Olympia

Photo Gallery: Bernard Fanning + Olympia + Tia Gostelow – Taronga Zoo, Sydney (14.02.20)

February 15, 2020

It was a beautiful evening in Sydney last night, not something we’ve been able to say very often of late. An early start at Taronga Zoo for the twilight series of concerts, and therefore an early exit from work is an added bonus to what is always an excellent night out. This Friday night had […]

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Interview: Olympia talks about bringing Flamingo to Europe, playing David Lynch’s Silencio Bar and her love of film

October 10, 2019

While at the annual Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany last month, we sat down with Australian artist Olympia to talk about her new album Flamingo, taking it on the road to Europe, while playing iconic venues like Amsterdam’s Paradiso and David Lynch’s Silencio Bar in Paris. As you do. She also talks about her love of […]

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Olympia shares first look at new album (Flamingo)

July 2, 2019

We have a sneaky exclusive trailer for Olympia’s sophomore album Flamingo, which is due out this Friday (5th July).  It’s obviously a very heartfelt record, and one which we are looking forward to. We caught Olympia supporting Anna Calvi recently, and were lucky enough to hear a few of the new songs. Olympia explains ““The […]

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Photo Gallery: Julia Jacklin + Olympia + Annie Hamilton – Metro Theatre, Sydney (15.03.19)

March 16, 2019

With support from Annie Hamilton and Olympia, Julia Jacklin debuted her new album Crushing to a sold out Metro Theatre on Friday night. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

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Live Review: Julia Jacklin + Olympia + Annie Hamilton – Metro Theatre, Sydney (15.03.19)

March 16, 2019

Julia Jacklin has had a massive start to 2019. With international tours and the release of her second album Crushing already in the bin, it looks like this year could be one for the record books. Returning to Sydney’s Metro Theatre almost two years since her last headline national tour, the Blue Mountains native wooed […]

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Five reasons to be excited about Olympia’s new music video “Shoot to Forget”

February 20, 2019

Fresh from announcing three major international label and agency deals, Melbourne alt-pop artist Olympia is set to drop her brand new music video “Shoot To Forget” tomorrow, and we at the AU have your exclusive first look at the clip. Get your first taste of it here: If that taste doesn’t get you excited, here’s […]

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Live Review: Olympia + Felicity Groom + Noah Dillon – Mojos, Fremantle (11.10.18)

October 14, 2018

Fresh from a touring in the UK, Melbourne’s Olympia hit Fremantle, and the West Coast, on Thursday kicking off a run of shows around the country. Joining Olympia on the night were locals Noah Dillon and Felicity Groom. Noah Dillon kicked off the evening strongly. Backed by a the standard trio of drums, bass and […]

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Travel Diary: Melbourne musician Olympia hits the road in the United Kingdom

June 26, 2017

Melbourne artist Olympia and her fantastic band recently toured the United Kingdom, taking in events like The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City. Join Olympia in this exclusive travel diary, capturing all the behind-the-scenes experiences on the other side of the world: ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on AU […]

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Tour Diary: Olympia takes us on tour through the UK for The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City & more

June 8, 2017

Fresh off the back of a whirlwind tour of the UK, Olympia is already on the road back home in Australia, playing with Paul Dempsey as he hits venues dotted around the place.  We were lucky to have seen Olympia and her fantastic band perform a few times while out in Brighton for The Great Escape, though […]

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Review: Rain came to dampen The Great Escape but instead, the global music industry embraced the conditions in 2017

May 22, 2017

Ah, The Great Escape. Snipping at the heels of its American counterpart, SXSW, the British festival – established for music discovery – has grown considerably in recent year, drawing thousands of music fans and industry professionals out to Brighton to watch hundreds of established and emerging bands from the world over showcase their sounds in a variety of […]

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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 makes another impressive impact during the first day of The Great Escape

May 18, 2017

The SOUNDS AUSTRALIA crew have always maintained an impressive presence internationally, The Great Escape proving to be no exception to the rule for another year. Kicking off their time in Brighton with the annual Sound Gallery at Komedia, a great array of Australian artists took to the stage in the underground venue and upstairs in the studio […]

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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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Sampa The Great, Tired Lion among new additions to The Great Escape

February 2, 2017

A hundred new artists have been added to this year’s line up for The Great Escape out in Brighton, UK in May. Widely regarded as the biggest festival in Europe for new music discovery, we’re stoked to see the likes of Sampa The Great, Tired Lion, Slaves, Marika Hackman and more join a stellar group of artists from all over the […]

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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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Review: The Falls Music & Arts Festival stands strong amid a jam-packed Australian festival season

January 3, 2017

There was something different about the Falls Music & Arts Festival in 2016. Even now, a few days on from New Year’s Eve, I can’t put my finger on it. Following the Victorian event’s temporary relocation to Mt. Duneed Estate last year, we returned to the hallowed and lush surrounds of the Great Otway National Park in Lorne and […]

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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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Matt & Alex commencing final days at triple j with five-date rave tour

November 22, 2016

Yesterday, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson announced that their time as hosts of triple j’s breakfast show would be coming to an end this December; for Dyson, the end of a 10 year-long career at the broadcaster. Okine of course, came on board in 2014 to replace former host Tom Ballard. For both, it’s been years of early mornings, memorable […]

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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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Golden Plains XI Full Moon line up features The Specials, Nicolas Jaar, Kurt Vile & more

October 19, 2016

Golden Plains XI has got a Full Moon party ready to impress down at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre from March 11th – 13th. With the full line up dropping, we’re stoked to see the likes of Nicolas Jaar (pictured) and The Specials joining the already announced headliner, Neil Finn, while a whole slew of incredible names also feature. When you’ve got the […]

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You Am I, Jack River, Northeast Party House & more added to Falls Festival line up!

October 13, 2016

The Falls Music and Arts Festival has added to its summer east coast line up today, with the addition of a smattering of great Australian and international talent! If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to be getting on the Falls train this New Year’s, Marion Bay and Fremantle events are still on […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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The Top 10 On Ground at BIGSOUND 2016!

September 12, 2016

Now that the BIGSOUND dust has settled and the industry has returned to some sense of normal; our on-ground team have been going back through notes jotted down on phones, ‘Definitely check out…’ style messages sent back and forth, in determining the selection of bands who stood out as strong winners across the board. With many of these […]

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Editor’s Picks: Sose names her must see artists and bands of BIGSOUND 2016!

September 5, 2016

We’re days out from the official kick off for BIGSOUND 2016. Our schedules may be prepared. Our livers and grasp on a decent night’s sleep? Not so much. With so many artists spread across the Valley over Wednesday-Friday’s programming, it’s going to be nigh on impossible to see everyone but we’re going to give it a […]

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Live Review: Paul Dempsey + Olympia – The Gov, Adelaide (25.08.16)

August 29, 2016

On a Thursday night, The Gov fills out comfortably to await the return of Paul Dempsey to his beloved Kingdom. The air is chilly, but the vibe on the inside of the popular venue remains warm and inviting. It’s been a little while since the Australian favourite has been to Adelaide in this capacity and with […]

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Paul Dempsey, Ross Wilson, Ella Hooper & more join the Heart of St Kilda Concert this September

July 27, 2016

The Sacred Heart Mission has announced some more special names to their annual Heart of St Kilda Concert happening in September, raising funds for those desperately in need. Last year, the concert raised $79,000 for the Mission’s Meals Program to feed nearly 20,000 people in need and this year, they’re hoping to smash the record. The […]

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BIGSOUND unleashes excellent first artist announcement including Tigertown, Alex Lahey, Gideon Bensen & more

June 22, 2016

Here we go! The first round of artists set to perform at BIGSOUND this year has been officially released, giving us a taste of the high calibre of quality we can be expecting in September. We already expected the Brisbane music conference and showcase event to be coming out swinging, as it does every year, […]

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Falls Festival founder Simon Daly to bring new three-day music and arts festival to Weribee Mansion

June 1, 2016

Founder of Falls Festival has went and brought another three-day* festival into the Australian market, securing Melbourne’s Victorian era Weribee Mansion for The Lost Lands. Over the Melbourne Cup weekend (Oct 29 to 30*), this new all-ages festival will be driven by a local and international line-up of some very reliable bands and musicians, spread […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ The Moo – Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo (30.04.16)

May 2, 2016

A distinct lack of mooing was made up for by a whole lot of groovin’, with Groovin’ The Moo rolling through the Prince of Wales Showground in Bendigo for another year. Punters were fairly low in numbers early in the day, with an 11am start leaving plenty of time for the heavens to potentially open […]

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