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INTERVIEWS

Getting to know AU Sessions performer Max Marvell (Sydney)

Before he performs at the seventh AU sessions on Tuesday, we caught up with Sydney's own emerging singer-songwriter Max Marvell. He talks about learning music, his influences, his favourite music and more. Make sure to catch him perform at the upcoming AU sessions accompanied by Elwood Myre! More details below...

the AU interview: ODESZA (Seattle) on Listen Out, creating an atmosphere, discovering fresh music and love for Hayden James!

Scoring fans across the country on their last tour, and being announced as one of the acts on this years seriously anticipated Listen Out lineup, we spoke to Harrison Mills, one half of electronic duo ODESZA, ahead of their return about how this all comes together and what you can expect.

the AU interview: James Curd (Adelaide) talks Favored Nations' upcoming debut and his new film scoring projects

THE AU INTERVIEW: JAMES CURD (ADELAIDE) ON FAVORED NATIONS' UPCOMING DEBUT & HIS

After making waves with catchy, groove-laden tunes such as "The Setup" and "Amazon", trans-pacific three-piece Favored Nations are set to release their epic 17-track debut LP The Great Unknown. James Curd of the band chats to Scott Aitken about making the album as well as discussing his recent music supervision on the film Cash Only and how it led to the new music video for their latest single "Always".

the AU interview: Brian Bolado talks making music with West Thebarton Brothel Party (Adelaide)

West Thebarton Brothel Party have done more than just make us focus a little more when typing out their band name numerous times over the past year. The seven piece outta Adelaide have fashioned themselves into a rock band to take notice of and with the release of their self-titled debut EP recently, the local mega-group have gone and hit it out of the park. Originally formed as a bit of a jam outside the members' other bands, WTBP have definitely made an musical identity that's their own.

the AU interview: Busy Kingdom (Melbourne) talk their self-titled EP, moving states and staying busy!

Over the past three years, Busy Kingdom have been regulars in the Melbourne live music scene in addition to following a regular schedule of writing, recording and releasing new material. The rock-focused four-piece are completely independent, already having released three EPs and an album off their own back. Their self-titled EP Busy Kingdom is the band's latest offering and founding member Brendan Etherington walks us through it.

the AU interview: Eyeing up progression & flow within live shows with Timberwolf (Adelaide)!

Timberwolf has been a name we've been hearing more and more of as 2015 has continued to roll out. The Adelaide artist this year released his much buzzed about debut EP Flux and has been establishing himself as a performer to be aware of on live stages around the country with spots on the Groovin' the Moo tour and supporting the likes of Bonjah and more recently, heading to New Zealand to support Gin Wigmore. Tonight, Timberwolf launches Flux in Sydney, the first of his three-date mini tour.

Stumbled Upon #071 - Lady Lamb (Brunswick, USA)

In our 71st instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Lady Lamb from Brunswick, USA, and chat about her second album, AFTER. and touring with The Tallest Man On Earth.

the AU interview: Asta (Sydney) talks new music, This That festival and touring

Asta has undoubtedly made amazing music this year with her hit 'Dynamite' a typical pop song with a cool blend of hip hop influence. If you haven’t heard of her before, let us introduce you. Tasmanian born Asta won the Triple J Unearthed High competition back in 2012 beating over 850 entrants at only 18, now 21; she’s kicking ass in the music industry. Click through to read our full interview...

the AU interview: Ben Marwe (Adelaide) on challenging perceptions with Bad//Dreems' debut LP, 'Dogs At Bay'!

Tomorrow sees Bad//Dreems release their debut album, Dogs At Bay. It's an album that has been highly anticipated by many corners of the industry and the growing fan base around the country who have followed the four piece rock band from their early "Chills" days, through to the breakout Badlands EP in 2013.

The AU Interview: Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (California) Talks His Third Musical Project, Upcoming Australian Tour

Andrew McMahon has been in three distinct musical acts since being signed with Something Corporate when he was 18. He's returning to Australia this week with the third version of himself, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, so The AU Review's Ruby Niemann chatted to him about his tumultuous history, the impetus behind the new self-titles album, and his plans for the future.

the AU interview: Craig Hawker on the life, music, influences and collaborations of Szymon (Newcastle)

We chat to Craig Hawker about one of the most important projects he's worked on - the posthumous release of the debut album, Tigersapp from Newcastle talent Szymon. Szymon lost his battle with depression at age 23. Since then, his family and some very fine industry folk have banded together to give the LP the attention it deserves. Supporter Craig Hawker tells us about the music, influences and collaborations of Szymon below...

the AU interview: Christian Strybosch on returning to the stage with The Drones in 2015!

Tomorrow evening, The Drones will be celebrating 10 years of their acclaimed album, Wait Long By The River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By, up in Darwin as part of this year's Darwin Festival. It's the beginning of the band's anniversary tour around the country in support of the album that started it all and it holds an added dimension of gravitas, as it sees Wait Long By The River...'s original drummer Christian Strybosch return to the fold.

the AU interview: Aidan Moore of Moses Gunn Collective (Brisbane) talks 'Mercy Mountain' & their upcoming tour!

The last time we saw Moses Gunn Collective, the dreamy Brisbane act were traversing the capital cities alongside their Sunshine State brothers and sister, The Jungle Giants. The band's emergence as first, a music act making ripples with their sparky psych-rock tones, to now being part of the crop of Australian young guns who've fashioned themselves into a name to remember, has been a rise to attention the band has been working hard at. The hard work (as of now) culminated in the debut Moses Gunn Collective album, Mercy Mountain, released a few weeks ago. A solid debut offering, Mercy Mountain has displayed the band's ambition and potential - two things set to be further realised as Moses Gunn Collective prepares to tour this bad boy down the east coast.

the AU interview: Darren Cordeux (Melbourne) on the end of Kisschasy & remaining creative in the music industry

For Darren Cordeux and his Kisschasy brothers, the next few months will be bittersweet. Having been together since the early 2000s, the Melbourne rock band have decided to tour the country one last time before officially calling it a day. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut record United Paper People, Kisschasy will be performing the album in full (plus some other cuts) at venues around the country for fans who have remained fierce in their fandom, regardless of time in between drinks and releases.

the AU interview: Thirteen Seventy (Brisbane) talk about their new album "Bitter Dream" and album launch show!

We caught up with Brisbane's noise-rock trio Thirteen Seventy, who talked us through the recording process behind their latest album, Bitter Dream, the big-name international and Australian bands who influenced their sound and look ahead to their concert in Brisbane on Friday.