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QnA

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:59pm

 

Who are we chatting to?  My name’s Owen Rabbit. I play synthesizers, keyboards, guitars and percussion and I sing through a loop pedal.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? Some people have said I sound like M83. That's a fair cop.
 
What do you love about making music? For me, writing music is like talking in a separate, special language for all...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:54pm

 

Your tour is in support of your new album, Olm. It’s being released through EVP Recordings, the same lot who take care of  Behemoth, King Parrot and Psycroptic.  How did you manage to swing that? I remember being told by a few people that we should hit them up as they were familiar with our stuff and were interested in signing some newer acts. I spoke with people like Youngie (King...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:47pm

 

How did you get involved in Thrash, Blast & Grind? Youngy from King Parrot gave us a call and asked if we were interested in jumping on a national tour with them, Psycroptic, Revocation and Whoretopsy, and of course we said “Hell yes.” 
 
 
How important is the DIY approach to the live heavy music scene?There is a really vibrant community here and everyone seems...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:13pm

How would you describe the atmosphere and sound of Hot Potato Band?We've worked hard as a group creating the atmosphere of a New Orleans-style street band and injecting it with ska, pop, funk, and world influences. All of these genres mixed with the fun and antics of a street performance has always set the stage and our audiences for a great time.
 
How did your experience as street...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:10pm

What does Fractangular mean to you? 
Nicky Bomba: Our inclusion on the bill opens up the scope to experience a massive live show where 30-odd musicians (and I do mean odd) go on a rollercoaster journey with a real mission to connect with the audience. The type of ska we play is universal and multicultural in its essence as there are members from 12 different countries in the band....

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:06pm

 

What’s the band name and what do you do in the band? Terrestrials. I play guitar and manage our Yakult orders.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? People have compared us to Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Circa Survive and Incubus. We’re kind of a mutt born from many genres.
 
What do you love about making music? Sharing it with people, building...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:57pm

 

What’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band? I’m Joshua Batten, lead vocalist and guitarist. I’m about to release a solo album, and my band is called Batten Down.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Jack White and Rival Sons with hints of Rush, Joe Bonamassa and Jethro Tull.
 
What do you love about making music...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:56pm

How would you describe Evil Twin? Evil Twin started as a side project for both Chris and I. Essentially it was and still is a jam band. We figured as it was just drums and guitar we would follow the trend and give blues a try, we’ve evolved a few other styles in there over the years.
 
How was the experience of recording your album Broken Blues?  Broken Blues was recorded very...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 10:27am

What’s the story behind Creative Records? Christopher Wiseman left behind a 20 year career making music for other people to focus on bands he was truly passionate about. Aimee Harman joined the company to handle the management and bookings for artists we love. We exist solely to help bands leave a lasting legacy of great songs, and great performances.
 
What were the best things you...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 10:25am

Could you tell us about your new release Pool and what it’s all about? Pool is my debut solo album. I wrote and recorded it in LA. I was heavily influenced by California and all its beautiful trappings.  I was listening to a lot of DJ Mustard, Drake, Michael Jackson, Beyonce,  Ariana Grande and Robyn  at the time so you can definitely hear those influences in there. I had just come out of a...

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...

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