Interviews

Interview: Tia Gostelow (AUS) on her impressive year ahead, her debut album and dream collabs.

February 15, 2019

Tia Gostelow is the epitome of “hard work pays off”. At just 19-years-old, the singer-songwriter has already secured numerous accolades that Aussie artists spend years chasing: currently six high-rotation songs on Triple J, their Feature Album of the Week and a Like A Version artist. She’s also snagged herself a worldwide publishing deal, been nominated for […]

Read More

NYC gets a new pre-SXSW Festival “The New Colossus”; we meet one of the founders

February 8, 2019

For bands coming to America for SXSW, to say it’s a massive cost and a huge effort is an understatement. And few bands arrive in Austin as their first port of call. Many come through Los Angeles and New York. So why not try and play some shows before . Well this is the exact […]

Read More

Inteview: Ultra Australia headliner Martin Garrix talks Anima, STMPD and the importance of his team

February 8, 2019

We’re just a couple of weeks away from the debut of the international EDM festival Ultra Australia; with the event taking place in Melbourne and Sydney on the 23rd and 24th of February, respectively. We recently had the chance to catch up with one of the event’s headliners, the Dutch DJ and Record Producer Martin Garrix. […]

Read More

The Queen of Independence: LPX opens up about the power of going it alone and the female voice

February 5, 2019

Last month, LPX traversed the country playing Falls Festival and a couple of sideshows in what was the New York artist’s Australian debut under that guise. Real name Lizzy Plapinger, she had previously visited our shores as part of the genre-bending, indie-pop duo MS MR. Now she’s smashing it on her own, with a completely independent […]

Read More

Interview: Nothing But Thieves’ (UK) Joe Langridge-Brown on their upcoming Australian tour, revisiting demos, and Love Island

February 1, 2019

English rock band, Nothing But Thieves, are heading Down Under next month for a mini-tour after a busy 2018 of touring and festivals, even finding the time to release a new EP What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way. Ahead of their dates in Perth, Adelaide and the Central Coast, which mark […]

Read More

Interview: Xavier Rudd (AUS) chats Twilight at Taronga, Storm Boy and the world’s ego

January 21, 2019

Off the back of his seventh solo studio album, Storm Boy, Xavier Rudd is playing a few select dates across the country including two sets at ‘Twilight at Taronga’ – a picturesque harbour-backdrop amphitheatre surrounded by the chorus of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Ahead of his soon-to-be-sold-out shows, Xavier was able to chat about his newest album, his married […]

Read More

Interview: Chris Wallace of Southeast Desert Metal (NT) on breaking the isolation through touring

January 11, 2019

Southeast Desert Metal singer/guitarist Chris Wallace is introducing the basics of his Indigenous language, Arrernte. “In our language,” he says, “If I say ‘Werte’, it means ‘greetings to you’. You greet me back with ‘Mwere’. That means, ‘How you been?’” The Arrernte people’s traditional land is located in the centre of Northern Territory, including Alice […]

Read More

Didirri, Vera Blue and Clowns share their favourite music of 2018

December 31, 2018

Earlier this month, we sat down with Didirri, Vera Blue and Clowns to talk about their favourite music of 2018; potentially the songs they’ll be choosing for the Hottest 100 and some of the albums that excited them over the last 12 months. Photo of Didirri taken at Festival of the Sun by Larry Heath

Read More

Interview: Hot Dub Time Machine’s perfect New Years Eve and pitching Fisher to win Hottest 100

December 29, 2018

Hot Dub Time Machine will be helping finish off 2018 with an appearance at NYE in the Park in Sydney this coming Monday. Ahead of the show, we looked back at the year past, as he reflected on his favourite moments of 2018, his favourite music of the year and give you some hot tips […]

Read More

Interview: Savannah and Briony of Kinder (NSW) reveal their favourite NYE moments and music of 2018

December 28, 2018

Electronic duo Kinder have had an amazing 2018, and now they’re finishing it all off with an appearance at NYE in the Park in Sydney this coming Monday – right before flying off to Falls Festival. Ahead of the show, we looked back at the year past with the pair, as they reflected on their […]

Read More

Interview: Thandi Phoenix shares her NYE tips, favourite moments and music of 2018

December 21, 2018

It’s been an incredible year for Thandi Phoenix, who I last sat down with back in March at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Now she’s going to be ringing in the New Year in Sydney alongside The Presets and more, as part of the NYE in the Park lineup. We caught up with her to find […]

Read More

Interview: Alex Farrell-Davey of Alae (NZ) takes a stroll down Henry Street for their debut album

December 20, 2018

Alex Farrell-Davey is waiting for his lunch outside of Prego, an Italian restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand. It’s a 10 minute drive from Henry Street, where he lives with his Alae bandmate Allister Meffan. “[Making the album] was kind of centred around that street for a while,” he admits. The street was so central to […]

Read More

Interview: KIM of The Presets (AUS) on his perfect NYE and favourite tunes of 2018

December 20, 2018

Ahead of their headlining midnight set at NYE in the Park in Sydney, we caught up with KIM of The Presets to talk about his perfect New Years Eve, highlights of 2018 and what he has planned for 2018. We also get a taste of his favourite music of the year… What were you doing […]

Read More

Interview: Bede Kennedy of Castlecomer (AUS) talks launching in the States, Sydney’s lock out laws and Christmas plans

December 20, 2018

Sydney-bred band Castlecomer are turning up the heat in the US after their hit “Fire Alarm” landed the #6 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. The boys have broken their hectic American schedule to return home for the festive season and I was lucky enough to steal half an hour of lead singer Bede Kennedy’s […]

Read More

Interview: Mountain Sounds bound SLUMBERJACK (AU) on their favourite moments of 2018 and what the duo have planned for 2019

December 18, 2018

Australian electronic duo, SLUMBERJACK have been adding their signature feelsy, melodic sound to wonky trap tracks for years now. Busy touring the world with TroyBoi, Ekali, Alison Wonderland and playing huge festival sets round the world they haven’t played many shows in Australia in 2018. Luckily they will be back with big things in 2019, saying […]

Read More

Interview: Bishop Briggs talks Falls Festival, returning to Australia, “Baby”, Hong Kong and songwriting

December 18, 2018

I’ve been lucky enough to catch up with US based artist Bishop Briggs a few times now, and every time we catch up things just seem be getting bigger and better for the every growing star. Our chat earlier this month, ahead of her pending visit to Australia for Falls, was no exception. We talk about […]

Read More

Interview: Luke Million (AUS) talks favourite New Years and playing NYE in the Park

December 18, 2018

Christmas holidays are nearly upon us, which means New Years is nearly here too, so it’s time to get those plans finalised (if you haven’t already). If you’re in Sydney your decision got a whole lot easier earlier this year, with the announcement that NYE in the Park would be returning for a second year. The […]

Read More

Interview: Paul Capsis (Aus) talks Sydney Festival and working with Jethro Woodward

December 14, 2018

Paul Capsis is one of Australia’s most versatile performers and is equally at home in the world’s of theatre, film & television, and of course cabaret. He’s a gifted interpreter of song, and has sung with a diverse and varied group of musicians and singers, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Russell Crowe, the Soweto Gospel […]

Read More

Interview: Royce Da 5’9 gets personal, talks beatmaking, and empathises with “mumble rap”

December 10, 2018

There are few figures in the industry as highly regarded and respected as Royce Da 5’9 when it comes to straight, no-bullshit, masterful hip hop. The Detroit emcee is often referred to as one of the greatest emcees alive, and that accolade hasn’t faded ever since Bad Meets Evil and Rock City were introduced over […]

Read More

Interview: Masta Killa of Wu-Tang Clan talks 25 years of “36 Chambers”

December 3, 2018

What they say is still true: the Wu-Tang is dangerous. Emerging from a dingy basement in the New York City borough of Staten Island, the Wu-Tang Clan was legendary from the very beginning. The group’s status was cemented in 1993 when the nine MCs came together like Voltron for their classic debut album Enter The […]

Read More