the AU review sits down with Rohin Brown, Jay Bird and Paul Mclean - aka Sydney rock trio The Walking Who - for an exclusive interview to talk about their new single "With Roses" (which you can listen to below), their latest shows and much more...
It has been six years since Jenny Lewis released any music is solely hers. That's not to say that she hasn't been busy – she recently contributed to new material by The Postal Service, released an album with Johnathan Rice under the Jenny & Johnny moniker and contributed a collaborative song with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij for the TV series Girls. Her busy schedule hasn't been all-creative however. Jenny had to deal the break up of her band Rilo Kiley in those six years and the death of her father culminated in the reflective songwriting that is seen in her upcoming release, The Voyager. She spoke to Philippe Perez about those busy and arduous six years.
Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Owen Rabbit is soon to be taking his debut single "Police Car" on tour around the country next month and we're excited to see how his live sets play out! There's a decent amount of hype building around this lad and to find out more about him in the lead up to it, the AU threw some questions his way.
Recorded during the T in the Park Festival in Scotland, listen to the AU review's exclusive chat with Barry McKenna of Scottish band Twin Atlantic, talking about their forthcoming new record Great Divide, their time at T in the Park (again), the likelihood of (finally) getting them down to Australia and much more!
When I was 17, I was pulling my hair out from the stresses of year 12 and deciding what uni course would determine the rest of my life. I was not making sick beats, racking up tens of thousands of Facebook followers or playing sold out club shows. Apparently that it is what Newcastle's Just A Gent is doing right now, so I wanted to chat to the whiz kid better known as Jacob Grant on how he got started in the industry, and how the hell he finds time to do homework.
The long arduous road of touring life doesn't phase Glenn Mossop. His band Bonjah has done it many times over before and intends to do it again in support of their latest album Beautiful Wild. As he tells Philippe Perez, it's all part of the territory.
Gearing up for their first headline tour to show off their latest EP Slug Cat and Snail Dog, we talked to Calum Newtown from the garage-grunge trio Lunatics on Pogosticks about how the band has been developing after making waves on Triple J last year, and what is in store for them in the future.
the AU review headed to Scotland's T in the Park Festival and caught up with Nathan Day of British rockers Darlia to talk about their new EP Candyman, the unintentional Grunge connotations - and he looks ahead to his upcoming trip to Australia for Splendour in the Grass - which will also be his first time on an airplane!
After spending a year in Germany, Jonathan Boulet is set to release his third LP, Gubba. We chatted with him about the solo-produced album and his upcoming Aussie shows.
Aussie blues gem Ash Grunwald chats to John Goodridge about touring and the next exciting phase in his music career.
Perth electronica band Crooked Colours have just wrapped up touring their debut EP In Your Bones around the country and already have another release in sight. We caught up with Phil Slabber, the band's vocalist, to learn more about the band, what they learned from supporting the likes of Rufus, what they think of the many remixes they inspire, what to expect from new material, and more.
The bounciness of Xavier Cafeïne (or simply Cafeïne) on his album New Love was brought to Australia just recently with The Strums. The two outfits toured, partied and played to rooms that partied out into the night. The Montreal musician took some time out to answer a few questions about his time down here.
Melbourne artist Rose Wintergreen is currently on the road with her single "This City", with a series of launches happening down the east coast. Before she performs in Adelaide tomorrow night, she takes some time out to tell us about the single, the EP Aurora on which it appears and development as a live artist.
Adelaide emcee Tkay Maidza splices rap and dance with little effort, rhyming over dangerous drops, and energetic basslines with confidence far beyond her years. It's then no wonder that she is scheduled to play two of the biggest and best pre-Summer festivals Australia has to offer. First Splendour In The Grass in July and then Listen Out in late September/early October. We caught up with the young emcee to focus on Listen Out in particular, seeking insight into how she approaches a festival set, her working relationship with Aussie producer Bad Cop, and more.
Come August 1st, Australian Spoon fans will be able to get their hands on the first album the band has made since 2010's Transference and arguably more importantly, since the Texan indie rockers returned from what looked like an indefinite hiatus. The record, They Want My Soul, is Spoon's eighth studio record and for many, it's been way too long in the making. Speaking with founding member and drummer Jim Eno, they're more than excited to be back in the game.