AU Radio is proud to present a new series of exclusive audio interviews that are streaming alongside the music on the station. The first addition to this brand new series, which you may have heard on the station already, is a special interview with Australian experimental pop artist Lia Mice - part of the iconic Rice is Nice label - who after spending years in Brooklyn, now finds herself living in Lyon, France.
After their set at the Canadian Blast BBQ at SXSW, Sose sat down with Yukon Blonde vocalist Jeff Innes for a chat about touring, preparing new material for the follow up to 2012's Tiger Talk record and more. Although it's been a little while in between new records, Innes is stoked with the final result of their new material, noting that it was a much more cohesive effort.
As their new EP Limbo hits shelves, two parts of Sydney group Nantes sat down with AU Radio to share with us some of their favourite music as part of our guest playlist series. Ahead of its premiere on the station later this week, we're excited to bring you their full playlist today - which includes four amazing tracks and one of their own. Listen to it in full here to find out who they chose:
This week, we're excited to present a special playlist from bassist and vocalist Tyler Richardson of Tasmanian rockers Luca Brasi, who are currently on tour around Australia celebrating the release of their Loose Threads 7" EP. He has chosen five of his favourite songs for the special show, plus one of his band's own.
We're excited to announce that Courtney Barnett is our artist for the month of March 2015, in anticipation of the release of her debut LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit on March 20th. She'll be taking over our digital radio station from time to time this month to play you some of her favourite music, as well as some of her own material. You can listen to this at the following times:
Yesterday, before they headed to the airport back to the US, I had the chance to sit down with Britt Daniel, the frontman of iconic Austin based rockers Spoon to talk about their just wrapped Australian tour. We also looked back at their career - including their 1997 Soft Effects EP which Daniel described as "one of my favourite things we've done". He looks ahead to SXSW, the year ahead and future album plans. Have a listen to our full chat here:
Atlanta wunderkind and Laneway highlight Raury is supremely confident for someone who has just gone through such an overwhelmingly rapid thrust into the limelight, and it's that confidence which makes his live shows essential. Here for a tour of Australia with St Jerome's Laneway Festival, as well as a few headline shows, the emcee-slash-singer is all smiles as we sit down to have a quick chat with him.
In this special interview with recent AU Awards winner Courtney Barnett, AU Radio's Larry Heath sat down with the talented guitarist and songstress to talk about all her recent successes: from playing Lollapalooza to finishing up her long awaited debut record, Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit.
Tomorrow is Australia Day, which means the winner of the Hottest 100 will be revealed - and finally we'll never have to hear about the whole Taylor Swift "controversy" again. Assuming she isn't eligible, there are two favourites looking to take out the top spot: Australia's Chet Faker and Peking Duk. Either could walk away with it - and wouldn't it be great to see an Australian win for a second year in a row.
While we were backstage with Byron Bay quintet Tora last month, we asked them to talk about the unexpected popularity of their track "Jaigantic". We find out about the origins of the song and learn how it almost didn't make it onto their album in the first place... Listen on and then listen to the song!
While backstage at Festival of the Sun earlier this month, Bryon Bay outfit Tora named their favourite music of 2014 and looked ahead to their performances at Falls Festival - which is happening as we speak!
the AU review's Larry Heath sits backstage at Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, NSW, with Sydney based hip hop duo Jackie Onassis to talk about their brand new mixtape SUSHI and we get the latest on their next full length album, due out in 2015. We also look back at the band's experiences in 2014.
the AU review's Larry Heath sits backstage at Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, NSW, to talk to Byron Bay group Tora about their latest EP Eat The Sun and much more... Listen to the chat here:
Last week, Larry Heath sat down with Melbourne based Lanie Lane to talk about her brand new album Night Shade (which was released on Friday), the long awaited follow up to her breakthrough album To The Horses.
We challenged Ed Nash and Jamie Maccoll of UK quartet Bombay Bicycle Club to a game of Australian Music Trivia while they were in Australia last month. it's slightly possible we made the game a little harder than we need to - but in any case, listen back and enjoy as we delve into the past and present of Australian music through ten trivia questions: