Interviews

Interview: LANY reflects on milestones, brunch culture and their Australian tour

May 28, 2022

LANY are currently on Australian shores, making their way around the country as they soundtrack our heartaches and hangups in the largest venues they’ve played in Oz yet. Paul Klein and Jake Goss built an international fanbase with their 2017 self-titled album, and followed it up with Malibu Nights (you can read our past chat […]

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Interview: Wallis Bird chats about the making of her latest album HANDS

May 27, 2022

With her seventh studio album HANDS (or NINE AND A HALF SONGS FOR NINE AND A HALF FINGERS) releasing today, we thought it was high time we caught up with singer-songwriter Wallis Bird. We chatted to her as basked in the glow of a beautiful spring morning, the birds singing as she sipped on a […]

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Baby Velvet

Interview: Baby Velvet on Please Don’t Be In Love With Someone Else, Girls Rock and Americana Surf-Rock

May 27, 2022

Melbourne artist, Baby Velvet, is the solo project for Hannah Crofts, and today she released her debut album, Please Don’t Be In Love With Someone Else. It’s an album imbued with reflections of love and love-lost, as well as navigating life as an adult. It is undoubtedly shaped by years of life as a touring […]

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Ball Park Music’s Sam Cromack talks Weirder and Weirder, recording processes, and the upcoming tour

May 25, 2022

With their seventh studio album Weirder and Weirder due out later this week, we sat down with Sam Cromack, lead singer of Ball Park Music to talk about recording the new album and what it means for them going forward. Weirder and Weirder itself feels like an evolution of the band’s previous album, with a […]

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Interview: T-Pain’s protégé Mason Dane on his TikTok discovery, his mother’s influence and the grind.

May 18, 2022

Newcastle’s Mason Dane is breaking onto the global scene without forgetting where he’s come from. Within the last year, his life has done a full 180 after hip hop legend T-Pain reviewed Dane’s track ‘DASH’ on his Twitch stream – a moment that quickly went viral on TikTok after he said, “I want this to […]

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Pretty Good For A Girl Band

Interview: Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers talk Pretty Good For A Girl Band, national tour and sexist dentists

May 7, 2022

Canberra punk quartet Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers have caught the attention of everyone with ears and eyes since their emergence just five years ago. I mean, is that not the coolest band name ever? With their debut EP Pretty Good For A Girl Band – out on the 13th May via Domestic La […]

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Interview: Role Model on Rx, Coachella and click-bait song titles

May 6, 2022

Role Model is the Pittsburg-native turning up heat and making the internet frisky with his debut album Rx – a sexually charged collection featuring songs with titles like ‘masturbation song’, ‘stripclub music’ and ‘die for my bitch’. “In the simplest terms, the album is about the power of a woman and how it healed me […]

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Charlie Collins

Interview: Charlie Collins finds catharsis in her riveting new album Undone

April 29, 2022

Sydney’s Charlie Collins has today released her much-anticipated sophomore album, Undone. The album is a deeply personal one, traversing the mixed emotions from the end of a long-term relationship. Charlie is fearless in her expression as she tackles this head-on. Charlie has collaborated with some outstanding musicians and producers on the album. Those included Chris […]

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Hollie Col

Interview: Hollie Col on Julia Stevens, creating the videos and her favourite podcast

April 26, 2022

Hollie Col has been teasing out singles and videos from her fabulous EP, Julia Stevens, for a number of months now, and the wait is finally over, for the release of the EP, and the conclusion to the passion-filled story about the fictional character. The EP was produced and co-written by Hollie and Dylan Nash […]

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Interview: Jack from Psychedelic Porn Crumpets talks writing, tours and puns

April 22, 2022

Perth psych-rock band Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are one of the whackiest acts in the country, but also one of the most inventive. Their fifth studio album Night Gnomes – to be released 22 April – sheds light on the darker moments in the past two years of lockdowns and border restrictions. The fun and friendly […]

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Interview: Alfie Templeman on ‘Colour Me Blue’, mental health and Mellow Moon

April 20, 2022

Alfie Templeman has only just turned 19, but already counts seven EPs, a mini-album and soon his debut album Mellow Moon under his belt. Alongside these feats, he was shortlisted in BBC’s Sound of 2022 list, is self-taught in approximately 11 instruments, has perfect pitch as well as a surplus of 700 songs sitting on his […]

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Interview: Mimi Webb on ‘House On Fire’, fashion, firetrucks and her Australian tour

April 20, 2022

If you’re on TikTok, it’s highly likely you’ve come across Gen Z sensation Mimi Webb. She’s the 21-year-old British protégé who spent her teenage years honing her vocal talents at the esteemed The BRIT School (past pupils including Adele, Jessie J, and Amy Winehouse), before turning to the juggernaut app to share her music as […]

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Eric Terino

Interview: Eric Terino talks about his new album Innovations of Grave Perversity

April 20, 2022

Eric Terino is a singer-songwriter based in the New England region of America. He has just released his third album, the beautifully haunting Innovations of Grave Perversity. The album, which errs towards the folkier end of the genre spectrum, features a whole host of sonically interesting instruments, and musicians from around the world.  To celebrate […]

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Interview: Wallows on childhood, unreleased tracks and Tell Me That It’s Over.

April 16, 2022

Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston make up the Los Angeles-based band Wallows – indie-rockers with a cult following, who first met around the tender ages of 11, and have recently celebrated the release of their sophomore album Tell Me That It’s Over. For the trio, there’s an impressive history to reflect on as they […]

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Interview: BOY SODA on The Distance Between Thinking and Feeling, self-reflection and personal growth.

April 13, 2022

Terrigal’s BOY SODA is bursting beyond the Central Coast and well into the Australian music scene with debut EP The Distance Between Thinking and Feeling – a collection born out of deep introspection, love and greater human connection. Disguised in late 2000s-tinged R&B, this diaristic examination covers everything from stopping to smell the roses, celebrating relationships […]

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Interview: almost monday on visiting Australia and their new single “Sunburn”

April 13, 2022

San Diego’s almost monday are single-handedly extending the Australian summer with some infectious surf pop. The three-piece released the aptly-titled track ‘sunburn‘ while visiting Sydney – a track that frontman Dawson Daugherty said was born from the title first. “We just had that title and we were like, ‘All right, today, we’re writing this song. […]

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Interview: Confidence Man on TILT, 3am jam sessions and Noel Gallagher

April 1, 2022

Brisbane’s most theatrical musicians, Confidence Man, have released an album that is sure to fast track the dance back into a reemerging world. TILT sees Sugar Bones, Janet Planet, Clarence McGuffie and Reggie Goodchild tackle the sophomore scaries with ease, creating an exciting collection that hinges on surprise and delight – possibly a result from their […]

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Interview: GAYLE on going TikTok viral, heartbreak and her debut EP

March 23, 2022

She boasts close to 33 million monthly listeners, almost one million TikTok followers and over one billion streams on her viral hit ‘abcdefu’. And she’s not even 18-years-old. GAYLE is among the most popular internet music sensations of the past year, thanks to her playful angst-anthem that continues to dominate radio play and social media […]

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PLANET

Interview: PLANET’s Matty Took on Information Overload, moving to the UK and recording at AIM

March 22, 2022

Sydney quartet PLANET have just released their long-awaited debut album, Information Overload. The album was produced by legendary engineer and producer Adrian Bushby (New Order, Placebo, U2, Spice Girls) and has a large guitar-driven indie sound. With nostalgic brit-pop feels to it, it’s a superb debut from the band. I caught up with Matty Took, […]

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Interview: Fergus James on self-expectation, stadium shows and A Slow Separation EP

March 16, 2022

Fergus James already boasts a co-sign by Justin Timberlake, a stadium tour support slot for Ed Sheeran, opening the amphitheatre at Splendour In The Grass. Now he can add a sophomore EP to that resume, with the release of A Slow Separation. The top tier Australian collaborators who helped the collection come to life is […]

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Interview: Thomas Headon on TikTok, teenage independence and his Victoria EP.

March 15, 2022

Thomas Headon is one of TikTok’s rising stars, going viral on the platform with tracks “Grace” and “Clean Me Up“, all while a life-size cutout of Harry Styles strategically lurked in the background. It’s easy to see that Thomas draws inspiration from Styles, from his pearl-wearing aesthetics to boyish charm, though sonically it’s a little […]

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Interview: Steve Aoki on death, competition and the A0K1VERSE

March 11, 2022

Steve Aoki is one of the most prolific EDM artists of the past two decades. He boasts Grammy Award nominations, multiple Guinness Word Records including most traveled musician for 2014, a hugely successful record company Dim Mak, and, more recently, he’s become one of the most important figures in the Web3 and NFT spaces. Fresh […]

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Interview: Sarah Blasko on touring As Day Follows Night, the next album and her love of producing

March 9, 2022

Sarah Blasko has been revisiting her seminal album, As Day Follows Night, with a series of shows on the East Coast of Australia. A somewhat delayed ’10 year anniversary’ of the album has Sarah playing gigs in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The Sydney show is slated for the 24th March, and Brisbane on the 9th […]

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Interview: Sons of the East talk new single, old influences and zombies

March 8, 2022

Northern Beaches indie-folk trio Sons of the East just might be the most famous local band that you’ve never heard of. The band has sold out tours across Australia and Europe and racked up over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify without straying from their independent roots. With three EPs and a hefty handful of […]

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Interview: Emma Donovan on The Putbacks, Womadelaide, and a country gospel childhood

March 8, 2022

Acclaimed Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks burst on to the Australian scene with their album Dawn in 2015, announcing a new voice in Australian soul music. Emma’s songwriting is optimistic, impassioned, and bruisingly honest, The Putbacks’ music is fluid, live and raw, and the collaboration has won friends and admirers […]

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Interview: BROODS talk new album, worldwide tours, and sci-fi films

February 18, 2022

New Zealand indie-pop siblings BROODS, comprised of lead vocalist Georgia Nott and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott, are ready to give 2022 their all and then some. The Nelson duo are set to return with their highly-anticipated fourth album Space Island on Feb 18th, three long years after their last record Don’t Feed the Pop Monster. Their […]

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Interview: Sofia Carson on “Loud”, staying private and her tricks to productivity

February 17, 2022

Sofia Carson is the ultimate multi-hyphenate from singer to actor to dance to UNICEF ambassador, Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation ambassador and scholarship co-sponsor. You might recognise her from starring in NETFLIX’s Feel The Beat, Michael Bay’s Songbird, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, and from her most notable project Disney’s global phenomenon Descendants. But on top […]

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Interview: Nervous Light talk debut EP, a secret video and being ‘elder emos’

February 11, 2022

Brisbane experimental post-hardcore trio Nervous Light are ready to take on 2022 with their hearts on their sleeves and eyes on the prize. The emo punk lads released their awaited debut EP, Bury What’s Left of My Heart in Your Backyard, independently on 4 February. If the title alone wasn’t enough to pull you in, […]

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Watch The Hives, Portugal The Man and Grouplove go head-to-head in Australian Trivia

January 27, 2022

As we celebrate 30 years since the first Big Day Out in Australia, we’ve dug out some never before seen footage from the 2014 Big Day Out in Sydney. It was held on Australia Day, 26th January 2014, so we thought we’d ask 3 bands playing that year – The Hives, Grouplove and Portugal The […]

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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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