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Gang of Youths spit fire and hope at The Echo for U.S. tour finale

Mingling punkish vitality with enduring sentiments, Australian five-piece Gang of Youths left The Echo a smoldering heap in the aftermath of their set last Thursday. Ending an exhausting tour of the US with their sights on Europe for the final leg of their global trek, the band gave fans a rager to remember them by. […]

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Interview: David Le’aupepe of Gang of Youths talks his uncompromising devotion to beautiful lyrics

Every few years it seems, Australia manages to churn out another solid indie band or artist that manages to make headlines with a stunning debut–so it’s understandable if you’re having trouble keeping up. However, it would be criminal to continue overlooking one such act that made its damn-near flawless debut in 2015 with The Positions, a […]

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Learn to Grieve on The Royal Parks Debut LP, Suburb Home

Hidden in the niche of bedroom folk pop is a new Australian outfit, The Royal Parks, who have just released their debut album, Suburb Home. The group is from Melbourne, which is also home to the national park that doubles as their namesake. The band explains that they chose this moniker because of its connection […]

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Julia Jacklin to headline Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles

Rising star, Julia Jacklin is enamoring music-lovers left and right with her lulling voice and storytelling lyrics. The 26-year-old Australian native will headline an intimate show date at the Bootleg Theater on Friday, April 14. With a wholesome sound rich in alt-country and indie-folk musings, it’s no surprise Jacklin calls Australia’s Blue Mountains her home. […]

Tash Sultana at The Echo, Los Angeles -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
Tash Sultana makes Los Angeles debut at The Echo with jaw-dropping performance

All the way from Melbourne, Australia — Tash Sultana made her way to The Echo in Los Angeles for a sold-out performance this past Tuesday night. Touring the U.S. for the fist time ever in celebration of the US release of her Notion EP (2/17, Mom + Pop), Sultana charmed the packed room with her insane musical skills. Featured […]

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Australian Duo Oh Pep! Enchant the Bootleg Theater with Charming Folk Rock

Thursday night at the Bootleg was a trove of fresh talent. Three solid acts, culminating with Australian folk pop duo Oh Pep!, all commanded the stage with their unique touches on acoustic and folk rock. This was my third time seeing these Aussies, and I have to say that the third time really is the […]

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Oh Pep! Defies Labels on Debut LP with Rich Bluegrass Instrumentation and Bold Storytelling

You can pretty much sell me on any music that utilizes a banjo. I have regular arguments with my mother about the third Mumford & Sons album, in which they decided to ditch the glorious instrument; she thinks removing it made them sound more modern, but my retort is that any music can sound as […]

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Miami Horror to headline The Roxy in West Hollywood

Australia’s Miami Horror are back in Los Angeles with a headlining show date at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Friday, June 5th. The band have will embark on a 2015 North American tour in support of their forthcoming second LP All Possible Futures, out April 21 on Haven Sounds/Dine Alone Records. Miami Horror will […]

Courtney Barnett’s shares new video “Pedestrian at Best,” announces debut full-length

Photography by Misha Vladimirskiy Melbourne alternative indie rocker Courtney Barnett has released a new video for her track “Pedestrian at Best,” while at the same time announcing the release of her debut full-length album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit for Mar. 24 via Mom + Pop Music. Barnett has blown up the last few […]

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Tame Impala don’t let Shrine technical difficulties deconstruct their set

Australia’s Tame Impala are so psychedelic that when you see them live, you feel as though you’re on drugs — even when you’re not. Wednesday night at The Shrine Auditorium, they showed that the jammy and acidy sounds of Cream and other super bands of the ’70’s are still much sought after. Except for the […]

Australia’s POND takes on Halloween at the Echo and goes for blood.

Pond The line for the Echo on Friday night has nearly crossed over the bridge. Below us a similar line is snaking down Glendale in anticipation for Big KRIT. But, upstairs everyone is stoked to see Aussie psych-rock masters POND. Everyone I speak to cannot think of a better way to spend Halloween night. Even […]

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An Interview with POND: the enormity of outerspace, whiskey and jokes

You wouldn’t be able to tell that POND considers their band a tongue-in-cheek affair if you just listened to their music. Throughout their six-year run they have made some of the hardest hitting psych-rock to come out of Australia. Touching on influences as far reaching as AC/DC and Outkast (with some Bowie sprinkled in for […]

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An Interview with Courtney Barnett: Books, Tomatoes and Life On The Road

Courtney Barnett has been on tour for the better part of the last two years. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when I get in touch with her over Skype she sounds relieved to be back home in Australia. “It’s so good to be back and seeing everyone.” she tells me, “it’s been awhile.” […]

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