Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Raiza Biza "Strong Woman" (2017)
Interview: Royal Blood talk a disdain for encores & becoming seasoned touring musos
Exclusive Album Premiere: The New Yorks - I Wish I Was You, But That's Just Me (2017 EP)
Save the date: We're turning nine and throwing a massive free party in Sydney!
A.B Original triumph, Tina Arena surprises and Sigur Rós transcend for Splendour in the Grass Day Three

 

Single of the Day: Alvvays "Dreams Tonite" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 26, 2017

New Alvvays is always great. Heh. Bad pun made, moving right along... The new album from the group is coming this September 8th in the form of Antisocialites and today, we've ...
Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Raiza Biza "Strong Woman" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 26, 2017

New Zealand's Raiza Biza takes to the mic in acknowledging the strong women in his life with the appropriately titled, "Strong Woman". The single is charming in nature, strong and...
Our top 10 acts of Splendour in the Grass 2017

Chris Singh, July 26, 2017

Non-headliners ruled Splendour in the Grass this year, and if anything defined the festival for 2017 it was that interest is shifting towards locals who are giving it their all, sw...
Interview: Royal Blood talk a disdain for encores & becoming seasoned touring musos

Larry Heath, July 26, 2017

Continuing our interview coverage from our time with Royal Blood in Sydney recently, Mike and Ben talk more on the development of their live shows and preparing for some of thei...
The Jezabels to make themselves at home at The Lansdowne in August

Sosefina Fuamoli, 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 g...
Music Video of the Day: The Bronx "Sore Throat" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 26, 2017

The Bronx have come crashing through with the reveal of their fifth studio album, aptly named V. Retaining everything punk and chaotic the band has become renowned and beloved fo...

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Save the date: We're turning nine and throwing a massive free party in Sydney!

Larry Heath, July 25, 2017

We can't quite believe it ourselves, but next month, the AU review is turning nine years old! With support from our amazing friends at the Batch Brewing Co., we're going to be thro...
A.B Original triumph, Tina Arena surprises and Sigur Rós transcend for Splendour in the Grass Day Three

Chris Singh, July 24, 2017

Saving the best for last - even after that Powderfinger reunion - Splendour 2017 closed out with what very well may be it's single best day in years. The quality on offer from star...
Here's what Missy Elliot played at her first US show in ten years

Jaime Lewis, July 24, 2017

Emerging from a neon box, decked from head to toe in diamantes, sequins and pearls and donning a cap that clearly read QUEEN, Missy Elliott made her return to U.S stages in nearly ...
A Tribe Called Quest just played their final ever show in Los Angeles; here's the setlist

Larry Heath, July 23, 2017

Surviving members of A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, hit the stage at FYF Fest today in Los Angeles - one of only a handful of times the pair have performed s...
Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

Giselle Bueti, July 23, 2017

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up St...
The xx packs the main stage but local acts dominate at Splendour in the Grass Day One

Chris Singh, July 22, 2017

The sky is clear, the sun is shining, and a giant replica of Kanye West's head is beaming in front of an enormous rainbow. The first full day of Splendour in the Grass 2017 is upon...

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Live Review: Witnessing LCD Soundsystem's return to Sydney was a truly humbling experience

Dylan Marshall, July 26, 2017

Time helps build a cult of personality; a paradigm in which how you remember things can be altered dramatically from how they actually are. With more than six years since their las...
Album Review: Jay Z - 4:44 (2017 LP)

Felix Pocius, July 25, 2017

The brief, yet captivating career retrospective of the life and career of Shawn Carter has a complete sense of poise, elegance and humbled acceptance. 36 minutes is all veteran emc...
Festival Review: Missy Elliott has Beyoncé dancing, while Frank Ocean serenades Brad Pitt at LA's FYF Fest this weekend

Jaime Lewis, July 24, 2017

From its humble beginnings as a one-night showcase at LA club The Echo, FYF Fest has evolved both in venue and scope with a diverse lineup spanning 3 days at Downtown’s Expositio...
Album Review: Foster The People - Sacred Hearts Club (2017 EP)

Thomas Flynn, July 24, 2017

Following on from 2014’s Supermodel and their earlier 2017 release III EP, Foster The People have returned with Sacred Hearts Club. Hip-hop, alternative, funk, and indie-pop infl...
Live Review: Rag 'N' Bone Man - Metro Theatre, Sydney (21.07.17)

Emily Feszczuk, July 23, 2017

The Metro Theatre is one of the more intimate venues but on Friday night people were definitely getting close and personal for Rag’n’Bone Man’s Splendour Sideshow. I walke...
Live Review: Jeremy Neale - Johnson Art Series Hotel, Brisbane (21.07.17)

Meredith McLean, July 23, 2017

“Hello everyone, grab a seat!” Jeremy Neale says from the bed of a hotel room. His set list is peeping out from the “What do you call this thing?” The 20 odd guests call...

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Franklin Electric "Burning Flame" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 24, 2017

Evocative Montreal four piece, The Franklin Electric, have released a gorgeous visual accompaniment to their tune "Burning Flame", premiering today on the AU. As far as Monday's g...
Photo Gallery: Royal Blood + Concrete Surfers - Metro Theatre, Sydney (20.07.17)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 22, 2017

British rockers Royal Blood returned to Sydney as part of their Australian trip out for Splendour in the Grass to tear the Metro Theatre a new one - and did they ever. Supported b...
Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day One) - North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (21.07.17)

Andrew Wade, July 22, 2017

Day One at Splendour in the Grass brought out big guns early, with the likes of Peking Duk, the xx, Haim and more taking to stages right throughout the gorgeous surrounds of ...
Music Video of the Day: Ginger and The Ghost "Kindred Spirits" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 21, 2017

When it comes to Ginger and The Ghost, creating pieces of music and visual art that captivate and linger in the memory of those who listen and view it is kinda textbook. The futur...
Sampa the Great, Dustin Thomas and more prove to be early highlights of Splendour in the Grass

Chris Singh, July 21, 2017

While most people wait to start their Splendour weekend on Friday, plenty of festivalgoers - especially the campers - know that heading along to the festival's official kick-off on...
Photo Gallery: Gang of Youths - The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney (20.07.17)

Belinda Dipalo, July 21, 2017

Gang of Youths have been back in Australia (well, Dave and Joji, anyway) for the last week, flying in under the radar and continuing to promote the band's forthcoming sophomore...

Single of the Day: Kim Churchill "Second Hand Car" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 21, 2017

He's one of the country's best loved travelling troubadours and soon enough, Kim Churchill will be back on the road doing what he does best. The performer will be touring his new ...
Live Review: HAIM - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (20.07.17)

Dylan Marshall, July 21, 2017

As the usual circus that is Splendour In The Grass rolls through this vast country of ours, so too does some of the best bands currently walking the earth. One of these said bands ...
Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Settlement "She Feels Like Home" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 21, 2017

"She Feels Live Home" is the latest single from Victorian five-piece The Settlement and in its delivery, marks a great period of creative progression for the group. Their album S...
Live Review: Royal Blood prove why they're the new Gods of Rock at the Metro Theatre

Larry Heath, July 20, 2017

With today's announcement of a massive tour in April/May (which may or may not coincide with Groovin' The Moo), tonight's relatively intimate sole headline show at the Metro for U....
Music Video of the Day: Lee Ranaldo "New Thing" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 20, 2017

Lee Ranaldo has given fans another taste of his new album Electric Trim, in the release of "New Thing" and it's accompanying music video! The video comes directed by Naomi Yang (...
C.W. Stoneking lines up first solo shows since 2014 this October

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 20, 2017

Back on the east coast with some solo shows that will be his first in Australia since 2014, is C.W. Stoneking. The shows are clearly going to be ones people will flock to, if Sto...

Single of the Day: Cut Copy "Airborne" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 20, 2017

Cut Copy are set to play Melbourne's Croxton Bandroom tonight before heading up to Byron Bay for Splendour - the return of one of the country's most loved electronic acts. In thei...
Photo Gallery: Queens of the Stone Age + Ecca Vandal - Horden Pavilion, Sydney (19.07.17)

Gwendolyn Lee, July 20, 2017

Queens of the Stone Age pulled up in Sydney for the first time in a few years overnight, debuting new material from their forthcoming album Villains for a ravenous Hordern Pavilio...
Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age tease new album Villains during heavy hitting show in Sydney with Ecca Vandal

Larry Heath, July 20, 2017

Back in the country for the first time since their co-headline tour with Nine Inch Nails in 2014, Queens of the Stone Age are on the road this week for a run of shows which tease t...
Music Video of the Day: The Creases "In My Car" (2017)

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 19, 2017

Another quirky and talented Joe Agius creation, the new music video from The Creases ticks all the boxes. The visuals for "In My Car" were released on to the band's social media ...
Photo Gallery: Japandroids + Horror My Friend - Fat Controller, Adelaide (18.07.17)

Lauren Connelly, July 19, 2017

Japandroids returned to Adelaide for the first time since 2013's infamous show up the city's west end, for another cracker gig in the city supporting their new album, Near to the ...
Best Independent Label for this year's AIR Awards announced

Sosefina Fuamoli, July 19, 2017

The 2017 AIR Awards are edging ever closer - the event's first ever run in Adelaide set to happen at the Queen's Theatre on July 27th. Today, the nominees for the Best Independent...