Interviews

The story behind Paddington’s ambitious new mural: Renegades of Funk

July 3, 2020

Sydney-based outsider artist Joel Veness has examined the idea of isolation and grown it into the city’s newest large-scale mural, adding a meaningful and provocative piece to the inner-city’s growing collection of street art. Although Melbourne nears monopoly when it comes to discussions about street art in Australia, works like this are important to spread […]

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Interview: Sarah Marriott gives us the lowdown on Lounge Room Sessions

April 8, 2020

With venues across the country closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, performers are looking to digital platforms to share their creativity. Enter Sarah Marriott and an exciting new project, dubbed Lounge Room Sessions. With more than 2,000 tuning into the first event last weekend, Lounge Room Sessions are already off to a flying start. Fronted by […]

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Art Gallery of Ballarat director Gordon Morrsion talks Ballarat’s artistic vision (part 2)

December 15, 2016

Yesterday we published part one of an interview with the director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Gordon Morrison. In that first half, we heard his vision for the gallery and what its place will be for future exhibitions stemming from the gallery’s recent exhibition of the touring Archibald Prize artworks. For those art lovers […]

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Meet the Ships in the Night #13 headliners: Tristan Fidler

May 17, 2016

Ships in the Night, Perth’s bi-monthly celebration of words and music, returns this week. After two successful showings at Perth’s Fringe World, where the evening inhabited a ger or yurt, the team are back in a more conventional venue this month – Paper Mountain. We caught up with the two headliners Laurie Steed and Tristan […]

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Meet the Ships in the Night #13 headliners: Laurie Steed

May 16, 2016

Fresh from a successful double showing at Fringe World back in February, Ships in the Night is returning on Thursday for their thirteenth celebration of local words and music. Taking place at Paper Mountain in Northbridge, the event will once again feature a collection of local writers, and musicians headed up by two headline acts; who […]

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The AU Interview: Actor Kane Alexander Talks “City of Angels” Australian Premiere

October 29, 2015

Having spent the last few weeks indulging in movies as part of his character research, actor Kane Alexander, is certain he and his cast members will bring to life one of Broadway’s most successful shows. Life Like Company have taken a risk bringing City of Angels to Australian audiences, but given the way Kane has […]

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Tyler Szalkowski of State Champs (New York) talk second LP, “Shot Boys” and touring with 5SOS

June 16, 2015

New York pop-punk band, State Champs have had a busy two years since releasing their debut album, The Finer Things. It’s hard to imagine how far they have come since 2013 and it’s clear that they pretty much gave it their all to be where they are now. After several international tours and countless opportunities, they managed to […]

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this will destroy you

Chris King of This Will Destroy You (USA) on instrumental music and its emotional impact

June 8, 2015

For people that follow Rooster Teeth, animator and writer Monty Oum sadly passed away in February this year. Not only was Oum a workmate but he was also a beloved friend to the Rooster Teeth community. To commemorate his passing, the team made a beautiful tribute towards the end of this podcast video while using This Will Destroy You’s “The Mighty Rio […]

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other lives

Jonathan Mooney of Other Lives (Oklahoma) talks on new LP, Radiohead and more

May 21, 2015

Being influenced by highly acclaimed alternative rock band, Radiohead, it’s clear that three-piece indie-rock band, Other Lives put a sense of passion and feeling in their music. Coming from Stillwater, Oklahoma, the band feel that their latest album, Rituals is their best work and as they grow as a band, the bond they have with each other strengthens as […]

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busby marou

Jeremy Marou of Busby Marou (Brisbane) talks Mother’s Day Polo Classic event, AIME and more

May 5, 2015

Acoustic folk-duo, Busy Marou, will be playing a special event on behalf of Maserati’s Mother’s Day Polo classic, this weekend (Saturday May 9th) and all proceeds will go towards people living with disabilities as aid for the development of day programs that will assist them in their daily lives. We had a chat with the lovely […]

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the colour code

Michael Soltys of The Colour Code (Melbourne) talks band’s history, upcoming EP and more

April 30, 2015

From Melbourne, Australia, pop-rock legends of The Colour Code have many sound influences that can be heard through their music. To sound different, especially in the local market is tough but when you take a listen to tracks such as “Alibi” and “It’s Up To Me”, there’s no denying that this band has clear-cut chemistry. In this […]

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ilan rubin the new regime

Ilan Rubin of The New Regime (USA) chats about Exhibit B, his role as a vocalist and more

April 30, 2015

Multi-instrumentalist, Ilan Rubin is a hardworking individual and there’s no doubt that he’s accomplished many things alongside his music career. Working with bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Paramore and Angels and Airwaves has given him plenty of opportunities to learn the ropes of creating and writing his own music. With his solo music project being under the name of The New Regime, […]

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east india youth

William Doyle of East India Youth (England) talks about SXSW, Culture of Volume, touring and more

April 22, 2015

Behind the futuristic sound of East India Youth, electronic musician William Doyle has been a very busy man with a tight schedule. Having just finished a round of shows for SXSW and releasing his new album, Culture of Volume this month, he talks to us about the new record’s reception, what he enjoys about tour life and his plans for the rest […]

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gang of youths

Dave Le’aupepe of Gang of Youths (Sydney) talks about new LP and future “brutal” music collabs

April 14, 2015

Ambitious indie-rock band, Gang of Youths are one of those local gems that you need to know – especially if you live in Sydney. With their melancholic tunes of heartache and loss, they’re a band who lets their story unfold in a way that no one else can. With the upcoming release of their debut LP, The Positions, […]

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silverstein

Shane Told of Silverstein (Canada) talks ten-year anniversary tour for Discovering the Waterfront

April 14, 2015

Heading back to our shores next month, Silverstein will be doing a leg of shows in Australia for their ten-year anniversary tour of Discovering the Waterfront. In this interview, frontman, Shane Told reminisces about the journey of the record, the band’s sound progression and what his journey as a musician has meant for him. With their new record, I Am […]

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howard

Howard Feibusch of Howard (Brooklyn) tells all about SXSW, The Beatles and more

April 14, 2015

For those who attended SXSW this year, you’ve probably heard of the band Howard. And those who didn’t may have spotted them listed on our editor’s festival picks. The Brooklyn-based band have displayed a unique take on folk music with a cheeky, electronic twist. With the release of their debut album Religion and reaping all kinds of success from their single […]

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death cab for cutie

Nick Harmer of Death Cab for Cutie (USA) tells all about Kintsugi and songwriting process

April 1, 2015

Having a strong catalogue of albums and reigning success in the indie/alternative rock scene, Death Cab For Cutie are clearly great at what they do. With their eighth studio album, Kintsugi just released, we chat to bassist player, Nick Harmer about the meaning of the term “Kintsugi”, the details behindChris Walla‘s departure and how the band have evolved using both experimentation […]

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peaches

Peaches (Canada) talks about upcoming Groovin’ The Moo festival and creative avenues

March 24, 2015

Coming to Australia next month, Canadian electronic artist, Peaches, will be heading our way for Groovin’ The Moo festival to dazzle audiences with her delightful presence on stage. After putting her heart and soul into writing lyrics for her new album, she takes a bit of a breather in Berlin, mentally preparing herself for the upcoming busy schedule […]

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you me at six

Max Helyer of You Me At Six (UK) talks Cavalier Youth, band’s sound progression and Kanye West

March 19, 2015

Providing a sense of hope and inspiration with their 2014 release, Cavalier Youth, English alternative rock band, You Me At Six have achieved world-renowned success with stellar tracks such as “Lived A Lie”, “Cold Night” and “Room To Breathe”. Good news for Australian fans as the band are coming back to our shores in April/May to do Groovin’ The […]

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mayday parade

Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade (USA) reflects on band’s journey, tour life and more

March 19, 2015

Teaming up with Yellowcard in July, Mayday Parade are coming back to Australia to do a leg of shows whilst showcasing their tug-on-your-heartstrings kind of songs that have made fans fall in love with the band around the world. The alternative rock band from Tallahassee, Florida have gone through challenge after challenge but it’s safe to say that they’ve […]

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switchfoot

Tim Foreman of Switchfoot(USA) talks Fading West, Soundwave and the band’s journey

March 13, 2015

Famously known for acclaimed tracks such as “Dare You To Move” and “Meant To Live”, Switchfoot are coming back to Australia in a few weeks to touch the hearts and souls of many with their empowering rock music. The band have explored many avenues that have helped their music connect with many people around the world, […]

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touche amorè

Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amore (USA) talks about upcoming Australian tour and more!

December 15, 2014

Kicking off the New Year, Touché Amore are joining forces with Every Time I Die and will be doing a leg of Australian shows in January of next year. Fans can expect a whirlwind of crazy shows that by the end of the night, speaking for as little as possible is the only option they can take really. Following […]

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the AU interview: Tom Parsons and Madeleine Jones talk playing Guy and Girl in "Once: The Musical"

November 28, 2014

We sit on the set of Once: The Musical at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre to talk to the “Guy” and “Girl” of the show, Tom Parsons and Madeleine Jones, about how they came to be in the production, their Glen Hansard and Swell Season experiences, their musical histories and more. Filmed in Melbourne in November 2014. […]

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set it off

Cody Carson of Set It Off (USA) talks about new album Duality and his journey as a musician

October 30, 2014

For their follow-up to 2012’s Cinematics, Florida’s Set It Off have unleashed Duality, a record that’s been well-received by fans. From working his ass off in his clarinet performance major, to singing on stage with one of his favourite bands and to now being in a band of his own, it’s musicians like Cody Carson which make me realise […]

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the swellers

Nick Diener of The Swellers (USA) talks about farewell tour, Soundwave and life on the road

October 30, 2014

Residing from Flint, Michigan, The Swellers have called it day. With their farewell tours coming up, as well as being part of the massive lineup for Soundwave next year, it’s safe to say that the band will be saying goodbye with a bang. With constant label switching, band members coming and going as well as being broke […]

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the AU interview: Jim Gaffigan talks about laziness, "Dad is Fat" and his new book "Food: A Love Story".

October 27, 2014

the AU review interviews US stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan where we chat about laziness, his memoir Dad Is Fat and latest book Food: A Love Story detailing his obsession, inspiration and chronicles of food… as well as the challenge of appealing to a foreign audience. This is the third and final part of our interview […]

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the AU interview: Dan Clarkson – Co-Writer, Performer and Creator of "Potted Potter" (Opening at the Sydney Theatre Tonight)

October 21, 2014

Larry Heath sits down with Daniel Clarkson, co-writer, co-performer and co-creator of the internationally touring comedy show Potted Potter, which condenses all seven Harry Potter books into seventy minutes. Following a successful run of the show in 2012 with other actors, Dan is currently in Australia touring the show with the other half of the […]

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the AU interview: Jim Gaffigan (USA) talks Meat Pies & playing the Sydney Opera House for Just For Laughs.

October 17, 2014

Jim Gaffigan sits down with the AU to talk about his first ever visit to Australia – eating meat pies, how he feels like he’s accepted in Australia being an American and playing the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just For Laughs Festival in Sydney as part of his “White Bread Tour”. Jim […]

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the AU interview: Reggie Watts (Brooklyn) chats collaborations and more ahead of Just For Laughs in Sydney!

October 15, 2014

Photo: Allan E. Schoening Having been in Australia for a few dates already on his ‘Hello Humans’ tour, comedian/artist/musician and more, Reggie Watts, still has some time left in the country, currently gearing up for some shows in Sydney as part of Just For Laughs and a final gig in Perth. Larry chats with him […]

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the AU interview: Cirque du Soleil "High Bars" Performer Caoliang Wang on "Totem" – in Sydney from October 28th.

October 7, 2014

As Montreal’s famed company Cirque du Soleil celebrates its 30th Anniversary, they are getting ready to bring their latest production TOTEM to Australia. To get our head around what we can expect from the new show, we are catching up with the performers and creative minds of the show. Our third and final performer for […]

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