Interviews

Interview: Murph from The Wombats chats about their fifth album Fix Yourself, Not the World, Hottest 100 & eBoy

January 14, 2022

The Wombats are kicking off the new year in style, about to release their fifth studio album Fix Yourself, Not The World. Lead singer Murph caught up with The AU Review’s John Goodridge about the making of the album; out tomorrow through Warner Music Australia. Would you say this album is the most challenging one you’ve […]

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Interview: Paul Kelly catches his Christmas Train, making gravy and Nina Simone

December 21, 2021

“…flour, salt, a little red wine, and don’t forget a dollop of tomato sauce for sweetness and that extra tang.” is a phrase that is ingrained in so many of us. Paul Kelly‘s “How To Make Gravy” has become synonymous with the festive season since its release in 1996. Not only that, but the 21st […]

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Interview: Sunshine Coast’s PHIN on “Mistakes”, songwriting and The 1975

December 16, 2021

Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter PHIN has just released latest single “Mistakes”, the first look at upcoming EP Wasting Time. With previous track “Losing My Doubts” amassing more than 30,000 Spotify streams, it’s certainly an exciting time for the young artist! “Mistakes” is a deliciously jangly slice of indie-pop exploring the beauties and burdens of young life […]

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Interview: Mitch Galbraith from Ocean Alley on “Touch Back Down”, their Fender collab and upcoming tours

December 10, 2021

Northern Beaches psych-rock outfit Ocean Alley have soared exponentially in their decade on the forefront of local indie music. The band has become one of the country’s most prominent touring acts and their highly anticipated live shows have captured audiences all over the world. Their instant hit “Confidence” scored #1 on triple j’s Hottest 100 […]

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Interview: Middle Kids talk touring the US in a pandemic, ARIA win and Jameson House of Rounds

December 8, 2021

Sydney indie-rock trio Middle Kids have quickly become one of the country’s most prominent and adored bands, capturing hearts worldwide with their gritty pop anthems and unparalleled storytelling. And it’s been another another huge year for the band, with the release of their new album Today We’re The Greatest in March, a national tour in […]

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Interview: Kurt Goedhart from The Butterfly Effect on “So Tired”, riffs and lockdown

November 30, 2021

As one of the country’s most iconic rock bands, The Butterfly Effect have seen and done it all in their time on the forefront of local heavy music. The Brisbane quartet’s latest single ‘So Tired’ and accompanying video is an exciting taste of their forthcoming album – the first in over a decade. We caught […]

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JessB

We caught up with JessB to talk “FROM THA JUMP”, lockdown recording sessions, and the King Street Carnival

November 25, 2021

Auckland-based rapper JessB has been steadily rising in recent years, and the one ahead is looking to be busy and bright. The former professional netballer has already had quite an impressive career; with two EPs, a mixtape and a handful of singles under her belt, JessB also won Best New Zealand Act at the 2019 […]

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Interview: Louis The Child on deep dish pizza, collabs with Skrillex and Euphoria

November 22, 2021

Louis The Child are the Chicago duo that have been tearing up the EDM scene since they were teenagers. Now just in their early 20s, Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett boast over 5.2 million monthly Spotify listeners, collaborations with Skrillex, Wafia, Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cutler; and even helped to pen the Chainsmokers’ hit “Closer”. […]

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Almost Monday is the San Diego trio soundtracking summer with “cool enough”

November 17, 2021

San Diego’s Almost Monday are a three-piece pop band that have been predicted as one of  “21 Breakout Musicians to Know in 2021” by GQ Australia, recently making their Lollapalooza debut and appearing on the lineups of international festivals Summerfest, Bonnaroo and Firefly. Not to mention, they’ve just released a tune that will soundtrack your […]

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Interview: ROLE MODEL on love songs, Mac Miller and ‘death wish’

November 3, 2021

ROLE MODEL says he’s built his brand on his shadowy sad boy bedroom production that’s made him the internet’s shoulder to lean on. But his few song outliers like “blind” and “forever&more” have been blowing up online, creating depth to this Maine-born, Los Angeles-based artist. His most recent single “death wish” is a stormy pop drop […]

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Interview: Azure Ryder on showing imperfection, manifestation and her Ladder To The Moon EP

October 29, 2021

Azure Ryder launched onto the scene just 18 months ago with “Dizzy” – a track that earned her the most played spot on Triple J despite being previously unknown. That same year, she released two revered EPs Running with The Wolves and Crazy With The Light, while making her live show debut with sold-out shows at Sydney’s Oxford […]

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Interview: Remi Wolf on competitiveness, reinvention and Juno

October 28, 2021

Remi Wolf is a Californian artist making it on to every ‘Must Watch’, ‘Next Generation’, ‘Rising Star’ list with her boundary-pushing pop that is changing the music landscape. She became a global sensation with her I’m Allergic To Dogs! EP which features hits “Photo ID” and “Disco Man” – a follow up to her 2019 You’re A […]

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Johnny Hunter

Interview: Nick Hutt from Johnny Hunter on “Life”, influences and dream venues

October 28, 2021

Sydney’s Johnny Hunter are a post-glam punk rock outfit that has been captivating audiences since 2018. With Nick Hutt providing lead vocals and theatre upfront, Xander Burgess on lead guitar, Nick Cerone on bass and Gerry Thompson on drums, the band has an incredibly captivating live show. Taking their influences from bands such as Joy […]

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Interview: Mildlife on playing to penguins, Opera House dreams and messages from afar

October 28, 2021

Melbourne psychedelic jazz rockers Mildlife should have been embarking on an Australian tour right now, including playing at Vivid Sydney and the revered Sydney Opera House. But COVID-19 had other ideas. Instead the five-piece, who had been working on a new album prior to the proposed tour, have been stuck in lockdown in Melbourne like […]

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Interview: JESSIA on her debut EP “How Are You?”, Ryan Tedder and being present

October 28, 2021

January 1st 2021 was a literal reset for JESSIA, when she posted a little snippet of a melody on TikTok that had viewers hooked. Within 72 hours, she’d polished it into an entire single and released the anthemic “I’m Not Pretty”, which went on to inspire a viral trend on the platform. It’s been less […]

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Interview: Georgia Mae on life in Los Angeles, climate anxiety and “Gentle”.

October 15, 2021

Brisbane’s Georgia Mae is the next generation of pop star with a message. Having cut her teeth in California for three years, she’s harnessed the Los Angelean resilience and do-it-all attitude that is making her a force to be reckoned with in the Australian scene. Now well and truly settled on home soil thanks to […]

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Interview: Jeremy Zucker answers your Reddit questions and talks CRUSHER

October 14, 2021

Jeremy Zucker was the sound of SoundCloud 2018 when his tracks “Comethru” and “All The Kids Are Depressed” went viral, establishing himself at the frontline of the bedroom producer pop wave. Fast-forward to 2020 and Jeremy was gearing up for a world tour off the back of his debut album love is not dying, only to have […]

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Interview: SLUMBERJACK and Lucy Lucy interview each other!

October 11, 2021

  Electonic duo SLUMBERJACK have teased out another track from their forthcoming debut LP, Dichotomy, in the form of “Better Off”, featuring the vocals of Sydney-sider Lucy Lucy. It might come as a surprise to many that the duo hasn’t yet released a full-form album, having released a number of singles and EP’s over the […]

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H3000

Interview: H3000’s Luke Steele on their debut album, collaborating with Jarrad Rogers and what a H3000 live show might look like

September 17, 2021

H3000 is a collaboration between Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun, The Sleepy Jackson and DREAMS fame, and Jarrad Rogers who has written songs for and produced for the likes of Charli XCX, Rita Ora, Lana Del Ray and so many more. Today they release their debut self-titled album, a cosmic collection of songs […]

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Interview: Evie Irie on “Bleed”, convincing her parents to move countries and Amy Shark

September 15, 2021

Evie Irie is one of the most powerful talents on the rise in Australia. When she was 15, she managed to convince her family to relocate to the US for her music career – a move that has seen her share stages with Bastille, Sigrid and Amy Shark, while hounding open mic nights and discovering […]

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Caiti Baker

Interview: Caiti Baker on returning to her R&B roots as her “Mellow” video drops

September 10, 2021

Darwin shape-shifting, genre-bending singer/songwriter Caiti Baker has today released the video for her recent release, “Mellow”. It’s a return to her first love, R&B and is a beautifully confident celebration of empowerment and sass. It’s sensual, it’s loving and it’ll get you up off your chair, throwing some shapes. Watch it on repeat. The video […]

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Interview: Gretta Ray on Begin To Look Around, music departments and London.

August 27, 2021

Australia was introduced to Gretta Ray when she was in her final year of high school, singing with her guitar at assembly as triple j breakfast hosts Matt Okine and Alex Dyson crowned her the winner of their Unearthed High competition in 2016. Her single “Drive” went on to gain nation-wide popularity, with the song currently […]

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Interview: Allison Ponthier on Faking My Own Death, tornados and Twilight

August 26, 2021

Fans of Kasey Musgraves, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers need to meet Allison Ponthier. The Texan-born New York-based artist has dropped her debut EP with Interscope Records, Faking My Own Death – a deeply personal and coded collection of self-discovery and otherness accompanied by Ponthier’s zany intergalactic cowboy world. At 20-years-old, Allison moved […]

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Interview: Still Woozy on If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is, his wedding & feelings.

August 17, 2021

Portland-based Still Woozy is at the forefront of the psychedelic pop scene, with an ability to create lush production that’ll have listeners hearing a new layer on every listen. He combines his carnival sound with a mixture of melancholy and rambunctiousness, creating a dichotic world of emotions which he relates to the feeling of airports. […]

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Archie Roach

Interview: Archie Roach on his Kitchen Table Yarns and his foundation stage at the Port Fairy Folk Festival

August 12, 2021

Archie Roach is a national treasure who has led an extraordinary life. As a two-year-old, he was forcibly removed from his family, as part of the “Stolen Generation”. This dislocation was to have a profound effect on Archie and his siblings, as he battled alcoholism and struggled to find his identity. He was able to […]

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Interview: JAWNY on The Story of Hugo EP, staying authentic and the pressure of going viral.

July 29, 2021

JAWNY is the 25-year-old Bay Area born, Philadelphia adopted and Los Angeles based carnival-funk lover boy pop musician who brought us the 2019 indie anthem ‘Honeypie’. He’s since inked a deal with Interscope, quickly putting out his debut collection For Abby and has now followed up its narrative with another perspective, The Story of Hugo. In […]

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Claire Rosinkranz

Interview: Claire Rosinkranz on ‘6 Of A Billion’, TikTok and teenage rebellion

July 23, 2021

“Backyard Boy” is one of TikTok’s most viral hits, soundtracking most of the 2020 lockdown for millennials. Claire Rosinkranz is the 17-year-old pop sensation behind the breakout hit that saw her release her debut EP produced by her father, BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd, as well as a remixed collection featuring Jeremy Zucker, ROLE MODEL and Australia’s […]

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Interview: Mabel on ‘Let Them Know’, ensemble connection and COVID hobbies.

July 15, 2021

Mabel took out the 2020 Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist at just 24-years-old, beating out Charlie XCX, Mahalia, Freya Ridings and FKA Twigs. She’s collaborated with the likes of AJ Tracey, Clean Bandit and 24kGoldn, and her debut album High Expectations (2019) entered the UK Charts at number three. So it’s pretty fitting that […]

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John Keenan

Interview: Brisbane’s John Keenan talks about his new track, the Americana-infused “Tired Eyes”

June 30, 2021

Last week singer/songwriter John Keenan released the beautiful and poignant track, “Tired Eyes”, a  heartfelt message of love for his partner. The track features the gorgeous vocals of Nicole McKinney. This is a track with a lovely Americana/folky feel to it. Intricate guitars in the opening sets the scene, the vocals kick in delivering the […]

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Interview: Holly Humberstone on “The Walls Are Way Too Thin”, home comforts and hair braids

June 24, 2021

Holly Humberstone‘s debut EP Falling Asleep At The Wheel caught on like wildfire after it’s release in August 2020. The 21-year-old has since been chosen as one of Apple’s Up Next Artist and VEVO DSCVR’s Artists To Watch 2021, defining the sound for the year. She’s currently giving us the first few tastes of what’s […]

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