Renowned Melboourne songstress Ella Hooper is rushing to catch a plane to Sydney when she calls me on a chilly Monday afternoon. Her latest single "Häxan" has recently been released, giving the public an extra taste of what to expect off her highly anticipated solo record, In Tongues; ahead of her launch show at The Workers Club, Ella chats with me about the new single, exploring lyrical darkness and dealing with change as the final pieces of this album comes together.
Brisbane five-piece Cub Scouts have packed themselves off to Europe to play a string of shows, including the UK’s Great Escape festival. This comes after the successful release of new single, 'Pool!' and a number of shows in its honour - not to mention a spot on the Splendour in the Grass lineup!
Larry catches up with Jimmy Carbonetti of New York indie act Caveman for a quick chat about the release of their eponymous album, playing at this year's Sasquatch Festival and the potential of Australian audiences seeing the band come by for a visit in the near future.
Many of us dream of recording EPs and working with musical heavyweights, though I’d hazard a guess that only a handful of us get to live out that dream. But at just 21, Melbourne’s Hamish Anderson has done just that. His debut self titled EP was released just last week, and saw him working with Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers). Whilst recent recording sessions have seen him work with Jeff Buckley’s drummer Matt Johnson.
We caught up with Sydney's Camperdown & Out following the release of their album Couldn't Be Better through Popfrenzy, to find out more about the band, their influences and what the future holds. The band is Nathan Roche, Alex Kiers, David Akerman & Chris Shortt, drawn together from separate bands through mutual musical loves and necessity. Find out what they had to say below.
Cloud Control aren't the band you'd expect to be super secretive about a new song, let alone an upcoming record, but when it comes to their anticipated sophomore LP - the follow up to the AMP Award winning Bliss Release - mum is definitely the word from both band and management. Which makes it especially difficult to conduct an interview about the album, which they'll be premiering at VIVID Festival later this year.
They've been travelling around the world like crazy of late, including an appearance at SXSW, but The Vaudeville Smash were kind enough to take some time out of their busy schedules to talk to Sose about their touring, upcoming plans and much more...
Ellis Bahl, director of Alt-J's acclaimed video for "Breezeblocks", was kind enough to take some time to chat to Larry Heath about the clip and more!
Despite several US tours, one Europe tour, an upcoming tour of Australia, numerous appearances on festivals line-ups and three full length albums in the space of two years, Joey Ryan from The Milk Carton Kids says this is really only the beginning. If this is the case, and things continue along the same strain as the past couple years for the Milk Carton Kids, don’t be surprised if in two years if the band has taken control of the entire music world. The AU review got to chat to Joey about the new album The Ash & Clay, touring the world and music writing.
The Merrywell in Melbourne offers American and Mexican cuisine, and has just been awarded the 'Burger of the Year 2012' for Melbourne by The Burger Adventure. Burger website, Burger Friday, also awarded The Merrywell with the number four spot in their ‘All Time Best Burgers List.’ There's a couple pretty big titles, so the AU review had a chat with Grant Macpherson, one of the chefs at The Merrywell, to find out what goes on behind the food scenes.
Set to appear at Groovin' The Moo Maitland is New South Wales musical collective Galleri. The eight piece dynamo are doing some great things at the moment and we're lucky enough to have guitarist and vocalist, John Moore, answer some questions for us!
Australian indie music legend Steve Balbi is back this year, launching his newest album Black Rainbow at the Sydney Opera House this June, and celebrating the tenth year of the Led Zepplin-themed festival-event Whole Lotta Love. Larry Heath from the AU review sat down with him to talk about his plans for the year, and an album three years in the making.
Both playing Track and Field in Brisbane this Friday, we asked Dune Rats and The Jungle Giants to shoot each other some questions and here's what came back... the results are... interesting...