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:
AU Radio is coming this November and we want you to be a part of it! We are now taking pitches for weekly (or monthly) programs that you would host or curate for the digital station. See below and apply by October 12th to be considered.
While they were in Australia over the weekend, Larry sat down with bassist Ed Nash and guitarist Jamie MacColl from UK's Bombay Bicycle Club to talk about their experiences in Australia, their favourite festivals over the last year, life on the road and much more... Listen to the full chat here:
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!
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...
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!
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...
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".
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!