Topic: the-au-review

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    April 8, 2015 Single of the Week: Tkay Maidza “M.O.B.” | A•STAR x the AU review

    Young Adelaide based artist Tkay Maidza has been absolutely slaying in 2015 so far, from bringing crowds to their knees then making them stomp the hell out of the ground across the country on the Laneway Festival tour to heading overseas to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas. With her debut album still on the […]

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    March 30, 2015 “Depreston”, by Courtney Barnett | A•STAR x the AU review

    The single of this week on A*STAR belongs to 27-year-old Melbourne artist Courtney Barnett, who released her debut record Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. last week (March 20th) on her own label Milk Records. Currently touring the USA and having won the prestigious Grulke Prize for Developing Non-US artist at […]

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    November 25, 2014 Young Aboriginal artists drumming to a different beat

    When Yothu Yindi sang about a “Treaty” in 1991, its popularity seemed to change the landscape of contemporary Australian music. The significance wasn’t just about its sound, it was about its message; music fans young and old – and notably of all colours – were singing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues that mattered. […]