Twenty-eight years of existing and the Sweethearts are still creating amazing opportunities for young emerging female talent in the Geelong region, with the most recent being a chance to tour through Europe to some of the world’s biggest festivals.
Despite his talent, and the sheer volume of praise and support he’s received in his young life, Ben Wright Smith is softly spoken and completely devoid of ego.
When you stop and consider everything that typically goes into a tour, it actually seems like a pretty tough gig. Imagine if, for your work, you had to ride around regional Australia with, say, Greg from marketing or Susan from accounts, living in each others’ pockets. It’d be miserable. The only way it’d work is if you got on with them famously.
Harvesting his skills in song writing, banjo and guitar, Harry Jakamarra has also developed a fascination with Indian classical slide-guitar. The result being a truly raw and unique sound, which many describe as ‘Gothic-Australiana’.
The writing and recording of an album can often be quite a cathartic relief for a band, with many acts renting a house for a period of time to ensure minimal outside distraction in their creative experience.
“Over here it’s a big country and no one knows who I am, so I figured if I come over it might push me into something bigger. Maybe I’ll have a bit more hunger and want to push myself a bit harder. I feel like good artists move to different places and suck that culture in and then spew it out.”
Peking Duk have been helping parties get people on the dancefloor since their inception in 2010, and they’ll be doing just that and more when they head to Karova Lounge in Ballarat for the car park festival.
Despite the many ups and downs over their almost thirty-year career, musical legends and purveyors of ‘90s stoner rock Tumbleweed reunite this year in support of fellow Australian rockers and long-time friends Spiderbait.
Gifted, powerful and gentle are often the words used to describe Lior, the Melbourne-based independent Israeli-Australian writer, performer and entertainer.
This issue Forté managed to get Glenn Lynch from death metal band Destruktor and Riley Strong from thrash band Desecrator to interview each other ahead of their gig at the Barwon Club at the end of the month alongside Hidden Intent, Blackhelm and Nemesium. Have at it boys…