h

QnA

Posted 5 Apr 2016 @ 4:48pm

1. Your Profile

 

I am Chi, the vocalist for Sydney rock band A Girl’s A Gun. I enjoy a cold beer on a hot day and red wine on a cold night but you will never really know me until you hear me sing. In the early days, A Girl’s A Gun and myself dabbled a lot in the blues and Southern rock sounds. We are evolving into a more solid rock sound. Like every band when they start, we wore...

Posted 5 Apr 2016 @ 4:36pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

The very first song I wrote from start to finish was a song called ‘Morning Sun’. I was intrigued by a short movie I’ve watched about the sun and how it was considered God by ancient civilisations. But the song wasn’t just about the sun itself but also how we get the chance to start again with every single sunrise. I still play it sometimes in my gigs...

Posted 5 Apr 2016 @ 4:32pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

Not sure if I remember the first song I wrote, but in high school I was in a band with my brother and friend Pete. I remember around that time (mid-’90s) seeing a Sydney band called Lantern that blew my mind. They were kinda like what the Pixies might sound like if they wrote sea shanties. Or at least that’s what it sounded like to me. Anyway, I wrote...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 5:08pm

1. Growing Up

 

My [childhood was] a fun one. I was surrounded by festivals on my parents’ land – wild parties, all in the early days of New Zealand … electronic music. It shaped my appreciation and understanding of how important music is in this seriously fruity planet we live on. 

 

2. Inspirations

My favourite inspiring musicians are the ones who’re...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 4:59pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

It’s hard to remember. I used to mess around with silly songs as a kid in our family band but the first serious one… I think it was a love song written to impress a girl in high school and never worked. So maybe my brain has just blocked that out.

 

2. The Last Song I Released

It’s called ‘Heart Shaped Tattoo’ and was written for a...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 4:37pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

I was seven years old when I wrote my first song. I wrote words and a melody with my best friend at the time. It went like this: “Friends forever, make it never, that we’ll fight again / Sorrow truly, if I lose you / Then we’ll meet again / We don’t wanna lose each other forever / We don’t wanna lose each other now / All we wanna do is stay together /...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 4:30pm

1. Your Profile

 

Imagine The Rolling Stones covering The Clash? That’s us. We like late nights on the piss, midgets in fancy dress and playing loud rock’n’roll music.

 

2. Keeping Busy

We’ve been playing gigs all over New South Wales over the last year. We finished our debut EP earlier this year, which will be released May 6. We will be back in the studio in...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 4:21pm

1. Growing Up

 

My dad turns off Christmas carols and puts on The Kink Kontroversy and Died Pretty – Doughboy Hollow every Christmas morning. He did it then, he does it now. I can’t hear Died Pretty without thinking about Christmas anymore.

 

2. Inspirations

Devo, who taught me that you can turn everything upside down and still dance the Poot. Brian Eno, who...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 4:12pm

1. Growing Up

 

I grew up in a family where music was appreciated but no-one played anything. I started out in the school band on a clarinet at age six and started the guitar at age 15. Mum and Dad always had pretty good music taste and I feel like some of the records I remember listening to growing up may have put me on the right track.

 

2. Inspirations

My...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 4:12pm

1. Your Profile

 

Lolo Lovina play inside a spotty red vintage caravan and sound like a cross between a small Roma (Gypsy) village in Serbia and swing jazz club in Paris 1920. 

 

2. Keeping Busy

We will be in Europe for their summer this year! We look forward to playing in Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Brussels and Belgrade. We have been playing, recording and...

Posted 22 Mar 2016 @ 2:50pm

1. Growing Up

 

All of the horn players in Lyre Byrdland studied together at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the jazz program there while most of the other guys studied at AIM doing the popular music course. Liam (bass), Kieran (guitar), Yani (percussion) and myself grew up in Wollongong while the other guys are from Sydney, save for Nando (drums) who’s originally from...

Posted 22 Mar 2016 @ 2:39pm

1. Growing Up

 

My parents took me to see Michael Jackson perform when I was pretty young. Ever since then I think I’ve wanted to have my own band. I feel like there’s so much music inside of me trying to get out! Much of my family are musical too, so I guess I decided quite early I’d be a songwriter.

 

2. Inspirations

I think as a human it’s easy to...

Posted 22 Mar 2016 @ 2:30pm

It’s called:

 

Sundays Live at The Bowlo

 

It sounds like: The instrumental sound that began legendary Australian band The Cruel Sea.

 

Acts: Elevator, Captain Freedom

 

Sell it to us: Elevator is a new band led by Dan Rumour. Dan is entrenched in Sydney and Australian music history. Playing in seminal bands Blackrunner, Urban Guerrillas...

Posted 22 Mar 2016 @ 1:58pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

I would have been only about five or six years old. I was supposed to be practising my scales on piano, and I would always get in trouble from Mum, because I preferred to write my own music instead. I think it was to do with Mother Nature. Pretty sure it was a three chord song, in C. I’d have the lyrics somewhere, as I’ve kept everything I’ve written...

Posted 17 Mar 2016 @ 11:21am

1. Growing Up

 

Contrary to the popular belief that I was raised by wolves, I actually grew up with my mother in Canada’s rural north-west, a few hours’ drive from Alaska.  Highlights included finding my fiddle hidden in the compost pile for my seventh birthday. Every summer we would pile into our camper van and tour through the northern music festivals, which is where I first...

Posted 17 Mar 2016 @ 11:13am

1. The First Record I Bought

 

I’d just gotten back from a family trip to Singapore to visit my cousins, and Mum and Dad had bought me a Walkman. I rolled on back into Australia and I remember asking if I could buy a Green Day cassette. It was Insomniac. I’m not quite sure if it inspired my music but it certainly gave me all sorts of feels.

 

2. The Last Record I...

Posted 16 Mar 2016 @ 10:55am

1. Your Profile

 

Our band is neo-electropop/grunge, where our musical style plays with the delicate sounds of deep luscious electronica over a sweet, rich, organic base. We formed in 2013 and basically found each other through Gumtree! Sudeep our guitarist and I sifted through the various talents on Gumtree before we found our very talented keyboardist and all-round tech boy,...

Posted 15 Mar 2016 @ 5:14pm

1. Growing Up

 

Dad had guitars in the house, so it was my destiny to play. He was a huge influence on my musical tastes everything from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin.

 

2. Inspirations

All blues legends: Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Clark, Jr., Seasick Steve, Atomic Bitchwax, Earthless. There’s something about the looseness in their live performances that...

Posted 15 Mar 2016 @ 5:05pm

1. Your Profile

 

Alternative punk rockers – fuzzy, loud and heavy, like a rhinestone cowboy.

 

2. Keeping Busy

Yeah dude! Since the release of our debut album Music Is For Losers last September, we’ve been constantly on the road up and down the east coast and gigging locally. We’re hitting the road again from March 12 to April 9 for our No Sleep Til’ Bulah...

Posted 15 Mar 2016 @ 4:56pm

1. Your Profile

 

We like to create music that we feel is interesting and has something to say lyrically. We like to play our guitars really loud and put a song through many different stages and shapes before we finally decide on the direction we are going for. 

 

2. Keeping Busy

The last three months we have been working on a new record we plan to put out...

Posted 15 Mar 2016 @ 4:35pm

1. Growing Up

 

I learnt from a pretty young age that life is short and to not sweat the small stuff, so music was always an escape growing up. Seeing Metallica as a 14-year-old was my initiation into the world of rock’n’roll. From then on everything else took a back seat and I spent most of my time listening to music and going to see bands.

 

2. Inspirations

...
Posted 15 Mar 2016 @ 3:57pm

1. Growing Up

 

For me, music was a part of life. My mother is a Samoan dancer; when she moved to Australia dancing was her income. I was at all her shows soaking up the Polynesian vibes. I remember music blaring so loud whenever Mum did the housework, cooked or when we were just sitting around. She would also sing and play the ukulele.

 

2. Inspirations

The...

Posted 9 Mar 2016 @ 4:20pm

1. Growing Up

 

I travelled a lot as a child, my parents moving us around the globe constantly. My early musical memories were very ethnic – rhythmical, and even tribal I guess you could say. Growing up through the school years I learnt classical guitar for a long period of time, ultimately making the progression into the electric ‘amplified’ world of music. The rest is history...

Posted 9 Mar 2016 @ 3:58pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

The first song I ever wrote was when I was roughly around the age of 16, when my grandfather walked into my home and surprised me by saying it was his 80th birthday. I didn’t have a present and so in about a half an hour I wrote a song for him. He was a big fan of country music so I did it in that style. If I picked up a guitar I could still play it in...

Posted 9 Mar 2016 @ 2:20pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

When I was young I sang pretty much all the time, so I guess I started practising then. My first attempts at songs were lessons in how to say a lot in a few lines, and I definitely borrowed heavily from the styles of music I grew up on. I listened to Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris – the great ladies of country music, so I wrote a few things...

Posted 9 Mar 2016 @ 2:09pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

The first song I remember writing down was when I was about seven or eight. I listed a bunch of native Australian animals, put them to a bouncy tune with the words ‘we’ve got’ – i.e. “We’ve got wombats, kangaroos, bilbies and koalas / We’ve got numbats, fruit bats, magpies and galahs…” and on it went. I didn’t miss out many, I sung it out proudly in...

Posted 9 Mar 2016 @ 2:00pm

1. Growing Up

 

I’ve always grown up in a household where music is encouraged. I have a super vague memory of being nominated as a piano player’s page turner. I was young, couldn’t read music and my rigid transition between sheets often saw them on the floor. The seemingly meaningless notations on the page had a sense of chaos to them that made music super appealing to me, and I...

Posted 2 Mar 2016 @ 3:39pm

1. Growing Up

 

I remember growing up, my parents made me learn church organ – no idea why, we weren’t religious and neither of them played. All I can remember is thinking, “Fuck, I don’t want to play this. I want to play rock’n’roll.” It wasn’t till I was a bit older a friend of mine got a guitar for his birthday, then it hit me that’s what I wanted to do.

 

2. ...

Posted 2 Mar 2016 @ 1:03pm

1. Growing Up

 

My childhood was richly musical, with so many influences. Dad played sax and clarinet – he always said he liked everything from ABBA to Zappa. I don’t think he actually liked ABBA, but he liked the idea of A to Z. He did love Zappa though, and Coltrane. Mum taught me the use of the word ‘quintessential’ by saying that Eric Clapton was the quintessential guitarist...

Posted 1 Mar 2016 @ 5:54pm

1. Growing Up

 

In the early to mid-1960s, an undeniable influence on my overall musical development was inspiration generated from eldest brother Keith and his penchant for surf guitar music. While I have no clear memories of listening to him playing as a child there has been a profound indirect effect in terms of overall construction of tone. A secondary yet equally important...

Pages