Live Review: Kelela pulls off a brilliant debut of Take Me Apart in Melbourne

January 18, 2018

I’ve loved Kelela‘s music ever since first listening to her Cut 4 Me EP back in 2013 or 2014. Her voice – followed by FKA twigs a few years later – signalled a great resurgence of sultry, rich female driven R&B that now, we’ve seen fully embraced by artists from the US and UK in particular. Where twigs’ […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of […]

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Music Video of the Day: Kelela “LMK” (2017)

August 10, 2017

First, there was Syd‘s Fin. Then came SZA‘s Ctrl. Most recently, we’ve heard from Kelela and her new tune, “LMK”, a sexy call out for those nights in the club where hook ups are frequent and caution is definitely thrown to the wind. This wave of enrapturing R&B is one we are so happy to be riding out at […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week (7th August 2017)

August 6, 2017

Welcome to the start of the new week. It’s time to take a moment and reflect on last week’s best new singles and music videos, hand-picked by our writing team for you to enjoy. I’m gunna be honest, this playlist is knee-deep in bangers, both the sexy kind (Kelela, Left., Milwaukee Beats) and the heavy […]

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Single of the Day: Kelela “LMK” (2017)

August 2, 2017

Finally, finally, finally, Kelela‘s debut album is on its way, with Take Me Apart due out this October. The vocalist took our breath away with the Hallucinogen EP and now, we’ve got some new music in “LMK” to get around as the hype for Take Me Apart starts to generate properly. Primed for the dance floor, “LMK” goes in hard with its […]

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Peaches, Sheila E., King Gizz and more set for Meredith 2016!

August 11, 2016

Once again, the Meredith Music Festival has dropped a killer line up of artists that’ll have people rolling out to the ‘Sup in strong numbers this December! The 26th edition of the event now has its ticket ballot also open for everyone to get involved in via their website – you have until 10:26pm, August 16th to get […]

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Flight Facilities join Sigur Rós, Ice Cube and more at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco

June 16, 2016

The tenth Treasure Island Music Festival has unveiled its line up for this year and, for its final year being held on the island in San Francisco Bay, the organisers have planned a memorable list of artists. Headlined by Sigur Rós and Ice Cube, the Treasure Island Music Festival also features James Blake, Purity Ring and Sydney’s Flight Facilities (the […]

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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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Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, Kelela and more for Vans’ 50th Anniversary show at SXSW

March 1, 2016

So, this is pretty big for SXSW Music attendees. Vans, who’ve long maintained a solid and popular presence in Austin during the festival, are celebrating 50 years of ‘Off the Wall’ heritage this year, incorporating action sports, arts, music and street culture. This SXSW, the Vans family are putting on one hell of a birthday […]

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The 40 Best Songs of 2015: Part Four – The Top Ten!

December 16, 2015

Here we go. Our top 10 songs of 2015. What do you think of our list? Sound off on our Facebook page or Tweet us what we missed! 10. Dick Diver – Waste the Alphabet “This is Australian music at its best” – Larry Heath 9. Foals – Birch Tree “My favorite cut off their […]

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Hot Chip, Dirty Three, Courtney Barnett & More Announced For Sugar Mountain 2016!

October 11, 2015

Before the weekend, Le1f was the first name leaked/revealed for Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain festival, quickly indicating that the organisers had another vibrant and eclectic line up in store. This morning, they’ve gone and announced the full line up of artists, musicians and individuals set to take part in the event next January at the VCA […]

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The Festival Diaries: CMJ Day One Ft. Glasser, Kirin J Callinan, The City And Horses + More – New York City (15.10.13)

October 17, 2013

Let’s get to the serious stuff first though. The conference part of the CMJ conference starts us off – a cavalcade of talking heads and absorbing insight talking about a wide array of issues plaguing the music industry today. The first of these panels was “Music Journalism in the New World”. We at The AU […]

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