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the AU interview: Catching up with BC from Dune Rats (Brisbane) after CMJ 2014!

Of the Australian bands who were CMJ-bound in late October, Dune Rats were one of the highly-anticipated bands to see. Having had a brilliant 2014 of touring around the release of their debut record, the Brisbane trio have made great name for themselves in America as well as at home, with tours across the country bringing more praise and fans out in large numbers. Things are winding down for the Dunies, with Festival of the Sun marking their only big appearance before they hit up the Laneway Festival in early 2015. I get BC on the phone to find out how the US treated him, Danny and Brent.

Tour Diary: Matt Walters (Melbourne) at CMJ 2014 (Part Two)!

Melbourne's Matt Walters concludes his time in NYC for CMJ with a stop by the iconic MOMA, his North American radio debut and more! Check out the second part of his tour diary for the AU below.

Tour Diary: Matt Walters (Melbourne) at CMJ 2014 (Part One)!

Melbourne singer/songwriter Matt Walters recently enjoyed the spoils of New York City when he ventured out to the States for CMJ this year! He brings us some insights into how the trip treated him, no stranger to NYC, this time around in this, the first installment of his AU tour diary!

Tour Diary: Without Parachutes (Wollongong) at CMJ 2014 (Part Two)!

So, we’re finally back on Aussie soil and in full recovery mode from the most epic week of our lives. We had the best time in NYC for our US debut at CMJ and Sounds Australia’s Aussie BBQ. It was our first time playing overseas as a band, and we’re already frothing to get back. It was an incredible first trip. This is how it went down…

Tour Diary: Without Parachutes (Wollongong) at CMJ 2014 (Part One)!

So, we’re finally back on Aussie soil and in full recovery mode from the most epic week of our lives. We had the best time in NYC for our US debut at CMJ and Sounds Australia’s Aussie BBQ. It was our first time playing overseas as a band, and we’re already frothing to get back. It was an incredible first trip. This is how it went down…

Tour Diary: Sophie Hanlon (Sydney) in New York City for CMJ 2014!

My time at this year's CMJ had been ridiculously hectic, but well worth it. I have met some incredible people, made lots of new, exciting plans and have had a lot of fun performing around NYC. So much thanks to Sounds Australia for making it all happen.

the AU interview: Karl S. Williams reflects on travelling to New York for CMJ 2014!

Troubadour Karl S. Williams may be back in Australia, but he certainly hasn't stopped performing, currently touring around the country. Williams, recently back from New York and a run at CMJ, tells us about his experiences over there, who he managed to catch and what would bring him back to NYC in a heartbeat.

Reflecting on The Aussie BBQ at CMJ 2014 in New York City!

Dear Australian Friends, Remember me? I'm your long lost Aussie lady who you used to love, who moved away four years ago and now knows nothing of the Great Southern Land. The country where I live now is strange. They don't even know how to make barbies. It's like, chuck some snags on there and they look at me like I'm weird and then suggest putting on shrimp. It's confusing.

Tour Diary: In and around New York with Karl S. Williams for CMJ! (Part Two)

The talented Karl S. Williams was recently in New York City for CMJ and documented his experiences in the Big Apple for us! A stunning look at one of the biggest cities in the world from the perspective from one of our exciting writers and performers, check out the final part of Karl's collection of snaps below!

Tour Diary: In and around New York with Karl S. Williams for CMJ! (Part One)

The talented Karl S. Williams was recently in New York City for CMJ and documented his experiences in the Big Apple for us! A stunning look at one of the biggest cities in the world from the perspective from one of our exciting writers and performers, check out Karl's collection of snaps below!

the AU interview: Jimmi Laubscher of My Fiction (Brisbane) on CMJ and tackling New York as a band and as tourists!

You may have been following My Fiction's CMJ tour diaries on the AU over the past few weeks and by all counts, it's seemed like the band has been lapping up all the good times New York's been offering them! Guitarist Jimmi gives us more of an insight into their time abroad.

the AU interview: Tales in Space (Sydney) debrief on CMJ, difficulties of accomodation in NYC & the brilliance of US cuisine.

Sydney's Tales In Space jumped on the CMJ-bound Australian flights last month and share with us some nibbles of what their time in New York was like. Currently on their way home from the States, the duo talk eating on the cheap in NYC, utilising AirBnB like a bible and more.

the AU interview: Phebe Starr (Sydney) reflects on CMJ and performing in New York!

She may be living the Cali life in LA these days, but Sydney's Phebe Starr definitely represented for her hometown well during CMJ in New York last month. Now that the dust has begun to settle on what was again another successful run of conference and live music sessions, Phebe reflects on her time in the Big Apple and how CMJ treated her.

Tour Diary: My Fiction (Brisbane) in America for CMJ - Part Two!

So having touched down in New York City, we were in dire need of sleep (20hrs of flying does that). Therefore we did the exact opposite and jumped straight in the Whiskey Tavern. Our state of delirium didn't seem to bother any of the locals as we let our hair down under the ample rain & lights that greeted us, blaming our twisted sentences and nature on our tangled locks!

the AU interview: Josh Murphy of ME (Melbourne/Berlin) on CMJ!


Photo Credit: Marie Chatard

The Australian contingent of musicians who played CMJ in New York this year was possibly one of the strongest yet, representing a diverse industry Australia's been producing in recent times! Melbourne rockers ME, who have been based in Berlin for the past few years, took to New York in October and Josh Murphy clues us in on how the trip Stateside treated them.