Still Grinning: Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson goes solo

Curious about how long-time Aussie rockers Grinspoon might sound performed as a solo acoustic set? Frontman Phil Jamieson will show you how it’s done this November when he hits the road alone for his national tour. Following the recent release of the band’s seventh album Black Rabbits, Phil tells us a bit about what confuses [...]

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Shining Bird: Q & A with Russell Webster

Nestled among the coastal towns of NSW is the suburb of Austinmer, where a small group of family and friends are united by their passion for the waves, music, and Australian culture. This group is known as Shining Bird, and together its members produce sounds that carry the refreshing and tranquil nature of Australian coastal [...]

An Evening with the Mornings: from Pub Scene to Theatre

Hobart Indie-folk band the Mornings have spent endless nights pumping away to energised fans in pubs across the country. But this month, they'll be entertaining a different crowd when they bring their Ribbons Theatre Tour to the Playhouse. After spending the last six months on tour, lead guitarist and singer Sam Cole says the six-piece [...]

Beer and Bamboo

The Bamboos are popularly known as the funkiest musos to step onto the scene since James Brown. The Melbourne funk-soul band have released five albums and toured across the world, infecting numerous countries with a revival of the best music to come out of the '60s and '70s. The Bamboos will release their newest album [...]

From Dolls to Femmes: a chat with Brian Viglione

When you're in the midst of an identity crisis and pondering the meaning of your life, the first thing you'd expect is to receive an email from one of your favourite bands, asking you to become a member. Right? Well, maybe not – but when you're Brian Viglione, anything's possible. The charismatic Dresden Dolls drummer [...]