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INTERVIEWS

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 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: 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...

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: Ásgeir Trausti (Iceland)

In 2012, Ásgeir Trausti released an album called Dýrð í dauðaþögn that went on to become the highest selling debut album in Iceland, ever, and produced six top ten singles. The response attracted the attention of U.S. musician John Grant who offered to help translate the album into English. Now simply named Ásgeir, Amelia Barnes chatted to the 21 year old about the global success of the English language release In The Silence and his plans to tour Australia.

the AU interview: Trixie Whitley (Belgium) talks Bluesfest!

Just one week now until Bluesfest kicks off in Byron Bay! One of the artists we're particularly excited about is Trixie Whitley, all the way to Belgium and performing in Australia for the first time! She'll not only be at Bluesfest but at The Basement in Sydney and the Northcote in Melbourne. We caught up with Trixie to talk about her Australian shows, her music and much more... read on!