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Photo Gallery: Laneway Festival ft Charlie XCX and The 1975 – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide (07.02.20)

February 11, 2020

The weather was warm and overcast in Adelaide which made for perfect conditions at Laneway Festival.   This year there were four stages playing a good variety of genres. There were so many highlights, from Hatchie, Kučka, and local favourites, Stabbitha and the Knifey Wifeys early in the day. Hockey Dad and DMA’s rocked, Ruel was […]

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Festival Review: Laneway Festival – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide (07.02.20)

February 10, 2020

It was a warm and overcast day on Friday in Adelaide, which made for perfect conditions for Laneway Festival. Since humble beginnings in the laneways of the Adelaide University grounds, Laneway Festival has grown in harmony with the improvements around Hart’s Mill on the Port River. This year there were four stages playing a good […]

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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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The 40 Best Albums of 2019

December 18, 2019

It’s time for the AU review’s annual list of the best albums from Australia and the rest of the world for 2019. Across this list, we take you through a wide range of genres, with music that represents the exciting, vibrant time of music right now. It’s fair to say that there are some notable […]

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Here are your ARIAs 2019 Winners and all the red carpet action

November 29, 2019

The best of the best in Australian music flocked to Sydney’s The Star to celebrate the industry’s greatest achievements for 2019. Sweeping the awards gala was Tones and I, who took home four of her eight nominations. An incredible feat for someone who was, under a year ago, busking on the streets and living out of her […]

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National Live Music Awards 2019 nominations announced: Thelma Plum, I Know Leopard, Hatchie & Hermitude amongst first time nominees

October 22, 2019

Today the 4th Annual National Live Music Awards revealed the nominees for more than 50 categories, recognising the live work of musicians, venues, events and those behind the scenes from around the country. Topping the list of nominees this year is Stella Donnelly, who took home three awards at the 2018 event and two awards […]

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Album of the Week: Stella Donnelly – Beware Of The Dogs (2019 LP)

March 14, 2019

I haven’t watched the movie School of Rock in maybe 10 years, but from memory there’s a scene where Jack Black’s character talks about sticking it to the man, as well as singing a song with lyrics “you’re not hard core, unless you live hardcore.” While Stella Donnelly may not be a middle aged man […]

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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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Five shows not to miss at Melbourne’s Brunswick Music Festival

March 4, 2019

Spanning over the course of the next two weeks, from the third until the seventeenth, the 2019 Brunswick Music Festival is hosting some of the premier music acts from around the globe. With a long list of acts and activities, speakers and galleries to view spanning over such a long period, it can make it […]

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Live Review: Stella Donnelly Finally Makes Some Friends and Brings Some Christmas Cheer to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory (08.12.18)

December 10, 2018

This time of year is a time for everyone to wind down, get together with friends and family, and try be as merry as possible. For many people this comes in the form of parties, family get-togethers or work Christmas parties. For Stella Donnelly, it came in the form of a national tour. Hitting the […]

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Live Review: Stella Donnelly + Alice Skye + Jacob Diamond – Northcote Social Club (01.12.18)

December 5, 2018

Jacob Diamond, who was also a member of Stella Donnelly’s band for the tour, was the opener for the evening. Much like his fellow band member Stella, Diamond’s music has a strong focus on the meaning behind his lyrics. In fact this was a theme for the evening, with each of the evening’s artists presenting powerful […]

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Meet the Aussies heading to Reykjavík for the 20th Iceland Airwaves

September 3, 2018

Iceland Airwaves will be celebrating its 20th year in November. And some of Australia’s freshest talent have joined the massive line-up to help celebrate. Four Aussie talents have been announced to join a lineup of more than 220 acts – from 26 countries – for the cardinal Reykjavík event, which recently made news for being the […]

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Stella Donnelly among 50 names added to iconic Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavík

May 28, 2018

In its 20th year, the iconic Iceland Airwaves Festival will take place once again in Reykjavík, and with the announcement of 50 more international acts to perform comes the announcement of Australia’s very own Stella Donnelly to the lineup. We previously caught up with Stella earlier this year as she toured Wales (you can check out that […]

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Festival Photos: The Aussie BBQ ft. All Our Exes Live in Texas, Ecca Vandal & more – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London (20.05.18)

May 28, 2018

The back room of the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen generated some serious heat for The Aussie BBQ this year, with the likes of Caiti Baker, Ecca Vandal and The Kite String Tangle among those who dominated. In the front room also, All Our Exes Live in Texas and Haiku Hands took charge… check out the pics from Dawn Chua below! [print_gllr […]

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Interview: Stella Donnelly on returning to Wales, touring with Alex The Astronaut

May 15, 2018

We managed to catch up with Stella Donnelly while in Wales recently, the beginning of what’s going to be quite the busy few months for the now Perth-based musician. She’s got a surefire successful run on the horizon at The Great Escape this week, before tackling the US with Natalie Prass and of course, a homecoming to […]

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Alex Lahey, Jen Cloher & The Jungle Giants among multiple AIR Award nominees for 2018

April 17, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards returns to Adelaide this July for its second year in South Australia, coming to the Queen’s Theatre on July 26th. Along with the AIR Awards, the two-day Indie-Con Australia Conference also comes back to Adelaide, hosted by The Hindley on July 26th and 27th, welcoming industry folk from around the country to come […]

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Gang of Youths, Dermot Kennedy & more confirmed for Secret Sounds’ SXSW bash

February 28, 2018

The Secret Sounds SXSW big bash parties are highlights of the Texan music festival each year; a great opportunity for people to see some of Australia’s best homegrown talent, while giving the Australian badge holders a little insight into the international buzz acts who may be making their way Down Under sooner rather than later. […]

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Stella Donnelly levels up; signs international deal with Secretly Canadian

February 27, 2018

Before she heads over to the US for SXSW, Stella Donnelly has made some more waves at home, announcing her lock down of a lucrative international record deal with US indie group Secretly Canadian. Having impressed at BIGSOUND last year Donnelly now joins a roster that includes Alex Cameron, Jens Lekman, Yoko Ono and Whitney. […]

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Festival Review: Sydney City Limits debuts with a bang at Centennial Park

February 26, 2018

It’s always going to be tough for a new festival to break into a seemingly saturated market and also have a line up that would rival just about any other festival across the world. Thankfully, the team behind Sydney City Limits know a thing or two about booking, curating and planning a successful festival in […]

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Festival Photos: Sydney City Limits – Centennial Park (24.02.18)

February 25, 2018

The inaugural Sydney City Limits festival went down on Saturday, bringing the likes of Beck, Grace Jones, Phoenix, Tash Sultana and more to Centennial Park. Photos by Bruce Baker. [print_gllr id=53170] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors – images may not be showing up, or […]

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The Jezabels and Dan Sultan kick off Twilight at Taronga program for 2018

February 5, 2018

It has to be one of the best live venues in Australia – a stage in the heart of Taronga Zoo, best accessed by ferry, with a virtually unimpeded view of the harbour behind it. But it never hangs around for long. Thankfully, however, the 2018 Twilight at Taronga concert series returned on Friday night, […]

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Jen Cloher, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths & more up for APRA Song of the Year

January 12, 2018

The APRA Song of the Year nominees have been revealed this week, with 20 tunes penned by Australian songwriters up for the main title. With the results being announced in Sydney in April, the APRA Song of the Year has been decided upon by a panel of industry judges, whose task it is to now whittle […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Amy Shark, Gang of Youths amongst major winners at the National Live Music Awards

December 8, 2017

Eight events took place simultaneously around the country last night, celebrating the contributions to live music by some of our best established and emerging acts, with the National Live Music Awards taking place from another year. With the ticketed gala event happening at The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, the Melbourne event of the NLMAs saw […]

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Festival Photos: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (18.11.17)

November 20, 2017

The Plot brought a great line up of Australian and international visitors out to Sydney’s Parramatta Park on the weekend, with the crowds being able to dance and get down to artists including Bec Sandridge, Confidence Man, Manu Crook$, WAAX and more! Photos by Belinda Dipalo. [print_gllr id=48479] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on […]

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New Music Mondays (November 13th)

November 13, 2017

A brand new week is upon us and as we hurtle towards the end of 2017, the new music is keeping on coming to tide us over. Check out new tunes from some great Aussie talent including Grenadiers, Stella Donnelly and Eves Karydas, not to mention the return of N*E*R*D and Angel Olsen‘s “Sans”. ———- This content has recently been ported […]

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Stella Donnelly dominates at this year’s WAMAwards!

November 6, 2017

The best of West Australian music and entertainment have gathered for the WAMAwards last week as a part of WAMFest, the state’s celebration of local and international contributions to the West Australian music scene. Lo-Fi guitar pop up-and-comer Stella Donnelly won five out of her six nominations including Best EP, Best Folk Act, Best Single, Best […]

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Music Video of the Day: Stella Donnelly “Boys Will Be Boys” (2017)

November 2, 2017

Stella Donnelly‘s star continues to rise with multiple WAM Awards to her name plus a J Award nomination this week (not a bad haul), but with the release of her new music video for “Boys Will Be Boys”, the young Freo artist has once again shown that her hold on the craft is a powerful […]

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Joey Bada$$ confirms Australian return for Sugar Mountain 2018

October 11, 2017

Is it Sugar Mountain time yet? Well, no, there’s still a few months to go until the eclectic music and arts festival descends on the Victorian College of the Arts, but the festival organisers were sitting on a line up too hot to keep under wraps. Bringing in this tasty line up is the return […]

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Gang of Youths, Marlon Williams, Brightness & more feature on SXSW Music line up for 2018

October 11, 2017

The first line up for next year’s SXSW music festival dropped in the early hours, unveiling an impressive list of global names set to be performing in and around Austin, Texas, from March 12th – 18th. Returning names include the likes of Shamir, Marlon Williams and Milk & Bone, while the Australian contingent boasts some of our favourite established and […]

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