San Mei

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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SXSW Wrap-Up: The AU Review and Hello Asia! team up for Official Showcase with San Mei, I Know Leopard, Geowulf and more

March 18, 2019

On Thursday night in Austin, Texas at Australia House, the very website you’re currently reading, alongside our sister publication Hello Asia! teamed up for our first ever official showcase at SXSW. Three acts from Australia were joined by two from Japan and one from Korea – the first acts from those regions to ever play […]

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San Mei: Meet the Queenslander taking SXSW by storm this week

March 12, 2019

Hailing from the Gold Coast, Indie Pop Rock rising star San Mei (AKA Emily Hamilton) is in Austin this week to play at the iconic SXSW event, with a run of appearances that includes our very own showcase at the event, which is happening this Thursday night. We caught up with Emily to find out more […]

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BIGSOUND Interview: San Mei (Gold Coast) talks persevering and discovering her sound

September 16, 2018

Gold Coast artist Emily Hamilton, aka San Mei, has learned a lot about herself recently, including her stage name. “It’s my Chinese name,” she explains. “I grew up with my parents telling me it means beautiful flower. But recently I asked my aunty, who is Chinese, and she said San means three and Mei means […]

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The AU Review announces massive unofficial BIGSOUND 10th birthday party with VISIONS

August 21, 2018

Sydney party night VISIONS has announced a massive two stage unofficial BIGSOUND event, presented in partnership with The AU Review as part of our 10th Birthday Celebrations. Set to be held at Brisbane’s iconic Foundry on Friday, September 7th, and sponsored by the event’s official beer partner Batler and US Marketing Agency Planetary, the night will showcase VISIONS’ renowned mix of rising stars on the Australian live scene, alongside a special […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (July 10th 2017)

July 10, 2017

Get ready to wrap your ears around another spicy playlist of our writers’ and editors’ favourite picks of new music. Last week saw Oh Boy and Mallrat team up for a groovin’ electro-pop release, the Gold Coast’s San Mei drop the title track for her forthcoming record and O Little Sister share a sweet new […]

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Single of the Day: San Mei “Necessary” (2017)

July 3, 2017

San Mei has been establishing herself on the radars of many musical tastemakers and crowds for a little while and in the lead up to the release of her debut EP Necessary (out July 14th), the musician has continued to spur on the hype train with the release of the record’s title track. “Necessary” sees San Mei […]

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Highlighting female talent, Brisbabes announce their fourth event featuring Georgia Mae and more

May 13, 2016

Bringing females to the front and supporting girl power within the music industry, Brisbabes is returning to The Foundry to deliver some killer female talent. Marking the fourth time this event has taken place, five acts will take the stage at the Brisbane venue this July. Headlined by dreamy pop artist Georgia Mae who was […]

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