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the AU interview: The 1975's Matty and George open up about the realities of Fame, Fandom and Success.

In Part Two of our interview series with The 1975 (not pictured), Matty and George open up honestly about how they feel about Fame, Fandom and Success after a relentless year on the road. Matty talks about how he struggles to say no to his fans, how he was originally fascinated by the idea of being sexualised through fame, and about how he's now coming to terms with the realities of day to day life that comes along with it... "The Price of Fame" perhaps?

Hello Asia! Interview: Sarah Àlainn (Sydney) talks about her Japanese music career and second album

Sydney raised, Japan based multi-instrumental artist and singer Sarah Àlainn has been making waves over in the Japanese music scene. Firstly with her song "Beyond The Sky" for the Nintendo Wii game Xenoblade, to releasing her debut album "Celeste", Sarah is a critically acclaimed artist with an impressive body of work in the Japanese market. Sarah took some time out from recording her second album to sit and chat with Hello Asia editor Johnny Au in Tokyo about her career so far and what's in store for the future.

Live Review: Circa Waves + Mt Warning - Newtown Social Club, Sydney (29.07.14)

Back in 2006 in England you could go down to your local Barfly venue on most nights and see a band like Circa Waves. They may not have been at the same standard, but there were a wealth of fresh faced young boys playing spiky guitar pop. They have since been replaced by a wave of synth playing dance groups, so it was refreshing when the spiky riffs of 'Stuck in My Teeth' first spilt out from Triple J. A killer riff with a great hook that carried a sense of emergency and lyrics brimming with youthful anxiety. Their headline show, the only of the tour which didn’t pull a sold out crowd, certainly earmarked them as ones to watch for the future.

New Music Video: Beck "Heart is a Drum" (2014)

Earlier this week, Beck snuck out a new Black and White video for "Heart Is a Drum", directed by Sophie Muller. The clip sees Beck encountering figures from his past and comes from the track of his celebrated album Morning Phase. You can watch the video here:

The Creases (Brisbane) Playlist: Our Nine Favourite Tracks

This time last week, Brisbane's The Creases were kicking off their weekend at Splendour in the Grass, and now, for the weekend that follows, they have delivered everyone a playlist of their favourite tracks for you to enjoy... From Har Mar Superstar all the way to Mr. Blobby, this list is an eclectic mix, and exclusive to the AU... enjoy!

Theatre Review: Macbeth starring Hugo Weaving - Sydney Theatre Company (Performances through September 27th)

The fire is burning and the cauldron is bubbling on the stage of the Sydney Theatre Company as it presents Macbeth, starring Hugo Weaving in the titular role.

Eating with the AU: The Golden Sheaf Winter Menu - Double Bay (Sydney)

The Golden Sheaf is something of an institution in Sydney’s east but for this writer, hailing from the north side, it was an unknown quantity. My guest and I had ventured to the hotel to trial their new winter menu and given how much we enjoyed it and the warm atmosphere we’ll likely be returning soon.

Theatre Review: Molière's Tartuffe - Sydney Opera House (Performances Until August 23)

Tartuffe is a 17th century classic and a visceral theatrical experience. The play was originally written by Molière and was received with scandal as he satirised and poked fun at religion, human vices and the other follies that people possess. The current adaptation by the Bell Shakespeare company features a script by Justin Flemming and is a wry, clever and funny night out that will have you simultaneously laughing and slapping your foreheads from the seats.

The State of Affairs: Latest Music Industry News - 1st August 2014

In This Issue: Cherry Bar raises a record-breaking amount in their crowd-funding campaign, DT3 win NT Song of the Year, Three Six Zero launches a label, Blue Note releases an app and the Melbourne Music Bank returns with Ella Hooper as ambassador, plus all the signings and the ARIA charts.

New Music Video: Karen O "Rapt" (2014)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O will release her full-length solo debut, Crush Songs, on September 5th, and this single is the first cut from one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the year. Clocking in at under two minutes, it's a kooky, catchy number that only adds to the hype surrounding the album.

Exclusive Video Feature: A-League All Stars Joshua Rose and Storm Roux explore the Italian Food of Sydney ahead of Juventus F.C. match.

Food & Lifestyle on the AU review spends the day with Joshua Rose and Storm Roux - Defenders from the Central Coast Mariners - who will be playing as part of the A-League All Stars squad against Italian side Juventus F.C. in a special showcase match on August 10th at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, 7:30pm.

Ticket Information for 2014 B1A4 Road Trip in Australia

Australian BANAs! Today is the day that tickets for 2014 B1A4 Road Trip in Australia goes on sale. Make sure you are ready at 4pm on Friday 1st of August for your chance to secure the best tickets.

the AU interview: Tom Meighan of Kasabian (Leicester) on critics, "48:13" & 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 48:13 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.