The AU Sessions

Jade Bird stops by AU HQ to perform “Lottery”, solo and acoustic for the AU Sessions

March 2, 2018

British songwriter Jade Bird has recently wrapped up a successful Australian promo trip, her status as one of the must-watch artists of 2018 filtering out to this area of the globe. While in Sydney, Bird stopped by our office to introduce us further to her mesmerising sounds. Performing “Lottery” – her new single – on our […]

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Watch: Lucy Rose performs “Floral Dresses” solo, live and acoustic for the AU sessions

February 7, 2018

While in Sydney on tour with Ben Folds, UK singer songwriter Lucy Rose stopped by AU HQ to take part in our acoustic sessions series. Performing her enchanting track “Floral Dresses” on our couch, a track you can find on her Something’s Changing record – out now! Catch Lucy on tour at the following dates with Ben Folds and […]

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NZ songwriting force, Ria Hall, performs “Barely Know” for the AU Sessions in Sydney

October 30, 2017

In Rules of Engagement, New Zealand songwriter Ria Hall has presented a strong statement of music weaving themes of love and war in with blistering nods to on coming changes and rebuilding. She fuses the traditions of her culture with a forward thinking contemporary musicianship and the final result has been captivating. Bringing things back a little, […]

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Fanny Lumsden performs Real Class Act opener “Watershed” as part of the AU Sessions!

September 20, 2017

A long time AU favourite, Fanny Lumsden stopped by AU HQ in Sydney recently with hubby Dan Stanley Freeman for a bit of a chat and a special live performance for the AU Sessions series. With a brand new album in Real Class Act being released on September 22nd, Lumsden has been hitting the promo trail hard; the […]

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Fountaineer performs “The Cricketers” live at Young Henrys for the AU Sessions

August 24, 2017

During out recent catch up with Fountaineer‘s Tony White in Sydney, the songwriter and frontman performed “The Cricketers”, taken from the band’s new album Greater City, Greater Love at Young Henrys. The album is out now and you can find out more about it with our interview with Tony, here. Check out this exclusive AU Sessions performance below! […]

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Alex The Astronaut kicks off The AU Sessions for 2017 with “Already Home”

January 20, 2017

Chances are likely that you’ve heard “Already Home” over the course of this month on the j’s. The lady behind the catchy tune, Alex The Astronaut, brought the song to Enmore Park in Sydney recently, kicking off the AU Sessions for 2017! Back home for the summer and some select shows on the east coast, the singer is […]

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Watch Melbourne’s John Flanagan perform the unreleased track “Ripples” for The AU Sessions

April 26, 2016

Melbourne folk & country singer/songwriter John Flanagan took time out of his busy touring schedule to perform a special unreleased song, “Ripples”, for the AU review’s sessions series – The AU Sessions – on the rooftop of the Space Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Watch John live, uncut, unplugged and acoustic here: John’s new album There’s Another Way […]

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Tom Stephens performs ‘What Lies In The Difference’ Live and Acoustic at the AU Sessions

November 23, 2015

Deciding to exchange the rustic and countrified vibes of his sophomore folk release, for a more robust, rock sound, Tom Stephens has opted to give voice to naked city streets, blinkers and billboards. Watch the exclusive video of Stephens performing ‘What Lies in the Difference’ at the 9th AU Sessions… You can catch the 10th […]

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Eden Mulholland performs his single “The New Old Fashioned” Live and Acoustic on the AU sessions

November 2, 2015

New Zealand via Brisbane artist Eden Mulholland performs his single “The New Old Fashioned” Live and Acoustic on the AU sessions. The track is taken from his brand new album Hunted Haunted (out now). Watch this exclusive video now! Upcoming Tour Dates: 15th November 2015 – Bulimba Festival, Brisbane 20th November 2015 – Oxford Art […]

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the AU sessions: Danny Yau (Sydney) replaces Newtown with Newfarm in “Courtney’s Moving To Newfarm (To Start A Band)”

October 9, 2015

Sydney artist Danny Yau performs an exclusive variation of his track “Courtney’s Moving To Newtown (To Start A Band)”, entitled “Courtney’s Moving To Newfarm (To Start A Band)”. It’s the Queensland version – just in time for his show in Brisbane! It’s happening on October 15th at The Junk Bar. The original track – about […]

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the AU sessions: Danny Yau (Sydney) replaces Newtown with Newfarm in "Courtney's Moving To Newfarm (To Start A Band)"

October 9, 2015

Sydney artist Danny Yau performs an exclusive variation of his track “Courtney’s Moving To Newtown (To Start A Band)”, entitled “Courtney’s Moving To Newfarm (To Start A Band)”. It’s the Queensland version – just in time for his show in Brisbane! It’s happening on October 15th at The Junk Bar. The original track – about […]

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The AU Sessions: Falls perform “When We Were Young” at Sydney’s Hollywood Hotel!

October 4, 2015

Easily one of the AU’s favourite artists, Falls took part in a special AU Sessions celebrating the release of their much-awaited debut album, Omaha. Recorded during their soundcheck at Sydney’s Hollywood Hotel where they performed a three night run to launch the album, check out the duo performing their tune “When We Were Young” exclusively […]

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Exclusive Video Performance: Goldheist (Hester Fraser) performs "Not My Fault" Live at the AU sessions #002

June 5, 2015

We’re excited to, rather belatedly, present you this exclusive video of Goldheist (Hester Fraser) performing “Not My Fault” live at the second AU sessions series in Sydney, Australia. We run the AU sessions the last Tuesday of every month – and our next event will be on June 30th. Find out who’s playing HERE. And […]

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Mumiy Troll (Russia) perform "Nothing Promised" from 2012's "Vladivostok" LP!

April 27, 2015

As part of the AU sessions at SXSW, Russian rock group Mumiy Troll stopped by and gave us a version of “Nothing Promised”, taken from their 2012 album Vladivostok. Check out the performance out below!

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Animal Years (Brooklyn) perform "Rapture" off their album "Sun Will Rise"

April 17, 2015

As part of our pop up sessions series at SXSW, Brooklyn’s Animal Years popped by to play a version of their track “Rapture”, taken from their latest album Sun Will Rise. Watch the performance in full now on the AU: Follow the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalYears

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Leah Capelle (Illinois) Performs an Acoustic Version of "My Love Has Dried Up"

April 15, 2015

Known for her endearing lyrics and alternative/folk/pop sound, Leah Capelle‘s music is often referred to as “relatable to all ages, all walks of life”. Leah stopped by the AU review pop up venue at Austin’s SXSW to play an acoustic version of her song “My Love Has Dried Up”. Check out the video below. You […]

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Ross Leighton of Fatherson (Scotland) performs an acoustic version of "Foreign Waters"

April 14, 2015

Last week you may have seen our interview with Ross Leighton of emerging Scottish trio Fatherson from our SXSW pop-up venue! Now, we’re pleased to bring you the special intimate, acoustic performance Ross gave us with the beautiful song “Foreign Waters”. The stunning track comes off their debut album I Am an Island. Be careful, […]

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the AU sessions: Microwave Jenny (Central Coast) perform "Shine Like New" in a park in Sydney

April 10, 2015

Central Coast duo Microwave Jenny perform their track “Shine Like New”, taken from their latest EP, Microwave Jenny and the Six Song EP, available now! The track was performed in a park in Sydney – kazoo and all – as part of the AU sessions – a series of intimate, exclusive acoustic performances in locations […]

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Lucette (Canada) performs "Able May" off her debut record "Black Is the Color"

April 10, 2015

As part of our live sessions series at SXSW, Canadian artist Lucette joined us at our pop up venue to perform a special acoustic version of her track “Able May”. The track, which pours out a beautiful flavour of Americana, comes off her debut record Black Is the Color, which came out last year. Watch […]

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Hamish Anderson (Melbourne) performs "Little Lies" off his EP "Restless"

April 10, 2015

While in Austin for the annual SXSW music festival and conference, Melbourne based singer/songwriter Hamish Anderson stopped by our pop up venue to perform a solo and acoustic version of the track “Little Lies”, taken from his sophomore EP Restless, which is out now. Since popping into our studio he’s been announced for Ottawa Bluesfest […]

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the AU sessions: Ruby Boots (Perth) performs her latest single "Wrap Me in a Fever" in a park in Sydney

April 7, 2015

Perth based artist Ruby Boots performs her single “Wrap Me in a Fever” in a park in Sydney as part of the AU sessions series: Live, exclusive and acoustic. The track comes from her new record Solitude, which comes out on April 24th.

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Julio Tavarez of The Black and The White (Los Angeles) performs "Torn Up"

April 3, 2015

the AU review captures Julio Tavarez – the lead vocalist and guitarist of Los Angeles group The Black and The White – in the AU’s pop up venue at SXSW performing their latest single “Torn Up” as part of their SXSW AU Sessions series. Follow the band on Facebook to hear more: https://www.facebook.com/theblackandthewhitemusic

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Great Caesar (Brooklyn) "Hey Jolene"

March 27, 2015

the AU review captured Brooklyn group Great Caesar in the AU’s pop up venue at SXSW performing a brand new track “Hey Jolene” as part of their SXSW AU Sessions series. Watch the full performance here: For more on the band head to: http://www.greatcaesarband.com/

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross (UK via Brooklyn) performs "Isolation"

March 27, 2015

the AU review captures Petter Ericson Stakee – the lead vocalist and guitarist of UK (via New York) group Alberta Cross – in the AU’s pop up venue at SXSW performing their latest single “Isolation” as part of their SXSW AU Sessions series. The track comes from the forthcoming self-titled album (number three!), due out […]

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Watch Imogen Clark perform "Things You Never Had" Live at The AU Sessions #001 in Sydney

March 26, 2015

the AU review captures emerging artist Imogen Clark performing a beautiful acoustic track at the first ever AU sessions live event at The Hive Bar in Erskineville. The track is called “Things You Never Had” and you can watch it here: Filmed at The AU Sessions – 24th February 2015. The AU Sessions takes place […]

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Watch Taryn La Fauci perform her single "All Of Me" live at the AU sessions #001 in Sydney

March 26, 2015

the AU review captures emerging Sydney artist Taryn La Fauci performing a beautiful acoustic track at the first ever AU sessions live event at The Hive Bar in Erskineville. The track is called “All Of Me” and you can watch it here: Filmed at The AU Sessions – 24th February 2015. The AU Sessions takes […]

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Watch Hong Kong band Noughts and Exes perform their track "Seasons" for the AU sessions!

March 25, 2015

the AU review presents Hong Kong band Noughts and Exes performing their track “Seasons” for the AU sessions. The track is taken from their album And So It Goes…. The band is made up of members from around the world: Joshua Wong, Guitar/Vocals (Australia), Gideon So, Keyboard (Canada), Alex Bedwell, Drums (UK) and Alix Farquhar, […]

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Frog Eyes (Vancouver) performs a new song "Rejoinders In a Storm"

March 23, 2015

We had the privilege of capturing Canadian artist Frog Eyes (Carey Mercer) performing a brand new track “Rejoinders in a Storm” as part of our SXSW AU Sessions series last week. Filmed in Austin, Texas at the Buffalo Nickel on 19th March 2015, you can watch the video exclusively here: Find out more about this […]

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the AU sessions: needtobreathe (USA) perform "The Heart" – Live and Acoustic on a Slide in Sydney!

February 18, 2015

USA rock group needtobreathe stopped by the AU earlier this month to perform their track “The Heart” while in Australia – filmed Live and Acoustic in Sydney as part of our AU sessions series. The track is taken from their album Rivers In The Wasteland, which is available now. NEEDTOBREATHE REMAINING AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES February […]

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the AU sessions: The Reversals (Brisbane) perform "Squeeze"

February 13, 2015

Watch Brisbane trio The Reversals perform their single “Squeeze” for the AU sessions. Filmed earlier this week in a park in Sydney. The band perform tonight in Adelaide and on Sunday in Melbourne. Dates are on their website, which you’ll find after the jump… http://www.thereversals.com/

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