Posts Tagged ‘SXSW’

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

‘Get It On’ with The Chevelles

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“Its the Who meets the Ramones meets the Easybeats meets Beach Blanket Bingo! Its the criminals Australia wants to ship back to England and call it even! Its the High Priests of the Barbarella Girl God Love Cult!  Its The Chevelles !”- Little Steven (Sopranos, Bruce Springsteen E Street Band) 2008

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Sally Seltman is Best of What’s Next

Sally Seltmann is an award-winning songwriter and singer. She has previously released albums and performed under the name ‘New Buffalo’, and is well known as the co-writer of the song ‘1234’, performed by Feist. Sally now returns with her new album ‘Heart That’s Pounding’, due out April in North America on Arts & Crafts.

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Brisbane’s Grand Atlantic Comes to Play!

Grand Atlantic are an alternative rock band from Brisbane, Australia. They blast out melodic, hard-hitting songs, often compared to Oasis and Jet but recalling the powerpop sensibilities of Redd Kross or Teenage Fanclub. This band is all about immediate hooks, visceral guitar riffs and a swaggering rhythm section. Their new album, titled ‘How We Survive’ was released in July 2009 by Laughing Outlaw Records in Australia. Tracks from ‘How We Survive’ have been featured on blogs and internet radio stations everywhere from Belgium to Russia, and the album enjoyed extensive airplay on Australian radio, ending up on a number of the year’s “best-of” lists…

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Drunken Beach Blanket Zombie Party Indie Rock with Goons of Doom

The Goons of Doom are throwing a party and want everyone to come topless. The five childhood friends started the band five years ago with instruments bought from a pawn shop and with rudimentary skills wrote simple songs that were startling, honest, ridiculous and instantly catchy. Two albums later, their sound has been honed into an ecstatic mix of shanty sing-a-long surf mixed with deadbeat rock and roll gak.

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Love and War with Andy Clockwise

Andy Clockwise moved from Sydney Australia to Los Angeles in late 2007, and in the short period of 2 year has already sold out major venues across the city. His stage performance and live shows have become “Legendary” on the LA music scene landing Andy the much coveted Monday Night Spaceland Residency as well as sell shows at the Hotel Café and Troubadour.

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Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Beer & Bob with Alexander Gow of Oh Mercy!

We asked Alexander 5 questions and he gave us 5 reasons to like him more than we did before, see for yourself:

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Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Have You Met City Riots?

If not, you are about to. We put these Aussies to the test, check their answers:

Q: If you could sit next to anyone on the flight who would it be?
A: Sir George Martin

Q: What won’t you travel to/from Australia without?
A: Tim tams, cibo coffee and fabric softner – ( there’s nothing worse then a starchy t-shirt.)

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Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Dappled Cities on Underpants, Craw Daddies & Keeping It Real

We caught with Dappled Cities on their flight to SXSW, here’s what they had to say:

Q: If you could sit next to anyone on the flight who would it be?
A: Jon Bon Jovi

Q: What won’t you travel to/from Australia without?
A: Underpants.

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Saturday, March 20th, 2010

5 Minutes In-Flight with Nathan Gaunt

We were lucky enough to get a few with the fabulous Nathan Gaunt, so of course we’re sharing the scoop.

Q: If you could sit next to anyone on the flight who would it be?
A: Lando Calrissian

Q: What won’t you travel to/from Australia without?
A: My ’68 Stratocaster

Q: What song would you dedicate to V Australia & why?
A: “Whole Lotta Love” ‘cos I’m hopin’

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Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Free MP3 Music Downloads from Aussie Bands at SXSW

Australians rock & they showed what they’ve got in a special showcase at South by Southwest (SXSW).

Didn’t make it to Austin?  V Australia has secured some of the best tracks to share here.  Hurry.  Only available until April 30.

Andy Clockwise – Love and War

City Riots – Burning Me Out

Dappled Cities – The Price

Goons of Doom – For a Girl

Grand Atlantic – Coast is Clear

Nathan Gaunt – Different Worlds

Oh Mercy – Lay Everything on Me

Sally Seltmann – Harmony to My Heartbeat

The Chevelles – Get It On

Did you know some of the best music festivals in the world happen in Australia?  Better still, these festivals happen during Aussie summer, which is winter in the US of A.

Whether checking out music or finally getting your ass to Australia, click here for rockin’ deals.

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