At The Drive-In’s surprise performance proves the highlight of House of Vans at SXSW

March 17, 2017

For the past two days, the iconic Austin venue Mohawk played host to the annual House of Vans, featuring a mix of primarily rock and hip hop acts – some well established and plenty emerging. But it was the surprise addition of At The Drive-In during the event’s first night that proved to be the […]

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The House of Vans returns to the Mohawk for SXSW featuring Temples, French Montana and more

March 11, 2017

It’s no grand overstatement – the House of Vans parties at SXSW are legendary. You stand the chance of seeing the likes of Erykah Badu play the intimate outdoor stage alongside Kelela and Grouplove. Inside, the party continues while the drinks flow. Mohawk plays the perfect host and has been one of our favourite haunts […]

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Anohni, Poliça, Hiatus Kaiyote and more to feature in free Vivid Live artist talks

May 11, 2016

A series of free creative conversations have been announced as part of this year’s Vivid LIVE in the form of “Artist Talks”, featuring rare and in-depth discussions with the likes of Anohni, Ta-ku, Poliça and Wafia, alongside a live recording of popular podcast Song Explored (featuring Hiatus Kaiyote) and much more. In addition to the free events, the festival will also […]

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Album News Weekly: 4th March 2016

March 4, 2016

In This Issue: The month of March is bursting with releases and this is just the first Friday of many! There are a dozen wicked records available today including Aussie hip hop darling Urthboy right on down to the return of The Violent Femmes. We’ve even included an Honourable Mentions section to fit in the […]

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Single of the Day: Poliça “Lately” (2016)

February 26, 2016

US four-piece Poliça just dropped their latest single “Lately” ahead of their the release of their third album, due in March. The track features the band’s token soothing synths, innovative beats and of course incredible vocals from singer Channy Leaneagh. Check out “Lately” here: Poliça‘s third LP United Crushers is due out March 4th. ———- This […]

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Culture Collide unveil Container Bar line up for SXSW, including sets from DMA’s, Cosmo’s Midnight & more!

February 21, 2016

Culture Collide have continued to roll out their epic SXSW programming announcements, backing their Clive Bar showcase up with the news that they’ll be returning to the Container Bar on Rainey Street as well! The brand has teamed up with the likes of The Guardian, Mom + Pop Music, OXFAM, Jansport, Vitalic Noise and more […]

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Kita Alexander, Gang of Youths, Harts & more featured on huge SXSW Music announcement!

January 12, 2016

SXSW Music has announced a massive third artist announcement for the showcase festival this March, with a solid number of emerging and well established names from all over the world revealed as being invited to play in Austin. SXSW Music, running from March 15th – 20th this year, unveiled the new list of performers overnight, […]

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the AU interview: Channy Leaneagh of Polica (Minnesota, USA)

July 2, 2013

With a new music video “Tiff” just released, featuring Justin Vernon, the lead singer of Minnesota based band Polica – Channy Leaneagh – took some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about the video, playing Laneway, the next record and more… What does the song and the video mean to you? […]

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Festival Review: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Perth Cultural Precinct (09.02.13)

February 11, 2013

Well that’s it. The last Laneway Festival of the year has come and gone. The festivals run of shows came to a sweltering sold-out climax at Perth’s Cultural precinct. Looking at the line-up (Of Monsters and Men & The Reubens in particular) it’s hardly surprising that Perth along with a number of the other dates […]

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