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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION – GRETA STANLEY

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

Next up in our Musicians in Isolation series we chat with Far North Queensland singer songwriter Greta Stanley about her career, gear and new single ‘Soak into This’ Blending a new indie-rock influence and smart pop overtones with her folkier roots, Soak Into This is Greta’s most immediate and engaging…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: HANNAH CAMERON

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 6, 2020

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and habitual collaborator Hannah Cameron has released a stunning new indie noir single titled ‘Backsliding’. A casual drum beat begins the song, courtesy of Leigh Fisher as Luke Hodgson joins in with a laconic bass line. Soon after Hannah Cameron’s haunting voice eases into the mix. There’s…

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THE WORLD MIGHT BE CLOSED BUT MUSIC IS STILL OPEN TO EVERYONE

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - April 3, 2020

Amid the doom and gloom of the retail world globally, one sector is reporting Christmas-like sales volumes. Music retailers around Australia are telling us that their monthly sales for March were nearing record numbers. Despite some stores closing their doors to physical traffic and those that remain open observing strict…

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GEAR RUNDOWN: GRASSHOLE’S KARIS HAWKINS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 2, 2020

Karis Hawkins, guitarist, vocalist for Melbourne indie rock trio Grasshole presents an in-depth gear rundown for us. Grasshole’s new album ‘Wildfire’ is out now Grasshole is a stoner-punk three-piece from Melbourne that exemplifies the hard work required to make it in today’s music industry. Since the release of their debut…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: COLIN LILLIE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 31, 2020

Alice Springs-based singer, songwriter Colin Lille had a pretty good end to 2019 and a great start to 2020. Coming off an extensive tour with Diesel where he made many new fans, performing at the the Woodford Folk Festival, then traveling to New Orleans to play the Folk Alliance International,…

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REPORT: ISOL-AID #2 – THE INSTAGRAM MUSIC FESTIVAL REAPPEARS

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 29, 2020

In the short time it has taken for the world to shutdown, the arts community has just as quickly turned to the internet to spread joy and hope, while at the same time trying to find a way to survive. The Isol-Aid online Instagram Music Festival, which first captured our…

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THE HOME BASED MUSICIAN – THE YAMAHA MUSIC PERSPECTIVE

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording), Special Features    //    Post Date - March 28, 2020

In our last couple of articles on home recording, we’ve mainly focused on the angle that your basic tool requirements are: your instruments, a computer, DAW, interface, microphone, monitors and headphones, plus a controller keyboard or pad if you need one. As Yamaha Music Australia’s Matt Livingstone tells us, under…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 25, 2020

We caught up with Eliza and Kurt from Australian indie rockers Eliza and the Delusionals, who are in lockdown due to recently returning to the country from the USA where they were on tour with Silversun Pickups. Eliza & The Delusionals is a Northern New South Wales/Gold Coast band founded…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ANT BEARD (CARAVANA SUN)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 24, 2020

Like many other bands, the Covid-19 outbreak has haulted the momentum of many Australian bands who were making significant progress into markets overseas. Caravana Sun is one of those bands. Off the back of their massive signing deal with Berlin’s Embassy Of Music and news of appearances alongside the likes…

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THE HOME BASED MUSICIAN – THE LINK AUDIO PERSPECTIVE

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 24, 2020

Continuing our series on the home-based musician, we chat with Michael Jago from Australian music product distributor Link Audio, who offers some home recording advice and options. Click on any online article about home recording and they’ll tell you that the main elements you require to begin producing quality recordings…

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