AU ABROAD

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INTERVIEWS

the AU interview: John Butler (WA) talks The Seed Fund Fundraiser Concert and Pozible Campaign!

Eleven years in, John Butler and Danielle Caruana's Seed Fund is giving incredible opportunities to musicians all over Australia. And now they're asking for the support of Australians to help them keep giving back, launching their first ever fundraising campaign through Pozible and announcing an incredible fundraising concert happening in Melbourne next month. To talk about it all, we caught up with Mr. Butler himself:

the AU interview: Eric Wareheim from Tim and Eric talks about Tim and Eric 'Stralia Tour 2015. Bogans! Meat Pies! Great Job!

The dynamic duo that have been filling your YouTube with laughter for 14 years are coming down under in December! Perhaps a ticket to their show might be a Chrimbus present for yourself? We tell you all this information “For your health.” That’s right; Tim and Eric are doing their second tour of Australia! We had a chat to Eric Wareheim about the tour, his music career as a vampire and his struggles with bogans.

Stumbled Upon #081 - Jesse Witney (Gympie)

In our 81st instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Jesse Witney from Gympie, Queensland, and chat about his one man tour across Australia, growing up in a musical family and his brand new release, Be It.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Food Court (Sydney) talk touring, playing live and what makes or breaks a burger

Lewis, Nic, Christian and Dan from garage rock band Food Court sat down with the AU's editor-in-chief Larry at BIGSOUND in Brisbane. Being back on the road again, the band discuss the exhilarating trials of new songs in front of festival crowds and plans for an EP. Click through to read more...

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Tired Lion (Perth) on their covers, hectic touring and upcoming album

We caught up with Matt, Sophie, Nick and Ethan from Tired Lion at BIGSOUND in Brisbane. The four piece have been busy with a hectic touring schedule, but that is not stopping progress for a full length album. Click through to read more!

the AU interview: Simone Felice (USA) Talks His New Live Album ‘From the Violent Banks of the Kaaterskill’

Ahead of the release of his new retrospective live record From The Violent Banks Of The Kaaterskill we caught up with American singer-songwriter Simone Felice to discover a little bit more about the recording of the album; just how you decide what to include from ten years worth of songs; and we chat a little about his newly created record label Mighty Hudson Records.

the AU interview: Jonathan Gamra of The Consouls (Sydney) talks TEDxMacquarie, gaming and more!

Sydney-based band, The Consouls are a quirky six-piece who put themselves in the Video Game Jazz category. Combining their passion for both games and jazz music, the band are known for their expertise in playing gaming tunes with jazz arrangements. After playing some headline shows this year, it's safe to say that the band have quite a loyal following considering their establishment over a year ago. We had the opportunity to speak with double bass player, Jonathan Gamra about the TEDxMacquarie event running this Saturday (September 26), how their passion for games and music started as well as the positive influence gaming has provided him and the band.

the AU interview: Brandon Barnes of Rise Against (Chicago) on the band's December Australian return!

When Rise Against were last in Australia, the Chicago rockers were opening stadium stages around the country for a little known band called the Foo Fighters and it's safe to say that if you were there, Rise Against more than made their impression. To my memory, it had been a decent few years since the band had been out this way but I remember the first time I'd been able to catch one of their shows back then as being one full of a quick-paced, chaotic blend of fun and hard rock that quickly drew their audience in. Coming back to how the band performed on this recent tour of Australian venues, the consensus seemed to ring out similarly - Rise Against were not to be messed with then and they've not let up now.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Harts (Melbourne) on festivals, tour plans and a new album for 2016

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and all around musical genius Harts spoke with us before his killer set at BIGSOUND. The young artist's blend of electronic-pop with Hendrix inspired rock has lead to endless sold-out shows and festivals, with a new album currently in the works. Click through to read more!

the AU interview at BIGSOUND 2015: Green Buzzard (NSW) Discuss Their Future Plans And New Releases

Fresh off the plane, Hugh and Paddy of Green Buzzard sat down with the AU Review to discuss their future within the band, as well as album plans and touring dreams. The band released a new single, ‘Zoo Fly/Slow It Down Now’ earlier in the year, and is performing at BIGSOUND for the first time. When asked what to expect of the shows, Paddy grins. “A whole lot of laughs,” he says. Hugh joins in. “Some juggling, we’ve got a mime,” he laughs, “lot of trombone solos.” Paddy is quick to add, “It’s just a circus, really.”

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Grenadiers (Adelaide) on their recent album success and touring!

We spoke to Jesse and Phil from solid rock band Grenadiers on their time at BIGSOUND, touring and future album plans. After opening BIGSOUND with a massive set, the two reveal their favourite acts from the festival and more...

the AU interview: Fanny Lumsden (NSW) Chats About Her Debut Album and Musical Influences

Fanny Lumsden has just released her debut album, Small Town Big Shot, as her single, ‘Soapbox’ rapidly climbs the Country Musical Channel charts. As she and her band gear up for a Country Halls tour in support of the album, we catch up with her to discuss her new record, as well as her musical influences. Click through for the full interview.

Getting to know AU sessions performer Kay Proudlove (Wollongong)

Before she performs at the eighth AU sessions next Tuesday, we caught up with Wollongong's own songstress Kay Proudlove. She talks about learning music, her influences, her favourite music and more. Make sure you catch her perform at the upcoming AU sessions accompanied by Paul Mason! More details below...

Stumbled Upon #080 - Netsuke (London, United Kingdom)

In our 80th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Sydney bred, now London locals, Netsuke, and chat about their latest single, ‘Mute’.

the AU interview: Big K.R.I.T (Mississippi) on Australian tour, B.B King, southern hip hop, and more

If Kendrick Lamar is running things on the west, and J Cole is defining the east for a new generation, then the third coast is most definitely held down by Big K.R.I.T. The Meridian, Mississippi emcee took a bit longer than the aforementioned to really make a dent in the mainstream hip hop scene, but once he did he had more than just the utmost respect from his peers, he quickly received the adoration of millions of discerning hip hop fans around the world based off of his strong, thoughtful lyricism and varied style which saw him creating trunk-rattling dirty south hits right alongside poetic tracks like "The Vent" and "Red Eye" across numerous acclaimed mixtapes and two very strong studio albums.