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The Weeknd announces 2023 tour dates for Australia and New Zealand for “After Hours Til Dawn” global stadium tour

August 30, 2023

*Due to overwhelming demand for tour dates in Australia, further shows have been added* Diamond-certified selling artist The Weeknd has announced today that his sold-out global concert tour, “After Hours Til Dawn”, will extend to both Australia and New Zealand. Celebrating both his critically acclaimed albums “After Hours” (the 2020 release featuring the newly announced […]

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Best Albums 2022

The 20 Best Albums of 2022… so far

July 8, 2022

With 2022 just past its halfway point, we’re taking a look at some of our favourite albums released over the past six months. 2022 has started off with plenty of quality releases that are sure to remain on repeat as we head into the second half of the year. With the year already off to […]

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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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Best Music of 2020

The 40 Best International Tracks of 2020

December 15, 2020

Yesterday, we shared the 40 best Australian tracks of 2020, and now as the AU team heads out on a Summer Break, it’s time to count down the best 40 tracks from the rest of the world that made their mark. As we touched on in that article, it’s been an incredible year of music […]

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Tash Sultana sidles up alongside Eminem, The Weeknd & Beyoncé for Coachella 2018

January 3, 2018

Tash Sultana is already locking in a huge 2018 and we’re only a few days in! The songwriter has already elevated her international profile impressively through 2017 but in landing a spot on this year’s Coachella line up, the Melbourne gal is truly levelling up. The Australian contingent (as yet announced) for Coachella this year is […]

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9 gigs you can’t miss this December in Australia

December 1, 2017

2017 is in the homestretch as we count down the days until the new year. But don’t despair! We’ve picked plenty of gigs to keep you partying throughout the Christmas period. PAUL McCARTNEY The man who needs no introduction. He’s a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with 21 Grammys under his belt, […]

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Bonnaroo celebrates 16 years of live music with Lorde, Flume and more over the weekend

June 14, 2017

Bonnaroo hit its full swing this past weekend with massive headliners that brought in tens of thousands. Saturday had three of the biggest names from three drastically different genres. Chance the Rapper kicked off Saturday night with as much energy and enthusiasm as anyone on the lineup. Ripping through his early work and touching on […]

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Starboy Lands: The Weeknd unleashes debut Australian tour dates for December

June 13, 2017

Phase Two of The Weeknd‘s ‘Starboy World Tour’ has been revealed on social media today and guess what? Australian and New Zealander fans are finally set to get a dose of Abel Tesfaye, with a national run of tour dates set for December. Venues have yet to be revealed but going off this new tour poster that […]

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U2 to headline 2017’s Bonnaroo festival in June; Flume, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and more also feature

January 12, 2017

Bonnaroo has gone and nabbed U2 for a special headline spot this year, taking place a few weeks ahead of the band’s massive tour to commemorate The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary. A huge coup for the Tennessee event for sure, Bonnaroo doled out its full line up overnight, featuring the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Major Lazer, Chance The Rapper, The […]

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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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Album News Weekly: 23rd September 2016.

September 23, 2016

This week in album news: The Weeknd announces Beauty Behind The Madness’ successor, Kings of Leon return with WALLS, Warpaint celebrate their album release, KLP prepares her EP and more! THE WEEKND The Weeknd has this week announced the follow up to his acclaimed Beauty Behind the Madness album in 2017’s Starboy. The album is out this November 25th and has already […]

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Listen to The Weeknd’s link up with Daft Punk on new album’s title track, “Starboy”

September 22, 2016

The Weeknd sent his fans into meltdown recently, with a new haircut and deleting all of his Instagram posts, save for four posts indicating his new phase. “Rip @abelxo”, the Canadian artist wrote beneath one of his new press shots, continuing to hype up his much-anticipated new album Starboy. Now, he’s given fans a taste of what to […]

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Beyoncé premieres sixth album LEMONADE on TIDAL; features Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake & The Weeknd!

April 24, 2016

Well, after another brilliantly executed social media campaign that sparked the interest of the Beyhive and anyone with any passing interest in anything Beyoncé, Lemonade has finally been revealed. Coming to fans in the form of a hotly anticipated HBO Special, the Lemonade special showed a whole album’s worth of visuals and new songs. The […]

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“Hoops” beats out “King Kunta” as The Rubens take out triple j’s Hottest 100!

January 27, 2016

In case you were on a radio/social media black out yesterday or simply didn’t pay enough mind to tap into every conversation surrounding the formation of the 2015 Hottest 100, some boys from Menangle beat Kendrick Lamar to the top spot. With their tune “Hoops”, The Rubens were named #1 in the poll that saw […]

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The 50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B tracks of 2015: Part Two – The Top 25

December 23, 2015

It’s that time of the year again; we’ve already rounded up the full AU crew’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, but here’s something a bit different. The AU’s Chris Singh looks at the best hip-hop and R&B tracks of 2015 after countless hours (probably days; who knows) of picking apart the year’s best releases and […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2015: Part Four – The Top Ten!

December 21, 2015

And here we have it: the top 10 albums of the year. We won’t waste any time and shall get right into proceedings – however if you want to look back at part one, head HERE, part two is HERE and part three from earlier today is HERE. 10. Florence And The Machine – How Big, How Blue, […]

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The 40 Best Songs of 2015: Part Four – The Top Ten!

December 16, 2015

Here we go. Our top 10 songs of 2015. What do you think of our list? Sound off on our Facebook page or Tweet us what we missed! 10. Dick Diver – Waste the Alphabet “This is Australian music at its best” – Larry Heath 9. Foals – Birch Tree “My favorite cut off their […]

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An impressive Australian contingent to join the likes of The Weeknd, Lenny Kravitz and Ellie Goulding at the Hangout Music Fest in the USA

November 18, 2015

US based Hangout Music Festival has announced its 2016 lineup earlier than ever before, with The Weeknd and Calvin Harris joining Florence + the Machine revealed as headliners of a long list of musical acts, with a slew of Australian talents coming along for the ride. Australia will be well represented with Aussie acts Flume, Courtney Barnett, The Griswolds, Alison Wonderland […]

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The State of Affairs: Latest Music Industry News – 11th November 2015

November 11, 2015

In This Issue: The American Music Awards announces its host and line-up,Red Bull prepares for the annual billy cart races with the help of NOVA 96.9, Rdio announces its new Artist To Watch and OpenLIVE launches the new Artist Dashboard as well as the latest ARIA charts. The 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Live on FOX8 Australia […]

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Album Review: The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness (2015 LP)

October 15, 2015

The Weeknd are probably one of my favourite artists of all time, and their new album has totally blown me away. With its pure creative lyricism and catchy hooks coupled with dance beats, if you haven’t heard this album you’re missing out. Click through for my full review of The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness. […]

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