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AUNTY DONNA TALK MUSIC: Mark Bonanno & Tom Armstrong Interview

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

Comedy trio Aunty Donna exploded onto the Melbourne comedy scene in 2012 with a unique brand of surreal, fast paced, alternative sketch. Having met throughout high-school and their time at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy, Aunty Donna are a collective of creative cats dedicated to bringing the funny across all mediums:…

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CHRIS DOHENY: CAREER RETROSPECTIVE

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

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips sat down for an in-depth zoom chat with singer, songwriter and producer Chris Doheny to talk career highlights and discuss the multitude of new releases coming out on Chris’ Diamond Dog Records label soon. The music world is littered with artists who have been chewed…

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SOMETHING FOR KATE: THE ‘MODERN MEDIEVAL’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 27, 2020

Their first album in over 8 years since 2012’s Leave Your Soul to Science, The Modern Medieval was recorded in Byron Bay by Nick DiDia (Powderfinger, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) and mixed in Toronto by Canadian electro-pop auteur Howie Beck (Feist, Hayden, Chilly Gonzalez). An exciting, eclectic collection of songs,…

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MIKE CAMPBELL: DIRTY KNOBS ‘WRECKLESS ABANDON’ INTERVIEW

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

  Back in September last year I was honoured to sit down with Mike Campbell, Tom Petty’s longtime songwriting partner and The Heartbreakers legendary guitarist at his Melbourne hotel. At the time Mike was on the Australian leg of the massive Fleetwood Mac world tour, which also featured fellow Mac…

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FLEETWOOD MAC: LIFE, LEGAL BATTLES & PETER GREEN. DENNIS DUNSTAN CHATS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 19, 2020

In honour of the passing of Fleetwood Mac co-founder and guitar great Peter Green this year we put together an interview tribute with people who either knew or worked with Peter or were just inspired by the legendary guitarist. You can see the full tribute REMEMBERING PETER GREEN: Fans and…

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DAVEY LANE: THE ‘DON’T BANK YOUR HEART ON IT’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 16, 2020

Davey Lane has released his brand new solo album Don’t Bank Your Heart On It, an LP that truly signals his arrival as a songwriter and singer to match his musical skills… and he has done so with some of his greatest musical allies from Jimmy Barnes, Todd Rundgren, Vika…

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KING CANYON INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 15, 2020

Melbourne guitarist James Ryan and singer Jimmy Cupples formed King Canyon in March, just as the world began to shut down. Ironically, the project would never have existed if not for the crazy events of this year. With minimal discussion or prompting, the pair trialed a collaboration via email and…

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LRB ’s Beeb Birtles & Graeham Goble’s NAMM Oral History Interview

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 9, 2020

Recently, the team at the NAMM Oral History Project were able to capture two fantastic interviews with members of the Little River Band. Guitarist, Songwriter, Beeb Birtles, and Songwriter, Guitarist, Graeham Goble share where their passion for music came from and what it was like discovering the harmonies they could create. Interviews by…

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EGOISM: ‘ON OUR MINDS’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 5, 2020

EGOISM is a duo made up of childhood friends Scout Eastment and Olive Rush. They’re from the inner west of Sydney and create dreamy emotional guitar pop. Scout and Olive taught each other how to write songs; running melodies and lyrics past each other on the bus to school. Self-described as…

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DAVE MASON: THE ‘ALONE TOGETHER … AGAIN’ INTERVIEW

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

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first solo album, Dave Mason has reimagined that iconic release with ‘Alone Together…Again’. Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips spoke to Dave via Zoom about the album, his gear and his work on classic rock songs such as Hole In My Shoe with Traffic,…

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