The Preatures

Interview: Isabella Manfredi talks about her debut album izzi and the joy of recording as a solo artist

September 30, 2022

Isabella Manfredi recently released her debut album izzi. Isabella (Izzi), was of course the lead singer of the Australian band The Preatures, before it was disbanded. It’s a beautiful album, ingrained with love, hope and optimism, yet doesn’t shy away from some of her darker moments. It was a cathartic album for the singer/songwriter, who […]

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Track of the Week: Isabella Manfredi “Jealousy” (2021)

May 26, 2021

With news breaking yesterday that The Preatures are disbanding, after ten successful years, we were delighted to find out today that lead-singer Isabella Manfredi is dropping her debut single, “Jealousy”. From the opening beats of “Jealousy”, it’s apparent that Manfredi has launched her solo career with a bang. Her powerful vocals, packed with emotion and […]

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Sydney’s Enmore Theatre to reopen with Gala night featuring Ian Moss, Alex The Astronaut, Red Riders and more

February 5, 2021

Sydney’s iconic inner-west live music venue, the Enmore Theatre, is officially reopening and celebrating their well timed refurbishment with a grandiose Gala night on Monday February 22nd. The Sounds of Sydney (Re)Opening Night Gala is more than a party for the historic renovated building, but also a celebration of Sydney’s music scene, with an array […]

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Ten Years On: When The Preatures’ debut self-titled EP made them Sydney’s band to watch

June 19, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but ten years ago The Preatures released their debut, self-titled EP – then under their former name of The Preachers. Obviously far more difficult to Google, with a number of bands who had or were already using that name. In fact, if you want to find this EP on Spotify, it […]

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Photo Gallery: Bad Friday Festival – Marrickville, Sydney (19.04.19)

April 22, 2019

The tenth anniversary edition of Bad Friday went off with a bang in Marrickville on Friday, with a lineup tailor made for lovers of Sydney’s local music scene, with some added international flair mixed through. Photographer Danny Hanssen was there to capture all of the highlights from the day.

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Live Review: Grow Your Own 2019 was a midsummer’s daydream festival experience

January 14, 2019

Now in its third year, Grow Your Own Festival takes place on the North Coast of NSW in the Forster-Tuncurry area. Started in 2016 by local Holly Rankin, aka Jack River, the original motivation of the event was to bring more music to the region for the youth of the area. It has since grown into […]

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Why a trip to Grow Your Own Festival needs to be in your Summer plans

December 23, 2018

It’s finally here – the Summer season of festivals that not only provide an eclectic mix of the best acts currently touring, but require a road trip which offers the chance to visit some of Australia’s most unique and stunning regional locations. Here are our top reasons for why you need to plan a road […]

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Live Review: The Preatures & Ali Barter charm at Melbourne Zoo for Twilights season 2018

February 12, 2018

Melbourne Zoo Twilights has already kicked the 2018 series into high gear, recently hosting The Cat Empire, Sunnyboys and Painters And Dockers. On Friday, the offerings continued with Ali Barter and The Preatures joining the stage to help punters start their weekend the way all weekends should be started- dancing in a park, with a […]

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Review: Foo Fighters prove more than deserving of Sydney’s largest stadium stage

January 28, 2018

Wearing an Oxford Art Factory t-shirt – where the iconic frontman last performed in Sydney – Dave Grohl and his fighters of Foo returned to Sydney last night, thrilling audiences in their ANZ Stadium debut with a rollicking 3 hour set that proved as much a trip down memory lane as it was a celebration […]

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Interview: The Preatures on the making of “Yanada” and looking ahead to new music at FOTSUN!

December 20, 2017

We always have a great time with The Preatures; longtime fans of the Sydney band, we’ve loved watching their rise from local favourite to nationally beloved live band. Their latest album, Girlhood, has seen The Preatures continue to step into their own light and as a live band, their shows have been second to none. Catching up […]

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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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Album Review: The Preatures – Girlhood (2017 LP)

September 1, 2017

The Preatures‘ second album Girlhood, follow up to their 2014 debut Blue Planet Eyes, explores matters that affect us as girls in a fun, pop-driven way. Opening track “Girlhood” blasts in without an intro, and makes me want to jump around my bedroom while singing into a hairbrush. If they were intending to make female […]

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The Presets and ScHoolboy Q set to bring Beyond the Valley into the New Year

August 16, 2017

As far as New Year’s festivals go, Beyond the Valley is bringing out the big guns and making itself a proper contender for one of the best going, unveiling their line up for 2017 today. When you see the likes of ScHoolboy Q, The Presets and Stormzy on the top line of the bill, you know it’s going to be great. An […]

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The Preatures, Holy Holy & more announced for Festival of the Sun 2017

August 15, 2017

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie this December, looking to sell out quickly too, if previous years’ ticket sales are anything to go by! Long regarded as one of the east coast’s most popular festival events, Festival of the Sun hasn’t changed its blueprint one iota. Still completely BYO, FOTSUN has retained its family […]

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THIS THAT is proof that coastal festivals are the new heavyweights

August 1, 2017

This morning, THIS THAT unveiled its line up for 2017 – the festival’s third edition. It’s a strong one for the east coast event to pull out of the bag, with a strong charge of Australian and international music being led by the likes of The Presets, Alison Wonderland and Thundamentals. It seems like a safe line up in […]

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Live Review: The Lansdowne Hotel returns to the Sydney music scene in style with epic supergroup tribute

June 18, 2017

With Sydney’s nightlife and arts community severely depleted in recent years on the back of a government seemingly going out of their way to deny any support to the community, one of Sydney’s more famed venues reopened its doors to a packed band room upstairs, and a bustling bar and bistro downstairs. Back after a […]

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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: The Preatures “Girlhood” (2017)

June 5, 2017

Every single delightful snippet we’ve seen so far from The Preatures has been an incredible insight into their latest album, Girlhood, which is  set for release on the 11th of August. Thankfully, to take the sting out of the wait and anticipation, we now how some delicious visuals to go with the freshly dropped title track. The clip […]

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Red Deer Festival’s ‘Space Mission’ for 2017 brings two beloved Australian artists back into orbit

May 30, 2017

This year’s Red Deer Festival returns to Brisbane this October for another surefire blinder of a BYO weekender while also providing a platform for some great emerging, and greatly-missed, Aussie talent to do their thing on this ‘Space Oddity’. Sure, the theme of Red Deer this year may be shooting for the stars but bear in mind, […]

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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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Live Review: A Day On The Green ft. Garbage + The Temper Trap + The Preatures + Tash Sultana + Adalita – Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley (03.12.16)

December 6, 2016

A Day on the Green is a unique touring event, halfway between a music festival and a classy day out among the grapes. There’s something poetic about the way punters begin the day with picnic blankets and cheese platters and end it dancing with strangers in a drunken haze. Saturday afternoon in the Hunter Valley, […]

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Live Review: A Day On The Green ft. Garbage + The Temper Trap + The Preatures + Tash Sultana + Adalita – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley (26.11.16)

November 29, 2016

The A Day on the Green concert series has boasted some spectacular lineups since its inception in 2001 – from collections of 90s Australian Triple J darlings, to spectacular 80s reunions. But upon first glance of this season’s bill, I couldn’t help but feel that one of the acts was the odd one out. There […]

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Matt & Alex commencing final days at triple j with five-date rave tour

November 22, 2016

Yesterday, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson announced that their time as hosts of triple j’s breakfast show would be coming to an end this December; for Dyson, the end of a 10 year-long career at the broadcaster. Okine of course, came on board in 2014 to replace former host Tom Ballard. For both, it’s been years of early mornings, memorable […]

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NYE On the Hill reveals The Preatures, CERES, L-FRESH The Lion & more for 2016 festival

October 19, 2016

The complete line up for NYE On The Hill has arrived and, with the announcement that there are less than 500 tickets on offer, you’d best make up your minds quick as to where you’re going to be ringing in 2017 (hint: this is a bloody good way of doing it). Headlined by The Preatures, the third NYE […]

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Keep Sydney Open to install special plaques at fallen venues through the lockout zone tonight

September 23, 2016

Tonight in Sydney, 18 plaques will be unveiled across the city in front of shut down venues, a move by Keep Sydney Open to further highlight how damaging the Callinan review of the State Government’s lockout laws have been to Sydney’s live music culture. The venues involved have been integral to many artists and represent poignant […]

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The Preatures, Pierce Brothers and more for NYE on the Hill in Gippsland!

August 10, 2016

The NYE on the Hill crew have delivered once more for their 2016 event, positioning The Preatures and the Pierce Brothers at the top of their line up announcement, unveiled today. Known for celebrating emerging and some of our favourite established touring bands, the festival has curated a diverse line up rich in talent another year running. The three day, two night […]

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Why We Run, Julia Jacklin, The Preatures and Gang of Youths help showcase Sydney’s incredible live music scene

August 5, 2016

Over the past few weeks, Sydney has seen dozens upon dozens of big name concerts, with guests from around the world in town thanks to Splendour in the Grass. On any given night, there have been half a dozen SOLD OUT signs around the city for any of these acts. Amidst all the negative talk […]

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Garbage announce Australian headline and A Day on the Green festival dates for November & December

July 28, 2016

For the first time since 2013, Garbage will be touring Australia as part of A Day on the Green‘s November tour, as well as fitting in some special headline dates of their own! The festival dates will see the US group join forces with The Temper Trap, The Preatures, Tash Sultana and Adalita at wineries right around the country at the […]

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Intimate performances from Jack Garratt and The Preatures help kick off a week of Splendour sideshows in Sydney

July 21, 2016

The end of July is always one of the most exciting times to be a music fan in Sydney, thanks to the onslaught of sideshows the city receives from the Splendour in the Grass Festival in Byron Bay. This year kicked off a little earlier than usual on Tuesday, with the festival officially starting tomorrow. […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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