Alex Wall has been living up the hip suburbs of NYC lately. More specifically Brooklyn, and flying under the radar with his latest project Wax Witches over there. There are new weird sounds, and grunt throughout the forthcoming release Centre of the Universe and slight departure from the ‘I just wanna have fun’ feel of his better known outfit – Bleeding Knees Club. He speaks here with Philippe Perez ahead of the release of their new record.
the AU review interviews Vancouver, Canada based group JPNSGRLS (pronounced "Japanese Girls") while they are in Singapore for Music Matters LIVE. We get to know the band, wish lead singer Charlie Kerr a happy birthday, talk about their music (and their upcoming debut record), their future plans and much more...
If you grew up in the 90s, chances are you will have seen Hocus Pocus or any of the Sister Act films. A sense of comedy that remains so notable of the time, both movies formed huge parts of my upbringing, so when it was announced that actress Kathy Najimy would be bringing her show "Lift Up Your Skirt" to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, I jumped at the chance to get to talk with her.
Larry Heath spoke with singer-songwriter Ben Lee who is in LA working on his next album Love is the Great Rebellion. Ben Lee talks about his new album, his upcoming shows and the vocal workshop he is hosting as part of the Festival of Voices held in Hobart this July.
the AU review sits down with UK's The Bohicas in Sydney ahead of their first Australian show at the Oxford Art Factory. Supported by Unity Floors, The Bohicas play Sydney tonight before hitting up the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne tomorrow, supported by Drunk Mums.
Melbourne based singer-songwriter Monique Brumby is currently touring her new record, her fifth. The self-titled effort, which features the great "Silent War" track, does more than just give the listener a great excuse to escape and go on a music journey, but it reasserts Brumby's talents as a musician and lyricist. She tells us about how the album has been to bring to life, what "Silent War" means to her and more!
Larry had the chance to catch up with Perth band Tired Lion late one night on the streets of Singapore, at Clarke Quay, to talk about their experiences at Music Matters. It's an interview interrupted by bands from Canada (JPNSGRLS), crazy kids from Brisbane (Dune Rats) and all the good times that Singapore has to offer...
Twelve years is certainly a long time for P-Money. But during that time rather than looking for music work, music work looks for him. It all results in two releases with his name on it being released in quick succession. All the while, he expanded his hip-hop wings to take on dancehall with a collaboration with British artist Gappy Ranks for one of those release. He speaks here with Philippe Perez.
the AU review's Larry Heath in conversation with Glassnote Records' Daniel Glass (pictured above on the right). Filmed during Music Matters in Singapore, the pair talk about the state of independent music, the future of Glassnote, the artists Daniel Glass wishes Glassnote had in their roster, working with The Temper Trap, excitement for other Australian artists and much much more.
Dan Finnerty and The Dan Band will be bringing their interpretations of pop classics through to Adelaide's Festival Theatre this weekend as part of the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Providing some hilarious moments in movies such as Old School and The Hangover, as well as touring their show around the world, this June appearance will be the first time The Dan Band will have been in Australia since a great performance in Melbourne a few years ago.
They've just hit worldwide success with their track "Stolen Dance", now German duo Milky Chance are gearing up for a relentless tour cycle that will take them through Europe, the USA and then finally Australia. We chatted to lead vocalist Clemens Rehbein down the phone from Germany about unexpected success, their new record Sadnecessary and pre-show parties.
the AU review meets Laurent Saulnier - the Vice President of Programming & Production at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in Canada - to talk about how he got started with the event, the highlights of his career (Leonard Cohen, naturally!) and we get excited about the event, which kicks off on June 26th. Find out more about the event at their official website HERE.
the AU review sits down with Australian hip-hop superstar Matt Colwell aka 360 to talk about his new album Utopia - which was released in Australia on Friday - the massive tour he has planned for September, working with Daniel Johns, Pez and much more...
the AU last caught up with The Head and The Heart back in New York as part of CMJ; they had sold out Terminal 5 on the city's west side and were continuing to build up a strong fan base. Speaking with Josiah, who is in Detroit at the time of our chat, we get the lowdown on how the past few months of touring has treated the band ahead of their return to Australia for Splendour in the Grass.
Ahead of their Australian tour later this month, our very own Matthew Evans caught up with Pat Mastelotto from The Crimson ProjeKCt to talk about what they've been up to, what we can expect from the shows and much more...