Interviews

Dan Sultan: ‘Be True To Yourself & Fuck Everyone Basically’

Dan Sultan: ‘Be True To Yourself & Fuck Everyone Basically’

It had been five gruelling years since Melbourne’s born and bred cannon of rock’n’roll and country soul, Dan Sultan, had released a record. Seeking refuge from...

Jake Bugg Talks Fame, Musical Comparisons, & Aussie Topic Of Conversation

Jake Bugg Talks Fame, Musical Comparisons, & Aussie Topic Of Conversation

“Music is always an escape, you know? That’s what it is. It’s the best way to go into your own world and really just shut everything...

Okkervil River Talk Hometown Inspiration, Childhood Nostalgia, & Solo Project

Okkervil River Talk Hometown Inspiration, Childhood Nostalgia, & Solo Project

“I often find the promotion of music keeps me from actually making music.” It could be the disenchanted mantra for every contemporary artist, but for singer-songwriter...

Queens Of The Stone Age Talk Detroit, NIN Tour, & ‘That’ Grammy Performance

Queens Of The Stone Age Talk Detroit, NIN Tour, & ‘That’ Grammy Performance

Dean Fertita epitomises cool. He dresses in rock n’ roll style black, denim, and dons a messy wad of longish, ebony hair that implies he’s been...

The Top 5 Most Important Moments In Aussie Hip Hop, By The Funkoars

The Top 5 Most Important Moments In Aussie Hip Hop, By The Funkoars

Formed in 1999, South Australian crew The Funkoars have since been cemented as one of the most beloved and integral acts of the country’s proud national...

Bliss N Eso: 5 Albums That Changed Their Lives

Bliss N Eso: 5 Albums That Changed Their Lives

Max “Eso” MacKinnon is an enthusiastic guy. As one third of Aussie hip hop dominators Bliss N Eso, he has witnessed the scene grow from virtually...

The Growlers Talk Naive Beginnings, DIY Shows, & Upcoming Australian Tour

The Growlers Talk Naive Beginnings, DIY Shows, & Upcoming Australian Tour

Psychedelic surf carnies The Growlers are heading to our sunburnt island for the first time this March. The band have been working non-stop at their craft...

John Steel Singers & Jeremy Neale Review Each Other’s Records

John Steel Singers & Jeremy Neale Review Each Other’s Records

Brisbane’s experimental gang The John Steel Singers and bravado-charged Jeremy Neale are set for their joint East Coast Boys Gone Wild Tour in promotion of each...

Meet The Unsigned Aussie Band Who Sold 15,000 CDs In A Year

Meet The Unsigned Aussie Band Who Sold 15,000 CDs In A Year

Ever wonder if the art of busking really brings home the bacon? Is it just background noise on your frustrating commute or are people really digging...

I Killed The Prom Queen Talk Comeback, Recording, & Camaraderie In The Heavy Music Scene

I Killed The Prom Queen Talk Comeback, Recording, & Camaraderie In The Heavy Music Scene

Australian metalcore heroes of the noughties I Killed The Prom Queen have made a triumphant return to the musical stage with Beloved, their first studio album...

Jinja Safari: Films That Changed Their Lives

Jinja Safari: Films That Changed Their Lives

You’re no doubt familiar with Sydney five-piece Jinja Safari and their colourful, blissful take on indie rock that’s been soundtracking our summers since 2010. But did...

Down Talk New Guitarist, Soundwave, & Their Favourite Tours

Down Talk New Guitarist, Soundwave, & Their Favourite Tours

Multi-talented drummer Jimmy Bower will be in Australia soon with his band Down to play at the 2014 Soundwave Festival. It’s safe to say that the experienced...

Band Of Horses: Five Gigs That Changed Their Lives

Band Of Horses: Five Gigs That Changed Their Lives

Beloved Seattle outfit Band Of Horses have just released their new live acoustic album, Acoustic at The Ryman, which captures the band’s two special performances at the...

Bombay Bicycle Club Talk Interactive Video, Bollywood Influences, & Lyrical Progression

Bombay Bicycle Club Talk Interactive Video, Bollywood Influences, & Lyrical Progression

After a prolonged technical difficulty, the delightful English accent of Ed Nash soon mumbles down the phone line. “Ah, I’m sorry that took a while,” he...

Dallas Frasca’s 5 Golden Rules For International Touring

Dallas Frasca’s 5 Golden Rules For International Touring

Dallas Frasca are a Melbourne-born explosion of rock’n'roll that have charmed the hearts of Slash to Patti Smith. The band came together when the worlds of...

Gang Of Four Talk Unlikely Fans, New Material, & 35th Anniversary Of Entertainment!

Gang Of Four Talk Unlikely Fans, New Material, & 35th Anniversary Of Entertainment!

When someone writes a song about love, comparing it to anthrax is not usually the first connection one makes. But that’s exactly what Gang Of Four...

Boy & Bear Talk 2014 Tours, Hottest 100, & Onstage Jokes

Boy & Bear Talk 2014 Tours, Hottest 100, & Onstage Jokes

“God, lucky you got the nicer one of us after having to speak to Dave (Hosking, the band’s frontman) last time!” Tim Hart, Boy & Bear’s...

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