Interviews

Becca Hatch

‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Becca Hatch from Sydney, Australia

December 3, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale team up with Smirnoff to present Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard

December 3, 2020

Lime Cordiale are kicking off our summer with their very own festival, teaming up with Smirnoff to bring you Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard. It’s the drink of the minute, seltzers, crossing over with the band of the minute; and it’s set to be a line-up you won’t forget. The Northern beaches brothers are known for […]

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Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu Interview: Writer/director Dimitri Logothetis on working with Nicolas Cage for his wild sci-fi martial arts flick

December 3, 2020

In this writer’s opinion, a new upcoming film starring Nicolas Cage is a cause for celebration. But when you have the eclectic actor starring in a film that features martial arts, aliens and ass-kicking, that sounds like a jam-packed smorgasbord of fun. And that is what the sci-fi martial arts flick Jiu Jitsu is. We were […]

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Interview: Mason Watts on “Enough’s Enough”, heartbreak and working with Sheppard

December 3, 2020

With just three singles under his belt, Mason Watts is one of the most exciting pop up-and-comers in the Australian industry at this moment. His heart-wrenching vocals have already scored him commercial radio plays as well as opening for the likes of Missy Higgins, Dami Im and Lime Cordiale,plus over 500K streams on Spotify. His latest offering, […]

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Interview: Azure Ryder on Crazy With The Light, her family roots and songwriting

November 20, 2020

Azure Ryder‘s tale of discovery is beyond the wildest dreams of any musician. When a friend posted a video of the young singer at BluesFest on her Instagram story a few years ago, she captioned it with a line about Azure having “the most beautiful voice”. By chance, her now-manager viewed the story and was instantly […]

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Something for Kate

Interview: Something For Kate’s Paul Dempsey on the band’s album return, gigs, lockdown and Donald Trump

November 19, 2020

It’s been eight years since Melbourne alt-rockers Something For Kate released any new material so you’d be excused for thinking they’d split up as a band. But, this Friday their seventh album The Modern Medieval drops to much anticipation. Frontman Paul Dempsey says: “I should point out that we have played shows in every one […]

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Interview: Spacey Jane talk J Awards & returning to touring, “I’ll never take live music for granted anymore”

November 19, 2020

It’s a huge week approaching for Perth’s indie-pop four-piece Spacey Jane who begin a new tour in Western Australia on Friday, while they’ve been nominated for Triple J’s Australian Album of the Year, with the winner to be announced on Thursday. Drummer Kieran Lama admits they’ve deliberately set their expectations low for the J Award […]

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Tim Minchin

WATCH: Tim Minchin on Apart Together, online dating, death and Briggs

November 19, 2020

It may surprise you that Tim Minchin, despite his bounty of accolades including Helpmann Awards, Oliviers, Logies and an Order of Australia, is yet to release a debut studio album. That is until now! Off the back of some devastating blows – his Los Angeles production of Larrikins was shut down after spending four years developing […]

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Cry Club

Interview: Cry Club on God I’m Such A Mess, their diehard fans, and being a Leo

November 13, 2020

Cry Club were crowned the most-played artists on triple j‘s Unearthed Radio last year for good reason. This dynamic punk pop duo are epitomised by ‘sweaty glitter’, reminiscent of their trademark glitter tears and the aftermath of their live shows; and have amassed a loyal and loud fanbase eager for more. Jonathan Tooke and Heather Riley have […]

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Client Liaison

Interview: Client Liaison on “Intervention”, their upcoming album and the US election

November 13, 2020

Monte Morgan and Harvey Miller are on the forefront of intersecting fashion, experience and music; creating Client Liaison. Known for their well-woven and beloved references to 80s Australian culture both lyrically and aesthetically, the duo have shaped an immersive world for their listeners. From their touring music festival, Expo Liaison, to their highbrow merchandise that’s […]

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Davey Lane

Interview: Davey Lane talks to Todd Rundgren and about his new album Don’t Bank Your Heart On It

November 12, 2020

Davey Lane is probably best known as being the lead guitarist in one of Australia’s most-loved groups, You Am I. You might also have seen him on stage playing with Jimmy Barnes, Crowded House, The Saints or a number of other formidable acts. Davey has also helmed his own band, The Pictures, as well as […]

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Interview: Chase Zera on “Over Here”, producing and running her own race

November 12, 2020

“Over Here” is the latest single from electro-pop princess Chase Zera. With three singles under her belt for 2020, Chase is giving fans the dance floor they need right now, with “Over Here” being the headline track of the party. Luckily for listeners, she has just announced an intimate and acoustic performance in celebration of […]

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Interview: Sloan Peterson on being a rebel teen, religious faith and strange nightmares.

November 11, 2020

Sloan Peterson is your nostalgic 60s- 70s-infused pop dream (if her Ferris Bueller moniker didn’t already tip you off). It’s a new era for Peterson, having recently inked a deal with Warner Music to begin what she’s calling “Sloan 2.0”. Her debut single with the label, “Nightmare”, has given us an insight into what to […]

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Interview: Aloe Blacc on All Love Everything, meeting his wife, and working with Avicii.

November 5, 2020

Aloe Blacc was thirty one when “I Need A Dollar” became an international phenomenon. Since then, the genre-less singer has presented good-time track after good-time track with raging success (take “Wake Me Up” with Avicii, or “Brooklyn In The Summer” as examples). He even dropped a whole Christmas album – a testament to Aloe’s pursuit of […]

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Interview: Sheldon Riley on coming out, self-love and his debut single “More Than I”

November 5, 2020

You might recognise Sheldon Riley from your TV screens, having competed in The Voice Australia Seasons 7 and 8, and recently came back from wowing international audiences on America’s Got Talent Season 15. With an impressive fanbase garnered through his television appearances, the demand is high for Sheldon’s original work to be released into the world. Luckily for […]

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Interview: Adelaide’s Openfire unpack their latest single “Wonderland”

October 30, 2020

Adelaide four-piece Openfire have recently returned with their first track of 2020. Following the release of last year’s debut Reverie, “Wonderland” marks a confident, bold new progression to their sound. The track is both lush and funky, driven by reverb-soaked guitars and thumping basslines. Frontman Luka Sandeo’s vocals soar, as he sings of pursuing dreams […]

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Interview: will hyde on with u in mind., mental health and launching his solo project.

October 29, 2020

Melbourne’s will hyde (stylised lowercase) has officially released his highly anticipated debut EP with you in mind. (out now). The incredibly personal pop release is the first chapter in this 20-year-old’s solo pursuit, featuring hits “easy for u.” and “dark until september.”, all birthed through heartbreak and self-discovery. hyde’s production background from his past project SŸDE […]

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Interview: MID CITY on “Liar Liar”, hot sauce and intense AirBnBs.

October 23, 2020

MID CITY are your Good Time Guys. Song after song, they simply make you want to jump around and dance with overwhelmingly positive vibes that nowadays come with a tinge of longing for a solid dance floor. With a surprisingly large German fanbase, the four-piece was set for a year of European tours and non-stop travel. […]

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Interview: Nothing But Thieves on Moral Panic, politics and touring the world

October 23, 2020

Nothing But Thieves are the English five-piece keeping the early 2010s rock sound alive and adaptive. In a cohort including We The Kings, All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance, heavy-weights Nothing But Thieves stand out to exemplify their ability to reinvent the genre with every release. Their […]

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Interview: Ball Park Music on their eponymous album, recording in summer and the Big Prawn

October 22, 2020

Ball Park Music are undoubtably one of the biggest indie pop-rock bands in the Australian music scene. With their sixth studio album on the way and over a decade of packing out shows, the Brisbane five-piece have shown no signs of becoming irrelevant. In fact, their upcoming 13-show residency at The Triffid has just a handful […]

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Interview: The Jensens unpack “Paper Walls”, the first taste of their forthcoming album Hammer and Blush

October 21, 2020

Brisbane indie pop rock act The Jensens have just released a rollicking new single “Paper Walls”. The boisterous tune is the first taste of the groups forthcoming album Hammer and Blush, scheduled for release on May 21, 2021. The new single is accompanied by a vivid music video, created in collaboration with visual artist Unclechronicbone.  […]

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Interview: The Wicked Messenger on “You Don’t Love Me Anymore”, cats on leashes and forming their project

October 20, 2020

The Wicked Messenger are bringing toe-tapping Americana folk back into business with their latest release, “You Don’t Love Me Anymore”, a wholesome and light-hearted track infused with a nod to blues. Partners Jimi Beavis and Janey Mac have teamed up with Brisbane producer Jamie Trevaskis to create a song we’d liken to a familiar hug […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Jaguar Jonze from Brisbane, Australia

October 19, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Track By Track: The Phoenix Foundation take us through their new album, Friend Ship

October 16, 2020

New Zealand’s sextet, The Phoenix Foundation have just released their first album in five years, Friend Ship.  The album includes recent singles, including “Decision Dollars”, “Hounds of Hell” and “Landline”. It features some incredible guest vocals – including Nadia Reid, Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) and Anita Clark (Motte). It’s a wonderfully diverse album, an indie-folk […]

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“Pumped & nervous”: Hot Dub Time Machine talks from quarantine about his return to live shows

October 15, 2020

Like most in the music industry, the past seven months since COVID-19 hit has heavily impacted DJ Tom Lowndes, aka Hot Dub Time Machine or DJ Tom Loud. But this weekend he’ll finally return to the live scene with two shows in Perth. Tom is currently quarantining in an Airbnb house in Perth’s outer suburbs, […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Chip E from Chicago, Illinois

October 12, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Interview: Fan Girl show their sunny side with new single “backwards (everything is)”

October 8, 2020

Returning with their first release of 2020, Melbourne rock outfit Fan Girl have unveiled their latest single and music video for “backwards (everything is)”. The relatively sunny single from the group is the result of the band consciously working towards creating a song that was uncharacteristically “happy” within their discography. The track still retains the […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Scott Bomar from Memphis, Tennessee

October 5, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Track by Track: August River Band dive deeper into the tracks on their debut album Thank You Pain

October 2, 2020

Brisbane alt-folk group August River Band have today released their debut album Thank you Pain The Brisbane based trio – made up of Eev Ferreira, Gerard Kerr, and Lil Burrows – have developed a sound that fuses rock, folk and indie music. Their unique sound offers wonderfully juxtaposed chemistry between the tortured singer-songwriter, the classically […]

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Track by Track: Daniel Trakell unpacks the fragility on his debut album Warning Bell

October 2, 2020

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Daniel Trakell has today released his stunning debut album Warning Bell. Known for his delicate and evocative folk stylings, Trakell’s music sound can be described as George Harrison meets Elliott Smith. There is a lovely unification of ‘70s influences alongside a contemporary indie-folk sound. The singer-songwriter previously won Triple J Unearthed Artist […]

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