Courtney Barnett (Melbourne) chats backstage at Laneway Festival in Singapore

This weekend the AU review sat down amongst other media with Melbourne’s singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett (accompanied by drummer Dave Mundie) at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Singapore. Together we find out which city Barnett refers to as ‘the best place in the world.’ They discuss the origin of Barnett’s witty lyrics and she reveals how sarcasm has become her safety net. They go on to talk about her angst-ridden teen years and her love for 90’s grunge band, Nirvana.

the AU interview: Ratking (New York) talk Laneway, New York Hip Hop and their upcoming free record.

the AU review sits down with Wiki and Sporting Life from New York's Ratking to chat about their Australian tour with Laneway Festival, the New York Hip Hop Scene, their upcoming album release - which will be dropping for free next month (February 2015). Find out all the details here:

New Music Video: The Smith Street Band "Get High, See No One" (2015)

The Smith Street Band released the music video for their latest Throw Me in the River track, "Get High, See No One", yesterday and true to band form, it's one for the books. Filmed in Footscray, you get a look into the band's home, Wil with clown make up on and general Smith Street antics.

Mac Demarco (Canada) talks Asia, a possible buddy-flick, and more backstage at Laneway Festival Singapore

This past weekend, we had the pleasure of catching Mac DeMarco at St Jermone's Laneway Festival 2015 in Singapore. In part one of this two part interview, Mac and bassist Pierce McGarry talk about being the crowned prince of indie rock & roll, the world-saving vibe that iPhone users give off in their crowds, and more.

Future Islands (Baltimore, Maryland) talk smoking, fame, Letterman and more backstage at Laneway Festival Singapore

Over the weekend we had the pleasure of interviewing American synth-pop band, Future Islands at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015 in Singapore. In part one of this two part interview, we talk about Future’s recent tour and the band let’s us in on what they love to check out in every new city they visit.

the AU interview: We hang backstage with Royal Blood (Brighton) at Laneway Singapore!

This past weekend, the AU review's Larry Heath had a chance to sit down and interview UK rock duo Royal Blood at Laneway Festival in Singapore. We talk to them about their crazy past 12 months and how much they are enjoying touring and playing. The duo talk about how their live show hasn't changed despite the growth in popularity - it is "always a different party" though all the "main elements are always there". Watch on for more:

New Music Video: Cassian "Running" (2015)

Ooh, this is a good'n. Sydney's Cassian has come bursting out of the gates in 2015 with the catchy tune "Running" matches the vibe. Written, directed and produced by Lukasz Pytlik, the music video for this one utilises some great colours and tones in bringing this astronaut's story to screen!

New Music Video: Pluto Jonze "Wear Purple at My Funeral" (2015)

Pluto Jonze wants you to wear purple at his funeral. You may also take acid at his funeral. Just, whatever happens, ensure there are no ex-girlfriends on site. The Sydney artist officially releases the video for the insanely catchy track, taken from his acclaimed sophomore release, Sucker.

We Ask: Do you remember the first time you heard yourself or your band on triple j?

Ahead of tomorrow's Hottest 100 countdown, we ask The Preatures, Ball Park Music and Tkay Maidza to talk about the first time they heard themselves or their band on triple j. We also talk to KLP about the first time she hosted House Party... Filmed during the radio station's 40th anniversary celebrations in Sydney: Beat The Drum.

New Music Video: Interpol "Everything Is Wrong" (2015)

I don't know about you, but when I remember and think of New York, I tend to think of it in black and white. Something so vintage about that city, especially when its wintry. So, when Interpol released their music video for El Pintor cut "Everything is Wrong", I thought, 'Well there ya go,' when the first image of Daniel Kessler walking down a NYC street first flashed up. Directed by Paul Banks and Carlos Puga, the clip has everything you could want - Kessler eating an ice cream in the middle of the city, a cute French bulldog and some great footage of the band performing in some on point suits.

the AU interview: Josef Salvat (Australia via London/Paris) talks about living overseas, writing in the bush and 2015 plans!

the AU review sits down with Josef Salvat to talk about his time in London, his upcoming move to Paris, his past EP, the future LP, other plans for 2015 and he discusses how he loves writing music in the bush of Australia...

the AU interview: Raf Rundell of The 2 Bears (UK) talks live show, Sugar Mountain, Bears in Space and more...

the AU review sat down with Raf Rundell of UK electronic duo The 2 Bears while he was in Sydney, Australia in January 2015 to discuss their latest record, a Bears in Space project, upcoming performance at the Australian festival Sugar Mountain, being a family man and much more! They're touring Australia right about now... dates are after the video below!

Beat The Drum artists reflect on their earliest triple j memories...

the AU review asks The Preatures, Ball Park Music and KLP to talk about their earliest memories of listening to triple j. Do they remember the first time the listened to the station? Filmed last week during the radio station's 40th anniversary celebrations in Sydney: Beat The Drum.

the AU interview: Circa Waves (Liverpool) on stalking The 1975, playing SXSW in 2015 and Arctic Monkeys.

In part two of our exclusive interview with English ‘garage pop’ band Circa Waves (filmed last week in Sydney), we delve further into the band’s extensive tour with The 1975 and the band reveals their possible ‘stalking’ tendencies. We anticipated their then upcoming Sydney show, including playing at a venue that has hosted the likes of Nirvana — no pressure there.

New Music Video: Delia Obst "Half Light" (2015)

Delia Obst is a well known name on the Adelaide circuit, and we're stoked to see that this lady's profile is gaining momentum beyond the SA border too. A stunning songstress who has provided her vocal talents on tracks by the likes of Banjo Jackson and Kaurna Cronin and more, Delia has got some solo stuff of her own coming this year and by all accounts, there's going to be some exciting music ahead.