The Graveltones have always been a band to keep it simple. With two members, two instruments, and a bloody killer live show, they have been turning heads since their humble beginnings in London in 2011. Fast forward on four years and the duo has toured all throughout Europe and are about to release the follow up to their debut album Don’t Wait Down.
His dreamy indie/folk/pop tunes have us dreaming of travelling the world, and it’s no wonder as the young musician fancies a bit of exploration himself. We had a chat with Dustin about taking adventures, his time in Sweden and his love for Thom Yorke.
Due to overwhelming demand, Darren Coggan will return for national encore performances of his critically acclaimed portrait of Cat Stevens in Peace Train – A tribute to Cat Stevens, touring Australia and New Zealand from January – September 2015.
Rolling Stone Magazine have proclaimed z-star as having the new sound of heavy soul and rock ‘n roll, and we can’t help but agree. They’re the band who seemed to skip the “emerging” status and jump straight to bigger things, one of those being a tour around Australia. We had a chat with Zee Gachette, lead singer of the band, on what they’ve discovered for their first time in Australia and playing for fans in their lounge rooms.
Starring in the upcoming Led Zeppelin tribute, Whole Lotta Love, Melbournite Jimmy Couples is no stranger to the Aussie rock scene. His soaring vocals are often compared to the great Robert Plant, making him a fitting inclusion to this tribute show. We caught up with Jimmy to find out a bit more about the show which comes to Geelong on March 20.
While there are musicians and bands in this world with one goal in sight: to get famous, and with management pushing for the goal to be achieved it can be quite hard to maintain a level head in the industry. Though if there’s a band that’s making music for the pure joy of it, The Pretty Littles are they.
If you’re an avid listener of the indie pop-rock genre, Ball Park Music is a band you’re likely all too familiar with. The Brisbane band have come leaps and bounds in their seven years of playing shows and writing music, having developed three albums, self producing their third, and planning to do the same with their fourth – of which they’ve already began writing.
After mixing the new Ultra Dance 2015 compilation, Melbourne-based DJ Samual James is establishing himself as one of the country’s biggest artists to look out for. Describing the opportunity to mix the soundtrack alongside fellow Aussie DJ Will Sparks as “out of the blue”, Samual lists Ultra as the record label that “I really wanted to work with pretty much since I started”.
While Australia is seen as the golden country for many, for Melbourne rock band Bellusira the States is where they’re making a name for themselves in the industry. “We’d only been there eight months and we’d got a record deal. It just goes to show there’s so much more opportunity for our genre of music over there.
Vika Bull has enjoyed an extraordinary career. Although she is probably best known for creating unforgettable harmonies alongside her sister Linda as part of The Black Sorrows, she has been making waves in the Australian music industry for almost 30 years. “I’ve been very lucky in my life – we’ve done some amazing things,” she smiles.