The Gypsy Queens: Q&A with Vardos

You may be surprised to hear that the hottest trio to come out of Europe is not European at all. Melbourne based band Vardos is made up of three wild women who have traveled the world to learn the secrets behind traditional gypsy music, and will share the energy of their adventures this January in [...]

They Give Us Fever: an intimate chat with Seabellies frontman Trent Grenell

The Seabellies. Image: Warp Magazine The Seabellies washed up on the Aussie music scene in 2006. The Indie quintet from Newcastle have been riding the wave ever since with appearances at some of the nation's largest music festivals and headlining countless gigs. Their newest album Fever Belle is set to reach the shores of Tassie [...]

Sunken Ships and Singing Fish – a chat with Gordon Wallace from The Crooked Fiddle Band

The Crooked Fiddle Band. Image: Warp Magazine. Although the Crooked Fiddle Band are based in Sydney, their music speaks languages from all over the world. As the band get ready to bring their Moving Pieces of the Sea album tour to the Brisbane Hotel this December, guitarist/ citternist/ bouzoukist Gordon Wallace shares the stories behind [...]

Standing in the Shadows of MONA – with Andrew Legg

If Aretha Franklin were to venture Down Under this November, I know where she’d get her kicks. The gospel god would undoubtedly come to shake her thing at Standing in the Shadows of MONA – the soul gig set to rock Hobart town right before the summer. The outdoor extravaganza will unite an incredible set [...]

Bearing it All with Dave Hosking: Boy and Bear to hit Tassie

With sell out shows in Australia’s capital cities, Boy and Bear are heading to Hobart’s Wrest Point Showroom this November to rock Tassie fans with their Under a Southern Sun tour. Singer/ songwriter Dave Hosking overcomes a massive hangover to chat about his experiences with Boy and Bear. Boy and Bear broke onto the scene [...]

You Turn Off the Temptation

http://vimeo.com/78039168 Here's a link to an anti auto theft ad campaign I recently produced, working with Clemenger Tasmania and Wide Angle Tasmania for the Glenorchy, Clarence, and Hobart City Councils. This is one of three video commercials we put together to help stop thieves! Enjoy.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Pet Shop Boys

For me, the Pet Shop Boys is synonymous with the cassette tape - and the memory of bouncing around as a child, convincing myself through song that I had the brains to "Make Lots of Money." Three decades on from that classic hit comes the release of the band's new album, Electric. Check out the [...]