Interviews

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Interview with Dave Rennick of Light Pressure

Dave Rennick has been making music with Dappled Cities for over ten years, but has now decided to spread his creative wings with his impossible to google solo project Light Pressure. Dave got on the phone with Happy to talk the evolution of Light Pressure into a new band, recording spontaneously and becoming Dave the Friendly Dictator.
 
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Backstage Chat: Blackberry Smoke’s Paul Jackson in England

Blackberry Smoke have been stoking the Southern rock flames since 2000, with three albums and two EPs in their catalog. More than old-school grind, they exemplify the new generation of Southern rockers who hew closer to modern country and pop song structures, but they have opened for Zac Brown, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and...
 
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Interview with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale

Halestorm singer and guitarist Lzzy Hale is taking a temporary break from the road (Halestorm are back on tour soon though, see below). Back home in Nashville, she popped by the Gibson offices to chat about, among other things, her recently released Limited Edition Lzzy Hale Explorer. It’s white and gold and about as cool as...
 
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Tomatrax Interviews Citizen Kay

Tomatrax caught up with Canberra’s hip hop artist Citizen Kay, ahead of his Demokracy tour, to talk about the influences behind his music, how he got into rap and what you can expect from his latest album. Apparently Canberra is where all the music action is at! With a fast growing reputation Citizen Kay is definitely one to watch.
 
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Live from London - Songbird Juliet Lawson

Juliet Lawson is an English singer songwriter originating from London, renown for her personal, intimate style with audiences. Although her music has been classified as hard to place in any given genre, she switches effortlessly between blues, jazz, to folk inspired melodies. Juliet’s fan base was built on her outstanding...
 
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Tomatrax Interviews Radio Birdman

Sydney’s Radio Birdman, one of our pioneering punk rock bands, are about to go on a national tour! Tomatrax caught up with Deniz Tek from the band to talk about why they got back together, their musical influences and what you can expect from their upcoming shows. The legends have returned.
 
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Interview with Apes

Those damn, dirty Apes are at it again. And that sure as hell isn’t a bad thing! The Melbourne band will be gracing the Blurst of Times festival stages with their garage rock goodness. We had a quick yak with the band about the shows and their first UK tour. You guys were just in the UK for the first time, how were the shows?
 
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Tomatrax Interviews New Navy

Tomatrax caught up with the dreamy and chirpy indie pop folks of New Navy, to talk about the inspirations behind their sound and their plans after supporting Andy Bull on tour. You’re about to start your first headline tour this year, what can fans expect from your show? This time around fans can expect to hear a whole bunch of new tunes...
 
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Interview with Moonlight Social

In Austin, Texas, Jeremy Burchard and Jennica Scott are making some big noise as an up-and-coming due, Moonlight Social. Coming together in the Lone Star State from Hawaii (Jeremy) and Illinois (Jennica), the two have been catching the attention of both music fans and critics with the release of their first full-length album, Heading South. In...
 
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Interview with The Babe Rainbow

True to their down to earth and spiritual nature, The Babe Rainbow are founded on the philosophy of organic good vibes. Happy had a chat with the band about what inspires them most. How did you guys meet and come together to form the band? What’s your back story? We’ve been putting the pieces of the puzzle together for...
 
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Q&A with Bloodhounds On My Trail

We came across Bloodhounds On My Trail a couple of months back and really loved their two demos. Now, they’re dropping a four track EP next Tuesday the 14th and launching it with fellow Roogazers Contrast and Luna Ghost. Here’s a sneak preview of Silence, It’s Golden off the forthcoming Escape EP as well as a quick Q&A with Chris from the band.
 
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TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas Opens Up About the Future of TLC and More

One third of the largest selling American girl group of all time. Exotic chiseled beauty compounded by abs that won’t quit. A little girl lost vulnerability when it comes to love and other matters. Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas is surprisingly low key about her own legend. You have to nudge her to remind her of what she and her fellow TLC members, Tionne...
 
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Life on the Road with Trivium’s Matt Heafy

Florida metallers Trivium were signed to Roadrunner Records a decade ago, and since that time they’ve toured the world countless times, played to what’s gotta be over a million people at this point, and released an ever-evolving series of albums that tell a story - not a literal or literary story, but a musical story of a band finding and refining their...
 
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Interview with Bluejuice

Ahead of the band’s final tour ever*, we had a chat with founding member of Bluejuice Jake Stone about the history of Bluejuice, the future of Bluejuice’s members and the songs of Bluejuice. A must read for Bluejuice fans. You’ve got the big ‘Retrospectable Tour’ kicking off pretty soon, how are you feeling about it? Well the feelings are...
 
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Interview with Joanne Shaw Taylor

With an artform as matured and rich as the blues, we all need a new blues guitar hero. Scrub that: make it blues heroine. The U.K's Joanne Shaw Taylor deserves your attention, whatever your gender, as she blends gritty vocals, sublime guitar skills and ever-growing songwriting savvy. The Dirty Truth (out September 22, 2014) is Joanne Shaw...
 
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