Seen as one of the most exciting metal bands to come out of L.A. in the past five years, these babies are ready to butcher the masses at Soundwave 2015. The dual frontwomen, Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, command the stage while channeling the spirit of the late great Wendy O. Williams, backed all the way by brothers-in-arms, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner.
Let me start off by saying that I hadn’t heard of Enrico Rava until this interview came about, so I madly googled the hell out of him, and I’m a little disappointed that it took me this long to discover such an amazing jazz musician. I must admit I consider myself a bit of a music novice, so I felt a tad guilty – until I read that Enrico himself had no idea who Michael Jackson was prior to his death! (For the record, Enrico is now a massive fan).
“It feels like it’s been a long pregnancy!” laughed Adam Gresty, the charmingly soft-spoken frontman of indie rock three-piece Slow Chase. From the fruit of their collective loins comes ‘Exorcism’, a new single with the rock ’n’ roll swagger you’ve come to expect from these seasoned musicians.
Life is all about taking chances – something Melbourne’s Rachel Costanzo knows all about. She took the phrase ‘carpe diem’ to the next level. After hearing that radio station FOX FM was in the midst of a complete computer melt-down, resulting in dead air, quick-thinking Rachel called the station offering to play her single ‘Blindside’ down the line.
All About Eve has been around since 2003, established by an all-Australian design team aimed at “girls who like to live young, wild and free”. All About Eve has grown rapidly over the last few years, having their products stocked in stores not only Australia-wide, but internationally, branching out all the way to South Africa and Canada, with more plans to branch out to other areas of the world as well.
While everyone was enjoying the grand final celebrations Jake Doyle and Adam Ritchie, of five-piece the Drunk Mums, were stuck at the airport waiting for a flight to Hobart. After several delays the duo finally landed in Tasmania and were able to talk before they rushed off to another gig.
Steve Smyth is one of the most unique and interesting talents currently touring the country. His amazing vocal range sees him transition seamlessly from growling Tom Waits-like vocals to beautiful and melodic tones reminiscent of the late Jeff Buckley – all of which is present in all its glory on his latest record, Exits.
“The first photo I remember taking was of my parents at the beach when the sunset was behind them, so real corny. I remembered taking that photo and I just thought it was so cool that I’d captured this moment … that it was forever,” Cessiah gushes. “From then on it was pretty much always like I want to be a photographer, I’m going to be a photographer – and I’d be trying to take the camera off dad all the time.”
“For me comedy was always the main thing and the music came secondly,” says Sammy J. “I realised at school that I could get away with more if I put stuff into songs, so I’ve always treated it like a tool. I treat myself as a thief in the musical world. I just scuttle in and do my thing and then run back out.”
Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello. Chances are if you were born post-1984 the first thing that springs to mind isn’t Italian Renaissance artists. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turned 30 this year and in celebration one of the co-creators, Kevin Eastman, has been attending Comic Conventions all around the world, which will include a first-time visit to Australia for the Melbourne Armageddon.