The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 11, 2017

Looking back at last year’s run of new releases, it’s safe to say there were some definite hits alongside those that may not have lived up to the hype. We saw the return of some esteemed artists after a long time out of the spotlight, while some of our own emerging superstar talents came through strongly […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2016…So Far

July 13, 2016

Having tipped the midway point of 2016, we asked our team to look back on what’s been a strong six months of new music releases already. Across the genres, there’ve been some stellar local and international albums dropping and drawing some heated conversation across fandoms. Whether it was in The Drones‘ release of arguably their […]

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A look back at the best performances and moments of Primavera Sound 2016 in Barcelona

June 15, 2016

Over five days, at the start of the Northern Hemisphere Summer, Primavera Sound took over Barcelona in Spain with one of the world’s finest and most eclectic music festivals. Earlier this month, we outlined why every Australian should make the pilgrimage to the event – which was without question one of the best events I’ve […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of January 2016

May 16, 2016

It’s bizarre to think we’re already hurtling towards the end of May and yet, so much quality music has already been released and jammed into five months! As part of a new series ICYMI, we’re throwing back to some of our favourite music videos, many of which you’ll have seen featured on the AU through the […]

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Theatre Review: Savages – Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Eternity Playhouse

April 12, 2016

The subject of masculinity and what it means to be a man in today’s Australia are skillfully explored in Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s production of Savages, written by Patricia Cornelius. Opening with a blast of light and sound, we meet four thirty-something Aussie men, about to embark on the ‘trip of a lifetime’ aboard a cruise […]

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Josef Ber questions his masculinity in Savages

April 11, 2016

In her play Savages, currently showing at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst, Patricia Cornelius brings us face to face with a segment of society that is all too familiar these days – the violent man. Inspired by the death of Diane Brimble aboard a cruise ship in 2002, Cornelius takes a look at what drives […]

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Jazz, Death Metal, Electronica and Rock feature on the lineup for Dark Mofo 2016

April 10, 2016

One of Australia’s most unique and adventurous festivals, Dark Mofo will be sweeping through Hobart this June for 11 days of what is being described as a “maelstrom of cultural pandemonium”, casting its multifaceted shadow over various nooks and crannies, as well as theatres, warehouses, and hubs, across the city. The program planned to fit […]

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Album Review: Savages – Adore Life (2016 LP)

February 9, 2016

Back in 2013, Savages released a critically acclaimed album, Silence Yourself – a post-punk gem that even had its own manifesto as part of the cover art. The anticipation was high then for Adore Life, an album devoted entirely to love songs. Luckily, Savages have lived up to the hype and delivered another excellent LP.  The album begins with the scorching […]

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Music Video of the Day: Savages “Adore” (2016)

January 13, 2016

Savages recently dropped the music video for their single “Adore” and man, what a way to kick off the year for them! If you’ve been following the band for a while, chances are a main drawcard of their talent is the captivating Jhenny Beth, whose presence is just stunning on record as it is live. […]

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Album News Weekly: 16th December 2015

December 16, 2015

In This Issue: The year is just about over, Summer is well and truly in and there’s probably a dozen festival timetables strewn across your room so why not add these new releases to your holiday playlist! Another short and sweet december issue sees some EPs and LPs from rock to accoustic. Savages Savages second […]

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Festival Review: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival – The Esplanade, Fremantle (08.02.14)

February 11, 2014

Laneway Festival returned to Western Australia for the 5th year on Saturday, moving from its home in the Cultural Precinct, to the leafy surrounds of Fremantle’s Esplanade park. In a period of uncertainty for festival organisers Laneway seems to be going from strength to strength consistently selling out across the country, even in Perth! But […]

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