'Interviews'

Interview: Wil Wagner from The Smith Street Band

Interview: Wil Wagner from The Smith Street Band

For the past two years Melbourne-based, The Smith Street Band have been on overdrive: touring nationally and internationally with acts from the likes of Frank Turner to The Menzingers; touring non-stop in bum-fuck towns across Europe;...

Interview: Max Bemis of Say Anything

Interview: Max Bemis of Say Anything

Max Bemis is an open book. His fourteen years as the front man of Say Anything have been nothing if not turbulent – and he’s not afraid to show it in his music. Ahead of the...

Interview: Boy and Bear

Interview: Boy and Bear

Before Boy & Bear’s triumphant return to Perth, Kershia Wong chats to bassist Dave Symes about the band’s sophomore album, ever-growing popularity and their love of regional Australia. For Boy and Bear bassist Dave Symes, there...

Interview: Pop Will Eat Itself

Interview: Pop Will Eat Itself

Pop Will Eat Itself are on their way down under after a twenty year absence. Since their last visit, the band has undergone a break-up, a reformation and a few personnel changes, including the departure of former...

Interview: Being Beta

Interview: Being Beta

Ahead of the launch of their sophomore EP, Jacob Impson and Andy Storey of Being Beta talk to Sophie Dunsford about touring, pop punk and writing happy-sounding sad songs. When Ben David of The Hard Aches asks...

Interview: Bonjah

Interview: Bonjah

Back with an edgier, blues-saturated sound, Bonjah are travelling the far reaches of the country with their swinging 3rd studio album Beautiful Wild. Jessica Tucker caught up with the artistic lead singer Glenn Mossop for a chin-wag about the band’s...

The Big Splash Primer: Kitchen People

The Big Splash Primer: Kitchen People

Vincent Buchanan-Simpson of lo-fi newcomers Kitchen People took some time to answer five extraordinarily important questions ahead of The Big Splash Grand Final this weekend. Which bands have impressed you most over the course of the...

The Big Splash Primer: Dream Rimmy

The Big Splash Primer: Dream Rimmy

Dream Rimmy deal in astral soundscapes. Shoegaze isn’t exactly a genre ripe with innovation, but the five-piece offer something different, something bathed in nuance and gripping melodies, giving as much attention to song-writing as they do...

The Big Splash Primer: Pat Chow

The Big Splash Primer: Pat Chow

Band competition The Big Splash has narrowed its field from 40 to the final 4, and in the lead-up to Saturday’s grand final we’ll be offering a little primer on. First up is Pat Chow: a...

Interview: sleepmakeswaves

Interview: sleepmakeswaves

There’s this long-running cliche that post-rock bands are all the same – that they’re little more than Explosions in the Sky ripoffs using delay pedals and tremolo picking and the loud/quiet dynamic as a crutch to...