Ahead of their Australian tour, headlining Heavyfest, and with their latest release Κατά Τον Δαίμονα Εαυτού (Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy), Rotting Christ’s Sakis Tolis shepherds Mary Boukouvalas on a musical, lyrical and spiritual journey through ancient mythology and culture.
Sydney DJ and producer KLP is emerging as a front runner in the group of fresh Australian artists making an impact on the local scene through 2013. The talented lass will be performing at Field Day in Sydney in the New Year - what better way to kick off a year, right? - and tells the AU some more about it all...
We Are Scientists are soon to be hitting up Australian shores for a long-awaited run of tour dates, which will take them to all major capital cities. With a new EP, plus a live show that is undeniably entertaining and well overdue over this way, bassist Chris Cain runs me through how this year has been for the band and how they're looking forward to coming back through.
I had a chat recently with the very foxy and talented Kyle Simmons, who was currently on the road through Europe with his little band. You may know them...Bastille, or something? The Londoners have recently announced their Australian return for 2014, following on from an incredibly successful promo run earlier this year and it sounds like we made quite the impact...
the AU review sits down with two parts of LA rockers Steel Panther to find out how Australia has treated them - in particular the girls and/or sluts - we get their opinion on Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke's lazy eye and leprosy in San Francisco. Part One of our interview series with the band.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of his Feeler album, Pete Murray is set to embark on a special run of shows in the New Year, bringing the album to life for Australian crowds. Murray tells the AU about the record, having it sent to Abbey Road and more!
I walk into The Gov's beer garden for an interview with Lance Ferguson ahead of The Bamboos' show in Adelaide tonight. He's restringing his guitar while his bandmates and crew are chilling out in the Friday afternoon sun, but promises he won't be much longer ("Once you start, you can't stop."). "Ah, you're my natural enemy," he jokes when he discovers my Samoan heritage (a Tongan himself, you can Google the history) and before long, we're chatting about the last time the band played Adelaide, for WOMAD earlier in 2013.
the AU review talks to one of Sydney's finest emerging electronic artists, Kilter, ahead of his appearance at Stereosonic. We talk about how he turns his music into a live experience, what we can expect from his 2014 EP, his dislike of the term "EDM", how Flume has helped open to the door for artists like himself on an international level and much, much more.
Larry recently caught up with good friend of the AU - and winner of Canada's best beard - Ben Caplan to find out what he's been up to since he was last in Australia for Bluesfest, and to get a taste of what we can expect when returns over New Years, performing with his full band The Casual Smokers for the first time, with stops that include Sydney Festival and Woodford! Read on and then find out how you can win tickets to the tour at the end of the interview!
Morcheeba are soon to be in the country as part of the 2014 Bluesfest - pretty rad, huh? Ross Godfrey took some time out to tell us about the upcoming Australian tour, how the year has treated the group and what we can be expecting from them!
We scored some of Daphne Ashbrook's time ahead of the Doctor Who convention set to come through Australia, Lords of Time 2. As the Eighth Doctor's companion Dr Grace Holloway in the 1996 movie, Ashbrook's turn in the show saw the Doctor and his companion go beyond the normal relationship boundary, effectively setting up the romantic connection between the characters the revived series sees quite regularly today. She was also kickass. Check out what she had to say about coming to meet the Australian fans!
The Lords of Time 2 convention is coming through Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane this month, bringing some great Doctor Who goodness to the Australian fans. Featuring many classic companions and even the Eighth Doctor himself, this is a chance for Whovians to get up and close with the actors and celebrate this wonderful show, in its 50th year. Frazer Hines travelled with Patrick Troughton's Doctor through the 60s as companion Jamie McCrimmon and is a favourite with Aussie fans; we got in touch to see how he's been and looking forward to coming back to Australia.
Well known and highly regarded photographer Roger Ballen (Born in New York City, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa) is coming to Australia to exhibit a series of works at the MONA Gallery in Hobart, Tasmania. We caught up with Roger to talk about this exhibition, his latest book Asylum of the Birds and much more to learn more about his craft...
Until very recently, garage-rock quintet The Ninjas were probably Brisbane's best kept musical secret, but the release of their excellent new single 'Yeah Yeah' may be about to change all that. The band already have support slots for the likes of The Cribs and Sticky Fingers under their belts and with more recordings in the pipeline, the future looks bright for the group. We spoke to Pat Ferris (guitar) and Josh Stewart (vocals).
Nazia caught up with Ed Saloman, frontman of Indie quintet Louis London to have a chat about their latest EP The Big Deep, stripping down and nutting up for the "This Night Time" clip and the hazardous effects of late night Bikram Yoga on tour.