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the AU interview: Adam Hyde from Peking Duk (Canberra) talks about America and the Groovin' The Moo Festival!

Larry had the chance to catch to catch up with Adam Hyde, one half of Canberra electronic duo Peking Duk to talk about recent US adventures, their upcoming tour with the Groovin' The Moo festival, musical plans and much more...

the AU interview at Bluesfest: Michael Franti (USA)

Larry sits down with Michael Franti backstage at Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Australia - on his birthday, 21st April 2014 - to talk about his time at the festival over the years, his latest music, and much more...

the AU interview at Bluesfest: Jake Bugg (UK)

Larry interviews Jake Bugg backstage at Bluesfest in Byron Bay to talk about his record store day live EP release, his upcoming EP Messed Up Kids (out May 12th), what might be in store for his next full length, they reflect on the last two years and much more...

the AU interview: Ma Petite (Melbourne) talks about her new album "The Road That Led Me To Fall"

It's slowly becoming the norm - or has it always been the norm? - for Australian artists to head overseas to get more exposure or relish opportunities for themselves, but Indiana Avent’s solo project Ma Petite took the slightly different path away from either the UK or US. Indiana found herself in Canada and developed a whole new bunch of friends, fans and a new album The Road That Led Me To Fall. Philippe Perez chatted to her and learned more about her adventures over there.

the AU interview at SXSW: Joe Ely (Texas) talks about the "Road to Austin", his music and Australia.

In this very special chat, we sat down with the legendary Texan musician Joe Ely to talk about his involvement in the film Road to Austin (reviewed on The Iris HERE), that time be played with Bruce Springsteen at SXSW, his years in the music industry, Australian experiences and much more...

the AU interview: Drew Goddard of Karnivool (Perth) talks Groovin' The Moo Festival

As they get set to play as one of the headlining acts at Groovin' The Moo - which kicks off in SA this Friday - Larry Heath got the chance to talk to Drew Goddard from Karnivool about the tour, what's happening for the band internationally, the latest record, their ARIA win and much more!

the AU interview at SXSW: Director Beth Harrington talks "The Winding Stream", a music documentary about "the Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music"

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Larry Heath sits down with director Beth Harrington to talk about her documentary film The Winding Stream, which premiered at SXSW Film Festival last month. She tells us about how and why she got interested in telling the story of "the Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music".

the AU interview: Eugene Tan (Sydney) talks Canon Shine and the power of photography

Revered photography brand Canon Australia have amassed a group of select photographers in Australia which they have dubbed the 'Canon Masters.' Prominent Bondi-based photographer Eugene Tan deservedly stands in this exclusive circle, revered for his daily routine of documenting beach culture around the world. Many who live in the iconic suburb of Bondi also know him as the founder and owner of the gorgeous Aquabumps gallery.

the AU interview: Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak (Baltimore)

Popular indie-folk duo Wye Oak are fresh off successful performances at Coachella and are about to head off on a U.S tour in support of their latest album Shriek. Vocalist Jenn Wasner takes some time to have a chat with Larry about Coachella, the new album, and the upcoming tour. Check out our transcript below:

the AU interview: Cedric Gervais (France) on Pacha Sydney and 'Summertime Sadness' Tour

Currently one of the most sought after electronic music producers in the world, Grammy-winner Cedric Gervais touches down in Sydney to headline a massive Pacha at Ivy in just two days. The Easter Weekend is bound to be cause for celebration within the gorgeous walls of Ivy this Saturday as Gervais has planned quite a show for punters.

the AU interview: Nick "Peanut" Baines of Kaiser Chiefs (Leeds) on the new chapter of the band in album number five!

There as a period of time where my housemate and I would drive around the city blasting Kaiser Chiefs tunes loudly, venting aggression and anger towards various uni assignments/people through "Every Day I Love You Less and Less", "The Angry Mob", "Oh My God" and...well you get the gist of it. So when Peanut Baines opens up to me about the band's new album Education, Education, Education & War, a wry smile crosses my face when he mentions that intrinsic aggressive element which exists in the British band's infectious sound.

the AU interview: Brett Jansch of Dune Rats (Brisbane) on SXSW, touring the globe and the upcoming Dunies album!

Sitting in a bar in downtown Austin last month, I was busy telling a guy in town from San Francisco how good Brisbane’s Dune Rats were and how they were probably going to be a highlight of my time at the Aussie BBQ. 2pm, the band’s set time, rolls around and they’re nowhere to be seen.

the AU interview: Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets (Arizona)

Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets chats to John Goodridge about their thirty-year musical history including backing Nirvana on the MTV Unplugged special, and looking forward to their first Australian tour in some twenty years...