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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 – 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 – 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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Selected Listening: sleepmakeswaves

  Nominated for Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, Sydney hard rockers sleepmakeswaves have handpicked a playlist that’s sure to get your head banging.   Eleventh He Reaches London – Hollow be my name In 2009, these Perth natives put out one of the most impressively…
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Live In Levi’s® – Awards Night Dressing 101

Levi’s® invited Australian Independent musicians to share their Live In Levi’s® story – with top suggestions for dressing to impress for the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. Here, Little Bastard, Nkechi Anele of Saskwatch, and Karina Utomo of High Tension have given us their pro tips and a playlist of songs handpicked to get pumped…
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Virgin Australia gives independent Australian artists a boost

For the third consecutive year Virgin Australia has supported the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. The major annual event is just one in a host of initiatives rolled out by the airline to grow and support Australia’s word class independent music scene. Over the past few years, Virgin Australia has been the music industry’s airline…
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