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KATHY VALENTINE (THE GO-GO’S) 2020 INTERVIEW PART 1

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 13, 2020

Kathy Valentine has been a working musician and songwriter for over 40 years, ever since she started her first band, at age 16, in her hometown of Austin. After moving to Los Angeles, Kathy joined a band that would go on to make music history: The Go-Go’s. In this group,…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: LEANNE TENNANT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 8, 2020

Acclaimed Far North Queensland singer songwriter Leanne Tennant is back with a new album, Happiness Is …,  which is out today (July 9). Recent recipient of three Queensland Music Awards in the ‘Blues & Roots’ category for previous tracks “Gentle Annie” and “Bearing the Crown”, semi finalist in the International…

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NOT A BOY’S NAME: ‘THE INTERNET SUCKS’ STUDIO DIARY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 7, 2020

Sydney-based, multi-instrumentalist Dave Jenkins Jr has a new project under the moniker of Not A Boy’s Name and has released a fabulous debut EP titled ‘The Internet Sucks”. In this Australian Musician exclusive Dave kindly walks us through the making of the EP in his studio diary NOT A BOYS…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: PAIGE COURT (WING DEFENCE)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 3, 2020

Adelaide’s indie pop-punk queens Wing Defence have been winning praise Australia wide with their fun packed guitar-based tunes and energetic performances at BigSound, Groovin The Moo and Laneway Festivals, culminating in nominations for SA Music Awards. To further skyrocket the band’s already impressive reputation, today (July 3) Wing Defence release…

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THE PIERCE BROTHERS: THE ‘KANKO’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 1, 2020

Australian folk/roots pop outfit The Pierce Brothers return with a new single, ‘Kanko, their first release since 2018 due to their hectic lifestyle, touring the globe playing arenas supporting Tash Sultana, as well as massive AAA festivals in North America, Europe, and Australia. Having established themselves as an integral part…

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MISSED OUR ISO MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW? WATCH IT HERE!

Posted in Artists, Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 26, 2020

On Make Music Day (June 21) this year, Australian Musician magazine online presented a very special virtual version of the Melbourne Guitar Show featuring some of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar and other fretted instruments. The two hour show is now viewable on the Australian Musician Youtube Channel and Facebook page…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ESKIMO JOE’S JOEL QAURTERMAIN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 26, 2020

Australian rock royalty and 1990’s Indie icons, Eskimo Joe are back with new music after a 7 year hiatus. Their new single (out today), ‘Say Something’ is Eskimo Joe at their very best – a catchy lyrical tune the band is famous for, with a strong message for their devout…

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DAWS: WHO’S USING WHAT AND WHY?

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording), Special Features    //    Post Date - June 25, 2020

The 2020 Grammy Awards will be forever known as the year that home recording was legitimised. With Billie Eilish’s album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, an album recorded by her producer brother Finneas in their childhood home winning multiple awards, it proved that you don’t need…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: TIM WHEATLEY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 23, 2020

Folk-rock journeyman Tim Wheatley is back with a deeply personal single, Lying Low, a quality shot of atmospheric melancholy and a taste of much more to come from Tim in 2020. The song is complemented by a fittingly dark and manic video clip that showcases the private suffering and switching…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: THE MCCLYMONTS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 11, 2020

Australian country rock royalty The McClymonts have today released Mayhem to Madness, their 6th studio album. The album and particularly the current single I Got This focus on the juggling lifestyle that is motherhood, with the added element of being on the road at the same time. And that’s without…

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