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Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 9:30pm

 

Hey there. Who are we chatting with from Fabels and what do you do in the band?
Hiske Weijers, I play bass and keys and loops and sing.
 
You’ve just released your second album Hi, and will be visiting Melbourne off the back of the release. Walk us through the writing and recording process behind the record. 
All the songs are written by Ben Aylward and me...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 9:27pm

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
My name is Dan and I sing and play guitar in Jarrow.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Getting stuck in traffic on a Sunday afternoon.
 
What do you love about making music?
The freedom of being able to share and express yourself creatively.
 
What do...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 9:25pm

 

Hey there Chowie. Could you tell us a bit about about #LifesTooShortGoSeeABand?
I started a hashtag with all photography posts years ago, that became the title of my first t-shirt in 2014 featuring nearly 100 bands from 10 years in photography, and now evolved to a proper event in support of live and local music.
 
What can you tell us about getting the shirt out...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 9:21pm

 

Hi Maddie. What is it you do in Odie Ida?
Biddy and I both write and sing, and then between the two of us we play violin, ukulele, cello and cavaquinho. We also dabble in some body percussion.
 
You and Biddy are cousins. Do you guys have a strong musical history together? Where did it all start?
Our parents are musicians and taught us to sing in harmony from...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 9:17pm

 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself as a performer?
I'm a soul singer, although I do love to sing jazz, funk and blues. Apart from being a performer, I am an intuitive vocal trainer and a mentor to young aspiring female singers entering the music scene.
 
You've received praise from Joe Cocker, is that correct?
Funny story. I was singing at Melbourne Hyatt...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 11:34am

Can you tell us a bit about yourself as a performer?
I'm a soul singer, although I do love to sing jazz, funk and blues. Apart from being a performer, I am an intuitive vocal trainer and a mentor to young aspiring female singers entering the music scene.
 
You've received praise from Joe Cocker, is that correct?
Funny story. I was singing at Melbourne Hyatt Deco Bar in...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 12:07pm

 
Hi Maddie. What is it you do in Odie Ida?
 
Biddy and I both write and sing, and then between the two of us we play violin, ukulele, cello and cavaquinho. We also dabble in some body percussion.
 
You and Biddy are cousins. Do you guys have a strong musical history together? Where did it all start?
 
Our parents are musicians and taught us to sing in...

Posted 15 Jun 2016 @ 9:41pm

 

Who is in Customer?
Shauna Boyle (Cable Ties), drums/vocals; Tom Bradbury (Big Tobacco), guitar/vocals; Jackson Payne (the Tropes), guitar/vocals; and Matt Veitch on bass.
 
What’s with the name?
Tom and I are both huge fans of the Replacements so we borrowed it from a song of theirs by the same name. It’s also a word you can kind of spit out.
 
What...

Posted 15 Jun 2016 @ 9:39pm

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
G'day. We are The Elliotts. My name is Jimmy, I play acoustic guitar.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Indie rock and bubblegum pop.
 
What do you love about making music?
Initially we all got into music because we thought girls were impressed by this kind of...

Posted 8 Jun 2016 @ 10:58pm

 

Hi Josh. What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
My music falls somewhere in the alt-country, Americana, folk, singer/songwriter category.
 
What do you love about making music?
Everything. From the writing to the recording and production to the touring and the performing live. Plus the wide range of amazing folk I get to meet along the way and all of...

Posted 8 Jun 2016 @ 10:55pm

 

So, what are the Riff Raiders all about?
Classic Rock and killer riffs. We bust out the gems from classic hard rock artists from the ‘70s that often go unplayed.
 
What has been your favourite gig to date?
Packed house at rock central Cherry Bar in April. Two sets, no supports and the crowd went absolutely nuts.
 
What do you love about playing live?...

Posted 1 Jun 2016 @ 9:19pm

 

So then, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Basically anything with elements of soul and/or funk. Vocally I’ve gotten comments and links to Kanye or recently Kendrick, but that’s probably because they’re my biggest influences as artists.
 
What do you love about making music? For me music is a therapy, an expression. It’s how I get out every thought...

Posted 1 Jun 2016 @ 9:16pm

 

Your Profile
Autistic southpaw folk singer into pop songs, wrestling and long-forgotten pop culture references seeks fellow hopeless types of all genders, orientations and races to harmonise on Britney, yell about how great CM Punk was and to call up random friends to ask, “Wazzaaaaaaaaaaaappppppppp?”
 
Keeping Busy
I have just released my second album, entitled...

Posted 1 Jun 2016 @ 9:14pm

 

Hi there. Who am I talking to and what do you do in Twinspeak?
Hey. I'm Trav, the drummer and comedian of our five-piece indie-rock collaboration.
 
 
Let’s talk about the single, Young Fuzz. Can you tell us about the story behind the song? Our guitarist Mark started writing it while in the studio recording our EP last year. The song came together pretty quickly...

Posted 27 May 2016 @ 6:13pm

 

Hi there. Who are we speaking to and what do you do in DuneSeven?
I respond to many different callings and gestures least of which is Jonathan, my actual name. I operate the guitar and sing over two mice. Damn autocorrect.
 
You guys create some solid dance/funk/rock tunes with the inclusion of the didgeridoo. How do you tie in such a unique instrument into the music...

Posted 27 May 2016 @ 6:10pm

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
I'm Filth Pitt from Hollywood Models. I sing and dance whilst crying and smiling simultaneously.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
My mum said we sound like the B-52’s and Talking Heads with a little sprinkle of The Velvet Underground and early 2000s dance pop. She could be...

Posted 27 May 2016 @ 6:08pm

 

Growing Up
My earliest memory of music is my grandmother singing in the local church choir, and Elvis classics like Are You Lonesome Tonight? But it wasn’t until I was seven years old and hearing a Nirvana mixtape with the acoustic song Polly that I knew music was something I needed to do.
 
Inspirations
Some of the musicians/bands that inspire me are Swans,...

Posted 25 May 2016 @ 11:04pm

 

Ten bands everyone should know about:
Devo, The Dead Kennedys, Joy Division, The Durutti Column, Pere Ubu, Ween, The Misfits, The Jesus Lizard, Ariel Pink, Vektor.
 
Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party:
Home made hummus and bread, olives, Clive of India teabags, my mum’s potato bake, Donald Trump liver pate, Kettle chips, BBQ’d snags,...

Posted 22 May 2016 @ 7:23pm

 

Hey Jamie. You guys formed way back in 2004. How has Melbourne’s punk rock scene developed around you in the past 12 years?
I remember when we first started – in Newcastle – we would play shows with hardcore bands, punk rock bands et cetera as there wasn't really many acoustic/folk punk bands around at the time. So we were lucky to play some really cool mixed bill shows in the...

Posted 21 May 2016 @ 9:46am

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band? 
The name is Atomsmasha, and I am basically a glorified DJ, but I use Gameboys instead of turntables. 
 
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Mario at a rave.
 
 
What do you love about making music?
The fact that a humble Limp Bizkit a capella can...

Posted 21 May 2016 @ 9:42am

 

Hello. Who are we speaking with and what’s your role at White Rabbit Record Bar?  This is Annie, the owner of White Rabbit Record Bar.     White Rabbit Record Bar has been around for a decade. Can you share a couple of your favourite memories working in the store?  It’s been a strange and wonderful ten years full of ups and downs and it’s hard to describe without mentioning my late...
Posted 18 May 2016 @ 9:10pm

 

Hi there. Who are you and what do you do in Dogsday?
My name is Andrew Wickes (AKA the Colonel). I am co-founder of Dogsday – lead singer, guitarist and songwriter. The other founding member is Matthew O'Donnell (AKA Professor Nuke), who plays double bass, does backing vocals and plays extra percussion on the album. Dogsday has been together for over 20 years, playing all over...

Posted 18 May 2016 @ 9:06pm

 

Hey there. What’s your name and what do you do in Tequila Mockingbyrd? 
Hey I'm Josie. I'm the resident tub-thumper
 
Last year you toured the Middle East to entertain Australian troops. Tell us about the experience.
It was incredible. We met some amazing people and heard some very humbling stories. The shows were quite different from the usual set up – playing...

Posted 18 May 2016 @ 8:38pm

 

Do your dreams ever influence your music?
My fucked-up brain pretty much only generates nightmares, almost never dreams. They’re definitely reflections of my deep-seated fears, which do come out in songs eventually.
 
If you could play any instrument in the world, what would be it?
Violin. I tried to teach myself for a while years ago, but I get frustrated when...

Posted 13 May 2016 @ 9:53pm

Hi Danny. Thanks for chatting with Beat. Could you please give us a little history lesson in the Danny Walsh Banned?
The Banned formed in 2011 AD. Since then we’ve grown from an acoustic trio to a revue-style rock’n’roll band reminiscent of Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of the 1970s.
 
How has your sound and style developed between your first and second record?...

Posted 13 May 2016 @ 9:52pm

Hey Matty, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?
I primarily see myself as a guitar player first, only really delving into proper singing technique over the last few years which is crazy, considering my current situation. I grew up playing AC/DC, Metallica and Pantera songs. I try my hardest to put this energy into the style of blues I play, and I have a lot of fun...

Posted 13 May 2016 @ 9:50pm

Hi there. Who are we speaking to and what's your involvement with Melodic Rock Fest at The Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St Kilda?
Andrew McNeice – I'm the owner of MelodicRock.com and MelodicRock Records as well as the MelodicRock Fest events.
 
Can you tell me a little bit about the bands on the bill and why you decided to get them involved? Basically I wanted to present an...

Posted 13 May 2016 @ 9:47pm

Hey, who are we speaking with and what’s your role in Papa G & The Starcats?
Hey, my name is Giorgio and I’m Papa G, the guitarist and bandleader for the Starcats.
 
You’re celebrating your third anniversary with a month long residency at The Toff in Town. What can soul enthusiasts expect from your live performance? 
They can expect an electrifying performance. We...

Posted 12 May 2016 @ 11:58pm

 

Yo. Who are we chatting to and what do you do in Cosmic Kahuna?
You are chatting to The Doze. I sling the riffs and do the shouting.
 
You’re launching your new EP Wasteoid at The Bendigo Hotel on Friday May 13. If Wasteoid was a person, what would he or she be like?
We chose Friday the 13th specifically so we could hire a knife wielding lunatic in a hockey mask...

Posted 12 May 2016 @ 11:57pm

 

]So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
Darling James. My name is James and my primary purpose is Jamesing. You could say I'm the head James.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
We get a bit of Spoon, a bit of Split Enz, a bit of XTC. So all the good wonky pop bands, which is nice.
 
What do you love about...

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