the AU review sat down in the AU's pop up venue at SXSW with Dispatch's Chadwick Stokes, about to head to Australia to play shows in Australia for the first time with his band - as well as appearing at Bluesfest in Byron Bay and playing solo shows of his own. Chadwick's solo record The Horse Comanche, is out in Australia on Friday 3 April.
In the final parts from the AU review's interview with Perfect Pussy from last month, Meredith Graves and the group talk about their favourite Australian Hardcore Bands, wanting to pet Koalas and Kangaroos and much more...
the AU review chats to American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer Lindsey Stirling about coming back to Australia to promote her album Shatter Me, "I've been touring non stop since releasing it" she says. Lindsey also offers her thoughts on the life of a musician "There's so many other things that go along with being a musician than just doing the show, you have to keep up your craft, keep up your social media... You can't ignore your fans around the world, it is quite a balance..."
Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, musician Tom Lark is best known for transforming bedroom surroundings into "bedazzling" alt-pop music. the AU review's Larry Heath chatted to Tom about his new "cheerful sounding " EP, what lies ahead for 2015, and which actor would play him in one of his music videos.
the AU review sits down with Tord Øverland Knudsen and Dan Haggis of Liverpool outfit The Wombats to talk about the two music videos off their forthcoming Glitterbug LP (out 3rd April 2015 through Warner Music Australia): the surprisingly violent "Greek Tragedy" and the animated "Your Body is a Weapon". Watch our chat about the videos and then watch them after the jump!
the AU review sits down with Sydney Singer/Songwriter Emma Beau to talk about her debut crowd-funded EP (available now), upcoming tour dates (playing The Bearded Lady in Brisbane on 12th March) and much more!
With their brand new record in stores now, we caught up with Fremantle's San Cisco while they were in Sydney a couple of weeks back to talk about Gracetown (said new record), their upcoming travels to Mexico, SXSW, touring with Groovin' The Moo and much more. One can assume that Nick Gardner did not expect to have shot himself in the foot not long after this interview was filmed... and we're glad to hear he's OK! Though sounds like the band will have to hit the road without him...
Here in part two of our two-part interview with Chad and Jordan of New Found Glory from Soundwave, the band talks about their upcoming violent video for song, "One More Round" and their imminent American Sleep When I Die tour. We chat about the creative process of video creation and the lyrics behind their aforementioned new single. We finish up as the band describes their passion for discovering new talent and why New Found Glory feels the need to pay it forward.
Whether you love them or hate them, Terror Universal is a very memorable band! Decked out in various horror masks, the four-piece recently took the stage at Soundwave Festival but not before stopping for a quick chat. In this interview, Terror Universal talk about their new release and why they believe their music has caught on so fast: "We feel our songs are really easy to get into live, we have some catchy choruses and some just groovy stuff as well as some really brutal stuff. So I mean, people just seem to grab onto it immediately."
American metalcore outfit Of Mice & Men have recently been in Australia debuting their latest album Restoring Force at Soundwave Festival and sideshows all around the country. the AU review’s Larry Heath caught up with the five-piece in Brisbane and spoke about the reception they’ve had so far: “I’m getting to play these new songs literally all over the world… It’s such a rewarding experience to be able to come up here and play [the new album] at night and see the crowd singing the new songs louder than our old ones.”
In the second part of our interview with Fall Out Boy at Sydney’s Soundwave festival (you can check out the first part here), we speak to the band about the movie references in their new album’s title, American Beauty/American Psycho and they reveal a deeper hidden meaning beyond the cinematic allusion.
the AU review recently caught up with Chad Gilbert and Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory at Soundwave's Sydney stop. In part one of this two part interview, the band talks playing Australia, fans’ reception to their newest album, Resurrection, and Jordan reveals the secret to creating his trademark vocals. Next the band talks (briefly) losing a drummer to fatherhood and their fill in band member, previously of Set Your Goals.
the AU review's Larry Heath chats to Patrick and Joe of Fall Out Boy at Soundwave Festival 2015 about writing songs for Oscar-winning movies, their attitudes towards the band before college, how having kids changes your perspective and the sense of responsibility they feel towards their fans.
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the AU review's Larry Heath sits down with DJ and Keyboardist Chris Kilmore and the Bassist and "Voice of Reason" Ben Kenney (donning a Midnight Oil shirt, no less) from California group Incubus to talk about their new EP "Trust Fall (Side A)" - coming out later this month - their experiences playing Soundwave Festival, the freedom of working with new label Island Records and much more...
Recently, Spanish band Hinds, FKA Deers sat down at the AU review HQ to chat about their upcoming tour in Australia and the highlights of traveling the world, (though they can’t pinpoint just one), “Every time we choose a highlight, the next week we have another one.” Embarking on their first tour outside of Europe, Hinds are hitting up Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, calling it “the biggest thing we’ve done.”