The Presets

  1. ‘Flume’ Wins Australia’s J Award

    November 22, 2013 5:37 AM EST Flume’s irresistible rise to the top is near complete with the electronic music producer today winning the J Award for his debut self-titled album. “Flume” beat out recordings from the likes of the Drones, RUFUS, Cloud Control, Jagwar Ma and Big S ...

  2. Modular Recordings Expands Into U.K. & Europe

    August 12, 2013 6:46 AM EDT Steve “Pav” Pavlovic’s smoking hot Australian label Modular Recordings is expanding into the U.K. and Europe with the launch of a London office. The new office is managed by Adam Brooks, who joins Modular from Warp Records, where he helmed the U ...

  3. Tame Impala Takes Home Australia's J Award; Mushroom Group's Michael Gudinski Hosts Birthday Bash

    November 26, 2012 12:29 PM EST Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle (left) partied on Monday night with Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski, Tina Brandle and Mushroom Music Publishing managing director Ian James. Psychedelic revivalists Tame Impala on Frid ...

  4. Powderfinger Tops Triple J Hottest Australian Albums Poll

    July 12, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Australian rules, especially the new stuff. That's the broad message which comes from a new survey conducted by Australia's Triple J network to find the country's all-time favorite homegrown albums. Recently retired Brisbane-based r ...

  5. EMI Hires Hit Producer Down Under

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ARIA Award-winning producer and engineer Scott Horscroft will succeed Craig Hawker as VP A&R at EMI Music Australasia, the music company said today (Oct. 12). Sydney-based Horscroft produced the Presets' multi-platinum hit album "Apo ...

  6. Canyons Sign With Modular, Mushroom Publishing

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian DJ and producer duo Canyons will be looking to turn their dancefloor buzz into a chart boilover after striking separate deals with Modular Recordings and Mushroom Music Publishing. The adventurous electronic act, comprising Leo Holiday ...

  7. Eddy Current Suppression Ring Gets AMP'ed Up

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Melbourne-based garage rock band Eddy Current Suppression Ring is $30,000 Australian ($21,000) richer after winning the Australian Music Prize for its 2008 album "Primary Colours" (Aarght Records/Shock). The announcement was made in Sydn ...

  8. Sound Relief Concerts Lift Sales Down Under

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Kings of Leon were among the acts to enjoy major sales spikes following their appearance at Australia's Sound Relief charity concerts, held simultaneously March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 30 acts performe ...

  9. Sound Relief Concerts Raise $3.3 Million

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The historic twin Australian Sound Relief concerts at the weekend were a mighty success, organizers and onlookers have declared. The bushfire benefit event, held simultaneously at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground on Satur ...

  10. Soggy Sound Relief Sydney Concert A Success

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Heavy rain fell on the Sound Relief artist parade in Sydney today, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands who came. The biggest highlights of the day came thanks to first act Coldplay, and the Presets who delivered a s ...

  11. Coldplay, Kings Of Leon For Bushfire Benefit

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson and a reunited Midnight Oil lead the star-studded line-up for Australia's March 14 bushfire and flood benefit concerts, to be held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne under the Sound Relief tag-line. A ...

  12. Cut Copy, Presets Make AMP Shortlist

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cut Copy's breakthrough sophomore album "In Ghost Colours" and labelmates Presets' rampaging album "Apocalypso" have both landed on the shortlist for the 2008 Australian Music Prize, due to be presented March 13. The ...

  13. Kings Of Leon Rule Down Under

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon's fourth studio album "Only By The Night" (Sony) was the best-selling album of the year just ended Down Under, according to the Australian Recording Industry Association. "Only By The Night" enjoyed a four-we ...

  14. Presets Win Triple J Award

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australian electronic duo the Presets' all-conquering sophomore set "Apocalypso" (Modular/Universal Music Australia) has capped off the awards season with another pair of gongs, taking out top honors over the weekend at the 2008 J A ...

  15. ARIA Awards Keep On Giving

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recent ARIA Awards has contributed to knock-on sales spikes for a whole raft of performers and winners. Albums by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, the Presets and Gabriella Cilmi are among the chief beneficiaries of the televised Oct. 19 industry ...

  16. Debut Acts Dominate ARIA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Debut acts Gabriella Cilmi (Mushroom/Warner) and Sam Sparro (Island/Universal) lead the nominations for the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, to be held in Sydney Oct. 19. The 16-year-old Cilmi has six nominations, and Sparr ...

  17. BMW Drives Aussie Campaign With Presets Tune

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Car-maker BMW Group Australia has teamed with electro-dance duo the Presets to market its new 1 Series coupe and convertible models to a younger first-time BMW buyer. The Sydney-based act, signed to Modular/Universal, debuted at No. 1 on the Austr ...