Interviews

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Interview with The Vanity

Emerging Austin-based five-piece band THE VANITY come fully loaded—with hooks, depth and attitude—on their debut indie EP STRANGERS. Featuring such songs as “River,” “Cowboy Killer” and “Black & Blue,” the EP is “…full of memorable, guitar-driven melodies laced with the frontman’s powerful vocals,” according to DIFFUSER which premiered the...
 
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Interview with Sally Seltmann

Sally Seltmann has carved herself an impressive an admirable career as a songwriter and performer. As she now turns her attention to developing a new record label in Los Angeles, Sally took some time to speak about why she chose to start a label, taking her music into new directions and learning to accommodate her nerves in her professional life.
 
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Interview with Kagu

Kagu’s sound is limitless, dynamic and yet familiar. Sean Heathcliff speaks about his debut EP release – four tracks each with a distinct voice that will leave you energised yet calm. Drifting through this dreamlike space with an inspiring sense of adventure and vulnerability, Kagu is on the verge of something captivating.
 
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Interview with Miriam Jones

The chosen interview location by Miriam Jones turns out be a quintessential English setting, a pub (good choice). Our hostelry has just opened it’s evening doors, hardly souls in from the rain are met with a roaring log fire and a choice of real ales. It's low cross beamed ceiling, stacked firewood, old framed photographs...
 
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Interview with Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice had an amazing year on the back of theirCreature Songs EP, including nabbing a spot in Happy’s Top 50 of 2014 and Little May’s top 10. After having their fears about a drop bear epidemic alleviated, Joff, Joel, Ellie and Theo from the band spoke to Happy about playing in Straya for the first time, living out of a suitcase and their forthcoming debut full length album.
 
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Interview with Raury

18 Year old Raury has had a whirlwind year in the music world, his album Indigo Child winning hearts and inspiring people around the world. During his maiden trip to Australia Raury opened up to Happy about his vision to inspire positive change in the world and having to battle his way through personal hardship to get to where he is now.
 
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Interview with I Know Leopard

Adelaide via Sydney band I Know Leopard have been touted as one of the most impressive groups on the scene, a feat that has been achieved by a lot of work and risk taking. Sitting in a quiet Enmore pub, Luke O’Loughlin from the band spoke about taking chances to achieve goals, his School of Rock ambitions and inadvertently creating the ‘middle aged slow dance’ genre.
 
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Andrew Combs On and Off Stage

When I arrive at Andrew Combs' changing room half an hour before he’s about to go on stage at the Union Chapel, Islington London, he’s relaxed and receptive. The changing room is an epitome of rock and roll, the church vestry. His belongings and attire are minimal, sparse, a suitcase, guitar, jacket over a chair, he’s a musician on the road. This is his last...
 
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Interview with G. Love and Special Sauce

An obscure fusion of funky bluesman, hip-hop mastermind, and fervid rap lyricist, Garrett Dutton, better known as the revered G. Love speaks about getting back with the Special Sauce, returning to Bluesfest, recording with the ‘sassy’ Merry Clayton, his upcoming record and future collaborations.
 
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Imagine Dragons Guitarist Wayne Sermon Talks About New Album and Influences

Imagine Dragons isn’t a band that rests on its laurels. The Las Vegas-based group, whose hit single “Radioactive” earned a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance,” spent much of the past two years writing and recording more than 100 demos for the follow-up to their double-platinum 2012 album, Night Visions. Slated for release February 17, Smoke + Mirrors...
 
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Interview with Music Veteran Sheree Spoltore

As a veteran of the music industry, Sheree Spoltore is constantly challenging herself to always reach new heights. With her positive personality, driven work ethic and incomprehensible knowledge of the music business it is nothing short of amazing at how she manages it all. Her dedication to reaching and creating levels for the music industry in her own way is courageous...
 
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Doug Aldrich Talks New Band Revolution Saints and Les Paul Legends

If you like tough-punching '80s-style melodic hard rock, Revolution Saints may be your new favorite band of 2015. It's a supergroup trio of Deen Castronovo (Journey, on drums and lead vocals), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, on bass and vocals) and Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake and many others, on guitar.) Castronovo calls it “80s-vibe rock...
 
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Kagu Talk About Their New Single "Human"

Are you suffering from post-band-breakup depression after Snakadaktal? Well, we’ve got the right remedy for you: presenting Kagu. Guitar and vocal man Sean Heathcliff (and the man who puts the “daktal” in Snakadaktal) has started his new music venture called Kagu. And cue cheers from music lovers everywhere and proud Melbournites. We’re especially...
 
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Interview with Highasakite

Jen Ng caught up with Ingrid and Marte from Norwegian alternative-indie-pop band, Highasakite, ahead of their sideshows and Laneway performances across Australia, to talk about how they manage to keep grounded from all the fame and how their acclaimed new album, Silent Treatment, came to be. Highasakite is made up of Ingrid Helene...
 
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Interview with Hannah Joy

Hannah Joy has been building her reputation as one to watch on the Sydney scene… that’s if she ever finishes uni! On the day of her single launch for Shiver, Wither the young songstress spoke to Happy about working with Minx and other DJs to grow as a musician, her debut EP and the importance of building a public persona. We were just talking about how...
 
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