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KATHRYN ROLLINS – CUT & PASTE IT

Kathryn Rollins’ sound is very reminiscent of the 80s with its catchy syncopated beats and electronic synths. Her sultry and almost haunting voice really stands out against the minimal, rhythmic backing in her new single ‘Cut & Paste It’. ‘Cut & Paste It’ really sees Rollins come out of her shell, it’s full of confidence…
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SLEEPMAKESWAVES – LOVE OF CARTOGRAPHY

It’s refreshing to come across such a solid album that is compelling through the musicality alone. The stories are told in a completely different way, than where vocals and lyrics are present, but let’s not bang on about that.Sleepmakeswaves have so many elements coming together in their songs, in such a synergetic way that it feels…
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AIR welcomes LEVI’S as a supporting partner for the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards.

We are very delighted to announce that Levi’s® has come on board as a Supporting Partner of the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards in 2014. The partnership with AIR firmly positions Levi’s® within the Australian Music scene and demonstrates the brand’s commitment to supporting emerging Independent musicians in Australia. Levi’s® has a long history and association…
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DAVIDSON BROTHERS – WANDERLUST

‘Wanderlust’ is the seventh album from the Davidson Brothers, Hamish and Lachlan, which is bound to gain them a swag of awards to add to their already impressive list (and possibly overflowing cabinet) of accolades. Opting against heading to their usual stomping grounds in Nashville, the album was recorded on home turf with exceptionally seasoned local…
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FRACTURES – WON’T WIN

  The AIR office is excited about packing up and heading to Splendour In The Grass in a few weeks time and Fractures is one great reason why. The debut EP from Fractures has been a long time coming and it certainly delivers. Latest track, Won’t Win is another emotionally heart-wrenching track from the Melbourne multi-instrumentalist, which seems to…
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CARLTON DRY GLOBAL MUSIC GRANT APPLICATIONS – NOW OPEN!

AIR and Carlton Dry are pleased to announce that applications for the Carlton Dry Global Music Grant are now open for 2014. Established in 2013, the $50,000 Grant has been created to help fund a trip overseas for an emerging Australian artist or band to boost their profile overseas. The Grant is awarded by Carlton Dry…
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JIM LAWRIE – JUST LIKE NORMAL

While in New York with our Indie Labels Trade Mission last week, we had the pleasure of watching The War On Drugs play a stunning show to thousands of awe-struck fans on the Brooklyn foreshore. It was a triumphant moment for a band whose decade-long belief in the simple power of melody, harmony, lyrics and…
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LITTLE BASTARD – BE MY KIND

What happens when you give seven mates a few guitars and mix in a fiddle, banjo, and harmonica? Country-punk at it’s finest. Seven-piece Sydney band, Little Bastard, deliver their second single ‘Be My Kind’ from their self-titled, debut album released last month through ABC’s imprint Four | Four. Usually known for energetic bluegrass performances, the…
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JAKÜBI – COUCH POTATO

Need a bit of funk for your Friday? Check out Jakübi’s latest track Couch Potato. The 5 piece have just played their first ever show in Melbourne, supporting (long-time AIR favourites) Animaux. This is the fourth official single since the bands inception last year and man – are they out to impress! The band manages to fuse…
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REMI – RAW X INFINITY

  Outside of acknowledging the novelty value of an Australian accent in hip hop, it’s rare for an Australian rapper to pique the interest of those who write and analyse the genre overseas. Now we’ve got an exception to that rule, an international flag-bearer for progressive hip hop from down under. That man is Remi Kolawole. Nigerian…
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