The tailend of 2012 and the whole of 2013 to this point has been incredibly fruitful and indeed hectic for Foals. Since "Inhaler" was dropped near the end of last year, the public had a snippet of the band's new album Holy Fire teasing them right up until the record's release in February this year. Filled some classic Foals sounds that we've come to expect, Holy Fire also explores some facets of the band's musicality we'd not seen before. From Buenos Aires, Edwin Congreave talks about the album, playing it live and Yannis' Philippakis' warped imagination.
If you thought folk music was all about pretty acoustics and sweet lyrics, London 3 piece Daughter will show you otherwise. Forming in 2010 after attending music school together, lead singer Elena Tonra and guitarist Igor Haefeli called on the drumming talents of friend Remi Aguilella and by blending acoustics with raw, haunting lyrics, the trio have put themselves in a league of their own.
It's not often I get to say that I chatted drumming with a member of a band as iconic as the Ramones. Set to appear at the 2013 Stone Music Festival, Richie Ramone will be using his time in Australia to launch his debut solo record, Entitled. He talks to me about getting a band together for the album, being able to expand on his drumming styles and why punk ain't what it used to be.
Larry Heath sits down with Ireland's Damien Dempsey backstage at the 2013 Bluesfest in Byron Bay to talk about his latest record, touring Australia, swimming in Irish seas, performing with Australia's Dan Sultan and more...
While at SXSW, I had the opportunity to sit down with Sigtryggur Baldursson, aka Siggi, the Managing Director of the Icelandic Music Export Office in Reykjavík, to talk about the Icelandic music industry in post-recession, how music helps the economy, what bands like Of Monsters and Men do for the industry and what role his office (who are the Icelandic equivalent of Sounds Australia) plays. And a fun fact: Siggi was the drummer in The Sugarcubes and you may have seen him backing Emiliana Torrini in recent years! This is a fascinating chat, read on!
Larry Heath talks to four members of the 29 piece Melbourne Ska Orchestra, including frontman Nicky Bomba, to talk about pizza, coffee machines, how the group was formed some ten years ago, playing Bluesfest for the last three years, their new album and much more... Filmed backstage at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013.
Larry Heath talks to Sara Paxton, one of the stars of the SXSW Buzz Film Cheap Thrills - a 'black comedy thriller' - about seeing the film for the first time at the festival, reuniting with Pat Healy, playing the reasonably deranged character Violet and working with the hilarious David Koechner and more...
Larry Heath talks to Liam McGorry from Melbourne Soul/R&B ensemble Saskwatch backstage at the 2013 Blues and Roots Festival in Byron Bay (Bluesfest) about their new single, returning to Europe, playing Bluesfest and much more.
Meredith McLean spoke with John Flansburgh from They Might Be Giants this week. They got chatting about Groovin’ The Moo, their latest album Nanobots as well as bon fires and future plans.
The AU review were able to catch up with Trever Keith from Face to Face just before the band's Aussie tour with Pennywise, and got some short and sweet answers about what the next few months hold for the band.
Pennsylvania’s Circa Survive are returning to Australian shores in April with a new album under their belt. Guitarist, Brendan Ekstrom, talks about a darker sound, critical acclaim and their unbelievable album art.
Larry Heath talks to the lead actor of the breakout hit of SXSW, Cheap Thrills, Pat Healy, not long after the film premiered at the festival. We talk about what it was like seeing the film for the first time in a full cinema, making the film on a small budget in just 14 days, working with Director E.L. Katz and Sara Paxton again and much more!