Ahead of their highly anticipated Australian Tour we had the chance to talk to Matiu from New Zealand sensations Six60. The band embarks on Nation-wide tour supporting their debut self titled release that hits stores May 20. We also talk about their collaboration with our own Paul Mac.
Hitting Australia for Splendour in the Grass in July, we caught up with Zulu Winter while they were in Texas to chat about the impending Australian tour, their experiences in Texas, what we can expect from their debut record (due out in Australia on May 11th), what it meant to sign to Dew Process and much much more!!
Interviewer/Editor: Larry Heath
I was fortunate to speak to Taasha Coates from The Audreys in the lead up to the release of their new record entitled Collected, as well as the lead up to their recent performance at Bluesfest.
Future of the Left talk to the AU review about their new album, their dislike of SXSW, mobile homeless wifi, The Smashing Pumpkins and a bunch of other random... ahem, shit. LANGUAGE WARNING: This interview contains some naughty words.
Currently touring with The Cribs, we caught up with Detroit group The Hounds Below while they were at SXSW to talk about their forthcoming record, the new band, their music, their live show, their experiences at SXSW and we have a special guest appearance from the one-and-only Nardwuar.
When Claire Knight of the AU review catches up with Hercules and Love Affair backstage at the 2012 Future Music Festival, we find out about the bands live changes since their last tour, how the shows have been going, how Australia was a changing point for the band and a little bit of fashion...
Interview: Claire Knight
Backstage at The Aussie BBQ (Canadian Music Week in Toronto, March 2012), we catch up with Brisbane's DZ Deathrays to talk about their American tour, their new record Bloodstreams, UK & NME Loving, The Aussie BBQ and much more...
We caught up with upcoming Victorian band Black Fox ahead of their east coast tour. We had a chat about the recent release of their double a-side 'Day In Lieu/Monarch', their upcoming debut album Line Of Sight and blood brothers and much more!
Degrees of contrast often come in rapid succession between what an artist portrays through their work and what they are actually like in real life. That folk singer calling to an end to the war? He probably only heard about it yesterday and couldn't care less. That rapper claiming that your arse will have caps busted into it? Never used a gun in their life. Conversely, that guy in the death metal band, jamming out numbers about necrophilia, chopped up bodies, zombies, and horrific murder? Laid back, charming, funny and intelligent.
The skinny man. The piano dude. That guy with the juice box. That weirdo with the puppet. He's known to Australian audiences under a myriad of guises, but all of these attributes combined don't even come close to covering Sammy J.
If you were quick enough to get your hands on a copy of 2010’s ultra-rare Para Vista Social Club LP from Melbourne band Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, you’ll know what a compelling and underrated album of scuzzy, exploratory guitar pop it is; an amalgam of the noisy, transcendent riffing of bands like The Clean and The Velvet Underground with lyrics about everyday struggles, like the dubious joys of public transport.
While at Canadian Blast at SXSW, Larry Heath got acquainted with Paul Murphy of Canadian band Wintersleep. They've been making the rounds for a long time now, but we don't know all that much about them Down Under... now's your chance (and ours) to learn a little more...
We catch up with LA-based Andy Clockwise to find out why he moved to the States, what he's been up to lately, get his opinion on SXSW and learn about his experiences over the years with The Aussie BBQ. Includes a special shout out to Devo. Devo!
Interviewer/Editor: Larry Heath
Camera: Mandy Hall
On his first ever tour of Australia, the highly acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman was one of the most exciting lower-billed acts at this Bluesfest 2012. He takes some time out to talk to the AU Review's Larry Heath about finally touring down under, what he has planned for his sets, and some new material!
Larry Heath catches up with Ryan and Ewan of The Sheepdogs at the Canadian Blast at SXSW 2012. They talk about their then forthcoming tour dates in Australia with John Fogerty, their SXSW experiences, fellow Canadian bands and much more...