Posted on Mar 17, 2015
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.
Posted on Mar 13, 2015
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...
Posted on Mar 9, 2015
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.
Posted on Mar 6, 2015
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.
Posted on Mar 5, 2015
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.
Posted on Mar 2, 2015
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...
Posted on Feb 27, 2015
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.
Posted on Feb 26, 2015
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...
Posted on Feb 25, 2015
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...
Posted on Feb 17, 2015
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...
Posted on Feb 16, 2015
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...
Posted on Feb 13, 2015
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...
Posted on Feb 13, 2015
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...
Posted on Feb 9, 2015
Jen Ng caught up with Sydney based audio-visual DJ and video artist, Ego, just before his flight to Coffs Harbour for a live show as part of his Between Dreams tour. She spoke about what his unique profession entails, what you can expect at a live show and his big dreams for the future. Did you hear about Australian DJ and producer, Glover, and how he...
Posted on Feb 5, 2015
Newly initiated alternative pop singer-songwriter, Bri Clark, comes to us from Western Australia and has already started getting a few plays on Triple J Unearthed/ Triple J Radio with her new track Never Far Enough. This wom*n has strong soul sensibilities with rich tonal qualities in her voice, and that combined with her lighter pop musicality puts us in mind of Sky Ferreira.