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the AU interview: Juanita Stein of Howling Bells (London/Sydney) talks "Heartstrings" and coming home to tour!

Coming back to Australia for a long-awaited tour are Sydney expats Howling Bells. Returning for what will be their first Australian headline tour since 2011, the four piece will be bringing their new album Heartstrings to life onstage, as well as the tracks that propelled them into the hearts of many first at home, but now internationally over the years.

the AU interview: Dan Flint of You Me At Six (Surrey) on touring Australia, the European festival season and more!

Ahead of You Me At Six dropping details of their forthcoming headline tour of Australia, I was able to get drummer Dan Flint on the phone to have a chat about how he and his boys have been going since they were last here with Paramore and how they've been surviving what is turning out to be a wild year of touring.

the AU interview: Dez Fafara of Devildriver (USA) talks the Australian tour and how to succeed in the music industry!

Ahead of Devildriver's Australian tour, singer Dez Fafara discusses touring, his eclectic music taste, and five things to avoid if you want to succeed in the music industry with Mary Boukouvalas.

the AU interview at CMW: Indiana Avent aka Ma Petite (Melbourne via Vancouver) on "The Road That Led Me To Fall"

the AU review sits down with Melbourne born artist Indiana Avent while at Canadian Music Week in Toronto to talk about her project Ma Petite and her latest record The Road That Led Me To Fall. Ma Petite is currently wrapping up her Canadian tour.

the AU interview: Jay Daniel (Detroit) speaks on Scorpio Rising, J Dilla, production, and more

One to watch from the eclectic, sonic world of Detroit, Jay Daniel has a seemingly effortless rhythm and groove (call it good genes). Son of Naomi Daniel (the powerhouse voice behind Planet-E classic "Stars"), Jay is forging his own path, leaving no musical experience unturned. Jay's percussive background is ever-present in the feel of his music, paired with clever synths, meticulous rhythms and throbbing basslines and jazzed up with samples that are oh so infectious. Thanks to Red Bull Music Academy, the Detroit rising star played his first shows in Australia last week. We caught up to chat record collections, informed fans and the late, great J Dilla.

the AU interview: Ricky Young of The Wild Feathers (Nashville) talks touring with Willie Nelson, Splendour in the Grass and more!

Before they come out to Australia for Splendour in the Grass, Larry has a chat with Ricky Young from American act The Wild Feathers ahead of a sold out show in NYC, appearances at Bonnaroo and Firefly festivals and more importantly, their Australian appearance at Splendour.

the AU interview: Wax Witches (Australia) on living in Brooklyn, recording in apartments, studios and more.

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 interview at Music Matters: JPNSGRLS (Vancouver, Canada)

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...

the AU interview: Kathy Najimy talks 'Lift Up Your Skirt' making its premiere at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

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.

the AU interview: Ben Lee (Australia) on his new album "Love is the Great Rebellion" and his upcoming shows!

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 interview: The Bohicas (London/Essex) on their first Australian visit and more!

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.

the AU interview: Monique Brumby (Melbourne) on touring and the effect of "Silent War"!

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!

the AU interview at Music Matters: Tired Lion (Perth) share their Singapore experiences...

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...

the AU interview: P-Money (New Zealand) on multiple releases, travelling and NZ hip-hop today.

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.

Industry Interview Feature at Music Matters: Daniel Glass of Glassnote Records (New York)

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.