'Interviews'

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...

Interview: Pelican

Interview: Pelican

Ahead of their upcoming Australian tour, Pelican bassist Bryan Herweg talks with Matthew Tomich about Forever Becoming, a new EP and what it means to be heavy. There’s this unspoken expectation placed upon the majority of metal bands that they must put heaviness at...

Interview: Doctopus

Interview: Doctopus

By Rich Moore The wobbegong, a carpet shark endemic to our coasts, is a shy, slightly bewildering creature known for its bottom dwelling tendencies. Such a harmless piece of sea life seems an odd choice for...

Interview: High on Fire

Interview: High on Fire

Ahead of sludge metal heavyweights High on Fire’s first headline show in Perth next week, bassist Jeff Matz talks to Matthew Tomich about legacy, sobriety and album number seven. John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats wrote...