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Watch Royal Blood chat to media backstage at Laneway Festival about Rock n Roll, Music Criticism and more.

Last weekend, the AU review had the opportunity to sit in a media conference with UK rock duo, Royal Blood, at Laneway Festival in Singapore. The duo discuss the greatness of being in a popular rock band and admitting the best part is to "throw our (their) equipment around".

Little Dragon (Sweden) talk about their musical journey, influences and being away from home at Laneway Singapore

Last weekend, the AU review had the opportunity to sit in a media conference with Swedish outfit Little Dragon at Laneway Festival in Singapore. The band discuss their musical journey up until now, admitting that they are on the right path and their love for playing music... despite it taking a long time to develop.

the AU interview: J and T from Jungle (UK) talks about Australia - "The Happy England" - at Laneway Singapore

Last weekend the AU review had the opportunity to chat to J and T from UK's Jungle at Laneway Festival in Singapore. The boys talk about their love of touring Australia - "The Happy England". They discuss how it's the most amazing feeling to have people connecting to their music and let us in on what we can expect from their Laneway sets...

Angus and Julia Stone (Sydney) discuss "indie music", future touring & album plans and Rick Rubin at Laneway Singapore

This past weekend the AU review had the opportunity to sit in a media conference with Australia's folk brother and sister duo Angus and Julia Stone at Laneway Festival in Singapore.

Jon Hopkins (UK) talks about his musical process, dream collaborations and more backstage at Laneway Singapore

This past weekend the AU review had the opportunity to sit in a media conference with UK's Jon Hopkins at Laneway Festival in Singapore. He talks about his definition of 'indie' music as being more "independently spirited music" and "music that's a little more messier and free".

Courtney Barnett (Melbourne) chats backstage at Laneway Festival in Singapore with drummer Dave Mundie

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:

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:

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.

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.