Interviews

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Getting Egged, Staying Sober and The Land of Pleasure with Sticky Fingers

Aussie favourites Sticky Fingers are back from their month long US tour and will be playing one of their first home soil shows at THIS THAT festival. Paddy Cornwall from the band spoke to us about being stuck in a bus with his band for a month and album number three. Hey Paddy! Hey, how are you? Good! How’s your day been?
 
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The Young Crooner, the Blues and the Story of Nick Murray

Guitar slingin’ his way through Sydney, troubadour Nick Murray is a 21st century crooner with the ways of an early 20th century bluesman. Influenced by the likes of everyone from Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell to Bob Dylan and Derek Trucks – he creates a melting pot of delta blues and folk with a certain finesse in writing lyrics that touch base on political, personal and universal issues.
 
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Introducing Denny Strickland

Country singer Denny Strickland has spent years tirelessly honing his craft and travelling the country in his quest for music business success, a success that seems to be just over the horizon. Along the way he’s seen enough triumph and tragedy for a dozen Country songs. A champion horseman in his teenage years, Strickland was discovered...
 
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Born Lion Explain Why Rap is the New Punk and Having a Bromance with The Stiffys

Born Lion have just released their debut album Final Words, and are currently in the process of tearing up venues around the country in support of it. On a lazy Friday arvo Nathan Mulholland shares a beer and chats about the last thing you’d expect a punk bass player to: rap music. So how’d you get into rap? I sort of found my way into it through...
 
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Introducing Jake Clayton

The Country music field is filled with a lot of talent these days, but very few artists can begin to claim to be as original and genuine as Jake Clayton. Clayton is a singer who gives his audiences a show unlike anything they’ve seen, not just because of his awesome vocal abilities, quality material and showmanship, but because he plays over 20 instruments on a...
 
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Alex Cameron Chats Dystopia and the Dual Life of Bad Dreems

With a pointed and poignant view of modern Australia, Bad//Dreems have released their debut album Dogs At Bay. Taking some time out of his day job as a reconstructive plastic surgeon, guitarist Alex Cameron chats the album, balancing two worlds and the shape of Australia today.
 
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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.
 
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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...
 
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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.
 
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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?
 
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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...
 
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