Interview: Sløtface set up for a huge 2018 as the Norwegian young guns continue to finesse trailblazing profile

September 12, 2017

Norwegian group Sløtface sit across and beside me on a warm Brisbane afternoon at Ric’s Bar, as BIGSOUND continues to be built around us. It’s the first official night of the annual music conference and festival and Sløtface are one of the most highly anticipated – and international – bands on the bill. Their debut album, Try Not to Freak Out, […]

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The 20 Best Singles of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 6, 2017

Earlier this week, we unveiled our list of the 20 Best Albums of 2017 so far – as voted by our team – with The Smith Street Band reigning supreme with their acclaimed album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Breaking things down even further, today we throw the spotlight on some of the […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (June 12th 2017)

June 12, 2017

With the close of another week comes our round-up of all the best picks from The AU Review’s writers and editors that you might’ve missed, compiled into one Spotify playlist. We’ve included the wavy, dream-pop newie from Ariel Pink, a hot-fire collab between RL Grime and Miguel, plus an abrasive (and exciting) new addition from Sløtface. It’s definitely a […]

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Music Video of the Day: Sløtface “Nancy Drew” (2017)

June 8, 2017

Norway’s feminist fury Sløtface are back with single “Nancy Drew”, ahead of the release of their debut album Try Not To Freak Out. The accompanying visuals are somewhere between lyric video and film clip, the animation by Norwegian illustrator jellyvamps exploring “all of the tinder cliches you come across online… and illustrating them all in cool clever ways.” The […]

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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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SLØTFACE (Norway) talk touring and new music at SXSW

March 24, 2017

Norway’s own SLØTFACE came to SXSW with a fiery live show to be brandished and brandish they did over their trip to Austin. We were lucky enough to sit down and chat with the band – Halvard Skeie Wiencke, Tor-Arne Vikingstad, Haley Shea and Lasse Lokøy – to find out how their SXSW had treated them as well as their […]

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SXSW welcomes Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hockey Dad, Gabriella Cohen & more to 2017 Music program

November 17, 2016

ICYMI this week, SXSW Music bolstered its line up for the 2017 festival, adding 210 more artists from around the world as well as some more impressive keynote announcements. The legendary Nile Rodgers will be delivering a special keynote speaker – his legacy speaking for itself, quite obviously. I mean, when you’ve got over 200 production credits […]

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