Guest Playlist: Illy shares songs from the artists who changed his life

January 19, 2021

The genre defying and ARIA Award winning artist Illy has returned with his sixth LP, The Space Between.  Released on Friday, the album is the culmination of over three years of persistence, grind, and continent hopping. Illy split the album’s recording sessions between his hometown of Melbourne, and studios around the world, including, Los Angeles, […]

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Aussie Abroad: Meet the acts to play Coachella, Bonnaroo, Primavera, Fuji Rock, Firefly and BottleRock in 2019

March 5, 2019

For all you jet-setting music fans out there, you’ll see plenty of Aussies hitting the stages of international festivals this year. From Coachella in California to Lollapalooza in Paris, you’ll be spotting Australian acts around the world. Here’s just a few of those destination festivals that you can expect to see some homegrown bands dominating […]

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Live Review: Art show or pop concert? Sia makes her return to Melbourne with massive AAMI Park gig

December 1, 2017

FIVE years since gracing Australian stages, Sia has made a monumental come back with a performance like no other- transforming Melbourne’s AAMI Park into a brooding arthouse. After critical success touring North America, the Nostalgic For The Present Tour saw the Adelaide born singer play her first arena concert, the first of three performance to […]

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Spotify name Illy and Peking Duk amongst predicted ARIA winners

November 28, 2017

The ARIA Awards are kicking off in Sydney tonight, with performances from the likes of Gang of Youths, Lorde and Harry Styles scheduled to go down at the Star Event Centre, while award after award will be doled out to some of the country’s favourite established and emerging artists. Gang of Youths and A.B. Original are expected to have big night’s […]

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Win a copy of Sia’s new album, Everyday Is Christmas!

November 20, 2017

Singer/songwriter/producer/hitmaker and eight time Grammy Award nominee Sia recently released her first-ever holiday album, Everyday Is Christmas, earlier this month via Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic Records. The collection of original holiday songs was written by Sia and Greg Kurstin. The album’s lead single, “Santa’s Coming For Us”, has several counterparts on the album including other festive songs […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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Sia enlists incredible all-female lineup to support her first Australian tour in five years

May 29, 2017

It’s come as no surprise that when Sia announced her return to Australia yesterday, the tour announcement was nothing short of huge. For her first shows back in the country in over five years, the Adelaide native has plotted out her debut Australian stadium run for the east coast this November & December (as well as adding […]

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D.D Dumbo & Flume win big at APRA Awards in Sydney overnight

April 3, 2017

The 2017 APRA Music Awards hit Sydney’s  Convention Centre Grand Ballroom overnight to celebrate the songwriting achievements of some of our best artists and for D.D Dumbo and Flume in particular, the night proved to be extra special. With his acclaimed single “Satan”, D.D Dumbo was awarded the APRA Song of the Year gong. A choice cut from his 2016 […]

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Flume and A.B. Original lead the APRA’s Song of The Year Top 20 list

January 19, 2017

APRA AMCOS have released their shortlist for the 2017 APRA Song of the Year, with 20 Aussie songwriters making it to the final round, as voted by APRA AMCOS songwriter and publisher members. Newcomers Amy Shark, Julia Jacklin, Tash Sultana and D.D Dumbo enter the shortlist for the first time, while A.B. Original and Flume lead the Top 20 charge with two nominated songs featuring […]

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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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Flight of the Conchords, Flume & Crowded House: the 2016 ARIA Awards go down in Sydney

November 23, 2016

Australian music’s night of nights was celebrated at one of the main, if not the, Sydney venue largely seen as responsible for the stranglehold and death of the city’s live music culture – The Star. The irony wasn’t lost on many and thanks to Flume in particular, the Keep Sydney Open message of supporting the smaller local […]

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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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Ubisoft’s new Just Sing karaoke title is out now

September 8, 2016

Ubisoft has announced Just Sing, the musical successor to Just Dance,  has been officially released in Australia and New Zealand on the PlayStation 4 with an Xbox One released scheduled for later this year.

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Sia kicks off US Festival SeriesFest at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado

June 24, 2016

On Wednesday night in Morrison, Colorado, Sia opened the US Festival SeriesFest with a special performance at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheater, headlining the opening night of the festival in its second year. SeriesFest aims to be the “Sundance of Television”, offering a platform for independent television writers, producers and creators to have a platform to […]

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Live Review: Sia – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado (22.06.16)

June 24, 2016

On Wednesday night in Morrison, Colorado, Sia opened the US Festival SeriesFest with a special performance at the historic Red Rock Amphitheatre, headlining the opening night of the festival in its second year. SeriesFest aims to be the “Sundance of Television”, offering a platform for independent television writers, producers and creators to have a platform to […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Two – 75 to 51

May 24, 2016

Last week, we brought you the first 25 songs of our 101 Great Songs of All Time feature. The initial batch represented the varied and diverse tastes of the AU’s contributors and as we continue on with our look at some of the best music made across multiple genres, this week’s instalment takes in sounds […]

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Coachella 2016 – 16 Artists sure to make a mark on the Indio desert this year!

April 14, 2016

So, Coachella is coming up this weekend, marking the start of the festival season in the USA for many and for the rest of us, signalling the onset of some heavy FOMO as we access YouTube to watch the festival’s livestream longingly. Still, there are some perks to having the option of watching the festival from […]

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2016 APRA Music Awards Wrap: Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Sia & more recognised in Sydney!

April 6, 2016

Last night, Carriageworks hosted the 2016 APRA Music Awards, where the likes of Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Peking Duk and Sia walked away with awards recognising some stellar songwriting through 2015, while Cold Chisel and songwriter Phil Barton were both acknowledged with special awards commending their work and contribution to the industry both in Australia and abroad. Performances on the night brought some unique highlights […]

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2016 APRA Award nominees announced

March 15, 2016

The nominations for the 2016 APRA Music Awards (to be held on 5 April) have been announced and show, again, just how strong our scene is. Up for four awards each, and both contending for ‘Most Played Australian Work’ and ‘Pop Work of the Year’, are Jarryd James and Sia Furler. Other acts with multiple nominations […]

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Sia plays her first headline show since 2011 at SXSW with Elle King

March 14, 2016

On the announcement of her addition to the Coachella 2016 lineup, Australian artist Sia seemed to confirm her return to the touring scene, some four years after calling it quits on her live shows – which would go onto create her much talked about “blonde bob” alter ego for 2014’s acclaimed 1000 Forms of Fear, […]

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Album News Weekly: 6th January 2016

January 6, 2016

In This Issue: We are back from hiatus and off to a huge start with the new year! Global sensation Sia returns with a new album at the end of the month, along with more quirky and indie releases, take a look. Sia Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hit-maker Sia announces that her album THIS IS ACTING will be […]

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LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses & Calvin Harris to headline Coachella 2016!

January 5, 2016

Everyone, let’s take a deep breath inward… and exhale. The Coachella 2016 line up has just dropped and once again, we want to go to there. With the news that LCD Soundsystem would be reuniting for the Californian festival and also that Guns N’ Roses would also be banding together for a Coachella romp, the […]

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Sia soars on new single “Bird Set Free”

November 3, 2015

Sia has gifted us “Bird Set Free”, the second single off next year’s This Is Acting, and yet another powerful piano-driven ballad that uses all the nuance and depth of her vocals to stamp a firm message of confidence and self-acceptance. “I don’t care if I sing off-key, I found myself in my melodies”, Sia […]

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Album Review: Sia – We Are Born (2010 LP)

June 14, 2010

The at times mind-blowingly sexy, and at times irritatingly screechy vocals of Sia will surely lure listeners in to the luscious dance-pop that is We Are Born, the fifth album from this Adelaide “pop-sensation”. Comprised completely of heavy loaded pop music designed solely to induce a frenzy of intoxicatingly sweet happiness, this album is the […]

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