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!
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 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.
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!
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!