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the AU interview: Gustav Wood of Young Guns (UK) talks recording process for "Ones and Zeros" and music journey

It's been a huge year for British alternative-rockers, Young Guns. Since releasing their new record, Ones and Zeros, the band recently wrapped up a headline tour in the UK and will be doing several overseas trips to treat international fans with anthemic and powerful tracks. The band's visit to Australia has been long overdue but they are doing the best they can to relive their experiences since their two trips in both 2011's Counter Revolution and being Tonight Alive's support act in 2012. We took the opportunity to speak with frontman, Gustav Wood about the inner workings of the new record, working with producer Steve Osborne and their musical progression.

Album Review: Young Guns - Ones and Zeros (2015 LP)

UK-based alternative rock band, Young Guns are in my opinion, underrated in the scene of music they are already in. To see them go at great lengths with their last two studio records while maintaining a loyal fanbase is an achievement itself. The last time I saw the band live was back in 2012 when they were supporting Tonight Alive in their Sydney show at Manning Bar, replacing US rock band, The Dangerous Summer. Before this last-minute change was made, I was already aware of how incredible their music was and I can tell you now that Ones and Zeros has that same continuum of expertise; the genuine and uplifting songs that create an atmosphere which lighten the spirits of those that need it most. It instills a pathway for progression and creativity that reflects a quality album.

Festival Review: Soundwave Festival Sydney (Day 2) - Sydney Olympic Park (01.03.15)

Day 2 of Soundwave brought in more Sydney goers compared to Saturday’s festivities. With the lineup being catered to mainly pop punk fans as well as the metalheads too, it was riveting to see what the second day had in store. I liked the idea of spending my weekend at Soundwave; it was like taking a holiday by seeing your favourite bands live.

Photo Gallery: Soundwave Festival [Day 2 Part 1] - Sydney Olympic Park (01.03.15)

The first part of our photo gallery of Soundwave Festival Day 2 in Sydney featured artists such as Killer Be Killed, Tonight Alive, The Vandals, All Time Low, Papa Roach, Exodus and Marilyn Manson (pictured above). Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: Soundwave Festival (Day 1) - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (28.02.15)

Soundwave, the undeniable king of summer festivals, has stepped it up a notch this year with the expansion of two days and a vertible slay of headliners including Slipknot, Faith No More, Slash, The Smashing Pumpkins, and the finest undercard for quite a few years.

Festival Photos: Soundwave Festival Adelaide (Day Two) - Bonython Park (22.02.15)

The second massive day of the Soundwave Festival hit Adelaide with another scorcher. Slipknot and Marilyn Manson headlined the main stage, but there was plenty more from The Smashing Pumpkins, Judas Priest, smoking hot band The Butcher Babies plus Japanese hardcore bands Coldrain and Crossfaith. John Goodridge was front and centre to bring you this collection of photos.

Festival Review: Soundwave Festival Adelaide (Day Two) - Bonython Park (22.02.15)

Oh man, Soundwave Day Two just kicked Soundwave Day One right in it's 40 degree face. Don't get me wrong, Saturday was fun, it was a good time, but man. Sunday just knocked it right out of the park.

5 Bands Not to Miss at Soundwave 2015!

Photo: Soundwave Adelaide, 2014. John Goodridge.

Soundwave will be kicking off for another year this weekend, with a huge amount of bands from around the world set to represent for all different areas of the rock and heavy spectrum. Planning one's day and night at the festival has been a nightmare in the past, given the sheer amount of bands on offer, but with the event split into two days, we imagine some of these clash issues won't be a problem (as much). We take a look at just a few of the bands we're keen for, and will be checking out once Soundwave rolls through our respective cities!

the AU interview: Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive (Sydney) talks Soundwave, new music and more!

One of the drawcard bands for many people set to attend the Soundwave Festival tour this year would have to be Sydney's own Tonight Alive. Establishing themselves as a formidable and energetic band to be watching both at home in Australia and now abroad, the pop punk act are set to make their anticipated return to the national festival after first making an appearance on the Soundwave tour back in 2012. Frontwoman Jenna McDougall took some time out to chat with me recently about what playing the main stage at Soundwave means to her and the band.

Tour Updates: Confession, Say Anything, Torche and more!

In this issue: Confession announce local support acts for "The Life and Death Australian Tour" plus new show, Support acts for Say Anything announced, Torche cancels Perth show, American Authors make Melbourne and Sydney shows all ages, Devildriver and Whitechapel announce support acts, along with support acts also announced for You Me At Six and Tonight Alive's joint show!

Faith No More, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson and Slipknot lead 2015 Soundwave announcement.

Soundwave promised to be huge in 2015 and with this morning's delivery, it certainly delivered! Now set to be held over two days in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, a massive line up of international and Australian artists have been announced, with one set two play the first day and another to play the second. Leading the line up is the likes of Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot and Slash for both days, while Marilyn Manson makes his return, along with the likes of Lamb of God, All Time Low and Of Mice & Men.

Album Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack (2014 Compilation)

Music is honestly the best gift in the entire world and if I had the choice of losing my hearing or eyesight forever, I’d choose my eyesight because without my hearing, music would cease to exist in my life and the thought of that makes me want to cry.

Festival Review: Vans Warped Tour - Ellis Park, Adelaide (09.12.13)

If you were one of the millions of kids who cut their teeth on pop-punk and skate-punk in the late nineties and early-to-mid 2000s, the Vans Warped Tour was pretty much hallowed ground. I distinctly remember following the coverage of the American Warped Tours every year in high school, drooling over the line ups, following Buzznet blogs, watching videos and reading interviews. It was my dream to go over and follow the tour for myself at some point, although I'm not sure how I thought I was going to afford it.