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the AU interview at SXSW: Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch (Boston) talks about his solo record and upcoming Australian tour!

the AU review sat down in the AU's pop up venue at SXSW with Dispatch's Chadwick Stokes, about to head to Australia to play shows in Australia for the first time with his band - as well as appearing at Bluesfest in Byron Bay and playing solo shows of his own. Chadwick's solo record The Horse Comanche, is out in Australia on Friday 3 April.

the AU interview: Perfect Pussy (New York) on killer spiders, their favourite Australian Hardcore Bands, Koalas and more...

In the final parts from the AU review's interview with Perfect Pussy from last month, Meredith Graves and the group talk about their favourite Australian Hardcore Bands, wanting to pet Koalas and Kangaroos and much more...

the AU interview at SXSW: George Maple (Sydney) talks living in LA, Future Classic and more

2015 will no doubt be George Maple’s year. The Future Classic star first won fans nationally in 2014 with her debut EP Vacant Space and had everyone singing along to lead single ‘Talk Talk’. Now the singer-songwriter is making waves overseas, grabbing the attention of music heavyweights in Los Angeles, San Diego and New York City.

the AU interview at Soundwave: Twin Atlantic (Scotland) talk home grown shows and future plans after beer pong

Scottish four piece Twin Atlantic were recently in Australia touring with Soundwave Festival and managed to stop by backstage and play a friendly game of beer pong in the AU review tournament. After the competition ended, members Sam McTrusty and Ross McNae stayed to talk about finding inspiration in Australia, what it’s like playing home grown shows and future tour plans. Check it out below!

the AU interview: Lurch & Chief (Melbourne) talks Breathe EP, touring with Kingswood and the writing process.

Neo-psych collective Lurch & Chief are at a pivotal point in time. Releasing their fresh EP Breathe March 27, embracing a large-scale national tour across May/June (following up from supporting Kingswood) and having just inked a deal with Mushroom Group's Illusive label, these guys are bounding in the right direction. With a full-length album well within their sights, frontman Hayden Somerville walks us through the band's dynamic, musicality and brightly-lit future.

The AU interview at SXSW: Zella Day (LA) talks EP, upcoming full length record, SXSW and more

the AU review sat down with up-and-coming LA-based artist Zella Day while she was at SXSW 2015 to talk about her EP, her upcoming full length record, SXSW experiences and more... When asked about how she's handling SXSW she said, "'I expect the craziness... I know that my schedule consists of like six shows in three days... But we're getting through it'. Click through for the interview in full...

the AU interview: Peaches (Canada) talks about upcoming Groovin' The Moo Festival and creative avenues

Coming to Australia next month, Canadian electronic artist, Peaches, will be heading our way for Groovin’ The Moo festival to dazzle audiences with her delightful presence on stage. After putting her heart and soul into writing lyrics for her new album, she takes a bit of a breather in Berlin, mentally preparing herself for the upcoming busy schedule in the next few months.

Stumbled Upon #032 - Chicago Loud 9 (Chicago, USA)

In the 32nd installment of ‘Stumbled Upon’, we meet Chicago's Chicago Loud 9, and get a sneak peak at their latest release Punk Soul.

Stumbled Upon #031 - Steve Grady (Brisbane)

In the 31st installment of ‘Stumbled Upon’, we meet Brisbane 's Steve Grady, and chat about his upcoming EP, A Year's Gone By and his latest track, 'Go Away & Miss Me'.

the AU interview: Damien Leith on recording the new album, song choice, and collaborations.

Damien Leith first came onto our radar taking out the title of Australian Idol back in 2006. It's been almost a decade since - and this ARIA-winner sure has been busy recording a total of 7 studio albums and publishing 2 novels. This month saw Damien release his 8th studio album Songs From Ireland - which is just that. I spoke to Damien about recording the new album, song choice and musical collaborations.

Getting to Know AU Sessions Performer Rowen

Anticipating her performance at this month's AU session taking place March 31, the AU review caught up with Rowen who is hot on the heels of a new EP. We talk about learning instruments, musical influences and the future. Further information about the performance below.

the AU interview: Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade (USA) reflects on band's journey, tour life and more

Teaming up with Yellowcard in July, Mayday Parade are coming back to Australia to do a leg of shows whilst showcasing their tug-on-your-heartstrings kind of songs that have made fans fall in love with the band around the world. The alternative rock band from Tallahassee, Florida have gone through challenge after challenge but it’s safe to say that they've developed a thick skin and have moved forward, continuing to make the music they love.

the AU interview: Max Helyer of You Me At Six (UK) talks "Cavalier Youth", band's sound progression and Kanye West

Providing a sense of hope and inspiration with their 2014 release, Cavalier Youth, English alternative rock band, You Me At Six have achieved world-renowned success with stellar tracks such as “Lived A Lie”, “Cold Night” and “Room To Breathe”. Good news for Australian fans as the band are coming back to our shores in April/May to do Groovin’ The Moo festival as well as a bunch of intimate shows for those wanting to feel more in touch with their rock music. To have watched them leap forward since their early days of Take Off Your Colours and Hold Me Down is no surprise as the band have taken every opportunity they can to get to where they are now.

the AU interview at SXSW: Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury on composing for new film 'Ex Machina' - Part Two

Earlier we brought you Part One of our interview with Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury from SXSW. In Part Two, the composers for sci-fi thriller 'Ex Machina' discuss how they matched music with film in detail, future projects, and lots more. Check out the full interview below.

the AU interview at SXSW: Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury on composing for new film 'Ex Machina' - Part One

Larry Heath caught up with Geoff Barrow (of Portishead) and Ben Salisbury to talk about the music they have composed for Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller 'Ex Machina'. Both musicians discuss in depth about how this project originated. their creative process, and more.