“We had a blast staying up in Melbourne and recording with Andy Simpson at Salt Studios, Andy really helped bring out the best in us and we are very thankful. We are most excited for people to here the 3rd track on the E.P “My Trendkill” we feel this was the song that captured our sound and attitude the best.”
Turning 21 is a huge milestone for people but for festivals it’s almost unheard of. Celebrating 21 years this year is Earthcore, Australia’s pioneering outdoor, music, arts, culture and lifestyle experience. Since their first event in 1993, atop a cleared mountain with a couple hundred people in attendance, the festival has grown into the thousands.
Melbourne rock and roll veteran Brad Martin is behind the appropriately named Brad Martin Project. Described as “the love child of the Dirty Three and the Hendrix Experience after a real heavy night”, the band is an emotive ride down the rock and roll highway. We just couldn’t pass up the chance to chat with this love child.
All the way from merry old England, Monuments have been dubbed “brainy” metal musicians by the good folk at Soundwave Touring. Using instrumental gymnastics, they’ve left cynics speechless with their musical prowess and are a must-see at Soundwave 2015.
Try calling the average Joe on the street a logophile, and chances are you’ll get slapped. Drop that baby around Husky Gawenda, and odds are you’ll make a friend. By definition logophiles are lovers of words; they can’t get enough. As the offspring of a well-respected Melbourne newsman and high school English teacher, genetically Husky is the perfect specimen. “Books, poetry and music were a big part of my upbringing … I think they’ve become part of my DNA.”
“I’d like to think we’re the best looking band in show business!” joked Blag Dahlia (aka Blag the Ripper), the insouciant frontman of legendary punk/thrash outfit Dwarves. “It’s a teenage girl thing – they’re attracted to the pin-up pictures of the Dwarves,” his voice dripped with sarcasm. (Those who own a Dwarves album will know that their covers and shelves are always controversial and often crude.) “We also try to deliver some hardcore punk rock for people to enjoy – that’s part of the game as well.”
During Em Rusciano’s career she has been described as exceeding all expectations, sharp and hilarious and an irrepressible force of nature. While this is true for Em’s shows, it’s also a pretty accurate way to define her life.
After joining forces with Elana Stone, Katie Wighton and Hannah Crofts, we had a chat with Georgia Mooney on what it’s like playing in a band and their super fun clip for ‘Tell Me’ featuring Jake Stone (Bluejuice) and Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon).
“Music is in our blood, it connects us up with our family. When we sing it’s like we’re calling our ancestors.” Meet Yirrmal Marika, a leader in the new generation of Indigenous artists. He is an inspiring young musician and singer-songwriter performing as a solo artist and within a group, Yirrmal & the Yolngu Boys. “When we sing, we sing with our hearts,” Yirrmal affirms.