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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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Live Review: Middle Kids + Didirri – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (17.11.19)

November 19, 2019

It might have been a Sunday night, but it was an exciting time for those in Melbourne, with Middle Kids continuing along the path of their ‘New Songs For Old Problem’ tour. The band’s Melbourne dates fell somewhat unfortunately on a Sunday night, but as lead singer Hannah said, “people who see shows on Sunday nights […]

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Photo Gallery: Middle Kids + Didirri – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (17.11.19)

November 19, 2019

Sydney’s The Middle Kids are currently touring on the back of the release of their critically acclaimed mini-album New Songs For Old Problems. The weekend saw the tour hit up Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, with support coming from singer-songwriter Didirri. Danny brings us these photos from the night.

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Live Review: Middle Kids impress with their new EP as they tour North America with Local Natives

May 28, 2019

It it feels like Sydney trio Middle Kids haven’t stopped touring the globe over the last few years, you’re probably not wrong. It’s been one success after another for the group – and a lot of it has been happening quietly overseas. Currently, the troupe are on the road in North America supporting Local Natives, […]

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Meet 5 deserving acts who just scored their first ARIA nominations

October 12, 2018

Well well well, Amy Shark should be blushing a big right now. After writing her most recent hit “I Said Hi” about the music industry ignoring her until the release of her 2016 breakout hit “Adore,” the industry itself has just done her a huge favour, nominating her for nine different ARIA awards, the most […]

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Photo Gallery: Yours & Owls Day One ft. Peking Duk – Stuart Park, Wollongong (29.09.18)

October 1, 2018

The first day of Yours & Owls brought a slew of incredible talent to the Wollongong foreshore including Maddy Jane, CLEWS, Alice Ivy, Mallrat, Tiny Little Houses, Middle Kids, Hellions, The Jungle Giants, Peking Duk and many, many more. Danny Hanssen brings us back these photos from the festivities:

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Festival Review: Wollongong’s Yours and Owls kicks off 2018 event with epic sets from Peking Duk, Moaning Lisa, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and more

September 29, 2018

While most of Sydney’s partygoers were heading to Listen Out, I jumped on the train to Wollongong to check out the sold out Yours & Owls two day festival; an annual event which has become among the most anticipated and celebrated in the region. Often being overseas at the same time, it was my first […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2018 (So Far…)!

July 3, 2018

As we enter July, a stacked second half of 2018 awaits us when it comes to new music and if the first half was anything to go by, music fans are in for a good one. We’ve been poring over some of our favourite homegrown releases of the year so far, from Middle Kids‘ long awaited […]

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Vivid Live Review: Middle Kids deliver faultless homecoming performance at the Opera House

May 28, 2018

Leaps and bounds. Apart from being a classic Paul Kelly track, it is exactly what Middle Kids have been coming along over the past two years. While certainly not an overnight success, the steam the now four-piece from Sydney has built up in 2018 is almost unparalleled. Releasing their debut album Lost Friends less than a month […]

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Top 8 Artists to watch out for at Vivid 2018

May 1, 2018

Sydney’s annual lights, music and ideas show is back for another winter, and as Vivid celebrates its 10th year in the making, we delve into some of our top picks for artists to look out for this year. Ice Cube One of the founding fathers of gangsta rap will be performing for four nights only […]

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Solange, Ice Cube, Cat Power and more flesh out a vibrant Vivid LIVE program

March 20, 2018

It’s going to be another massive few weeks in Sydney this winter, when the Harbour City comes alive for Vivid LIVE. We already knew R&B goddess Solange would be touching down exclusive Australian shows this year, but with the official program being released, we’re most definitely hyped for what’s to come. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, […]

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Best New Music Mondays (February 19th)

February 18, 2018

Our Monday playlist series returns this week, with our editors showing off what we’ve been digging from some great emerging and established artists from around Australia and the world! This week, we’ve got tunes by Aurelia, Tove Styrke, Miles Francis and more. Take a listen below! ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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Music Video of the Day: Middle Kids “Mistake” (2018)

February 12, 2018

Sydney’s modern rock heroes Middle Kids have released the first cut from their upcoming album with “Mistake”. Like previous successes “Never Start” and “Edge of Town”, the new track showcases the powerful vocals of front woman Hannah Joy with a crazy catchy chorus. It’s a tantalising tease of their upcoming album Lost Friends out May fourth. The […]

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Live Review: The War on Drugs guide The Enmore through the beauty and the pain in Sydney

February 9, 2018

On “The Strangest Thing” The War on Drugs‘ Adam Granduciel sings, “Am I just living between/ The beauty and the pain” – it’s a strong statement of the War on Drugs and their chief songwriter’s appeal. The six-member band has an innate ability to convey emotion and atmosphere. Lonesome guitars swirl around a steady beat conveying […]

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Adelaide’s Bird in Hand winery to host Gang of Youths and Neil Finn in February

December 1, 2017

South Australia’s wine region is renowned for its top quality drops and in recent years, the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale districts have been jumping into the music pond, hosting concerts by some stellar Australian and international artists. The Bird in Hand winery out in the Hills has thrown down the gauntlet for […]

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A Reminder: A Weekend in the Gardens offers up possibly the best way to spend your weekend in Melbourne

November 15, 2017

Starting on Friday, A Weekend in The Gardens is giving Melbourne music lovers three days of prime live music. From one of Australia’s greatest songwriters in Paul Kelly, to some of the country’s best hip hop artists and songwriting collectives, the three-day festival event is not like your usual branded series of shows. Playing to the likes […]

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Paul Kelly’s Australian tour comes off the back of Life Is Fine‘s chart debut at #1

August 21, 2017

It’s slightly hard to believe but over the weekend, Paul Kelly achieved a career first in gaining his first #1 charting album. The latest from one of Australia’s most iconic songwriter’s, Life is Fine, debuted at the top of the ARIA Album Chart, following a week of acclaim surrounding the album coming from all corners of the […]

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Lollapalooza succumbs to heavy rain and winds as Lorde, Muse and Liam Gallagher cut sets short in Chicago

August 4, 2017

The 13th edition of Lollapalooza kicked off with a bang Thursday night before ending on a slight sour note. Over 100 thousand people braved the rain and cold temperatures to catch the many highlights of Thursday. The day was filled with great sets and the threat of major storms almost held off until after the […]

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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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The 20 Best Singles of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 6, 2017

Earlier this week, we unveiled our list of the 20 Best Albums of 2017 so far – as voted by our team – with The Smith Street Band reigning supreme with their acclaimed album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Breaking things down even further, today we throw the spotlight on some of the […]

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Live Review: Ryan Adams + Middle Kids – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (26.05.17)

May 31, 2017

If there is a personification of the word “chill”, it’s US singer-songwriter, Ryan Adams. His hidden-eye mop hairstyle, mumbling presence and sizable discography took to a security-laden (and now-controversially named) Margaret Court Arena on Friday night and delivered a slick, calming performance. Supporting Adams were popular Australian up-and-comers Middle Kids, who were an absolutely killer […]

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Aussies Abroad: Sydney’s Middle Kids announce massive North American Fall Tour

May 22, 2017

Sydney trio Middle Kids, who are about to tour Australia with none other than Ryan Adams, are set to return to North America in July, announcing a massive headline tour in September that accompanies the already announced festival dates that litter their calendar through October. The dates follow on from the inclusion on lineups such as […]

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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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Tash Sultana, Middle Kids, Alison Wonderland to join Jay Z & The Killers at Austin City Limits 2017

May 5, 2017

Only hours ago, Jay Z was squeezed onto the Austin City Limits festival line up ahead of the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Killers and sis-in-law Solange – an exciting return from the New York King who is currently popping up on a few huge stages throughout the year. Of course, ACL is a huge drawcard for […]

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Solange, Jidenna, Middle Kids and more announced for SXSW’s YouTube showcases

March 10, 2017

YouTube has announced their massive plans for the South by Southwest Conference, expanding to their largest SXSW present to date. What’s set to be one of the absolute highlights of their SXSW events will be their return to downtown Austin’s Coppertank, where YouTube will host a major three-day showcase. The showcase is set to feature […]

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From Aldous Harding to Middle Kids: 17 artists we’re watching at SXSW 2017

March 10, 2017

It’s SXSW time again and as Austin gears up for the influx of thousands upon thousands of people from all over the world ready to call the Texan city home until March 19th, we’ve got our sights firmly planted on the global music program that has once again, pulled together hundreds of artists primed for […]

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Middle Kids make US TV debut on Conan performing “Edge of Town”

February 15, 2017

Joining the likes of Courtney Barnett, DMA’s, The Griswolds and Marlon Williams, Sydney’s Middle Kids have joined the slew of artists from Australia and NZ to be breaking into the US TV market. Currently in America as Cold War Kids‘ latest tour mates, the band stopped by Conan to perform “Edge of Town”, from their self-titled debut EP. […]

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Tyson Koh, Shining Bird, Julia Jacklin among 2016 FBi SMAC winners

January 18, 2017

The 2016 FBi SMAC Awards were held at Carriageworks in Sydney overnight, celebrating the city’s arts, culture and music communities. The recognition of Sydney performers, musicians, artists, events and restaurants – and their impact on the creative network – was immense, with thousands of Sydneysiders having their say in the publicly voted categories. At the awards […]

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Festival of the Sun artists rate the Best Albums of 2016!

December 23, 2016

As we reach the end of another year, the question of what has been the best album/s of the 2016 has been thrown around. While up at Festival of the Sun recently, we posed the question to some of the artists backstage. From Mesa Cosa‘s Blood & Brains, Skegss‘ Everyone Is Good At Something, D.D Dumbo‘s Utopia Defeated and A.B. […]

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