Straight off the release of their second album Outcast, Sydney's Caulfield members Jared, Andrew, Matt and Cole sat down with the AU review's editor Larry Heath at Bigsound, or as they call it "Brosound". After writing the first song for the album "Smoke and Genesis" a year ago, the band decided on " a new direction than the last album (so) that people can get to know where we're coming from, finally." Click through for the full interview.
We caught up with Sydney’s Ngaiire during BIGSOUND 2015 to talk about her performance, new single ‘Once’, and working in the studio with electronic guru Paul Mac and musician and songwriter Megan Washington. Despite giving a stellar performance at the festival, Ngaiire admits that “on stage, it was a nightmare. But for some reason it translated really well.” From BIGSOUND, Ngaiire will go on to perform at a range of festivals around the world, including the CMJ Music Marathon and Culture Collide in LA. She will also be performing at AWME in Melbourne and the Glebe St Fest in her hometown of Sydney.
Performing at BIGSOUND last week, Tim and Oscar from Holy Holy sat down with the AU's editor-in-chief Larry to chat about their national tour, the reception for their album When The Storms Would Come and what the future holds for the rock group...
Photo: David Edwards.
Alex Kapranos of Scotland's Franz Ferdinand, together with his band of Franz brothers, recently formed what can only be described as a 'supergroup', in FFS. Having teamed up with rock legends Sparks, they've created an exciting, unpredictable album, titled FFS. Talking at this year's Lollapalooza Berlin festival with Sosefina Fuamoli, Kapranos shares his experience on creating the album with a few words of wisdom...
Following the release of new record Beautiful You and as they kick off their national tour in support of that record, we caught up with Vikki Thorn; one third of folk-rock band The Waifs. With the west coast leg of the tour now well and truly under way we found a little bit more about the band's plans for the shows, as well as finding out more about the new record.
Last week, BIGSOUND broughtsome of the best young talent to the massive. This definitely included singer JOY. who sat down with the AU to about her new EP Ode and her passion for producing music. Click through to read more...
Sometimes bands need to catch a break and Californian metalcore quintet, Atreyu did exactly that four years ago. Since their reunion last year, the band have had great things come by them with a new LP, Long Live releasing this Friday, as well as gracing the stages of this year's Soundwave Festival. Before the band's new release, we had the opportunity to chat with lead and rhythm guitarist, Dan Jacobs on the upcoming release, Atreyu's hiatus and his opinion on the current metalcore scene.
Photo: Hans-Peter van Velthoven.
Sunday night saw Muse headline the Main Stage in Berlin for the first ever European leg of Lollapalooza. It had been a big weekend for the British act, who had only recently announced the first dates of their new world tour in support of latest album Drones and on Friday night, they'd performed a special surprise show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Flying into Germany for a cheeky lil' Sunday night show with 50,000 plus fans seemed like the perfect way to wind it all down, right?
In our 77th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Diane Coffee (aka Shaun Fleming) and chat about recording his brand new release, Everybody's A Good Dog and his Motown influences.