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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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Photo Gallery: Ngaiire + Srisha + Clarissa Mei – The Lansdowne, Sydney (21.11.19)

November 22, 2019

Ngaiire has returned to the live scene after an extended break, and it was a rapturous crowd who enjoyed the sold-out show at the Landsdowne last night. The supports Clarissa Mei and Srisha were both excellent, and have enjoyed the benefit of being mentored by Ngaiire earlier in the year. It was a solid start to […]

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Track of the Day: Ngaiire “Shiver” (2019)

October 16, 2019

It’s been nearly 3 years since her last release, but we finally have a new track from Ngaiire, “Shiver”. It’s a hauntingly beautiful song, with her transcendent vocals glistening with irrepressible beats. As we have come to expect from Ngaiire, this new release is impeccably styled and produced. This song takes Ngaiire back to her […]

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Amy Shark, Gang of Youths amongst major winners at the National Live Music Awards

December 8, 2017

Eight events took place simultaneously around the country last night, celebrating the contributions to live music by some of our best established and emerging acts, with the National Live Music Awards taking place from another year. With the ticketed gala event happening at The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, the Melbourne event of the NLMAs saw […]

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Single of the Day: LANKS ft. NGAIIRE “My Own Mystery” (2017)

November 22, 2017

Ah, LANKS. What a year the Melbourne (now Sydney based) multi-instrumentalist has had. After the release of single “Comfortable” had him out on the road for a run of sold out live shows, LANKS returned to the studio to put more ideas to record, resulting in this charmer of a song – “My Own Mystery”. […]

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Festival Photos: Sydney Fringe Festival Opening Night (02.09.17)

September 4, 2017

The Sydney Fringe Festival is off and running for another year, with the city coming alive with some incredible performances by the likes of NGAIIRE and Kaiit lighting up the crowds who came out to play. Photos by Bruce Baker. [print_gllr id=44587] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music […]

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APRA AMCOS brings NGAIIRE, Briggs, Katy Steele & Sally Seltmann together for Sydney Fringe series of talks

August 31, 2017

As part of this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival, punters will be able to sit in on some exclusive sessions run by APRA AMCOS; four one on one conversations with Australian songwriters with discussions surrounding professional and creative development. Sitting down with moderator Chit Chat, Briggs, Katy Steele, NGAIIRE and Sally Seltmann (all recipients of the APRA Professional Development Award) will […]

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A.B. Original and Flume emerge as frontrunner nominees of the 2017 AIR Awards

May 31, 2017

The 2017 AIR Awards have been announced this morning, as the countdown to one of the key events on the Australian music calendar officially kicks off. For the first time, the awards themselves move from Melbourne to Adelaide, taking place at the historic Queen’s Theatre on July 27th. The nominees are wide ranging this year, with […]

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Áine Tyrrell steps in to replace NGAIIRE at the Rock and Roll Writers Festival this weekend

March 30, 2017

Irish performer and writer Áine Tyrrell has been announced as a late addition to the 2017 Rock and Roll Writers Festival, in place of NGAIIRE, who is unable to travel to Brisbane for the event this weekend. Despite the wickedly dodgy weather much of Queensland has withstood overnight, the festival is still very much going ahead this Saturday and […]

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Five Albums You Must Listen to This Week (#003)

March 9, 2017

We’re back for another week! Five new albums from five very different artists – check out why our crew think the likes of NAO, Fenech-Soler and NGAIIRE should be on your list of must-listens this week! FENECH-SOLER – Zilla (2017) By Michael Prebeg After disappearing for a while, Fenech-Soler are back with one of their most exciting records yet. They teased us […]

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Roger Shepherd, Adalita, NGAIIRE and more join the Rock & Roll Writers Festival in April

February 10, 2017

The 2017 Rock & Roll Writers Festival has unveiled its complete line up following the event’s special launch event in Melbourne overnight, with a final batch of speakers announced, as well as some great developments for the festival in this, its second year. Concentrated on exploring the relationship between writing and music, the RRWF will be held […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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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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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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The 40 Best Australian Albums of 2016: From Outlier to Reclaim Australia

January 16, 2017

Last week we delivered our Top 40 Albums of 2016, as voted by our contributors – some huge albums from chart dominating artists entered in, as did some breakthrough records from bands on the homefront we were still getting to know. We go another level deeper and look at the Top Australian releases as part […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 12, 2017

Top 20’s are always hard to pull together. As we saw with the first part of our Best Albums of 2016 countdown, the list was looking to be a varied one, with records from bands including Descendents, The Hotelier, Julia Jacklin and NO ZU all making the cut. As we look to the Top 20 records (as voted by our […]

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The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016

January 10, 2017

For Hip Hop, 2016 was the year of cosigning anything and everything. So called ‘mumble rap’ became a thing and there was a massive push back against the term ‘real Hip Hop’, championing newcomers like Lil’ Yachty and Lil’ Uzi Vert (who, like it or not, have been attached to the music and the culture) […]

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Ngaiire and Nina Las Vegas to headline Australia Day festival Goat Island Sounds in Sydney

January 9, 2017

Not every Australia Day event is made equal. Boutique festival Goat Island Sounds will return on January 26th to dominate competition in Sydney, bringing a banging line-up, a live stream of triple j’s Hottest 100, and one of the most enchanting scenes possible in the harbour city. Six acts will spread across two stages set-up […]

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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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2016 AU Awards: A look at the nominees for ‘Female Artist of the Year’

December 13, 2016

Yesterday, we brought you an extra little look at the AU Award nominees for Male Artist of the Year – a reflective on how those six artists have flown on our radar through the year and why they’ve been nominated. Today, the focus turns to the ladies as we take a peek at the 2016’s […]

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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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Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

November 30, 2016

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad. NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at […]

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Merivale’s Sunday Sundown features free gigs from PNAU, Remi, Montaigne and more (Sydney)

November 28, 2016

Hospitality juggernauts Merivale and Summer Bright Lager have officially kicked off their returning Sunday Sundown series, a free live music program which will last across Sydney’s scorching summer with some of the country’s best acts showing out at the group’s best venues. This time around, the shedule has grown to include sixteen free events from […]

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How A Festival Called PANAMA has emerged as one of the country’s best

November 23, 2016

This week, we learned of the latest additions to A festival called PANAMA for 2017. Alongside the likes of Kurt Vile, D.D Dumbo, Koi Child and Margaret Glaspy join some incredible musicians including Big Scary, Emma Louise, Julia Jacklin and NGAIIRE. To look at the festival line up, now in its full glory, is a thing of beauty – representative of some stellar international visitors […]

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Julia Jacklin, The Avalanches, Big Scary among J Award nominees for 2016

November 2, 2016

It’s November, which means that for triple j, it’s officially Australian Music Month – dedicated to celebrating homegrown music and the artists who have been emerging, thriving and consistently nailing it throughout the year! This morning, the annual J Awards were announced, returning for its 12th year. The awards recognise breakthrough artists, some incredible albums and […]

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RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s and more join Dune Rats at the Mountain Sounds Festival in February

October 27, 2016

Australian music is going to be celebrated in pretty fine form at the Mountain Sounds Festival next February, with the full line up showing its hand today. Joining the already announced Dune Rats on the bill is the likes of RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s, Bec Sandridge and more in its fourth year. Check out the full announcement reveal video below! The festival returns […]

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NGAIIRE to tour Blastoma for a final time this November & December

October 12, 2016

NGAIIRE will be flamin’ on with Blastoma one last time for 2016 before she returns to the studio to work on what’ll easily be one hell of a follow up album, embarking on a three-city tour this November and December. It’s been a stellar year for the Sydney vocalist, with the album breaking NGAIIRE out onto festival and headline […]

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Ali Barter, Ecca Vandal, Luke Million & more added to Beyond The Valley 2016!

October 12, 2016

Beyond The Valley just got a little sweeter, with the addition of some of our favourite names to the 2016 bill! Joining the likes of Alex Lahey, Chance The Rapper, Hudson Mohawke and Hermitude this December include Ali Barter, Ecca Vandal and Luke Million. Continuing to prove itself a diverse festival across pop, dance, rock and indie, Beyond The Valley has become a New […]

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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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Festival Review: Listen Out – Centennial Park, Sydney (01.10.16)

October 4, 2016

Long before the lockout laws, something else was killing the vibe among Sydney’s party scene: competition. One or two day festivals across the country were dropping like flies and it seemed like Fuzzy’s long-running Parklife was about to meet the axe, until the business made the wise decision to go boutique. Downsizing and effectively avoiding […]

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