Interviews

The 6 Albums That Changed Caravana Sun’s Lives

The 6 Albums That Changed Caravana Sun’s Lives

The story of Sydney’s own Caravana Sun is one of a journey. Whether exploring new sonic landscapes or physical ones like the European continent, which the...

Big Freedia’s Musical Tour Of New Orleans

Big Freedia’s Musical Tour Of New Orleans

The New Year sees Big Freedia, the undisputed Queen Diva and New Orleans ambassador of bounce, return to Australia this summer with her phenomenally high energy,...

The Clean: I Think This Upcoming Tour Will Be Our Last

The Clean: I Think This Upcoming Tour Will Be Our Last

Before the kool things of Sonic Youth kick-started the DIY indie movement of the ‘80s, well before the noise and alt rock creations of Yo La...

The Records That Changed Ásgeir’s Life

The Records That Changed Ásgeir’s Life

Ever since Ásgeir Trausti shortened his name and released his debut album from Icelandic to English the songwriter has been catapulted from homegrown fame to international tours...

Cold War Kids’ Musical Guide To Longbeach, California

Cold War Kids’ Musical Guide To Longbeach, California

The Cold War Kids, powered by their signature tune ‘Hang Me Up To Dry’ off their stellar debut release Robbers & Cowards from 2006, have cemented...

Phil Jamieson’s 6 Favourite Acoustic Performances

Phil Jamieson’s 6 Favourite Acoustic Performances

If there’s one test of a musician’s mettle that will sort the posers from the genuine articles, it’s going unplugged. Everybody knows that any musician worth...

A Guide To Aussie Prog Rock, With Caligula’s Horse

A Guide To Aussie Prog Rock, With Caligula’s Horse

While Australia is traditionally thought of as the home of pub rock and, increasingly, talented young bedroom producers, some Aussie music lovers may be surprised to...

The 7 Albums That Changed Killer Be Killed’s Lives

The 7 Albums That Changed Killer Be Killed’s Lives

“Eventually, the record is gonna sound like whatever it’s gonna sound like, but I knew the combination would sound explosive and powerful, because of the variety...

How Drugs, Mental Problems, And New Orleans Shaped Eyehategod

How Drugs, Mental Problems, And New Orleans Shaped Eyehategod

The road travelled by Mike IX Williams has been one full of difficult bends, weaving through punk rock, writing, hurricanes, addiction and endless sincere self expression....

We Tried To Interview Evan Dando, And This Is What Happened

We Tried To Interview Evan Dando, And This Is What Happened

All photos in the article are courtesy of Dando himself (sent during correspondence). Sometimes the life of a rock star, even one not in the bright...

The 6 Albums That Changed The Cairos Lives

The 6 Albums That Changed The Cairos Lives

Having just toured the UK, Asia, and slaying it at CMJ, Brissy locals The Cairos have returned to Australia for a bunch of summer festivals and their ‘Row...

The Gear The Producer Behind Your Favourite Aussie Records Couldn’t Live Without

The Gear The Producer Behind Your Favourite Aussie Records Couldn’t Live Without

Though you may not instantly recognise it, the name Andrei Eremin can be found in the liner notes of many of your favourite Australian records, including...

Why Tribute Shows Aren’t As Naff As You Think

Why Tribute Shows Aren’t As Naff As You Think

Australia’s longest running large-scale Led Zeppelin homage concert, ‘Whole Lotta Love’, is set to return for the third time to Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Saturday March 21...

Why Australia Needs A Psych Festival

Why Australia Needs A Psych Festival

In a season so densely packed with festivals, each exhaustingly touting an international act more unmissable and indiscernible from the last, there emerges – from those...

The Greatest Gingers In Music, According To Clowns

The Greatest Gingers In Music, According To Clowns

While the notorious ‘Filth and the Fury’ reputation of punk rock has long since receded, it can be argued that its status as a community, indeed...

The 5 Records That Changed Sleepwave’s Lives

The 5 Records That Changed Sleepwave’s Lives

“I was really, really, really paying attention and praying for the most honest record I could make and I think that prayer was answered when my...

Twerps Take Us Through Their Vinyl Collection

Twerps Take Us Through Their Vinyl Collection

It’s been a busy year for Melbourne’s adored breeze-pop outfit, Twerps. The four-piece have performed perhaps only a handful of gigs this year, trading-in their buoyant and...