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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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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The Age Music Victoria Awards open public voting as 2017 nominees are unveiled

October 13, 2017

The Age Music Victoria Awards are set to take place at 170 Russell in Melbourne on November 22nd as part of this year’s Melbourne Music Week, celebrating 12 years of recognising Victorian musicians and venues continuing to put their city on the map as a thriving artistic hub. Today, the nominees have been announced, with the […]

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Interview: Thomy Sloane on Rest In Piss, the meaningful new album from Batpiss

July 14, 2017

Talking with Thomy Sloane of Melbourne’s raucous dirge-rock trio, the memorably named Batpiss, he’s still waking up. An early afternoon chat ahead of the release of the band’s third album, Rest In Piss, saw the bass player delve into the making of the record as he took me through the process behind embarking on what turned out to […]

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Music Video of the Day: Batpiss “Weatherboard Man” (2017)

February 24, 2017

Batpiss (still one of my favourite band names), have returned with another smashing tune in “Weatherboard Man” – bringing the confrontation, bringing the Aussie guts-rock, and bringing the unabashed power. Taken from the band’s third album, “Weatherboard Man” is captivating and goes in hard. Mixed and produced by Gareth Liddiard, the tune is gritty and a vital installation within […]

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Jagwar Ma, Mick Jenkins, Glass Animals, Car Seat Headrest & more confirm Laneway Festival sideshows

October 27, 2016

With the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival shining out there on the horizon for early 2017, a whole stack of artists have confirmed exclusive sideshows to accompany their national festival dates, this week. From Mick Jenkins to Glass Animals and Car Seat Headrest, find out who you can be catching where. CAR SEAT HEADREST January 25th | Oxford Art Factory, SYDNEY | with […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 011

March 28, 2012

Welcome to another edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: The art of Ouch My Face by Celeste Potter and Regurgitator’s Ben Ely, the Sydney Film Festival’s new pop-up event space, rare insight into 60’s rock’n’roll at the Crosby, […]

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