Life, Darkness and The Pale King with Wells

Following his career as a solo musician Alastair Cairns has shifted gears and formed his new band Wells. Armed with a brilliant debut EP and a newfound sense artistic purpose, the boys gathered with beers in hand to chat about The Pale King. A lot of people know Al from his time performing as Atlas B Salvesen, what was...

ShaManic Proves Nashville's Not Just Country Music Anymore

It is the 600th edition of ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES and what do we do? We break away from tradition and profile a hip hop artist. SHAMANIC is a young man with a story to tell and that story is vividly illustrated through rapid fire rhyme and unrelenting beats on his debut LP THE ARTIST. White guys in rap are nothing to shake a stick at in...

A Few Words With Jorma Kaukonen

That mighty fine acoustic bluesman Roy Book Binder used to quip that he didn't know what a Jorma was. Times of course change and now they are great buddies, jamming, playing and teaching guitar together while Jorma has recorded songs in the traditional-style written by the Book. And Jorma has continued to weave his own magical...

A Conversation with HellYeah Goes Exactly How You’d Expect

HellYeah are a mammoth sized supergroup comprised of Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray, ex Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul, bassist Kyle Sanders and rhythm guitarist Christian Brady. As you can imagine the band generates an enormous wall of sound, and they’re live shows are a force to be reckoned with.

Dead Letter Circus Talks About Taking the Fight to the Man and Album Number 3 Aesthesis

Brisbane’s premiere hard rock band Dead Letter Circus have arrived at album number three Aesthesis. As singer Kim Benzie sits down to chat he discusses how he found new focus for his lyrics, and trying to find happiness in a world at war with itself. Hey Kim, it’s nice meet you. It’s funny that we’re doing this...

Steven Van Zandt Talks Springsteen, The Sopranos and More

From serving as Bruce Springsteen's longtime music partner in the E Street Band and "Underground Garage" radio host to activist and actor on HBO's "The Sopranos," Steven Van Zandt has maintained a multi-faceted career for nearly five decades. On Monday night, he discussed all that work and more during a rare sit-down at the...

Like Hangovers? Sam Margin from The Rubens Does

The Rubens are one of the most celebrated young Aussie rock bands from the past few years. With a triple J-loved, ARIA-winning debut under their belt, we discuss with frontman Sam Margin the infamous second album pressure, writing in a party beach house and all the ins and outs of Hoops.

A Twelve Pack with Daryle Singletary

Daryle Singletary’s brand new album, “There’s Still A Little Country Left,” has just been released and he had just scheduled an August 15 appearance at the Grand Ole Opry to debut the project when I sat down with him to share a 12-pack… of questions! Preshias: Tell me, Daryle, what is your earliest musical memory?

A Twelve Pack With Tucker

Tucker is an artist who likes to keep things simple. For a start, he goes by a single name: no first, no last, just Tucker. Then there’s his debut solo project, a 7-song EP with the simple (and clever) title, #Country. The talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter – he co-wrote all the cuts on the new project – has played and toured with the likes of Eric...

Rachel & the Ruckus Are On A Colorado Rocky Mountain (Musical) High

Rachel & the Ruckus are releasing a new single, "Bounce", from their critically-acclaimed self-titled 2014 album. The uptempo, catchy song showcases front-person Rachel Alena's soulful, country-tinged vocals that are highly reminiscent of tunes by contemporaries like Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert, to name a few. Listen closely and...

Rock N Roll, Custom Beer and Star Wars with Grenadiers

Settling in on a cool Sydney afternoon, Jesse Coulter of Adelaide rock band Grenadiers pulls up a stool ahead of the band’s show at Blood, Sweat and Beers. We chat rock music in Adelaide, what a Grenabeer would taste like and Star Wars. So are you looking forward to the Blood, Sweat and Beers show tonight?

Between The Liner Notes: Bing Crosby, Magnetophons & Nazis

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States Military assigned a tech savvy GI named Jack Mullin the mission of investigating secret inventions left behind by the Nazis. Mullin’s journeys around Germany led him to a makeshift radio studio that had a device called the Magnetophon, the first reel-to-reel tape recorder that realistically recorded...

Mario or Sonic? Tackling the Tough Questions with Tired Lion

Following the release of their sophomore EP we took some time tackling the tough questions with Tired Lion, chatting Splendour, Russian strippers, Vance Joy’s cock and their favourite things from the 90s. Hey guys, thanks for hanging out today. To start out we want to play a little game, and seeing as your sound is so influenced by the music of the 90’s we’ve made...

Delving Into the Mind of Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra

“Multi love you’ve got me on my knees, we were one but then became three.” When I first heard that line I imagined a relationship infiltration, some great man and this man’s wife, someone home wrecking. I imagined wrong. The story of Multi-Love is laid out in full via the album itself. A story of love in the most unconventional way. To put it...

The Laurels Talk Samples, Their New Direction, and Maybe Putting on Their Own Festival

Fresh from releasing their brilliantly weird new single Zodiac K, Sydney psych rockers The Laurels talk the art of samples, their new direction as a band and maybe putting on their own festival. I just want to talk about the new single to start off. It’s been floating around for a few weeks now right? How has the the response been?
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