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From Bob to Barter: 5 reasons you should be excited about Australian Music Week 2019

October 1, 2019

The annual Australian Music Week Conference is back for its fifth year and is returning with an impressive lineup of speakers and performers. Taking place November 2019, here are the five highlights of the week we know you won’t want to miss out on. And with many more announcements still to come, this is merely […]

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Album of the Week: Alex Lahey – The Best Of Luck Club (2019 LP)

May 15, 2019

You know the old American show ‘Cheers’? The one set in the aptly named ‘Cheers’ bar, featuring Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson and everyone’s favourite radio show hosting psychologist (well before he couldn’t work out what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs). Anyway, the bar that is Cheers is the place you […]

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Interview: Alex Lahey (AUS) on her new album The Best of Luck Club, touring life, music producing and collaborating.

May 1, 2019

Alex Lahey was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2018 ARIAs, after her debut studio album I Love You Like A Brother reached the number 15 spot on the Album Charts. The Melbourne-local is following up her phenomenal success with her next studio album, The Best of Luck Club, which is described as an […]

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Track of the Day: Alex Lahey “Am I Doing It Right?” (2019)

April 4, 2019

In prepping her forthcoming album The Best of Luck Club, Melbourne’s Alex Lahey has come through with a hugely anticipated follow up to the project’s first single, “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”. On the new one, “Am I Doing It Right?”, Lahey continues to up her blunt storytelling as she addresses the judgement that […]

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Live Review: Beyond The Valley Day Two ft. The Jungle Giants + Boo Seeka + Nicole Millar and more (30.12.18)

December 30, 2018

Day two of Beyond The Valley topped an already impressive first day! Nicole Millar set the tone for the day, leaving a predominantly young female crowd wondering how she isn’t already an international sensation. Although her song “Blindfolded” received a huge  crowd sing along she proved she has a whole catalogue of feel good pop […]

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Festival Review: Sydney leg of Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy tour diluted by a terrible weather recipe

December 18, 2018

Rain will put a dampener on just about any outdoor activity. But when it’s a summer festival, and the rain is torrential, well, that just plain sucks. Unfortunately, Mother Nature must have been upset with the Sydney crowd attending Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy and pulled a classic stitch up on those in attendance and the […]

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Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly – Making Gravy – The Domain, Sydney (15.12.18)

December 17, 2018

The heavens descended upon the Domain last night, throwing back the start and resulting in slightly abbreviated sets, but it certainly didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for a fantastic night for Paul Kelly’s ‘Making Gravy’. It was a stellar lineup with Angie McMahon, D. D Dumbo, Alex Lahey, Angus & Julia Stone all playing sets, before the mercurial […]

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Why Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy Festival will be more than just Flour, Salt, a Little Red Wine and a Dollop Of Tomato Sauce

December 10, 2018

When Paul Kelly announced the inaugural Making Gravy show in 2017, little did the public know of the success the show would bring. Not only did it help everyone celebrate one of Australia’s greatest storytellers during the most festive time of the year, but it also helped accentuate the absolute strength that is the current […]

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PNAU, Baker Boy, Alex Lahey among winners at the 2018 AIR Awards

July 26, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards took place in Adelaide overnight, with Australian industry gathering at the historic Queen’s Theatre in the city to celebrate independent music, labels and creatives who have accomplished massive things over the last year. Performances stunned, with the likes of Caiti Baker, Bad//Dreems, Stella Donnelly, Baker Boy and Alex The Astronaut doling out impressive numbers on stage, while Dylan […]

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day Two) – North Byron Parklands (21.07.18)

July 23, 2018

Saturday at Splendour saw Australian talent shine with Gang of Youths, Ocean Alley and Methyl Ethel putting on stomper sets, while the international visitors also turned out to play; CHVRCHES, Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend in particular coming through with memorable sets of live music. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=60497] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original […]

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Montreal’s Osheaga Festival lines up Tash Sultana, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths, Alex Lahey and more Aussies for 2018

July 6, 2018

Montreal’s Osheaga Festival, which takes place on the first weekend of August at Parc Jean-Drapeau, has lined up a mammoth lineup for its 2018 event. Among the big names to grace the stage this year include Travis Scott, Odesza, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys, Khalid and Florence and the Machine. And they’re accompanied by an impressive array […]

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Live Review: Alex Lahey impresses hometown punters for second gig at 170 Russell

April 19, 2018

It’s been about six months since Alex Lahey headlined a hometown show and she was apparently missed. Two sold-out nights in a row at 170 Russell confirms that. Enjoying the release of her debut record from last year, I Love You Like A Brother; the crowds had more than enough time to become familiar with […]

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Alice Ivy, Gang of Youths, Gordi and more round out this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting comp shortlist

April 19, 2018

The shortlist for this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition has been unveiled today, with submissions from all over the globe being considered for the ultimate prize – AUD $50,000 cash from APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG, not to mention an AUD $5,000 travel package from the Show Group. For this year’s competition, 3,296 songwriters entered […]

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Alex Lahey, Jen Cloher & The Jungle Giants among multiple AIR Award nominees for 2018

April 17, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards returns to Adelaide this July for its second year in South Australia, coming to the Queen’s Theatre on July 26th. Along with the AIR Awards, the two-day Indie-Con Australia Conference also comes back to Adelaide, hosted by The Hindley on July 26th and 27th, welcoming industry folk from around the country to come […]

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Festival Photos: Sydney City Limits – Centennial Park (24.02.18)

February 25, 2018

The inaugural Sydney City Limits festival went down on Saturday, bringing the likes of Beck, Grace Jones, Phoenix, Tash Sultana and more to Centennial Park. Photos by Bruce Baker. [print_gllr id=53170] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors – images may not be showing up, or […]

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Seven Aussie artists line up to play Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Portgual

February 9, 2018

In mere months, Primavera Sound Festival will return to Barcelona for its eighteenth edition from May 30th to June 3rd. Scheduling a lineup across a wide range of genres, we’ll hear from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The National, Bjork, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, The Breeders, A$AP Rocky and […]

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Groovin the Moo lands Paul Kelly, Royal Blood, Lady Leshurr & more for 2018 tour

January 30, 2018

As one of the only remaining Australian touring festivals still enjoying successes year in and year out, Groovin the Moo is an example of an event that knows its market, knows its formula for success, and knows how to execute it each year. With a line up that appeals to the younger, first-time festival demographic, as […]

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Alex Lahey sets sights on largest venues yet, returning home for the “Huge But True Tour”

January 25, 2018

Alex Lahey is soon to be on a stage near you and what’s more, it’s gonna be a big one. Having spent most of 2017 on the road crafting a little spot for herself in the American market currently occupied by Aussies-dun-good-things, the Melburnian returns with her largest Australian run of shows to date, announcing the ‘Huge […]

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Alex Lahey wins $25k Levi’s Music Prize off the back of BIGSOUND

January 24, 2018

Alex Lahey has locked down $25,000 today, making Wednesday’s hump day vibes much, much easier to swallow. Winning the annual Levi’s Music Prize, as deliberated by a panel of international judges, the Melbourne songwriter took out this year’s second round of the competition via her connection with BIGSOUND. The competition, established by the music conference and […]

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Alison Wonderland, Tash Sultana, Alex Lahey join Eminem and The Killers at Bonnaroo in June

January 16, 2018

After the dates were secured for Bonnaroo in June 2017, we’ve all been itching to check out the lineup. Some of the festival headliners include massive names such as Eminem, The Killers, and Muse – but what’s really got our attention are the massively anticipated Australian artists who are making huge names for themselves. Featured […]

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Jen Cloher, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths & more up for APRA Song of the Year

January 12, 2018

The APRA Song of the Year nominees have been revealed this week, with 20 tunes penned by Australian songwriters up for the main title. With the results being announced in Sydney in April, the APRA Song of the Year has been decided upon by a panel of industry judges, whose task it is to now whittle […]

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Aussies Abroad: Amy Shark, Dean Lewis, Alex Lahey & more head to the 6th Annual BottleRock Napa Valley

January 9, 2018

The lineup for the 6th annual BottleRock Napa Valley festival was announced today, with a slew of Australians joining the impressive music, wine, food and craft brew event, held annually in heart of the Californian city of Napa. The event runs at the Napa Valley expo for three days from the 25th to the 27th […]

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Festival Photos: Falls Festival (Day Four) – Lorne (31.12.17)

January 3, 2018

As New Year’s Eve fell over the Otway Rainforest, Falls Festival Lorne kicked into high gear for one last time, hosting the likes of Glass Animals, Run The Jewels, Everything Everything and more. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=50591] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors – […]

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Festival Review: Dune Rats find Scott Green, Camp Cope shine on New Year’s Day in Byron Bay

January 2, 2018

With heads pounding and only the cicadas and Kookaburras making noise, the eerie silence of a camp ground at 6am on New Years Day is something to behold. Making the seemingly genius decision to get up early and have a cold shower was the kick start needed to get 2018 underway. What wasn’t envisaged was […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2017!

December 21, 2017

There’s no mistaking it, 2017 has been a stellar year for Australian music. We’ve seen Aussies surge forward internationally, while the term ‘household name’ has never been truer for some as this year has rolled out. As we approach the end of 2017, we’ve put together our annual End Of list, representing the 20 Best Australian […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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Live Review: Alex Lahey throws down a hometown show to remember at the Corner Hotel

October 20, 2017

“It’s so good to be home,” says Alex Lahey, exerting a big sigh of content. The crowd cheer in response, echoing their equally pleased gratitude towards her return. She smiles. “This is a song called “Wes Anderson”…” and just like that, the packed out band room of the Corner Hotel erupts into a giant singalong, […]

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Festival Photos: Yours & Owls (Day One) – Stuart Park, Wollongong (30.09.17)

October 3, 2017

A shining element of Wollongong’s events calendar is the annual Yours & Owls Festival! Bringing huge numbers out this year, the event saw the likes of City Calm Down, SAFIA, Dune Rats and Ali Barter hit the stage at Stuart Park on the first day and evening. Photos by Belinda Dipalo. [print_gllr id=46313] ———- This content has recently been ported from […]

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‘Your Choice’ becomes key motto as Falls Festival celebrates its silver jubilee in 2017

August 22, 2017

The beloved Falls Festival turns 25 this year and in its release of the first line up for the summer event tour dropping today, it’s evident that the crew behind Falls are making their silver jubilee one to remember. The international visitors to stages in Lorne, Fremantle, Byron and Marion Bay over New Year’s are largely […]

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