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Bad Friday 2020 Is Expanding To A Bad Weekend With Two Days Of Music

January 21, 2020

Bad Friday Festival just got a whole lot more badass. The Sydney institution of a festival, Bad Friday (that ironically falls on Good Friday for all you angels out there) is expanding to corrupt you one day longer. That’s right, we’ve got a Bad Friday AND Saturday on our hands. The expansion of the festival […]

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The 40 Best Australian Songs of 2019

January 20, 2020

With the Hottest 100 voting closing today, we thought we’d take our annual look back on the best songs of 2019. And should you still have to vote, we wanted to give you some ideas on some great local music to consider including in your top ten. We’ve put the 40 songs together in a […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2019

December 18, 2019

It’s time for the AU review’s annual list of the best albums from Australia and the rest of the world for 2019. Across this list, we take you through a wide range of genres, with music that represents the exciting, vibrant time of music right now. It’s fair to say that there are some notable […]

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Carla Geneve – The Roundhouse, Sydney (18.10.19)

October 20, 2019

Sydney’s Roundhouse was packed out on Friday night for Holy Holy, an indie rock outfit whose origins span Australia’s East coast. Having recently released their third studio album, My Own Pool Of Light, Holy Holy have garnered an intense fanbase eager to relive the best cross-section of their discography live. But first, it was Perth’s […]

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Carla Geneve – Roundhouse, Sydney (18.10.19)

October 19, 2019

Holy Holy played to a packed crowd at Roundhouse in Sydney on Friday night and it was a truly fabulous gig. The energy, the musicianship, and the new songs from their recent release My Own Pool of Light combined for a truly epic night out in Sydney. Bruce was there to bring you these photos. Full […]

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Carla Geneve + Almond Soy – Astor Theatre, Perth (28.09.19)

September 29, 2019

The next stop on the My Own Pool of Light tour was the Astor Theatre where Holy Holy dazzled the crowd with an amazing performance. Joining in on the party were Carla Geneve and Almond Soy. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos was on hand to capture the highlights of the night.

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Photo Gallery and Live Review: Holy Holy + CLEWS + San Mei – 170 Russell, Melbourne (07.12.18)

December 10, 2018

Finishing off their tour with sold out performance, Holy Holy rocked 170 Russell in celebration of the band’s newest single “Faces”. After spending time in every over state, the closing performance came in Melbourne to a massive crowd all there is celebrate the tour with the band. Bringing along a surprise guest as well as […]

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Clews + Bri Clark – Mojos, Fremantle (29.11.18)

December 2, 2018

Thursday evening saw Holy Holy’s Faces tour hit Western Australia, with a show at Fremantle’s Mojo’s, the first of three in the state. Joining the band were Sydney indie rockers Clews and Perth local Bri Clark.  The evening kicked off to a rather muted start with Bri Clark taking to the stage, armed just with […]

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Alice Ivy, Gang of Youths, Gordi and more round out this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting comp shortlist

April 19, 2018

The shortlist for this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition has been unveiled today, with submissions from all over the globe being considered for the ultimate prize – AUD $50,000 cash from APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG, not to mention an AUD $5,000 travel package from the Show Group. For this year’s competition, 3,296 songwriters entered […]

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New touring festival, The Drop, ties together a love of live music and surfing this March & April

February 1, 2018

Jumping in amongst the waves of the Aussie leg of the World Surf League Championship Tour, a new festival makes its debut this March and April in The Drop. Combining live music with surfing, this new touring festival is coming to the shores of Margaret River, Torquay and D’Bah, featuring the likes of SAFIA, Dune Rats and more […]

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DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal, Holy Holy & more onboard for Secret Garden 2018

January 10, 2018

This year marks the 10th anniversary of one of our favourite festivals, in Secret Garden and boy, they’re turning things up to celebrate. As with many previous years, this one has sold out, with the likes of DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal, Holy Holy, Paces and more set to perform. Held over two days, this year’s Secret Garden festival brings the […]

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The Preatures, Holy Holy & more announced for Festival of the Sun 2017

August 15, 2017

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie this December, looking to sell out quickly too, if previous years’ ticket sales are anything to go by! Long regarded as one of the east coast’s most popular festival events, Festival of the Sun hasn’t changed its blueprint one iota. Still completely BYO, FOTSUN has retained its family […]

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Single of the Day: HOLY HOLY “That Message” (2017)

February 16, 2017

It’s nearly here. The second album, PAINT, from the divine HOLY HOLY, set for release on February 24th. Luckily, the duo Oscar Dawson and Tim Carroll realised we couldn’t hold out another week, and they’re giving us their third single – another nibble of the communion wafer before the big release. The single is layered, textured, rich with synth and guitar. Carroll‘s ethereal vocals repeat the […]

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3rd Annual AU Award Winners Revealed: A.B. Original, Remi, NGAIIRE, Colin Lillie & more come out on top

December 15, 2016

What an absolute trip 2016 has been as we’ve immersed ourselves in incredible live music scenes around the country. We’ve seen some stellar artists emerge from all corners, really making the year their own. As 2016 approaches its final weeks, the Australian industry and its artists have been celebrated in all different forms; from multiple […]

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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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Single of the Day: Holy Holy “Elevator” (2016)

November 22, 2016

“Elevator”, along with “Darwinism” (which was released earlier this year), are the two official singles from indie-rock duo Holy Holy‘s upcoming second album, Paint, due for release February 24th 2017. “Elevator” is a classic upbeat burner that features swells of guitars and Timothy Carroll’s beautifully rich vocals. “You were a heart-breaker, I couldda told you that,” repeats […]

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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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Client Liaison, Holy Holy, NGAIIRE, Gordi & more named in Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition shortlist!

October 4, 2016

The 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition shortlist has today been unveiled, with 90 finalists being selected to proceed forward to the final stage of judging. Three prizes are up for grabs as always: the $50,000 first prize courtesy of APRA and Alberts Music, a $10,000 second prize thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association) and […]

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Single of the Day: Holy Holy “Darwinism” (2016)

August 5, 2016

Holy Holy this week slid back on to our radar (and no doubt, yours) with their new single, “Darwinism”. The first single from Oscar and Tim‘s highly anticipated sophomore album, this new piece of music is an exciting look ahead to this next chapter of the band’s creative output. With the original idea being further explored and […]

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Travel Diary: Holy Holy take us around Europe and the UK for The Great Escape, Primavera and more!

April 28, 2016

While in the UK and Europe for a run of festivals last year, including The Great Escape and Primavera Sound, Australian group HOLY HOLY documented their experiences while on the road and share with us their tour diary. From driving through Europe and being regular tourists, to pre-show exercises and visiting the great John Bonham’s grave, […]

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Live Review: Holy Holy – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (29.01.16)

January 31, 2016

There’s plenty to be said for a band who sells out Melbourne’s Corner Hotel quicksmart, and have people scrambling for tickets right up until show day. It’s no surprise, however, that Holy Holy managed to pull it off. This band has been turning heads since they dropped debut single “House Of Cards” a little over […]

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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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Holy Holy revisit a huge year of touring and releasing music with us at the Falls Festival!

January 11, 2016

Watching Holy Holy develop and go from strength to strength throughout 2015 was an absolute joy and as we look ahead to what is undoubtedly going to be another big year for Tim Carroll and Oscar Dawson, the AU was stoked to be able to sit down with the lads on New Year’s Eve to […]

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Falls Top Five: Bridget names her favourite acts from Mt. Duneed!

January 3, 2016

It’s never an easy task to pick five standout acts from a stellar bill comprising of over 60 artists, especially when it includes the likes of Paul Kelly, Banoffee, The Wombats and our Live Act of the Year, Gang Of Youths. Honourable mentions to those four in particular and whilst the music is the focus, […]

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

December 17, 2015

We continue our countdown of best albums of the year, as voted by the AU review’s contributors… If you want to look back at the first ten on the list, head HERE. 30. Justin Bieber – Purpose “This was a surprising one for me. There seems to still be a stigma around vibing on this […]

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Bridges, Hoods, a Bloc Party and more – who we’re looking forward to at this year’s Falls Festival!

December 15, 2015

We’re under two weeks out from one of our favourite times of the year, aside from gorging ourselves on Christmas lunch leftovers, the Falls Festival. Again, the team have delivered a line up that speaks to those who are looking to get away and party hard into 2016, those who are keen to see some […]

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Vance Joy heading out on headline Australian east coast tour with Holy Holy in 2016

November 27, 2015

Backing up a well-received appearance at the ARIA Awards last night, Vance Joy will be heading out on the road for an east coast headline tour next year, joined by Holy Holy! Back home on tour with Taylor Swift, Vance announced ‘The Fire and The Flood Tour’, a quick run down through venues in Sydney, […]

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The Wombats, Dune Rats, Tuka & more announced for Falls Festival Lorne!

October 19, 2015

It goes without saying that the Lorne edition of the Falls Festival always stands out as the favoured site of the tour’s three for many people. Almost always a sell out event, the coastal Victorian site boasts a great environment for campers and a unique little Falls vibe all its own. This year, Falls Lorne sold […]

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Photo Gallery: The Preatures + Holy Holy + Hot Spoke – The Hi-Fi Sydney (05.12.14)

December 6, 2014

The Preatures drop into Sydney on their National tour showcasing their debut release Blue Planet Eyes supported by Holy Holy and Hot Spoke. Pete Dovgan brings you photos from the night:

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