huge! Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the Cornish-based festival has dropped a hundred plus strong line-up. Skepta, Kings Of Leon, and The 1975 are amongst the headliners of the three day festival. Joining them will be a handful of some of Australia’s finest too. Indie surf rockers Caravãna Sun will take […]

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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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Eurovision

Eurovision 2020 Australia Decides – Meet The Contenders

January 31, 2020

Last year, Kate Miller-Heidke took out the competition with her gravity defying song titled, well… “Zero Gravity”. Now, it’s that time of the year again – to choose who will represent Australia in this year’s Eurovision 2020. The 65th campiest, wardrobe malfunction prone music competition will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands this year. That’s right, […]

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