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Wunder Wunder

The chilled positivity of Miami Horror boys Benjamin Plant and Aaron Shanahan’s new project is all about summer and serenity. Stemming from the duos relocation from Melbourne madness to lax Los Angeles, the sound of Wunder Wunder is a far cry from the band that made them dance legends in Australia. “Some of the Wunder […]

Biffy Clyro

They visited our island earlier this year for a stellar set at Soundwave, and Biffy Clyro vocalist Simon Neil recalls fondly how he and twins Ben and James Johnston had “the time of [their] lives”. Oh, and that slight head injury. “When I play music I kind of lose my mind sometimes and I disconnect […]

Mere Women

When thinking outside the box means recording your sophomore album in a cold-storage warehouse in the height of a rural New South Wales summer, there's bound to be some questions. Questions that Mere Women axe-man and co-vocalist Flyn McKinnirey is only too happy to shed some light on when discussing Your Town. “Our engineer’s brother, […]

Jonathan Boulet

Since the release of his third studio album, ambiguously titled Gubba, everything that has been scribed about Northern-Sydney lad Jonathan Boulet has pointed to one factor. When compared to his previous works – 2009's self-titled debut and 2012’s We Keep the Beat, Found the Sound, See the Need, Start the Heart; his latest effort sounds […]


Outsiders who may not be acquainted with the world of 'riff' probably still believe the abundance of misconceptions that plague a metal band. They've obviously never met Sutherland Shire lads, THRASHED. “Todd [Ridgway] plays the bagpipes. That’s not very heavy metal,” laughs guitarist Scott Dent. “Maybe the drummer [Sean 'Blinky' Sullivan, leads the most metal […]

Melody Pool & Marlon Williams

She’s a soul-filled composer and singer with a rare voice capable of exposing the innermost thoughts and emotions that so many will bottle up inside. Melody Pool will bring her unique blend of acoustic/folk audio to the ears of her adoring fans – however, this time she won’t be alone. “I really liked Marlon [Williams’] […]

Tim Hulsman

We catch Tim Hulsman as he is booking accommodation for his pending tour. It may seem a simple task to undertake on a Wednesday afternoon, but if you snuck a peek at his itinerary, chances are you would be baffled by some names. But as Hulsman explains, it’s all part of the plan. “I went […]

The White Album Concert

It was over five years ago that four of Australia’s most respected rockers joined forces to commemorate one historically stellar album. But ask Grinspoon frontman, Phil Jamieson, about his memories of that time and his answer draws a roaring laugh. “I’ll be perfectly honest I just kind of blagged my way through interviews because I […]

The Strides Play Fela Kuti – The Spirit of Afro-Beat!

Sydney just cannot get enough of legendary musician and African political activist Fela Kuti. From a visit from his son Seun and the Egypt 80 earlier in the year, to the Sydney Film Festival documentary Finding Fela and beyond, Kuti’s legacy will be further acknowledged by Sydney roots ruckus, The Strides. “Using music as a […]

Dan Sultan

His third album Blackbird has impressed its rocking sound indefinitely on the Australian scene and Melbourne’s own Dan Sultan is in the midst of a mammoth tour with the riff-goddesses Stonefield and the enigma that is Way Of The Eagle. The songs from his latest batch are nothing short of well-crafted. “We had quite a […]