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GRAPHIC CHARACTERS – THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

Graphic Characters are Perth’s perfect answer to fuzzy, dark and brooding rock.  Their debut single The Birds and The Bees opens with hard rolling drums, that bring to mind Royal Blood. With the laid-back whispered vocal style in this track it is clear to see why vocalist Chris gets comparisons to Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols….
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Ecca Vandal

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ECCA VANDAL – WHITE FLAG

With Santa’s arrival just a few weeks away now, AIR’s calendar is filling up with xmas do’s, launch parties and egg nog appreciation clubs. Starting with tonight’s festivities. We will be trying to squeeze in the launch of newly formed label, Barely Dressed and their first signing New Gods over at Shadow Electric in Melbourne. Check…
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MAX & THE ELECTRIC – CITY LOVER

City Lover is the first taste of Max & The Electric’s upcoming debut EP. The song is full of pop goodness, and if the track doesn’t get stuck in your head, the quirky video probably will. The clip features some very eccentric characters and costumes, including a potential cameo appearance from this guy having a shower. They…
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HALCYON DRIVE – CRUSOE

Crusoe, the new single from Halcyon Drive, draws you in slowly with a slightly dark intro, but once it has got you in its clutches there’s no way it’s letting you go. Before you know it, the chorus kicks in and you’re hooked. You’re not quite sure what happened, where you are or how you…
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Jane Tyrrell

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Jane Tyrrell – Echoes In The Aviary

Echoes In The Aviary is the debut solo album from Jane Tyrrell. Having appeared as a vocalist on tracks with Urthboy, Horrorshow, Tuka, Firekites, and being a member of The Herd, we’re glad to finally see a solo release from the songstress. Whilst Jane has a strong foothold in hip hop, don’t jump to any…
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The Smith Street Band – Throw Me In The River

One of Australia’s hardest working and most respected bands, The Smith Street Band, have returned with their much anticipated third album Throw Me In The River. Recorded in The Otways on the Victorian coast, the album is typically honest as we’ve come to expect from the Melbourne band, and full of their trademark storytelling, with…
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George Maple

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GEORGE MAPLE – TALK TALK

This track from George Maple was released about a month ago and has already had close to 1.7million plays on Soundcloud. Talk Talk is a catchy and upbeat track from the chanteuse with last year’s Best Independent Artist, Flume, behind production, it was bound to be a winner. We’re obsessed with it here in the AIR office. We…
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Levi’s® Presents… Best Single/EP Winner Courtney Barnett

  Courtney Barnett picked up the Best Independent Single/EP presented by Levi’s for her release Avant Gardener. We catch up with the Melbourne singer-songwriter to see what the award means to her and her plans for conquering the charts in the future.   What was your first thought when you were announced as the winner?…
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Walk the Blue Carpet with L-Fresh the Lion

  So this is how it went down: the AIR Awards 2014 at Meat Market in North Melbourne. Being my first awards ceremony and all, I kind of didn’t know what the protocol was. I found a bunch of familiar faces and got to catch up with peers and colleagues and meet new people. It’s…
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WINNERS OF THE 2014 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the ninth annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards on Wednesday night, we hope you had a spectacular evening. Congratulations to all of the winners on the night of the 14 awards handed out to some of Australia’s finest talent, including multiple award winners Violent Soho, international breakthrough artists Courtney Barnett…
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