the AU review sits down with Oscar Cash and Joseph Mount of UK group Metronomy while in Sydney, following their performance at Splendour in the Grass. We talk about their latest record "Love Letters", their epic stage setup, their return to Australia, T in the Park, their plans for the months ahead, highlights of the months passed and much more...
the AU review sits down with Icelandic artist Ásgeir Trausti to talk about his debut record "In The Silence" and his first trip to Australia for Splendour in the Grass - as well as a couple of sideshows with Airling.
Man, they sure do make 'em young these days, don't they? 16 year old Rachel Costanzo may be still in her teens, but to listen to her catchy and energetic pop music, you'd be mistaken to think she'd be playing club nights already. The Melbourne singer-songwriter has already penned her debut EP and is prepping it for release and can safely count numerous American performances under her belt already. With her latest single "Starlight", that youthful energy is interpreted well in a great slice of club-friendly pop.
the AU review interviews Adelaide Hip-Hop Trio Hilltop Hoods to talk about their new record Walking Under Stars - out August 8th - ahead of their appearance at Splendour in the Grass over the weekend! We also talk about their experiences in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, their favourite festivals, the Adelaide hip hop scene and much more...
"In some ways it's better to take the money from a brand (than a record label)... because you don't have to pay the money back". "We've done the whole having no money thing, and it's not romantic". "I'm not going to feel like a sell out until I've stopped driving my Mum's Yaris".
How do bands survive in today's digital age? What does it mean to "sell out"? A new 10 minute documentary - The Truth About Money in Music - from Director Dan Graetz has emerged this week, talking to Australian musicians asking them these very questions. The responses are honest and the short film that results is a much watch for anyone who appreciates music - and in particular, the plight of the everyday musician.
Spoon are edging towards the release of their highly-anticpated eighth studio album in They Want My Soul and to keep us all hyped, they've dropped the film clip for the lead single, "Do You". Directed by Hiro Murai, the clip for "Do You" is the 20th installment of Urban Outfitters' UO Music Video Series. Britt Daniels fans are going to love.
In an Australia and New Zealand exclusive, the AU review brings you music streaming provider Deezer's Session with Ed Sheeran performing the track "Sing". Ed Sheeran played a series of stripped back songs from his current album X for Deezer. These are raw, intimate and genuine sessions where artists perform stripped-down sets recorded in London and in Deezer’s own studio in Paris, and soon, in Asia! Some of the artists that has featured on Deezer Sessions include Lorde, Stromae, Phoenix and Franz Ferdinand.
the AU review sits down with Rohin Brown, Jay Bird and Paul Mclean - aka Sydney rock trio The Walking Who - for an exclusive interview to talk about their new single "With Roses" (which you can listen to below), their latest shows and much more...
the AU review presents these exclusive, live and acoustic sessions filmed backstage at T in the Park 2014 of local Scottish bands Model Aeroplanes and The Moon Kids.
the AU review headed to Scotland's T in the Park Festival and caught up with Nathan Day of British rockers Darlia to talk about their new EP Candyman, the unintentional Grunge connotations - and he looks ahead to his upcoming trip to Australia for Splendour in the Grass - which will also be his first time on an airplane!
Alice Springs artist Ben Allen, aka Broadwing, has been on the AU's radar for some time, but when we recently saw him perform up in Darwin as part of the Original Recipe Music Festival, we really tuned in to the great music he was producing. An eclectic songwriter unafraid of playing with tone and musical texture, Allen has also demonstrated a talent as an illustrator as well. Such skills are on display in the new Broadwing film clip for "Commerce", one the AU is excited to premiere for you exclusively, today.
Backing up their announcement of an Australian tour this morning, Bombay Bicycle Club present the film clip for their latest tune, "Come To". The fourth single taken from the band's So Long, See You Tomorrow record, "Come To" is uplifting as you'd expect from the Londoners and will no doubt appeal to more listeners than before. Give it a spin and get excited for their September tour dates!
There's nothing quite like hearing a fresh comeback, even better when it whacks you straight in the face with ballsy, adrenaline-inducing rush. The Vines haven't sounded this good in quite some time, with "Metal Zone" they reach new heights and immediately kick up the buzz for their forthcoming double album Wicked Nature.
Produced by the legendary Paul 'Woody' Annison and directed by Bianca Milani, the video for Villainettes' latest single, "Diamonds" is remnant of a burlesque house gone awry (in the best way possible). Their distinct sound immediately grabs you, rife with bombastic beats and glistening melodies, Villainettes are one to watch.