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The AU Interview: Ben Ottewell (UK) talks acoustic sounds, Gomez and his solo album 'Rattlebag'

Ben Ottewell sat down with the AU review to chat up his latest piece of work, Rattlebag. The album is an interesting set of acoustic pop with a wistful fell about it, which is somewhat becoming an evolution to his first album, Shapes and Shadows. Ben is currently in Australia for the squillenth time, but it’ll be all alone and in a very intimate setting in cute venues.

the AU interview: John Barrett (Mississippi) talks the new Bass Drum of Death record and more!

John Barrett of Bass Drum of Death clues the AU in on the band's new album Rip This, as well as reflecting n the experience of making the album with a new creative process and approach in mind. If you're a fan of the music, there's some good Australian news in the works as well!

the AU interview: Shane Nicholson (Central Coast, NSW) talks inspiration and Americana.

Ahead of his appearance on Wednesday night as part of the Country and Inner Western night at Goodgod in Sydney, we catch up with Shane Nicholson to talk about how he got started as a musician, who inspires him, the genre of Americana and we find out what is coming next from the Australian Roots/Country/Folk Artist.

the AU interview: Lanie Lane (Sydney via Melbourne) talks about her new album "Night Shade" (Out Now)

Last week, Larry Heath sat down with Melbourne based Lanie Lane to talk about her brand new album Night Shade (which was released on Friday), the long awaited follow up to her breakthrough album To The Horses.

the AU interview: Village Echoes (Sydney) talk "You Are Mine"

the AU review's Larry Heath sits down with Sydney band Village Echoes to talk about their brand new single "You Are Mine" and look ahead to their first ever East Coast Australian tour, which kicks off in November.

the AU interview: The Kin (Australia via New York) talk playing with Coldplay & the "Thick As Thieves" Australian tour.

The Kin, comprised of Australian-raised brothers Isaac and Thorald Koren, and the US born Shakerleg, are captivating Australian audiences on their Thick As Thieves Australian. I caught up with the trio in Sydney last week to talk about the tour and the last time they were in Australia, performing with Coldplay and Kylie Minogue!

the AU interview: Guy Pearce (Melbourne) talks Broken Bones, cynicism, recording, and more

With a hugely successful international movie career spanning over two decades, it seems like a strange time for Guy Pearce to only just now focus his talent as a musician into a studio album. The acclaimed Australian actor is ready to share Broken Bones with the public, so we thought it best to catch up for a chat about how the project came about, why it's taken so long, how his long-standing career as an actor may have helped shape the album, his future plans, and more.

the AU interview: Dallas Green (Canada) of You+Me / City & Colour talks about latest album with P!NK and touring

Well-known for his harmonies in melodic-hardcore band Alexisonfire and mesmerising folk-inspired solo project City & Colour, Dallas Green talks to Larry Heath about his new collaborative project with Alecia Moore (P!nk), You+Me, the inspirations for their songs and his plans for touring.

the AU interview: Jenny Queen (Ohio via Sydney) talks Country and Inner Western, Shane Nicholson and Americana

Ahead of her performance next week at Goodgod in Sydney as part of the Country and Inner Western night, we took some time out to get to know Sydney artist Jenny Queen, talking about how she got started in the music scene, who inspires her, the Americana genre, performing with Shane Nicholson and more!

the AU interview: Eva Michon, Director of "Life After Death From Above" talks about working with DFA 1979.

The new Death From Above 1979 Documentary, Life After Death From Above has been released on VOD through Vimeo, so we caught up with the film's director Eva Michon to find out how she got involved in the project, what it was like working with Sebastien and Jesse, their tense first rehearsals before Coachella and much more...

the AU interview: Jus Osborn of Electric Wizard (UK) talks Doom Metal and their new album "Time To Die"

In October, doom legends Electric Wizard released their eighth LP, Time to Die. Their first album in four years is an epic invocation of committed murderer Ricky Kasso (The Acid King), who hung himself two days after his arrest, and marks the temporary return of drummer Mark Greening. I had a chat to front man and founding member, Jus Oborn, about the release.

the AU interview: Guitarist Mårten Hagström talks 25 Years of Meshuggah (Sweden)

I was lucky enough to catch to Mårten Hagström of metal masterminds Meshuggah, to chat about their recent 25th Anniversary CD/DVD release, The Ophidian Trek.

the AU interview: Jimmy Daley of The Morrisons (Sydney)

We took some time to get to know Jimmy Daley from Sydney's The Morrisons - purveyors of all good in alt-country, bluegrass, old-timey and folk music! They're playing Goodgod next week as part of their new monthly "Country and Inner Western" night. We talk about the show, the band, how he came to be a part of it all and more...

the AU interview: Babaganouj (Brisbane) on The Blurst of Times Music Festival!

After the release of their beautiful new album Bluff earlier this year, Brisbane Pop/Rock band Babaganouj have been wowing fans at the Blurst of Times Music Festival this month. We caught up with them to chat about the festival!

the AU interview: Many Things (London) on The Blurst of Times Music Festival!

With a massive fan base in Europe and the US, Australian pop fans should be super excited to see the musical talents of Many Things at the Blurst of Times Music Festival, which is already underway. It's been a while since Australian music fans have seen Michael Tomlinson gigging on home turf since the end of Yves Klein Blue, and the warm reception the London-based band has received so far on this tour has been well deserved. We caught up with Many Things to chat about the festival!