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The glory of JJ Grey and Mofro

March 22, 2015 by Patrick Muller in

  JJ Grey talks to Patrick Muller about his new album Ol’ Glory, the “Southern mafia” and performing at Bluesfest. It’s been six years since JJ Grey and his band Mofro have been to Australia, and Grey couldn’t be keener to return. An avid surfer, he’s looking forward to dropping in some waves between sets […]

Quick & Dirty: Robbie Daymond

March 15, 2015 by Angela Allan in

Robbie Daymond, voice actor best known as for his role in Breadwinners’ SwaySway and Sailor Moon’s Tuxedo Mask, takes some time out to talk to Angela Allan about all things voice acting and Supanova.   We have to start off with Breadwinners. Tell me about that. I like to call it the sugar cereal of […]

Switchfoot dare to move

March 9, 2015 by Angela Allan in

  Jon Foreman – lead singer and guitarist of the Grammy Award winning San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot – talks to Angela Allan about moving forward from Dare You To Move to a new project called The Wonderlands.   Let’s start with  Dare You To Move because everyone I know remembers and loves this song. […]

Quick & Dirty: Jason David Frank

by Angela Allan in

  Jason David Frank is best known as Tommy, the original Green Ranger, in the epic TV show Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Frank hits Melbourne and the Gold Coast for Supanova in April, and as Angela Allan finds out, he loves reminiscing about his days as Tommy with his loyal fans.   What’s your favourite […]

Gallery: Scotch + Soda

February 13, 2015 by Stuart Allan in

Some of Australia’s best acrobats and music-makers form Scotch + Soda, a whiskey-stained evening of raucous dance and dexterous feats – where the band holds centre stage. We head to see them at SummerSalt Festival to present you with this colourful gallery. Photos by Stuart Allan      

Quick & Dirty: Nickelback

February 9, 2015 by Angela Allan in

  Ahead of their Australian tour in support of their latest album No Fixed Address, Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake chats about being “The most hated band in the world”, songwriting formulas and finishing his own guitars. By Angela Allan   Firstly, I have to ask… What is it about Nickelback that polarises people so much? […]

Gallery: Woman Of Soul

February 7, 2015 by Stuart Allan in

Melbourne’s SummerSalt Festival is now in full swing. Soot shutterbug Stuart Allan went along to snap Woman of Soul, starring Candice Monique, Lisa Faithfull (Soul Safari), Christina Arnold (The Perfections), May Johnston (Deep Street Soul), Chelsea Wilson and Rota Satch, paying tribute to the female legends of soul, such as Etta James, Esther Phillips and […]

Gallery: Mitchell Butel

by Stuart Allan in

As part of Melbourne’s SummerSalt Festival, Soot shutterbug Stuart Allan drops by “The voice of Playschool” Mitchell Butel for a night of classic songs by Dolly Parton, Pink Floyd and more.  

New Music Preview 2015

January 30, 2015 by Sherryn Groch in

  We uncover the slickest (or sickest) artists that need to be on your iTunes library this year. By Sherryn Groch.   Well, it’s a new year and I bet your poor old iTunes is starting to look pretty sad and dusty right about now. (I’d seriously consider cleaning your computer screen.) Do yourself a […]

Quick & Dirty: Peter Hook

January 18, 2015 by Angela Allan in

Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook is bringing his band The Light to Australia to play two New Order albums – Low Life and Brotherhood – in their entirety. We chat to ‘Hooky’ about the business of music and that mysterious new New Order record Bernard Sumner is talking about. By Angela […]

Cli-fi: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Sherryn Groch in

  It may sound like the kind of awkward rash you see your doctor about, but cli-fi (or climate fiction if you want to get technical) is the latest genre to hit bookshelves and cinemas. Feel free to brace yourself against the nearest climate change skeptic. By Sherryn Groch   From biosphere collapse to punishing […]

Spending Time With Wolf Alice

by Patrick Muller in

Gearing up for their first album release sometime later this year, Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell took some time to chat with us. By Patrick Muller   Ellie Rowsell fronts North London four piece Wolf Alice have kicked off the New Year playing the Falls festival, before kicking back for a few drinks in the CBD. […]