Well-known for his harmonies in melodic-hardcore band Alexisonfire and mesmerising folk-inspired solo project City & Colour, Dallas Green talks to Larry Heath about his new collaborative project with Alecia Moore (P!nk), You+Me, the inspirations for their songs and his plans for touring.
Ahead of her performance next week at Goodgod in Sydney as part of the Country and Inner Western night, we took some time out to get to know Sydney artist Jenny Queen, talking about how she got started in the music scene, who inspires her, the Americana genre, performing with Shane Nicholson and more!
The new Death From Above 1979 Documentary, Life After Death From Above has been released on VOD through Vimeo, so we caught up with the film's director Eva Michon to find out how she got involved in the project, what it was like working with Sebastien and Jesse, their tense first rehearsals before Coachella and much more...
In October, doom legends Electric Wizard released their eighth LP, Time to Die. Their first album in four years is and epic invocation of committed murderer Ricky Kasso (The Acid King), who hung himself two days after his arrest, and marks the temporary return of drummer Mark Greening. I had a chat to front man and founding member, Jus Oborn, about the release.
I was lucky enough to catch to Mårten Hagström of metal masterminds Meshuggah, to chat about their recent 25th Anniversary CD/DVD release, The Ophidian Trek.
We took some time to get to know Jimmy Daley from Sydney's The Morrisons - purveyors of all good in alt-country, bluegrass, old-timey and folk music! They're playing Goodgod next week as part of their new monthly "Country and Inner Western" night. We talk about the show, the band, how he came to be a part of it all and more...
After the release of their beautiful new album Bluff earlier this year, Brisbane Pop/Rock band Babaganouj have been wowing fans at the Blurst of Times Music Festival this month. We caught up with them to chat about the festival!
With a massive fan base in Europe and the US, Australian pop fans should be super excited to see the musical talents of Many Things at the Blurst of Times Music Festival, which is already underway. It's been a while since Australian music fans have seen Michael Tomlinson gigging on home turf since the end of Yves Klein Blue, and the warm reception the London-based band has received so far on this tour has been well deserved. We caught up with Many Things to chat about the festival!
Jessie Ware is a busy lady. Not only has she been working hard on her new album Tough Love (released earlier in October), promoting the record and is latest single and she still found time to plan her wedding and get married! She tells the AU about working on Tough Love, working with Ed Sheeran and her impressions of Australia following some stand out appearances at the 2013 Laneway Festival.
As she releases her debut EP Instincts, Aidan Hogg meets New York artist Sirma to talk about the diverse album which some people are calling "Turkish Electro Folk". Sirma talks about how she got her start in music, how the EP came together and more...
Whilst academy award winning songwriter Ryan Bingham was in Australia for his first headline tour, we caught up with him to chat about the tour, Tomorrowland, his unreleased new album and writing songs for TV and Film.
The Blurst of Times Festival has rolled through Brisbane and Melbourne successfully over last weekend, with a stomper line up of Australian bands playing throughout the day and night. This coming weekend, the party train stops in Sydney, with the third installment of Blurst hitting the Factory Theatre. We catch up with DZ Deathrays, who will be on the Sydney bill to see how the festival tour has been treating them, as well as their recent time spent touring through Europe and the UK!
Larry Heath interviewed two parts of emerging Sydney rockers Monte on Monday, at AU HQ, to talk about their debut album Who We Are, which is available now, touring and much more.
It's not long now before Cold War Kids return to Australia for another dose of summer festivals and headline shows. The Californians, who will be touring their new album Hold My Home as well as their four studio album swag of material, have been keeping things busy since their last major Australian visit (Splendour, 2013), but to chat with Nathan Willett about everything in their camp at the moment, he's very chilled out, agreeing, "We're doing well, but we've been very busy."
Liberation Music will release a brand new Rowland S. Howard anthology, Six Strings That Drew Blood, on October 24th, on what would have been the late musician’s 55th birthday. Released as a double CD with 40-page booklet, and four-LP deluxe vinyl box set with large format 16-page booklet, the collection celebrates the work of one of Australia’s most innovative musical talents.