ARTS ON THE AU THE IRIS FOOD & LIFESTYLE VIDEAU GAMES HELLO ASIA! AU APPROVED AU ABROAD

AUDIO/PODCASTS

Listen to our Exclusive Interview with Barry McKenna from Twin Atlantic (Scotland) at T in the Park 2014.

Recorded during the T in the Park Festival in Scotland, listen to the AU review's exclusive chat with Barry McKenna of Scottish band Twin Atlantic, talking about their forthcoming new record Great Divide, their time at T in the Park (again), the likelihood of (finally) getting them down to Australia and much more!

the AU [audio] interview: Clipping (Los Angeles) talk "CLPPNG"

I had the opportunity earlier this month to catch up with Los Angeles based "noise rap" trio Clipping (William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes and Daveed Diggs) to talk about their new album CLPPNG, which is released here in Australia this Friday the 13th through Sub Pop via Inertia. We talk about making the record, the unexpected success of their debut, their experimental sound, the possibility of them coming to Australia and much more...

the AU playlist: Meet The Aussies at Music Matters in Singapore.

Kicking off tonight is the annual Music Matters conference and LIVE festival in Singapore. Over 60 bands from 18 countries will be in attendance, including an impressive dose of Australian bands. In addition to other appearances, if you happen to be in Singapore for the event, your best bet to experience all that Australia has to offer is either at the "Sound Gallery" on Wednesday night or "The Aussie BBQ" on Thursday night. Whether you're attending or not, we at the AU have put together these playlists for the events to find out either A) what you have to look forward to or B) what you're missing out on!

the AU interview at SXSW: Joe Ely (Texas) talks about the "Road to Austin", his music and Australia.

In this very special chat, we sat down with the legendary Texan musician Joe Ely to talk about his involvement in the film Road to Austin (reviewed on The Iris HERE), that time be played with Bruce Springsteen at SXSW, his years in the music industry, Australian experiences and much more...

the AU interview at SXSW: Director Beth Harrington talks "The Winding Stream", a music documentary about "the Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music"

windingstream

Larry Heath sits down with director Beth Harrington to talk about her documentary film The Winding Stream, which premiered at SXSW Film Festival last month. She tells us about how and why she got interested in telling the story of "the Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music".

the AU interview: Matt Hayward of Band of Skulls (UK) reflects on SXSW, their new record Himalayan and a June tour!

Larry catches up with drummer Matt Hayward from UK trio Band of Skulls to talk about their brand new album Himalayan, which was released in Australia on Friday, and working with Producer Nick Launay on it. We reflect on their experiences at SXSW this year, Splendour in the Grass in past years... plus we look forward to their return to Australia in June and much more!

the AU interview: Jeff Martin (Canada via Australia) on touring with Sarah McLeod and the next Tea Party record.

Larry Heath catches up with Jeff Martin to talk about his current tour around Australia with Sarah McLeod of The Superjesus and we get an update on what 2014 will bring for The Tea Party and their new record. Listen on....

the AU interview: Born Ruffians (Toronto, Canada)

the AU review sits down with two parts of Born Ruffians just before they hit the stage at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney, on their Falls Festival sideshow.

the AU interview: Adrian Fitipaldes of Northlane (Sydney) talks Big Day Out and their 2014 World Tour!

Earlier today I caught up with Adrian Fitipaldes from Sydney five piece Northlane to talk about their massive year, their plans for 2014 - new music, Big Day Out and a world tour - and I find out what his favourite record of 2013 was. Listen on!

the AU interview: Nash Whalen of Wooden Shjips talks their new record "Back To Land"

We talk to Nash Whalen, the keyboardist from acclaimed group Wooden Shjips about their latest record Back to Land, their European tour and tease the potential of them touring Australia in 2014 - as well as, of course, looking back at some of their past experiences here!

the AU interview: Jimmy Shaw from Metric (Toronto, Canada)

Larry catches up with Metric guitarist Jimmy Shaw to find out what we can expect from the Australian tour - which kicks off in a little over a week - given it's been well over a year since Synthetica was released. Hint: Some old stuff! We talk about their first ever trip to Hong Kong for Clockenflap Festival this weekend, about his cover of John Lennon's "Mother", new material in 2014 and much more!

the AU interview: Tim "Rosso" Ross (Australia)

Larry catches up with Radio Personality and Comedian Tim "Rosso" Ross to talk about working in radio, his upcoming performances in Australia and overseas and much more...

the AU interview: Nicky Bomba of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Melbourne)

Over the years I've had the opportunity to catch up with the amazing Nicky Bomba under several guises. From his solo material, to his work with John Butler and now the 26-piece Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Nicky has been a very busy man in the Australian music industry. Focusing much of his attention at the moment on MSO, whose debut record hit number five in ARIA’s official Jazz Albums Chart this week, we talk about the band's upcoming performances, BIGSOUND and more...

Interview Feature: Eating Yum Cha with Felix Riebl from The Cat Empire!

I had an opportunity to good to turn down: sit down with Felix Riebl from The Cat Empire and chat over some Yum Cha at the Marigold in Sydney! You can listen to the full chat below. Enjoy the sound of... food! We talk about their new album, their current tour and much more...