With Supanova winding down in Adelaide today, fans had scattered to catch the final panels for the weekend and take up final opportunities in snagging autographs and photos with their favourite guests. Sitting in on the Spartacus panel (one of the funniest of the weekend), I was interested in the popularity of the historic drama - in the case of Spartacus, Rome and others, some pretty graphic interpretations of ancient history. So, near the end of the afternoon, I sat down with Todd Lasance and Christian Antidormi, who portray a young Caesar and Tiberius respectively, to have a chat about working on such a show and doing the Supanova rounds for the first time.
the AU review sits down with Nick and Paul from Franz Ferdinand in Sydney, Australia to talk about all their adventures around the world, their return to Australia, performing their new album live and much more...
She's got a killer voice and is a household name not only in Australia, but throughout her adopted home of France and throughout Europe. Tina Arena, with her new album Reset dominating in sales, as is her dancing skills on this season's Dancing With the Stars run, has made a bit of a dream re-entry onto the Australian popular radar. In an open and revealing chat, Tina takes aim at the elements of the music industry she perceives as being in dire need of amendment and how we're coming to be in the current commercial music climate we are in today.
Supanova is currently going down in Adelaide this weekend for another year, drawing the pop culture geeks out in force for three days of pure awesomeness. As well as sitting in on some great panels and avoiding being stalked by Chewbacca, I had a chat with Dean O'Gorman, one of the 'Supa-Star Guests'. O'Gorman, as many of you will recognise, is currently starring in The Hobbit alongside the likes of Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis. He was also in McLeod's Daughters (for those Aussie soap fans), but that's a conversation for another day...
We catch up with Kye Gibbon - aka Foamo, one half of UK duo Gorgon City duo to chat about their recent Australian tour, Thom Yorke and summer tunes. Polished, powerful and party-minded, the duo produce a sound inspired by the endless groove possibilities when house, garage, bass and jungle are all thrown into the mixing pot.
Ahead of their appearance next weekend at Wollongong's highly anticipated boutique music festival The Farmer and the Owl, we caught up with Luke O'Farrell from Sydney's The Laurels to talk about the importance of events like this, growing up in Wollongong, The Drones, album number two, touring the USA and much, much more...
the AU review presents Katie Noonan and Abby Dobson performing the classic Leonardo's Bride track "Even When I'm Sleeping" in anticipation of Katie and Abby's "Songs That Made Me Tour" which also features Angie Hart of frente and new talent Martha Marlow. The pair talk about the tour, Katie talks about her love of the track and they perform it beautifully!
Marcel Everett, or XXYYXX, is a young, musical prodigy from Orlando, Florida. Releasing his first EP at the tender age of 17, he has since taken his indie-electronic sound all over the world, and is set to hit our shores for Laneway Festival in February 2014. We spoke to him about the American music scene, and his creative influences.
Melbourne-based artist Kate Martin is about to head out on tour with her new single "Awaken" ready to be given the live treatment to audiences down the east coast! We asked her some questions about the tour, the single and what we can be expecting from her as we head into 2014.
Our Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au chats with K-Pop boy band BTOB in Seoul, South Korea. In the interview the guys from BTOB (Born to Beat) spoke about their latest song "Thriller", their experiences with Australia and why they love their "Melodies".
Best known for her 2006 breakthrough single 'I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)', Sandi Thom has had a busy year. With two trips to Australia, a festival appearance in China and European shows already under her belt in 2013, the Scottish singer-songwriter is now ready to release her new album The Covers Collection, consisting of acoustic covers of classic rock songs.
Red Beard are currently on tour with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, hitting up a huge amount of venues around the nation through until November 23rd. The Gympie act who are beginning to make waves themselves, have guitarist Michael McKiernan answer some questions the AU had for them about touring, plans for 2014 and how releasing their Enigma EP has treated them.
With their anticiapted tour kicking off TOMORROW, we caught up with JC Carroll from legendary UK group The Members to talk about their 34 year absence from our country, what we can expect from the shows, playing Glastonbury, reuniting with Rudi Thompson for the Australian show, working with Rat Scabies and more...
When the first manifestations of punk band Nancy Vandal formed in the early '90s, popular music was generally infused with a healthy dose of disrespect for authority. Well, the good music was anyway.
Alex Lloyd is back with a new album in Urban Wilderness and a stack of new tour dates! Returning from a sojourn overseas, the singer songwriter is keen to get back on the road with his new album of original material, as well as bringing his classics back to life with a full band behind him. We chat about the recording process for the new album and what it was like to get back into the full swing of things.