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Melbourne Zoo Twilights kick off their 2020 Season this weekend with Confidence Man and Icehouse

January 20, 2020

Melbourne Zoo Twilights will be kicking off their amazing new season very soon. Whilst many shows have sold out, there are still tickets available for an eclectic range of performances to suit any musical tastebud. Get a group together because you’re all invited to spend summer nights watching favourite artists in the lush surrounds of […]

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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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Festival Review: Wine Machine proves a long and deflating day in the Hunter Valley

March 24, 2019

After a drizzly week in Sydney, the skies miraculously cleared for a radiant Wine Machine day at the Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley. Little did upbeat punters know, Mother Nature was planning to absolutely blindside them with a literal show-stopping electrical storm in the evening to come. Hold on to your ponchos because this […]

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Live Review: Snowtunes was a mega festival in a winter wonderland where Aussie acts shined

September 3, 2018

It dropped to 4 degrees both nights of Snowtunes 2018, so what did the organisers do to combat the crowd getting frozen? They assembled a lineup that would be sure to have the audience dancing, rocking and partying for hours on end. With pyro and Co2 cannons for nearly every set and boasting the likes […]

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From location to lineup, why Jindabyne Festival Snowtunes needs to be in your 2018 plans

August 13, 2018

Starting in 2015, Snowtunes is hosting one of the countries most impressive and exciting lineups in one of the coolest (sorry) locations in the country. If 2018’s decent snowfall isn’t enough to get you to the slopes, we make the case why it’s not too late to book a last-minute road trip to the ski […]

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Review: Primavera Sound in Barcelona cements itself as the world’s finest music festival

June 8, 2018

Over the weekend, I made my way to Barcelona in Catalonia for the second time; a return to the iconic festival Primavera Sound, a sprawling four day event that showcased the finest acts in the world, alongside the hottest, buzziest new acts to watch. With the main music starting around 7pm and running all the […]

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Alex The Astronaut, Client Liaison, Didirri & more for Primavera Pro 2018

May 14, 2018

The annual Primavera festival is fast approaching, with this year’s festival held from May 30th through to June 3rd in Barcelona. Thanks to a number of collaborations between Primavera Pro, Primavera Sound and  numerous national offices, this year’s Primavera festival features the likes of Australia, Chile, South Africa and the Balearic Islands, totalling up to […]

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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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Album Review: Confidence Man – Confident Music For Confident People (2018 LP)

April 12, 2018

I preface this entire review by saying Confidence Man are a live band; they’re not a physical release band. There are plenty of acts that fail to live up to the hype when it comes to a live set. Then there are bands that absolutely crush the live performance. And that is exactly what Confidence […]

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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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Festival Review: Flume headlines a massive New Year’s Eve program of music at the Falls Festival in Byron Bay

January 2, 2018

Here for its 25th instalment, the Falls Festival has become a staple diet for the many punters up and down the east coast of Australia who enjoy listening to quality tunes to bring in their new year. Returning for its fifth edition at the North Byron Parklands, Falls managed to put in place what has […]

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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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Kick on with the likes of Confidence Man and Simon Caldwell at the Yours & Owls after parties

September 22, 2017

The Yours & Owls Festival is just around the corner, with Wollongong set to host a whole slew of fiery Australian and international bands over an unforgettable weekend. Don’t be mistaken here, though, once the live bands finish on stage, the crew behind Yours & Owls are keeping the party going at the Wollongong Tennis Club […]

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Confidence Man, West Thebarton & more open BIGSOUND 2017 with impressive flair

September 5, 2017

Over the next few nights Australia’s music industry will come together with musicians and fans to not only celebrate, but evolve and progress. In addition to endless showcases of homegrown talent across Brisbane’s best live music spaces, BIGSOUND will be brimming with keynotes, masterclasses, and industry events where some of the biggest issues behind the scenes […]

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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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BIGSOUND artist count rises to 133 with latest round of confirmed names dropped today

July 27, 2017

BIGSOUND has bolstered its 2017 artist list with a stack of new names being released today, taking the official count to 133 (so far). The list sees some BIGSOUND debutantes in the mix with some returning names and a block of Australian favourites set to mix it up in Fortitude Valley this September 5th – 9th. […]

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Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2017

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan tent. Coming in like an energy drink, Confidence Man followed with an animated performance filled with little outfits, bubbly tunes and frantic dancing. “Boyfriend (Repeat)” saw the whole […]

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The 20 Best Singles of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 6, 2017

Earlier this week, we unveiled our list of the 20 Best Albums of 2017 so far – as voted by our team – with The Smith Street Band reigning supreme with their acclaimed album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Breaking things down even further, today we throw the spotlight on some of the […]

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Live Review: Confidence Man, Tkay Maidza and more stand strong at Curve Ball 2017

June 14, 2017

On Sunday of the Queen’s birthday long weekend, Vivid Sydney took their creative lighting installations to a new level combining with them with some top dance music artists for an ultimate audio visual experience at Curve Ball. After the success of its debut in 2016, the guys from Fuzzy who take care of Field Day, Harbourlife […]

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Our Top Acts to Watch at The Great Escape Festival

May 18, 2017

The Great Escape festival returns to Brighton and Hove this year, bringing with it over 450 new and up and coming bands. Here at the AU, we love Australian music, and couldn’t be prouder of the Aussie acts that have been selected to perform, in the midst of such a sheer volume of talent. Honourable mentions to […]

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Sounds Australia makes another impressive impact during the first day of The Great Escape

May 18, 2017

The SOUNDS AUSTRALIA crew have always maintained an impressive presence internationally, The Great Escape proving to be no exception to the rule for another year. Kicking off their time in Brighton with the annual Sound Gallery at Komedia, a great array of Australian artists took to the stage in the underground venue and upstairs in the studio […]

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Sounds Australia outlay huge Sound Gallery & Aussie BBQ plans for The Great Escape

May 12, 2017

The Sounds Australia crew return to the UK for The Great Escape this year and once more, they have curated some incredibly showcases for the British to see what the Australians have going. Two showcases have been planned for Brighton – the Sound Gallery returns to Komedia on Thursday, May 18th, while the Aussie BBQ hits […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 17, 2017

You may have been keeping up with our recent ‘Best of 2016’ series over the last week and as we get stuck into a year of new music, we take a final look back at the songs that made our year. Throwing voting open to our contributors, we’ve compiled 40 of the best songs that […]

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Matt & Alex commencing final days at triple j with five-date rave tour

November 22, 2016

Yesterday, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson announced that their time as hosts of triple j’s breakfast show would be coming to an end this December; for Dyson, the end of a 10 year-long career at the broadcaster. Okine of course, came on board in 2014 to replace former host Tom Ballard. For both, it’s been years of early mornings, memorable […]

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Festival Review: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (19.11.16)

November 21, 2016

Returning once more to the future CBD of Sydney, The Plot made its presence felt in the Western Suburbs, as the punters got amongst it, and in the process managed to sell out the all-Australian, Parramatta based festival. Having attended last year, if I were a betting man I’d have put money on the festival […]

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