The Jezabels

The Jezabels and DMA’s will headline Sydney’s Bad Friday Festival in April

January 21, 2019

One of Sydney’s most popular block parties, the long-running Bad Friday, has announced a huge line up for their 10th anniversary event, featuring some of the country’s finest (plus one international) in what will no doubt be a highly sought boutique festival. Set to kick off the Easter long weekend, Bad Friday will make the […]

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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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The 2018 St. Kilda Festival is a great example of a free live music event done right

January 9, 2018

It’s the country’s largest free music festival event so it’s safe to say that when the crew behind the St. Kilda Festival get together to nut out a line up that consistently reflects talented Australian musicians, a sense of summer fun and entertainment that will draw the numbers out in force, they mean business. Which is […]

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Five Albums You Must Listen to This Week (#014)

November 16, 2017

From landmark albums to impressive 2017 debuts, our list of recommendations should have your playlist lookin’ pretty! ECCA VANDAL – Self-Titled (2017) By Sosefina Fuamoli We have been championing Ecca Vandal for a good few years now and it feels like, with the release of her self-titled debut album, the Melbourne artist has finally come full circle. […]

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Live Review: Midnight Oil remind Melbourne of their music’s still-crucial significance at the first of three shows

November 7, 2017

As someone who grew up on the music of Midnight Oil (as I think most people who came up in the 90’s did), I never thought I would be in the position to see the band perform, much less be in a professional capacity to see the band perform. But there I sat yesterday evening, six […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week (4th September 2017)

September 3, 2017

Welcome to the start of another week! As we bring Winter to a close, there’s plenty to feel good about, including your weekly Spotify playlist of brand new music. We’ve rounded up the top singles and music videos you might’ve missed or wanted to hear again, including new releases from Wafia, St. Vincent, Horror My […]

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Live Review: The Jezabels nail Night Four of their residency at Sydney’s Lansdowne Hotel

August 28, 2017

Taking the pretty much unheard of route of playing seven shows in seven days at Sydney’s The Lansdowne, locals The Jezabels played night four of their residency to a sell out crowd in front of their hometown fans. Playing a venue literally the next street down from where they formed whilst at uni, the Sydney […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Jezabels “The Others” (2017)

August 28, 2017

The Jezabels have been well and truly Sydney based lately; putting up at The Lansdowne hotel for a residency that has seen them play seven gigs back to back for eager local crowds. In amongst all the hype, the band has released a brand new music video for their tune “The Others”, the first release from […]

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The Jezabels to make themselves at home at The Lansdowne in August

July 26, 2017

The Jezabels are one of Sydney’s ultimate favourites, that should really go without saying. In August, locals will have the opportunity to spend some proper quality time with the group. Over seven nights, the band will be making their mark on the newly reopened Lansdowne Hotel for an unprecedented residency. Kicking off on Monday, August […]

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Review: Bad Friday street festival a reminder of just how Good Sydney can be

April 15, 2017

Bad Friday has become a Good Friday tradition in Sydney, boasting incredible local lineups since it burst onto the scene in 2010 at the Annandale Hotel. This year’s lineup – with DMA’s and The Jezabels at the top of the list – is easily their strongest yet. Though it was the performances that scattered the […]

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Sydney’s Bad Friday event is a mighty fine way to kick off the Easter Long Weekend

April 12, 2017

With a long weekend ahead of us, many places will be shutting for Good Friday – this isn’t the case when it comes to the Sydney crew throwing the eighth edition of Bad Friday. The all day block party takes over Marrickville on Friday and man, is the line up a stellar one. Headlined by DMAs and […]

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Midnight Oil announce highly anticipated October & November Australian tour dates

February 16, 2017

It’s been a long morning already for Midnight Oil fans in Australia who’ve been keeping their attention trained to the band’s Facebook page, but finally, the wait is over. Through a conference broadcast online from Sydney, the iconic Aussie group broke the news that they would be back on tour around the world for the first […]

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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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The Jezabels, Oliver Tank, Alex Lahey & more for Secret Garden 2017

December 14, 2016

Secret Garden has long held a soft spot in the hearts of many Australian music lovers and it’s no reason why. Held in a gorgeous part of NSW over two days, the festival sells out before the line up even gets announced, such is their stellar reputation. Don your fancy dress and get ready for […]

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Live Review: The Jezabels – Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York (01.12.16)

December 5, 2016

The Jezabels played to an adoring crowd on a freezing cold night, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York. Going to see The Jezabels is something I associate with summer. Both because I’ve only seen them at summer festivals in Australia – Falls Festival, Homebake, and Laneway Festival – and because I remember […]

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The Jezabels and Alex Lahey team up for Urban Spread Summer Series

November 24, 2016

Following on from killer music series’ featuring the likes of The Rubens, Dead Letter Circus and DZ Deathrays, Urban Spread are kicking it this summer with The Jezabels and Alex Lahey. Over three shows, these two acts will be bringing the shows the rest of the country has been vibing with throughout 2016 to the stage next January. […]

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Live Review: The Jezabels + Ali Barter – The Gov, Adelaide (19.10.16)

October 20, 2016

The Jezabels‘ latest record SYNTHIA struck a chord early on, I remember. It had, admittedly, been a little while since I had revisited the Sydney band’s music (The Brink had a few striking moments, but wasn’t quite my bag), but this was an album that completely drew me back into the fold. There’s always been an unabashed sense […]

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Live Review: The Jezabels + Ali Barter – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (14.10.16)

October 15, 2016

The Jezabels’ third full-length album, Synthia, was released in February this year, delivering more of the powerful synth-pop that the band is revered for. Unfortunately, the supporting tour (planned for earlier this year) had to be cancelled, due to synth player Heather Shannon undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. Now that everyone’s health is in check, […]

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The Jezabels return in pitch-perfect show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

October 11, 2016

Over the weekend, The Jezabels returned to Sydney for their first major hometown show in quite some time; their first non-secret headline show off the back of their brilliant LP SYNTHIA. Eight songs featured from the record as they performed for nearly two hours on the iconic Enmore Theatre stage. With the main set bookended […]

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Hayley Mary on reconnecting with fans & industry as The Jezabels re-emerge on to live stages

October 10, 2016

Over the weekend, The Jezabels made their long-awaited return to the live stage as headliners with a brilliant hometown show at The Enmore in Sydney. Reinvigorated and charged up, Hayley Mary and the band led the crowd through some unforgettable moments of live music; a triumphant statement from the beloved group that they were most definitely back. The tour […]

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London Grammar, The Avalanches, Violent Soho & more join Childish Gambino for the 2016 Falls Festival!

August 23, 2016

Following on from this morning’s announcement that London Grammar would be joining Childish Gambino on this year’s Falls Festival tour, the festival organisers have continued to make our Tuesday by following through with a stack of international and local names set to hit festival sites in Lorne, Byron and Marion Bay and of course for its first year, Fremantle, […]

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Aussies Abroad: The Jezabels plot massive North American tour through November & December

July 21, 2016

Sydney based quartet The Jezabels have just announced a massive North American tour taking them through the Fall. The dates come off the back of their latest LP Synthia, which was released independently back in February in the US market via Metropolitan Groove Merchants Distribution. The shows are positioned to make up for lost time, […]

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The Jezabels announce rescheduled tour dates for Synthia this October!

July 14, 2016

We are so stoked to see that The Jezabels have been able to confirm some rescheduled Australian tour dates! Their latest album SYNTHIA has been able to sit with us a good few months now; its layers and musical grandiosity washing over us with each listen and as we (and fans around the country) have waited for the opportunity […]

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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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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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Album Review: The Jezabels – SYNTHIA (2016 LP)

February 10, 2016

Sydney four-piece The Jezabels have progressed in leaps and bounds following their 2007 debut. With four awards under their belt, the band has enthralled listeners with innovative soundscapes and lyrical prowess. Weaving between different genres their latest release, SYNTHIA is a product of stunning composition and production. A cohesive body of work, each track maintains individuality […]

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Album News Weekly: 3rd February 2016

February 3, 2016

In This Issue: And the gates are open! We have hundreds of new releases flooding in so check out this tasty little sampler to fill your indie, rock, punk and classical needs from The Jezabels new album to a bunch of debuts coming out of Perth. The Jezabels The Jezabels return with their third studio […]

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“We stuck together and wrote it…we’ll stick together and tour it.” – Hayley Mary on The Jezabels’ release of SYNTHIA.

January 30, 2016

This past week, I’ve not been able to stop listening to “Pleasure Drive”, the latest single release from The Jezabels. What dark, twisted and sexy tones were already laid down on record were further bolstered in the single’s film clip; Hayley Mary‘s demonic summoning in liberating women from their partners is equal parts sultry and […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Jezabels “Pleasure Drive” (2016)

January 26, 2016

The Jezabels recently dropped their latest film clip, this time for “Pleasure Drive”, and it’s a slice of pure gothic pop goodness. Hayley Mary has always reminded me of Chrissie Hynde in the way she exudes a powerful confidence on stage; she’s simply captivating. Her role in the “Pleasure Drive” film clip goes above and […]

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The Jezabels cancel SYNTHIA album tour as Heather Shannon undergoes cancer treatment.

January 22, 2016

In some sad news today, The Jezabels have announced the cancellation of their SYNTHIA album tour originally scheduled for February and March this year as keyboardist Heather Shannon prepares to undergo more cancer treatment in Sydney. Shannon had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer three years ago but until now, had managed to go about as […]

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