Photo Credit: Larry Heath - Backstage at Lollapalooza 2015
Earlier today, it was revealed that UK outfit Django Django would be returning to Australia as part of the massive Falls Festival lineup over the New Years period (full lineup details HERE). Earlier this weekend, we caught up with Jimmy Dixon and Tommy Grace from the group while backstage at Lollapalooza in Chicago, to talk about their return to Australia, their latest album Born Under Saturn - and we find out why the new tracks have yet to become a dominating force amongst their sets. We also talk Metallica fans, defining moments and of course, cowbell.
the AU review's Larry Heath had the opportunity to speak with frontman Max Kerman of Canadian alternative rock band, Arkells at Ottawa Bluesfest. He spoke highly of his fan base and made an interesting observation on the crowd ratios. Since their release of their third studio album, High Noon, their music has been well-received by their music followers.
Hip-hop artist, Tuka is a visionary musician with clear passion for what he does. Working on both solo project as well as being part of Blue Mountains based group, Thundamentals, it's clear that his upcoming new record, Life Death Time Eternal has explored his creativity without any limits or boundaries. the AU review's Larry Heath had the opportunity to speak with Tuka and here, he begins to explain the differences between working on his solo project and Thundamentals, explaining the emotional power his solo songs have brought to him as a musician.
Larry Heath caught up with indie post punk singer/songwriter Cafeine while he was at the Indies for the Canadian Music Week Awards in Toronto. During his time at CMW, he notes he has played a few shows, met new people, done a few interviews and has been “enjoying the water because the wine is expensive”. Click through to hear the full interview, where he talks about writing his new album, his manager, Australia, and more...
Photo taken by Larry Heath
During their run at The Great Escape, PINS' band members, Faith Holgate, Lois McDonald and Kyoko Swan had a sit down chat with the AU review's Larry Heath. The English rock band were enthusiastic about the shows that they were doing in Brighton. Front woman, Faith Holgate, mentions that they played a couple of unofficial shows back in 2012 for The Great Escape and reminisces about her experience, "It was one of our first shows. We played one of the unofficial stages at the Queen's Hotel. It was really good though - it was unofficial but it was crowded, it was great and it was our first time in Brighton."
Photo by Larry Heath.
Larry Heath caught up with Ecca Vandal while she was in Toronto for Canadian Music Week last month. For her first time playing her music in Canada, she was really enjoying it, "...it was really cool just to be playing my original music on the other side of the world. It was kinda surreal". Listen to the full interview below, where she talks about her live shows, future plans, and more...
the AU review caught up with Rich Aucoin at the Indies during Canadian Music Week last month to chat about getting older with more energy, enjoying the big, sweaty, confetti parachute party that is his live show and eventually getting down to Australia.
During their time at Singaporean's Music Matters event, the AU review's Larry Heath took the time to have a chat to Newcastle Indie/Pop band, Twin Lakes over some Singaporean Laksa at the famous 328 Katong Laksa.
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.