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the AU interview: Richie Lewis of Tumbleweed (Wollongong) talks about their first performance since Jay Curley's passing.

Larry Heath interviewed Richie Lewis from Tumbleweed before they hit the stage at the inaugural Sydney based street festival Young Henry's Small World, to talk about the event and what was their first performance together since the sudden and untimely passing of their bass guitarist Jay Curley.

the AU interview: Ed Nash and Jamie MacColl of Bombay Bicycle Club (UK) talk about Australia and life on the road...

While they were in Australia over the weekend, Larry sat down with bassist Ed Nash and guitarist Jamie MacColl from UK's Bombay Bicycle Club to talk about their experiences in Australia, their favourite festivals over the last year, life on the road and much more... Listen to the full chat here:

the AU interview: Tom Richardson (Warrnambool) on what to expect at the Follow the Sun Festival!

Ahead of Adelaide's Follow the Sun Festival this weekend, the AU gets to know a bit more about one of the Victorians on the bill, singer songwriter Tom Richardson. From travelling around the world with his music, to bringing it home to festival stages, Richardson has been building up a strong reputation as a live performer and stands to be one of the highlights of this new festival in SA.

the AU interview: Kele (London) talks Trick, the influence of after-hours clubbing, a sense of balance, a possible Australian tour, and more

Famed as the energetic front man of Bloc Party, Kele has been showing another dimension to his work during the past few years; shades of something much more deeply rooted in the late-night clubbing scene of his hometown London. Fully realised on upcoming album Trick - his second as a solo artist - the direction Kele takes is much more in line with his increasing love of DJ'ing, resting somewhere in the realm of deep house but still maintaining that strong emotional element that has seen his career as a singer-songwriter meet with constant praise. We caught up with Kele to talk about the new album and what experiences shaped his songwriting over the past two years. He also talks about the sense of balance he aims for in his music, how Trick compares to The Boxer (his first solo album), and possible discussion for an Australian tour.

the AU interview: Brandon Saller of Atreyu (California) on reuniting with the band after a four year hiatus ahead of Soundwave 2015!

Atreyu are set to be one of the highlights of next year's Soundwave festivals for many fans. The Orange County metalcore act who had announced a little hiatus back in 2011, have taken their time off to focus on other musical projects, the progression of life off the road in general and now, they're back in the studio working on new material! Speaking with drummer and vocalist Brandon Saller as he headed to Atreyu practice, the enthusiasm he has for this new phase of the band's career is definitely evident.

the AU interview: Paul Dempsey on Adelaide's Follow the Sun Festival, Support Act's 'Bandwagon' campaign and more!

This Sunday, Adelaide will be hosting the first edition of the Follow the Sun Festival. Situated down by the beach at Glenelg, punters will be able to enjoy their long weekend with some talented live performers, both from Adelaide and interstate. We caught up with festival headliner, Paul Dempsey, as he (and we) came down from the high that was the huge Something For Kate 20th anniversary tour, to chat about the new kid on the festival block, focusing on more solo material and his involvement in Support Act's 'Bandwagon' campaign.

the AU interview: Director of Economics at Spotify, Will Page talks online piracy and more at BIGSOUND.

the AU review's Johnny Au caught up with Will Page, Director of Economics at Spotify, while he was speaking at BIGSOUND to talk about the impact of Spotify, online piracy and how we should combat the issue....

the AU interview: Gap Dream (USA) talks touring in Vans, Samplers, and The Church...

Californian (formally of Ohio) musician Gap Dream aka Gabe Fuliver certainly loves to have a conversation. Certainly not an question-and-answer type of interview. While I am not adverse to such things, Gabe loves to dart around many subjects too. It was hard to figure where we could fit in talk about his latest album Shine Your Light, or his upcoming release. But we get there eventually, as you will tell from the chat below.

the AU Interview: Rick Astley (England) "Rickrolling could just as easily be Daverolling or Bobrolling or whatever."

Having sold more than 40 million records worldwide, English singer Rick Astley is back performing after retiring from music in 1993, making a comeback in 2007 and seeing his most famous song become the subject of the Internet 'Rickrolling' phenomenon. Most widely known for his 1987 smash 'Never Gonna Give You Up', which went to number one in 25 countries, the 48 year-old is heading to Australia to play a run of shows throughout November and December.

the AU interview: Jordan from New Found Glory (USA) chats about "Resurrection", his love for Friday Night Lights and Tattoos.

Reigning the pop punk scene since 1997, New Found Glory are the ultimate champions, mastering each album release they have ever released. With their eighth studio album, Resurrection, due for release this October, these men have always been known for their notable and infectious music with some noise pollution that's worth the contamination. Needless to say, the youngins of today’s society really need to know this band because they have inspired the bands that exist in the pop punk genre at the moment. If I were you, I’d Google them right now if you have no idea who I’m talking about.

Backstage at Listen Out Sydney 2014 with Yahtzel (Australia), Bondax (England) and Young Fathers (Scotland).

We were backstage tonight at Listen Out in Sydney on Saturday and had the chance to catch up with emerging Australian DJ Yahtzel, English duo Bondax and Scotland trio Young Fathers. We talk about their music, the festival and much, much more...

the AU interview at Listen Out: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (UK) on music: "It's an incredibly powerful thing music. It's just a shame people want to make money out of it"

Backstage at Listen Out in Sydney yesterday, we caught up with Orlando Higginbottom, better known by his stage name Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - or TEED for short. In part one, we find out how things are coming along on his latest music, talk about his experiences in Australia, exercising on the road, his new venture Nice Age and more...

Backstage at Listen Out Sydney 2014 with Kilter, Golden Features and triple j Unearthed winner Just a Gent!

We were backstage tonight at Listen Out in Sydney and had the chance to catch up with Sydney's Kilter, 17 year old triple j Unearthed winner Just a Gent and unmasked Sydney DJ Golden Features. We talk about their music, the festival and much, much more...

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Tkay Maidza (Adelaide) talks Listen Out, CMJ and more

the AU review sits down with Tkay Maidza while in Australia at the BIGSOUND conference and festival in Brisbane. We talk about her journey since BIGSOUND last year, her live show, her music, the festival, Listen Out (which kicks off today), her upcoming trip to New York for CMJ and much more...

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Alex Wall aka Wax Witches (Gold Coast via Brooklyn) talks living in New York, Bleeding Knees Club, the new album and tour!

the AU review sits down with Alex Wall aka Wax Witches while in Australia at the BIGSOUND conference and festival in Brisbane. We talk about his latest album Centre Of Your Universe, his year in the USA (New York) and future plans for his other band, Bleeding Knees Club. Alex is currently touring Australia and will be at the Sounds of the Suburbs festival in Cronulla this Sunday!