From Hollywood to Bollywood (to MOFO): The Bombay Royale

The Bombay Royale is colour, dance, disco, India, and psychadelia - all rolled into one. After kicking off in Melbourne with the goal of bringing retro Bollywood to the Aussie ear, the band wrote hits of their own and are about to rock them at MOFO on January 18. Read ahead to find out everything [...]

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A Wonderful World: The Australian Art Orchestra at MOFO

 The Australian Art Orchestra has a long history of performing daring and experimental works. Having played instruments made out of confiscated Mexican weapons, fused traditional Indian music with Western jazz, and mastered both visual and aural aspects of a show, the ensemble know a thing or two about how to open our ears. The AAO [...]

If Music be the Food of Love: Hannah May

When Cygnet hosts its annual folk festival, the town’s population quadruples. Musicians from Tasmania and around the globe will hit Cygnet on January 10 for three days of world class folk, ethnic, roots and acoustic mayhem. Local singer songwriter Hannah May will invite her dad onto the festival stage for an unprecedented and intimate performance [...]

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 [...]

How to Make Magic: with Potbelleez frontman Ilan Kidron

The boys who brought us epic hits 'Don't Hold Back' and 'Are You With Me' will spread their trouble, trouble around the country as they head out on tour to promote newest single 'Magic Number'. Ahead of their Tassie gig, Potbelleez frontman Ilan Kidron tells us what it takes to make it big. Although the [...]

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 [...]