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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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A love note to Melbourne Music: How the Age Music Victoria Awards affirms strength in community

November 27, 2017

Once again, Melbourne has hurtled through its famed Melbourne Music Week, seeing even more music injected into the already thriving music scene. The Age Music Victoria Awards are an integral part of the festivities, celebrating and showcasing that Victoria really is Australia’s music capital. The awards were co-presented this year by community radio favourites Chris […]

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The Age Music Victoria Awards announce their 2017 After Party for November

September 21, 2017

Melbourne music fans, take heed. Returning for its 12th year this November, the Age Music Victoria Awards are hitting 170 Russell for their lauded after party, sure to impress. I mean, with the likes of Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Gold Class and Cable Ties on board, it can’t fail. Co-presented by RRR 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, the official after […]

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Live Review: Gold Class, RVG and Millú shake down the Melbourne Museum on Friday night

August 8, 2017

Do you remember when you were still a little primary school cherub, and for whatever reason you got to go to school after hours – maybe a parent teacher interview night, a sleep-over at school, a school disco. There was kind of a feeling of being up to something bad, and you act a little […]

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Review: Rain came to dampen The Great Escape but instead, the global music industry embraced the conditions in 2017

May 22, 2017

Ah, The Great Escape. Snipping at the heels of its American counterpart, SXSW, the British festival – established for music discovery – has grown considerably in recent year, drawing thousands of music fans and industry professionals out to Brighton to watch hundreds of established and emerging bands from the world over showcase their sounds in a variety of […]

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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 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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Single of the Day: Gold Class “Twist In The Dark” (2017)

May 4, 2017

Gold Class. A Melbourne band whose reputation precedes them. As a result, the first time their dulcet post-punk reaches your ears, you’re already expecting something amazing – and you’re never disappointed. The four-piece have just dropped ‘Twist In The Dark’, produced by Gareth Liddiard (The Drones). With a writhing bass line that twists beneath Adam Curley‘s distinctive and resonant […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Gold Class, Middle Kids & Tigertown amongst first 50 artists announced for The Great Escape!

November 25, 2016

The Great Escape returns to Brighton in the UK next year, taking over the British seaside from May 18th – 20th. Lauded as the festival for unearthing some of music’s most exciting talent from around the globe, The Great Escape will be celebrating its twelfth year with some of the best established and emerging artists. Amongst the […]

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Live Review: Gold Class + Stina Tester | Cinta Masters + Palm Springs – The Tote, Melbourne (15.10.16)

October 19, 2016

Palm Springs, a Melbourne act renowned for dark, sombre country music, dusky vocals and lyrical honesty were represented as a single act on Saturday night. Erica Dunn represented the band, bringing a set reminisce of Chelsea Wolfe; doom folk meets the blues. One woman, armed with a guitar, held The Tote’s audience hostage, with no […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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Sampa The Great will play a special show in Melbourne this November as the recipient of the inaugural ‘Corner Award’

September 14, 2016

Sampa The Great continues to be celebrated (and rightly so), with the artist being named the recipient of the inaugural Corner Award! The award, presented by the iconic Melbourne live music venue, will see Sampa perform a special headlining show at The Corner on November 4th, with the first 150 ticket purchases set to receive a […]

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Music Video of the Day: Gold Class “Kids on Fire” (2016)

September 5, 2016

Directed and shot by Geoffrey O’Connor, the new music video from Gold Class captures the darkness and intensity simmering behind each one of their songs released from the Melbourne band thus far. The new single is the first cut of new Gold Class music from their forthcoming sophomore album and is cool song to get the hype train well […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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The SXSW comedown… Sose gives us her thoughts on another jam-packed week of music in Austin!

March 23, 2016

It’s currently encroaching on Wednesday evening and I find myself seated at the desk in my hotel room, coming in and out of blank stares out the window and an email inbox count that is slowly eating away at my soul. It’s my first day back in Australia in two weeks and I’m struggling to stay awake, […]

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Courtney, Tame, Gold Class, Jess Ribeiro… the shortlist for the 11th Australian Music Prize announced!

February 3, 2016

This morning, the official shortlist for the 11th Australian Music Prize was unveiled, as well as more details about the March event set to take place in Sydney. The list, decided upon by a panel of 16 independent industry judges, reflects a wide and diverse collection of submissions from Australian artists for this year’s award […]

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Darren Hanlon, Moses Gunn Collective, Gang of Youths, Mathas included in final AMP album longlist!

January 12, 2016

The 11th Australian Music Prize (AMP) has today announced the final additions to its longlist for its award this year, with 56 albums being given the greenlight by its panel of judges. It’s been a tough process for the judges this year, sorting through the multitude of submissions from Australian artists but as the final […]

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The 40 Best Songs of 2015: Part Two – 30 to 21

December 16, 2015

We continue our countdown of 40 favourite tracks of 2015 with a fantastic run of local talent to kick us off. If you want to look back at the first 10 tracks, click HERE. Watch and listen to the run of 10 songs first and then read through our thoughts on the tracks after… 30. […]

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Methyl Ethel, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders among first 150 bands announced for SXSW!

October 21, 2015

SXSW is beginning to unveil its roster of artists set to perform at the 2016 Music event in Austin, Texas and already, the 150 names revealed today indicate a great and diverse program. From Germany to Bangladesh, New Zealand to Russia and beyond, musicians are being represented across all genres, making for a great run […]

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