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And The ARIA Goes To…

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The sold out 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra held at The Star Event Centre, Sydney and broadcast nationally on TEN capped off an extraordinary year for the Australian music industry. This year’s event certainly showcased and celebrated what a remarkable year 2014 has been for Australian music and artists. Australian music has been well and truly thrust onto the global stage in 2014 and for the first time the ARIA Awards will be broadcast to millions throughout Asia via Fox International.
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The Waifs – Falling [MP3 Stream]

The Waifs – Falling


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  “Where do we take it from here?”
It’s a question the much-loved Australian band has asked itself several times in the 19 years since Thorn, her sister Donna Simpson and guitarist Josh Cunningham set off on their incredible journey.

A trip that began in a van in 1992, with the three troubadours playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them, has led The Waifs to multiple ARIA awards, platinum albums and successful tours across the world. The hard yards in those early days paid off in terms of their career, but also bound the three of them together as friends.

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AMY MEREDITH embark on National Headline Tour to celebrate a massive 18 months… [Tour News]

  You are invited to Amy Meredith: Higher Education. One of Australia’s great breakthrough success stories are packing their bags once again ready to hit the road for the National ‘Higher Education’ tour. The boys will up the ante this time around, playing seventeen dates through May and June in venues across Australia.

In what will be a massive six-week party, this tour will celebrate the band’s epic achievements since the release of their debut record Restless in July last year. Over the past eighteen months, the five-piece outfit have well and truly cemented their status as one of Australia’s hottest acts. The smash hit single Lying cracked the ARIA Singles Chart top 10 and claimed Platinum status in January, the band wowed audiences at an international showcase and chalked up dual 2010

ARIA Awards nominations for Breakthrough Artist and Most Popular Australian Artist.
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Double Pass Giveaway: Lisa Mitchell @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 7th May 2010

Do you want a double pass to Lisa Mitchell @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 7th May 2010? See below for details.

Lisa Mitchell announced the exciting details of her huge National Theatre Tour to support the release of her brand new single ‘Oh Hark!’.

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[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  Having spent the last few months promoting the album in Europe, Lisa is returning to Australia in April to kick off her massive Oh Hark! National Theatre Tour. Taking in major capital cities and regional centers across Australia, Lisa is set to play to over 18,000 fans in shows over a four week period including appearances at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Forum in Melbourne. Joining Lisa on the road will be folk n’ slide favorites Boy and Bear and Georgia Fair.

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News: Future Music Festival 2010

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After rocking tens of thousands of fans across the nation in 2009, it’s time to go back to the Future once more as the Future Music Festival juggernaut gears up to do it all again in 2010 …

Featuring an all-star line-up of the planet’s hottest music artists, Future Music Festival scooped the pool in last year’s Sony inthemix poll, picking up no less than two coveted Best Festival Awards for its massive shows in Adelaide and Sydney and Runner Up honours for Melbourne and Perth.
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Live Review: Aria Awards 2009 Red Carpet Wrap up

The Aria’s Red Carpet
By: Bek Grealy
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[Photos: Stuart Blythe ]

36 degree heat blistered the red carpet as an entourage of stylish Limousines followed suit to the entrance of the red carpet. The fans eagerly awaited their stars, one hand grasping their digital cameras in anticipation, the other holding a makeshift fan and the odd shout of “Robbie or Keith” could be heard from a distance.

As the stars made their way up the red carpet, photographers, Television production crew and journalists fought their way to the front to capture the moment.
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Photo Gallery: Aria Awards 2009 – Red Carpet

Live Review: Aria Awards 2009 Red Carpet Wrap up

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Aria Awards 2009 – Red Carpet @ The Acer Arena, Sydney
Date: 26 November, 2009

Photographer: Stuart Blythe
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 16 November 2009

Robbie Williams makes chart-topping debut on the ARIA Album Chart ahead of his Australian visit
ARIA Releases two new charts

Robbie Williams (Robbie Williams) explodes onto the ARIA Album Chart this week with “Reality Killed The Video Star”, claiming his fourth Australian No.1 album to give him an impressive total of twelve weeks at the top of the chart. The international superstar, who will perform at the ARIA Awards next week, scored a total of nine weeks at number one for his 2004/05 “Greatest Hits” release, along with one week at the top for both “Intensive Care” and “Rude Box” in 2005 and 2006 respectively. He also claims the first chart topper on the new ARIA Digital Album Chart with “Reality Killed The Video Star” and whilst Foo Fighters were number one on the Physical Album Chart, Robbie’s digital sales were extensive enough to ensure him number one overall, as reflected by the ARIA Album Chart. It’s only the second time since digital album sales were included in the album chart some two years ago, that the number one Physical Album and number one on the ARIA Album Chart have been different.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 19 October 2009

Vanessa Amorosi, Michael Buble and P!nk top ARIA Charts on debut this week!

Vanessa Amorosi swoops on top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week with her hit “This Is Who I Am”, scoring her first ever No.1 single and at the same time, ending the seven-week chart topping run of David Guetta‘s “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon). It’s the first single to hit No.1 on debut since Flo Rida‘s “Right Round” back in February, and only the second to have achieved this feat in the past twenty-two months. “This Is Who I Am” becomes Vanessa’s fifth ARIA top 10 single, surpassing the No.4 peaks achieved by “Shine” in 2000 and “Perfect” in 2008. Vanessa also becomes the first Aussie artist to claim simultaneous No.1’s on the ARIA Physical and Digital Track Charts since “Sweet About Me” from Gabriella Cilmi in June 2008.
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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2009 – 1ST LINEUP

Now in its 9th year, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS returns on Sat July 25th and Sun July 26th at Byron Bay’s Belongil Fields to present its much anticipated annual mid-winter music celebration. With offerings from around the globe, the 2009 line-up packs a punch with a flock of Splendour first timers, festival favourites and exclusive one-off performances to boot.

TICKETS ON SALE
9.00am sharp on Thursday May 14th – Internet sales only – www.qjump.com.au
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2009
Sat July 25th and Sunday July 26th
Belongil Fields, Byron Bay
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Eskimo Joe

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[photo: Stuart Blythe]
Youthful naivety can produce flashes of rock & roll excitement, but genuine experience and the passage of time can turn a good band into a truly great one. Now, more than a decade on from when the young Fremantle trio leapt onto the national stage, Eskimo Joe are taking a big, bold step towards music greatness.

On the eve of releasing their fourth album, the horizon has broadened. Band members Kav Temperley, Stu MacLeod and Joel Quartermain, have never been ones who ascribe to the status quo and consequently have proven there’s a whole world of possibilities to explore – if you simply follow your heart, listen to your muse and make the most of your talent.


Their third album, Black Fingernails, Red Wine, was a brazen step forward for a band borne of a scene that doesn’t always encourage grand statements. This dark edgy collection of songs was a monumental leap forward and landed the band not only quadruple platinum sales, but a number #1 charting album along with industry accolades with four ARIA Awards’>ARIA Awards in Australia. Consequently their world expanded.

Eskimo Joe landed a US Record deal with the respected Rykodisc, and proceeded to explore new territory. Humility coupled with a huge dynamic on-stage performance, elevated the band in the minds and hearts of locals. Their sheer perseverance from starting at the beginning again in a notoriously tough market, generated a solid base of fans.

The culmination of this international touring experience has creatively given way to new material for album number four. Looking to further shake-up their methodology, Eskimo Joe have now enlisted the assistance of world renowned English Producer, Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Echo and the Bunnymen). While Black Fingernails, Red Wine was an award winning first attempt at self-production, this time, the trio have openly embraced the challenge of outside perspectives.

A background of bold production brushstrokes cleverly reflecting material that has, thematically, just as much personality on display, Eskimo Joe aim to further showcase developments in their songwriting on the forthcoming album. Through previous award-winning albums, A Song Is A City and Black Fingernails, Red Wine, this consistent aspiration is vividly evident.

Now more than ever at home in their own skin, the trio raise the bar set by past albums with the forthcoming album number four. The songs move to a brighter, dynamic mood reflecting both recent events in both their personal lives and on a universal front without abandoning the everlasting desire of forward movement. Unashamed emotion and unguarded personality envelope every track.

So, after ten years together, lesser bands may ponder what roads are left to travel… Eskimo Joe actively embrace the wide-open road before them earnestly and proudly, while being not afraid to try some roads less traveled along the way.