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Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale team up with Smirnoff to present Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard

December 3, 2020

Lime Cordiale are kicking off our summer with their very own festival, teaming up with Smirnoff to bring you Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard. It’s the drink of the minute, seltzers, crossing over with the band of the minute; and it’s set to be a line-up you won’t forget. The Northern beaches brothers are known for […]

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Summer Sounds Festival

Summer Sounds Festival kickstarts the New Year in Adelaide

December 2, 2020

  It’s officially Summer, and while this year’s given us a new appreciation for small and quaint local gigs, Adelaide will be delivering something a little larger than life this Summer season… Secret Sounds and Adelaide-based Five Four Entertainment and Groove have announced the Summer Sounds Festival, a new summer concert series set to bring […]

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A summer of rock: Girls Rock! Adelaide, 2021 Summer Camp opens applications

November 27, 2020

Local music mentoring organisation, Girls Rock! Adelaide, have announced applications are now open for their 2021 summer camp. A swiftly growing local youth organisation, Girls Rock! Adelaide is all about making space for girls, trans, and non-binary young people in the music scene. And while they’ve been rocked by Covid-19, their key program for the […]

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2020 Aria Awards

ARIA Awards 2020: Tame Impala, Sampa The Great and Archie Roach own the night

November 26, 2020

In what has been a tough year for the music industry, last night’s 2020 ARIA Awards marked a mighty, although socially distanced celebration at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre. Tame Impala surfaced as a big winner, taking home five ARIA awards, including Album of the Year for the third time, as well as Best Group, Best Rock Album, Engineer of the […]

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YUNGBLUD announces 2021 Australian all ages tour

November 24, 2020

Last in Australia for the Falls Festival tour back at the start of the year (hard to believe!), Yorkshire born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist YUNGBLUD is set to return to Australia in September 2021 with a four city all ages tour. It’ll be his fourth tour of Australia and will follow the release of his […]

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Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival 2021: An all-Australian and Covid-safe celebration

November 23, 2020

Sydney is to be the canvas for 24 days of culture, fun and artistry once again, with Sydney Festival set to start the new year from 6-26 January 2021. The 2021 program has been specially curated to showcase all things “Australian made”, with artistic director Wesley Enoch and his team lining up 130 events celebrating […]

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Guns N’ Roses are Australia’s first post COVID-19 Stadium Tour announcement

November 19, 2020

Though there’s plenty of local music happening around the country, including the Great Southern Nights concert series in NSW, which you can learn about HERE, thanks to the uncertainty around the pandemic, it’s been a while since we got a major international tour announcement in Australia. But this morning that’s changed as Guns N’ Roses […]

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Terra Grimard releases enchanting documentary for her new LP The Water Album

October 29, 2020

It’s been seven years since her last album, but singer-songwriter Terra Grimard has returned with her third LP The Water Album, out now. The Canadian born, now Queensland-based, artist channels her love for the ocean into her latest release. Water serves as a symbol of fluidity on the album, which Grimard says was written during […]

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Sampa The Great, Warren Ellis, G Flip, and more recognised at the 2020 NLMAs

October 21, 2020

The fifth annual National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) took place last night, via a livestream that was accompanied by a gala event at Brisbane’s The Triffid. The event recognises the achievements of the Australian music industry, with awards handed out across twenty categories. Sampa The Great, won the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Live […]

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Ladies Who Sing Leonard to feature 16 of the best female vocalists paying tribute to Leonard Cohen

October 21, 2020

The Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) have prepared a special event to wrap up their Homeward Bound series. Ladies Who Sing Leonard will feature 16 of the world’s best female vocalists paying tribute to the legendary Leonard Cohen. The event will take place on November 7, coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the […]

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Lineups revealed for National Live Music Awards for live stream & events in Brisbane, Canberra & Adelaide

October 15, 2020

The 5th Annual National Live Music Awards (#NLMAs) – which will be held digitally this year – has just announced the lineup for the live stream, which is happening at 8.30pm AEDT on Tuesday, 20th October 2020. The award stream will feature performances from The Beamish Brothers (pictured), ARIA award winner Tyrone Noonan in a special tribute […]

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Untitled Goose Game Soundtrack gets nominated for an ARIA Award!

October 13, 2020

With today’s announcement of the 2020 ARIA Awards nominees, there were several curveball nominations thrown into the mix. One such surprise was the nomination in the Original Soundtrack/Original Cast Album category for the soundtrack to Untitled Goose Game. Composed by Dan Golding, the soundtrack for the smash hit Melbourne-made video game is a work of […]

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Lime Cordiale and Tame Impala lead the 2020 ARIA Awards nominees

October 13, 2020

2020 has delivered a tough blow to the music industry, with live music put on hold and the cancellation of festivals. Despite the struggles brought on by the pandemic, this year’s ARIA Awards Ceremony promises to be something to look forward to. The nominees were announced today via a YouTube premiere, showcasing the diverse talent […]

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Track of the Day: Left Field Messiah “AM Moonlight” (2020)

September 30, 2020

In the early 2000s, Canadian group Hot Hot Heat, led by frontman Steve Bays, were tearing up dance floors with their unique blend of indie rock, dance-punk, and post-punk revival. While they never achieved overwhelming commercial success, the band maintained a devoted fan base right up until they called it quits in 2016. This week, […]

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Tia Gostelow to star on this week’s New Colossus Festival livestream

September 29, 2020

This Saturday, 3 October, the AU review is presenting a livestream of Tia Gostelow, from 10AM AEST in collaboration with The New Colossus Festival as part of their ongoing program of live performances. Gostelow was initially booked to perform at The New Colossus Festival in New York City in March but was unable to do so […]

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Abi Tucker reflects upon her time in Heartbreak High in latest single “Friends for Life”

September 24, 2020

Abi Tucker has a new single out “Friends for Life” taken from her album Who Do You Really Know, which was released in January this year. Many might remember Tucker as a star actor in several iconic Australian dramas, including The Secret Life of Us, Heartbreak High and McLeod’s Daughters. Parents may even recognise her […]

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The Church, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Living End and more join Bluesfest 2021 Lineup

September 23, 2020

The Bluesfest organisers have just announced the third batch of artists who will be performing at next year’s festival. Legendary psych-rock group The Church will be making their Bluesfest debut, headlining this latest lineup announcement. Adored singer and Eurovision 2019 star Kate Kate Miller-Heidke will hit the stage to showcase her amazing vocal talent. Iconic […]

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J-Pop superstars Perfume hosting online festival TODAY in celebration of their 15th Major Label anniversary!

September 21, 2020

Perfume is performing today at their first online festival. The concert is a part of a series of projects to commemorate their 20th anniversary, and 15th major debut anniversary. The online festival titled P.O.P Festival (Perfume Online Present Festival) will be held today the 21st of September, 2020 – the day Perfume made their major […]

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Tom Morello, Tones and I, and more to lead BIGSOUND 2020 speakers

September 15, 2020

BIGSOUND has announced the first lineup of keynote speakers for this year’s virtual edition of the annual festival. American legend Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Prophets Of Rage, The Nightwatchman) leads the charge with an insightful presentation on his life as a musician and activist. “Join me at BIGSOUND to talk music, activism, […]

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Nominees revealed for the 2020 National Live Music Awards as public voting opens

September 8, 2020

The nominees for the 5th annual National Live Music Awards have been announced, which will be held on Sunday 20 October 2020 – both virtually and physically. Sampa the Great has received the most recognition, with three nominations – Live Act of the Year, Live Voice of the Year and Best Live Act in VIC […]

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BIGSOUND goes online for a free virtual festival in 2020

September 3, 2020

With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and border closures between states, the annual BIGSOUND festival will be transitioning to a free virtual event for 2020. Held across Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October, the event that would normally be held in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley will now be taking place entirely online. “BIGSOUND has always been about bringing […]

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Something For Kate’s new album The Modern Medieval out November 20

September 3, 2020

Something For Kate have revealed the title of their seventh studio album The Modern Medieval and scheduled a release date for 20 November. The Modern Medieval  marks the bands first album since 2012’s Leave Your Soul to Science.  The album recorded in Byron Bay, enlisting Nick DiDia (Powderfinger, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) on production duties. The group […]

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Stuck for a name for your band? Bad Pony have got 100 possibilities for you

September 3, 2020

Can’t quite settle on a band name? Lacking inspiration? Mark Webber from Bad Pony has put together the perfect video to get the creative juices flowing. Bad Pony have spent the last couple of years throwing around band names for new projects. This video compiles the top 100 of their ideas. Dishing out names like […]

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Music SA launches GO LIVE program to kickstart the State’s music scene in the COVID age

September 2, 2020

With 2020 being an exceptionally difficult year for the music industry, Music SA has announced the launch of GO LIVE – an initiative to reignite the SA music scene in a COVID-safe way for musicians and gig-goers alike. The campaign addresses the cancellation of the annual winter Umbrella Festival which was unable to go ahead in […]

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Everything Everything announce world-first VR album launch

September 1, 2020

English rock group Everything Everything have announced an exclusive VR event to launch their forthcoming album Re-Animator. Everything Everything: Virtual RE-ANIMATOR has been dubbed the first-ever “release show held in virtual reality”. Hosted in partnership with Sansar, the event sees the band push their creativity to new heights, building upon the album campaign that began […]

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The Avalanches announces “A Party for Melbourne” with party food from Attica

August 28, 2020

Attica’s Ben Shewry has hooked up with the founding members of eternally acclaimed music wizards The Avalanches to throw “A Party for Melbourne”, a virtual house party taking place on Saturday 12th September. “The idea for A Party for Melbourne grew out of our friendship with Ben and Kylie Staddon from Attica,” said The Avalanches’ […]

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96 folk artists from around the world are launching a digital festival of discovery

August 27, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has paved the way for a number of exciting initiatives, while we wait for live music touring to return to the fore. From the amazing Isol-Aid weekly streaming event, run out of Melbourne, to festivals like Americana in Nashville moving digital with the “Thriving Roots” initiative, the opportunities for live musicians have […]

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Sydney loses another iconic small venue to Covid: Musicians & industry reflect as The Newsagency closes

August 27, 2020

Sydney has just lost one of it’s most iconic live music small venues, The Newsagency. Managed by Alison Avron (pictured above) since it opened in its first location in 2011, it has proven to be one of the city’s bright lights for hosting intimate gigs in Sydney – bringing consistent life to a city hit […]

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Organisers have cancelled this year’s Falls Festival

August 26, 2020

Earlier today, Falls Festival organisers sadly announced that this year’s celebration has been cancelled amid growing COVID-19 concerns. Event organisers initially planned to give the festival the go-ahead with an Australian-only line-up. After careful consideration however, organisers have chosen to pull the plug on the Lorne, Byron Bay, and Fremantle Festivals. “Given the current status […]

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What you need to know about Record Store Day Australia on August 29th

August 19, 2020

“The pandemic will not stop us!” declare Record Store Day Australia organisers. Since its inception in 2008, Record Store Day has long been a staple in any music fan’s year. Hosted in 26 countries around the world, the day commemorates independent record stores with the release of limited edition records, live music, and more. 2020, […]

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