AU ABROAD

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CURRENT SWELL

the AU interview at Ottawa Bluesfest: Current Swell (Canada) talk about Australia, writing and recording


Photo Credit: Lillie Louise Photography

We sat down with Canadian roots rock band Current Swell while they were touring for Bluesfest in Ottawa. They have played at this festival twice before, however they are still amazed by it: “It’s really crazy how big it is and for how many days it goes on and its massive”. In the interview the band talk about Bluesfest, playing in Australia, writing and recording, and more. Click through to listen to full interview...

Live Review: RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa Day Seven ft. The Gaslight Anthem + Current Swell + Run The Jewels and more! (15.07.15)


Photo: Run The Jewels. Captured by Mark Horton.

North American Hip Hop was a dominating force on the 7th day of the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa, though a last minute cancellation from De La Soul may have disappointed some (this writer included! They always put on a great show). US powerhouse Run The Jewels, Canadian rapper , local MC G. Grand (who filled in for De La Soul) and Montreal duo Heartstreets all showed off their take on the genre to great response. Alongside them were modern blues icons, one of Canada's biggest pop rock bands, a Scottish group playing their first show in eight months and one of Canada's finest psych rock bands.

Photo Gallery: RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa Day Seven ft. The Gaslight Anthem + Run The Jewels + CHVRCHES and more... (15.07.15)

Day Seven of RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa include artists such as The Gaslight Anthem, Run The Jewels, CHVRCHES, G.GRAND, Hedley and many more. Check out the photos from this fantastic event and stayed tuned for the full review of Ottawa Bluesfest Day Seven's events.

Album News Weekly: 24th April 2014

In This Issue: After the long weekend we're back into it this week, with big announcements from Australian favourites Angus and Julia Stone, and The Amity Affliction. Overseas and Current Swell, Luka Bloom, and Crowd Company are releasing records left, right, and centre. Also locally, Fishing are coming out with an album, Pharaoh's Playground have one for us, and there's heaps more inside!!

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 5 Part 1 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (01.04.13)

The final day of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 starts with Kim Churchill, Newton Faulkner, Current Swell, Allen Stone, Kitty Daisy & Lewis (pictured above) and Zac Brown Band. Photos by Johnny Au

Album Review: Current Swell - Long Time Ago (2013 LP)

Canadian rockers Current Swell have released their fourth studio album, a mix of cruisy folk surf, some country rock and a chunk of 90's alt angst.

Festival Review: Peats Ridge Festival, Day 3 - Glenworth Valley (31.12.12)

The last day of the festival starts hotter than any other and both the heat and the excitement of the night to come rip campers out of their tents from 7am onwards, regardless of what time they got in there.

Jason Mraz and more added to the Bluesfest 2013 line up!

It just doesn't stop with the 2013 Bluesfest.

In yet ANOTHER artist announcement the Easter weekend festival held in Byron Bay will be hosting another group of musicians next year! Dazzling fans of the festival once more in a matter of weeks, the organisers behind the annual Bluefest are proud to announce the following artists to feature on the 2013 line up:

Jason Mraz
Manu Chao & La Ventura
Mark Seymour and The Undertow
Chris Smither