Interviews

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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SLUMBERJACK

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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Interview: Sigrid on “Mirror”, body image and the luxury of time

June 24, 2021

Norway’s Sigrid was planning on working in the Norwegian government’s Department Of Culture if it weren’t for her breakout EP Don’t Kill My Vibe that cracked international charting success and led her to the stages of Glastonbury and Reading. The following year, the BBC named her the Music Sound of 2018 – no small feat considering […]

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Interview: renforshort talks Off Saint Dominique, being a bad student, and Linkin Park

June 15, 2021

Toronto’s renforshort cracked the big time with her independent release “mind games” in 2019, off her debut EP Teenage Angst. The collection’s release through the early pandemic captured listeners again with singles “i drive me mad” and “fuck, i luv my friends“, solidifying the young singer-songwriter as one of the most exciting to watch. It’s been a […]

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Interview: Easy Life on ‘Life’s A Beach’, Leicester and Maroon 5

June 10, 2021

Easy Life are the UK group making international headlines. The band recently took out the NME Award for Best New British act, where frontman Murray Matravers sung Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” in the place of an acceptance speech. On top of that, they’ve recently been seen hot air-ballooning around the British countryside promoting […]

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Rulla Marlon

Interview: Rulla and Marlon on “Black Swan”, singing for Archie Roach and opening Womad

June 9, 2021

MC Rulla Kelly-Mansell, a Tulampunga Pakana man from Kooparoona Niara, Lutruwita (Tasmania) has joined forces with Marlon Motlop, of Larrakia, Kungarrakany and Thursday Islander to deliver the inspirational song of empowerment and pride, “Black Swan”. These two proud indigenous Australians met whilst playing AFL for the Glenelg football club in South Australia. Bonding over their […]

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Crowded House

Interview: Crowded House on Dreamers Are Waiting, the new band format and restlessness

June 7, 2021

Crowded House are gearing up for their seventh studio album’s release, only this is the first with the band’s current formation. Consisting of original members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, alongside newly added Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn and Elroy Finn; the band is family skewed which lends for complete openness and transparency as we discuss […]

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Emma Swift

Interview: Emma Swift on her Bob Dylan homage in Blonde on the Tracks, Christmas albums and overcoming writer’s block

June 3, 2021

In 2020, Australian singer-songwriter and Nashville-resident Emma Swift released Blonde on the Tracks, an album of Bob Dylan covers. Covering Bob Dylan songs is nothing new of course, however this album has had widespread international acclaim. It’s a reflection on the quality of the interpretations of the songs, and the track selection which has placed this album […]

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