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Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 12:56pm

1. Growing Up

 

I grew up in Rowville about 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD; real suburban little town. At public school I always played music. 

 

2. Inspirations

When I was young it was all my dad. He played some of the best shit. I was lucky as. Bands like Cold Chisel, Pink Floyd, The Doors, AC/DC, Phil Collins, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and heaps more...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 12:41pm

1. Growing Up

 

MF: Growing up we listened to a lot of similar music – punk/grunge/alternative sorta stuff.

 

2. Inspirations

MF: I was blown away by Nirvana as a young gun. The next couple bands I got into varied from Butthole Surfers to Skinny Puppy. During my later high school years I listened to a lot of Three One G bands like The Locust and Some Girls. I...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 4:14pm

1. Your Profile

 

Parcels: aged 19-21, long silky hair, thin legs, pale complexion. Sounds like a confidently intoxicated evening on a Miami beach in April 1982. But when the evening passes and the confidence fades, a scent of insecurity fades through. Hobbies include long romantic evenings in front of Logic X, long romantic drives in a van packed with seven people and no leg...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 12:29pm

1. Growing Up

 

My earliest musical memory would be Christmas carols playing on Christmas morning, which I guess is just a nice memory. I also remember my dad having this massive sound system – I’m talking record player, double tape deck, CD player, massive speakers, the works. He was into Bob Marley, UB40 and Yes, and my mum was into ABBA, Rod Stewart and INXS, so I guess there...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 12:24pm

1. Your Profile

 

People say we sound like Kings Of Leon had a baby with Hilltop Hoods and the godparents are The Cat Empire. If the devil cursed us and we had to perform onstage for eternity – that would be fucking awesome! Obviously, we like to encourage our fans to get naked and dance like crazy but sometimes they just dance – all are welcome.

 

2. Keeping Busy...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 3:52pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

I wrote my first song when I was 12 and it’s called ‘You Can Cry’. I can still play it and remember it word for word. This is the first time anyone’s asked about it, and honestly the question is hard because the song is about how much it hurt when my mum and dad were fighting. I know that sounds really sad, but it’s true and probably explains a lot...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 11:41am

1. Growing Up

My brother got me into playing guitar, and I have fond memories of raiding his collection of early Metallica, Sepultura and Deftones records and jamming along to them on his guitar. When he turned to electronic music I kept going with metal, rock and prog and discovered a whole new world of music, guitar gods and expensive gear.

 

2. Inspirations

Steve...

Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 11:51am

Courses on offer: 

 

 

Bachelor of Music (Performance), Bachelor of Dance, Associate Degree of Music (Performance), Associate Degree of Dance, Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance), Master of Music (Performance).

 

What makes us different: 

AMPA offers a unique and dedicated focus on performance...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:51pm

1.  The First Song I Wrote

 

I’m a latecomer to songwriting, and wrote my first song (‘That Ain’t Love’) in my mid-20s. It wasn’t about anyone in particular, but came to mean more to me as I grew older and had to live through some of the dysfunctional things in that song. We recorded it on our EP, and we still play it live on occasions. 

 

2.  The Last Song I...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:44pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

The first song I can remember writing was called ‘Young Son’ when I was around 13 years of age. It was about the death of an important figure in Byron Bay growing up by the name of Ben King, who died surfing. It was a pretty heavy thing to write about so young but so was the whole experience for the community. I can hum the verses but that’s about it...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:40pm

1. Growing Up 

 

I grew up in a household surrounded by music – Dad had his Stones and Creedence records and Mum played piano, so we always had a piano in the house. My older brother was also listening to classic bands like Chisel and The Police. I started to learn piano but moved onto guitar when I realised it was easier to take a guitar down to the beach! I grew up listening to...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:35pm

1. Your Profile

 

A bunch of really, really good-looking people told us we sound like shit, then we spoke to some average-looking people and they think we sound like a cross between The Pretty Reckless and Divinyls. We like to stand on a raised platform with sounds coming out from behind us while people stand in front of us and raise their hands at different times and sometimes...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:19pm

1. The First Record I Bought

 

Technically it was probably something like Bert And Ernie’s Sesame Street Classics, but you know, for the benefit of your readers I think The Beatles’ Let It Be might have been the first vinyl I bought as a wee tacker.

 

2. The Last Record I Bought

I just bought all four of The Budos Band albums. Love that shit. Daptone gold....

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 11:27am

1. Growing Up

 

The popular view is that musicians are kids that never grow up. Given some of the things that ‘adults’ get up to, there is a very good reason why not to. I grew up in a family of nine with six brothers. I saw myself as a bit different but found I could define myself through the music and songs that I related to. My dad played the tea chest bass in a jug band and...

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 3:56pm

1. Growing Up

 

I remember lip-syncing to Paul Simon’s ‘Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes’ with my neighbours. I was in choir at the time and in grade four and realising the world that existed in my parents’ record collection was far more exotic than my school choir. Their collection eventually taught me to blow harp when I was 14. 

 

2. Inspirations

The...

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 2:53pm

1. Growing Up

 

KV: Growing up, music was everything at my house. My dad is a musician and our home was built around the jam room and the record player. I remember a lot of Beatles, Doobie Brothers, 10cc, Billy Joel, Chicago, Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac… I’m not sure how much of that has influenced the music I make though.

 

2. Inspirations

KV: I’m a big fan of...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 6:43pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

It would have no doubt been a parody song of some kind, very likely co-written with my brother and/or dad, most likely about my sister and/or mum. But I guess my first 'real' song would have been when I was around 14 or 15 – of course it was about girls, heartbreak and lost love; not that I would have known anything about that topic at this age.

 

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Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 4:21pm

1. The First Record I Bought

 

Adam Newling: It was The Cat Empire (self-titled) and still to this day it’s one of my all-time favourite albums. I heard ‘Hello’ on the ABC one afternoon when I was in the second grade and was hooked for life. 

 

2. The Last Record I Bought

Joel Osborn: Blood Orange – Freetown Sound. A good friend of mine got me onto them, I’ve...

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 3:44pm

1. Growing Up

 

I remember my parents playing a lot of Mariah Carey and Bob Marley growing up, and 2Pac being blasted from my older brother’s bedroom. I remember waking up early to catch Korn’s ‘Freak On A Leash’ on Video Hits. Being exposed to diverse genres of music from an early age has no doubt influenced the songs I create as a musician now.

 

2. Inspirations...

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 3:32pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

The first song I ever wrote was a poem about anti-uranium mining protests in the Kakadu National Park. I was nine. It was a kind of love song to the canopy and its musical inhabitants, the native birds. I remember it but I honestly haven’t thought about it in years. I mostly do write love songs now.

 

2. The Last Song I Released

My...

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 3:17pm

1. Growing Up

 

My dad was in a band called Vertical Hold in the ’80s, so there were always guitars lying around in our house, which obviously had a huge impact on my brother [Yianni] and I. I thought I was going to be a doctor, but the game Operation made light of my unsteady hands and crushed my childhood dreams.

 

2. Inspirations

The Beatles were like gods...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 12:58pm

1. Your Profile

 

We’re a mellow-pop/chill/ambient three-piece from Melbourne. We’ve been told our sound fits between the clean tones of Daughter and The xx. Our ideal fan is easy-going and likes to hang out by the bonfire on a beach.

 

2. Keeping Busy

Recording new music and heaps of touring! We actually just finished supporting Mosquito Coast on their...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 12:53pm

1. Growing Up

 

I grew up around lots of music so music is ingrained in me and my skin. My dad has always been a musician so we saw live music at least two to three nights a week growing up. It was definitely not a boring childhood. Very exciting way to grow up. 

 

2. Inspirations

Carole King, Francis and The Lights, Bon Iver, Mulatu Astatke, Sufjan Stevens,...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 11:58am

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

I used to write little plays and music all the time as a kid, but the first ‘song’ I can remember writing I was maybe about 11 or 12. It had some overly sentimental verses about how people treat animals, with a little piano riff between each one.

 

2. The Last Song I Released

‘This House Is Gonna Burn’ is my new single from my...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 5:58pm

1. Growing Up

 

Both of us grew up in Sydney, raised on a steady diet of Saturday morning music television – Rage, Recovery and early-2000s-era skateboarding video soundtracks.

 

2. Inspirations

We pull from our day-to-day lives, living in Sydney, friends and people we know and meet. Maybe if we meet we can write a song about you?

 

3. Your Band...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 4:53pm

1. Your Profile

 

Ed M – lead vocals/guitar, Jake M – lead guitar/vocals and Josie F – bass/vocals. We enjoy writing and performing country-rock-alternative-Americana-pysch-soul music. A/S/L?

 

2. Keeping Busy

We have just released our debut EP This Time I’m Fine (produced by Tony Buchen) so we have been pretty busy playing shows promoting the record. We had...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 3:28pm

Electrofringe is bringing EF16 to 107 Projects this weekend. What is the overarching aim or motto behind the event?

 

EF16 marks a return to communal, uncensored and non-surveilled spaces to act on free speech. We want to look at how digital networks can be applied to take back the controls of our systems. It’s vital to create new platforms, spaces and networks that continue to...

Posted 11 Oct 2016 @ 5:03pm

1. Growing Up

 

Growing up I never really learned an instrument, but I used to watch Rage religiously on channel two every weekend morning. Then, in grade seven, I formed my first band, The DB2. It was a hip hop duo with raps about cows and codfish. Things got real though when, in grade 11, I joined my first band playing drums on upturned Tupperware containers with chopsticks. My...

Posted 11 Oct 2016 @ 4:54pm

1. Growing Up

 

I’m very lucky to have grown up in a house filled with books, art, records, ideas and music-loving parents. My dad’s a poet, and my mum’s a DJ on the local community radio station, so it’s no surprise that language and music have remained such enduring loves of mine. 

 

2.  Inspirations

There’s so much great music being made in Australia, and...

Posted 11 Oct 2016 @ 3:56pm

1. Growing Up

 

Nat Tyrrell: We all grew up listening to the same sort of stuff really. My old man played guitar and always had some rock’n’roll bangers by Metallica, Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd blaring through the speakers while my brothers and I were running around the house with sticks. 

 

2. Inspirations

Joel Tyrrell: The tunes that stand out are for us...

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