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WATCH: CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE – CARL PANNUZZO ‘SUN SESSIONS’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 24, 2022

Having triumphed at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation’s Blues Challenge in 2019, local blues legends Checkerboard Lounge won their way to Memphis, Tennessee in 2020 to compete at the International Blues Challenge. While there, the opportunity came up to book a 5 hour, midnight recording session at the legendary Sun Studios,…

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YID! TO BRING THEIR JOY TO WOMADELAIDE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 21, 2022

YID! is a wild Melbourne-based ensemble whose daring fusion of traditional Yiddish tunes with elements of electronic dance music, Weimar Republic cabaret, free jazz, indie pop and big band flourishes – plus a dash of late – 70s funk – demands to be seen, heard and danced to! The 23…

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WATCH: METHYL ETHEL ‘ARE YOU HAUNTED?’ ALBUM INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 17, 2022

Methyl Ethel – the musical project of Western Australian alt-pop eccentrist Jake Webb today releases the highly anticipated fourth album, Are You Haunted? . Ghosting, the opening track of  the record is an unexpected but delightfully playful statement, piquing the listeners’ interest from the get-go. An operatic vocal swirls around…

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CEDRIC BURNSIDE 2022 WOMADELAIDE/AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 16, 2022

Cedric Burnside returns to Australia for the fourth time following his third Grammy nomination – a Best Traditional Blues Album nod for this year’s ‘I Be Trying’, which he recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, where Al Green cut his classic sides for Hi Records in the 60s and 70s….

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LO CARMEN: ‘LOVERS DREAMERS FIGHTERS’ BOOK INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 15, 2022

Australian singer-songwriter, actor & author Lo Carmen, has today released her first book,  Lovers Dreamers Fighters. In essence it’s a memoir but weaving in between her own story, are the fascinating tales of other women, those who have inspired her along her creative journey.  In many cases it’s a fly…

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WATCH: JASON SINGH PLAYS TAXIRIDE (HITS, BITS & BEYOND) INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 10, 2022

Taxiride frontman Jason Singh has recently released a new acoustic studio album, ‘Jason Singh plays Taxiride – Hits, Bits & Beyond’, featuring reimagined tracks from Taxiride and his solo career such as Get Set, Creepin Up Slowly, Everywhere You Go, Oh Yeah and How I Got This Way. It’s also the…

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WANDERERS: DUSTY LEE STEPHENSEN INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 9, 2022

With Wanderers third but this time, self -titled EP, the Adelaide-based band have delivered a joyful dose of 70’s style, soul pop conjuring the spirit of Earth Wind and Fire, Hall and Oates, and other classic yacht-rockin’, mirror-ball spinnin’, feel-good rhythm-meisters. It’s a sound they’ve been edging towards since their…

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BAD MOON BORN: VOYA & JORDAN INTERVIEW 2022

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 27, 2022

Sydney-based hard-rockers Bad Moon Born have recently released their 5th and final single of their The Heart From The Hollow collection. ‘Light Leaves the Day’ displays another shade to the band’s palette, offering an acoustic-based ballad, which may be lighter in tone but deeper in theme. The song’s topic and…

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WATCH: GABY MORENO 2022 AUSTRALIAN INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 20, 2022

Grammy-winning Guatemala born, US based folk singer Gaby Moreno returns to Australia for the first time since 2019 to appear at Womadelaide and play some other dates. Gaby’s music is a seamless blend of folk, soul and blues delivered in both English Spanish, and French and Portuguese. Among Gaby’s many achievements…

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WATCH: DOG TRUMPET – REG & PETE INTERVIEW 2022

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 19, 2022

The band Dog Trumpet was created in 1990 as a side project by Mental As Anything members Pete and Chris O’Doherty. Chris of course, is more widely known as Reg Mombassa. In 2000 the brothers left the Mentals to concentrate on Dog Trumpet and their visual art projects. Dog Trumpet…

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