Watch The Hives, Portugal The Man and Grouplove go head-to-head in Australian Trivia

January 27, 2022

As we celebrate 30 years since the first Big Day Out in Australia, we’ve dug out some never before seen footage from the 2014 Big Day Out in Sydney. It was held on Australia Day, 26th January 2014, so we thought we’d ask 3 bands playing that year – The Hives, Grouplove and Portugal The […]

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Album Review: Grouplove – Healer (2020 LP)

March 13, 2020

Returning to our ears after a few near traumatic years, Grouplove are back in 2020 with a revitalised sound and lust for music. Always capable of writing a bonafide pop song in the past, the Californian five-piece are back with Healer, an album as up and down as a pushup. Since forming in 2009, there’s […]

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Interview: The Head and the Heart reflect on Sydney City Limits and look ahead to their first album without Josiah Johnson

March 13, 2018

The Head and the Heart‘s Jonathan Russell and Chris Zasche chat to the AU review’s Larry Heath about live on the road, touring with Grouplove, spending time in Australia and more… Performing at the first ever Sydney City Limits festival during this trip, the guys tell us how they perceived the event and how it compares […]

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Interview: Grouplove talk Album #4 and returning ‘home’ to Australia

February 27, 2018

While in Australia recently for a run of festival and headline shows, we checked in with longtime friends of the AU, Grouplove. Sitting with Christian Zucconi and Andrew Wessen in Sydney, the lads open up about how their trip back Down Under had treated the group. Coming off the back of their biggest US headline […]

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Interview: Grouplove’s Hannah Hooper finds exhilaration in pushing past the barriers of her comfort zone

October 20, 2017

Remember That Night. Not only is it a stand out track on Grouplove‘s latest album BIG MESS, but it’s a recent social media movement that has been connecting fans of theirs right around the globe. Since 2011 and the release of Never Trust a Happy Song, the Los Angeles group have been trussing together a community of fans […]

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The east coast should prepare for another Grouplove onslaught next February

October 15, 2017

Grouplove‘s connection with Australia extends back far – if you remember that Splendour in the Grass event that first brought the US group out, you’ll remember how much potential burned away and burned brightly on each of those stages Grouplove headlined alongside the festival appearance. Fast forward through albums and various tours that have led […]

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GROUPLOVE to headline Tassie’s Party in the Paddock in February

September 14, 2017

For its sixth year,  Tasmania’s Party in the Paddock is set to launch a big weekender in February, with the announcement of GROUPLOVE as their headliner. It’s been a while since Australian fans have seen the Los Angeles’ good-time group out on our shores, so this is a great little hint at more dates that may […]

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Six unmissable performances set to come out of Lollapalooza 2017

August 1, 2017

The biggest names in rock, hip-hop, pop and more will take over Grant Park for the 13th edition of Lollapalooza in Chicago next weekend. The four-day festival is headlined by Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, The Killers and Muse, but that is just the start of the packed lineup. Australia and New Zealand will have a […]

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Coachella closes up their 2017 festival with Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Australia’s What So Not

April 25, 2017

The second weekend of the 2017 Coachella Music & Arts Festival wrapped up in Indio, California last night, with an eclectic mix of performances around the festival. On the main stage, New Zealand pop star Lorde and headlining rapper Kendrick Lamar closed the festival with big budget sets full of pyrotechnics, fire and a slew […]

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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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Sickness forces GROUPLOVE to cancel 2016 Australian tour

December 1, 2016

Sad news for GROUPLOVE fans hanging out for the US band’s Australian return for the Falls Festival this month as illness has forced the group to cancel all shows lined up for the next six weeks. Vocalist Hannah Hooper has been put on strict doctor’s orders to rest her vocal cords, which is taking her out of the game […]

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Review: Grouplove reign frenzied supreme, making a Big Mess in Brooklyn, New York

November 7, 2016

Grouplove brought their fun and energetic live show to Brooklyn, and showed off new tracks from latest album Big Mess. The irony of arriving late and dishevelled to see a band whose latest album is called Big Mess – and is about how chaotic life can be – was not lost on me. I arrived […]

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The Avalanches, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Modern Baseball… clap your eyes on these Falls Festival sideshows!

September 19, 2016

The 2016/2017 Falls Festival and Southbound run has already got festival lovers applying for holiday leave, locking away the New Year’s celebrations for the run of events out on the east and west coasts this year. Today, a run of sideshows have been announced from a large swag of artists set to play; from The Avalanches on stage with Grandmaster […]

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Grouplove on debuting Big Mess material in their new live shows & preparation for 2016 tour dates

September 8, 2016

While in Sydney recently, we caught up with Grouplove, who are in the early stages of what’s looking to be a huge run of tour dates through the States and in Europe. Beginning their Big Mess cycle in Australia, the boys of the group chat about how such initial shows have been treating them and how preparation […]

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Grouplove chat Big Mess and the making of a new album with a baby on the way!

September 7, 2016

While in Sydney recently for their wildly popular shows at the Oxford Art Factory, Grouplove spent some time hanging out with Larry to chat about all the changes that have happened to the band since we last caught up. Of course, with the arrival of baby Willa and the impending release of their new album Big Mess, Grouplove […]

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London Grammar, The Avalanches, Violent Soho & more join Childish Gambino for the 2016 Falls Festival!

August 23, 2016

Following on from this morning’s announcement that London Grammar would be joining Childish Gambino on this year’s Falls Festival tour, the festival organisers have continued to make our Tuesday by following through with a stack of international and local names set to hit festival sites in Lorne, Byron and Marion Bay and of course for its first year, Fremantle, […]

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Live Review: Grouplove + Lisa Mitchell – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16.08.16)

August 18, 2016

The first song I ever heard by Grouplove was “Colours”; I think it was an iTunes Single of the Week back in the days before streaming – remember those?! In the months that followed, while the tune had incredibly high rotation on my iPod, I remember having a feeling they’d be kick-ass live. Hitting the Oxford […]

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Grouplove announce Australian Tour Dates and preview Album Number Three!

June 21, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Grouplove, but the US band have just announced that the wait will soon be over: they’ve got a new single and album on the way, and they’re going to be kicking off their world tour in Australia with two dates this August! Their highly anticipated third studio album is […]

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Grouplove perform their first show in over two years at SXSW on Saturday night!

March 13, 2016

While the official music program of this year’s SXSW event is yet to kick off (it’s time is coming on Monday…), a run of unofficial label and company parties have filled up Austin’s downtown district as part of SXSW Interactive. One such party saw Grouplove return to the stage for their first live show in a […]

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Festival Review: Southbound Festival – Day One (07.01.12)

January 10, 2012

Another Southbound has come and gone, and once again it was a great weekend filled with great music, plenty of sun, and a nice, chilled out vibe. There were a couple of changes made since the previous year, the most noticeable one – or, rather, the one that everyone has been harping on about – […]

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Festival Review: Glastonbury Festival 2011 – Part Three: Friday (24.06.11)

July 3, 2011

Friday started off well enough, though grey clouds hung ominously above the Somerset farm. Even without the rain, navigating the festival grounds was becoming more and more of a challenge as the mud began to slowly take over the site. I started the day at the Park Stage, the furthest away of the main stages. […]

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