For some, playing music is a choice made later in life; the thrill of performance, the comradery of being in a band, or even the more far-fetched pursuit of riches all being part of the appeal.
Abe Anderson has always aspired to be a professional musician and songwriter, a journey that even took him to television where he was featured on The Voice back in 2012, which Abe says was a truly surreal experience.
Tomorrow is national Record Store Day, and there is no better way to support local, independent record shops across the region than checking out what they have to offer.
Melbourne’s The Cactus Channel have been pushing the boundaries of soul music since they first formed back in high school.
When Chris McEwen, bass player and front man of Adelaide’s favourite thrash band, Hidden Intent, says they’re hell-bent on incorporating their different musical influences onto their forthcoming second album – you’d better believe it.
It takes some serious effort to remain relevant in a career that spans literal decades. Granted, they had a bit of a break in the middle, but British rock legends The Darkness still haven’t lost the spark they had when they first burst in to the international rock scene with their seminal debut Permission to Land back in 2003.