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Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 12:15pm

 

How do you feel Melbourne Music Bank will best benefit your goals?
Melbourne Music Bank would change our lives dramatically. It would allow us to continue doing what we love: playing music with each other, while also enhancing our ability to become recognised within the Melbourne music scene.
 
 Why do you think it’s so difficult to break into the international music...

Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 12:12pm

What’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
I’m Alex from Drown This City and I am the vocalist.

 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Probably a pterodactyl cross choir girl. In terms of our music, we have a lot of shit going on so maybe metalcore minus any good guitar solos, post-hardcore with too much synth. Think Crossfaith meets Otep....

Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 12:11pm

 

How long have you been gigging and writing?
I wrote my first song in London back in 2008 but only really started to find a flow once I returned to Australia about five years ago. 
 
 Tell us about your favourite gig.
I played at the DIY festival Bat Attack, protesting the clearing and mining of the Leard State Forest early last year. My last set was on the final...

Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 12:09pm

 

What inspired you to apply for Melbourne Music Bank?
Coming off a solid six months of heavy gigging this year we jumped at the opportunity to showcase our band to the public and get the Sienna Wild name and sound out there. What more could you want; playing music to people who love music. 
 
If you could perform anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
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Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 12:03pm

Hi there. Who are you and what do you do in Cash?

I'm Acid and I play with sticks whilst doing an occasional backing vocal. I'm Cassie Hope and I seduce innocent victims with my voice while I sling the guitar.

 

You've recently released your first single, Lightning Striking. Can you tell us a bit about how the track came together?

We’re definitely surprised by the...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 12:41pm

 

G'day there - who are we speaking to?
Hey I'm Derek - drummer from The Council.
 
You're about to step into the studio to start work on your second album. What lessons are you taking from the first?
As a two-piece, we've historically tried to limit our overdubs and utilise analogue tape as much as possible. We've found it helps keep the music raw and energetic....

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 12:38pm

Define your genre in five words?
Space blues tripped electric jams.
 
Seedy Jeezus have played a bucketload of gigs around the world. What's been your favourite?
Freak Valley Festival in Netphen, Germany. We found our extended family there. A lot of crazy fun, killer bands and awesome music. 
 
Any big achievements to date that you reckon we should know about...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 12:31pm

 

What inspired you to apply for Melbourne Music Bank?
Having been a part of the music scene now for 12 months we’d just started working on a new project and I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity
 
If you could perform anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
It’s been a childhood dream of my to perform in Africa, specifically Zimbabwe and South...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 12:29pm

How do you feel Melbourne Music Bank will best benefit your goals?
MMB puts you in contact with a great team of experts. Having these people around my work will help my music reach a larger audience.
 
What do you love the most about making music?
I love how people respond to my music, it began as something I did for myself but now that I can see it impact other people’s...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 12:28pm

What inspired you to apply for Melbourne Music Bank?
I was inspired to apply for Melbourne Music Bank because it’s a wonderful opportunity and if you’re successful it can be a foundation for your entire music career.
 
What is your goal as a future musician?
My goal as a future musician is to be able to create music that will be remembered: music that could be considered...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 12:26pm

 

Hey there. Who are we speaking to and what instruments do you play?
Hey to you. You're speaking with James. Mcrobin is my solo project and I play guitar, keys and sing.
 
Can you tell us a bit about your average rural performance, and what makes these gigs so enjoyable?
I grew up in North-East Victoria, near Mount Buffalo, so I head up that way as often as I can...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 12:25pm

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’in the band?
We are Postblue. I play guitar and stress about everything band related.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
We consider ourselves to be a rock band. I think we've had every possible prefix tacked onto that, but it doesn't really bother us. It’s loud guitars and sweet melodies you...

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 1:12pm

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
The band is Morning Harvey. I’m Spencer and I sing.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Hopefully Morning Harvey. Or maybe, "these guys sound like Morning Harvey huh?"
 
What do you love about making music?
I'm always excited at every point when I'm writing, even if...

Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 10:09am

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
Golden Girls is the name. I sing, play keys, write lyrics, look dashing.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
We were once compared with Pink Floyd, wasn’t sure what to make of that one, I think it was a compliment though.
 
What do you love about making music?
That...

Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 10:08am

 

What was the process of creating your debut EP, Monsters?
It was a very secret process. Music is a space where I have complete freedom of expression, both creatively and emotionally. I had been writing for years but I wasn’t ready to share this private part of my life.
 
Have you found that learning to express through music is an integral part of the way you process...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 4:30pm

 

The First Record I Bought:
There’s a couple I remember that I bought way back when, Talking Heads’ Remain in Light and Devo’s Are We Not Men, which I still have on vinyl and play to this day.  The groove on Talking Heads’ Cross-Eyed & Painless still blows me away.
 
The Last Record I Bought:
David Bowie’s Black Star was the last album I bought. From start to...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 4:30pm

 

What is it about the classic blues-rock sound that generates such joyous energy in an audience?
We love to infuse a bit of groove into our sound. We make rock’n’roll that you can shake your ass to rather than bang your head to, and people dig that.
 
When you create music that’s influenced by iconic eras and sounds, how do you infuse your own personal twist? We try to...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 4:28pm

Growing Up ​
Growing up my first musical memory was sitting down in front of the TV with my Dad watching The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine on VHS. My parents were not musos at all, just always thumping good music like Zepplin and The Doors. My elder brother was blasting Metallica and Tool from his bedroom which pricked my ears up to the heavy scene.
 
Inspirations
The first...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 4:24pm

 

What’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
Band name is Darlow – clearly a lot of market research went into that one. I sing, play guitar, didgeridoo and write the songs.
 
What do people say you sound like?
It’s corny but honestly it’s pretty unique. It’s guitar-driven rock, but has a huge Australiana vibe to it.
 
What do you love about...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 1:16pm

 

What’s your name then? Oh. And the name of your band.
Well I’m Mick Daley, the band is Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders, as in I own ‘em, they sold their souls.
 
And what do you do?
Bag out big corporations and sing country-folk-alt-rock-art-punk nonsense.
 
When did you start?
Too long ago to remember.
 
What led you here?
I saw...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 1:03pm

 

Hey Trace. How’d you acquire the pseudonym ‘Acoustic Ninja’? 
The name came from the fans, who seeing the dexterity, subtly and versatility with which I play.
 
You’ll be hitting up Memo Music Hall. Can you give us a little tease as to what material you’ll be performing?
Joy and Sorrow is one of my favourite pieces. It incorporates two guitars tuned in two...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 1:01pm

What’s Chicks, Picks ‘n’ Sticks all about? 
Giving women opportunities and a place to network and meet other women and male advocates. It provides a safe place for women to talk openly about their experiences of sexism in the rock world and be supported by like minded people, where previously they may have been isolated and silenced.
 
You’re about to launch your first event....

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 12:45pm

 

Hi Bec. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
Hello! I'm Bec or Rebecca. I'm a vegemite toast enthusiast, guitarist, writer and busker. 
 
Tell us about your musical journey thus far?
 In Year 9 I bought a blue guitar from Ebay. I became a guitar nerd and learnt all of Blink 182’s songs. 
I started writing and singing when I left school. I...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 12:07pm

 

What’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
We’re a band called Mount Defiance. We do all your favourite band tricks; play songs, have fun, play fun, have songs.
 
What’s the best way to describe your sound?
Dad-rock.
 
What do you love about making music?
The teamwork. There’s nothing better than spinning musical yarns with the three...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 12:05pm

 

Hi there. Who are we speaking to and what do you do in Transience?
This is Andrew and I play the bass.
 
What's been happening since you launched your single, Ocean?
The months after releasing Ocean have been a real period of adjustment. Linc parted ways with the band and we were obviously sad to see him go. We’d been playing as a band without him for six...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 3:44pm

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
We are The Girl Fridas, and I’m Shannon the bass playing singer.
What's the craziest way someone's described your sound?
Feminist Twitter
What do you hate about the music industry?Not being able to quit our day jobs.
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 3:43pm

 

Hi there. Can you tell us who you are and what you're doing with your project?
I’m still not sure who I am because I’m constantly evolving but what I do know is that I’m straight up real and so is everything in my music. I don’t really regard it as a project but rather as a journey.
 
What were your initial goals when you started recording the mixtape?
I...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 12:25pm

1. The First Song I Wrote
I was seven-years-old when I wrote my first song with my best friend at the time. It went like this: “Friends forever, make it never, that we’ll fight again. Sorrow truly, if I lose you. Then we’ll meet again.” We thought it was genius.
 
2. The Last Song I Released
I’ve been working on my first solo album, Night Underground for the past two...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 12:22pm

Who are we talking to and what do you do in Cutting Room?
Eugene: Hi my name is Eugene Brockmuller.
Connor: I'm Connor Gibson, we both do drum programming and synth work in Cutting Room.

 
Some of your music contains less conventional time signatures, what drew you to move towards these?
C: Their use within our music comes from our influences and our own...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 12:20pm

 

You’ve just released your single Why Did We. What does the song represent to you, and what was the process of recording it like?
This song represents reflecting back on a journey of a past broken relationship and the question that I'd always asked myself when I was trying to part with the good that was in that relationship. The recording process was great, I worked with two...

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