Documentary filmmaker Kaye Harrison (pictured, left) speaks to Larry Heath about her new film, The Sunnyboy. Premiering at the Sydney Film Festival on the day of The Sunnyboys Opera House concert for VIVID, the documentary follows frontman Jeremy Oxley’s life, music and thirty-year battle with schizophrenia.
Melbourne chamber-pop whizkid Wintercoats, aka James Wallace, has had a remarkable eighteen months, performing with acts like tUnE-yArDs and Sarah Blasko, as well as releasing a brand new EP in Heartful. We spoke to Wallace about songwriting, small shows and the late, great Gate.
Burlesque – when you hear the word, what does it conjure up in your mind? Perhaps sexy dancers, lace outfits, costumes or maybe nipple tassels, whips and leather? No matter what your mind thinks of, no doubt the Australia Burlesque Festival covers all those areas and co-founder, director and performer of the Australian Burlesque Festival (ABF), Dawn Lindsay aka Dolores Daquiri is the spine for the ABF and a judge at the festival which is now in its fourth year.
The Shout Out Louds are keeping a deep, dark secret amongst their ranks. Around the mid-2000s, the band rode a wave of European indie rock bands roaring through a renaissance of cool; with soundtrack features, hit singles and world tours for all. While many bands from that period essentially burnt out, splitting with major labels and disbanding, Shout Out Louds just kept working away. They kept the exact same line-up, they never had any major public spats, they released consistently good records (including this year's Optica) and they never compromised for anyone or anything. The facts don't lie, and when they're presented to the band's lead singer, Adam Olenius, he's simply asked one question: What's their secret?
Tom Busby is known to many as being one half of duo Busby Marou. When he isn't touring that band around the place, he's also been doing some awesome work with Good Oak too. Recently selling out the Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane and gaining a fair amount of hype, Busby is on a wave of success that he's surfing well at the moment indeed! He takes some time out to answer some questions about the band and what he's up to as 2013 rolls on.
On the eve of their historic Opera House gig for VIVID and Sydney Film Festival documentary premiere, Larry Heath talks to Richard Burgman, guitarist of legendary Australian band, The Sunnyboys. The original line-up of Jeremy Oxley (guitar, vocals), Peter Oxley (bass), Richard Burgman (guitar), and Bill Bilson (drums) reunited in 2012. Calling from Ontario, Canada, he discusses their path to reunion and what lies ahead.
The past two years for Buchanan have been intense; “The highs were high, and the lows were shitty” according to Josh Simons, leader of the band but now that a debut album has emerged from the process, mastered at the all-famous Abbey Road Studios, the group is only looking forward to an even more prolific future.
Adelaide photographer Rodney Magazinovic has recently launched his first solo exhibition, entitled "2003-2013: A Decade In The Photo Pit", at Suzie Wong's Room, a short tram ride out of the CBD. Featuring some of the best shots over the last decade of Magazinovic's career in live music photography, the public can expect to check out some killer shots of musicians including Muse, Bruce Springsteen, Gotye, Metallica and more.
Larry sat down with Sydney Film Festival Director, Nashen Moodley, to talk about his second year at the helm, booking the festival's first North Korean film and his personal favourites from this year's program.
The past two years have been intense – “the highs were high, and the lows were shitty” according to Josh Simons, leader of Buchanan but now that a debut album has emerged from the process, mastered at the all-famous Abbey Road Studios, the group is only looking forward to an even more prolific future.
After winning the 2012 Triple J Unearthed High competition, splitting the Hottest 100 straight down the middle with her first single and playing some select shows around the country, Tasmanian born, Asta reveals she’s ready for the next step. She took time to answer some questions about her music before her set at Brisbane’s Track and Field festival.
Ahead of their Australian tour, the 'king of Psychobilly', Reverend Horton Heat, chats with me about time spent in the studio, who is influencing him at the moment and what has changed about touring and recording throughout his extensive career.
Most musicians like to shroud themselves in mystery, but C.W. Stoneking takes it that step further, wrapping the mystery in tall tales and enigmas to become a mystery himself and the tallest story teller we’ve heard on the waves in a while.
An act not bound by musical convention, Crystal Fighters have continued to explore their sonic influences and musical eclecticisms on their forthcoming album Cave Rave. I chat with lead vocalist Sebastian Pringle about the new LP, how touring has changed him as a songwriter and of course, when we can expect another visit from the band.