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the AU interview: Tom Meighan of Kasabian (Leicester) on critics, "48:18" & the two biggest shows of his career.

Kasabian have had a long running love affair with their Australian fans. Maybe it's the shared innate raucous behaviour that both share when it comes to getting loose at a rock and roll show. Perhaps it's a shared and well-respected ethos of not giving a fuck about the hard stuff. Regardless, it's evident that whenever the band has been through the country, festival or headline tour, the people have responded. And responded well. The Leicester four-piece are going to be back in the country for a run of shows this August with new album 49:18 raring to go.

Eating with the AU: PJ Gallagher's Irish Pub - Leichhardt (Sydney)

Criminally, there aren't many restaurants around Sydney where you can really settle down and enjoy hearty Irish fare. This is especially unfortunate during winter, seeing as there is nothing better than digging deep into Irish cuisine while enjoying a creamy smooth guinness. PJ Gallagher's has you covered for this, with several pub venues across the city, offering everything that's great about a cosy, friendly local pub, as well as a focus on traditional and satisfying Irish pub grub.

the AU interview: Matt and George of The 1975 (UK) on touring the globe, Bastille, Metallica & a third return to Australia in 2014...

Larry interviewed Matthew Healy and George Daniel from The 1975 in Sydney, Australia while they were in town for a Splendour in the Grass sideshow. In part one, we talk about their second visit to Australia this year - discover that they have plans to return before the year is out - and find out how their manic touring schedule has been treating them since they last were in Oz for the Big Day Out.

the AU interview at T in the Park: The Magic Numbers (UK) talk about their long awaited new album "Alias"!

In just a couple of weeks, UK quartet The Magic Numbers will finally be delivering their long awaited fourth album Alias onto our eardrums. While I was in Scotland a couple of weeks ago covering T in the Park, I got to spend some time with the group backstage and over a beer, conducted an interview where we reflected on their time between records, talked about this one and found out if we'll ever get them back to Australia! Watch it here:

Gettin' to know the Glaswegians #03: WHITE

Back in June, we featured the single "Living Fiction" from a band called Glasgow called WHITE. It was a track I loved so much I gave it a 10/10 score in my single review. As we take some time to feature bands out of the city, it wouldn't have been complete without taking a moment to get to know these guys a bit better. After all, they do live in a world of mystery... So let's take a moment...

Photo Gallery: The 1975 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (27.07.14)

The 1975 played two massive shows in Melbourne earlier in the week, and Samantha Thomson was there to bring us this photo gallery of the boys in action at The Hi-Fi Bar.

the AU interview: Andy Babiuk of The Empty Hearts (USA) talks studios, monster movies and their debut album!

Getting things done. That’s what The Empty Hearts have been all about in their short existence. Well, short compared the oodles of experience the current member have playing in like The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics as well as bassist Andy’s Babiuk’s own legendary garage rock outfit, The Chesterfield Kings. Here’s what Andy had to say to Philippe Perez about getting together making this new outfit as enjoyable as he can.

the AU interview: Actress Helen Dallimore discusses her role in Bell Shakespeare's adaptation of Moliere's "Tartuffe"

When Tartuffe was first performed in 1664 it created the greatest scandal of writer, Molière’s career and is now considered one of the greatest, classical theatre roles. The name “Tartuffe” is often synonymous with “The imposter” or “The hypocrite” because the play’s lead character is the physical embodiment of these traits despite his attempts at feigning religious virtue and piety.

Win 40 hours of studio time thanks to Studios 301!

All milestones deserve a celebration! To thank the now 40,000 FANS on the Studios 301 facebook they are giving away 40 HOURS of Studio time. FIVE lucky people will each win an 8 hour session at one of the studios.

Album Review: Morrissey - World Peace is None of Your Business (2014 LP)

Poetic and grudge fuelled, Morrissey resumes his polarising solo career with studio album number 10, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. It’s a wrestle with relevance that aging icons face as every new release is met with a healthy dose of cynicism, but veterans don’t always show their age. Bowie nailed it with The Next Day, as did Tom Waits with Bad As Me but Morrissey misses the mark of true reinvention on this effort.

New Music Video: Teen "Tied Up Tied Down" (2014)

"Tied Up Tied Down" is the second single from the new album The Way And Color by New York electro-pop outfit Teen. It's dark, minimalistic and features the band's trademark vocal harmonies, provided by three sisters: lead singer Teeny Lieberson, keyboardist Lizzie Lieberson and drummer Katherine Lieberson.

Photo Gallery: Wild Beasts + Jesse Davidson - Manning Bar, Sydney (28.07.14)

As the run of Splendour in the Grass sideshows draws to a close, Evelyn Tjia brings us photos from Wild Beasts and Jesse Davidson at the Manning Bar in Sydney:

Live Review: Courtney Barnett - Shuba's Tavern, Chicago (30.07.14)

It feels a bit like a dream now. It wasn't long after I'd dropped my luggage off and had that post-long haul flight shower that I was headed out to see my first Lollapalooza presented show in Chicago. An easy 20 minute subway ride out of downtown is the bar and live music venue, Shuba's Tavern. It's a cosy spot with a large stage, though you wouldn't expect as much to look at the joint from the street. Having hosted the likes of The War on Drugs and Death Cab For Cutie over the years, tonight saw a huge sold out show for Melbourne's Courtney Barnett, no doubt fresh off a flight from Australia herself.

Perfume release Singapore World Tour dates

Japanese Pop and electro queens Perfume, will be taking on Singapore for their Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd Live in Singapore. The girls behind Perfume are famous for exciting and vibrant concerts and have been on several successful international tours. Perfume has adapted the sounds and concepts behind the group’s image throughout their 14-year career, to successfully conquer international fan bases.

Live Review: Foster the People + Gang of Youths - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (29.07.14)

On one particularly warm winter’s night in July, hundreds of eager fans lined themselves along Enmore Road, Newtown, anticipating the performance of one of the most celebrated acts in alternative music - Foster the People. The expectations were high for the Los Angeles band, who made a stopover at the Enmore Theatre as part of their numerous Splendour In The Grass sideshows. Only minutes into their set, it was as clear as day that that they were not going to be a disappointment. This night would be one to remember.