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the AU interview: Peter Bibby (Melbourne) Talks Touring America, SXSW, Recording, Writing, Tame Impala and FKA TWIGS

Photo Credit: Pete Dovgan

Recently, the AU review sat down with the guitar-wielding, Melbourne-dwelling, Peter Bibby, at this year’s Laneway Festival. In part one of this two-part interview we discuss touring with fellow Laneway artist Mac Demarco’s mum and playing BIGSOUND 2014.

Watch Peter Bibby perform "Home Alone" for the AU sessions

the AU review presents Melbourne based artist Peter Bibby performing his track "Home Alone" in a park in Sydney - live, exclusively and acoustically for the AU sessions. Watch the performance after the jump (and head over to our Instagram channel to enjoy him taking over our feed...):

Photo Gallery: Pond + Peter Bibby - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (05.02.15)

Pond blasted Oxford Art Factory with their psychedelic sounds on their Laneway Festival sideshow supported by their mate Peter Bibby. Pete Dovgan brings you the photos.

Festival Review: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Brisbane (31.01.15)

The Laneway Festival is back doing the rounds once again, and this is the year that it seems to have come back at us with an incredibly solid line-up. From FKA twigs to Perfect Pussy, Courtney Barnett to Banks, Mac DeMarco to Pond and to top it off, the choice of Flight Facilities or Flying Lotus - it is clear Laneway has delivered.

Meg Mac, Remi, Kirin J Callinan and more added to the SXSW Music line up!

SXSW have released another round of musicians from around the world who will be joining the massive music program as part of their 2015 program overnight, featuring a strong line up of Australian artists who are sure to make their impact in Austin next March! Included on SXSW Music's third round are the likes of Meg Mac, Remi, Kirin J Callinan and Tkay Maidza, while on an international level, punters can be expecting the likes of Circa Waves, Best Coast, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Marina and the Diamonds to showcase!

POND confirm Laneway Festival sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne this February!

We're gearing up for the Laneway Festival already and with this morning's announcement that POND have added some special headline shows to their festival run, we're even more excited for the annual Laneway tour to kick off! The band will be showcasing their new album, Man It Feels Like Space Again, at two shows in Melbourne and Sydney next month, the first opportunities fans will have aside from their festival appearances to see some of this anticipated new material in full flight, as it were.

Single Stream: Peter Bibby "Hates My Boozin'" (2014)

Melbourne troubadour Peter Bibby is set to release his brand new single "Hates My Boozin'", which is lifted from his forthcoming debut album Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician. Written when Bibby was "really drunk, for the thousandth time, and my girlfriend got really upset at me and told me I need to stop drinking or else she would leave me," the song is part Dylanesque defiance, part boozy ballad.

Future Islands, FKA twigs, St Vincent and more on the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival!

After much speculation and wondering, the line up for the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival has been announced with a list of artists that has indeed impressed. With the likes of Lorde, CHVRCHES and HAIM making the journey to Australia for the festival tour last year, the Laneway crew have gone and levelled up with their 2015 class, featuring some massive names including Future Islands, St Vincent, Flying Lotus and more.

Live Review: Pond + Doctopus + Peter Bibby - The Zoo, Brisbane (14.12.13)

In the future, when I think back to the time I saw Pond just before Christmas 2013, the main memories I'll have – besides the outstanding performance of the bands themselves – will be ones of sweat, perspiration, humidity, and even more sweat. That's what happens when Brisbane's aircon-less The Zoo is sold out in summer, but what the hell; it's Saturday night, the cold beers are flowing, and everyone's getting loose in preparation for Pond.

Photo Gallery: Pond + Doctopus + Peter Bibby - The Zoo, Brisbane (14.12.13)

Perth psychedelic rock band Pond bring their 'Hobo Rocket' tour to Brisbane with Doctopus and Peter Bibby coming along for support. Mark Tainton was there for the AU review to bring you these photos from the night.

Hand Games Zine hosting a tour to celebrate official zine launch!

Hand Games turned one back in March and celebrated by throwing a few shindigs around the place...seems like the only right thing to do! Now, they're bringing the party to you once more, as they officially launch their zine with some launch parties around the country.

This Is Nowhere Festival Drops Full Line Up

The This Is Nowhere Festival, set to be held on the University of Western Australia's campus this October, has just released the full line up. We'd already reported the first round of artists to appear earlier this year, but now we can bring the full line up to you!


Tortoise (USA)
Xiu Xiu (USA)
Beach Fossils (USA)
Grails (USA)
The Bank Holidays (VIC/WA)
New War (VIC)
Puro Instinct (USA)
High Tea (VIC)
Mayor Dadi

Gig Announcements: X, Soul of Sydney, Bits of Shit, Pharcyde, Tessa & The Typecast and more!

In this issue: X to perform their final show at the Espy, Soul of Sydney announce winter edition of their Block Party series, Bits of Shit launch vinyl at Yah Yahs, Pharcyde hits up the Espy for 20th anniversary show and more!