Interviews

Interview: nothing,nowhere. talks Australia tour, next album and writing honestly

January 28, 2023

Vermont alternative artist nothing,nowhere. (aka Joe Mulherin) is one of our generation’s most interesting and prolific creative minds. With a musical style that might be distilled to guitar-driven emo trap, he refuses to adhere to any one genre and has amassed a loyal following through his honest lyrics. Since his sensational 2021 album TRAUMA FACTORY, […]

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Thomas Headon

Interview: Thomas Headon is having fun. We chat about “Georgia”, his love of touring and more

January 19, 2023

Aussie-raised and London-based Thomas Headon has been gaining a legion of fans since he released his debut single “Grace” in 2019. His first two EP’s amassed over 40 million streams, and his 440+k TikTok followers are kept amused with his prodigious output. Last year Thomas embarked on a tour in the US with his good […]

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Interview: The Beths make way for Laneway before a massive year

January 12, 2023

“Rest is weird.” – This is how Elizabeth Stokes, guitar, singer and one-quarter of the formidable team, band and fast friends that are Auckland’s The Beths, starts our interview. 2022 saw them perform around 94 gigs in over a dozen countries as they took the chance to promote not one, but two albums that have […]

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Interview: Hein Cooper talks new single, choir collab and connecting with nature

December 16, 2022

Sydney indie-pop singer-songwriter Hein Cooper wants you to stop listening to the television. His latest single “The Weatherman” featuring Yuin elder Uncle Noel Butler – released 24 Nov – discusses the societal disconnect from nature. We caught up with Hein Cooper to chat about the song and more. “I’ve felt this way for a long […]

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Interview: Dan Mac of Art vs Science talks the making of Big Overdrive ahead of Wine Machine Festival

December 15, 2022

After finishing an Australian tour on the back of the release of their latest album Big Overdrive, Art vs Science are heading to South Australia’s McLaren Vale for Wine Machine. We caught up with Dan MacNamee to chat about the making of the album. How does it feel to be back on the road? The […]

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Interview: Headwreck talk new single, video shoot and real goals

December 11, 2022

Brisbane alt-metal quartet Headwreck are paving the way for a new era of heavy music in Australia. Their dark, bouncy new single “Let It Feel” is their first original release since their explosive 2021 debut EP Glamorise Demise. Produced, mixed and mastered by guitarist/vocalist Jamo Benadie, the band’s latest offering is their most unique and […]

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Interview: Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford on upcoming Wine Machine festival, new music & tour hangovers

November 27, 2022

With half the band residing overseas nowadays, it’s been a long wait between shows in Australia for synth-pop veterans Cut Copy, who are among the headline acts at Wine Machine festival which starts on Saturday in Perth. Cut Copy will be playing alongside headline act Flight Facilities, as well as Lime Cordiale, San Cisco, Client […]

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Interview: NTH RD talk new single, patience and tactile writing

November 26, 2022

Melbourne melodic metalcore act NTH RD have come straight out the gate to make 2022 their own with no signs of slowing. The quartet recently shared their anthemic new single and video “I Watched You Fade Away”, just four months after their debut EP Panic, exploring loss and change. We caught up with vocalist Jordan […]

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Interview: Ziggy Alberts on Here Comes The Sun fest, green touring with Jack Johnson, new album, and more

November 14, 2022

Ziggy Alberts will hit the road to tour this week, following the release of his sixth studio album titled Dancing In The Dark earlier this month, which he says is all about everyone’s journey over the past few years. The Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter will start this Saturday with a headline slot at Here Comes The […]

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Interview: Harry Mackley of Aburden talks new single, live shows and hiatus

November 10, 2022

Melbourne alt-emo act Aburden have returned from a two-year hiatus with their second single of the year, “Believe Me”, out now. After recent headline shows and appearances at AM//PM and Panic! At the Metro emo nights, the band are ready for the comeback fans have been eagerly waiting for. We had a chat with vocalist/guitarist […]

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Interview: Michael Brady of Jackie Brown Jr. chats about their latest single release “Who’s Gonna Know”

November 7, 2022

Sydney indie-rock band Jackie Brown Jr have just released a summer pop anthem, “Who’s Gonna Know”. We chatted with keyboard player Michael J Brady to learn a little more about the band and the single release. Let’s start with the history of the band. How did you get together and what made you like the […]

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Interview: Marcus Bridge of Northlane talks tour, Knotfest and supporting the scene

November 4, 2022

Sydney alt-metal legends Northlane have cemented themselves as one of the country’s best independent acts. The band will be taking their #1 album Obsidian across regional Australia on a 16-date tour this November and December with Windwaker and a slew of local supports. We caught up with frontman Marcus Bridge to chat about the upcoming […]

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Interview: Tyler Richardson talks new album, tour support and vegan pepperoni

November 2, 2022

Tassie folk artist Tyler Richardson (frontman of rock quartet Luca Brasi) has captivated with his debut solo record Heaven in the Suburbs, released 14 October via Cooking Vinyl Australia. We had a chat with Richo about the album, tour support and more. “I was trying to make vegan pepperoni and I dropped the fucking bowl […]

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Interview: Vatic talk their new EP, launch show and horror films

November 1, 2022

Melbourne metalcore outfit Vatic have proven to be a strong contender in the booming local heavy scene. Their highly-anticipated concept EP Mercer 217 – released Friday 21 October – is a shining example of their depth as a band and striking creativity. We had a chat with the band regarding the new EP to learn […]

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Interview: Ben Stewart of Slowly Slowly talks new album, big collab and special tour

October 31, 2022

Melbourne rockers Slowly Slowly have quickly become one of the country’s most adored bands. After a string of diverse singles and regional tour of Australia, their fourth album Daisy Chain will be out 4 November via UNFD. We had a chat with vocalist and guitarist Ben Stewart about the album and more. “I kind of […]

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Interview: Jaydon Colvin of Outloved talks new single, video and tour

October 27, 2022

Melbourne alt-rock quartet Outloved are the underdogs of the local punk scene and ready for their big break. Their latest offering “Never Enough” is the band’s second single of the year, following previous banger “Still Lonely” and 2021’s only release “It’s All Hate”. We caught up with frontman Jaydon Colvin to discuss the single and […]

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Interview: Lee Hartney of The Smith Street Band talks new album, tour and podcasts

October 26, 2022

Beloved Melbourne rock quintet The Smith Street Band have a knack for crafting equally personal and uniting music. After Don’t Waste Your Anger debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in 2020, their sixth studio album Life After Football is out 25 November via their own label Pool House Records. We caught up with […]

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Interview: Adam Melchor on slam poetry, squids and Here Goes Nothing!

October 26, 2022

New Jersey-born, Los Angeles-based Adam Melchor likens his music to the TikTok sounds asking ‘What’s the worst pain you’ve ever felt that’s not physical?’ – he’s on the feelings frontline with his diaristic ballads from his sophomore album Here Goes Nothing! “Now I really feel like I know who I am, who I identify with and […]

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Interview: Izzy Heltai talks Austin City Limits, expectations, and his influences

October 19, 2022

Izzy Heltai is the kind of person you just want to give a hug and if you spend more than 30 seconds with him, it seems like you most likely are going to get one. It took one listen of “Day Plan” from his EP Day Plan (5 Songs Written 4 the End of the […]

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Interview: Jack Ryan of We Burn Bridges talks new single, video and launch show

October 18, 2022

Darwin metalcore quintet We Burn Bridges have recently shared their latest single “Death Curse” featuring rapper and ex-member BxK, along with awesomely graphic visuals. The band will be celebrating the release with a single launch at The Railway Club in Darwin on 3 December, supported by DRAFTDAY, Ask the Axis and Whisper. We had a […]

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Interview: Darren Hayes chats about the making of his latest album Homosexual

October 17, 2022

Iconic pop artist and award-winning songwriter Darren Hayes has just released his first new album in a decade: Homosexual. It’s a celebration of the love and music that has influenced his career. In this interview with The AU Review, Hayes discusses the trauma of growing up gay and the acceptance and joy that he has […]

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Interview: Henry Cox of Boston Manor talks new album, tours and catharsis

October 14, 2022

English emo punks Boston Manor have been super busy this year. On top of headline tours and support slots, the five-piece are also about to drop their fourth studio album Datura, out this Friday via SharpTone Records. We had a chat with vocalist Henry Cox about the new album and upcoming tours just ahead of […]

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Interview: Jono and Sam of Sly Withers talk new album, tour and time

October 12, 2022

Perth alt-rock quartet Sly Withers have become a local favourite since their widely successful sophomore record Gardens in 2021. Just a year on, the band returns with their third album Overgrown on 28 October via Dew Process/UMA. We caught up with vocalists/guitarists Jono Mata and Sam Blitvich to talk about the new album and tour. […]

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Mimi Webb

Interview: Mimi Webb on Australia, fish and chips, love languages and “Ghost Of You”

October 11, 2022

Pop protégé Mimi Webb has released her latest anthemic single “Ghost Of You” – a sonically bright and bubbly track that contrasts with lyrics of a lingering past love. Having finally been able to bring her tour Down Under after gaining notability over the pandemic, we caught up to discuss the single. “It was like […]

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Dayglow

Interview: Dayglow on liberation, Australian culture and People In Motion

October 8, 2022

Sloan Struble is the musical mastermind behind the indie-pop heavy hitter Dayglow – a project conceptualised, written, played, and produced by Sloan. Since emerging onto the music scene with 2018’s ‘Can I Call You Tonight?’ at just age 19, Dayglow has grown to become one of the blueprints in intricate pop production with lush synth-driven […]

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Jelly Oshen

BIGSOUND Interview: Jelly Oshen on becoming a multi-instumentalist and favourite part of the creative process

October 4, 2022

Jelly Oshen is a twenty-one-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Cairns, QLD. We first came across Jelly last year when we premiered the video for his song “All Alone”, and I was excited to see that he would be performing at BIGSOUND this year. I caught up with Jelly to talk about his musical journey, and why and […]

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Interview: Isabella Manfredi talks about her debut album izzi and the joy of recording as a solo artist

September 30, 2022

Isabella Manfredi recently released her debut album izzi. Isabella (Izzi), was of course the lead singer of the Australian band The Preatures, before it was disbanded. It’s a beautiful album, ingrained with love, hope and optimism, yet doesn’t shy away from some of her darker moments. It was a cathartic album for the singer/songwriter, who […]

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Banjo Lucia

BIGSOUND Interview: Banjo Lucia on her songwriting process, being fearless and love of musicals

September 27, 2022

Banjo Lucia is a singer/songwriter from Fremantle in Western Australia who is very much starting to make waves. She’s had a stellar 2022, releasing her debut EP, Peccadilloes to broad acclaim. As well as her own headline shows, Banjo has racked up some pretty great support slots, including Stella Donnelly on her national tour, San Cisco […]

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Hayley Marsten

Interview: Hayley Marsten on her songwriting influences and process behind new single “Bittersweet At Best”

September 23, 2022

Central Queensland’s indie-country singer/songwriter Hayley Marsten is very much an artist on the rise. She burst out of the blocks in 2019 with her debut album, Spectacular Heartbreak, and since then has been winning over audiences with her poignant songs showcasing heartache, growth and discovery. Earlier this year she released “I’m Fine, Thanks”, a stunning riposte […]

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In Hearts Wake

Interview: Jake Taylor of In Hearts Wake chats about the doco Green is the New Black

September 22, 2022

In the middle of their first Australian tour in several years, we sat down with In Hearts Wake frontman Jake Taylor to chat about the band’s new feature-length documentary Green Is The New Black. It holds a mirror up to the music industry and its relationship to the environment. The movie chronicles the making of […]

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