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INTERVIEWS

Stumbled Upon #050 - Black Limousine (Brisbane)

In our 50th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Brisbane's Black Limousine, and chat about their upcoming self-titled EP and performing dirty blues pop through to retro alt. country and classic blues.

the AU interview: Dave Le'aupepe on growing up in a Samoan household, the current Gang of Youths tour & more!


Gang of Youths at the Oxford Art Factory, 2015. Photo: Johnny Au.

Dave Le'aupepe and his Gang of Youths band mates are somewhere in Melbourne about to get tattooed when he phones me. We're doing a last minute interview about the success of the tour they're currently on but he's forgotten to call at the right time, so when the call finally comes through, he's minutes away from getting his neck inked.

Stumbled Upon #049 - Love Like Hate (Brisbane)

In our 49th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Brisbane duo Love Like Hate , and chat about their upcoming English summer tour and get a sneak peak at their latest track Unnoticed.

the AU Interview: Ryan Fogwell and Tavis Cunningham on the musical "Chess"

It's hard to describe Chess, the musical composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA with lyrics by Tim Rice, with its intricate plot, complex characters and multitudinous themes of love, politics and war - one really has to see it to experience it. With such well known songs as "Anthem" and "One Night in Bangkok", this production has won countless fans all over the world and its original London production, starring Elaine Page and Murray Head, ran for three years on the West End. I spoke with Director Ryan Fogwell and lead Tavis Cunningham about the new production coming to Manly for its limited run at the end of May.

the AU interview: Jonathan Mooney of Other Lives (Oklahoma) talks on new LP, Radiohead and more

Being influenced by highly acclaimed alternative rock band, Radiohead, it's clear that three-piece indie-rock band, Other Lives put a sense of passion and feeling in their music. Coming from Stillwater, Oklahoma, the band feel that their latest album, Rituals is their best work and as they grow as a band, the bond they have with each other strengthens as well. Guitarist of the band, Jonathan Mooney shares his insights about his music journey, how the sound development of Rituals came about and the importance of finding a niche for experimentation in the music they create...

Getting to know AU Sessions performer Emma Beau

Emma Beau is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter from Sydney. the AU talks to her in anticipation of her performance at the AU sessions on the 26th of May. Here, Emma talks about her debut EP, influences, live shows, and future plans. Check out the full interview and see more information on the performance below.

The AU interview: Ash London from Shazam Top 20 on the music industry, mental health and more

Ash London is one half of the new radio show Shazam Top 20 and quickly becoming a regular face and voice in Australian media, having already hosted the Aria’s red carpet and The Loop on Channel 10. In this interview, she opens up in an honest chat about the music industry, mental health, how much she likes brunch, and much much more. Click through for the full article...

the AU interview: Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio (LA) on their latest album Seeds & coming to Australia for VIVID Live!

Ahead of their tour to Australia for shows in Melbourne and the Vivid Festival in the Sydney Opera house, Tunde Adebimpe, lead singer of TV on the Radio chats to John Goodridge about their fifth album Seeds.

The AU Interview: Hoodoo Gurus' Dave Faulkner talks about songwriting & reminisces about a brilliant career in music

Dave Faulkner is considered part of Australia’s musical royalty. The Hoodoo Gurus frontman and member of Persian Rugs, The Victims and other rock bands is a funny and articulate character who knows a lot about music. His hits, “What’s My Scene?” and “Like Wow-Wipeout” plus a larger overall discography including work on various film soundtracks and commercials is all very varied and exciting to listen to and shows what a highly creative individual this man is.

Stumbled Upon #048 - Sam Wright (Townsville)

In our 48th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet the charming Sam Wright from Townsville and chat about his friends influencing his songs and his latest single, "Make It So".

the AU Interview: Professor Tamara Munzner & the CSIRO's Christian Stolte discuss how to create great visualisations


Photo credit: Janis Franklin

Visualisations have saved lives. In an increasingly complex, data-driven world they are becoming especially useful at helping people understand complex things. Vivid Sydney is playing host to a visualisation masterclass which will see the likes of Tamara Munzner, a professor at the University of British Columbia and the CSIRO’s Christian Stolte, come together to teach students about the principles and methods for creating great visualisations. The AU Review sat down with the Senior Bioinformatics Visualization Specialist, Christian Stolte and Professor Munzner to learn more about their work...

The AU Interview: Digizyme-cofounder, Gael McGill describes how visualisations can help with complex processes


Image courtesy of Destination NSW.

A picture tells a thousand words. And no one knows this better than Digizyme-cofounder, Gael McGill. Doctor McGill is an academic who has worked as a research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. He has also specialised in producing scientific 3D and vector-based visualisations, something that is becoming increasingly more important as our world is driven by big-data.

the AU interview: Árni Árnason of The Vaccines (UK) on the release of highly anticipated album 'English Graffiti'

English rockers The Vaccines are no strangers to catchy riffs and good old fashioned indie rock and roll. But with a new, more production heavy album out later this month, the AU spoke to bass player Árni Árnason about the band's musical journey exploring new genres, what 2015 means sonically and the upcoming visit to Oz for Splendour in the Grass.

the AU interview: At Sunset (Adelaide) talk weird fan stories and working with Hot Chelle Rae!

Adelaide pop-rock band At Sunsethave well and truly earned a name for themselves in the music scene this year, working with acts as big as Hot Chelle Rae and Ed Sheeran. The boys have recently released their new single "Every Little Thing", so we thought we'd catch up with one of the three members, Harrison Kantarias, and have a chat about things.

Stumbled Upon #047 - Meadowlark (Bristol, United Kingdom)

In our 47th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Bristol's Meadowlark and chat about experimenting with their sound and their second EP, Dual, which is out now.