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the AU interview at Canadian Music Week: Tom West (Adelaide) talks new releases, his writing process, and plans for the rest of 2015

Adelaide's Tom West has been busy immersing himself in the writing process, promoting his new EP and looking forward to seeing his dog again. We find out how Canada's been treating him and where to next. Canada seems to be a home away from home for quite a few musicians these days: 'I've been here a couple of times which I'm very happy about and I like it a lot....it does feel weirdly like home'. Click through for the full interview...

Courtney Barnett reaches number one on the CMJ college radio charts in the USA; added to Glastonbury Lineup

Adding to the list of accolades that Courtney Barnett has been receiving at home and abroad since the release of her debut record Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, the record just hit number one on US based chart service CMJ, beating out the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Dan Deacon (who was at the top of the charts last week) and Modest Mouse. We should also sneak in the fact that she was just announced for the lineup for Glastonbury 2015 for the second consecutive year!

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.