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AU interview: Laetitia (France)

December 10, 2012

AU Review recently caught up with Laetitia Sadier, formerly of Stereolab, to discuss her recent appearance at the Culture Collide Festival, her latest album Silencio and balancing raising her family with her music career. What is the difference between touring as a solo artist and touring in a band like Stereolab? Both are so […]

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the AU interview: Spindrift (Delaware)

December 10, 2012

Californian psychedelic rockers Spindrift have taken time out of their schedules to catch up on UA’s criticism of their work in the movie soundtracks, their new album and accompanying documentary film. How would you describe your sound? Spindrift is a psychedelic spaghetti western rock band focused on cinema. What do you think are your main influences? Our […]

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the UA interview at Homebake: Husky (Melbourne)

December 10, 2012

In the premiere of our 2012 Backstage at Homebake series, Larry catches up with Husky and Gideon from Husky to talk about the past year (which included no less than five trips to America!) and the year ahead… which should include the recording their next album! Interview: Larry Heath Sound: Claire Knight Cameras: […]

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Live Review: Tame Impala + The Growl – The Forum (05.12.12)

December 8, 2012

On my first visit to the Forum (being from Adelaide and all) I walked in and was struck by two things. First, the incredible view of the Roman-style theater with naked statues and a glowing faux starry sky. Second, the deep, effortless blues beats of backing band The Growl. Their name is conspicuously absent from […]

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Larry loves it! #001 – “Bright Red” Yetis (Sydney, NSW)

December 7, 2012

Your shiny red lips make my blood bright red… Welcome to my new section “Larry Likes!” in which I share with you recent musical discoveries – both local and international. We start with a quartet from Sydney called Yetis. “Bright Red” is the second track from their second EP Hear Me Now, which has just been released, […]

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New music video: Alpine “Seeing Red” (2012)

December 7, 2012

After winning Best Album for A is for Alpine (for which they also received an ARIA nomination) at The Age EG Awards 2012, Melbourne-based Alpine have released a new music video for the track “Seeing Red” which sees the group get their space suit on…

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Live Review: Birds of Tokyo – Ormond Hall (05.12.12)

December 5, 2012

Tokyo Birds have been around for a few years now. Since debuting in Perth in 2004 and having released two EPs, they released their first full album in 2006 titled Day One. After extensive touring, they released a second album titled, Universes, which was recorded in Los Angeles and won numerous […]

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Photo Gallery: Launch of FLiCKERFEST – Icebergs, Bondi Beach (04.12.12)

December 5, 2012

It was a great night in Bondi last night with many fabulous film faces making their way to Icebergs to kick off the much-loved FLiCKERFEST. The glamorous crowd were also the first to hear about an exciting development in the Australian film industry – Gillian Armstrong was delighted to report that […]

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New Trailer: “Sound City” (A film by Dave Grohl – Release February 2013)

December 5, 2012

I love music documentaries. If my annual Sydney Film Festival coverage is anything to go by, overall I’m on the front line for the latest release. Lemmy definitely ranks high on the list of Sydney Film Festival favorites, a man who would consider himself good friends with another man named Mr Dave Grohl […]

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the AU interview in Clockenflap (Hong Kong): Lucy Rose (UK)

December 5, 2012

While at Clockenflap this weekend, Johnny Au talks to gorgeous British singer/songwriter Lucy Rose about his time in Hong Kong, his plans for 2013, his desire to tour Australia, working with Bombay Bicycle Club, from his new album (in stores now) and much more… Camera/Interview: Johnny Editing: Larry Heath

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Julia Stone announces the churches and cathedral tour in February 2013

December 3, 2012

Since the release of her solo album By The Horns, Julia Stone has performed a series of sold-out tours in Europe and the UK as well as here in Australia. Julia will visit churches and cathedrals across the country and be accompanied by an all-star support band with Cat Empire and The Bamboos’ […]

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Tim Rogers and The Bamboos announce national tour for February and March 2013

December 3, 2012

What started as a simple collaboration turned into a national tour. Tim Rogers and The Bamboos have joined forces for a tour of Australia following the success of the collaborative track “I Got Burned” which featured on Bamboos’ dual ARIA nominated album Medicine Man. The shows will see the ten unique pieces being vocally directed by […]

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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds announce new single and 2013 tour

December 3, 2012

After announcing a new studio album, Push the Sky Away, slated for February 2013, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announced a six-date nationwide tour to coincide with the upcoming release. The tour will include two exclusive dates at the Sydney Opera House where they will be joined on stage by members of […]

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The Presets announce national tour for January and February 2013

December 3, 2012

After recently performing at the Parklife Festival earlier in the year, The Presets have announced their first Australian tour since 2009. Pacifica, their first album in four years, was nominated for the J Awards and shortlisted for the AMP Awards. Sydney electronic duo will be joined on tour by dance luminaries Parachute Youth […]

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Death Grips announce concerts in Melbourne and Sydney in January

December 3, 2012

Already set to make an appearance at Big Day Out, Death Grips have announced side shows in January in Melbourne and Sydney. The Sacramento hip-hop duo will present their latest album No Love Deep Web. Tour Dates: January 19 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney: Tickets: $42.50, www.moshtix.com.au January 22 – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne: […]

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Review: Electronic Music Conference – Doltone House, Sydney (27-28.11.12)

December 3, 2012

Organizing a good music conference is never easy. There has to be a balance between keeping things interesting for both musicians and the industry, a variety of panels for everyone to enjoy – as well as being unique to the market – great networking opportunities and, of course, the presentation of some […]

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Live from the ARIA 2012 “red” carpet with AU magazine: part two!

December 2, 2012

In our continuing red carpet misadventures from the 2012 ARIA Awards in Sydney, we take you back to nine more of our Soundcloud live streams, plus behind-the-scenes audio press conferences from The Temper Trap, Russell Brand, Gotye, Kimbra, Yothu Yindi and Peter Garrett. We had a great time at the awards show – see […]

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Live from the ARIA 2012 “red” carpet with the AU magazine: first part!

November 30, 2012

Once again the Australian music industry’s ‘Night of Nights’ has passed, seeing the venerable Gotye retain his ‘Best Man’ crown and take home two more awards, including the biggest: ‘Album of the Year’. . The London-based, Melbourne-raised Temper Trap was the night’s only other multi-winner, […]

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Single Stream: Marble Lion “Old Man” (2012)

November 30, 2012

I think it’s fair to say that most of the Australian music industry is in the grip of a fierce hangover today – if it’s still awake at all. So we thought we’d give them, and all of you, a new discovery. For fans of bands like Boards of Canada, we have a new outfit from Montreal […]

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The OzFest India Diaries: Part Five – …a hangover and its spice…

November 29, 2012

After finding out we were placed in rooms next to each other, the night after the last day of the NH7 Weekender Festival took an adventure tour with Ed’s lovely girlfriend Jack and Jack . Keeping it simple we ended up drinking a bit too much Kingfishers while we were running around Pune […]

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the AU interview at CMJ: Lowlakes (Melbourne)

November 28, 2012

While at The Aussie BBW at CMJ in New York, I was lucky enough to sit down with Lowlakes – enjoy our conversation below! VIDEO CREDITS: Interview and camera: Larry Heath Editor: Nathan Atkins Producer: Johnny Au

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Review: Bondi Short Film Festival – Bondi Pavilion (24.11.12)

November 27, 2012

The short film that won the Bondi Short Film Festival 2012 “The Maker”. The 12th annual Bondi Film Festival took place at the Bondi Pavilion on Saturday. The brainchild of Francis Coady, it’s an annual event in which documentary filmmakers from across the country are invited to submit their works to the panel to win […]

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Live Review: Brett Winterford + Jessica Morhall – Ya Yas (22.11.12)

November 25, 2012

Sometimes it’s the small, intimate gigs that are the most memorable. Brett Winterford’s show at YaYas in Perth was one such show. Being a Thursday evening, the audience was dismal in numbers. What would have been an already intimate show, became all the more intimate. There was no awkwardness […]

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