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the AU interview: The 1975's Matty and George open up about the realities of Fame, Fandom and Success.

In Part Two of our interview series with The 1975 (not pictured), Matty and George open up honestly about how they feel about Fame, Fandom and Success after a relentless year on the road. Matty talks about how he struggles to say no to his fans, how he was originally fascinated by the idea of being sexualised through fame, and about how he's now coming to terms with the realities of day to day life that comes along with it... "The Price of Fame" perhaps?

the AU interview: Tom Meighan of Kasabian (Leicester) on critics, "48:13" & the two biggest shows of his career.

Kasabian have had a long running love affair with their Australian fans. Maybe it's the shared innate raucous behaviour that both share when it comes to getting loose at a rock and roll show. Perhaps it's a shared and well-respected ethos of not giving a fuck about the hard stuff. Regardless, it's evident that whenever the band has been through the country, festival or headline tour, the people have responded. And responded well. The Leicester four-piece are going to be back in the country for a run of shows this August with new album 48:13 raring to go.

the AU interview: Matt and George of The 1975 (UK) on touring the globe, Bastille, Metallica & a third return to Australia in 2014...

Larry interviewed Matthew Healy and George Daniel from The 1975 in Sydney, Australia while they were in town for a Splendour in the Grass sideshow. In part one, we talk about their second visit to Australia this year - discover that they have plans to return before the year is out - and find out how their manic touring schedule has been treating them since they last were in Oz for the Big Day Out.

the AU interview at T in the Park: The Magic Numbers (UK) talk about their long awaited new album "Alias"!

In just a couple of weeks, UK quartet The Magic Numbers will finally be delivering their long awaited fourth album Alias onto our eardrums. While I was in Scotland a couple of weeks ago covering T in the Park, I got to spend some time with the group backstage and over a beer, conducted an interview where we reflected on their time between records, talked about this one and found out if we'll ever get them back to Australia! Watch it here:

the AU interview: Andy Babiuk of The Empty Hearts (USA) talks studios, monster movies and their debut album!

Getting things done. That’s what The Empty Hearts have been all about in their short existence. Well, short compared the oodles of experience the current member have playing in like The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics as well as bassist Andy’s Babiuk’s own legendary garage rock outfit, The Chesterfield Kings. Here’s what Andy had to say to Philippe Perez about getting together making this new outfit as enjoyable as he can.

the AU interview: Humans As Animals (Melbourne)

Lillian chats with the local and amazingly talented lads/musicians of Humans as Animals. The band have been performing together around Melbourne for six years and are about to release a 4-part epic-funk opera that incorporates a character called Bilack. Their debut EP Eukaria’s release is just around the corner, August 1st, and we chatted to them about the release of the EP, its first single, “Her Name” and the EP’s upcoming release at the Evelyn Hotel on August 14th.

Gettin' to know the Glaswegians #02: We Came From Wolves

Following on from our feature on DEATHCATS yesterday, today we bring you the next band in our series highlighting Glasgow based bands - We Came From Wolves. We sat down with the band while at T in the Park in Scotland, and we'll leave it to them to let you know what they're all about, before we bring you their latest EP in its entirety!

the AU interview: Circa Waves (Liverpool) on Australia, Splendour, touring with Metronomy and The 1975.

Larry sits down with Liverpool's Circa Waves to talk about their first ever Australian tour, their local tour with Metronomy on the back of Splendour in the Grass and their upcoming UK shows with The 1975 and The Libertines. We find out what's coming next for the band musically and how life on the road is treating them...

the AU interview: The Creases (Brisbane) talk Splendour, touring with Jake Bugg and their new EP "Gradient"!

Fresh from being a part of Splendour in the Grass this weekend, we catch up with Brisbane's The Creases to talk about their whirlwind of a year - from landing the triple j spot at Laneway to touring with Jake Bugg - their "British sound", the debut EP Gradient (out now!) playing Splendour and much more...

the AU interview: Matthew Carroll (Hortiman) and Kesava Commerford (GoToFitness) talk Eden Gardens, sustainability...

Eden Gardens - a one-stop shop for gardening, homewares and great food in Sydney's north - recently opened up an edible gardens pavilion to help the ever-increasing numbers of Sydneysiders who are growing their own food. We spoke to 2012 Young Horticulturist of the Year Matthew Carroll aka Hortiman and personal trainer and plant-based diet specialist Kesava Commerford from GoToFitness about Eden Gardens' mission, the growing trend in edible gardens for homes and apartments and the health benefits of growing your own food.

Gettin' to know the Glaswegians #01: Deathcats

As we pretend to pay attention to the Commonwealth Games, we are getting exposed to the city of Glasgow, in all its many colours. But here at the AU, we're only really worried about the music. So, we headed to Scotland's T in the Park to meet a few of the bands who call the Games' host city their home. Over the next week you'll meet a few of these bands along with us - and we kick things off with a band self described as "noise makers and lovers of cats" - DEATHCATS.

the AU interview: Mas Ysa (Canada/USA) talks about his next record, Splendour in the Grass, his live show and more...

At the end of last week, before he hit the stage in Sydney with Phantogram and headed to Splendour in the Grass, we sat down with electronic maestro Mas Ysa to talk about his debut EP Worth, the success of "Why", what we can expect from his full length, his stage show and much more!

the AU interview: Metronomy (UK) talk about their Splendour in the Grass set, "Love Letters" and more.

the AU review sits down with Oscar Cash and Joseph Mount of UK group Metronomy while in Sydney, following their performance at Splendour in the Grass. We talk about their latest record "Love Letters", their epic stage setup, their return to Australia, T in the Park, their plans for the months ahead, highlights of the months passed and much more...

the AU interview: Ásgeir (Iceland) talks Nirvana, Miley Cyrus, his next LP, Splendour in the Grass and more!

the AU review sits down with Icelandic artist Ásgeir Trausti to talk about his debut record "In The Silence" and his first trip to Australia for Splendour in the Grass - as well as a couple of sideshows with Airling.

the AU interview: Hilltop Hoods (Adelaide) talk new album "Walking Under Stars", touring overseas, Splendour & the Adelaide scene!

the AU review interviews Adelaide Hip-Hop Trio Hilltop Hoods to talk about their new record Walking Under Stars - out August 8th - ahead of their appearance at Splendour in the Grass over the weekend! We also talk about their experiences in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, their favourite festivals, the Adelaide hip hop scene and much more...