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the AU interview: Our Man in Berlin (Perth) talks about their EP "Is It Right?" and their final headline show for 2014!

Perth five piece Our Man In Berlin are playing their final headline show for 2014 next Friday night so our very own Sosefina Fuamoli caught up with them to talk about the show, their recently release EP Is It Right? and much more!

the AU interview: Matt Walters (Melbourne) talks "NightWalk", CMJ, "Melbourne Goodbye" and Tori Amos!

With his long awaited new album NightWalk out on Monday, November 3rd, we caught up with Melbourne's Matt Walters to talk about the long road to releasing the record, his past year of travelling across North America - including a recent CMJ debut - and much more. Oh and we ask him about pizza, too. Don't miss Matt when he supports Tori Amos around the country!

the AU interview: Nick Diener of The Swellers (USA) talks about Farewell Tour, Soundwave and life on the road.

Residing from Flint, Michigan, The Swellers have called it day. With their farewell tours coming up, as well as being part of the massive lineup for Soundwave next year, it's safe to say that the band will be saying goodbye with a bang. With constant label switching, band members coming and going as well as being broke half the time, Nick Diener has no regrets about anything.

the AU interview: Cody Carson of Set It Off (USA) talks about new album "Duality" and his journey as a musician.

For their follow-up to 2012's Cinematics, Florida's Set It Off have unleashed Duality, a record that's been well-received by fans. From working his ass off in his clarinet performance major, to singing on stage with one of his favourite bands and to now being in a band of his own, it's musicians like Cody Carson which make me realise how important it is to give it your best shot while you can because in the words of Coldplay, "if you never try, you'll never know, just what you're worth."

the AU interview: Imogen Heap (UK) talks about new album, "Sparks" and recent website launch.

Having just released her new record, Sparks, Imogen Heap has a fine eye to detail when it comes to creativity. She creates her own music, writes her own songs and of course, does her own mixing and production for them too. With the success of her 2009 release Ellipse, she earned herself a Grammy for Best Engineered Album in the Non-Classical Category. Just recently, she also co-wrote and produced a song with elegant pop star Taylor Swift for her recent release, 1989. For a low-key musician, I wouldn't necessarily say she's been quiet as of recently and with a baby due anytime now, she still managed to accomplish many things, even during her pregnancy.

the AU interview: Cygnus of Ne Obliviscaris (Melbourne)

Ne Obliviscaris stormed the metal world with their debut album Portal of I, earning rare praise for their combination of progressive metal, black metal and even flamenco guitar. Now they're back with their second album, Citadel, due out 7th November. We sat down with bassist Cygnus aka. Brendan Brown and talked through the new album, how their sound has evolved and metal as a genre.

the AU interview: Itch (UK) talks "Another Man" single success, Matisyahu, his debut LP "The Deep End" and Australia.

We interviewed growing UK sensation ITCH during his first every Australian visit to talk about the success of his Platinum single "Another Man", working with Red Bull Records on his debut full length album The Deep End, recording a track with Matisyahu performing on the ACRAs and what his future touring plans in Australia are...

the AU interview: Dustin O'Halloran of A Winged Victory for the Sullen (Berlin) talks origins, atomos, and more

Acclaimed Berlin ambient duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen are currently preparing for their first tour of Australia, which includes an intimate show in Sydney's The Basement and a performance as part of Melbourne Music Week. We caught up with Dustin, one half of the duo, to talk about their latest album, their origins, how they approach composition, and more.

the AU Interview: Ariel Pink (Los Angeles) talks his new album, touring, Madonna and collaborating with Sky Ferreira

the AU’s Aidan Hogg talks to Ariel Pink about recording his new album Pom Pom, collaborating (or “overseeing”) work with Sky Ferreira and the PS22 Chorus, and the Madonna controversy.

the AU interview: Ruby Boots (Perth) talks Americana and Inspiration

Ahead of her appearance on Wednesday night as part of the Country and Inner Western night at Goodgod in Sydney, we catch up with Ruby Boots to talk about how she got started as a musician, who inspires her, the genre of Americana and we find out what is coming next from the Perth based Artist.

the AU interview: Sampology (Brisbane) talks Daniel Merriweather, "Shine a Light" and touring India.

Sampology's single "Shine a Light" has been making waves around the country, featuring the one and only Daniel Merriweather. While he was at BIGSOUND last month we caught up with Sam to talk about the single - which merges Brazilian music, gospel choir music and soul - looks ahead to his Australian tour and talks about his trip to India, and it being "definitely the most different place [he's] ever been in [his] life".

The AU Interview: Ben Ottewell (UK) talks acoustic sounds, Gomez and his solo album 'Rattlebag'

Ben Ottewell sat down with the AU review to chat up his latest piece of work, Rattlebag. The album is an interesting set of acoustic pop with a wistful fell about it, which is somewhat becoming an evolution to his first album, Shapes and Shadows. Ben is currently in Australia for the squillenth time, but it’ll be all alone and in a very intimate setting in cute venues.

the AU interview: John Barrett (Mississippi) talks the new Bass Drum of Death record and more!

John Barrett of Bass Drum of Death clues the AU in on the band's new album Rip This, as well as reflecting n the experience of making the album with a new creative process and approach in mind. If you're a fan of the music, there's some good Australian news in the works as well!

the AU interview: Shane Nicholson (Central Coast, NSW) talks inspiration and Americana.

Ahead of his appearance on Wednesday night as part of the Country and Inner Western night at Goodgod in Sydney, we catch up with Shane Nicholson to talk about how he got started as a musician, who inspires him, the genre of Americana and we find out what is coming next from the Australian Roots/Country/Folk Artist.

the AU interview: Lanie Lane (Sydney via Melbourne) talks about her new album "Night Shade" (Out Now)

Last week, Larry Heath sat down with Melbourne based Lanie Lane to talk about her brand new album Night Shade (which was released on Friday), the long awaited follow up to her breakthrough album To The Horses.