the AU review sits down with Rohin Brown, Jay Bird and Paul Mclean - aka Sydney rock trio The Walking Who - for an exclusive interview to talk about their new single "With Roses" (which you can listen to below), their latest shows and much more...
Meredith had a chat with Jason Byrne recently as he flew from press commitment to press commitment! Besides giving us a sneak peek of what’s to come for his comedy tour You Name The Show! he also discussed important issues like why punters in Sydney are different to audiences in Brisbane and the joys of terrible sleeping patterns. Read on to see what the witty and affable Dublin-based comedian had to say.
It has been six years since Jenny Lewis released any music is solely hers. That's not to say that she hasn't been busy – she recently contributed to new material by The Postal Service, released an album with Johnathan Rice under the Jenny & Johnny moniker and contributed a collaborative song with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij for the TV series Girls. Her busy schedule hasn't been all-creative however. Jenny had to deal the break up of her band Rilo Kiley in those six years and the death of her father culminated in the reflective songwriting that is seen in her upcoming release, The Voyager. She spoke to Philippe Perez about those busy and arduous six years.
Gabby Young returns after a heavy dose of touring with her third album One Foot In Front Of The Other, an eclectic mix of operatic classical jazzy folk choir that works together like one of Young's artful outfits.
Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Owen Rabbit is soon to be taking his debut single "Police Car" on tour around the country next month and we're excited to see how his live sets play out! There's a decent amount of hype building around this lad and to find out more about him in the lead up to it, the AU threw some questions his way.
Powerhouse Elefant Traks vocalist Jane Tyrell has stepped out on her own with her new single "Wild Waters". Taken from her forthcoming solo record, to be released through Elefant Traks later this year, Tyrell's notable smoky smooth style is seen throughout "Wild Waters" - the imagery constructed within the lyrics and the music is stunning and really, we didn't expect anything less from this talented lady.
In This Issue: Seems a bit like an 'all stars' list this week, with some real big hitters coming out with new releases. Lady Antebellum, Biffy Clyro, Alvvays, Justin Townes Earle, RUFUS and a heaps of others are releasing new stuff, so get on it!
Sure, music is rightfully going to be your main focus for Splendour In The Grass, but navigating the diverse line-up is going to be much, much more enjoyable without the added weight of stress the entire weekend. Stress is an inevitable result of poor planning when it comes to multi-day camping festivals, so unless you're forking out extra to stay off-site, you might want to remember these essential tips so you can run around all day without a care in the world.
the AU review presents these exclusive, live and acoustic sessions filmed backstage at T in the Park 2014 of local Scottish bands Model Aeroplanes and The Moon Kids.
Departures (Okuribito) is a simple, Japanese film about some big subjects: love, life and death. This existential family drama was the winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2009. It is also a subtle and nuanced story where a Zen-like air means that even though the final message is poignant and meaningful, it is clouded by the slow and repetitive rituals that precede it.
SISTAR made their comeback today at their Premier Media Showcase at the Ilchi Art Hall today in Seoul, South Korea. Sistar's comeback is fun, summery and very very catchy! True to Sistar's style, the songs demonstrate both their vocal abilities and strength of their dancing.
Sydney’s The Preatures are one of Australia’s most promising acts at the moment. With attitude aplenty, the five-piece makes interesting, retro-inspired music that couldn’t be recreated by any other act. They hit The Metro Theatre on their Two Tone Tour for a sold-out, hometown show that was bound to be a killer show, and boy, did they deliver!
Recorded during the T in the Park Festival in Scotland, listen to the AU review's exclusive chat with Barry McKenna of Scottish band Twin Atlantic, talking about their forthcoming new record Great Divide, their time at T in the Park (again), the likelihood of (finally) getting them down to Australia and much more!
K-Pop girl group SISTAR held their Premier Media Showcase for the brand new comeback M/V "Touch My Body" and the new EP "Touch N Move" today. Hello Asia editor Johnny Au was invited along to photograph the showcase at the Ilchi Art Hall in Seoul, South Korea.
I saw maybe five minutes of Bleachers' performance in Texas earlier in the year at SXSW, definitely not enough to form any kind of opinion of a band. I knew the basics. The band was the new project of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff and as still a baby of band, releasing debut single "I Wanna Get Better" this February. The debut album from the New York 'power-indie' act, Strange Desire, is out now and came as a complete blindside for me. Without a doubt, this album is one of my favourites of 2014 and I think before long, Bleachers will be a name many are going to be switching on to.