Interview: Lucas Woodland of Holding Absence talks unfinished art, tours and comic books

Welsh alt-rockers Holding Absence have gone from strength to strength and their third album The Noble Art of Self Destruction – released 25 August via SharpTone Records – is no exception. With a hectic tour schedule and exceptional live show, the band are turning heads and capturing hearts all over the world. Featuring the singles…

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Mayday Parade’s Jeremy Lenzo talks life on the road, family and their upcoming Aussie tour

Alternative rock legends Mayday Parade are gearing up to tour Down Under early next month, opening for All Time Low’s highly anticipated tour. I had the immense pleasure of chatting with bassist Jeremy Lenzo about life on the road, family and new music! You guys have had a really busy year! You’ve played a bunch…

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Woody Samson

Aussie Indie Artists: Woody Samson’s debut single, process, and trumpet

Aussie Indie Artists is a series of interviews with lesser-known Aussie creators across all forms and fields. The goal is to share exciting new works, find new angles towards the art, and peek behind the scenes.  Woody Samson has been a musician ever since the first tan-ta-ra-tan of his trumpet at age 7, but he…

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Louis from Sorry (UK) chats about their debut Aussie headline tour and Yours and Owls Festival

If you haven’t heard of Sorry, you’re missing out. This delightful indie group from the UK consists of Asha Lorenz, Louis O’Bryen, Lincoln Barrett, Campbell Baum and Marco Pini. Their second studio album, Anywhere But Here, was released in late 2022, and let me tell you- this is a special one. Forging an artistic path…

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Interview: Jono Hawkey of Bloom talks signing to Pure Noise Records, new single and arena dreams

Sydney melodic hardcore five-piece Bloom have been turning heads since their phenomenal 2020 sophomore EP In Passing. Last week, the lads shared their latest single “Bound to Your Whispers” – the first offering since 2022’s “Sink into the Soil” – and announced their signing to Pure Noise Records in partnership with local label Greyscale Records….

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Lach from Ocean Alley talks all things touring ahead of their massive AU/NZ tour

  Aussie national treasures Ocean Alley have just kicked off their AUS/NZ headline tour with support act Winston Surfshirt. Starting in New Zealand, this tour will see them play twelve shows, including three music festivals and venues spanning from Auckland’s massive Spark Arena to Melbourne’s quaint but classic Forum. But that’s not all, you’ll also…

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Holy Holy on new album Cellophane, creative processes, and the Aussie music industry

Holy Holy, one of Australia’s most beloved musical acts, have just dropped their fifth studio album, Cellophane. With the reputation as one of Australia’s best live acts, it was a pleasure to sit down with Tim and Oscar and chat all things Holy Holy. I’ve had a listen to the album, I absolutely love it!…

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John Floreani of Trophy Eyes talks Suicide and Sunshine, solo projects and upcoming regional tour

Aussie alternative rock group Trophy Eyes have had a massive year. after releasing their fourth studio album, Suicide and Sunshine – an absolutely stellar piece of work – and embarking on a capital cities tour, they’re back and ready to set off on their regional tour with pals Dear Seattle. I had the absolute pleasure…

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Fears and overcoming: a moment with NZ musician you need to know, Reb Fountain

For Reb Fountain, music has been innate to her since childhood. “My parents emigrated to New Zealand (from Southern California) and we’d always have music in the family,” the enigmatic performer explains. “Music was the way that we connected to other migrant families, particularly ….My dad would make up a songbook and we’d sing along….

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Interview: Move Over Marvel – The Yorke Cinematic Universe is Here

Let’s be honest: at some point, we’ve all yearned for a personal soundtrack to our everyday lives. To be able to capture the crescendos and lulls of a musical piece, attaching them to the scenarios unfolding before our eyes. When a melody perfectly aligns with a specific memory, we embark on a theatrical voyage that…

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Boy & Bear discuss their new EP, fifth studio album and upcoming regional tour

Boy and Bear have had a massive year, with the release of their self-titled fifth album earlier this year, a capital city tour and upcoming regional tour, and the tenth anniversary of their hit album Harlequin Dream around the corner. On top of that, they’ve also just announced The Lost Dreams EP– three previously unreleased…

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Aussie Indie Artists: Mo•Louie on “Hold You”, game soundtracks, and that little dot

Aussie Indie Artists is a series of interviews with lesser known Aussie creators across all forms and fields. The goal is to share exciting new works, find new angles towards the art, and peek behind the scenes.  Mo•Louie’s singing vibrates between soulful, jazzy and poppy. She’s sometimes Charli XCX, sometimes Dorian Electra, and sometimes Sia….

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Le She

Interview: Afro pop singer-songwriter Le She makes the move to Perth alongside new release

Le She is leaning back in his chair, framed by the city lights, looking thoroughly at home in the suave Ritz-Carlton meeting room. Adorned with a tasteful amount of gold and silver, and clad in a black leather jacket, he’s the sort of person who looks like they’re about to leave Perth, not someone who’s…

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Interview: Eddie Rawk on his latest release “Memories”, inspiration and the vision for Eddie Rawk Band

The modern country music powerhouse, Eddie Rawk Band, released their latest single “Memories” last Friday, 11th August. “Memories” is an upbeat country-pop song reminiscing on the highs and lows of a true first love story. The single follows the band’s February release “My Life’s Road” which showcased more vulnerable songwriting and a rather traditional country…

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Aussie Indie Artists: Eliott talks her debut album, her mother, and her muses

Aussie Indie Artists is a series of interviews with lesser-known Aussie creators across all forms and fields. The goal is to share exciting new works, find new angles towards the art, and peek behind the scenes.  Singer/songwriter Eliott’s lovely, powerful singing voice has often been likened to Adele, James Blake or Florence Welch, and her…

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Interview: Fanny Lumsden, fresh from Glastonbury, talks new album Hey Dawn, songwriting and family

Hey Dawn a new album by Fanny Lumsden is out this Friday, 4th of August. Hey Dawn is Fanny’s fourth album, following her award-winning release Fallow (2020). Fallow debuted at #10 on the all-genre ARIA charts and took out Best Country Album at the 2020 ARIA Awards. The album also secured five CMAA Golden Guitar…

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Interview: Amy McIntosh from Vilify talks latest single, tours and Newcastle’s heavy scene

Newcastle hardcore act Vilify have emerged as a force to be reckoned with since their debut EP Clarity in 2020. Featuring Amy McIntosh and Lizi Blanco of The Beautiful Monument, the quartet have come out swinging this year with blistering single “Take the Pill” and latest offering “From the Inside”. We caught up with Amy…

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Aussie Indie Artists: Poppy Rose on music, muses, and her lost song

Aussie Indie Artists is a series of interviews with lesser known Aussie creators across all forms and fields. The goal is to share exciting new works, find new angles towards the art, and peek behind the scenes. Singer/songwriter/producer Poppy Rose is a self taught artist who has gone from singing to Garageband in her bedroom…

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Interview: Joshua Moore from We Came As Romans talks tour, perseverance and golf

Michigan metalcore outfit We Came As Romans have undergone a significant change these past few years yet still power through as one of the genre’s leading acts. Since the passing of vocalist and keyboardist Kyle Pavone in 2018, an integral member from their 2009 debut album To Plant a Seed onwards, WCAR soldiered on for…

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Artist on Artist: Laura Lucas and Lawson Hull delve into their collaboration “I Imagine You Are Happy”

Laura Lucas and Lawson Hull, both talented indie-folk storytellers, have joined forces to create a tender and emotional ballad “I Imagine You Are Happy”. Released today, it is a delicate little tune, simple and warm, reflecting on sentiments of wishing the best for someone who has departed from your life.  About the artists Laura Lucas…

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Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley on Up, Down & Sideways, COVID and family life on tour

The country power couple Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley released their second album Up, Down & Sideways last week (read our 5-star review HERE!). The usual suspects on the Golden Guitars podium, Brooke & Adam took home three wins at the 2023 Country Music Awards of Australia this January being crowned Country Music Capital News Group…

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Dande and the Lion

Interview: Dande and the Lion on “Children of the Hour”, songwriting inspiration and The Gum Ball

Dande and The Lion are a Sydney-based indie-pop band, reknowned for their high-energy melodic indie pop. Their most recent release was “Children of the Hour”, an emotive banger that examined the push and pull of a doomed relationship. The band is fronted by dual vocalists Abbey Gardner (A) (synth) and Natassa ‘Tass’ Zoë (T) (guitar),…

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Interview: Jess Hitchcock on Unbreakable, songwriting and representing First Nations artists in the Australian music industry

Unbreakable by the talented singer-songwriter Jess Hitchcock is out this Friday, 30th June 2023. In her second album, the proud First Nations artist serenades us with an achingly beautiful reminder that we can find power in ourselves to become unbreakable. Unbreakable is a follow-up to Jess’s acoustic debut Bloodline (2019), which was inspired by her…

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Interview: Sam McGovern and Lola Scott interview each other!

Lola Scott and Sam McGovern are two of the bright stars on the Australian music scene. They were selected for the latest round of the Live Nation One’s To Watch program and were featured last week at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney for an exclusive industry showcase. Lola hails from NSW’s Southern Highlands, and…

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Raging Hormones’ Nick Manuell on the band’s name, creative process, and debut EP Public Fun – Part 1

Raging Hormones, a fresh rock n roll power pop band from Melbourne have burst onto the scene, raging across the music sphere with their empowering and uplifting music. Remaining relatable throughout their rise, Raging Hormones are here now and they will never let you down. Releasing their debut EP Public Fun – Part 1 earlier…

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Big Red Bash founder Greg Donovan on the festival’s roots, community, and JDRS fundraiser The Big Blue Day

The Big Red Bash and the Mundi Mundi Bash are two quintessentially Australian events held in the Australian outback. We had a chat with the founder of the events, Greg Donovan, about how the events have evolved and what makes them a success. Let’s start at the beginning, with the Big Red Run. How did…

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Death by Denim

Interview: Death by Denim on My House is a Club, pre-gig routines and karaoke favourites

Perth’s Death By Denim are a four-piece synth and dance rock outfit renowned for their high-energy chaotic live show. In March they released their latest EP, My House is a Club, a follow-up to their 2022 LP, Moonbow. The boys have been on a national tour to celebrate the release of My House is a Club….

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Interview: alt. talk debut album, tours and influences

Adelaide melodic metalcore outfit alt. are quickly becoming one of the country’s most talked-about heavy acts – and for very good reason. With their debut album ABEYANCE to be released this Friday 16 June via Resist Records and SharpTone Records, the forward-thinking rockers let us in on their creative process and 2023 plans. We had…

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Interview: Days Like These talk new EP, lineup change and community

Brisbane alt-rock duo Days Like These are back better than ever with a new lineup and sophomore EP ICON, released 19 May. Comprised of vocalist Callen Batson and drummer/vocalist Noah Murphy, the two bring an exciting flair to contemporary punk with pop hooks and killer collabs. We had a chat with the two about their…

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Katy Steele

Interview: Katy Steele on Big Star, striking a chord on Tik Tok and her upcoming tour

Katy Steele won our hearts with Little Birdy, with a voice that is instantly recognisable. She dropped her debut solo album, Humans in 2016 and on Friday this week, the follow up, Big Star is about to be released. The first single for the album was “Feel So Bad”, which was released in September last…

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