Interviews

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Blues Musician PEACH Finding Her Musical Nirvana in Denmark

peach_dec2015Blues artist PEACH at the forefront of female-fronted blues acts performing both modern and old-time blues, whose (U.S.-based) PEACH Blues Band has included top talent like keyboardist Ken Stange (Joe Cocker); guitarist Jamie James (Jamie James & The Kingbees, Steppenwolf); bassist Jervonny Collier (Bruce Hornsby, Pointer Sisters); and legendary drummer James Gadsen...
 
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Interview with Debbie Bond

Back home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, following a roller-coaster, roaring, successful tour of the UK and France, Debbie Bond remains elated by the whole experience and confirms she is already booking both repeat and new dates and festival gigs for her next tour in 2016. 'Our summer tour of mostly England and Wales, was simply...
 
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Owen Rabbit’s Guide to Hitchhiking and Anxiety

Landing in the sweltering Sydney evening, Owen Rabbit was recently traversing around the country following the release of his second single of the year Denny’s. Between a hasty soundcheck at Goodgod and a frosty pale ale, Owen opens up about depression and anxiety, his son and hitching a lift with a car thief. So you were just saying you used to hitch hike a lot, where...
 
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Let's Have A Show of Hands

The weather forecast of rain has proved to be wrong allowing those attending Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to watch Show of Hands a dry passage to their seats. I’m at the stage door reception area waiting to go through to start my interview with Stephen Knightley. Along with Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes they are just about finishing their sound checks.
 
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Eagles of Death Metal Open Up About Paris Attacks in Vice Interview

American rock band Eagles of Death Metal have opened up about the tragic events that transpired last week when gunmen opened fire at their concert at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. Speaking to Vice founder Shane Smith, band members Jesse Hughes, Matt McJunkins, Eden Galindo, Julian Dorio and sound engineer Shawn London spoke for the first time...
 
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ellee ven: Getting’ Her ‘Groovetonics’ Music Out To The World

ellee ven is (small e, small v) is a firm believer in diversity; the multiple platforms and interests that encompass her busy career certainly speak to that fact. ellee (born Jessica Kunin) is a record label impresario (owner of Hot Sauce Records); award-winning recording artist; and passionate philanthropist (via her music/fashion/art yearly extravaganza “Give Into The Groove” (this past...
 
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Snakes in the Roof and Dogs in the Park with Le Pie and Rocket

After what has been a massive 2015 with the release of her debut EP and a knockout show at BIGSOUND, Le Pie is ready to take on Newtown Festival. Enjoying a sunny Friday arvo, she chats festivities, children’s choirs, sexism and snakes living in her roof. Have you always been a dog person? Yeah I have. I had my last dog for 13 years, so it was pretty sad when he passed away.
 
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Chatting BBQ Politics and Netball Injuries with Philadelphia Grand Jury

After a few years on the DL beloved three-piece Philadelphia Grand Jury are back on the scene with their cool new album Summer of Doom. Ahead of their national tour, Berkfinger, MC Bad Genius and Dan W Sweat braved the dismal Sydney weather to pit their wits against each other in a very serious game. Hey guys, thanks for coming out to hang this...
 
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Tenderfoot on Banjos, Nature, and Finding the Right Path

After a few detours from the road, John Vella reveals the trials he went through to arrive at Tenderfoot’s debut. But first, we chat banjos. So to start things off lets answer the most the most important question, is the banjo under or overrated? Well, yes. Yes to both. I think it’s a great sound, and I particularly like hearing it out of it’s traditional context. It’s made it’s way ...
 
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Interview with Jane Lee Hooker

New York based Jane Lee Hooker released a debut album of blues covers and was then dubbed a blues band. It turns out that the album, No B! is really a cover story. ”At the end of the day, we’re really a rock band,” said guitarist Tracy “Hightop” Almazan. The all-female quintet is stacked with the face melting firepower of the dual lead guitars of High Top and Tina “TBone” Gorin. They are very keen on nicknames.
 
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Failing at DDR and Kicking Ass in the House Scene with Young Franco

Following the release of his latest banger Don’t You Want Me, Young Franco aka Joey Da Rin chilled out at City Amusements to chat Dance Dance Revolution, Tekken, and finding his way as a musician. Hey man, thanks for coming to hang out! Do you ever come to these kinds of places often? JOEY: Ah man, I haven’t come to one these things in ages! Okay, are you ready for...
 
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Drumming without a drummer, getting into the beat of Bad Pony’s Limbo EP

Following the release of their debut EP Limbo, Sydney indie rock band Bad Pony have been busy touring the country showing off what has taken years of hard work and dedication. Taking some time out of their busy schedule, guitarist / kick drummer Sam Thomlinson chats the band’s journey and how they split drumming duties between members.
 
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Chatting Humanity, Philosophy and Creepy Guys with Montaigne

At Alberts Studios we get a glimpse into Montaigne’s creative process. After laying down a few demos, Jess Cerro takes some time to discuss the big issues; avocado, The Matrix and empathy. I ran here once from Surry Hills. It was insane. You ran here form Surry Hills? Holy crap! Yeah it’s an hour and twenty minutes, maybe.
 
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Koi Child On Getting the Magical Dragon Kevin Parker to Grant Their Wish

Following a whirlwind BIGSOUND appearance and their first headline national tour, Perth jazz-hop outfit Koi Child are fast becoming the name on everybody’s lips. As they chill out in sunny Bondi the boys chat their journey to becoming one of the biggest buzz bands in Australia and how their relationship with Kevin Parker is a lot like Dragon Ball Z.
 
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Introducing The Rye Brothers - An Original Power-Pop Country Band

The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar-driven songs. The group is led by Paul Justin & Justin Foutz, who trade off on the lead vocals and guitar licks. Paul and Justin formed Rye Brothers in the Summer of 2015 and quickly added a solid rhythm section consisting of Jacob Delott (bass, backing vocals) and...
 
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