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Posted 18 Aug 2016 @ 10:55am

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

I actually can’t remember the first song I wrote, but I would’ve been about 15 years old. Must’ve been a banger!

 

2. The Last Song I Released

Our latest release ‘Dirty Roots’ is a feel-good track which storylines a house party and epitomises our sound and style. We worked hand in hand with artist/producer Tiki Taane and love what...

Posted 18 Aug 2016 @ 10:47am

1. Your Profile

 

When we started as a band, I thought it was a good idea to label us ‘Inner West mope rock’. A few years and some reviews making fun of us about it later, it’s both a blessing and a curse. I always think bands sound really dumb trying to explain how they sound anyway. I guess there’s like guitars and a bit of yelling, but not much, and we jump off things...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 1:31pm

1.  The First Record I Bought

 

The first CD I ever bought was the Destiny’s Child The Writing’s On The Wall album. I think the girl power vibe of the cover really grabbed me. ‘Say My Name’ became my anthem well before any guys came into my life. I think that probably inspired my writing themes. I wanted to be as sassy, sexy and assertive as the DC ladies!

 

2. The...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 1:17pm

1. Growing Up

 

I think my first musical memory was sitting down in front of the TV wearing my Coke bottle glasses with my dad as we watched The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine on VHS. My parents were not musos at all, they just always liked good music: Zeppelin, The Doors, et cetera. On the other hand, my elder brother was blasting Metallica and Tool from his bedroom, which pricked my...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 1:08pm

1.  Your Profile

 

The Glorious Sousaphonics sound quite unbelievable. We play saxes, we play brass, we play drums, we play guitars, we all sing. A little bit like Spike Jones and His City Slickers. At the Gasoline Pony on August 18 we’ll be joined by the formidable vocalist Nadya Golski from the 101 Candles Orchestra to reinterpret a few rare gems. We like to play our own music...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 4:31pm

1. The First Record I Bought

 

The first record I owned was the Ghostbusters II theme song by Bobby Brown, if I’m correct. It was a seven-inch vinyl when I was about four. The first album I bought I think was Front End Loader – Let’s Ride I on CD. My mate put me onto them and they remain one of my all-time favourite bands ever. I’ve seen them live so many times. Legendary.

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Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 4:13pm

1. Growing Up

 

It all started with KISS for me. Like a lot of other kids in 1979, I had all the cassettes, the KISS schoolbag, iron-on glitter T-shirts, make-up kit, you name it. Some guys at my primary school put on a lunchtime KISS concert and I swapped my entire viewfinder collection with one of them so I could play Peter Criss. Two rulers for drum sticks and a Sebel plastic...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 3:48pm

1. Growing Up

 

My earliest musical memory is of hearing ‘The Sound Of Silence’ by Simon and Garfunkel when I was four years old. Brazil ’66 was on high rotation in our house as well. My dad was a cameraman and TV director who worked with many great musicians. He loved music more than anything – he had hundreds of classical and jazz records. My mother was part of a singing trio...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 12:28pm

1. Growing Up

 

CE: I remember my mum singing along to Sinatra in a voice that can only be described as ‘basso profundo’. 

SC:I was the only musician in the house – the black sheep. I grabbed whatever cassette or record I could listen to.

 

2. Inspirations

CE: I like all kinds of music, especially songs with 12 bars. 

SC: B.B. King, Elmore James...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 11:56am

1. Your Profile

 

We’re a good time band with many different personalities, but must like pizza/tacos/beer. What do we look for in a fan? See above.

 

2. Keeping Busy

We’ve just released our debut single ‘CBD Hotel’. We have a couple of single launch shows too, which we are pumped about. We’ve just played our first shows in Melbourne and our Sydney single...

Posted 26 Jul 2016 @ 4:43pm

1. Growing Up

 

 

The Maybes came together in the inner-city suburb of Rozelle, born out of a strong desire to play blues-infused music in local pubs. The band have now played all over Sydney and even a few gigs in the Southern Highlands – anywhere there’s a crowd who won’t throw glasses at us, we’ll be there. 

 

2. Inspirations 

We’re influenced by...

Posted 26 Jul 2016 @ 4:36pm

1. Growing Up

 

My mum was a big influence growing up. When I was a kid she used to sing and play guitar, and I’d sing along. She wrote some original stuff too – I got my ability to harmonise from her and she introduced me to artists like The Dandy Warhols, Eels, PJ Harvey and The Breeders. In school I learned classical piano and voice, and was heavily involved with everything...

Posted 26 Jul 2016 @ 4:05pm

1. Growing Up

 

Like many, as a kid, I loved the old movies the TV stations would play on Friday nights and as ‘midday movies’ on the weekends. They were very often B-grade 1950s sci-fi flicks but to me they were a very real ‘alternate universe’. I don’t know why, but when I learned that these movies were fictional and made as entertainment often on a tight budget, well, for some...

Posted 19 Jul 2016 @ 5:05pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

The first time I ever began to write anything that resembles a song was probably 11-year-old me rhyming ‘black’ with ‘cat’ in poetry class. The first song I had ever completed and was happy with is ‘Johnny And June’.

 

2. The Last Song I Released

The last song I released is called ‘Black Bird’. It is indeed one of my favourites for...

Posted 19 Jul 2016 @ 4:17pm

1. Growing Up 

 

One of my earliest musical memories is of my parents bringing home a $50 drum kit from a garage sale. They put it in a spare room, along with a tape player and some John Fogerty cassettes for me to jam with. This was the start of my fascination for music.

 

2. Inspirations

The biggest musical influence in my life hands down is Chris Martin...

Posted 12 Jul 2016 @ 4:13pm

1. Your Profile

 

Six gentle men, 12 tender nipples, looking for the one night stand. Must have own transport, a degree in philosophy, preferably DTF. Sounds like A Tribe Called Quest splitting spliffs with your parents’ favourite band.

 

2. Keeping Busy

We’ve been working on our first full-length LP for nearly two years now, so that’s on the cards. We’ll...

Posted 12 Jul 2016 @ 4:05pm

1. Your Profile

 

The High Learys are a psych-pop band from Perth, Western Australia. Our sound has been described as a fearlessly modern take on a retro-inspired sound. We’re always looking to engage with new fans who are up for nothing short of a good time. 

 

2. Keeping Busy

We’ve been recording a lot of new material recently, which we can’t wait to...

Posted 12 Jul 2016 @ 10:56am

You’ll be performing a live score to Xavier Dolan’s film Heartbeats at Oxford Art Factory on Thursday. Have you ever done anything like this before?

Yes, we did this exact performance with HME in Melbourne back in March. That was the first time we'd ever done anything like this. It was a new and challenging experience but we enjoyed it very much.

 

 

How...

Posted 5 Jul 2016 @ 4:15pm

1. Growing Up

 

Three of us went to school together and have always been into music. Tom played in the jazz band, then we met Jeves through friends. None of us had rock star parents, however our synth player had a comedian dad who has left him mentally scarred.

 

2. Inspirations

We all like really different types of music. Jack listens to lots of Tool and...

Posted 5 Jul 2016 @ 4:14pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

I started learning guitar when I was about 12; it wasn’t long after this that I began writing my own songs. I can’t exactly remember which was the first, but what I do know is that even in the early days I had a huge desire to write original music. It gave me (and still does) a reason to perform and express myself.

 

2. The Last Song I...

Posted 5 Jul 2016 @ 11:41am

1. Growing Up

Thomas grew up around music gear and musicians, as his father is an incredible bassist and musician in general. Tim and I did not grow up around musicians, but had strong interests in music from early on.

 

2. Inspirations

I like anyone out there who is getting weird with it, so the whole Daughters crew, Helms Alee, and Tera Melos. Basically anyone on...

Posted 28 Jun 2016 @ 3:45pm

1. Your Profile

 

The Low Down Riders sound like a band that you’d hear in the dive bars of New Orleans, featuring horns that weave a raucous melody over the top of a rhythm section that chugs seamlessly like a steamboat down the Mississippi. It’s music for drinking and dancing.

 

2. Keeping Busy

The last few months have been very busy for us. We recently...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 3:41pm

1. Growing Up

 

Ahoy! The members of Lagerstein were all born aboard various seafaring vessels adrift in the skies, and it’s common knowledge that upon such a galleon as these one finds daily rum-guzzling, dancing, singing and electric guitar wizardry. Music definitely comes quite naturally to all of us. My first memory of metal is when I was ten, I was on a road trip with my...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 3:35pm

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...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 3:10pm

1. The First Record I Bought

 

The first album I bought was on cassette. It was a Bob Marley album with the song ‘One Love’ – I bought it because it was playing on the radio almost every day and it meant a lot to me because of the South African apartheid. I couldn’t understand why Nelson Mandela was in prison; why can’t we love one another? I use to ask my mum these big questions...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 3:10pm

1. Growing Up

 

Hayley Curran: My mother had a compilation disc of different genres of Pachelbel’s ‘Canon In D’ which we would listen to every car trip. This was during a rough time in our family and to keep our spirits up she always told us how she wanted the song to be played at her wedding and would imagine me and my sister both playing it together.

 

2. ...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 3:02pm

1. The First Record I Bought

 

I can’t speak for my brother Tom but the first record I can recall buying was 50 Cent’s ‘P.I.M.P’. I know, right? But at the age of roughly 14 I thought I was the bee’s knees. In terms of inspiring me, not at all – but then I got into collecting records around 18 and now have too many to count.

 

2. The Last Record I Bought

The...

Posted 15 Jun 2016 @ 2:16pm

1. Growing Up

 

The first record I ever bought was God Bless Tiny Tim. Older brothers and sisters introduced me to all the greats of the ’60s and ’70s. I have always liked artists and musicians who added something extra – it wasn’t always about the music. I love a gimmick! If you are not entertaining then you had better play with gusto, passion, truth, honesty, et cetera....

Posted 15 Jun 2016 @ 1:10pm

The following questions are answered by The Ruckus’ super fan known only as ‘Chris’, who knows the band better than the members themselves ever could.

 

1.  Your Profile

 

The Ruckus are from Sydney, Australia. They tell people they live in Newtown, even though they haven’t lived there for years. Rent’s too high and bands don’t get paid much. They love music and the...

Posted 8 Jun 2016 @ 11:56am

You might not recognise his name, but you’ll certainly be familiar with his work.

 

Nigel Dick, a British-born and LA-based filmmaker, has been responsible for hundreds of iconic music videos since the mid-1980s, with an enormous credits list including clips by Backstreet Boys (‘As Long As You Love Me’), Britney Spears (‘...Baby One More Time’), Oasis (‘Wonderwall’), R.E.M. (‘At...

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