Amy Shark

Tones & I leads 2019 ARIA Awards nominations; Thelma Plum & The Teskey Brothers set to shine

October 16, 2019

The 2019 ARIA Awards season has officially launched! With less than seven weeks until Australian music’s night of nights, the ARIAs have named their nominees, with the Artisan and Fine Arts award winners already nabbing their coveted pointed statues. Leading the nomination count is Tones & I, with eight noms phenomenally under her belt. To […]

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Festival Review: Yours & Owls brought Australia’s biggest musicians to Wollongong for Day One

October 8, 2019

According to my Uber driver, Yours & Owls Festival is the biggest event in Wollongong’s calendar and apparently cultivates a dedicated returning community each year, which is something to be said about the standard of this regional festival. But as the clouds rolled in for the long weekend, it was beginning to look like a […]

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Six Australian music festivals you can’t miss this summer

August 19, 2019

This summer is looking like a scorcher with some extra-hot line-ups being released ahead of the festival season. Earlier this month, Lost Paradise dropped their bill filled to the brim with some incredible Australian talent including Rüfüs Du Sol, Hilltop Hoods, Mallrat and The Chats, joining a huge list of festivals, both new and established, […]

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Grand opening of Sydney Coliseum Theatre: Keith Urban, Amy Shark, Tina Arena and more

August 4, 2019

Following the opening of food destination Eat Street, Rooty Hill’s immense West HQ development is getting ready to welcome the brand new Sydney Coliseum Theatre. The developers behind the precinct have pulled out all stops to stamp the new venue’s grand opening, rounding up an impressive program of live performances from the likes of Keith […]

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Live Review: Superloop Adelaide 500 After Race Concert Series (01-03.03.19)

March 4, 2019

This past weekend Adelaide has enjoyed the fun, festivities and fumes of the Superloop Adelaide 500, with three nights of after-race concerts featuring some of Australia, and the world’s biggest performers. The annual event sees tens of thousands descend on the city with many procuring their tickets for the concerts alone.  The summer sun blared down on Adelaide, and with largely […]

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SA musicians vie for a spot playing along side the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Superloop Adelaide 500

February 11, 2019

Music SA and Superloop Adelaide 500 have again given six emerging South Australian music acts the opportunity of a lifetime! As part of Music SA’s successful Bands on Track initiative they have provided a chance to join the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vance Joy, Amy Shark, Jet and The Living End onstage at […]

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What it’s like interviewing on the ARIA Red Carpet for the first time

December 12, 2018

The 2018 ARIAs have well and truly gone, but that night was one to remember! November 28th, 2018 marks the date I was lucky enough to report at my first red carpet event and now it’s time to do a tell-all on the experience: Interviewing some of Australia’s biggest names in music can seem like […]

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Photos: Backstage with all the Winners at the 2018 ARIA Awards ft. 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark and more

November 30, 2018

Nathan Atkins was backstage at the 2018 ARIA Awards capturing all the winners as they came through. Here’s a list of all the winners from the 2018 event, and the photos of the lucky winners with their pointy trophies… Apple Music Song Of The Year 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK/EMI) Apple Music […]

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Meet 5 deserving acts who just scored their first ARIA nominations

October 12, 2018

Well well well, Amy Shark should be blushing a big right now. After writing her most recent hit “I Said Hi” about the music industry ignoring her until the release of her 2016 breakout hit “Adore,” the industry itself has just done her a huge favour, nominating her for nine different ARIA awards, the most […]

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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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The 7 best moments from day two of Splendour belong to the Aussies: Gang of Youths, Amy Shark and more

July 22, 2018

Vampire Weekend may have been the headliners of night two, playing their first festival in four years and their first Australian show in five, but it was a day that belonged to the local acts – with Gang of Youths attracting what was undoubtedly the biggest crowd of the day, and other acts like Amy […]

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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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7 Artists You Gotta Listen to Ahead of This Year’s Splendour in the Grass

June 13, 2018

Splendour in the Grass is back again for another year, held this year in North Byron Parklands from the 20th-22nd of July. If you’re heading out to Splendour for the first time, chances are you’re going to have a helluva bender – what a stacked line up to pop your SITG cherry! As the weekend […]

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Lollapalooza 2018 will bring some of Australia’s strongest talent to Chicago in August

June 13, 2018

The 2018 edition of Lollapalooza was just announced and the lineup is riddled with big names and massive headliners. From possibly the biggest pop stars of today, to the most iconic rockers of this generation, the Chicago four day music festival will have something for everyone and especially a great Australian presence. Bruno Mars, Jack […]

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Jeremy Neale wins Song of the Year at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards

May 15, 2018

It was Queensland music’s night of nights overnight, with the 2018 Queensland Music Awards taking place at the Royal International Convention Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds. A sold out event this year, the QMA’s saw Jeremy Neale take Song of the Year for “Dancin’ & Romancin’”, while The Jungle Giants‘ Quiet Ferocity was named Album of the Year. Perhaps […]

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The Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition names Amy Shark and David Le’aupepe their top writers for 2018

May 10, 2018

Amy Shark and David Le’aupepe are two of the country’s most popular songwriters and musicians at the moment, so it comes as little surprise that they would come out on at the top end of the list for an event like the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition. The Gold Coast’s Amy came out with first place, with “Adore” […]

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Amy Shark, Hussy Hicks, Hollow Coves & more shine as winners of 2018 Gold Coast Music Awards

May 5, 2018

The 4th annual Gold Coast Music Awards were held this year at Surfer’s Paradise beachfront on Thursday night, seeing performances from some of the biggest and best in Gold Coast talent, including Bobby Alu, Eliza and the Delusionals, Hussy Hicks and more. The night was hosted dutifully by former triple j presenter Dom Alessio who […]

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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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Amy Shark to join Jaden Smith, Tinashe and more as Pandora announce their SXSW lineup

February 13, 2018

From Amy Shark to Jaden Smith, the seventh annual showcase lineup for Pandora at SXSW is looking like a mighty good time, with diversity spanning numerous styles and sounds including indie, pop, Latin, R&B, hip hop, Americana and country. Announced today, Pandora will once again take over The Gatsby in Austin, Texas for three days […]

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Festival Photos: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – FCAC & The River’s Edge, Melbourne (03.02.18)

February 6, 2018

Saturday in Melbourne brought the sunshine and the great vibes down at Footscray’s Community Arts Centre and alongside the Maribyrnong River, as the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival took hold for another year. Photos by Rochelle Flack. [print_gllr id=52370] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may […]

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Festival Review: Anderson .Paak rules, while Dream Wife & Father John Misty prove Laneway Festival highlights in Sydney

February 5, 2018

Returning once more to the Sydney College of the Arts, the Laneway Festival again made its presence felt throughout Sydney’s inner west. With a line up packed from front-to-back, it promised to be a stellar day as the early clouds cleared to a warm, but pleasant, Sunday afternoon. Obviously a cost cutting measure, having a single […]

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Festival Photos: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Sydney College of the Arts & Callan Park (04.02.18)

February 5, 2018

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival train rolled into Sydney on Sunday afternoon, taking the punters well into the evening with sets by the likes of Tokimonsta, Odesza, Dream Wife, Pond and more. Photos by Belinda Dipalo. [print_gllr id=52236] ———- 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 Photos: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide (02.02.18)

February 3, 2018

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicked off their 2018 tour in Adelaide this year, bringing the likes of Anderson .Paak, Aldous Harding, Pond and more to the riverside site at Hart’s Mill. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=52072] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors […]

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Amy Shark & Slum Sociable among latest batch of Aussies set to play SXSW

January 15, 2018

SXSW, the world’s biggest music, film and media festival, has announced 500 new artists playing this year’s event. The Austin, Texas based event features musicians from around the globe, and this year features a massive number of Australian and Kiwi artists. ARIA winner Amy Shark heads up the considerable amount of talent from down under, which […]

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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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Amy Shark, Gang of Youths amongst major winners at the National Live Music Awards

December 8, 2017

Eight events took place simultaneously around the country last night, celebrating the contributions to live music by some of our best established and emerging acts, with the National Live Music Awards taking place from another year. With the ticketed gala event happening at The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, the Melbourne event of the NLMAs saw […]

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Live Review: Art show or pop concert? Sia makes her return to Melbourne with massive AAMI Park gig

December 1, 2017

FIVE years since gracing Australian stages, Sia has made a monumental come back with a performance like no other- transforming Melbourne’s AAMI Park into a brooding arthouse. After critical success touring North America, the Nostalgic For The Present Tour saw the Adelaide born singer play her first arena concert, the first of three performance to […]

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Spotify name Illy and Peking Duk amongst predicted ARIA winners

November 28, 2017

The ARIA Awards are kicking off in Sydney tonight, with performances from the likes of Gang of Youths, Lorde and Harry Styles scheduled to go down at the Star Event Centre, while award after award will be doled out to some of the country’s favourite established and emerging artists. Gang of Youths and A.B. Original are expected to have big night’s […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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