Just in time for their ten year anniversary, Mayday Parade are set to release their fifth album Black Lines. The rockers from Tallahassee, Florida have continuously showcased their talent song after song, show after show, while fans all around the world fell in love with them. Frontman Derek Sanders shares his thoughts on the new album, their ten year anniversary and upcoming shows.
Ahead of their show this weekend in Sydney with Hands of Houses, we caught up with Sam Faul, the lead singer of emerging Western Sydney hard-rock/alternative metal band Fifth Dawn. We find out how she got started in music, how the band formed, get her advice for other up-and-coming artists, talk about the importance of all age gigs in Sydney and more! Read on:
Future Islands has fast turned into one of the world's hottest touring bands over the past year and Australia has not been exempt to the Baltimore-based band's effervescence and vibrant charm. Quickly making their impact on crowds off the back of successful appearances at Splendour in the Grass and then the Laneway Festival, where they also rolled out some indomitable headline sets on the east coast, Future Islands became more than a way to get your rocks off at a live music show - what they offered was akin to a cathartic live experience people would soon flock to at each opportunity.
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Ahead of their show this weekend in Sydney with Hands of Houses, we caught up with Monica Strut, the lead singer of emerging Sydney band Vanity Riots. We find out how she got started in music, how the band formed, get her advice for other up-and-coming artists, talk about the importance of all age gigs in Sydney and more! Read on:
Breaking into the music scene in 2014, Ireland's upcoming four piece rock 'n' rollers The Riptide Movement are on their way for an Australian tour. Mal Tuohy (vocals and guitar), Jay Dalton (guitar), Gerry McGarry (bass & harmonica) and Gar Byrne (drums & piano) are sure to spread the movement with #1 Gold album Getting Through. We had a few questions for the band ahead of their 10 city line-up and thankfully lead vocals and guitarist Mal Tuohy had a lot to say about gigs, albums and busking!
Jack and Jeremy from City Calm Down caught up with the AU's editor-in-chief Larry at BIGSOUND recently. The alternative pop group have immediate plans for touring through October in advance of the release of their new album In A Restless House.
Just before the release of their much anticipated new album Better Nature, I caught up with Nikki Monninger of LA based outfit Silversun Pickups to talk about working on the album with Jacknife, performing acoustically, plans to return to Australia and how this may be the quickest album they've ever recorded... Read on!
We caught up with Canadian Indie rock band Yukon Blonde at the BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane. Having recently released their new record On Blonde, the quartet discuss their touring plans and how the album is being received internationally. Click through to read more...
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Hip-hop duo Erica and Sally from Coda Conduct are two Canberra born girls taking the local hip-hop scene by storm. With a released EP Butter Side Up, touring plans and supporting actor-turned-rap god Childish Gambino, read what the pair have to say on their career as musicians so far. Click through to read more…