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the AU interview at Face The Music: Kirin J Callinan on recording 'Embracism's' follow up, touring internationally and more!

Bridget chats with the wonderful Kirin J Callinan following his session at Face The Music in Melbourne about making the follow up record to the acclaimed Embracism album, touring internationally and more!

the AU interview: Jeremy and Ulrich of Cloud Control (Sydney) at the Aussie BBQ in Mumbai!

Touring around India with a great crop of Australian artists and Sounds Australia, Cloud Control were able to become exposed to the music in this colourful area of the world, as well as embrace what the musicians over there also had to offer.

the AU interview at Face The Music: Gossling (Melbourne) talks touring and her year in music so far!

We caught up with Melbourne singer/songwriter Gossling at Face The Music in Melbourne last week to talk about her year in touring, international reactions to her music and her experiences at the Melbourne music conference, given her presence as not only a musician but panelist as well.

Stumbled Upon #003 - Luke Bennett (Byron Bay / Launceston)

In our new series "Stumbled Upon", we get to know a new Australian band we've stumbled across. In our third instalment, we meet Launceston native, now Byron Bay local Luke Bennett and chat about his musical journey so far and sample some of his acoustic rock goodness.

the AU interview: Paul Selwyn Norton talks MoveMe Improvisation Festival in Perth

Opening this weekend in venues across Perth's CBD and cultural precinct, the inaugural MoveMe Improvisation Festival is designed to celebrate the important role improvisation plays in contemporary dance, music and performance.

the AU interview: Blake Scott of The Peep Tempel (Melbourne) on 'Tales', end of year shows and challenging oneself in the studio.

Set to play in Adelaide this weekend is Melbourne's own The Peep Tempel. Having been touring off the back of their brilliant sophomore album Tales this November, the band have been solidifying their place as one of the best emerging Australian live acts we have touring at the minute. Tales, released through Wing Sing, has been earned deserved acclaim from all different areas of the industry and in their passionate live shows, The Peep Tempel really do shine and their fans know it. Blake chats with me ahead of their final Australian dates for the year about how this recent bout of touring has treated the band, how they've strengthened as a creative unit and more.

the AU interview at Face The Music: Shaun Adams talks regional touring and more!

The Face The Music conference went down in Melbourne last week, bringing together various industry figures from Australia and abroad in what were some great networking and panel sessions covering all facets and the hot issues developing within the Australian music industry at the moment and the future of it. Bridget Hustwaite sits down with Shaun Adams, current venue booker for the Karova Lounge and the Prince Bandroom and manager of Yacht Club DJs and Twinsy, about the importance of support in the regional areas and more.

the AU interview: Peking Duk at the Aussie BBQ in Mumbai!

While in India, Johnny interviews Canberra's Peking Duk about their songwriting experiences while in the country and the NH7 Weekender, seeing some Bollywood, their triple J Like a Version and returning home for Stereosonic and the ARIAs!

the AU interview: Julian Simonsz (Melbourne) on recording his debut EP, 'The Voice' and more!

Melbourne soul artist Julian Simonsz is gearing up to release his debut, self-titled EP on November 21st and will be celebrating with a special show at the Northcote Social Club on November 23rd! He tells us about preparation for the show, how being on The Voice affected his approach to music and the culture now surrounding these reality TV music competitions and what 2014 still has in store for him.

the AU interview: Tommy Victor of Prong (USA) ahead of their Australian tour dates!

US metal band Prong kick off their debut Australian tour in Sydney tomorrow night, a run of shows which has been a long time coming for their fans out this way. Tommy Victor chats with the AU about their extensive catalogue, the dates they've got coming up and their new album, Ruining Lives.

Stumbled Upon #002 - Astrid (Brisbane)

In our new series "Stumbled Upon", we get to know a new Australian band we've stumbled across. In the second installment, we meet Brisbane's soulful Astrid, who talks about her love of great female singer/songwriters and gives us a taste of some new music...

the AU interview: Olivia Merilahti of The DØ (France) on returning to Australia with 'Shake, Shook, Shaken'!


Photo: Arthur Le Fol

French duo The DØ will be coming to Australia in the New Year for a special performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in Adelaide as part of the annual 'So Frenchy So Chic Live!' series! Performing alongside Emilie Simon, the show will see Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy showcase their latest record, Shake, Shook, Shaken, as well as the tracks that first brought them to Australian attention back in 2009.

the AU interview: Manchester Orchestra (USA) talk Australian tour, "Hope", "Cope", Kevine Devine and Bad Books

While they were in Australia, we talked Hope and Cope with two parts of Manchester Orchestra, plus reflected on touring the UK with Kevin Devine and Bad Books, their Australian experiences and more. Filmed backstage at Melbourne's Corner Hotel before their second show at the venue.

the AU interview: Daniel Lee Kendall (Central Coast) talks goodbyes, university life and his Funeral tour

Ending certain periods of creativity is important for some musicians, and not so important for others. Daniel Lee Kendall believes endings must happen for musicians, but at the same time, moving onto new things musically in the future is doubly important. Daniel chatted to the AU review about his upcoming tour which focuses of completing a phase of his creative career.

the AU interview: Betty & Oswald (Sydney)

A day after the release of their new single, Sydney duo Betty & Oswald are sitting in a bright cafe courtyard, talking about cats. More specifically, the cat they took care of while staying in Montreal a couple of months previously. “Neither of us have had a cat, so we were completely incapable. It was also the fattest cat you’ve ever seen,” Claudia (aka Betty) explains. Pete (Oswald) laughs: “It’s name also literally meant ‘fat cat’ in French.”