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Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 2:03pm

 

Who are we chatting to? Byron. I play the guitar, and sometimes some ooh’s and ahh’s into a microphone in a band called PLTS (pronounced Pilots).
 
Why did you start doing that? I was influenced by what my friends were doing and it seemed pretty natural. Growing up in Byron Bay, there was a strong counter culture of punk and hardcore that exposed me to new music and led me...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 2:01pm

 

How would you describe ONO? The idea is for people to come and bliss out to really immersive sounds – a party that’s free of the obligation to party, where you can appreciate the subtlety of the music and good company.
 
Why did you create ONO? When you catch your mate’s eye with a knowing smile, realising what you’re seeing is incredible – that feeling is the best. To us,...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 2:00pm

 

Which homegrown Aussie talent should we be keeping our eyes out for? This year it’s exciting to have the James Southwell Band as part of our lineup. Lachy Doley Group is an exciting band that is making a big name for themselves too.
 
You are now in your 22nd year of the festival. What will be different about this year? We’ve remained small and intimate while introducing...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 1:59pm

 

Are you excited to get back on the road with the band? As I live overseas, getting back on the road with the band is always an event for me. We love doing this, it’s like breathing for us.
 
You’re back from Italy, what were you working on there? Living in Italy is great, I have lived for nearly 24 years in London and it was getting way too stupidly expensive. Our children...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 1:55pm

 

What do RTI offer? Career focused courses that cover all the aspects of the radio industry. Our students graduate our courses highly skilled, multi skilled and career ready.
 
What skills do you teach specific to the radio industry? We have a large focus on announcing, but we also cover podcasting, creative writing, news, voiceovers, music scheduling and promotions. We cover...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 1:44pm

 

What does Abbey Road Institute offer its students? The Abbey Road Institute offers an intensive, fast paced 12-month course that concentrates on three main areas: audio engineering and acoustics, music theory and production, management and music business. This approach ensures students leave with a rounded view of the music business and are better equipped to thrive in the ever-...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 7:22pm

 

Could you tell us a bit about Musk Hill, and how it came to be? Musk Hill is a nine-track album featuring the tunes we'd been working on and playing live since the release of our Be a Baudelaire EP in 2014. We released Musk Hill in November, but this Friday we are celebrating the arrival of the black wax by hitting the stage.
 
What are the best and worst bits of playing in...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 2:39pm

 

Could you tell us about your new single? Rather Be Lonely is the result of our current obsession with space in music. It originally had double the amount of layers, typical of what we have done in our previous material, but this time when we stripped it back we were blown away at how much bigger and bolder it sounded.
 
What are the best and worst parts of being out on the...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 2:11pm

What made you want to do the show in the first place? An invitation from a handsome man. 
 
You'll be playing solo – how does it compare to playing with your band? There's less people. It's intense for me, perhaps intimate for others. If I'm ovulating, which I will be, I usually talk a lot and tell stories.
 
What can we expect to hear at the show? I have no idea what to...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 2:08pm

What can one expect to feel when walking out of The Break Room? The Break Room is like nothing else. Walking out of the room you'll feel amazing, riding high on adrenaline and endorphins, and ready to tackle the world. A bit of reckless abandon and some thumping tunes will do that to you. 
 
What do we get to break? Usually we'll give you about 20 pieces of crockery. Think dinner...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 2:08pm

 

Could you tell us about your new release Pool and what it’s all about? Pool is my debut solo album. I wrote and recorded it in LA. I was heavily influenced by California and all its beautiful trappings.  I was listening to a lot of DJ Mustard, Drake, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Ariana Grande and Robyn at the time so you can definitely hear those influences in there.
 
For...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 1:58pm

What is your new EP release Nowhere Towns all about?Nowhere Towns was a chance for me to get everything off my chest. I also reference trains a bit and I guess that’s a metaphor for life, the train keeps rolling as do we. 
 
How would you describe your single Settle Down Boy?It’s a real jovial song – it has a punchy beat with a great violin hook running throughout it.
 
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Posted 3 Feb 2017 @ 1:21pm

 

We feel that jungle/hardcore breakbeat/dnb is experiencing a resurgence in Australia after taking a bit of a hiatus, with techno DJs dropping jungle and breakbeat in their sets. Is this pattern the same in the UK? It’s a pattern that is happening all over the world. As things become more chaotic globally, it’s vital that a night out becomes far more than basic escapism. It can be...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:59pm

 

Who are we chatting to?  My name’s Owen Rabbit. I play synthesizers, keyboards, guitars and percussion and I sing through a loop pedal.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? Some people have said I sound like M83. That's a fair cop.
 
What do you love about making music? For me, writing music is like talking in a separate, special language for all...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:54pm

 

Your tour is in support of your new album, Olm. It’s being released through EVP Recordings, the same lot who take care of  Behemoth, King Parrot and Psycroptic.  How did you manage to swing that? I remember being told by a few people that we should hit them up as they were familiar with our stuff and were interested in signing some newer acts. I spoke with people like Youngie (King...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:47pm

 

How did you get involved in Thrash, Blast & Grind? Youngy from King Parrot gave us a call and asked if we were interested in jumping on a national tour with them, Psycroptic, Revocation and Whoretopsy, and of course we said “Hell yes.” 
 
 
How important is the DIY approach to the live heavy music scene?There is a really vibrant community here and everyone seems...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:13pm

How would you describe the atmosphere and sound of Hot Potato Band?We've worked hard as a group creating the atmosphere of a New Orleans-style street band and injecting it with ska, pop, funk, and world influences. All of these genres mixed with the fun and antics of a street performance has always set the stage and our audiences for a great time.
 
How did your experience as street...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:10pm

What does Fractangular mean to you? 
Nicky Bomba: Our inclusion on the bill opens up the scope to experience a massive live show where 30-odd musicians (and I do mean odd) go on a rollercoaster journey with a real mission to connect with the audience. The type of ska we play is universal and multicultural in its essence as there are members from 12 different countries in the band....

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:06pm

 

What’s the band name and what do you do in the band? Terrestrials. I play guitar and manage our Yakult orders.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? People have compared us to Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Circa Survive and Incubus. We’re kind of a mutt born from many genres.
 
What do you love about making music? Sharing it with people, building...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:57pm

 

What’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band? I’m Joshua Batten, lead vocalist and guitarist. I’m about to release a solo album, and my band is called Batten Down.
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Jack White and Rival Sons with hints of Rush, Joe Bonamassa and Jethro Tull.
 
What do you love about making music...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:56pm

How would you describe Evil Twin? Evil Twin started as a side project for both Chris and I. Essentially it was and still is a jam band. We figured as it was just drums and guitar we would follow the trend and give blues a try, we’ve evolved a few other styles in there over the years.
 
How was the experience of recording your album Broken Blues?  Broken Blues was recorded very...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 10:27am

What’s the story behind Creative Records? Christopher Wiseman left behind a 20 year career making music for other people to focus on bands he was truly passionate about. Aimee Harman joined the company to handle the management and bookings for artists we love. We exist solely to help bands leave a lasting legacy of great songs, and great performances.
 
What were the best things you...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 10:25am

Could you tell us about your new release Pool and what it’s all about? Pool is my debut solo album. I wrote and recorded it in LA. I was heavily influenced by California and all its beautiful trappings.  I was listening to a lot of DJ Mustard, Drake, Michael Jackson, Beyonce,  Ariana Grande and Robyn  at the time so you can definitely hear those influences in there. I had just come out of a...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 9:28am

So Kaity you’re pretty young to be enjoying such huge success as a musician. What’s the journey been like so far? It has been equal parts challenging, equal parts fulfilling. I’ve been trying to concentrate as much as I can on getting the music right.  

 

You voice has been described as ‘mature beyond your years’ – did you spend a while perfecting your singing style to achieve a...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:52pm

What inspired you to make this event happen? The huge resurgence in vintage African music has fed into its modern forms, and eventually the electronic remix culture. Having an event dedicated to these sounds, and including the traditional performances in its most essential form – drums, voice and dance – will translate to a night of dance and celebration, with the live features elevating it...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:51pm

To start us off, who are we chatting with, and how do you contribute to Moreland & Arbuckle?Aaron Moreland. I play guitar.
 
What’s the journey been like so far? We've been at it for a very long time. Being a touring musician can offer the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
 
What other music have you played in the past, and what is it about blues/roots that ...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:49pm

 

What’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?  The band’s name is Vanderlay. My name is Caspar Conrick, I sing and play guitar.  
 
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? Nice, nice, very nice.  
 
What do you love about making music? Writing. Double bass. Harmonies.
 
What do you hate about the music industry? There’s a lot of it to...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:47pm

 

What is it? The Ballarat Beer Festival is back for another year, bringing over 200 of the world's finest craft beers with it. More than just beers though, the festival is the perfect day to kick back and enjoy some golden summer vibes while sipping your way into a state of craft beervana along with more first-rate entertainment than ever before.
 
What type of entertainment...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:46pm

 

Who or what would you say are the main inspirations behind your sound? Solaires was initially started as a sci-fi themed synth-wave project. Genre-wise I’ve evolved away from synth-wave over the years, but the overall dystopian sci-fi vibes have remained. Blade Runner is a constant point of reference, in sound and vision.
 
Out of all the bullshit you can do with your life...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 1:44pm

 

You’ve just released A Spark In The Dust. Could you tell us about it? It’s about connections in essence, over the years I’ve had many experiences which have enabled me to see that all things are connected, all interactions we have with each other and relationships with elements, spirit, land and animal. The potential we have can be great and I wanted to express that if we act on...

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