Interviews

Maisie Peters

Interview: Maisie Peters on “John Hughes Movie”, Brighton and her debut album

March 18, 2021

Maisie Peters grew to Internet fame since launching her YouTube back in 2015. Six years on and she’s rising to take over the globe with the success of her latest single “John Hughes Movie” (her favourite is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off).  Touting Taylor Swift as a fan and her inspiration, Peters is the next generation […]

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Interview: Raissa on HEROGIRL, Mark Ronson and sci-fi

March 12, 2021

When Mark Ronson‘s taking you out for macarons and tea while begging you to join his label, you know you’re onto a winning recipe. That’s exactly the story for Raissa (pronounced “rye-sah”), your newfound sci-fi pop fantasy and Zelig Record’s recent newcomer who’s touted to be the next King Princess. Growing up in London, Beijing, […]

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Interview: Birds of Tokyo on Michael Gudinski, Rottnest Island and Human Design.

March 8, 2021

Birds of Tokyo are back in swing of things with 2021 already seeing the band jet across the country in an opportunistic symphony orchestra tour, Fremantle prison shows, and an upcoming gig on Rottnest Island for Cooper’s Live, Loud & Local series. Playing tracks from their latest album, Human Design, the Rottnest gig marks almost a year […]

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Alexander 23 by Julian Burgueno

Interview: Alexander 23 on Oh No, Not Again!, DJ-ing and winning girls back

March 4, 2021

Chicago native Alexander 23 has released his second EP Oh No, Not Again! tracking the “cycle” of a relationship from yearning to falling in love, breaking up to recovery. His universally honest and easily accessible lyricism has him blowing up online, with his track “IDK You Yet” capturing the hearts of TikTokers and sending him […]

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brent ii Jeremy Zucker Chelsea Cutler

Interview: Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler on brent ii, first songs and how they met

February 25, 2021

“Don’t fix what isn’t broken” is exactly the mantra Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler seemingly live by as they offer their latest EP brent ii as a follow up to their 2019 global success together. Through the 2020 summer of the pandemic, the pair retreated to an upstate New York cabin to continue the story of brent as they evolved […]

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Interview: ‘People think we’re Geronimo still’, Sheppard returns with ambitious new album

February 25, 2021

Brisbane indie pop band Sheppard have never quite been wholly accepted by Australian audiences, despite massive world tours, top 10 hits around the globe and boasting more than 740 million streams across all platforms led by huge 2014 hit “Geronimo”. Sheppard – now a core three-piece consisting of siblings George, Amy and Emma – are […]

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Julien Baker

Interview: Julien Baker talks Little Oblivions, songwriting, boygenius and creative freedom

February 23, 2021

Singer-songwriter Julien Baker is all set to release her forthcoming album Little Oblivions later this week. Officially released on February 26th, the album delivers a sound that is bigger, bolder and more expansive than the sparse intimacy that we’ve come to expect from Baker. Recorded pre-COVID, Little Oblivions might be a sonic shift for Baker, […]

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Highline

Interview: “Staying Sane” with Sydney’s Highline

February 22, 2021

Sydney’s Highline haven’t let a little thing like a global pandemic throw off their hard earned momentum. The quartet are back with a new single, “Staying Sane”, and with the promise of more to come.  It was still early days for the band pre-covid. They’d released their debut EP and played their first ever shows […]

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Bow Anderson New Wave

Interview: Bow Anderson on New Wave, songwriting and Elton John

February 18, 2021

Bow Anderson is the next biggest thing to come out of Scotland – you could say she’s the New Wave. At twenty three, she’s already familiar with hard work and setbacks, after her semi-professional trampolining career crumbled from a leg injury. It was through rehab that she found her passion (and talent) in music, singing […]

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Interview: The D.O.C. on vocal rehabilitation, Tupac and mental health

February 18, 2021

The D.O.C. is one of the most important figures in hip hop’s history. As a founding member of the G-Funk style that was popularised by Dr. Dre, NWA, Eazy-E, Outkast and Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C.’s music legacy is undeniable. From penning lyrics for the greats like Dre at 18-years-old, to writing on one of the […]

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Interview: Imogen Clark on Bastards, London and collaborating

February 16, 2021

Imogen Clark is a machine when it comes out to music. And yet her constant output doesn’t diminish the quality of her work. Her recent release “Forget About London” is the first indicator of her EP Bastards, out later in the year. Clark fuses rock and indie pop to tell her own stories of love […]

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Interview: Odette on Herald, Borderline Personality Disorder and insects

February 4, 2021

Odette‘s 2017 debut album To A Stranger earned her national recognition with ARIA nominations for Best Adult Contemporary Album and Breakthrough Artist. Not to mention gold certifications across two singles. Following up its success was bound to be a daunting task, but the 23-year-old’s second album Herald is a superb body of work tackling mental […]

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The Hives

Interview: ‘Crocodile juice & vegemite’ for brekky, The Hives set for Sydney in World Tour

January 25, 2021

Swedish rock ‘n’ rollers The Hives have always been known for their charismatic and energetic live shows and this week they’ll play a Sydney show as part of their World’s First World Wide Web World Tour 2021. But the shows won’t be your standard online stream, with The Hives differentiating themselves with a unique level […]

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Interview: Jarryd James on P.M., New York City and sunburns

January 22, 2021

Jarryd James hit international recognition with his debut album Thirty One back in 2015. His lead single “Do You Remember” has been streamed over 111 million times since its January 2015 release and picked up Best Pop Release at that year’s ARIAs, alongside four other nominations for Jarryd. To say his debut was successful is […]

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Sturle Dagsland

Interview: Sturle Dagsland on his debut LP, creative process, and recording with huskies

January 19, 2021

Norwegian experimental singer Sturle Dagsland continues to tease his forthcoming self-titled debut album, set for release early next month – February 5th.  The latest single to be lifted from the album is “Dreaming”; a track that showcases the album’s more ethereal side. It’s positively serene compared to the previously released “Kusanagi” and “Waif”; which highlighted […]

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Passenger

Interview: Passenger on getting drunk, being vulnerable and playing a sad clown

December 31, 2020

Passenger will release his 13th studio album, Songs For The Drunk & Brokenhearted on January 8th. Penned by Passenger – aka Mike Rosenberg – when he was newly single, the album features that raw and authentic vulnerability that Passenger’s global fan-base has grown to love. Fans from all over the world will have the opportunity to […]

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Kinder

Interview: Kinder on “Come Along”, writing camps and growing as singers

December 14, 2020

Hailing from Maitland, NSW, sister duo Kinder are injecting the Australian music landscape with a sorely missed Ghanaian influence. Briony and Savannah Osei recently released their single “Come Along” with A.GIRL, teaming up through Ricochet writing camp run by KLP. Bonding over the sense of community in their respective heritages, “Come Along” combines a Ghanaian […]

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Ash Grunwald

Interview: Ash Grunwald gets deep with us about his new collaboration with Josh Teskey

December 10, 2020

When you hear it, you wonder how a coupling like Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald had never come to be before now. It’s a match made in Blues heaven. And, in a world that seems to be dominated by just how electronic music can become, this album is a time-capsule full of pure and simple […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Wayne Baker Brooks from Chicago, Illinois

December 7, 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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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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