AU ABROAD

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INTERVIEWS

the AU interview: John Taylor of Duran Duran (UK) talks about their new album "Paper Gods"

Duran Duran have been part of the pop music scene for thirty years. Recently they recorded their latest album Paper Gods in London with producers Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Josh Blair, and Mr Hudson. Visceral and daring, the album mixes hard-edged, contemporary pop with the band’s darker more experimental side to create a body of work that is epic in its scope. Founding member and bass player, John Taylor spoke at length with John Goodridge of the AU review about the album.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND 2015: Morning Harvey (Brisbane) talk new EP, touring and comparisons to Tame Impala

Nobody puts Morning Harvey into a corner, rather a psychedelic pigeonhole. Lead singer and song-writer Spencer White sees the references to bands like Tame Impala and Brit-pop genre as a constant motivation. White sees it "as a good thing with writing, I want to get so far away from people being able to pin us down to a certain genre."

the AU interview at BIGSOUND 2015: Born Lion (SYDNEY) discuss their new album and future ambitions

Self proclaimed veterans of BIGSOUND Sydney based punk-rockers Born Lion comfortably shared the opportunities they gained since their start at BIGSOUND in 2013 with just 10 songs. They suggest that being a part of the festival made a difference for the band, describing it as "so concentrated, and the fact that you're playing to industry people and a good vibe as well gives you a chance at the perfect show with positive attention, giving a boost to their little egos."

the AU interview: Tijuana cartel (Australia) talk new album, inspirations, and how they define "gonzo"

Having recently announced going "gonzo" with their new album ‘Psychedelicatessen, and on top of that, a national album tour, Tijuana Cartel have certainly been busy. This week, Paul George took the time to tell the AU about the new album, inspirations, and how the band define "gonzo"... Click through for the full interview.

the AU interview: Nick Martin of Sleeping with Sirens (USA) talks touring 'Madness', music business and Isles & Glaciers

It's been a big year for American rock band, Sleeping With Sirens after the release of their fourth studio record, Madness. Ahead of their Australian Tour, rhythm guitarist Nick Martin had a chat to us about the live reception of Madness, his work in the business side of the music industry and working in experimental rock supergroup, Isles & Glaciers. With his vast knowledge and music background, joining the band in 2013 has been an invaluable experience for him as a musician and business professional.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND 2015: I Know Leopard (Sydney) talk touring expectations, showcases and more

Sydney's I Know Leopard met with the AU team in Brisbane for BIGSOUND 2015 and discussed their expectations for touring, their upcoming showcases and more. They said, "up until now we haven't done much touring, so we've been chucked in the deep end with touring", referring to their upcoming national tour that takes them through from now until mid-November. Click through to watch the full interview...

Stumbled Upon #076 - TEIJ (Perth)

In our 76th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet TEIJ from Perth, and chat about the band’s formation and their brand new track, ‘Tell The Boys’, released last weekend.

the AU interview: Eves The Behavior (Brisbane) chats to the AU ahead of a new EP and debut headline tour

Crafting powerful yet ethereal dynamite pop tracks exploring human nature and her own experiences, Hannah Karydas under the moniker Eves the Behavior is firmly cementing her place in the music world at just 21 years of age. We caught up with Hannah ahead of her EP release and debut headline tour...

the AU interview: Lime Cordiale (Sydney) talk street cred and new music at the Australian premiere for Straight Outta Compton

While they were walking down the red carpet for the Straight Outta Compton Sydney premiere, we got some time with Sydney band Lime Cordiale to chat about the band's street cred and how their new record is coming along.

Getting to know AU 7th Birthday Performers: The Lulu Raes (Sydney)

In less than a week, we will be hosting our official 7th birthday bash at BIGSOUND, bringing in some of the bands in Australia we are most excited about for a series of live performances at Black Bear Lodge and Fortitude Valley. Here, we chat to one of those bands, Sydney four-piece The Lulu Raes, to get to know them. Taras, the band's keyboardist and guitarist, discusses the band's origins, influences, and more. Click through for the full interview.

the AU interview: Super Best Friends talk touring, "All My Friends Are Leaving Town", puppies, BIGSOUND and more!

As they tour around their latest single "All My Friends Are Leaving Town", we catch up with Super Best Friends to talk about the track, their incredible year, BIGSOUND, puppies (naturally) and much more... Read on:

Stumbled Upon #075 - I'm Not A Band (Berlin, Germany)

In our 75th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Stephen and Simon from I'm Not A Band an electro pop act from Berlin and chat about their latest track, ’Cages’.

the AU interview: Jeff Martin of The Tea Party (Canada) chats about the Edges of Twilight 20th Anniversary tour

Canadian rock band The Tea Party were formed twenty five years ago and have released around a dozen albums in that time. On the twentieth anniversary of their album Edges of Twilight, they have released a new master recording and are touring the album in full. John Goodridge chatted to lead singer Jeff Martin on the eve of their Canadian tour.

the AU interview: Briggs (Shepparton) on his first experience with NWA, comparisons to Ice Cube, and new music

While walking the red carpet for the Sydney premiere of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, awarded Aussie rapper Briggs took some time to chat to us about his first experience with The World's Most Dangerous Group, as well as being compared to Ice Cube by none other than Ghostface Killah. We also get an update on his new music and more.

the AU interview: Ice Cube talks Straight Outta Compton and new music at the film's Sydney premiere

At the Sydney red carpet premiere for N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton we talked to legendary emcee Ice Cube about the film's success, the timeline of the plot, and find out if filming has inspired him, in a similar way to Dr Dre, to release new music.