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Posted 6 Jul 2016 @ 11:02pm

 

Hey there, who are we speaking to and what do you do in Napier?
Nelson here, singer, guitarist and songwriter.
 
You’re launching your debut single, Shake! Shake! Shake! on Friday. How large a journey has the band ventured to get here, and what can people expect from the show?
Bass guitarist James Taylor and I have played together since primary school and...

Posted 6 Jul 2016 @ 11:00pm

 

Hi there, who are we speaking to and what do you do in the band? 
I'm Ryan, singer, guitarist and big drinker.
 
Can you tell us a bit about your upcoming self titled release? Where was it recorded? Did you take your time to craft it or play jams that came naturally?
It was recorded in the Victorian highlands, at the base of Mount Bulla in an old ski lodge. We...

Posted 1 Jul 2016 @ 10:44am

1. Growing Up

My grandfather played the piano, but I thought he was just old and silly. I was probably very wrong. The first time I played in public I hid behind a curtain. The last time was like walking a tightrope, but I’m well into it. I saw Tom Waits live when I was young. And Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. And Roxy Music.
 
2. Inspirations
I love Robert Smith....

Posted 29 Jun 2016 @ 10:55pm

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band? ADKOB - once an acronym, now just a bunch of letters. Make it watch’ya want.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? KoRn but the R is forward and we have more strings on our guitars.
 
What do you love about making music? It in itself. It's a joy. Making music IS the fun part. Inception...

Posted 29 Jun 2016 @ 10:53pm

 

Hello, who are we speaking with and can you tell us a little about the music you make?
Hey! Flyn - guitar. Mere Women are a four-piece (have been a three-piece until recently) from Sydney that play abrasive post-punk pop. Our music can span across a few genres, which is the product of a vast influence base. We've released two albums and we're into our third.
 
For the...

Posted 29 Jun 2016 @ 10:50pm

 

Well hello there. Could you please introduce yourself and your position in Palm Springs to our readers.
My name is Erica and I write the songs, sing and play guitar for Palm Springs alongside genius rhythm keeper Raquel Solier and incandescent bass/vox combo Sara Retallick. Presently, I am into finishing Moby Dick, learning about claw-hammer finger picking and listening to Yuzo...

Posted 29 Jun 2016 @ 10:48pm

 

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
We’re Sienna Wild. I’m Louis Goutos on bass and vocals, and there’s Jon Giokas on guitar and Jason Edwards on drums.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
No-nonsense rock’n’roll. A mix between Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys and Band of Skulls. We’re influenced by a lot of ‘70s rock...

Posted 29 Jun 2016 @ 10:46pm

 

 
Hey there. Who are we speaking with and what do you do at The B.East?
Hania Glapa, event creator and beer puller at The B.East.
 
Rumour has it that your fourth birthday bash on Saturday July 2 will be a circus spectacular. Tell us all about it.
We’ve lined up escape artists, some hula burlesque, fortune tellers, rolla bolla balancers and human...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 9:34pm

 

Hi there. Who am I talking to and what do you do with 30/70?
Ziggy – OG salmon slapper.
 
What's on offer for your month long residency at the Toff?
This residency is the ultimate culmination of the extended 30/70 collective, showcasing some of Melbourne’s finest wordsmiths improvising with the house band laying down the soul salmon slap. Also featuring...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 9:32pm

Lagwagon's Duh changed my life.
Derrick Plourde, RIP, was a phenomenal drummer and songwriter. He actually wrote some of Lagwagon’s best records and inspired me to drum and write and not give into being a guitarist/singer or just a frontman who tries to sing. He was one of the best drummers I've come across and his style of writing is second to none. Catchy, melodic, frantic and ruthless...

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...

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