Review: Francesca De Valence

Francesca De Valence’s new EP Things That We Had Said can’t be defined by a single genre. It’s pop, it’s smooth jazz, and it even features classical instrumentation. Replacing ambition with honesty, the release allows for an emotional experience that’s rare to find in an era of electronic and dance music. Francesca demonstrates confidence in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Howling from Japan: Guitar Wolf to rock Tassie for First Time

Seiji talks aliens ahead of Hobart gig. Image: Warp Magazine.Roaring out of Japan come leather-clad hard rockers Guitar Wolf, who have been blowing amps and bursting eardrums since 1987. While it may be possible to hear the wolves howl a whole continent away, they’re bringing their heavy distortion and adrenaline fuelled live performances right here [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]