INTERVIEW: Kyle Craft

THE SURREAL WORLD OF KYLE CRAFT Like some kind of backcombed bird nest hairdo glam rocker from the surrealist netherworld of a bygone era, Kyle Craft burst onto the scene with his debut album Dolls Of Highland on the Sub Pop label in 2016. With a voice that resembled an over-emotive Bob Dylan or Jeff Buckley if he was raised in a carnival, Craft sounded … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Kyle Craft

INTERVIEW: Augie March

THE ABSURDITY OF CALIGULA From his home in Hobart, Glenn Richards has a revealing conversation with Chris Familton about the life and times of Augie March, why he is proud of their new album and the challenge of combining intelligence and humour in songwriting. Augie March are a band that have had their fair share of ups and downs, lost chances and a hiatus. The … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Augie March

INTERVIEW: Underground Lovers

THE JOY OF HUMAN IMPERFECTION Underground Lovers return with their second post-hiatus album Staring At You Staring At Me and a run of live shows. The band’s Vincent Giarrusso talks with Chris Familton about the theme of the album and harnessing the human element in machines. As is their trademark, Underground Lovers have created a new album that draws from a wide range of styles … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Underground Lovers

INTERVIEW: Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen

A SHOCKWAVE OF MODERN MULTICULTURALISM With a brand new album based on the Snowy Hydro-Electric Scheme, Mikelangelo talks with Chris Familton about the genesis and process of the project and how it relates to contemporary Australia. Many musicians might be loathe to admit to making concept albums but basing your album around one of the largest engineering projects of the 20th century must surely make … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen

INTERVIEW: Moon Duo

Anything Can Be Psychedelic Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada discusses their place in psychedelic music, adding a live drummer to their line-up and performing to the ashes of dead people, with Chris Familton. As the name suggests Moon Duo are a musical pairing, the collaborative project of Yamada and partner Ripley Johnson. The latter is best known for his work with San Francisco psych/drone group Wooden … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Moon Duo

SONIC KICKS: Jamie Hutchings

Earlier this year Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke) marked twenty years in music with a retrospective solo show at Camelot Lounge in Marrickville. With a such a strong back catalogue that spans both solo and band releases it was an impressive and rewarding trawl through his discography and a remarkable overview of the evolution of his songwriting craft. Hutchings chatted more than he probably ever … Continue reading SONIC KICKS: Jamie Hutchings