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Festival Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest (Day Three) – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (08.04.23)

April 9, 2023

  Day 3 of Bluesfest 2023 was dominated by the legend that is Buddy Guy. He has been to the festival many times over the years, and 2023 has been pegged as his final visit. His performance did not disappoint. He was playful and thoroughly entertaining. The humour was complemented by his mastery of the […]

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New Music Discoveries 21st January: Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Lucy Lorenne, Band of Horses and more

January 21, 2022

This week, in our first update for 2022, our discovery playlist has been loaded up with ten new tracks. This includes our Track of the Week, the latest collaboration between Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, “Chocolate Hills”. The track is the second track to come off the Texas Moon EP, which the artists are putting out […]

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Interview: Frank Turner talks about kindness and the perils of politics in the age of social media

May 3, 2018

With his new album Be More Kind out tomorrow, we check in with one of our favourites, Frank Turner, to find out some more about the new record and his thoughts as a creative in an ever changing social climate. You’ve mentioned numerous times that Be More Kind is taken from Leçons de ténèbres by Clive James – what […]

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Album Review: Frank Turner – Be More Kind (2018 LP)

May 1, 2018

I’m not ashamed to say that I find the world a frightening and desperate place of late, with its increasing loss of humanity and decency in the face of rising uncertainty and aggression. More and more it seems we’re losing sight of each other as individuals and hiding behind the safety and anonymity of our […]

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Album Review: The Sad Song Co. – Worth (2018 LP)

February 6, 2018

If you look in the dictionary for the definition of multi-talented I’m not entirely certain you wouldn’t see a picture of Nigel Powell smiling back at you.  For the uninitiated, Nigel is the powerhouse drummer in The Sleeping Souls, the relentlessly touring (and recording) band for Frank Turner. He’s also from Dive Dive, and the […]

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Album Review: Frank Turner – Songbook (2017 LP)

December 4, 2017

Arguably the world’s hardest-touring musician, Frank Turner has somehow managed to find enough spare time to collate and release a new album to see out 2017. Songbook is a double CD offering – the first CD being a celebration of some of his finest songs recorded so far in his career, and the second being ten […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2015: Part One – 40 to 31

December 17, 2015

Earlier today we finished up the countdown of our 40 favourite songs of 2015, and now we commence our top 40 albums of 2015, showcasing an eclectic mix of music from all over the world – including plenty here at home… Here we go with 40 to 31: 40. Miguel – Wildheart “This album is pure […]

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Frank Turner (Hampshire) talks about Positive Songs For Negative People and working with Butch Walker

June 26, 2015

the AU review’s Johnny Au had a sit down chat with English folk artist Frank Turner, looking ahead to the release of his sixth studio record, Positive Songs for Negative People (out in August). In the interview, Frank expresses his frustrations on his early visit to Australia, wanting to tour the country after the record had been released, […]

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the AU interview: Frank Turner (UK) talks about Australia, Bluesfest, Tape Deck Heart, and his upcoming new record.

October 7, 2014

Following the news that he’ll be returning to our shores next year for Bluesfest, we had a chat with Frank Turner about touring Australia, Tape Deck Heart, and his upcoming new record. You’re in the midst of a UK tour at the moment, how is that going? It’s going great thanks, yeah. It’s funny, obviously […]

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Live Review: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls + William Elliott Whitmore + The Smith Street Band – Amplifier Bar, Perth (09.05.2012)

May 12, 2012

Frank Turner’s Australian tour rolled into Perth this week, bringing with him friends old and new. If you doubt the power of rock and roll, you should really come to a Frank Turner gig. An undeniably charismatic performer, Turner is able to successfully bring together such seemingly disparate music lovers. There aren’t too many gigs […]

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It’s Summer Up There! Day Three of Glastonbury Festival 2010

July 12, 2010

Onto Saturday and the second day of the festival, with a great number of acts lined up throughout the day, bringing incredibly eclectic and varied performances to the enthusiastic crowd. The only constant for all the bands playing was the quality of the performances they delivered. It was a rather low key start to the […]

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It’s Summer Up There! Day Two of Glastonbury Festival 2010

July 5, 2010

So it’s Friday, the official start day of the Glastonbury Festival. Overnight and all through the morning the final punters arrive, bringing the total on site population to around 177,500 people, making the festival site the third largest city in the South West. So with all those people it can be a little overwhelming and […]

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Live Review: Revival Tour featuring Chuck Ragan + Frank Turner – Rosemount Hotel (28.04.10)

April 29, 2010

Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour rolled into Perth on Wednesday, bringing with it some acoustic wielding musos in the form of Frank Turner, Tim Barry and Ben Nichols. Here are some of the things we learnt (in no particular order): 1. Whiskey causes Feedback. 2. Whiskey makes your voice sound awesome! 3. 6 Guys, 4 Guitars, […]

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