Alt R&B singer-songwriter Arthur Ashin is probably better known as Autre Ne Veut, and you’ll be getting to know the 31-year-old a whole lot better in the New Year when he heads our way for Laneway Festival. Our own Mike Hohnen caught up with the man himself for the latest Music Feeds Podcast.
Arthur spoke to us from his living room in New York, where he told us all about his expectations of his very first visit to Australia. “I grew up with Crocodile Dundee, so I’m trying to, like, accept the fact that I’m not going to be experiencing that, so as long as I know it’s not that, I don’t know what else to expect.”
He’s down with Aussie EDM, though, with Ashin telling us he just recorded a “super fun” collaboration with our own crown prince of electronica, Flume. “I actually went to see him – I guess this was like a month ago at this point – and the entire room was full of Australian fans, so I’m hoping that they’ll be as excited for us.”
Laneway Festival is happening from Saturday, 25th January at The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay in Singapore, before crossing over to Auckland, New Zealand, then returning home for its Australian run, starting in Brisbane at RNA, Fortitude Valley on Friday, 31st January. Check out the full lineup, dates and ticket info here.
Listen: Music Feeds Podcast Episode #43 – Autre Ne Veut