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Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 9:28am

So Kaity you’re pretty young to be enjoying such huge success as a musician. What’s the journey been like so far? It has been equal parts challenging, equal parts fulfilling. I’ve been trying to concentrate as much as I can on getting the music right.  

 

You voice has been described as ‘mature beyond your years’ – did you spend a while perfecting your singing style to achieve a...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:52pm

What inspired you to make this event happen? The huge resurgence in vintage African music has fed into its modern forms, and eventually the electronic remix culture. Having an event dedicated to these sounds, and including the traditional performances in its most essential form – drums, voice and dance – will translate to a night of dance and celebration, with the live features elevating it...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:51pm

To start us off, who are we chatting with, and how do you contribute to Moreland & Arbuckle?Aaron Moreland. I play guitar.
 
What’s the journey been like so far? We've been at it for a very long time. Being a touring musician can offer the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
 
What other music have you played in the past, and what is it about blues/roots that ...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:49pm

 

What’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?  The band’s name is Vanderlay. My name is Caspar Conrick, I sing and play guitar.  
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? Nice, nice, very nice.  
 
What do you love about making music? Writing. Double bass. Harmonies.
 
What do you hate about the music industry? There’s a lot of it to...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:47pm

 

What is it? The Ballarat Beer Festival is back for another year, bringing over 200 of the world's finest craft beers with it. More than just beers though, the festival is the perfect day to kick back and enjoy some golden summer vibes while sipping your way into a state of craft beervana along with more first-rate entertainment than ever before.
 
What type of entertainment...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:46pm

 

Who or what would you say are the main inspirations behind your sound? Solaires was initially started as a sci-fi themed synth-wave project. Genre-wise I’ve evolved away from synth-wave over the years, but the overall dystopian sci-fi vibes have remained. Blade Runner is a constant point of reference, in sound and vision.
 
Out of all the bullshit you can do with your life...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:44pm

 

You’ve just released A Spark In The Dust. Could you tell us about it? It’s about connections in essence, over the years I’ve had many experiences which have enabled me to see that all things are connected, all interactions we have with each other and relationships with elements, spirit, land and animal. The potential we have can be great and I wanted to express that if we act on...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:40pm

 

Does playing in a band with family members make it easier or harder to spend time on the road?
When we were all living together it got very tense at times, but now that we all live separately going on tour is mostly really good, it gives us a chance to catch up and hang out together. We argue and bicker from time to time but for the most part going on tour with family is really...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 2:56pm

What was the inspiration and desire to hold a festival with such humble purity?
 
In 2012, I found that it was healthier for us physiologically, mentally, spiritually and environmentally to eat plant based and stop consuming animals for food, fashion and entertainment. I wanted to organise a festival to celebrate my new way of life and help inspire the community to live a life...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 5:56pm

To kick us off, what’s your name and what do you do in the band? My name's Aaron and I'm a guitarist in BCE.

What’s it like going on tour with a giant like Alexisonfire? Any highlights/lowlights? It's great! You're playing to someone else's crowd essentially, so you have to win the crowd over each night. It forces you to lift your game and perform to your best each night. Nothing...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 1:22pm

 

Who are we chatting to? Prani, and I’m a guitarist.
 
You lot have an EP coming out shortly. Could you tell us more about it? Our debut EP, Decent Connections is about the connections between people, and with the world around us. Our first single Public Safety deals with the idea that women, non-binary and visibly queer people are often treated like our bodies are public...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 1:21pm

 

What’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band? Bullhorn. I play Sousaphone (giant tuba that you wear) and manage the band.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? We draw from lot of different genres including funk, reggae, breaks, drum & bass, soul, metal, any genre, we’ll take the elements we love and make it into something rad.
 
What...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 1:18pm

 

G'day Gravel Pit, what brought you all together? Initially the band was myself (Rivals, keys/electronics) and Martino (drums). We were hanging out at the now defunct Harvest festival watching Fuck Buttons. I was looking for a drummer and asked him to write with me. After a few singles and an EP we realised we wanted a vocalist. We both only ever had one person in mind and that was...

Posted 23 Dec 2016 @ 11:35am

 

What’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
We’re Spencer Street Soul. I’m Helena and I’m the lead vocalist.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
We’ve been told that on a good day we sound like an Australian version of The Commitments.
 
What do you love about making music? The freedom it gives you. It doesn’t matter how...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 1:27pm

 

Who are we chatting to? Matt – vocals and drums.
 
If you could no longer be a musician, what would you do? We’re all lucky enough to have come from bustling careers in professional sport and would not turn down another run.
 
Would you rather be able to play any instrument in the world naturally but be unable to write creative lyrics, or write the most beautiful...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 1:25pm

 

Who are we chatting to and what’s your role in the band? I’m Jason Beardlsey. I play the drums and I like to sing harmonies from time to time in Ten Thousand.
 
What do you reckon people will say Ten Thousand sound like?We’ve had everything from Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Dead Letter Circus to the Black Angels.
 
What do you love about making music?The ability to...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 1:25pm

What are you most looking forward to about Wominjeka Festival? I’m really excited to be a part of celebrating our culture with a diverse audience. Also, there’s nothing like playing an outdoor festival on a sunny day.
 
How and why have you found that expressing yourself through music is an integral part of the way you interact with the world? I don’t know who I’d be without music...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 1:22pm

What were the biggest joys and challenges in making your second self-recorded EP, Psalms? The biggest joy was how each song transformed once recorded. As we’re only a three piece, the addition of guitar and keyboard layers in the recordings changed the whole feel of the tracks. Our first EP Swimmer has far less additional sounds in the recordings – it sounds as it would live, which was also...

Posted 16 Dec 2016 @ 10:56am

 

Does the mo make the music? I can almost guarantee the answer is yes. However it’s an interesting choice regardless. Why would anybody intentionally let that thick, hairy caterpillar establish itself upon one’s upper lip? Eating and kissing becomes harder. It collects drool overnight and moulds itself into a bird’s nest by morning. Who in their right mind would do this to themselves?...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:30pm

Vince Peach (Soul Time)
You host the longest running soul radio show in the world, Soul Time. To what do you attribute soul’s amazing and powerful longevity? It’s lasted so long because the music does the talking. It’s a happy upbeat feel good style of music that makes the foot tap, and the heart sing, and even though the music was made up to half a century ago it still has a relevance...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:22pm

 

How would you describe your latest single, Boys In Blue? Sonically we knew the record needed a few tougher songs. We were spending every weekend in Geelong, writing the lyrics together, and it seemed each time we'd go back we'd be recounting a new news story that had popped up throughout the week about police brutality, more specifically the black lives matter movement. It got us...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:20pm

 

Who are we chatting to?Karina, Cam and Joey and we are in Glades. 
 
What do you do? We write songs, make music and play shows. We’re quite collaborative when it comes to writing songs, we do it all together. In terms of our live show, Karina is the lead singer, Cam plays guitar and Joey plays keys.   
 
How did Glades form?Cam and Joey started producing for...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:19pm

 

What’s the Don Fernando journey been like so far? I’m the founding member so it’s been a pretty wild journey, numerous lineup changes and lots of touring has made sure it’s been eventful. We started in Wollongong a little over ten years ago and made the move to Melbourne soon after.
 
What’s the best part about playing live? Live is great because its spontaneous and...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:17pm

 

Who are we chatting to? Tennyson Nobel and I play keys and sometimes bass and guitar in The Lovely Days.
 
When did you start? Dad started teaching my brother Holden and I when we were little kids, got us hooked before we started noticing gorgeous girls. He's a smart guy our old man. 
 
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing? I'd be going hell...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:40pm

What’s your name and what do you do in Messy Mammals? My name is Asha Trips and I play bass and sing.
 
When did you start the band? We started Messy Mammals around three years ago. I started playing bass when I was 13 or 14. I started singing only in the last few years. 
 
Why did you start? I was always obsessed by bass. As a kid I only wanted to play cello, bass, all...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:39pm

 

What is it about the annual Spoonful Christmas Show that makes it so much fun? I wouldn't miss this show for the world. It's chock full of Christmas cheer, which puts everyone in the right mood, add some great music, great guests and this all inevitably leads to some very loose shenanigans.
 
You’ll be DJing on the night with Alan Brough. How do you find the musical dynamic...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:36pm

 

Growing Up. I grew up learning and playing music with my sister, Lou, who now manages me. As kids we had The Beatles slamming on the stereo, and we started learning to play jazz and improvise at a pretty young age. At ten and 11 we were playing small jazz gigs and that continued through our high school days until we both went and did a degree in music at the Victorian College of the...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:36pm

 

How do shows in Melbourne compare to playing overseas? Like Melbourne, I find European cities very accepting and engaging when hearing new genres and a variation of styles. I don’t think audiences differ in terms of music culture-diversity and the appreciation for live music.  
 
Earlier this year you released Everyone in Small Doses. Tell us about the writing of that track...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:27pm

 

Who are we chatting to? Ben Stolz.
 
What do you do in Broken River? l sing and play the guitar.
 
Your debut single, I Don’t Want To Know, has a bit of a post-punk vibe. Was that intentional or are there other musical influences you draw from? Nothing is all that intentional in Broken River. There’s a flanger effect on the bass guitar. l think that sound gives...

Posted 2 Dec 2016 @ 9:44am

 

Who are your core influences? A huge one would be Opeth. Their songwriting, textures, and orchestral arrangement is so inspiring to listen to. Pat Metheny is also a huge influence of mine, his compositions are amazing and his improvising is so tasteful, and has just enough weirdness to not allow listeners any detachment from the music.
 
What got you interested in prog?...

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